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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)

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    Dylan 05-15-12
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    "Slow build at first, but great overall"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Fascinating story lines.


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

    No, but at first, I found his reading style to be a little... off. Everything seemed a little grave and serious and deeep. But I got used to it, and I think the reading became more varied with more situations and characters.


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    Victoria 04-21-12
    Victoria 04-21-12
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    "Something new and fun."
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    What a fun, new series. It was a great way to spend my time in between Sanderson books. Try it. Worth the credit.

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    A. Menzies US Virgin Island 04-19-12
    A. Menzies US Virgin Island 04-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Rubbing my Hands Together....can't wait for the..."

    The warded man was an wonderful read.The character building was great and I fell in love with the characters right away seeing Arlan and Leesha together one day.

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    Dana Knoxville, TN, United States 01-26-12
    Dana Knoxville, TN, United States 01-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing story!"

    This is such an interesting story! It is different from anything else I have ever heard. It was scary and sweet and beautifully narrated!!!! It is such a great story!!!!!

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    Paul Grand Rapids, MN, United States 01-24-12
    Paul Grand Rapids, MN, United States 01-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "EPIC is a word that will describe this rising star"

    Don't say I didn't warn you. Pete Brett will soon be one of your very favored fantasy writers..... You become part of the story,,,, it takes a special talent to totally absorb the reader..... Trust me on this one.

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    Josh Rutland, MA, United States 05-21-11
    Josh Rutland, MA, United States 05-21-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Phenomenal"

    THE WARDED MAN is my favorite audiobook out of the 40 or so I've listened to. It's a great start to a very promising series. I think I would still love it even if I wasn't such a fantasy geek. The 3 main characters and the world they live in are expertly crafted. I also like the narrator for adding a minimum of dramatization. He just reads the book as he should and lets it speak for itself. I thouroughly enjoyed this book.

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    cheresse Arvada, CO, United States 05-12-11
    cheresse Arvada, CO, United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2013
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    "I can't believe this is a recommended title"

    I was advised to read this by a friend, and while I generally think he has good taste in books, I cannot think of why he recommended this. Brett has turned the possibility of an interesting, futuristic world of Hell and magic into just another sword-and-sorcery fantasy. His characters are made of cardboard and talk like 'simple, humble country folk' in the same way that the 'Native Americans' talked like Native Americans in Disney's animated Peter Pan. At points the dialog was so ridiculous as to be laughable. I hate not finishing a book, but I stopped somewhere around the supposed climax because it had become that uninteresting. There are no surprises, and a few of his plot points even violate the common sense of his world.

    The narration is generally good, although Bradbury certainly doesn't give any life to the songs that Brett periodically puts in. At the end of the day, this book just made me angry for being so recommended and yet so bad. It is certainly no contribution to the genre of fantasy.

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    02-08-11
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    "So good! And then..."

    This book was absolutely fantastic. An intriguing world with great characters and an interesting system of magic. Right up until the graphic love scene at the end. I was looking forward to finishing the series, but now I think I'll pass.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Meghan Austin, TX, United States 01-19-11
    Meghan Austin, TX, United States 01-19-11
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    "Fantastic story"

    I have very much been enjoying listening to this book. The story is so interesting! All the details and background stories that intertwine the characters make them feel very real. It is very well-read as well. I enjoy the narrator very much. A great buy!

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    Todd A Landrum 10-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Slow to develop"

    2/3rds of the book are character development between a few diffferent characters. It is slow and trudges along. Eventually the book starts to develope into something good though. Not the best fantasy, but interesting and worth a listen. Hopefully the second book will make up for the slow start of the first.

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