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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (25,711 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tamora Pierce Narrator: Trini Alvarado Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9780807219584
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Aly’s adventure continues. . . . No longer a slave, Alanna’s daughter is now spying as part of an underground rebellion against the colonial rulers of the Copper Isles. The people in the rebellion believe that a prophecy in which a new queen will rise up to take the throne is about to be realized. Aly is busy keeping the potential teenage queen and her younger siblings safe, while also keeping her in the dark about her future. But Aly, who is usually adept at anticipating danger and changes, is in for a few nasty surprises. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/listeninglibrary/catalog/display.php?isbn=9780807219584#sthash.VIjlWbiS.dpuf

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  • The humour is wicked, and the plot twists will keep the pages turning to the supremely satisfying end. School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/14/2014

    " Not as good as the Alanna series, but still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie | 2/13/2014

    " My sister Megan's favorite series by Tamora Pierce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan | 1/24/2014

    " This is a good example of the potential for political intrigue in fantasy novels. Imagine you were staging a grass-roots monarchical revolution, and had to worry about networks of spies, magical bugs, supernatural beings, and the favor of a Trickster god. This novel lets you imagine such, and figure that its heroine would probably be better than you in most accounts. This is a great book, and the series a must read for any intersted in intelligent fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 mandy | 1/22/2014

    " Might have been better had I read the first one, but a good teens book. Unsure if I'd let my pre-teen read it though, due to some older topics in there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie | 1/12/2014

    " The Trickster books are not as action packed as the other Tortall books, involving more spying and plotting and other subtleties needed for political plays at court. However, I still enjoyed both books, and found this one to have a satisfying ending to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/9/2014

    " This actually bumped up to my "favorite Tamora Pierce novel" when it came out, and I think a lot of it had to do with how much of a break the duology was from what Pierce normally does. Of course, now that the Beka Cooper series is out...I think that might dethrone Aliane from my favorite. Either way, this is an excellent series and reminds me of just how great Pierce can be. And, unlike a lot of authors that write for children and teens, she's regularly coming up with new ideas rather than recycling the same plot and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darceylaine | 1/7/2014

    " Got to love a story with a strong femal charachter and a grassroots uprising. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/20/2013

    " Better than Trickster's Choice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starry | 6/15/2013

    " Aly is still in the same palace, and her parents know where she is. What happens when Nawat's love for her grows stronger and bolder and when she has to protect everyone? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Cooper | 5/29/2013

    " The sequel to Trickster's Choice. More of the same: a lot of fun, but not too much substance. Still, I think I would like to read more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taegirl516 | 12/30/2012

    " Go Nawat!! This book was my favorite. It showed a complex system, and people that were considered to be slaves had the power and the leader to take it down. Brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerri | 12/16/2012

    " Interesting, intriguing, captivating if a bit simple. Fun as her other books. Wonderful author for younger readers, strong female protagonists with spunk, strength, and character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/16/2012

    " I liked this book a little better then the first one. But i liked the other cover art alot better. this one's creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 12/10/2012

    " A worthy follow-up to "Trickster's Choice." The events set in motion in the first novel come to a head here, and I loved getting to see Aly, Nawat, and Dove come into their own in this book. Points for a large cast of awesome ladies, women excercising agency, snappy writing, and general fantasy fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 12/6/2012

    " Aly kills me. There was so much humor in these stories I was giggling almost incessantly. I did run a gambit of emotion though with this story. I'm so glad it turned out the way it did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah. | 11/2/2012

    " ok your not going to belive I started this book on the same day I finished the first one and finished it the next day but I really ended tricksters choice on saturday but i finished at three minutes after midnight making it sunday! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 10/17/2012

    " Loved the Trickster books and this one was just as incredible as the first. Definitely two of my favorites from this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 8/3/2012

    " I wanted to like it more, but couldn't. The first book was better but I don't think it was one of her better series. In this book I didn't really feel like anything was happening for most of the book and I got bored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Tucker | 5/12/2012

    " Loved it! Makes me want to go back and read all the Alanna series again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 4/2/2012

    " Sequel to trickster's choice. I kept hoping the main character would grow a little. There was just enough suspense to keep me going. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saii | 12/10/2011

    " I want to read it already.. just some ppl dont let me.. EVILLLLLL>>...>_< "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Forrest Sargent | 11/6/2011

    " I LIKED THIS BOOK. IT WAS EXCITING.I LIKED NAWAT BECAUSE HE CAN TURN INTO A CROW. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 9/5/2011

    " A pretty good ending. I thought it was good. I was satisfied. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/13/2011

    " I spy, with my little eye, an awesome book about intrigue, revolution, and little winged horses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 4/24/2011

    " My favourite Tamora Pierce series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leesie | 3/16/2011

    " Very satisfying story. The twists were great and the characters fantastic. Lots of intrigue and power-hungry nobility against the enslaved natives. Loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Walter | 3/8/2011

    " See my review of Trickster's Queen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 3/6/2011

    " I was initially annoyed by this book until I realized it was the second book in a series, and I had not read the first. I'm sure there was a lot that I missed, but the second book seemed to have its own thing going on and by the end, I really enjoyed it. "

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

    " Didn't like this one as much as the first book but it successfully concluded the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie23 | 2/24/2011

    " I really loved this book. I really enjoyed reading it.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alli | 2/21/2011

    " I liked this just as much if not more than the first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/6/2011

    " Enjoyable, but nothing special. Very much a continuation in the same vein as Trickster's Choice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/1/2011

    " I guess i really did like it despite all of my complaining... It's hard not to loke any of Tamora Pierce's books. I especially loved Nawat and Aly, they were so cute together "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/29/2011

    " The Trickster books are perhaps Pierce's best. They continue the Tortall story, but in a more mature manner. I loved them. You can't put this book down and the ending will make you cheer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 1/27/2011

    " Sequel to Trickster’s Choice. I could tell part of where the story was going by the end of the first book, but I was still entranced by this one. I really like Aly and hope that eventually we hear some more about her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 1/16/2011

    " Spotted this book's "twist" in the first book of the duology.

    I love getting more info on other countries in the Tortallverse. I really do! But I feel like Alianne's story would and should have been a one-book thing. Also, yay for not another knight story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/6/2011

    " Seeing how Trickster's Choice was the very first book I'd read by Tamora Pierce, Trickster's Queen consequently became the second. Both books pretty much captivated me, and I might even venture to say that this one beat TC just a bit. A really tiny bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 1/6/2011

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK WAY BETTER THAN THE FIRST 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

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.