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  • The Warded Man [Dramatized Adaptation]

  • Demon Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: full cast
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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The Warded Man [Dramatized Adaptation]

By: Peter V. Brett
Narrated by: full cast
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Summary

Mankind has ceded the night to the corelings, demons that rise up out of the ground each day at dusk, killing and destroying at will until dawn, when the sun banishes them back to the Core. As darkness falls, the world’s few surviving humans hide behind magical wards, praying the magic can see them through another night. As years pass, the distances between each tiny village seem longer and longer. It seems nothing can harm the corelings, or bring humanity back together.    

Born into these isolated hamlets are three children. A Messenger teaches young Arlen that fear, more than the demons, has crippled humanity. Leesha finds her perfect life destroyed by a simple lie and is reduced to gathering herbs for an old woman more fearsome than the demons at night. And Rojer’s life is changed forever when a traveling minstrel comes to his town and plays his fiddle.    

But these three children all have something in common. They are all stubborn and know that there is more to the world than what they’ve been told, if only they can risk leaving their safe wards to find it.

Narrated by: Christopher Graybill, Colleen Delany, Delores King Williams, Elizabeth Jernigan, Eric Messner, James Lewis, Joe Brack, Joseph Thornhill, Ken Jackson, Michael Glenn, Michael John Casey, Mort Shelby, Nick DePinto, Richard Rohan, Steven Carpenter, Terence Aselford, Thomas Penny

©2010 Peter V. Brett (P)2021 GraphicAudio

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Love the series and enjoyed this more than I though I would

So The demon cycle books are up there with my all time favs and I’ve both read and listened to the books many times but this is my first time listening to a dramatised version. I struggled a bit at first but actually the actors/narrators did an amazing job and I really enjoyed it, so much so that I’ve just purchased the rest of the series and can’t wait to get stuck in!

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  • 12-06-22

Great story, pacey narrator!

The story is great amd well thought out. unfortunately the original audiobook is better but only because the narrator seems to be in a hurry to read his part. The characters are all performed excellently but the narrator seems intent on delivering 'no pun intended' his lines in a speedy tone that falls short of the stories full potential.
still enjoyed it and will try the next book in the dramatised version but if it's the same then I will likely stick to the originals.

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  • Jacob Voegele
  • 29-10-21

should have been an actual movie/tv series

this is my 3rd time reading/listening to this book series but this was my 1st graphic audio book & I loved it should have been an actual movie. the narration was amazing. honestly the cast that was used to read the book should be the same people that should be used in the movie/tv series (if it ever happens).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-22

Escapism at it's finest

Great world to lose yourself in, you won't regret this joy ride of a book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-08-22

Had to get used to the second half

Very good story, and I remember reading it in the days of yor. First half was very well performed, and it is my first dramatized adaptation experience. Second half felt, fast, I suppose. The narrator sounded a little but “faster” than in the first half, but once you get used to it, it isn’t such a problem.
All in all, had me captivated all day. (I listened to the whole thing within 24 hours)

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  • George Kutterna
  • 16-03-22

the non movie version is better

I really enjoy the original narrative more

the graphic audio narrator in the "second" book read very quickly and was hard to follow

if I haven't read trh original and listen to the original I may have got lost

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  • Javier deleon
  • 12-03-22

brought to life

I love this rendition. the voices and sounds in this dramatization brought this story from my imagination to life. I always wondered what these people would've sounded like and how to pronounce the names properly. I'm saddened that I can't yet afford the rest of the series. as I listened to this story I could close my eyes and almost see the adventure in my minds eye.

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  • steven see
  • 31-12-21

great story, decent narrator

was not a fan of the narrator but the story is great and I like how in depth the author writes the characters and paints the visions he had for them.

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  • 30-10-21

Falls off a cliff

3/4 of the first book is great, then felt rushed to end. Some characters don't make sense at all (leesha) I'm on the 3rd book and its hit and miss by the chapter. If you're looking for a great series to lose yourself in, this isn't it. If you're really into the GraphicAudio format or just relentlessly consume fantasy its fine