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Wendigo Fever

Warden, Book 1
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Warden, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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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.

7 of 7 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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excellent book

exciting and full of adventure and well narrated. Immediately started book 2 and it's just as exciting

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Slightly horrifying 💛

Great characters and creatures, straightforward world building, fast paced throughtout, slightly horrifying vividly descriptive writing. I loved it.
I was given this audible book for free and I freely give my opinion and rating.

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Well written and loving the new series!

I am loving this and jumped right to the next in the series. I have read them all and cannot rave enough about the series! Grab the series and enjoy. If you like the TV show Supernatural, this book series is for you!

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Nice, short book, suitable for young teens, adults

As a reader and listener of mostly hard science fiction, it took me a while to get into the story. But it's well done and captured my interest enough to listen to all 3 books. Each book gets better.

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Wendigo Fever

Wow!This is a very good book to start a new series! Errol's brother Tom a warden.Wardens rid the land of monsters.When his brother doesn't return from a one day trip,Errol goes out to find out why.He faces numerous creatures and peril.. Mikeal Naramore was a really good narrator. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

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excellent book

Mikael Naramore is a great narrator This book is excellent I really enjoyed Wendigo Fever

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Twists and turns ...

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review via the author. These comments are wholly my own. I received this book in a group of audiobooks and would not have regularly chosen the sub-genre but for a three hour book, I thought I would give it a try. (sub-genre reference: fantasy, horror, zombies.)

This was an original take on a coming of age story. The 16-year old protagonist is sure that the family profession would be the worst possible. Given the vehemence, you know where the story will go, but you certainly don't know how it will get there. The number of twists and turns in 3 hours was pretty impressive. Think roller coaster.

Although this is the beginning of a series, this book could stand alone for the most part. I was very happy to see that. I don't mind foreshadowing for the next book, setting the scene, or an epilogue, but cliffhangers are beyond annoying.

The "monsters" were different enough that I could be tempted to overcome my aversion to zombies and continue the series. My aversion is primarily due to the over-abundance of zombie books/stories out there and the number of zombies in each book. Low numbers in this book.

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What a great adventure!

This was a really well told adventure story! Some of the elements of the setting and the creatures reminded me of the book The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub, but this was definitely not as bleak or depressing. Errol is a great character and Kevin Hardman captured the essence of a frustrated teenager tasked with duty beyond his years perfectly. I loved the length of this and getting exposition into it so that we know what is going on, as well as being able to tell a story without the whole thing being *only* explanation, in that amount of time took a lot of storytelling skill. I can't wait to find out more about what happened to Tom, to learn more about this setting and to get to know more about Errol as he matures.

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  • S
  • 08-18-19

Errol doesn't want to inherit the family business

Errol really doesn't want to inherit the family business. Since his father died and his brother took on the position of Warden for the area, Errol has been conscripted as deputy and is being trained, whether he likes it or not. A Warden's job is dangerous, fighting back the hoards of supernatural creatures that keep attacking. When his brother goes missing, Errol has no choice but to enter the Badlands to search for him. There he crosses paths with the legendary Wendigo and will need everything he's ever learned in order to survive.
Quite a short book but a good introduction into this series. I'm intrigued to read about the other magical creatures Errol will encounter in future.

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  • Helen
  • 08-09-19

enjoyable story

I enjoyed this book very much
part tracker and part magician, the Wardens are monster-hunters -

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  • Placid
  • 07-26-19

Coming of age with monsters

This book is a fun read. A young man who works with his brother as a Warden to control supernatural beings but dreams of moving to the city. He is thrust into a new reality when his brother vanishes and he is required to track a monster to protect his neighbors and himself.

This is a first person telling. The story is interesting and at times amusing. The young man must develop determination and understanding to survive.

The narrator did a very good job with this material.

This book was provided free of charge and this review was freely and willingly done.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 06-25-19

Reluctant Supernatural Sheriff

I have previously listened to and enjoyed other books from this author from his superhero series, so was interested to see how this more supernatural series would turn out and on the whole I found this one to be an equally enjoyable listen as those, the main downside is probably that the fairly short length means that we probably don't get as much detail as we might like from a first book in a new series.

The wardens are supernatural protectors, defending the people in a region from the threat of strange and dangerous creatures, it is a job that the main protagonist, Errol, finds both boring and dangerous at the same time. He is forced to take on the role when his older brother goes missing and despite his reluctance, he grows into the role as the book progresses.

The narrator gave a good performance overall with a suitably dramatic delivery and sufficiently distinctive tones for the various characters to nicely enhance the book.

Overall, this was an enjoyable listen, but I'd have liked to have had a bit more world-building in there with it being book one of a series.

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

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  • Sarah
  • 05-06-19

Fantasy

I loved Terminus which is another book written by this author as well as kid sensation series. Since I have read/listened to this authors books I thought I would give this one a go. I have to admit that it is not as good as his other book but it was still a good read.
I would recommend it to those who love YA, fantasy and myths and legends.

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  • Julie
  • 04-25-19

Scary world makes for Great story

This is quite a different book for me to listen too, I normally choose murder mysteries but I enjoyed the author's Kid Sensation series and this series is read by the same narrator. Two big plusses for giving this series ago. Glad I did, I really enjoyed it. I loved the way the author left little clues as to how the story was going to unfold but there were small enough that you didn't actually see them coming, until they were explained.
Wardens protect the world from what we're once only thought of as mythical creatures and monsters but who protect the wardens. This is the question being faced by 16 year old Errol when his older brother goes missing. Not able to sit and do nothing when the villagers demand he steps up and takes his brothers place. It is not long before he is having to travel to the one place he never really wanted to go, the bad lands where the worst of the worst monsters live. Relying on just few a weapons, some magic and the knowledge past down to him from his brother he must out wit a very dangerous foe to stay alive.
I really enjoyed this book and started book two as soon as it was finished.
The narrator is just a pleasure to listen too.

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  • Mac
  • 03-26-19

Brilliant

I really enjoyed this audio book, I was surprised as any my age I wasn’t sure if I would. But I can honestly that even someone as old as me can enjoy this.
The characters and storyline are really awesome.
I highly recommend this audio book.😱😰

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  • Elizabeth Robb
  • 03-17-19

Great Story!

Great story about a young man learning what he is capable of set in a very dangerous world.  I look forward to reading more of the Warden 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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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