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The Desert Spear Audiobook

The Desert Spear

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Publisher's Summary

Peter Brett’s The Desert Spear continues the post-apocalyptic adventure he began in his highly acclaimed debut, The Warded Man.

The world remains under siege by demonkind stalking the land when the sun goes down. But a new hero has risen from the desert. Claiming to be the mythical Deliverer, Ahmann Jardir now rides alongside the allied desert tribes of Krasia. Jardir and his fellows are on an epic quest to vanquish the demons plaguing the world and bring humanity back from the brink of extinction.

Listen to the first book, The Warded Man.

©2010 Peter V. Brett (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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    chad 06-02-15
    chad 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I almost gave it up with over half of the book in the desert spear."

    Didn't need to spend 10 hours on jardeers (spelling) history. I hope the series doesn't continue to do this with other characters; telling the same series of events in painstaking detail in someone news perspective.

    The narrator did a great job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Dallas, TX 05-04-15
    Dennis Dallas, TX 05-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book confused me at first. It started with a different perspective involving the first book. The story premise is great, and I enjoy it when the author can focus on the story. But he fills, what I consider the story line, with sexual exploits, which may act as filler, but distracts from the story. Although disappointed in this aspect, of what could be a great fantasy novel.

    Having said that, I did purchase this second book after having problems with the first book, and now will purchase the third book given I am trapped into finding out the ending.

    Hopefully there will be a conclusion soon.


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    Craig 03-29-15
    Craig 03-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Likes it but"

    I enjoyed the book except the first 1/4 I didn't really care to read about one of the "villains" they try to make him appear good but at first it tells about how they kill the week and rape all the women and then it has the smartest person in the book fall for him and acting like she doesn't even know about all the things he has done.

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    Anna 05-28-13
    Anna 05-28-13
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    "a tremendous story!"

    And so we travel into a new world, or maybe not. The intricate descriptions and the cultural mores are enough to satisfy an amateur cultural anthropologist, while balancing the information in and through a fantasy epic that is at the front of the line!
    Take the trip! It will not disappoint.

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    Amazon Customer PARKERSBURG, WV, US 05-27-13
    Amazon Customer PARKERSBURG, WV, US 05-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "GREAT READ"

    I have loved the first two books now and I recommend them as a big YES! You must read them in order to be able to hang onto the plot and people.

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    Amazon Customer Tomball, Texas, United States 04-26-13
    Amazon Customer Tomball, Texas, United States 04-26-13 Member Since 2013
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    "The Other Side of the Story of The Warded Man"
    What made the experience of listening to The Desert Spear the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the way this brought the prospective of the Warded Man's Desert Nemesis into the totality of the story. We learn from childhood his story and how he developed into one of the main characters of the story. It then takes it beyond to continue the story of the Warded Man.


    Any additional comments?

    A good sequel to The Warded Man bringing in new points of view and giving depth to all the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tez L Los Angeles, CA USA 02-05-13
    Tez L Los Angeles, CA USA 02-05-13 Member Since 2011

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    "The classic middle child of a trilogy"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I have very much enjoyed the two Demon Cycle books, but this one definitely suffers from whatI liken to being the "middle child" of a series, though I think there will be more than three books. There is a lot of character development and very little talking about the world that fascinates me so much. Brett touches on it, as if he is very much teasing us about the fascinating world he has created beneath the Earth's crust.

    All my disappointment aside, the book is a great listen, the characters are fascinating and colorful and I can't wait for the next one.


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    Robert Anna, TX, United States 01-30-13
    Robert Anna, TX, United States 01-30-13
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    "Out of all the books I have read, this shines!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Desert Spear to be better than the print version?

    Because of my poor eye sight, I have never read the printed version of this book, but believe it would be just as good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found myself drawn into the emotions of the characters. Hating the man from the desert for his betrayal, but understanding the need that drives him. The characters are rich and far from perfect people. They seem almost real.


    Which character – as performed by Pete Bradbury – was your favorite?

    The junglar Rouger


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 01-23-13
    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "More like this"
    Where does The Desert Spear rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    What did you like best about this story?

    The imagination army characters. Sand demons, come on, who doesn't love that


    Which character – as performed by Pete Bradbury – was your favorite?

    All of them


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A must see. Too intense for words


    Any additional comments?

    Looking for more books like this and The Warded Man, Great Bazzare. Need more demons of this type

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Devin WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, United States 12-16-12
    Devin WEST VALLEY CITY, UT, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to The Desert Spear the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed how the author can tell the same scene from multiple characters' perspectives. It adds depth to the experience.


    What other book might you compare The Desert Spear to and why?

    Warbreaker


    What about Pete Bradbury’s performance did you like?

    I liked how he could make you both love and hate the same character depending on whose perspective he was reading from.


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

    Definitely, I stayed up all night to finish it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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