Squire

Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
Series: Protector of the Small, Book 3, Tortall, Book 15
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1,039 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

In addition to coping with the challenges of a new romance and a life in the royal guard, Kel must also prepare for the infamous "Ordeal", the last challenge that stands between her and her dream of knighthood.

Listen to more adventures of the Protector of the Small Quartet.
©2009 Tamora Pierce (P)2009 Listening Library

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Great story, okay performance

If you could sum up Squire in three words, what would they be?

Really awesome storyline.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nealan of Queenscove will always be my favorite. I love the relationship he has with Kel, where they have each other's backs no matter what.

Did Bernadette Dunne do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

This is the one thing I didn't like. Yes, Bernadette Dunne did a good job differentiating the characters from one another. However, I didn't enjoy the voice she used for Kel. It was kind of nasally and I didn't think it would be the kind of voice that a girl between the ages of 14 and 18 would have. That could just be a personal preference.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but unfortunately I couldn't. As with any audiobook, it was simply too long.

Any additional comments?

It's a really good story, with a really strong female protagonist. I highly recommend it.

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great story to quilt by

my favorite YA author. excellent mix of characters and story line. I am fond of Pierce's strong young women.

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My absolute fave Tortall series!

This series has got to be my favorite of all of the Tortallan stories. Kel is an amazing character and I just love her and her rowdy friends. I adore getting to follow up with beloved characters from Song of the Lioness, I just can't get enough. I'm not sure what it is about Kel that makes me prefer her over the rest. She is just so much more relatable to me. Tamora Peirce does an amazing job with her characters and there is always something for everyone! I will say after getting the full cast audio version of The Immortals, the narration on this series is a bit of a disappointment. I wish I could be more excited about it but the voices seem "wrong" and I wish I didn't feel that way. I am so thankful to be able to listen to these stories that I loved as a teen!

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One of my favorites

This has to be close to my favorite book of all time. Kell is such a role model and so real. The end makes me cry every time!

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Great story

Heroine who is quiet, tough, and always thinking about other people. Lady knight for all!

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The perfect girl-power fantasy books

I loved every second of this book just like the first two I can and have listened to this book and the others multiple times.

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Awesome series

Love this series! Great read for all ages! Can’t wait to read more of series

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inspiring

tamora pierce is an inspiration and amazing author. I can wait to see what she writes next!

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Love it!

This is series has become my favored in all of Tamora Pierce’s works. It’s a joy to go back and read over and over again.

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Bernadette Dunn did a magnificent job narrating a wonderful story. I thoroughly recommend this audiobook.