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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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    David Jones 09-23-15
    David Jones 09-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent world building, decent characterization"

    I enjoyed the read up until nearer the last third or so. It was engaging and had interesting world building potential. Everything change during the last third. The ending felt rushed, and there was a sexual assault followed by a complete character change for a couple of different people that made them much less interesting. It felt like cheap 'shock' writing rather than good story telling. Alright book, but nothing to keep me coming back.

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    Nick C. 09-19-15
    Nick C. 09-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not to bad.... the series may have potential."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, especially now that I know the series a little better. The character development wasn't rushed or bypassed like so many books tend to do. Also the simple but novel idea of demons rising from the core is a new twist for me. Maybe someone else has already used it, if so I haven't had the privliedge to expierence it yet.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different take the author used for the demon manifestation (spelling?).


    Have you listened to any of Pete Bradbury’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first, time. I will say that the 2nd book in the series was much better or I'm just used to him now. Either way stick with it, you'll be glad you did


    Who was the most memorable character of The Warded Man and why?

    Hard to choose


    Any additional comments?

    don't stop on book one, keep going. So far I'm on book 3 and it's only been a couple of months. I only listen to it on the way to work trying to make it last. I really look forward to the drive wondering whats going to happen next. Just when I'm starting to get to the point of "lets get on with this" the story moves along. I'm glad I found the series it's been well worth it.

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    Amazon Customer 09-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully exciting book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Warded Man the most enjoyable?

    It brought together how just because you grew up a certain way doesn't always mean you will follow in your parents footsteps


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The potion healer because of her own adversity found strength to become more than anyone could imagine.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the healer and the warded man meet for the first time.


    If you could rename The Warded Man, what would you call it?

    I think the name is perfect!


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    Nathan 09-13-15
    Nathan 09-13-15
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    "Captivating to the end"

    I loved the way the characters were developed and matured. You really felt you were right there in the book! Cannot wait to get Book 2!!!!

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    kris 09-12-15
    kris 09-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "slow to start but good"

    if you hang in through the different character developments, it is worth the listen. Looking forward to starting the next book in the series!

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    medein 09-11-15
    medein 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "poor female representation"

    good book, if you can get past the sexist, poor writing of the female charectors

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    Chris Gilchrist 09-01-15
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    "Almost the best book I have read in years thenCrap"
    What made the experience of listening to The Warded Man the most enjoyable?

    The beginning was incredible. The set up for the world was great. The building up of the characters flawless up until the main character goes off on his own. It was like the author ran out of ideas and decided to sum up. The character who is set to figure out how to save is gone for 7+years and then the answer just falls in his lap. He doesnt figure it out. The events lose any logic the character do things completely out of their character....So promising....and so utterly dissapointing. I also how one of the characters gets the frozen treatment (you know great guy until poof he all of a sudden the most horrible person)


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter V. Brett before, how does this one compare?

    n/a


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

    His voice is wonderful. He really brings the world to life. You can hear what the characters care about and it is wonderful


    If you could take any character from The Warded Man out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Probably the juggler. He was the least destroyed in the end


    Any additional comments?

    So promising....and so utterly dissapointing

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    Carol Bolstad 09-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "google and fast passed"

    jumped into the action quickly. fun read. narrator was flat in the beginning but it was the first time I have heard him.

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    Kristie Clawson West Jordan, UT, US 08-31-15
    Kristie Clawson West Jordan, UT, US 08-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Okay"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the premise of the story, but was not too impressed overall


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter V. Brett before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Good narration


    Any additional comments?

    The story line is enjoyable and interesting for Sci-Fi readers, but the author is obviously obsessed with rape, girls periods, and incest. These additions to the story were unnecessary and distracting.

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    Jason 08-30-15
    Jason 08-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Young adult book lacking realism"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I've read two books outside this series since this book and already I've forgotten much of what The Warded Man was about.

    What has stuck with me isn't good.

    I didn't like the sexism in the book. Most men felt cruel. Most women dutiful. Few broke the mold. There was no driver for that cruelty. The relationships and character building were predictable from the onset. The flaws and challenges they had were forced. The entire book left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know why. From the rating people feel differently than I.

    Overall, I wanted to see more about what drives the society. More politics and religion. More history. I needed to believe and the author failed to do that for me. In the end, the book struck me as a young adult series, perfect for mid to late teens. There wasn't a lot of flesh and the bones were fragile at best.


    What aspect of Pete Bradbury’s performance would you have changed?

    Pete had an air of distain in the beginning of the book. The pauses were too long. All improved later in the book and I noticed less. After listening to Steven Pacey, it was a hard transition, perhaps?


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