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.
©2014 Keith C. Blackmore; 2016 Podium Publishing
I don't normally do this genre of book, but the supernatural themes seem to beckon. The authors' crafting of the scenery and characters in vivid detail and the dialogue turn of phrase, whilst very course at times, being me from edge do your seat to out loud chuckle, all in the space of a minute or so. If you don't mind raw bloody violence and salty language, give it a go.
"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!
"Different take on a werewolf story."
Enjoyed the twist. Looking forward to reading Book 2. Was craving a book to read and took a chance. Glad I did--new author added to list.
"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!!!!
"Loved this unique story!"
This is a very unique take on the typical werewolf story. Excellent character development and scene setting. Narrated by the awesome Sean Runnette! If you like good horror (which is sometimes hard to find), check it out!
"Action packed and riveting"
If you love werewolf books, this is one you cannot pass up! Set in a small, isolated town of Amherst Cove in Newfoundland the Warden, Borland is meddling dangerously with mother nature – he is creating a unique werewolf breed that will destroy everyone and everything. Disillusioned with the hierarchy and rules of the werewolf world, Borland begins breeding a stronger, more deadly werewolf out of revenge.
Werewolves and Wardens, Kirk and Ross must enter Amherst and destroy Borland, a warden who doesn’t follow the rules. Little did they know what Borland had done – with the help of a human, Ross and Kirk move to destroy Borland’s breeding successes and hide everything from the outside world.
What happens next is horrifying and goes against nature. How many will survive the night? And if Ross and Kirk manage to save the small cove, what happens next? If they survive will they be able to retire with their scars and wounds or will they face the same type of fate as Borland? Borland warned them - and now they are wondering what if!?!
Action packed and riveting, Keith Blackmore weaves a story that takes the listener deeper into the werewolf world than any other author. Masterfully weaving horror, he is reminiscent of other horror writers who have captivated readers with everyday occurrences and objects. Blackmore, however, is much more intense, his monsters are more deadly and provides a unique take on the werewolf tale. Blackmore has strong writing skills, moving the story at a steady pace building his characters thoroughly and providing twists that will leave the listener shaking their head in shock.
Sean Runnette does an excellent reading of Blackmore’s Breeds, Book 1. His ability to step into the book and inject the emotion, danger and fear is amazing. His pitch is perfect and he has a skill that projects the right amount of cynical and sarcastic tones. Runnette’s voice is sure, confident and calming. I could listen to him for hours.
This is truly an excellent book if you enjoy werewolves, horror and action. It is truly unique!
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"A nice twist to an old genre."
Great stories are easy to listen to and this was one of them. Good times.
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.
Love the story so unique..give us more of the Breed! I cannot wait for more!
"great read a second time around"
Great story can't wait for book 2 to come to
audible!! when will this happen??
Loved the book ....storyline is interesting and keeps the listener engaged. Extra bonus at end of book just makes you want more..guess that's the idea. I'll be getting the second book most definitely.
Wow, just......wow, and from one of my favourite readers too. You really have to listen to this book.
"It's not mountain man"
i bought this on the back of the sublime mountain man series and thought the concept as good or better, but it hasn't grabbed my attention in the same way. the best part is mr runnette's way too convincing Nor'easter accent. i dont think ill get part 2.
"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....
"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.
"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
"The (Audible) world needs more Keith C Blackmore."
This is definitely a top 10 audio book for me.
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 .......
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.
"Another brilliant book"
Great story and brilliant performance. If you liked the mountain man series, you'll like this.
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.
"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.
"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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