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  • The Land: Forging

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,245

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This RPG is LIT!

  • By M. B. Richards on 07-17-17

Excellent series.... unique to the category.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-18

Apologies, I need to vent before I rave about the awesomeness of Aleron Kong and The Land series.

I KNOW I’m not the only female reading litrpg books, because I know a ton of female gamers who were thrilled to find out that this was actually a category on amazon/audible .... so why? Oh whyyy?! Are so many litrpg writers focusing on creating MC who all of a sudden become so studly that every sexy big boobed woman falls at their beck and call and brings all of her sexy big boobied friends and have random orgies?

I love me an erotic novel, don’t get me wrong.... but I don’t need or want it when I’m listening to litrpg.

And back to the awesomeness of THE LAND. The main character Richter is a well written likeable character. He not only wants to enjoy the adventure, he wants/needs to help his people and genuinely cares about them.
The side characters are quirky and fun, but not just comic relief - they are a part of the storyline.

The world building is phenomenal. I feel like I’m right there with them during their adventures.

Great series! Go read it! (no harems! Lol)

1 of 1 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

Lion’s Quest

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

Fun, imaginative story - I thoroughly enjoyed all of the characters, both in the books ‘real life’ and in game. The main character is smart and charismatic and the narration by Joshua Story is spot on for him. Can’t wait to read more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,494
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,193

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dont Bother

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-26-18

Not what I was hoping for.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Excellent narration by Luke Daniels as always.

This book in the series was not as light hearted and fun as the previous books.

Seeing the cover (honestly, I didn’t even read the synopsis before buying it - Magic 2.0 books are an auto buy for me) - I was expecting some fun interactions with many multiple versions of Brit.
Yes, there were multiple versions of Brit interacting together, but it wasn’t fun. Snooty, bitchy, grumpy... but not fun.

We know from previous books that future Brit and and future Philip are not a couple, but this is the book we find out why...... and well, Brit is a spiteful bitch.

Sounds like the next book should be interesting from the way this one ended. I just hope Mr. Meyer’s gives Philip a better happier storyline than what it looks like the future holds for him.

Looking forward to book 6 !

55 of 59 people found this review helpful

  • Scourged

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,673
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,268

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Hearne returns with the finale to his wildly popular action-adventure series, The Iron Druid Chronicles. Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a fitting conculsion

  • By will on 04-04-18

100% worth the read!

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Ok, I listened..... Didn't technically read it, but.... Nevermind, you know what I mean!

So, the fact that this was an audio book, let me praise Like Daniels who IS every single character - he doesn't just read what characters say, he becomes each character. Great great great narrator! (second favourite series he narrates is Magic 2.0 by Scott Meyer.... Awesome!)

As for this series..... I'm not sure what audience Mr. Herne was hoping for, but I don't think it was me. A 40 yr old pta attending, mom of 2......
But I was hooked at chapter 1 of book 1, Hounded!

Kevin Hearne is SO good at creating likeable interesting characters. Each character with such unique personality. Every situation exciting or fun - no boring filler.

With regards specifically to Scourged - there was a sloth. An awesome sloth named slo-mo.
If the whole book was about her, I would have bought the book and been thrilled. But there was Granuile (sorry, no idea how to spell) in Taiwan and she was delightful. Adicus fighting in Ragnarok. Ack, I almost forgot about Oberon, Orla and Starbuck LOVE LOVE LOVE.

So many reason to get this book for your personal library! I wish I could give away some juicy spoilers, but they're worth it to find out on your own. Go read this book!!!!

  • Silent Child

  • Audible's Thriller of 2017
  • By: Sarah A. Denzil
  • Narrated by: Joanne Froggatt
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,493
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,447

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life...until Aiden returns.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Slowest "Thriller" Ever

  • By Kierstin L Hartwig on 10-18-18

Very enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

Despite the fact that I stumbled upon a good guess of who the bad guy(s) were early on - the listen was fantastic. I felt so involved in the main characters’ life, her ups and downs and occasional crazy moments - and was pleased with the way the author ended the story.

The narrator acted this story out wonderfully! I wanted to sob along with her when the characters became emotional.

Very happy with this purchase!

  • The Ruins Book 4

  • A Dystopian Society in a Post-Apocalyptic World
  • By: T.W. Piperbrook
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 47

The final book in the Ruins series! Escape at what cost? Trapped in a new horror, the survivors struggle to regain their freedom. Is there life outside, and will any of them live to see it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying and exciting

  • By CHRISXEDGE on 06-22-18

Loved the series

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Loved the entire series, and this was a great finale. Would recommend to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Planet of the Dead

  • By: Thomas S. Flowers
  • Narrated by: Rick Gregory
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

News reports speak of mass panic and violence spreading across the globe. Negligent leaders hide behind misinformation. But in an age of paranoia and suspicion, who can say what is true anymore? Struggling to survive against a sweeping epidemic that has engulfed the planet, survivors will have to make hard choices in a world that no longer makes sense.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Zompocalypse has returned to gnaw on you again

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-11-18

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

For a zombie book, I didn’t enjoy it. At all.

Not a lot of zombie action. Unless I missed it, which is possible, because I zoned out when characters started thinking about eg. their time in the army and how it affected them.....or how awful their no good rotten kids are and how the nursing home sucks.

No doubt the author is a good writer, but I didn’t like his version of a zombie/walking dead story.

The narrator was ok, fairly monotone though.

Not for me, I got suckered in by the “great reviews” (seriously? 5 stars?)

  • Children of the Deterrent

  • Halfhero, Book 1
  • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
  • Narrated by: Sam Phillips, Jaimi Barbakoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

The new novel by the author of the best-selling The World Walker series. 'My name is Daniel Harbin, and I'm a child of The Deterrent.' What if a superhuman turned out not to be so super...or even human? Britain's superhero, The Deterrent, was unveiled to the world in 1979 and disappeared two years later. The truth about his origins has never been revealed. The rumours about his children - those that survived - and their mysterious abilities have never been confirmed. Until now....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Really enjoyed

  • By ♡Louise♡ on 02-17-18

Really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

While it took me a few chapters to get into the book, and understand the rhythm of how it was written - once I did I couldn't stop listening:)
I liked the character (Chris, I think) who was reading us her diary of the events. She was a down to earth, funny character.
Definitely would recommend this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Fayroll - More Than a Game

  • Epic LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Andrey Vasilyev
  • Narrated by: Adrian Niro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Our protagonist, Harriton Nikiforov, is an everyman - a binge-drinking tabloid column reporter who has settled for the humdrum of the everyday, with a job that pays the wages, a neurotic girlfriend who gives him migraines and a boss that gives him constant grief. Tasked with a new assignment, Harriton suddenly finds himself ripped away from his normal routine of Moscow society life to a journalistic quest of sorts that leads him deep into the realm of the virtual gaming world of Fayroll.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • hurry up book 2

  • By Ron-Kristin Cardarelli on 09-13-17

Something lost in translation...

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

A good story, and it didn't focus on listing the characters stats every few scenes (which truly gets monotonous) - discusses the character inside the games, and his life outside the game.

I'm not sure exactly what it was about the translation that took away from the story for me - maybe some of the character names or slang used I wasn't familiar with - but that was the only part of the story I can point out that I didn't enjoy. Even that wasn't the fault of the author.

Oh, yes I can point out something I really did not like. I found quite a bit of the way the main character thought of, and spoke to females characters as extremely sexist. I won't point out anything specific, but you can't miss it. So, fellow female readers be warned.

Aside from the main characters attitude towards woman......The story really was quite enjoyable, and worth the read.

  • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

  • New Era Online, Book 1
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,807
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,537

After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All Hail Our Tiny Green Overlord!

  • By HeatherY on 11-11-17

Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

Really enjoyed this book! 20+ hours and you'd expect a ton of filler, but surprisingly it was all story. Good story :)

Definitely a unique spin on the typical litrpg books I've read. A kind of "the player gets stuck in the game" but not exactly. No spoilers!

The main character is a likeable (not always good though) guy you can get behind. The narrator Jeff Hays, is amazing as always.

Worth a credit or purchase - absolutely!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful