Alanna: The First Adventure: Song of the Lioness #1 Audiobook, by Tamora Pierce Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Tamora Pierce, Trini Alvarado Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The Song of the Lioness Series Release Date: September 2003 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781400085729

Publisher Description

Becoming a legend is not easy, as young Alanna of Trebond discovers when she disguises herself as a boy and begins training to be a knight. Alanna's skills and stubborness help her befriend Prince Jonathan and alienate his evil uncle, Duke Roger. Filled with swords and sorcery, adventure and intrigue, good and evil, this book is a rousing introduction to the intensely satisfying story of Alanna.

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Definitely a young adult novel. Not 1/8 as violent and nitty-gritty as something like The Hunger Games, but still entertaining. Great female lead character. Will definitely read the rest in the series for that point alone. "

    - Joanna, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Ultimately the best book I've ever read!!! Which is ironic because back in middle school I must have picked it up a dozen times and put it back down! It wasn't until I met a Tamora Pierce fan did I read the series, and how did I love it!!! "

    - ChelseyDawn, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this when I was 12, and I remember it being awesome! Alanna trains to become a knight (or something like that) by disguising herself as her twin brother. The whole series is great! "

    - Mary, 1/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Anything by Tamora Pierce Is my favorite book. he only one of her series I haven't read is "Wild Magic", which I am currently working on. She is pure genius. "

    - Acsal, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I probably actually give this book a 3.5. I think if I had read this book when I was in middle school, I probably would have loved it. "

    - Mary, 11/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty cute and a fun story, though it's clear that it was shortened by a publisher as some stuff is really glossed over. But it's still pretty damn good. "

    - Anna, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very cool. I love the whole idea of this series. All the characters are fantastic. I love George. Alanna is one of the strongest female characters I believe I've ever met, which is really awesome. A good book for girls my age, I think. "

    - Leah, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I'm really happy I finally own this book, I suggest you read this book if you like reading about people becoming knights. Alanna takes the place of her twin brother and soon become the squire of the Prince. "

    - Kayla, 4/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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 :) "

    - Katie, 3/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " GREAT BOOK i loved it. I find the best books are the books that make you scream,cry,smile,laugh etc at/with them. This one definately had me laughing at some points and sad at other points. great book. "

    - Tilly, 3/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I ADORED THIS SERIES IN SCHOOL!!!! "

    - Barbie, 2/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book, it was so refreshing to have a strong female lead without having romance be the focus of the story. I'm looking forward to reading it again! "

    - Aldis, 11/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I havent read this book in many many years but it was one of my favorites! "

    - Kristyn, 9/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Okay, but Tamora Pierce sticks with the same heroine theme, so it was a book of that character. Pretty good, but not superb. "

    - Rosie, 9/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " ALANNAAAAAAAAAA. One of the greatest heroines in literature, especially for young girls. Seriously, everyone read this book/series. "

    - Jennifer, 10/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " So if you've read any Pierce you've read this. It's a little familiar given that I came to it after reading the Kellis books etc but still worth it if you want to run away for a while into the "girls can be awesome like boys too!" thing Pierce does so well. "

    - Meg, 10/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " deliciously paced this book had me on edge with its wonderful detail. Tamora pierce truly is my favorite brand of author. with a great plot and show of feminism power this book is well worth the tireless search fro its siblings in my library catalog! "

    - Abbeygail, 4/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was great, very creative. "

    - Janelle, 6/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book and it saved me while I was in middle school. I really don't think I would have made it though without this book series. In my book, this book is a classic girl power fantasy that any middles schooler with self esteem issues (which is all of them) should read. "

    - Happycat, 1/22/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a really good story for tween/teens and a really good series. I need to make/find time to read more Tamora Pierce, I love her work. "

    - Katterley, 6/11/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pierce has a gift for writing amazing adventure stories with strong characters- centralized around female characters. She should be added to every fantasy collection. "

    - Glorious.Clio, 4/4/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 4[9 u1rgiofvdhc IEOHWDkv :D READ ALL THE BOOKS!!!! "

    - Sabina, 1/17/2009

About the Author

Tamora Pierce has published more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Bloodhound. She has authored eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall, winning her much acclaim. Emperor Mage was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.”

About the Narrator

Trini Alvarado is an American actress best known for her feature film roles in Little Women, The Frighteners, and Paulie, for which she was nominated for an ALMA Award. Her television credits include series such as Finge, Law & Order: SUV, and The Jury as well as TV movies including Bitter Winter and The Last Dance. As a youth, she appeared as Melinda in the Broadway performance of Runaways. She has narrated several audiobooks, earning this praise from AudioFile magazine for her reading of Trickster’s Queen: “Happily, this book gets the narrator it needs in Trini Alvarado, who provides an extensive range of expression for both males and females, human or immortal, friend or foe. Her clear speech and judicious pace guide listeners through multiple intrigues to a satisfying end. A gem.”