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  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,841

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not for everybody

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 09-24-18

They said I need a heading to submit

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-18

My favorite Yahtzee Croshaw book so far - funny, relevant commentary, and just fun. Good stuff

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,021
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,612
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,578

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the most original fantasy story written

  • By Guy Braun on 08-26-18

Best one yet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-18

He's outdone himself this time- join the LitRPG Facebook group for good discussion - WWKD?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,452

In a world full of super powers, Felix has a pretty crappy one. He has the ability to modify any item he owns. To upgrade anything. Sounds great on paper. Almost like a video game. Except that the amount of power it takes to actually change, modify, or upgrade anything worthwhile is beyond his abilities. With that in mind, Felix settled into a normal life. A normal job. His entire world changes when the city he lives in is taken over by a super villain. Becoming a country of one city. A city state.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lot better than I thought it would be

  • By Phillip hinch on 07-08-17

Way better than I expected

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

I've like other books by this author, but really didn't expect to like this one. I was wrong.

  • The Weirdest Noob

  • By: Arthur Stone, Mikhail Yagupov - translator
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 717

Something quite odd is happening in Second World - the planet's foremost MMORPG. Something that's causing alliances to be broken, and friendships, forgotten. A worthless low-level mine becomes the stage of vicious battles, its burned ruins suddenly contested by the game's toughest clans. Every border is controlled, and every road in the province blocked off. The weak players and NPCs alike are subjected to non-stop violent raids courtesy of Eastern invaders. And the strong are scouring the virtual world for the culprit - the weirdest noob the game has ever seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out to be worth it

  • By Dom on 02-03-18

Turned out to be worth it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

Oh. My. God. was this book ever insanely annoying to start. Painful to listen to for the first few hours b/c of how ignorant the MC is. Also, the word noob is used like the Smurfs use the word smurf. Really obnoxious.

But once that's over with the story really picks up and you get your money's (or credit's) worth and don't feel cheated.

The narration is ridiculously mediocre. It's not terrible to listen to but he's not that great either.

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 6
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,666
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,181
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,162

The time of hiding has passed. The Mist Village will make itself known. Goblins have invaded Richter’s lands. Though the first incursion has been defeated, the anger of Chaos Seed remains. Those who challenge Richter’s power will learn there is a reason all creatures fear the mist.... It is the home of monsters. For the first time, Richter takes the battle to his enemies. He will live up to his name, and the very Land will shake with this power.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prompts and Yet More Prompts: The RPG

  • By STLCajun on 01-05-18

I copy/pasted this from FB b/c Aleron Kong told to

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

I don't often post a review or rating, and VERY rarely give anything more than 4 stars, but Mr. Father of American LitRPG deserves it.

" Oh, I'm enjoying it - I'm gonna enjoy the whole damn series again in a couple weeks when I re-listen to it. Then I'm going to become a super-obnoxious fanboy begging for Vol. 7 to come out on Audible b/c I literally don't have the time to read anymore b/c of my job.

Seriously though, just... thanks."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sunset Strip

  • A Tale from the Tome of Bill
  • By: Rick Gualtieri
  • Narrated by: Trish Mckinnley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

My name is Sally. For over 30 years I've prowled the night, one of the undead. In that time I've walked amongst you - a wolf in sheep's clothing - doing unspeakable things, killing countless people. Now, on the eve of Armageddon, a chance for redemption presents itself. My past has come looking for me, beckoning me back to the city of my rebirth. Those who killed me the first time are intent on finishing the job. I'm outnumbered and outgunned, but they've got another thing coming if they think I'm outclassed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If you like The Tome of Bill you should... But...

  • By Jayde on 06-12-14

Narrator

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-16

I'm about 1/2 way through this book, and I want to die. I'm invested in the Bill the Vampire storyline, despite the narrator of the previous books being pretty bad.

But LIKE, oh MY god, THIS narrator IS, so bad and PUTS, so many UUUNNNecessary, commas and emphasizes SO many, of the wrong words and I JUST, don't know hoooowww much, longer I can listen TO it.

That being said, if you're already into the whole "Tome of Bill" storyline, just power through this book. It's Sally's backstory, and kinda interesting.

  • Hell's Super

  • Circles in Hell, Book One
  • By: Mark Cain
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 685

Steve is hell's super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink all the time down there. No malfunction has ever created so much inconvenience, though, as the malfunction of hell's escalator, which leads from the pearly gates to the depths of Hades. What's worse: The breakdown appears to be sabotage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad for a first

  • By Dom on 01-27-16

Not bad for a first

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-16

The story was pretty decent, if a bit predictable. Fun listen.

The narrator is decent, but not great. He can't do any non-American accent to save his life, and it gets pretty painful to listen to. On top of that, his pronunciation of certain thing (Cerberus as "kurb-er-us", for example) are just jarring.

Not bad, not the greatest. Would listen to more if more comes and the narrator takes voice acting lessons

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Blade Itself

  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,633

Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he's on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian - leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. Nobleman, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, Captain Jezal dan Luthar has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Characters drive the story. The Narrator rocks!

  • By Brian Alsobrook on 11-01-16

Hear me out

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-19-15

I didn't like this book at first. I found it hard to care about any of the characters, and figuring out the purpose of the story at all was a bit difficult.

Then I realized that this book is essentially a prequel. It's like the back story for characters in a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and their subsequent teaming up. Once I realized that, it was a much better listen.

That said, by the end I was rather excited for the next book in the series, and looking forward to seeing how these characters and their roles develop.

Also, in my opinion, the narrator is excellent. Wide range of accents, distinct voices, and he allows the listener to forget he's reading you a story.

47 of 66 people found this review helpful

  • Blood Song

  • Raven's Shadow, Book 1
  • By: Anthony Ryan
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,988
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,983

The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm. Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of 10 when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order. The Brothers of the Sixth Order are devoted to battle, and Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate, and dangerous life of a Warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, but the narration did not live up to it.

  • By Anthony on 06-29-16

Good story, poor narration

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-15

Good story, and the narrator has a good voice. However, he seems to have about 3 variations on that one voice, and in a story with so many characters, it doesn't cut it. Also, he can't seem to pull off any accents beyond two slightly different British accents. On top of all that, random pauses and sentence breaks take you out of the story.

Not mad I spent a credit, though