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The Warded Man Audiobook

The Warded Man

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Publisher's Summary

Peter V. Brett has won accolades from critics, fans and fellow authors alike for this riveting debut novel. The Warded Man features a world where demons stalk the night, hunting humans who have long forgotten the magic of their ancestors. But all is not lost, as some hold out hope that a savior will release humanity from the demons' terrifying reign.

©2009 Peter V. Brett; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Brilliant, with action and suspense all the way." (Best-selling author, Terry Brooks)

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    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, NC 08-01-15
    Amazon Customer Fayetteville, NC 08-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very well done."

    I enjoyed this story from start to finish. It was a well-constructed story and very well told. Bradbury is an excellent narrator with was great timing.

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    John 07-30-15
    John 07-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    I really liked this book. It was one of the best I have ever read.

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    Cameron 07-25-15
    Cameron 07-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Intriguing storyline of how main characters of epic fiction meet"

    The character development is there, but it leaps along - so I don't feel as attached to the characters, compared to The Wheel of Time, Gentlemen Bastards, or The Stormlight Archives. However, that comparison alone implies high praise for a fantasy epic series.
    It's a good plot and certainly sets a great tone for a series.

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    MICHAEL 07-25-15
    MICHAEL 07-25-15
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    "Awesome characters and character development"

    I could really feel myself wanting the characters to make certain choices based on the personality given to them by the author. They were so well developed with back stories and history. You could really see how the past present and future was a big theme in the writing and how it affected the characters and the world around them. Looking forward to the next one.


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    Amazon Customer 07-24-15 Member Since 2011
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    "just wonderful"

    excellent beginning to this series. starts a little slowly...but well worth investing the 18 hours.

    the narration is awesome. an excellent alternative to the "fantasy novels are narrated by English guys" cliche. only critique is the oddly long pauses between some sentences...but, overall, highly enjoyable.

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    Shane Japan 07-23-15
    Shane Japan 07-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great narration, poor last third of the story"

    I enjoyed the start of the book. The concept was interesting, and with the great narration you could feel the fear of the demons every sunset. The last third of the book was lame, predictable cliches of every fantasy trope you can think of, with it becoming difficult to suspend disbelief.

    I would give the book two stars, but the narrator was so good that the audio book deserves three.

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    Jeff Collins 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Crappy male power fantasy"

    It's just a mediocre male power fantasy. With a disgusting rape story point that just made go ewww.

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    Taylor 07-18-15
    Taylor 07-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One problem"

    Narrator takes long ass pauses that makes me think my sleep timer is up. Other thant that that its great!

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    EzBake TX 07-17-15
    EzBake TX 07-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The book was a sex addict's self-insertion story."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Birthing Saga - The Babymaker Chronicles, also known as The Warded Man was almost enjoyable. Unfortunately, however, the book was written as if it were a wet dream with exclusively promiscuous women (except of course our pure, maidenly heroine).The author, Peter V. Brett diligently explores different ways to phrase the sentence: "Put a baby in my belly", using such subtle variations as "I'll put a baby in your belly," or "The best way to fight the corelings is to get that belly swollen with a baby." Similarly, the author explores deep themes that resonate with many potential parents. Is trouble conceiving causing tension in your relationship? Are you an adolescent wondering how to impress and have sex with a woman almost twice your age? Have you spent 27 years contemplating the pivotal, life-changing moment of giving up your virginity only to be raped then have to cope with whole hours, almost DAYS of anguish?If the answer to any of these is yes, consider reading this book! You'll strongly resonate with the main characters' conflicts and empathize with them as they grow to be fully congnisance of their reproductive systems.


    What could Peter V. Brett have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    In due fairness to the book, the background plots and setting were wonderful to explore albeit underdeveloped. The unique setting will draw you in to a magical world of caged humans living behind ever-failing wards in fear of the demons of the night.
    Generally, our protagonists serve as a means for the audience to attach themselves to a story. By empathizing with the character's experiences and beliefs, the audience is drawn into the story and gets to share the fantastic experiences of growth and glory with protagonists. Peter V. Brett seems to dislike this idea and has decided that all his character development should happen in the background allowing readers no access to those fundamental pockets of emotion that define a character.Of the three POV characters, all have strong motivations to achieve their goals. However the only purpose of our two periphery POV characters is reactionary --- "Ooohhhh, check out how strong and mysterious the main character is!" However, this reaction is overplayed such that our previously mentioned 27 year old maidenly virgin begs to have sex with the main protagonist a mere 2 days after their meeting.*sigh*Peter V. Brett mistakenly switched the background themes with the overtly present problems causing a disconnect from the reader and the hypersexual world which he has written.Final note: Its not even enjoyable sex. In a book with such emphasis on the erotic, you'd think that you would get to witness a SINGLE act of sex, but the Mr. PVB refuses to own up to the challenge he has set for himself and instead only alludes to previous/potential sex acts or has a POV character overhear another's intimacy (or lack thereof).


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was quite good with occasional pauses that will make you think the book has stopped.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The book overall was disappointing. It could have been good, even great if written differently.


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    Elizabeth 07-12-15
    Elizabeth 07-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow start but worth it"

    Great book but definitely a slow start to get interesting. I almost stopped listening to the book several times but decided to see it through. I'm glad I did. Now I can't wait to start the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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