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In a near-deserted coastal village, odd things are happening. Strangers are asking questions about the town's recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist. And with winter's most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse. A werewolf book. Not a romance. Not at all.

©2016 Podium Publishing; 2014 Keith C. Blackmore

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Add another feather in Keith's cap!

I LOVED THE MOUNTAIN MAN OMNIBUS! And the prequel was very much wanted and needed. Already owning all of his other works, I decided to dive into this. I'll admit it did take me about an hour to get in the "groove", but well worth the wait! And to think, I have two more additions to listen to!😎

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GREAT WEREWOLF BOOK !!

I love keith c. blackmore i cant wait to read the rest of this series,if you havent read the "Mountain man" series you HAVE to its awesome! Cant wait to start "Breeds 2"

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I love this author!

This was my first book after completing "The Mountain Man"series, which took over my life it was so great! I love the originality of the story, and graphic details that at times had my mouth hanging open with shock, but no one reads a werewolf book for a romantic happy ending. I also really enjoyed the backstory of the politics of werewolf society, with "marshalls" and high order werewolves who call the shots. Can't wait to start book two!

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Mr Blackmore is the man!

Finally Mr Blackmore returns! One of my favourite zombie authors has delivered a new title 'Breed'. It is not a zombie title but boy was it good! It gets even better, Sean Runnette is the narrator. This guy has the perfect voice for any of Keith C Blackmore's characters, that is if you speed it up to at least 1.25x speed and easily 1.5x speed in most parts.

Seriously I couldn't get enough of this one. Stuff it I am not going to sprout on about this.... just do yourself a favour and buy this one, in fact do yourself a favour and pre order the second one!

Every bit as good as the Mountain Man series. Perhaps better!

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Good old Blackmore!

I'm just fascinated by the way Blackmore writes. He's so down-to-earth about it. feels like real conversations

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Blackmore is amazing

I didn’t know how I’d feel listening to Breeds after Mountain Man. It did take me a bit to get into this one. It wasn’t love at the first few seconds like with Gus. But once the story began to take off I was really connected.

The way Blackmore creates and layers characters is amazing, the build was slow but really pleasant. I think the sequels will be even better, I cannot wait to hear what happens.

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Not a typical werewolf story

I thought this was going to be a typical werewolf story. I was pleasantly surprised when it explored experimentation and perversion of the werewolf 'breed'. Many characters were well flawed and likable. Parts of the story written from the animal's perspective was unexpected and enjoyable. The narrator punctuated the setting and character in a believable and enjoyable manner. Loved it!

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  • SH
  • 05-31-18

Couldn't Stop Listening

Great book!! I just couldn't stop listening. Finished it in two days. New twist to a Werewolf tale.

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Wow! Great Writing! Great Narration!

Impressive writing style and just as impressive narration! Truly unique twist on the darkly enchanting mythos of werewolves.

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grow to love.

slow start great finish!. wish it was longer though. Flew by!! would read again !

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  • Michael
  • 04-06-17

Surprisingly Good

What did you like most about Breeds, Book 1?

I only bought this book because I enjoyed the Mountain Man series so much. I am glad I did. Brilliantly written and excellently narrated.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Borland. Even though he isn't really one of the main characters he was believable and 3-dimentional; not at all your typical 2-dimentional "bad guy".

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

His accents. Runnette did an excellent job of bringing the book and the characters to life.

Any additional comments?

A note to Keith Blackmore (even though I doubt he'll ever read it): Please stay away from overworked, tired cliches. I sighed when I heard the narrator speak the words "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist" - although this has been used in too many books, tv shows and movies to mention it reminds me of the awful Swatzenegger movie End of Days. You're writing is so much better than that and such a cheap line betrays your talent and taints your work!

A note to Audible: I really hope Audible have plans to bring more of Blackmore's books to listeners. I am very disappointed that there are only 2 series of books from this writer. The Mountain Man series of books are my favourite downloads from my many years of membership and Breeds book 1 was almost as good.

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  • Rebekah
  • 10-26-16

Enjoyed fully !

Great Twists in the story I really wasn't expecting.
Performance by Sean Runette was brilliant as normal.
First werewolf book and I actually loved it.! Witty, humorous and kept my attention all the way through! First book by Keith C Blackmore and have to say I will have a look at Mountain Man it has great reviews too.!
Going to listen to Breeds 2....

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  • Mr. JP
  • 10-26-16

Another epic book

If you enjoyed mountain men, yeh, this one is different, but just as "finger lickkin good".

Glued to...my headphones. Great reader too.

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  • Suze
  • 07-28-16

a new look at a subject that's been done to death

I'm not getting the narrator as much as I did RC BRAY. but not so bad I didn't get drawn in
to the story. Quite good but MM is a hard one to follow so if judged on its own still a great book.

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  • Lisa
  • 06-11-16

amazing

Wow, just......wow, and from one of my favourite readers too. You really have to listen to this book.



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  • Matt E
  • 10-01-16

A must listen for Blackmore fans!!!

Love Keith C Blackmore's
Mountain man series and was disappointed to hear that that series is on hold(I hope) But!!!!! This is a really cool book. The mighty Sean Runette has narrated this really well! Really love the characters and the flow of the story!!
Blackmore is back in the driving seat
Of master story teller!! Bring on book 2
I can't wait

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  • Michael Brodigan
  • 09-21-16

The (Audible) world needs more Keith C Blackmore.

Where does Breeds, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is definitely a top 10 audio book for me.

What did you like best about this story?

The book flowed at a great pace and didn't take an age to get to the crux of the story. The excellent use of profanity is an art form. For KCB to write and the narrator to perform such venomous words in a way that it makes you burst out laughing is brilliant .......

Any additional comments?

I've never been a big follower of the werewolf, vampire genre but after listening to the Mountain Man series I was desperate to see what Keith C Blackmore's other books were like and it didn't disappoint. I cant wait for the other books in the series to be released and hope that some of his other books get recorded for Audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-17-16

Another brilliant book

Great story and brilliant performance. If you liked the mountain man series, you'll like this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-16

brilliant

loved it. I will be waiting for more.
not many books make me want to finish in one go but as mountain man did so does breeds. fantastic. please let's have more.

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  • J.E
  • 07-12-16

Excellent as usual from Blackmore

This guy is a fabulous author and I am so glad I found his work. A fitting audible follow up to the Mountain man series. Runnette had RC Bray's very big boots to fill as far as narration, and he has done a great job. Can't wait for part 2!

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  • Amanda
  • 10-06-16

Gripping stuff

I don't normally do this genre of book, but the supernatural themes seem to beckon. The authors' crafting of the scenery and characters in vivid detail and the dialogue turn of phrase, whilst very course at times, being me from edge do your seat to out loud chuckle, all in the space of a minute or so. If you don't mind raw bloody violence and salty language, give it a go.

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  • Ben
  • 03-26-17

A really good book

I wouldn't normally go for a werewolf book, but I like this author, so I gave it a go. I'm glad I did. This book takes the classic werewolf story in a new direction. Loved it. :)