• The Man with the Golden Torc

  • Secret Histories, Book 1
  • By: Simon R. Green
  • Narrated by: Stuart Blinder
  • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Simon Green introduces a new kind of hero, one who fights the good fight against some very old foes in the first novel in the Secret Histories series.   

The name’s Bond. Shaman Bond. Actually, that's just his cover. His real name is Eddie Drood, but when your job includes a license to kick supernatural arse on a regular basis, you find your laughs where you can.   

For centuries, his family has been the secret guardian of Humanity, all that stands between all of you and all of the really nasty things that go bump in the night. As a Drood field agent, he wore the golden torc, he killed monsters, and he protected the world. He loved his job.   

Right up to the point where his own family declared him rogue for no reason. Now, the only people who can help Eddie prove his innocence are the people he used to consider his enemies....

©2007 Simon R. Green (P)2016 Audible Studios

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Great story, disappointing narration

My introduction to the series was a later book narrated by Gideon Emery, who is wonderful. Apparently the first two books are being released as audiobooks with this narrator. Between the characterization and timing it is painfully broadly comic in tone. The subtle wit and serious drama gets lost, and female characters become drag caricatures. Really disappointing. I am debating just skipping the second book and resuming the series where Emery is narrating.

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Great story!

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The story goes from one crisis to another, yet provides great details during each event. It grabs your attention as you follow Edwin Drood and his confrontations with his family. Stuart Blinder narrates the story well!

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love this book

having read the book previously I was surprised by the choice of narrator. I felt like it took away from the story. it was not at all how I heard Eddie in mu head and it just screamed wrong while listening. the narrator did a fine job but the voice didn't fit. it was very distracting.

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  • 10-02-22

A great telling of the story

The voices are not how I imagined they would sound when I read the book but the telling and dramatic nature of the story is still there.

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