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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Truly Enjoyable

What did you love best about The (Sort of) Dark Mage?

The book genuinely made me burst out laughing any times

Any additional comments?

I listened to this entire title in one go. I have never felt confident in abridging words to describe a fantastic book. It was a very fun read and more of a comedy than anything else. The world building was good, the comedy fantastic, and the casual graphic violence was very entertaining in its context.

The narrator of this story did a wonderful job and I hope he continues to be a fantastic combination with this author and series.

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- Arthur

Engaging, but has no ending.

This was a fun story that drew me in and kept a smile on my face most of the way through. I would recommend it except for one glaring flaw...

It doesn't end, it just stops.

It feels like someone tore a book in half, let me read it enough to get hooked, and then yanked the rest of the story away from me.

I love long series and story arks. My audible books for the past few months have been the Dragons of Dorcastle series which is a six-book epic sprawl before it feels like the main action has finally resolved, but at the end of each book, the story arc has a resolution. There is an ebb and flow to the narrative that makes it clear, even when the ending is less than satsifying, that our characters have completed a leg of their journey.

This book is more cliffhangery than a chapter from Scott Sigler. And less satisfying than a Season of Lost.

Since I have been sucked in, I'll give the rest a listen to see if the overall story ends up being worth it, but for the rest of you I'm going to leave you with the advice I wish I'd had before I stumbled down the Waldo Rabbit-hole:

Wait until you can get the whole story at once.

I'm not sure how many pieces it's been chopped into, but if you can't get the whole thing, it's a lose-lose situation. Either you hate it and wasted your time, or you love it and feel cheated.
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- Ryan

Book Details

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