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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,579 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Susan Denaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Beka Cooper Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9780739364192
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Beka Cooper is finally a Dog—a full-fledged member of the Provost’s Guard, dedicated to keeping peace in Corus’s streets. But there’s unrest in Tortall’s capital. Counterfeit coins are turning up in shops all over the city, and merchants are raising prices to cover their losses. The Dogs discover that gamblers are bringing the counterfeit money from Port Caynn. In Port Caynn, Beka delves deep into the gambling world, where she meets a charming banking clerk named Dale Rowan. Beka thinks she may be falling for Rowan, but she won’t let anything—or anyone—jeopardize her mission. As she heads north to an abandoned silver mine, it won’t be enough for Beka to be her usual “terrier” self. She’ll have to learn from Achoo to sniff out the criminals—to be a Bloodhound…

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amelia Loken | 2/5/2014

    " PG-13. I like so much of Tamora Pierce. But many of her characters experiment with sex before marriage. This has it. Beka is left hurt after her fun and perhaps ready to settle for the one who's wanted her all along. But this complexity of feelings and sexuality makes this not the book for younger readers. Great adventure and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/17/2014

    " Another great Tamora Pierce book. I was re-reading this one to prepare to read the new book in the series, but it was just as riveting as the first time I read it. I'm excited to go read the third now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 12/25/2013

    " Shockingly, I have to say I thought this one was just okay. A far cry from the usual praise I heap upon Tamora Pierce I know, though I still liked it. First the good stuff: I loved that she had a queer couple and a trans person just in there matter-of-factly, though her whole "cursed by the gods to be trapped in the wrong body" explanation didn't make me that happy. Still, it's very rare that a trans character shows up in ya fiction at all, especially when it's not specifically about being trans or queer. So I love that. Also, I love it when her characters have really special relationships with animals, so this series is satisfying in that regard. The bad stuff: The romance part drove me nuts, it was so Harlequinny. EW. I kept waiting for Fabio to show up. EW. I thought she did a better job this time with the journal entry style, but it's still not my favorite, and while I appreciate that she's trying a more complicated genre with the crime-detective-procedural, 200 pages of set-up was too much for me. I didn't get really into the book until the last third, which is rare for me with Pierce. I'll definitely be reading the next one, because I'm excited for Cooper to be paired up with Tunstall, but this is my least favorite Tamora Pierce series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Miller | 11/30/2013

    " Actually I listened to this book while sewing. A fine entertaining tale featuring capable women, both good and not so good along with Ms. Pierce's impeccable world building. Makes me kinda sad as there isn't a third book in this series as I would have loved to read more about Bekka as she grew into a woman and more into being a member of the Provost's guard... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Klymene | 11/16/2013

    " Bloodhound was okay. I did like all of Tamora Pierce's other books better, though. I wish she'd write more books like the Wildmage series, and the Protector of the Small. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva Mitnick | 11/13/2013

    " The second installment of the Beka Cooper series is just as absorbing and atmospheric as the first. Beka, Goodwin, and the hound Achoo are all vivid characters, and the world-building is first-rate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Sue | 10/22/2013

    " Liked it at least as well as Terrier if not better. Ms. Pierce doesn't disappoint. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/5/2013

    " okay. getting tired of the social asides and preachiness to the stories. I think I'm done with Tamora. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/8/2013

    " The cover does nothing for me, but I actually quite liked this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/4/2013

    " Not as good as the first but still loved it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 4/26/2012

    " Tamora Pierce's handling of a shy character annoyed me, as did her unneccessary preaching on subjects that weren't related to the story in any way, shape or form. This was too long for a TP book, and I was bored for the first hundred pages. Gave up. I'm sticking to her older work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaley | 1/26/2012

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK! By far the best series Tampra Pierce has written yet! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/30/2011

    " not as good as the first book. They made her much more sexual and giddy which made this book dual with itself, and her nature. I will read it again and I hope to see more books added to this series. I just can't ever imagine being done with characters from Tortall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lu | 7/16/2011

    " Beka never disappoints! I like how dedicated she is to her job, and how the author shows her having some mishaps. Makes her more human. Tamora Pierce does a great job of keeping the reader interested. It's sort of like reading a murder mystery, only it's not about murder, but conterfeiting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 5/6/2011

    " Maybe this book wasn't as exciting as the previous one, but it was still amazing. I found myself missing Tunstall a bit, but the new characters were good too. I like the journal format, as that brngs a different experience, but still reads like a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~Blade~ | 4/27/2011

    " Great sequel! The adventure may have seemed average but the author sure did rock it!!!! That is the best kind of book. I am glad my friend had referred me to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andi | 4/25/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book. It took awhile for the story to get going and it was still fairly slow until the last few chapters. But I do like the characters and would love to read more about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 4/20/2011

    " yay for books that you can read in 24 hours! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 4/20/2011

    " Outstanding second book in the series. One of Pierce's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keamy May | 4/18/2011

    " Pretty good more like 3 1/2, but lacked the flair that came with the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riannon | 4/7/2011

    " Not a bad book, but much less exciting than the first one. It dragged in spots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 3/27/2011

    " I love Tamora Pierce! She creates such a wonderful land, story, and characters. The only thing that kept this book from five stars was all the canoodling. There was too much for my liking. Otherwise, great book! Cannot wait for the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Foggygirl | 3/21/2011

    " An excellent follow up to Terrier, loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this one even more than the previous book, and Rosto was hardly in it! Either Beka grew up or I was just much less sick while reading. I laughed out loud quite a lot while reading. Great spring break read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 3/12/2011

    " it is just awesome. i love thecharacter i feel i know her, as a person.she has possitive and negative traits that make her human to me. I love pierce and cant wait for the next book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kenna | 3/6/2011

    " The was less Rosto in this book and was, therefore, less good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 3/5/2011

    " Not a dead dog book. I was awfully scared it would be one. "

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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

Susan Denaker is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Her extensive theater credits include numerous plays in the West End of London, national tours, many English rep companies, including a season with Alan Ayckbourn’s company in Scarborough. In the US, she has appeared in Our Town and Sweet Bird of Youth at the La Jolla Playhouse and Breaking Legs at the Westport Playhouse.