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The Man with the Golden Torc Audiobook

The Man with the Golden Torc: Secret Histories, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Shaman Bond, aka Eddie Drood, scion of the ancient Drood family. He is devoted to protecting humanity from the forces of darkness. Protected by the secret weapon received at birth by all members of the Drood family - a magical gold torc (i.e., a neck ring) that turns into a suit of nearly impervious golden armor - Eddie faces arcane dangers with healthy doses of wry self-confidence and sarcasm. Then the family matriarch sends him on a mission that turns out to be a deadly setup. Declared a rogue, Eddie teams up with short-tempered witch Molly Metcalf to find out why he's been betrayed.

©2007 by Simon R. Green (P)2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"This spy yarn is packed with enough humor, action and plot twists to satisfy fans who prefer their adventure shaken, not stirred." (Publishers Weekly)
"Green sustains a good spy thriller's breakneck action with lots of magic, strange creatures, and even some character growth and romance." (Booklist)

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    A conspiracy theorist Dreamland! Magic, aliens, technology, time travel! Characters you fall in love with despite everything!

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    john matos 02-25-17
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    it reads like a middle school English project it could have been really good too

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    whimsical and witty book. I found that I couldn't stop laughing. can't wait to get my hands on the next book.

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    Glenn Parris Lawrenceville, GA, US 02-19-17
    Glenn Parris Lawrenceville, GA, US 02-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story for middle grade to adult"

    Surprisingly entertaining performance complete with east end accent and popular American references. This is one of the most inventive use of cliches I've ever heard. Even when you see them coming, they're fun. Action, romance, sci Fi and fantasy with the narrative vibe of The Martian or The Intern's Handbook. The main character voice is great, but some of the other vocal characterizations are off putting. Good performance overall.

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    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 01-28-17
    Tim apalachin, NY, United States 01-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    I almost stopped reading because it seemed so juvenile. however after a few chapters it got better and turned out to be an enjoyable read.

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    Amazon Customer HOUSTON, TX, United States 01-26-17
    Amazon Customer HOUSTON, TX, United States 01-26-17 Member Since 2014

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    I'd really love to know how the major plot twist works in either the modern or Medieval worlds, because it's a damn hard thing to hide.

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    I have enjoyed many of his books before but this one was too out there for me to even finish.

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    Vine Kootenays, BC, Canada 01-21-17
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    "It's a style thing"

    Well, for the first time since purchasing my Audible membership I really wish I had read the book instead of listening to it. The concepts and world building were interesting and fresh. The characters had a few laughs, I liked the story line well enough, but found it was dragged down by some repetitive moments, extra cheese and thin romance plotting.

    And then there was the narrator. Many people will absolutely love the bouncy irreverent cadence, calling it fun and witty. I found it awkward and waaaay overdone. I will never touch this author's work again after experiencing that lilt. Few! Finished.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. I would highly recommend this one to avid sci fi fans.

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    Amazon Customer Dallas, Gabon 01-09-17
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    "Excellent narration, great story, and nice twist."

    Admittedly, im a sucker for a good english accent. The story had some shocking scenarios and kept a reasonable pace. The action came frequently and had interesting points in between. Enjoy!

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