©2009 Peter V. Brett; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"Brilliant, with action and suspense all the way." (Best-selling author, Terry Brooks)
The warded man ranks in the middle of the many books I have listened to I enjoyed the characters and the magic.
The most memorable moment was the warded man's first fight with the demons after he met Lisha.
It could have been better is there were not so many pauses. There seemed to be a pause after every sentence and it was irritating from start to finish.
If I could rename this book, it would be Hold till Dawn"
This was a good book, but would have been better with another narrator.
Tell me a story. I promise to listen.
I think the story and the narrator are great but there are spaces between chapters so long I think the app stopped.
The story is fantastic but the narrator has a very low voice and his words sometimes become hard to catch. I had to listen to this book at higher volumes than normal to catch what was being said. Still, the performance wasn't bad, just quiet. There were unusually long pauses between sections that had me checking my app to make sure it was still running.
Take this as a review of the narrator. The story itself was very exciting and action-packed.
Reasons I loved this book:
- Completely free of any Tolkien cliches
- Has real characters who are motivated by personal desires
- Unique magic system unlike any other fantasy novel I've read
Personally, I like fantasy books where the characters use their brains to solve problems rather than drawing on some innate, unseen, limitless power. Thats what I like about this book. When there's nowhere left to turn and your protagonist is backed in to a corner, they have to figure it out on their own, rather than just going super sayan and drawing on some magic power to win the fight (looking at you Robert Jordan).
If you like the Kingkiller Chronicles you will definitely like this book!
This book was a pleasant surprise and I'm glad that I found it. One of the best first halfs of a book I've read. Brett introduces a world that is terrifying and brutal where people are sheep and demons wolves. But this is not a simple good vs evil story. Humans can be just as brutal and terrible as the demons, not to mention petty. In this harsh and unforgiving world however, a hero is born. Brett does a great job with character development for his 3 characters and I thoroughly enjoyed their journey. I had a few issues with the story but ultimately it was a worthwile and engrossing read.
I found this book by accident just browsing the library. The narrator does a great job. The story line is addicting. I haven't had a book keep me up till 4 am in a long time. I post a lot of reviews about the flaws in a book..... I have nothing negative to say here. I can't believe this book is not "front page" on the audible web site.
enjoyed this book interesting characters, can't get 2nd book no rights in Australia for audible? pain in the butt.
Mr. Middle Earth
I loved this fantasy story. It is well written and masterful. Well developed characters. Solid world building.
Excellent story, great telling, but horrible gaps between chapters and even paragraphs. Time and time again I found myself wondering if the playback had stopped
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