Protector of the Small
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.7 based on 2364 ratings)
  • 1
    First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (472)

    In the medieval and fantastic realm of Tortall, Keladry of Mindelan (known as Kel) is the first girl to take advantage of the decree that permits females to train for knighthood. Up against the traditional hazing of pages and a grueling schedule, Kel faces only one real roadblock: Lord Wyldon, the training master of pages and squires. He is absolutely against girls becoming knights. But Kel is not a girl to underestimate.

    good

    The narrator kept changing the pronunciation of the names. By the end she got it right.

    Reviewed on February 18 2017 by Tabitha Foster ()
  • 2
    Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    Page: Book 2 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (570)
    Performance
    (429)
    Story
    (434)

    As the only female page in history to last beyond the first year of formal training, 11-year-old Keladry has a battle to fight. Kel's detractors do everything in their power to thwart her progress, from tormenting her friends to sabotaging the Midwinter Festivities to kidnapping her maid and dog on the day of final exams. The tide begins to turn during the summer, when she leads a team of pages in defensive maneuvers against renegade bandits - on the same day that she gets her first period!

    Two versions of the book intermingled

    This is not the fault of the narrator - I am not sure whether she read two different versions and someone did a bad blend, or she was given a mixed sc..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 08 2010 by Jean Reads (Arizona)
  • 3
    Squire: Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    Squire: Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (449)

    When Keladry of Mindelan is chosen by the legendary Lord Raoul to be his squire, the conservatives of the realm hardly think she's up to the job. Kel quickly proves her ability as a jouster, warrior, and guardian of a fiery griffin, ultimately earning respect and admiration among the men, as well as the affection of a fellow squire.

    Great story, okay performance

    Really awesome storyline.

    Reviewed on July 16 2012 by Leah F. (Natick, MA, United States)
  • 4
    Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet | Tamora Pierce

    Lady Knight: Book 4 of the Protector of the Small Quartet

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Tamora Pierce
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (575)
    Performance
    (449)
    Story
    (457)

    Kel has finally achieved her lifelong dream of being a knight. But it's not turning out as she imagined at all. She is torn between a duty she has sworn to uphold and a quest that she feels could turn the tide of war. Unrelentingly realistic in its depiction of the horrors of war, Pierce provides exquisite details of the weaponry, topography, and culture of her world, and her control of a voluminous cast of characters is masterful.

    Great Story, Slightly Better-than-Average Reader.

    I love Tamora Pierce's works and Protector of the Small is actually my favorite series, but I found the performance by Bernadette Dunne a little distr..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2013 by Alison (Salem, MA, United States)