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Dangerous to Know

The Chronicles of Breed, Book 1
Narrated by: Chris Coxon
Series: The Chronicles of Breed, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Summary

Deadpool meets Game of Thrones in this thrilling tale of demons, dragons and treachery. 

After Breed, a thief-assassin of small renown, is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious spider, life really takes a turn for the worse. Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as The Hammer of the North within a year and a day...or else. So, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child and a timid priest for backup, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer. What could possibly go wrong? 

Grim, dark and funny, Dangerous to Know is the first audiobook in the epic sword and sorcery trilogy The Chronicles of Breed.

When it was first published in 2014, this story was short-listed for the Robert Holdstock, British Fantasy Society, Best Novel Award.

©2018 K. T. Davies (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Simply awful!

The story would have fairly enjoyable if the narrator and editor had any skill.

This maybe a book I try and read. The editor has stitched together the audio of this book like its Frankenstein. Way too many long gaps which breaks up the story and the flow.

The narrator lacks skill to convey a gripping story.

Same really, the story seemed like it could have been fun.

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Unlistenable

The narrator has stopped me from listening to this book.

The writing might be great, the story could be a classic, I will never know because I'd rather rip my ears off than listen to this.

The overly long pauses, the monotone delivery, the awful pronunciation!

I had this on 1.15% listening speed and the breaks in narration were still like chasms between clauses.

Sorry, but a child reading in a school assembly in front of parents is easier to follow than this.

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Overall Good, bad editing.

Great sorry, audiobook has sloppy editing with large quiet gaps in conversations. It leaves you wondering if the audiobook has stopped playing or not, and often kills the flow in the excellently written witty back and forths.

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couldn't finish it

After four hours I gave up. I found the main character too annoying, nothing like Deadpool. Also, the narrator leaves too long of a pause between sentences and I found that annoying and distracting.

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Fantastic story

Really enjoyed the humour and wit in the story. More please. The narration was clear.

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superb

great read ,well written modern classic potential. superb characters left wanting more. clever twists and turns

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great story

the story was hard to get into but by the time I was half way through I was glad I made the effort, brilliant writing!

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feels like a young adult novel with swear words.

after reading reviews was hoping for a dark/gritty/fun novel, but just sounds childish. am sure it would be great if I was a teenager, but didn't see "young adult" anywhere when purchasing.

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Sack the editor!

Wow this is awful! The long pauses make it impossible to listen to, they’re so jarring.

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Fast paced, fantasy novel.

This was not my normal genre but having enjoyed books by this narrator before I thought I would give it a try and was not disappointed. The narrator brought the characters to life with his different voices. The main character, Breed, is a witty character, with a slightly weird, cruel sense of humour. It was fast paced and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels.

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  • Matthew Steinhour
  • 05-12-18

Disappointing

I have not been a fan of this book. I couldn’t even get through it. This book seems to lack development of the main character and tries much too hard to be witty and funny but at the expense of plot and a developed character. I’m used to fiction like the powder mage trilogy, the shadow campaigns, and the dagger and the coin. This just pales in comparison to these other titles. Save your credits.

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  • Pete Knox
  • 20-03-19

Deadpool my a$$

There was nothing funny here, it is a flavorless slog through clotted oatmeal of a storyline. I had to put it away after 3 chapters. Very predictable, no clever humor, basically a snoozefest. if i can find a way to get my money back, I'm willing to call it even.

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  • matthew
  • 09-10-18

audio editing was bad

the oddly placed 2 second pause dropped in conversation broke the flow of this story badly

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  • Dylan
  • 07-11-19

I really enjoyed this book start to finish.

I loved it!!!!! it was engaging from start to finish. It made you want to finish and see what would happen next!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-10-19

A Delightful, often unholy, Story Full of Fun

This Novel is full of humorous and interesting characters with lighthearted disrespect for traditional values. The main character is an amoral rogue who often does the heroic thing despite himself. Almost no romance but embroidered with love and caring for other characters.

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  • josue
  • 26-09-19

False advertisement

It wasn't a bad story by any means but the ads hype up the story a little too much.

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  • Balambao
  • 25-05-19

Long pauses?

The narrator pauses way too long. Made me flick my headset on and off a few times... frustrating. Other than that it was good.

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  • thomas scott mccarty
  • 20-05-19

uggggggggh

struggled to listen to the narrator not fun and the story is just not there for me.

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  • tyler dempsey
  • 05-05-19

surprisingly excellent

loved this book. narrating was great. story was great. wasn't expecting it to be as good as other reviews had said, but was very pleasantly surprised.

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  • JarrodJ S.
  • 02-04-19

Not exctly what I like.

Just realized that there are different styles of writing and this book seems to be written in what I call single story line. It doesn't split into separate "mini stories" and I just didn't care for it.