Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales Audiobook, by Tamora Pierce Play Audiobook Sample

Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales Audiobook

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Read By: Various , a full cast Publisher: Listening Library Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780307916372

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

115

Longest Chapter Length:

08:27 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

28 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:05 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

17

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Publisher Description

Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Tammy's fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy.

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"I really really loved the stories that had people that I recognized from Tortall. The other stories were good, but I like when I can connect to the characters more, and that's hard to do in a short story. Ultimately I don't think anthologies are for me - but honestly, who can pass up Tamora Pierce!?"

— Jill (4 out of 5 stars)

Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.80952380952381 out of 53.80952380952381 out of 53.80952380952381 out of 53.80952380952381 out of 53.80952380952381 out of 5 (3.81)
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed the tales in this book. They drew me in immediately, I bought and read it all in one afternoon! "

    — Julie, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " As story shorts go, these are not bad. I think it would have been better had I read some of the Tortall books first. Great for 12 and up or readers with advanced reasoning skills. I will probibly use this book with my daughter for discussion when she is at a higher reading level. "

    — Yvonne, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love Tamora Pierce, but I was a little let down by this collection of stories. It honestly could have been better. It was nice to catch up with past characters and see what their lives looked like after the novels ended but I wasn't really swept away by each story as I was hoping. If you are a fan of Miss Pierce you should take a swing at the book, you may have a different opinion than I. However, if you are a new reader, don't start here. Start with the Song of the Lioness quarter to fall in love with Tortall as is right. "

    — Jessica, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like the author, and a collection of short stories was just what I was in the mood for. All but one were fantasy stories or at least had fantastic elements. "

    — Rachel, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was fun visiting Tortall and surrounding areas. I really enjoyed the stories. I would have liked more stories about people I had met in other books, especially one about Alanna, but overall it was a satisfying read. "

    — Rachel, 11/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was my first introduction to Tamora Pierce. I thought most of the stories were solid. "

    — Jason, 10/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Out of all the different tales in this book, the one of Nawat is far and away my favorite. The choice he has to face is simply gutwrenching and i love tamora pierce all the more for it. "

    — Mia, 10/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always want more of Tortall! "

    — Kelly, 8/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good collection of short stories. I liked some stories better than others due to reading the tortall series and connecting books. I wish some short stories were novels because they were really interesting. "

    — Deanna, 6/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a fun mix of Tortall stories, and stories completely unrelated. I especially liked the one about Kitten. :D "

    — Danielle, 6/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 3.5 stars - some stories were better than others. The best part of this collection is getting to revisit favorite characters from other titles set in Tortall (one about Aly! one with Daine!). "

    — Karin, 6/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the stories where I already knew the characters. Nawat and Kitten were the best. "

    — Maria, 2/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked the short stories. But when I got to the second to last one I couldn't read it anymore. I was quite disappointed in the author for writing a story like that. Stick with your fantasy world, don't try to write about ours. "

    — Ashley, 11/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Most of the stories were entertaining. I liked some better than others and some I wanted to read even more about. I don't think the last two fit in very well into the collection, since they weren't about Tortall at all. "

    — Marina, 7/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The Tortall stories were wonderful - I was less enamored with the non-Tortall ones though. "

    — Anne, 2/27/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pierce writes about women overcoming bigotry and becoming strong. always a good reminder and source of inspiration. "

    — Esther*, 6/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " could not put this book down. woke up with it on my face several times.couldn't get enough "

    — Jersey, 6/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I'm not usually a big fan of short-story collections, but this one was great! I loved reading little snippets about some of the old characters that I loved, and the new characters that I wanted to learn more about. Anyone who is a fan of Tamora Pierce will love this book. "

    — Katie, 6/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " These were very enjoyable short stories. I found a couple of the stories to be much better than others, but overall I liked the collection. I wished that they had been a little more magical. "

    — Teresa, 6/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really enjoy reading short stories by an author before I commit to a series, especially a long and convoluted series. Tamora Pierce seems to be a prolific writer and I think I will enjoy a lot of her stories. "

    — Ginger, 6/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Pretty Good anthology. Feminist leaning, Sometimes, the ending too pat. But good imagination and world building. Serious themes of male on female violence, honor killing, psychopathic group bullying. I'd say , best for 9th grade and up. "

    — WillowBe, 5/12/2011

About Tamora Pierce

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 Narrators

Fred Sanders, an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has received critics’ praise for his audio narrations that range from nonfiction, memoir, and fiction to mystery and suspense. He been seen on Broadway in The Buddy Holly Story, in national tours for Driving Miss Daisy and Big River, and on such television shows as Seinfeld, The West Wing, Will and Grace, Numb3rs,Titus, and Malcolm in the Middle. His films include Sea of Love, The Shadow, and the Oscar-nominated short Culture. He is a native New Yorker and Yale graduate.

Louis Gossett, Jr. (1936–2024) was one of the most respected African American actors in film, television, stage, and audio voice-over history with a distinct voice that carried quiet authority. He won the triple awards of an Emmy for Roots, an Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman, and a Golden Globe for The Josephine Baker Story. As an impassioned activist, he firmly believed in giving back to the community and donated his performance royalties from the Twelve Years a Slave audiobook to his nonprofit organization, the Erascism Foundation, which focuses on planting the seeds of social tolerance with children and eliminating the stigma of racism.