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4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 4.15 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Trini Alvarado Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2003 ISBN:
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Alanna of Trebond is no ordinary girl: her dream is to become a knight. So she disguises herself as a boy and begins training at the palace of King Roald. Alanna quickly finds out that the road to knighthood is not an easy one, but her skills and stubbornness help her become friends with Prince Jonathan and his followers. At the same time, Alanna makes an enemy of the prince's uncle, the overly charming Duke Roger.

Here begins Alanna's first adventure, one that will lead not only to fulfillment of her dreams but to a magical destiny that will make her a legend.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robyn Worth | 2/3/2014

    " A great introduction to a wonderful series. Strong female character! Great read for young girls seeking out sheroes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ariana | 1/29/2014

    " Amazing amazing amazing amazing. For the longest time I have held out from reading Tamora Pierce books, and I have not the slightest inkling why. This book was AWESOME. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Rose | 1/26/2014

    " This is the book that started my love of fantasy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blackbird | 1/22/2014

    " Very cliche, boring main character, plot moves along too quickly, and everything happens too easily for Alana. Also, the ending was just so... irrelevant to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karsten olson | 1/18/2014

    " This is so god damn typical. I hear about a young adult fantasy series on NPR, something to do with the word "lioness," so I order this piece of shit. Turns out I wanted the Lyonesse, not Lioness series, as this is straight up written for a ten year old girl. Of course, I finished it anyway and ordered the next one. I need to know if she shacks up with Prince Jonathan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alina Hernandez | 1/17/2014

    " I never finished the book, but I liked the parts I read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 1/16/2014

    " In this book I think it's about you need courage to do something, and that sometimes lying is better than telling the truth. Because I think that when Alanna first got bullied she didn't give up that she was weaker than the bully, she decide to fight back. Alanna also lied that she's a boy and so she can be a knight and she lied that she hates swimming or else she needs to swim and others will know that Alanna is a she. So I think that you need courage to do something that you wanted, and lying is better than telling the truth, but don't lie every time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/14/2014

    " I loved it!! I can't wait to get a hold of the next one!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ekhlas | 1/7/2014

    " i loved "alan" is ver smart at switching with her brother "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Mayer | 1/2/2014

    " I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. It's such a fun tale of a girl who really wants to be knight. Tamora Pierce is a fun author, and I enjoy reading her books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/28/2013

    " I didn't like how convenient it all was, but maybe later we'll discover it's due to magic and that makes it all right...'a wizard did it.' However, all in all a fun story for light, fast reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 11/20/2013

    " this is the first YA book that ever got me interested d in reading. There's a daring heroin, Alanna, who switches places with her twin brother in order for her to pursue her dreams of becoming a knight;this is totally unheard of in her era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mallory | 11/11/2013

    " Reread this...seemed so much better when I was 12 but still pretty good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret Weisenberg | 9/15/2013

    " I loved this book. It was one of the first books I really got in to after Harry Potter. I tell people that Harry Potter got me reading But book kept me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Qualia | 11/7/2012

    " I enjoyed this book. I thought it was clever and a good captivating story. I am fast becoming a fan of Tamora Pierce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Mcsweeney | 8/4/2012

    " First read when i was around 11 and i read them again numerous times throughout my teens, despite the fact that in general i don't re-read anything. I really loved the stories and characters. :) Might reread them again :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/11/2012

    " I wish I had read this long ago, and am glad that my daughter discovered it at about age 10 with no help from me. It strikes me as a good bridge for independent readers between C.S. Lewis' The Horse and His Boy, and Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/1/2012

    " One of my favorite books/series as a kid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merle Albrektsen | 10/19/2011

    " I absolutely love this series! I love Alanna and so many other of the characters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/21/2011

    " very enjoyable loved the characters and the plot and all of it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anndee | 5/17/2011

    " Another book whittled away while driving. I'm really enjoying this author. She has several series set in the same land. They're entertaining and good strong books for young women, while still being entertaining enough for the other gender. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessamay | 5/16/2011

    " When I was about 14? I loved this.

    I read it again when I was older and was slightly shocked at my lack of taste. Tamora Pierce has definitely grown as a writer, I think her later work is hugely better than this, in terms of plot, writing, character - the lot, really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/11/2011

    " Love, love, love, love....if you can't tell I love this series and have read it numerous times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alverna | 5/8/2011

    " One of my favorite series growing up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rikke | 5/7/2011

    " It is a long time since I've read it, but I remember being very satisfied the content of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 5/5/2011

    " One of My favorite series of all time. I will love these books until I grow old "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/26/2011

    " These are great books. I've loved everything Tortall book she has written. "

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About the Author
Author Tamora Pierce

Tamora Pierce was raised in rural Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She had a brief career in teen social work and spent some time writing for radio, but she held true to her childhood crusade, and published Alanna: The First Adventure, the first in a quartet about a valiant, young, female warrior. Pierce’s heroine struck a chord with readers across the country and quickly earned her a loyal following. Pierce is now a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has written more than twenty books. She lives in upstate New York with her husband Tim, three cats, and two birds.

About the Narrator

Trini Alvarado's film credits include The Perez Family, Little Women, Stella and The Babe. On stage she played Melinda in Broadway's Runaways and appeared off-Broadway in Yours, Anne and Godspell.