Mr. Mann

  • by John Byron
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My name is Marten Mann. I work for the devil, or the prince of lies, as you people are so fond of calling him. Yes. You read that last line correctly. I am employed by the powers of evil as acquisitor ad infinitum. I did not seek out this job: I was chosen for the position. To put it in simpler terms, I am a broker of sorts - you know, the guy who finds out what it is that you want the most. I make it readily available to you for a price. I think we all know just how costly that one thing that you think you need so much can be, which is why I urge all of my clients to choose wisely.


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A Great Angle on an Age Old Story

What did you love best about Mr. Mann?

The humanization of Abby. I have never read (or listened to) a book where the bad guy was humanized this much, especially when the character is THE ultimate bad guy (Satan). I especially love the sequence where Abby talked about the origin of death.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Abby for sure was my favorite character. John Byron did an amazing job of adding all of the human (and demon/angel) idiosyncrasies that made the character pop in my mind. Abby was shown as the worst possible deity early in the book, but as Martin continued to work with him I actually felt sympathy for Abby.

What about Todd McLaren’s performance did you like?

Todd McLaren did an amazing job with the reading, especially with Abby and Brady. Todd's tone for Abby fit the character perfectly. The low calm voice (on the verge of insanity) and the excellently delivered screams when Abby was not so happy with a situation made this fun to listen to. I also loved the voices of terror that Todd delivered, especially Brady's voice when he was running scared in the "hot lands".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some of Martin's take on difficult situations made me laugh, the way he digressed during awful occurrences added a nice dark humor to the book. I felt a heavy emotional response to Abby's recollection of the first experience of death for the Angels, it just made you feel bad for him.

Any additional comments?

I had a great time listening to this book. I thought the story was well written and a fresh take on an age old story.

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- Aaron Isakson

WOW!!! Anti-Breaking Bad

This is a dark, dark fantasy that is beautifully written, incredible character complexity, SUPERBLY NARRATED!!!! and honestly thought provoking.

First of all Marten Mann one of the best characters I have experienced in a long time. He is like Walter White if Walter had been a bad guy who became good.

Then there is Abby and all I will say is "sympathy for the devil"

This story is dark make no mistake about that but there are part in this story that are so heartwarming it makes all of the dark point worth going though. John Byron is able to do what few authors are able to do; say there is no good or evil and MAKE IT CONVINCING!!!!!

Then there is the narration. OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! Todd McLaren brings this book to life in a way very few narrators every done. Every thing from how he portrays emotions to how he describes the world so beautifully it brought me to tear at times

This book is well worth your money or credit. If you like dark fantasy, character complexity, superb narration and a story that is both thought provoking and heartwarming. than this is a MUST HAVE!!!!!
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- Mario

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2015
  • Publisher: Self