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Lady Knight Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Listen to more adventures of the Protector of the Small Quartet.

©2003 Tamora Pierce; (P)2009 Listening Library

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    Alison Salem, MA, United States 04-29-13
    Alison Salem, MA, United States 04-29-13 Member Since 2015
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    "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 distracting. From book to book the voices (namely Owen's) aren't consistent, and Ms. Dunne frequently puts the primary emphasis in a sentence on the wrong word, either changing the meaning of a sentence or removing it entirely. Specifically I can recall one sentence in either Page or Squire when she is listing the contents of Kel's travel pack given to her by her mysterious well-wisher; the written sentence is admittedly a little confusing in its comma usage, but the problem is when Ms. Dunne reads "...a hank of light, strong rope..." as "...a hank of light; strong rope.." changing the meaning from "a short length of sturdy, lightweight rope" to "a short length of light, and some strong rope," which is nonsensical. There are other examples of these strange malapropisms though I can't think of any more off the top of my head, but they do happen frequently enough to be distracting.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-13-15
    Karen 01-13-15
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    "Great book"

    Love the book. Love all of Tamara's books. Don't like the performance person. Don't like the way she she has picked to read (voice) people in the books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kristy riegel 08-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic Story"

    I love this small series about a young woman's journey to be a knight. This audiobook was told very well.

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    John Doe New Orleans LA USA 05-10-17
    John Doe New Orleans LA USA 05-10-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Great Book, Not-So-Great Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lady Knight to be better than the print version?

    My father gave me the first of the "Protector of the Small" series when I was in 3rd grade and getting bullied. Twelve years later, it is a series that I returned to fondly. These are children's books, but well written ones that speak of morality and justice. Kel is a great protagonist, and this would be an excellent series for any feisty ten year olds to start reading or listening to. <br/><br/><br/>


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    That being said, I don't like the narrator much. Her voice for Kel, an eighteen year old knight, is infantile. Dunne's narration doesn't sound natural - she emphasizes odd sentences and her voice isn't as elegant as some of the other narrators I've heard on Audible. <br/><br/>That being said, her narration isn't a hindrance, it's just not my first choice.


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    Maura Eastham, MA 02-11-17
    Maura Eastham, MA 02-11-17 Member Since 2010
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    "A beautiful conclusion to a moving series."

    Lady Knight has characters with flaws and humor, clever creatures of all sizes and people who will make you laugh at their dry jokes and cry at their losses. Worth the listen every time.

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    Sarah 04-30-16
    Sarah 04-30-16
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    "Loved it! Has a few mispronounced words and names"

    Great story, love Pierce 's stories based in Torttal. Narrator mispronounced a few things, but not too noticeable. If you like this series check out Tricksters Choice and Tricksters Queen; by far my absolute favorite books.

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    Bobi Sullivan 09-15-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    As usual an amazing book by an amazing author. She always shows that women can be strong no matter what.

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    Tamara 04-20-15
    Tamara 04-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Listen every time."

    I loved it, it was a wonderful end to a brilliant quartet about making your own way in a world that may not want you. The only complaint is that there were some names I would have said differently, but who knows if I would be right anyway.

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    Linda 02-10-15
    Linda 02-10-15 Member Since 2009
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    "One of my Favorite Tamora Pierce Knights of all ti"

    You can't help but fall in love with the characters of the story Kel Peachblossom, Jump, Neal, Merrick, Dom and so many more bring the story to life in a way no other characters could. Tamora Pierce knows how to write a story that completely and I utterly draws you in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary R. Casebeer Ma. Ed. Ma. Comm. Portland, Oregon USA, EARTH 12-01-13
    Gary R. Casebeer Ma. Ed. Ma. Comm. Portland, Oregon USA, EARTH 12-01-13 Member Since 2017

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    "Tamora Pierce creates active feminism."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to any adolescent teacher for classroom reading, or any young person who wants to feel impowered and liberated in a good way.


    What other book might you compare Lady Knight to and why?

    This book is the completion of a four book series and they should all be read. Wildmagic and other Tomara Pierce eries should also be made available in a young persons library.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    Bernadette is a pleasure to listen to and caries the books feelings so very well.


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

    Yes, but actually listened very successfully over a weeks time.


    Any additional comments?

    This series like others of Tamora Peirce, is very empowering to young adults and is a great read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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