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Part lawman, part tracker and part magician, the Wardens are monster-hunters - tasked with protecting the people from the various, nightmarish creatures that have invaded the world of men. However, despite being descended from a long line of Wardens, 16-year-old Errol Magnus believes it to be the absolute worst job on the planet: How could a single occupation simultaneously be the most boring, abominably stupid, and extraordinarily dangerous profession imaginable?

But when his older brother Tom - the current Warden for their region - goes missing, Errol has no choice but to enter the Badlands, where monsters abide in mind-boggling numbers, to find him. During his search, Errol crosses paths with - and finds himself stalked by - the legendary Wendigo, a monster with preternatural strength and speed, as well as enhanced senses of sight, smell and hearing...and an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

Now Errol must do the impossible and not only escape from the monster (something no one has ever done before), but also avoid the unearthly legacy it leaves on all its victims - a terrifying curse known as Wendigo Fever.

©2013 Kevin Hardman (P)2017 Kevin Hardman

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Bob @ Platypire Reviews

*I received a copy of this audiobook for an honest review*

This was fun to listen to. The characters were pretty well laid out and understandable, and I felt for them. The flow was good and made for an enjoyable experience. When the action really got going, after the cabin (I'll not say more, spoilers!), I found myself tensing up pausing in whatever chore I was doing at the time to listen more closely.

I loved the different creatures that made appearances, and hope for more!

The only thing that really pulled me out of the tale was the overuse of "moreover". It just seemed to be in there a LOT, but then again, it could have just been me! This will only bother you if you're weird like me, though, hahaha.

I think anyone who enjoys magic and adventure would really like this.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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A new fantasy adventure series by a great author

Kevin hardmans kid sensation series ranks as one of my favorites also narrated by mikael naramore. The combination of this dynamic duo deliver a one two Punch of great novel and narration. The well written stories are brought to life by a talented voice artist that will pull you even deeper into the story and the lives of the charismatic characters that were created in this ever expanding world. Welcome to a post apocalypse of magic and evil beings of fae. Mythology and magic brought to life and only a handful of wardens standing between civilization and chaos. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Worth reading,

Enjoyed the story. Looking forward to this next title. Will look for books from author.

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Unexpectedly Good and Creepy

I was provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

This book turned out to be more interesting than I expected. The Warden's are very intriguing and it was awesome that they hunt down creatures. So while it's no shocker that this book features a Wendigo, it was very exciting to read about one.

Wendigo Fever is about Errol who is a Warden. He goes searching for his brother Tom, who went missing. In his search for Tom he discovers a Wendigo and soon it is stalking them. Errol must use all the training he got from his brother and his knowledge of this deadly monster to survive. It was great seeing how the Wendigo stalked them and even getting chapters in its POV, which was crazy creepy and awesome at the same time.

I really liked Mikael Naramore. This is the first book I've listened to him narrate and I really enjoyed his voice. He did a great job as Errol and the Wendigo. It made this book that much better to listen to.

Wendigo Fever was definitely an interesting book that took me no time to finish. I really liked it and am looking forward to reading more books in this series. It's definitely different from anything I've read and was very fun.

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Supernatural tv show as a book

I absolutely love the tv show Supernatural and the main characters in it. This book sort of reminds me of this especially since it does start with two brothers and one is in charge of keeping supernatural forces at bay and out of the realm of the everyday human life. There are obviously differences as they can use magic to hunt these things but it’s definitely a great fast action read.

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Side Quests

I like the premiss. I loved some of the characters. I'll keep this short. This was a short story that had promise but it kept getting distracted, i fear, in order to fill time. I almost would have liked it better if they were more direct and cut out all the side quests.

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Not horrible, but not stellar either

I'm not really sure how I came upon this book. This wasn't exactly what I suppose I was hoping for after reading the synopsis of this book from Audible. The premise itself is kind of cool & it feels like the two main characters, brothers who are Wardens...part magicians, part lawman, part trackers are doing something that if I could choose a mythical job, it actually might be this job. Apparently Errol the younger of the two brothers doesn't share my sentiment. However, Errol is forced to do his job, or rather his brother Tom's job, after Tom goes missing. My main complaints is that the book feels rushed to me & it doesn't feel like there was a lot of investigating & digging around done before Errol took off for The Badlands. My other complaint is that for whatever reason, Errol agreed to take this girl from this home that he had visited due to the family looking for his brother Tom. I'm kind of hoping that book 2 is a bit better.

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A Very Enjoyable Short Story.

From the writer and narrator combination that brought us the Kid Sensation novels comes a new series. Wardens are magic users that protect rural towns from all manner of supernatural beasts and predators. Sixteen-year-old Errol Magnus came from a long line of Wardens. Yet Errol had no interest in being a Warden. He much preferred to go live and work in a big city far away from Warden work. Of course, with Errol's older, strong-willed brother being the current Warden, Errol had no choice but to be trained in the family business.

Learning the family trade was one thing, but When Tom never comes home from a mission that should have only taken a few days, the townsfolk eventually begin to treat Errol as the new Warden. Errol wants no part of the job, but soon enough, he finds himself performing dangerous Warden duties.

Between the writing and the narration, “Wendigo Fever” is a wonderful fantasy story that’s worth your time. My only complaint is that it was a short story instead of a full-length novel.

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Listen to it while I’m studying

I like listening to audiobooks while I am doing other things, to have something steady playing. It helps me keep focused. This was a good book for that because the narration was pleasant. There were a few places in the middle that were very scary. I plan on getting the second book and will re-listen to it to get a better feel for the story when I’m not distracted, but based on the snippets that I did ingest, the story was pretty solid as well.

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Cool story!

This is a fantasy/horror in my opinion and a short listen. The main character Errol is brother of the Warden and the man who keeps the land safe from horrible creatures. When his brother disappears and the people have problems that need assistance he rises to the occasion. He helps those in peril and also seeks his brother.

What he finds is gruesome, more gruesome than the zombie and revanant, a wendigo. He has to find a way to destroy it even though they can't be killed. By his side is a young lady who insisted on joining him. Together they make a cute team.

There are equal helpings of horror, gore and mystery. The characters are lively and the world building is amazing! I'm definitely checking out the next book in the series.

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  • Emily
  • 06-03-17

Short

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is a short novel that begins the Warden series. A Warden is somebody who takes care of their local town and protects it from creatures, like the titular wendigo. Errol, the apprentice to his brother who is the town Warden, is thrust into the role that he doesn't want after his brother goes missing. Accompanied by a girl from the town, they set off to discover what happened to his brother.

I liked the premise of this book. I love the idea of there being Wardens. And I thought that the interaction between the two main characters was pretty good. But the book itself just didn't grab me.

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  • Scott R
  • 05-16-17

Great read

Found the story fairly typical to start with usual young teen trying to do his best against a better more capable brother in the family business of monster hunting.
Did find it very interesting how the author had a take on this being a future world and how the monsters/demons had been introduced into this world and how humanity now existed.
Once the story pace picked up a bit i soon found it to be an excellent story.
So much so that i went looking for the kindle copy of it.
Usual sterling performance from the narrator which i have found to be a very positive indicator of the authors work.

I received this title free in exchange for an honest review and as such represents my own honest opinion

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-16-17

".. all kinds of things that go bump in the night"

Any additional comments?

When the walls came down, all types of creatures previously thought mythical streamed through to earth. To protect the surviving population of humans, a warden system was developed, screening the surviving habitations from the monsters in the badlands. The wardens lived at the very edge of civilisation, were trained in weaponry and some magic, knew the habits of the creatures that might be encountered - and usually died young.

Errol's father had been a warden. He died when Errol was nine, when brother Tom took over from his dad. Now Errol, at 16, had been trained to be Tom's deputy. But he doesn't want to be a warden, thinking it was "stupid, boring and dangerous." But when Tom suddenly disappears, Errol has no choice . He goes into the badlands to look for his brother. What he finds is a Wendigo.

A simply written, easy on the ear, enjoyable adventure story filled with imaginative scary creatures, a well developed main protagonist and some unusually exciting battles. The excellent narration by Mikael Naramore helps bring it all to life, his careful, well paced reading of the text and clearly defined voices of the characters assisting in the build of tension inherent in the text. This is a story full of underlying humour and, although there is violence and gore at times, is very suitable for young people as well as being enjoyable for the older readers. An original and exciting romp through monster lands.