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Beka Cooper Book 1

The Legend of Beka Cooper #1
Lu par : Susan Denaker
Série : The Legend of Beka Cooper, Volume 1
Durée : 15 h et 3 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 11-13

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Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy by introducing Beka Cooper, an amazing young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. For the first time, Pierce employs first-person narration in a novel, bringing readers even closer to a character they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality.

Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat that's about to get tougher, as Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka is using dark magic to profit from the Lower City's criminal enterprises, and the result is a crime wave the likes of which the Provost's Guard has never seen before.

©2006 Tamora Pierce (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

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  • Clara
  • 26/07/2008

love it

I love Tamora Pierce's novels and Bekka Cooper's story has quickly become one of my favorite. The style in Terrier is somewhat different from her other Tortallian novels but it is very refreshing, written in the style of a journal, we see everything through the shy but determined eyes of Bekka Cooper. Although Bekka has the soul of all the Tortallian heroines from the previous series, there is something decidedly different about her in comparison to Daine and Alanna. Perhaps it is because Bekka grew up in the city slums and lived a completely different life that makes her views so much different to that of the noble-born Alanna and the outcast Daine.

Although the audiobook read with a one person cast, Susan Denaker does expressions, accents and voices very well. I could almost imagine Rosto the Piper or Mathias Tunstall read by completely different people.

I love the book and am waiting eagerly for the second novel in the Bekka Cooper series, Bloodhound (both the novel and audiobook versions)

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  • Ashleesgirl21
  • 12/09/2010

Tammy Pierce Has Done It Again

Tamora Pierce really has done it again with the Beka Cooper series. I have just about every single one of her books and I'm of the 21 and over variety of fan. She has a way of spinning a tale that totally sucks you in every time. Be warned that because Pierce is writing within the constructs of a historically accurate "medieval time period" there will be violence, killing, and more adult situations for characters younger than you might think appropriate, but she keeps it clean for the most part. I keep coming back to the Beka Cooper series and Tamora Pierce's other work over and over again simply because I enjoy it. It's good Young Adult fiction and you can't underestimate it. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Pj Reviews
  • 08/02/2015

Best of both worlds

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Susan Denaker is fabulous with voices, and her basic narration style is rich and engaged. I love the story itself as a great find for gritty female role models, with a lot of 'the world isn't a perfect place, but you still try to be a worthy person in it.' Did I mention that Susan Denaker is fabulous with the narration? Total win for young adult fiction.

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  • Michael
  • 13/03/2013

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Would you listen to Beka Cooper Book 1 again? Why?

Down the road after I forget parts.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything just works together, its an easy listen.

What does Susan Denaker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I can listen to very few female narraters, Its not sexist, its simply I can't stand when they try and do male voices, Susan Denaker is a cut above the rest. I look forward to the rest of the series knowing there is a good narrater.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

One last good twist at the end.

Any additional comments?

Get it!

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  • Hans R Schira
  • 20/09/2010

Rich and Dramatic

An excellent book brought delightfully to life by the narrator. The setting is detailed and complex, characters are never simple, and the mysteries are not straightforward. As Beka seeks to find her way and prove herself, we are swept along into a world of crime and friendship and complicated loyalties.

The narrator's use of accents and voices is spot on - we recognize the characters that populate the world at once.

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  • Joanne McLaughlin
  • 03/11/2006

Very good

This book doesn't sound too promising at first, but it picks up as it goes on. I thought that the main character's shyness was made a bit too obvious, but it was well done other than that.
I think it's a very good book and worth the download.

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  • Thomas
  • 25/11/2019

leave harry potter out of it

was really great till they started talking about harry potter at the end of the book. that swill does not deserve its name alongside the Beka Cooper series.

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  • Patty Wiley
  • 23/09/2019

loved it

Tamora Pierce wrote another great book and Susan Denaker brought it to wonderful life!!! Thanks

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 14/09/2019

absolutely enchanting

amazing story, narrative, plot all of it! can't wait to get the second book and just dive on in.

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  • Nikki
  • 10/09/2019

great book

read it a dozen times, I like Susan's voice with this book! it was a great listen

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  • Ulrike
  • 10/10/2012

Vorgeschichte zu den Alanna Büchern

Susan Denaker liest sehr gut, mit wechselndem Timbre und passender Tonhöhe für die verschiedenen Personen der Bücher (dies gilt für Terrier, Bloodhound und Mastiff gleichermaßen); es ist immer angenehm zu Zuhören und gut verständlich!

Die Story ist inhaltlich spannend, gut geschrieben und nimmt den Leser mit in die frühe Tortaller Welt (die in den ersten Büchern von T. Pierce mit Alanna von Trebond so wunderbar eröffnet wurde); man muß aber keinesfalls die Alanna-Bände gelesen haben, es ist eine unabhängige Geschichte.
Ein bisschen tortaller Mittelalter, immer ein Funke Magie, welcher Art auch er sei, Kämpfe und - da die Hauptperson Rebecca Cooper ein "Dog", also Polizist Tortall's ist - die Suche nach der Auflösung des jeweiligen Kriminalfalls sind die unterhaltsamen Bestandteile der 3 Beka Bücher.
Und eine kleine Prise Liebe ist auch dabei: aber wirklich nur ein bisschen :-)

Sprachlich ist das Englisch eine kleine Herausforderung; bis man sich eingehört hat sind vor allem die "Spezialausdrücke" (mit denen Tamora Pierce das tortaller Mittelalter transporieren möchte??) wie z. B. Cove für Mann/ Kerl etwas anstrengend. Mit ein bisschen Geduld findet man sich aber in all Dies ein, und dann macht das Zuhören wirklich Spaß.

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