Way of the Shaman
Books in series5
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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
    (1895)
    Performance
    (1775)
    Story
    (1772)

    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.

    Great Narrator, Great book

    So this book takes place in the fictional future with a very futuristic video game. The world outside of the game, the real world is not very importan..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 03 2016 by Michael ()
  • 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
    (1696)
    Performance
    (1572)
    Story
    (1570)

    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.

    The Narrator sets the Tone

    I had read the first book, “Survivor Quest,” in the “Way of the Shaman,” series but decided to listen to the second book “The Karloss Gambit, on Aud..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 18 2016 by D (corona, ca 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
    (1267)
    Performance
    (1194)
    Story
    (1196)

    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.

    Best LITRPG

    So far the first three Audio books of “The way of the Shaman” series are the best LITRPG I’ve heard. I’ve enjoyed others’ in the genre like “Ready Pla..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 13 2016 by D (corona, ca United States)
  • 4
    The Phantom Castle: Way of the Shaman Series, Book 4 | Vasily Mahanenko

    The Phantom Castle: Way of the Shaman Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (834)
    Performance
    (786)
    Story
    (786)

    What can a game clan accomplish without a castle? The answer is obvious: nothing. Therefore, the main objective of any leader in a game world is to acquire a base of operations. Finding himself in exactly this position, High Shaman Mahan, leader of the Legends of Barliona, accepts an offer from the Emperor and the Dark Lord to vanquish the army of Phantoms that has inhabited Altameda, the phantom castle.

    Started strong then went down hill

    The plot has degraded into being driven by the long chain of stupid decisions by the Main character

    Reviewed on April 03 2017 by Steven ()
  • 5
    The Karmadont Chess Set: Way of the Shaman, Book 5 | Vasily Mahanenko

    The Karmadont Chess Set: Way of the Shaman, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Vasily Mahanenko
    • Narrated By Jonathan Yen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (361)
    Performance
    (346)
    Story
    (347)

    Mahan's ready for new adventures - just as the gaming world of Barliona thought it was about to reenter its old comfortable rut. The winds of the Dark Forest have finally died down; Altameda has recognized its new owner while Geranika is nursing new schemes of global destruction. Would Mahan be happy with this predictable old life? We think not!

    I'm so angry!
    Reviewed on May 17 2017 by Arthur ()