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Publisher's Summary

This third book in the Song of the Lioness quartet continues Alanna's saga as she strikes out alone and discovers herself anew.

A knight at last, Alanna of Trebond heads out to seek adventure in the desert of Tortall. Captured by desert tribesmen, she is forced to prove herself in a magical duel to the death. But her real challenge doesn't come until after she wins. As the first female shaman, Alanna must fight to change the ancient traditions of the stubborn desert tribes, for their own sake and for the sake of all Tortall.

Follow Alanna of Trebond's quest to knighthood in the Song of the Lioness series.
©1986 Tamora Pierce; (P)2002 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"Actress Trini Alvarado gives a performance consistent with her previous narrations in this series. She projects a youthful, but strong character for Alanna; this is her outstanding strength." (School Library Journal)

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Amazing Narration

Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman Who Rides Like a Man to be better than the print version?

Yes, but only because of the amazing narration by Trini Alvarado. She did a wonderful job distinguishing each character.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Woman Who Rides Like a Man?

The first time the reader meets Kara, Ishak, and Kourrem. Trini's accents for them really added something to the story.

Have you listened to any of Trini Alvarado’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. I believe this to be one of her better one performances.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

(I'm not very good at coming up with tag lines.) Perhaps, "Sometimes you have to forge ahead alone when everyone else is against you."

Any additional comments?

This is really good, in either audio book or book form, and I think the fourth book in the series is even better. If you enjoyed this one, definitely go check out "Lioness Rampant"!

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  • Danny
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • 01-02-05

awesome

tamora pierce is one awesome writer and I would highly recomend her to all!

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Nice, not amazing

I enjoyed it, not as much as the second one but it was nice enough.

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My childhood

They were my childhood. I reread them often. My kids will read too because they have such good messages.

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love the series :)

I don't like love triangles. So, sometimes this book made me angry. But I have loved this series since I was 7, and Tamora Pierce's work is amazing.

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Series conrinues

Trini Lopez did an excellent job of reading the book. I enjoyed it because it was a good sequel to the other books. I look forward to reading more by Tamora Pierce.

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Made it through

This has always been my least favorite book in the song of the lioness. It's still good, but it just drags a little for me. Listening to it on audio really helped me get through it with enjoyment.

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The twins loved it.

Their only complaint was that it was over too soon.
Thank you for another great installment.

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the woman who rides like a man review

Where does The Woman Who Rides Like a Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High among favorites I've listened.

What did you like best about this story?

The main character Alanna, the other characters. What she goes through in it.

What does Trini Alvarado bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A unique voice to the characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No.

Any additional comments?

Interesting book.

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  • Morgan
  • BURNSVILLE, NC, United States
  • 04-28-12

Simply wonderful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, and have on several occasions, though I give them the whole series to read rather than start them on book 3.

What did you like best about this story?

I love the attention to detail, especially about the Bashir's culture.

Which character – as performed by Trini Alvarado – was your favorite?

Obviously I liked how she performed the main character Alanna best.

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

Yes. It's well worth it and in doing so I've picked up details i had not before.