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The Warded Man Audiobook

The Warded Man

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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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    vampfan 09-24-15
    vampfan 09-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Must Listen for Fantasy Fans!!"

    The narrator of this story speaks very slowly so I always played the book at 1.5 speed.

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    Douglas Y. 09-24-15
    Douglas Y. 09-24-15
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    "i enjoyed it the whole way through. "

    the content kept adult without being vulgar. the story was nice and will listen again. great narrator

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    David Jones 09-23-15
    David Jones 09-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Decent world building, decent characterization"

    I enjoyed the read up until nearer the last third or so. It was engaging and had interesting world building potential. Everything change during the last third. The ending felt rushed, and there was a sexual assault followed by a complete character change for a couple of different people that made them much less interesting. It felt like cheap 'shock' writing rather than good story telling. Alright book, but nothing to keep me coming back.

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    Nick C. 09-19-15
    Nick C. 09-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not to bad.... the series may have potential."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend, especially now that I know the series a little better. The character development wasn't rushed or bypassed like so many books tend to do. Also the simple but novel idea of demons rising from the core is a new twist for me. Maybe someone else has already used it, if so I haven't had the privliedge to expierence it yet.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different take the author used for the demon manifestation (spelling?).


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

    This is my first, time. I will say that the 2nd book in the series was much better or I'm just used to him now. Either way stick with it, you'll be glad you did


    Who was the most memorable character of The Warded Man and why?

    Hard to choose


    Any additional comments?

    don't stop on book one, keep going. So far I'm on book 3 and it's only been a couple of months. I only listen to it on the way to work trying to make it last. I really look forward to the drive wondering whats going to happen next. Just when I'm starting to get to the point of "lets get on with this" the story moves along. I'm glad I found the series it's been well worth it.

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    Amazon Customer 09-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderfully exciting book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Warded Man the most enjoyable?

    It brought together how just because you grew up a certain way doesn't always mean you will follow in your parents footsteps


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The potion healer because of her own adversity found strength to become more than anyone could imagine.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the healer and the warded man meet for the first time.


    If you could rename The Warded Man, what would you call it?

    I think the name is perfect!


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    Nathan 09-13-15
    Nathan 09-13-15
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    "Captivating to the end"

    I loved the way the characters were developed and matured. You really felt you were right there in the book! Cannot wait to get Book 2!!!!

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    kris 09-12-15
    kris 09-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "slow to start but good"

    if you hang in through the different character developments, it is worth the listen. Looking forward to starting the next book in the series!

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    medein 09-11-15
    medein 09-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "poor female representation"

    good book, if you can get past the sexist, poor writing of the female charectors

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    Chris Gilchrist 09-01-15
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    "Almost the best book I have read in years thenCrap"
    What made the experience of listening to The Warded Man the most enjoyable?

    The beginning was incredible. The set up for the world was great. The building up of the characters flawless up until the main character goes off on his own. It was like the author ran out of ideas and decided to sum up. The character who is set to figure out how to save is gone for 7+years and then the answer just falls in his lap. He doesnt figure it out. The events lose any logic the character do things completely out of their character....So promising....and so utterly dissapointing. I also how one of the characters gets the frozen treatment (you know great guy until poof he all of a sudden the most horrible person)


    If you’ve listened to books by Peter V. Brett before, how does this one compare?

    n/a


    What does Pete Bradbury bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice is wonderful. He really brings the world to life. You can hear what the characters care about and it is wonderful


    If you could take any character from The Warded Man out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Probably the juggler. He was the least destroyed in the end


    Any additional comments?

    So promising....and so utterly dissapointing

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Bolstad 09-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "google and fast passed"

    jumped into the action quickly. fun read. narrator was flat in the beginning but it was the first time I have heard him.

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