We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
The Great Bazaar | [Peter V. Brett]

The Great Bazaar

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once-proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that anyone has been able to survive.
Regular Price:$9.09
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night the world is overrun by demons - bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting and killing humanity for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once-proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that anyone has been able to survive.

A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open among the increasingly isolated populace. But there was a time when the demons were not so bold. A time when wards did more than hold the demons at bay: They allowed man to fight back, and to win.

Messenger Arlen Bales will search anywhere, dare anything, to return this magic to the world. Abban, a merchant in the Great Bazaar of Krasia, purports to sell everything a man’s heart could desire, including, perhaps, the key to Arlen’s quest.

©2010 Peter Brett (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (111 )
5 star
 (59)
4 star
 (35)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.4 (100 )
5 star
 (58)
4 star
 (27)
3 star
 (14)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.6 (100 )
5 star
 (67)
4 star
 (28)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    JPaladin Carpinteria, CA, United States 07-19-12
    JPaladin Carpinteria, CA, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    89
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    90
    49
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    18
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the Warded Man, but this isn't worth $10"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    While I love this series, this shouldn't be sold for $10. It is a short excerpt that really has little going for it.

    It is entertaining for a fan of the series, but don't expect much.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer United States 06-07-12
    Amazon Customer United States 06-07-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    26
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    117
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wish it was longer!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Great Bazaar to be better than the print version?

    Pete Bradbury takes the story engagement to another level.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arlen Bales of Tibbit's Brook of course!


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

    At 1hr and 29min, the story isn't too hard to listen to in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I really love how Brett has taken his short stories and published them in book and audio-book form. I think it is something that more authors should consider doing to tide readers over until the next full manuscript is finished. If you haven't listened to The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, grab 'em! They are grade A pieces of fantasy that rival the work of Scott Lynch, Brent Weeks, and Joe Abercrombie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tracey Orlando, FL, United States 03-19-12
    Tracey Orlando, FL, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2005

    You speak to me with burning tongue and I am ice, melting to quench your thirst.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    278
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Filling in the details"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already recommended it to everyone I know, especially if they have already had the pleasure to read 'The Warded Man' and/or 'The Desert Spear.' Although I agree with the author that it is not necessary to the worth of the series itself, 'The Great Bazaar' provides intriguing background information and a deeper understanding of Arlen's character and Abban's resourcefulness.


    What about Pete Bradbury???s performance did you like?

    Pete Bradbury's versatility of voice is remarkable. Although he doesn't seem to change his voice at all, he does change the timber so that the listener has no trouble distinguishing one character from the next- important when there is no visual que.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definitely recommend adding this title to your Peter V. Brett collection.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joe SEATTLE, WA, United States 08-23-12
    Joe SEATTLE, WA, United States 08-23-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    176
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    208
    50
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    27
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I wish it was longer."
    What made the experience of listening to The Great Bazaar the most enjoyable?

    Snyone who is a fan of The Waded Man and the Desert Spear should puck this short story up. It is a quick glimpse back into the world that Peter Brett so lovingly created. I can not wait for he Daylight Way o come out next year.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    yohance 04-24-12
    yohance 04-24-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    25
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great tease!"
    If you could sum up The Great Bazaar in three words, what would they be?

    feels like a missing chapter front The Warded Man.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Great Bazaar?

    attach of the sand demons


    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    great as usual


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    nope


    Any additional comments?

    this such a tease. Mr. Brett can you just release the new book already.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brook MOUNT JULIET, TN, United States 02-27-13
    Brook MOUNT JULIET, TN, United States 02-27-13

    gargantua29

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Wonderful Segue"
    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    Pete Bradbury has a great tone to his voice and his narration proves to be very smooth. I read the book as I listened with my Kindle Fire HD and enjoyed the overall experience. For my first Audible/Kindle whisper-sync venture, I was not disappointed. I enjoyed the concept enough to repurchase the first two books, as well as, their corresponding audible narrations.


    Any additional comments?

    For those who have grown fond of the Demon Cycle series, this book proves to be an enjoyable reflection set within the time of the Warded Man and the Desert Spear. There are several captions that were edited out of the original books that add additional insight into specific characters that serve to stand alone without detracting from the story at hand. Certainly worth the read especially prior to picking up the Daylight War.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 08-09-12
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2009

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1006
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    373
    289
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    435
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stories by Peter V. Brett"

    Shame on me for not having read Peter V. Brett???s The Warded Man and The Desert Spear yet. I have them on audio and I look forward to reading them ??? I just keep thinking that I???ll let Mr. Brett get further along in the series before I jump in (the series has been progressing slowly, but book 3, The Daylight War, comes out next February). Yet I???m attracted to Brett???s world and after reading his novella Brayan???s Gold, I wanted more, so I picked up the audio version of The Great Bazaar, another novella set in this land that???s overrun by various types of demons every time it gets dark.

    Peter V. Brett explains in his introduction to the print version of The Great Bazaar and Other Stories that The Great Bazaar is chapter 16.5 of The Warded Man. Similar to Brayan???s Gold, it???s one of the short tales detailing Arlen???s work as a messenger. The stories were cut out of the novel to save space and make the story move faster. Brett explains that he???s got plenty of tales to tell about Arlen during this period of his life, so I expect we???ll be seeing more of these tales. Some can already be read in the print version of The Great Bazaar and Other Stories (available on Kindle for $5) and other deleted scenes can be found at Peter V. Brett???s website.

    In The Great Bazaar, Arlen is travelling through the desert of Krasia with a map provided by Abban, a dealer in the bazaar. He???s looking for Baha kad???Everam, a deserted city famous for its expensive pottery. Nobody had been there for years because the place has been overrun by demons (including a type that Arlen has never heard of before), but Arlen hopes to find some pottery that will make him rich. Besides these new demons, Arlen also has to deal with the immortal rock demon he calls ???One-Arm??? who holds a The Great Bazaar by Peter V. Brettgrudge against Arlen and has been pursuing him for years. At the end of the story, Arlen sets out on another interesting quest. Will it be successful? I???ll have to read The Warded Man and The Desert Spear to find out.

    I listened to the audio version of The Great Bazaar which was produced earlier this year by Recorded Books. The recording is 1?? hours long and is expertly read by Pete Bradbury who also reads the Brett novels. He does a really nice job and I???m definitely looking forward to beginning The Warded Man.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-7 of 7 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.