The (Sort of) Dark Mage : Waldo Rabbit

  • by Nelson Chereta
  • Narrated by Gary Furlong
  • Series: Waldo Rabbit
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The (Sort of) Dark Mage is the story of a young man named Waldo who grows up in a world where monsters, the undead, and dark magic are part of everyday life. He is forced to go on a journey to prove himself and soon discovers that his beliefs don't fit into the wider world.


What the Critics Say

"A fantastic book...Nelson Chereta has a unique talent at writing witty dialogue and engaging characters. He also has that rare gift that manages to successfully infuse humor into the story, without cheapening it." (Fantasy Muse)


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Customer Reviews

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One dimensional

I am thinking that this must be a young person's book and I must have bought it in error. The characters and plot are very one dimensional and the whole thing is very simple and predictable. The story unfolds at an unutterably slooooow pace.
The end isn't even nearly the end. The book suddenly stops, as though the last half of the book has already been eaten by bookworms. That is irritating. I dutifully listened to the end, expecting some sort of resolution, after all I did pay for a whole book.
I was pleased when it was over. I won't be buying any more volumes. Sorry Nelson, this just wasn't right for me.
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- Jumpin' Bean

Who Framed Waldo Rabbit?

Funniest thing since Pratchett as one Amazon reviewer has said? Well I’m not so sure about that but this one did make me chuckle quite a good few times. It did take me a little while to get in tune with the humour as the book almost seemed to be veering off into something serious at times. I think that was possibly more my mood than the book because Waldo’s family the Corpselovers are set up in a very amusing fashion. As it progresses though and Waldo journeys onwards it resolves into real comedic episodes. Waldo declaring his family name in an effort to placate an angry crowd was probably when I realised just how much I was enjoying the ride. The following battle of the sexes that ensues right up to a genuinely laugh out loud ending to this first book of the series is particularly well done.

The narration by Gary Furlong is bright and breezy so the book never seems never seemed to drag at any point.

In summary this is a light-hearted fantasy road-trip with a slightly different “battle of the sexes” and set of rather fascinating family relationships at its heart. Waldo’s grandfather and his first familiar are the real highlights and his continued utter failure to understand the world around him after his isolated upbringing provides a lot of the laughs.
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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio