Summoned to a world in the midst of apocalypse, Daniel Black would have his hands full just staying alive. Add in refugees, desperate soldiers, scheming nobles and a pair of thoroughly wicked witches, and life is going to be very busy indeed. Good thing he has magic of his own to even the scales. But will even that be enough?
©2014 E. William Brown (P)2016 E. William Brown
The story is a fun fantasy with a very detailed magic system, plenty of sex and misogyny (more about this) and some great rpg gamer inside jokes.
Most reviews for this book are focused on the mysogyny and unrealistic female characters. If John Norman's Gor novels offended you then don't read this book. It really is that simple.
Unfortunately the narrator is not currently a good fit for a book with so many female voices. He could learn from some transgender voice training videos and apps. i belive he can overcome this hurdle with a few months effort. Otherwise the narration was fine.
The narration may detract from the story at times but I think both the author and narrator could grow together with some effort.
Yes I will be reading any book E. William Brown puts out. No it is not likely I will listen to anything else by Guy even if he narrates the next Daniel Black books
The great story with wonderful and creative magic
Tess Irondale, she was great in Good Intentions and is very good as switching between male and female characters
It already has 2 and it looks like its going to get more
In my opinion the voices for the main female characters are poorly done and ruined the audiobook for me. If there is no change in narrator or addition of a female narrator then I will not be getting the next books
Brown writes with the wonder and delight of a 12 year old who just woke up from his first wet dream. He knows very little about human sexuality beyond what he has gleaned from internet porn.
I'm not one to shy away from a sexually charged story however I require realism to enjoy it. From start to finish the absurd one dimensional female characters are objectified by the misogynistic ramblings of the author.
The main protagonist begins the story with god mode turned on and proceeds to copulate with a never ending stream of sword and sorcery stepford wives, the end.
I want my credit back, I can't believe this book was on goodreads LitRPG list.
The narrator did a good job with a bad assignment, kudos to him I would listen to another book read by him.
This story falls flat after the first few chapters. It held promise but soon went just to talk of boning and creating magic. No limitation god play written by an amateur with just little a touch of RP experience.
The author, I suppose. It's clearly entirely a manifestation of his pubescent fantasies.
The narration of this book was perfectly fine. I found Guy WIlliams' voice, cadence, and character acting to be pleasant enough, considering the material he had to work with.
Where to even begin?? Imagine that you are playing a typical fantasy RPG on your computer, and you enter a cheat code at the beginning that gives you unlimited power, invulnerability, and maxes out all your stats. Then you start playing the game at the beginning and blow through the story without any real conflict or challenge. That's basically what this book was, and every bit as boring and unengaging.
The main character of this book is, effectively, a god-like being with no limitations and a genius intellect. He's a fearless warrior, tactician, and general, an inventor, an architect, an engineer, an MD, a geologist, and a historian. Why does he have all of these natural abilities and limitless knowledge of any and every situation he's presented with? Because he used to play a lot of video games. I kid you not.
Every female character in the book is a 2-dimensional caricature who's only real purpose is to find themselves in dangerous situations requiring rescue and to fall in love with the protagonist. Oh, and naturally all the women in this medieval fantasy world are aggressively sexual and accommodating to our protagonist. The only dialogue to speak of is the protagonist mansplaining things to his entourage.
There was not a single moment in this book that made any of the characters feel real or allowed for any type of connection with the protagonist. It was juvenile, misogynistic, self-indulgent tripe, and I can only assume that the author is a computer programmer (since that's what the protagonist was prior to his 'adventure') who writes a lot of bad fan fiction. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
No real plot to speak of. Story jumps from mundane world to high fantasy world with no transition and no emotional effect on the character. No explanation of this new world or world building. And magic just works with no limit or rules; whatever the protagonist needs, he has a magic spell for it. And that's the good part...
..then there is the porn. Not sexuality or erotic elements that make a character a real three dimensional character, which is just fine, or the smoldering sexual undertones of many vampire novels, like, say, Anne Rice. But laughable, cringe-worthy , adolescent porn. A lot of it. Every story advancement point requires a ridiculous sex scene. If you listen all the way through, you will spend long passages with your palms pressed to your temples waiting for those passages to end. Like a headache.
And then, without any reason or resolution the story just ends.
I felt bad for the narrator. He did a fine job with the turd he had to work with.
This book was Delicious!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THIS book and the other 2 on Kindle!!! and as I thought I would, I LOVED THIS BOOK IN AUDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! WHEN AM I GOING TO GET THE REST OF THE BOOKS?!?!?!?!??????!!!!!!!!! I WANT MORE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like books 4, 5, 6, ... etc. ......
Ok ok, I'll stop with the simple praise and I'll Try to be more technical lol. It's a good story that deals with the analytical part of my brain that wants to explore more worlds and wonder about what would happen if we Truly could do ANYTHING... Oh, and how interesting life could be if we could be if we could explore and grow in such worlds... maybe I'm just greedy lol. I like the hesitant yet growing love, the action scenes, the thoughtful action, the considerations, the desire to grow and protect, ... I simply love the story that I've read and reread on Kindle and I'm both grateful and happy to hear it now on Audible. ^~^ I'm constantly looking on kindle daily for the continuation of the story..... Sir. E. William Brown..... May I PLEASE have some more? ^~^ ^~^ ^~^
I'm also cool with the voice actor. Yes, I wasn't crazy about how he pronounced the female voices at first, especially Avilla, and felt that the main characters voice should've been deeper...BUT!!! I've seen the voices for the females Improved Greatly and I've grown to like and love the voice for the main characteras he is now. ^~^ Give me more and I'll happily buy them ^~^
Modern day man (boy?) goes on an adventure in a medieval land, with all sorts of magical talents that are available when he needs them, all sorts of knowledge at his fingertips and continuous misogyny. Unbelievable !!! There is nothing to like about this book.
Started out great. Devolved quickly.
STablize story to make more sense.
He did well, working with what he had. GOOD voice.
Characters were slightly interesting but it was. Sadly More a soft porn story than adventure.
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