Way of the Shaman
Books in series3
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  • 1
    Survival Quest: Way of the Shaman Series # 1 | Vasily Mahanenko

    Survival Quest: Way of the Shaman Series # 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1216)
    Performance
    (1136)
    Story
    (1134)

    Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief.

    Excellent with just one regret...

    Loved this book. Anyone who's played RPG will enjoy and relate to this story. While listening to Survival Quest I mentioned it to my son and bought th..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2016 by K (SAINT PETER, MN, United States)
  • 2
    The Kartoss Gambit: Way of the Shaman, Book 2 | Vasily Mahanenko

    The Kartoss Gambit: Way of the Shaman, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1121)
    Performance
    (1038)
    Story
    (1036)

    A product of the latest technologies, Barliona is a virtual world brimming with fun and entertainment. The government has become the guarantor for the in-game currency, allowing its free circulation. As a result the population floods Barliona in pursuit of easy money. It doesn't take long for the game developers to discover a source of free labor: real-world prison convicts. While their bodies are locked in special auto-maintenance virtual capsules, the prisoners' minds are released into Barliona's virtual mines.

    Need more

    Dang it Vasily! You have 7 books already out in this series and apparently they are all pretty good! So let's get them on Audible!!

    Reviewed on May 03 2016 by John (Atlanta, GA, United States)
  • 3
    The Secret of the Dark Forest: Way of the Shaman Series, Book 3 | Vasily Mahanenko

    The Secret of the Dark Forest: Way of the Shaman Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (525)

    The virtual world of Barliona is a place of rest and entertainment - but not for everyone. It has become a survival arena for Daniel Mahan after he was sentenced to eight years in its virtual jail. Mahan has been through it all: the back-breaking work in the mines, betrayal by other prisoners, and finally, the retrial which has released him into Barliona's common world. What more could one want? Mahan could have kept a low profile and enjoyed relative freedom while serving the rest of his time.

    Keeps getting better

    When I started the series, I was cautiously optimistic about litrpg. I never really enjoyed books based in gaming worlds. I always found them to be l..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 25 2016 by Paul D'Andries (Stockbridge, Georgia USA)