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Dangerous to Know

The Chronicles of Breed, Book 1
Narrated by: Chris Coxon
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
4 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Deadpool meets Game of Thrones in this thrilling tale of demons, dragons and treachery. 

After Breed, a thief-assassin of small renown, is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious spider, life really takes a turn for the worse. Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as The Hammer of the North within a year and a day...or else. So, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child and a timid priest for backup, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer. What could possibly go wrong? 

Grim, dark and funny, Dangerous to Know is the first audiobook in the epic sword and sorcery trilogy The Chronicles of Breed.

When it was first published in 2014, this story was short-listed for the Robert Holdstock, British Fantasy Society, Best Novel Award.

©2018 K. T. Davies (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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this was not even remotely close to as funny

so due to the lies in your advertisement you get a 3-star rating I will probably continue listening to the series

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Disappointing

I have not been a fan of this book. I couldn’t even get through it. This book seems to lack development of the main character and tries much too hard to be witty and funny but at the expense of plot and a developed character. I’m used to fiction like the powder mage trilogy, the shadow campaigns, and the dagger and the coin. This just pales in comparison to these other titles. Save your credits.

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meh... not the worst, not the best

too many pauses in the reading. It was like there was a break whenever the reader stumbled.

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  • Heather
  • MURFREESBORO, TN, United States
  • 11-14-18

narrator isn't bad, this is bad editing.

I feel like this narrator does a fine job. The akward pauses could easily be edited out.

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Painful reading

I think the story was ok, I couldn't make it past 3 hours in. The reading is painful and a dont remember much outside of that voice...

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audio editing was bad

the oddly placed 2 second pause dropped in conversation broke the flow of this story badly

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  • Jrinaldi
  • Poughkeepsie, NY, United States
  • 10-25-18

needs better narrating

could be a good story, main character alittle self absorbed? is he a master warrior or someone who thinks he is? all big fights he loses. surrounding cast alittle under developed, tobias seems over powered for his demeanor? and breed to under powered for his arrogance? not earned arrogance? as for people fearing his power? it wasn't setup good due to lack of power? interesting story but more development is needed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-18

Excellent, a funny fantasy novel

The style of reading has a unique tempo that takes some getting used to but becomes integral to the feel of the characters. Accents add to well rounded and sometimes very funny character creation and story.

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  • Basil83
  • 11-12-18

really enjoyed book 1&2, now looking to the third

loved it, but they dont do book 3 on audible?
the Chronicles of breed is a great read and listen

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  • G. P. Brown
  • 10-28-18

Dark Fantasy with a dose of humour!

This was an engaging dark fantasy that mixed gritty world building and action with fun and memorable characters and witty hilarious dialogue. I loved following Breed on his misadventures!

My initial reaction to Chris Coxon's narration was a negative one but by the time I was an hour into the story he had won me over. He really got the tone of the story and his performance brought it to life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-15-18

Brilliant fantasy adventure

Amazing book, so easy to follow and filled with likable characters. Will definitely be picking up the sequel.

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  • natasha zampaglione
  • 12-05-18

Narrator is awful

This was a struggle not help by the awful narrator, seriously so many times I think it’s dropped out in my car but it’s just him having an unnaturally long pause
The story also took a lot of effort to get into that being said by the end I finally started to get into it so have bought the second book- warning this second also starts slow and painful so I’m hoping it speeds up well
But yeah this narrator-terrible!

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  • Miss Kris
  • 10-28-18

Might have been better with a different narrator.

Couldn't finish this book. Was not able to engage with the story at all. Dissappointed