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  • Desert Born

  • Puatera Online, Book 2
  • By: Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

With her charge, Alex, safely delivered, Maddie drowns her pain in a local bar, leaving later that night only to discover Alex has been beaten and robbed, his own quest failed. Politics and cash aside, she aids him. Once more they cross the desert, this time where Tromoal and enemies are born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read Great Narrator

  • By cosmitron on 02-21-18

Nice story and concept

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

I did like this series very much. The NPC focus was fun and showing them disliking the real world players is quite interesting. There was also a good 'fear for their lives' element as the npc's could not expect to respawn like a pc can. Maddie may be an npc, but she is written like a real character and you completely believe that she is. Overall a very good book.

Voice acting was good for the core characters. I did feel like the reader defaulted to an accent that is difficult to pinpoint for the lesser characters, sort of a Scotish crossed with gangster. Not horrible but a little off. As to the writing of the book, A+

  • Fantasy Online: Hyperborea

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 373

Nineteen-year-old Ryuk Matsuzaki and his best friend Tamana decide to start over with new avatars. When Tamana is suddenly killed right in front of him in a Tokyo subway, Ryuk knows there is only one place he can search for answers -- Tritania, the world's most popular online fantasy world. Standing in his way are a mysterious guild known as the Shinigami, and his older brother, a Yakuza crime lord hell-bent on squashing his dreams.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • a fun and interesting story underneath the humor

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-22-17

Different and interesting concept

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

Reviewed: 04-30-18

Another great from Harmon Cooper. This one starts out with two friends that had just 'ReRolled' their characters. So they just went from upper tier players to Level 1, and they chose difficult classes. It is a nice touch and reminds me of mmo's where I rolled another new character to get something different. The next interesting part, and probably the one that makes this series is unique is how much the fantasy world and the real world mix. I won't give any spoilers, but it was an interesting concept. Wait till the end, wonderful twist that makes total sense when you think about it, but I was totally off guard for it. Overall an excellent story, well worth giving it a try.

Jeff Hays did another flawless performance. His range of characters is truly unique and awesome.

  • The Red Plague: A LitRPG Trilogy

  • The Last Warrior of Unigaea, Book 3
  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

Following his massive personal loss in the second book, Oric Rune reaches the city of Tael to join Lothar and Sam Raid. Battered and bruised but not yet ready to give up on his quest to save Unigaea, Oric and company set off for Tagvornin to address the Red Plague. With a newfound mission and time running out as the Red Plague continues to spread, the moment for Oric to make his mark on Unigaea is now. But will he be able to? And is it even possible?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Plagues End

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-06-18

A great end to the Unigaea series

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

Reviewed: 03-26-18

Once again I really loved a book by Harmon Cooper. I was not sure how he was going to pull it together from the end of book 2, but in the end it turned out great. This last book in the Unigaea series has a fair bit of humility to it, in that it not only told a story but also the characters and thus the listener really felt a connection to the events and challenges that were occurring. I felt the characters often had a dilemma, and Harmon really made the reader (or listener) feel the pain of their decisions. Lothar stepped up a bit in this book, kind of coming out of his shell and becoming a viable part of the team.

As is always the case from Jeff Hays, the voice acting is superb. Paired with Annie Ellicott made this series incredible. I really hope Annie keeps working with Jeff as the two together make the listening experience so much better.


  • Desert Runner

  • Puatera Online, Book 1
  • By: Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

An NPC story. With her pain potions in short supply, Maddie accepts a deadly run, picks up a package in Trox City, and crosses the desert plains to Port Troli. The only issues - an unwanted passenger and Tromoal breeding season.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An introduction into a different world

  • By Ray Johnson on 01-22-18

Way better than expected

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

Reviewed: 03-21-18

I did not know how you could write a book about an npc and have it be as engaging as other LIT rpg books. Well Dawn has shown me how. Very good story and I was really pleased with this Audiobook. I immediately picked up books 2 and 3.

Narration was very good as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Warrior of Unigaea

  • The Drachma Killers, Book 2
  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Soundbooth Theater, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

The reason that Oric Rune became a Player Killer continues to loom at the back of his mind as he makes his way north with Sam Raid and Wolf. All is well until an ambush throws a wrench in their plans, forcing Oric to come to grips with his digital existence, and the fragile lives of those closest to him. With the Red Plague spreading, and the denizens of Unigaea becoming increasingly hostile, Oric must decide if he should go after those who have ambushed and betrayed him, or ride north to the Rune Lands and address the Red Plague head on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They have returned!!!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-01-18

You guys just keep getting better

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

Reviewed: 01-25-18

It seems like each of Harmon's books gets better than the last. I never felt there were any dull or filler pieces in the book. The ending was great though it has me wishing the next book were out so I could dive right in.

Jeff Hays was his usual exceptional self. Annie Ellicott provided an exceptional voice for the female characters. She had a much bigger part in this book and I hope she continues in more works with Jeff.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Feedback Loop: Books 1-3

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Soundbooth Theater
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 404
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 390
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 386

Quantum Hughes has been a gamer for most of his life. Trapped in an online world, he lives his days on repeat, fighting the same killer NPCs and playing out the same story line again and again. Then he receives a message from a mysterious woman named Frances Euphoria which sparks a humorous, action-packed adventure across multiple online fantasy worlds.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Chris on 01-31-18

An excellent world and series.

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

** I own the individual book 1 of the feedback loop prior to this trilogy being released. Below is my review for that book, and so far book 2 is turning out to be just as great as the first. If Audible lets me edit this review later I'll add to it after completing each of the others.**

Harmon Cooper has done an incredible job creating what possibly is the best world system in lit-rpg. The setup of the worlds allows him to make future books in any type of world, fantasy, Steampunk, etc and still feel logical or ‘lore friendly’.

His first in the series takes on a sort of film noir blended with an mmorpg. At first I wasn’t sure I’d like that combination but in the end he came up with a winner. The main character is not very likable, however whether it is Harmon Cooper’s writing or Jeff Hays’ reading, I found myself really liking him. Then again maybe it is sympathy for someone who’s been stuck in this loop for so long.

All the characters were written and voiced very well. They even made the easily ignorable taxi driver feel like he was a larger part of the story rather than a quick NPC interaction. The story is great and entertaining.

Overall a great audio book and I am enjoying the next in the series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Lion's Quest

  • Dual Wield
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473

With Leo's commitment to Arnacript finalized, the champ announces his retirement to the world and prepares to work full-time on Ohlavar Quest. The challenges in the game world become steeper as Leo sets his eyes on the first of many artifacts, and he joins a dungeon exploration group in an effort to acquire the piece. But forces in the real world don't want the champ to retire from Astafar Unlimited, and they will do whatever it takes to get him back. Even if it means killing his parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome

  • By Stark might on 07-31-17

excellent

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

Reviewed: 09-16-17

It actually is a story in another story, the game world and the real world. both are intriguing and I can't wait to start the next in the series. voice actor was good in the first book and excellent in this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Warrior of Unigaea

  • Volume 1
  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott, Soundbooth Theater
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Oric Rune, A Player Killer with nothing left to lose, wants nothing more than to avenge the villagers of Ducat, who were butchered before his very eyes by the Drachma Killers. But with the people of the Rune Lands encroaching on the southern cities of Unigaea, and something brewing in the sky that could prove fatal to the entire online world, Oric must make the choice between personal vengeance, and becoming the hero he is destined to be. Joining him on his epic journey are a giant Tagvornin wolf, a mute Solar Mage, and a cunning illusionist named Sam Raid.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great start to a new LitRPG series

  • By Michelle on 09-11-17

A great book, well thought out sorry

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

Reviewed: 08-25-17

I really enjoyed this book. the story was well thought out and I really liked the characters. the only part I did not like was the insta kill sounds, a bit too much but that could just be my tastes. having a female voice was a nice touch

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Lion's Quest: Undefeated

  • A LitRPG Saga
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 716
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680

Leo "The Lion" Lennox is the 10-year world champion of Astafar Unlimited, the best virtual-reality game of all time. However, Leo has become bored with his success, and wonders where his next challenge will lie. Then he meets the mysterious Zarra, and she tempts the champ to try her cutting edge game. Leo soon discovers a virtual world that is beyond fantastic. Can he resist the lure of this amazing game and the beautiful woman that has asked him to quest on her behalf?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult to get through

  • By Ray Johnson on 02-22-18

great story, good voice acting

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

Reviewed: 08-14-17

a great story, the voice actor was good but things like crowd cheers was lacking.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Feedback Loop, Book 1

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 118

Quantum Hughes' life is stuck on repeat. While trapped in The Loop, a virtual entertainment dreamworld, he struggles to free himself from a glitch that forces him to re-live the same day over and over. Everything changes after Quantum receives a mysterious message from a woman named Frances Euphoria, the first human player he has made contact with in years. Once Frances appears, members of the Reapers, a murder guild, begin surfacing in The Loop, hoping to capture Quantum, or worse - kill him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "France is dangerous? Maybe if you're a snail."

  • By Norma Miles on 03-08-17

An excellent series start

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

Reviewed: 06-10-17

Harmon Cooper has done an incredible job creating what possibly is the best world system in lit-rpg. The setup of the worlds allows him to make future books in any type of world, fantasy, Steampunk, etc and still feel logical or ‘lore friendly’.

His first in the series takes on a sort of film noir blended with an mmorpg. At first I wasn’t sure I’d like that combination but in the end he came up with a winner. The main character is not very likable, however whether it is Harmon Cooper’s writing or Jeff Hays’ reading, I found myself really liking him. Then again maybe it is sympathy for someone who’s been stuck in this loop for so long.

All the characters were written and voiced very well. They even made the easily ignorable taxi driver feel like he was a larger part of the story rather than a quick NPC interaction. The story is great and entertaining.

Overall a great audio book and I am enjoying the next in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful