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Summary

In a near-deserted coastal village, odd things are happening. Strangers are asking questions about the town's recluse. A local hunter discovers naked footprints in the snow. The stray dog population has ceased to exist. And with winter's most powerful weapon bearing down, things are about to become much, much worse. A werewolf book. Not a romance. Not at all.

©2016 Podium Publishing; 2014 Keith C. Blackmore

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Surprisingly Good

What did you like most about Breeds, Book 1?

I only bought this book because I enjoyed the Mountain Man series so much. I am glad I did. Brilliantly written and excellently narrated.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Borland. Even though he isn't really one of the main characters he was believable and 3-dimentional; not at all your typical 2-dimentional "bad guy".

What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

His accents. Runnette did an excellent job of bringing the book and the characters to life.

Any additional comments?

A note to Keith Blackmore (even though I doubt he'll ever read it): Please stay away from overworked, tired cliches. I sighed when I heard the narrator speak the words "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist" - although this has been used in too many books, tv shows and movies to mention it reminds me of the awful Swatzenegger movie End of Days. You're writing is so much better than that and such a cheap line betrays your talent and taints your work!

A note to Audible: I really hope Audible have plans to bring more of Blackmore's books to listeners. I am very disappointed that there are only 2 series of books from this writer. The Mountain Man series of books are my favourite downloads from my many years of membership and Breeds book 1 was almost as good.

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a new look at a subject that's been done to death

I'm not getting the narrator as much as I did RC BRAY. but not so bad I didn't get drawn in
to the story. Quite good but MM is a hard one to follow so if judged on its own still a great book.

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amazing

Wow, just......wow, and from one of my favourite readers too. You really have to listen to this book.



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Enjoyed fully !

Great Twists in the story I really wasn't expecting.
Performance by Sean Runette was brilliant as normal.
First werewolf book and I actually loved it.! Witty, humorous and kept my attention all the way through! First book by Keith C Blackmore and have to say I will have a look at Mountain Man it has great reviews too.!
Going to listen to Breeds 2....

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Another epic book

If you enjoyed mountain men, yeh, this one is different, but just as "finger lickkin good".

Glued to...my headphones. Great reader too.

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A must listen for Blackmore fans!!!

Love Keith C Blackmore's
Mountain man series and was disappointed to hear that that series is on hold(I hope) But!!!!! This is a really cool book. The mighty Sean Runette has narrated this really well! Really love the characters and the flow of the story!!
Blackmore is back in the driving seat
Of master story teller!! Bring on book 2
I can't wait

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The (Audible) world needs more Keith C Blackmore.

Where does Breeds, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is definitely a top 10 audio book for me.

What did you like best about this story?

The book flowed at a great pace and didn't take an age to get to the crux of the story. The excellent use of profanity is an art form. For KCB to write and the narrator to perform such venomous words in a way that it makes you burst out laughing is brilliant .......

Any additional comments?

I've never been a big follower of the werewolf, vampire genre but after listening to the Mountain Man series I was desperate to see what Keith C Blackmore's other books were like and it didn't disappoint. I cant wait for the other books in the series to be released and hope that some of his other books get recorded for Audible.

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Another brilliant book

Great story and brilliant performance. If you liked the mountain man series, you'll like this.

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brilliant

loved it. I will be waiting for more.
not many books make me want to finish in one go but as mountain man did so does breeds. fantastic. please let's have more.

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Excellent as usual from Blackmore

This guy is a fabulous author and I am so glad I found his work. A fitting audible follow up to the Mountain man series. Runnette had RC Bray's very big boots to fill as far as narration, and he has done a great job. Can't wait for part 2!

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  • Linda
  • 25-06-17

Good but gruesome and vicious...

Not for the faint of heart...Trying to go outside my comfort zone and listen to new things, I liked this listen but the gore factor is 10 plus, it comes down to war of Breeds and one barely makes it out. This is a series, not quite good enough for me to continue on, the narrator did a good job but there were a lot of characters and it was difficult for me to distinguish between them at times.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 05-10-16

PARTY DARTS

ONE YOUNG FK AT A TIME
I am a big fan of Blackmore, just read my reviews for Hospital and Mountain Man Omnibus. I was very excited to get this. I thought Blackmore came up with a unique twist on Werewolves and I really liked Max, the German Shepard. Honestly I could not keep my mind on this. Other than Max, I did not really care for any of the other characters and running around eating people only goes so far with me. Part of the problem could be the narrator. I have never really cared for his patronizing voice. Thousands love him. I knew going in, he was narrating, but if written well enough, I figured I would enjoy. I have enjoyed other books he has narrated. I am afraid this book suffers from Trilogyitis. This book was stretched out in order to save something for the next two books. I will not continue this series.

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  • The Zombie Specialist
  • 13-07-16

Mr Blackmore is the man!

Finally Mr Blackmore returns! One of my favourite zombie authors has delivered a new title 'Breed'. It is not a zombie title but boy was it good! It gets even better, Sean Runnette is the narrator. This guy has the perfect voice for any of Keith C Blackmore's characters, that is if you speed it up to at least 1.25x speed and easily 1.5x speed in most parts.

Seriously I couldn't get enough of this one. Stuff it I am not going to sprout on about this.... just do yourself a favour and buy this one, in fact do yourself a favour and pre order the second one!

Every bit as good as the Mountain Man series. Perhaps better!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-03-18

Not my cup of tea.

This book wasn't for me. If you are an animal lover and/or if the torture of animals bothers you, then DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! I stopped at the torture part and did not finish.

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  • Annette Franks
  • 10-02-18

Exceeded my expectations

I purchased this book because of the narrator Sean Runette, his range is amazing and I love his voice. Because of him I stuck with the book and wow, I’m glad I did, what a great story and I can’t wait for the next book!! If you’re on the fence about this purchase I encourage you to take the plunge, totally worth it!

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  • mlabonte001
  • 09-02-18

GREAT WEREWOLF BOOK !!

I love keith c. blackmore i cant wait to read the rest of this series,if you havent read the "Mountain man" series you HAVE to its awesome! Cant wait to start "Breeds 2"

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  • Mike Stevens
  • 04-04-17

Gripping

What did you like best about this story?

This audiobook reminded me of sitting in a dark bar on a stormy night listening to a grizzled old man at the end of the bar telling a scary story as he sips his whiskey. Fantastic. A werewolf story that made my shoulders ache from tension.

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  • josh
  • 17-02-17

Blackmore rips your guts out again!

What did you like best about this story?

Normally I'm not into werewolves, but Blackmores zombie books are at the top of my list for good writing/ story telling and brutal blood and guts. Breeds did not disappoint! likable characters. guts, blood, cut down shot guns, running for your life, and pissed of old men.
A+ with a red pen!

Any additional comments?

one tiny little plot hole in the middle. I wouldn't say anything because the book is so good. but this one is my personal pet peeve. oxygen, by it self, is not explosive or flammable. there needs to be a fuel present. "combustion triangle". Just filling a room with o2 will do nothing.

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  • John
  • 03-10-16

Keith Blackmore doesn't disappoint

What other book might you compare Breeds, Book 1 to and why?

I really enjoyed the mountain man series, which is why I decided to try this book. I did like the mountain man better. But I found this one entertaining as well.

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  • coreybeth
  • 26-06-16

HOLY cow what an awesome book!

I can't wait for part 2!!! I'm listening to it thinking why hasn't anyone else come up with this idea! Between listening to the wonderful Mr. Voice Mr. Sean Runnett & hearing what could have been Riley talking I had to double check tomake sure I wasn't listening to Tufo LOL. So .........Storm in the secluded town with a monster for a neighbor. Seems his elders don't think their own kind should be left in peace to die & send wardons to take care of him. He has a differing opinion. I won't give away too much but lets just say people aren't the only animal that can turn into weres!!!! This was a great book. I'm positive it will get picked up for a movie or series. No doubt. It's a brillant twist on the werewolf story. BRILLIANT. Just enough gore, just enough suspense, great characters, anything Sean narrates I'll read as long as there's no glowing vampires bluck, monsters as they should be mean and unpredictable. You will not regret this purchase at all. LOVED it!!!!

10 of 17 people found this review helpful