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The Warded Man | [Peter V. Brett]

The Warded Man

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.
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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)

What Members Say

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    Andrew FPO, AP, United States 04-20-15
    Andrew FPO, AP, United States 04-20-15 Member Since 2010
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    "an editor needs to take the long pauses out"

    title says it all, there are long pauses between random words that damage an otherwise great book.

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    LViper 04-16-15
    LViper 04-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "If ever I missed out on exposition..."

    ...from a story I've read, this book made up for it and more. This entire book is a prologue to the series and gives you all the insight into the characters that you could ever truly want. This book has secured me as a fan until the series' fruition.

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    Brady 04-15-15
    Brady 04-15-15
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    "An enjoyable story and listen!"

    I can't help but listen to the next book in the series!!! such a good story! Plenty of action and magic!! It takes you to another world and you won't wanna leave!

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    James 04-10-15
    James 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book"

    love it from start to finished. the are some long reading pauses but maybe I was too impatient!

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    MaiKai Sutherlin, OR USA 04-10-15
    MaiKai Sutherlin, OR USA 04-10-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Exceptional!"

    One of the finest original worlds I've come across in many years. Excellent writing and narration. I will definitely finish all the series.

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    Sandra 03-26-15
    Sandra 03-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This is a really good story!!"

    The story started off kind of slowly but then I got excited and just kept thinking "what a great story". I loved the characters, the narrator brings it to life and the story is compelling. I couldn't stop listening and couldn't wait to read the next book in the series.

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    Paul 03-26-15
    Paul 03-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story, interesting concept"

    Took a bit to get going, but I find that most of the best stories do. Characters are developed well, although they do seem to be more idealistic than realistic at times, but have enough depth to invoke feeling. Anxious to move on to the 2nd book in the series!

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    Eric Townend 03-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "great story"

    great story, wonderful talent in narration. The only bone I had to pick was the pauses in between sections. Some of them were so long I had to check if the recording was still playing! Regardless, thumbs up on the whole experience

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    Kent W. Long 03-15-15
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    "Must Read For Fantasy Fans!"
    Would you listen to The Warded Man again? Why?

    Yes! and I am.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Warded Man?

    Arlenes' Rebirth


    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    Great reader. Clear, Concise and catches the emotion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Not original, but original.

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    David Pavlicko 03-06-15 Member Since 2014

    all things awesome

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    "Excellent magical journey"

    Yes, this book has demons, but don't think for a second that it's a horror novel. These demons might as well be aliens from another planet - evil, carnivorous aliens at that - but not the soul possessing demons you've come to know in other stories.

    That said, this is still an excellent novel. The author does a wonderful job at introducing the main characters and spends more than half the book developing them; their back stories, the homes they grew up in and relationships there, all the way up to their chosen career paths,

    This may all sound boring, but the pacing was just right and you could sense that these individual journeys would lead to something bigger. And they do.

    The narration was fantastic. No over the top voice characterizations, just solid storytelling. Breaks in chapters were handled with a brief pause. I loved this.

    The only reason I held back a star is because the last act seemed to come on too fast, almost like someone edited out 2 or 3 chapters leading up to a significant point in the story. Still, totally worth a credit!


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