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Eden's Gate: The Sparrow
- A LitRPG Adventure, Book 2
- By: Edward Brody
- Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
- Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
After accepting the fact that he will never know his old reality again, Gunnar looks forward toward building a new life inside Eden's Gate. It's time to form a guild, gather resources, and earn the acceptance of the Edgewood inhabitants. If only things were that easy. The dark elves aren't thrilled about having humans in Edgewood, the mine isn't vacant, and you can't form a guild without at least a few guild mates.
- By Cody on 08-06-17
More robotic than the NPC's
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
The story isn't compelling and only covers a few days, the main character struggles with a few moral decisions, but doesn't act on the single paragraph of guilt he feels
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Extremely predictable with no emotional appeal, doesn't help that the main character has forgotten his reason for forming his guild
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator delivers lines with a constant monotone.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eden's Gate: The Sparrow?
The earlier scenes with Jax and the speculation around him
Any additional comments?
I can tell the author is a huge fan of the drizz't books because the main character is heavily influenced, which I find irritating
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
The Ember War
- Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2
- By: Richard Fox
- Narrated by: Luke Daniels
- Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance. In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival.
Everything you ever wanted in space warfare.
- By The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem on 07-27-17
Good, but can dialogue needs some work
Where does The Ember War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I would rank it above average, but not the elite.
What other book might you compare The Ember War to and why?
Kind of a mix of The Fear Saga and The End Of Liberty
What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?
Daniel's is fantastic, gives life to the characters and has a voice for nearly all of them
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
One grating thing that bothered me about the writing (which lowered the score) was the over use of the word "said" as it finishes about 90% of all the dialogue. Additionally some scenes got a little difficult to follow.
0 of 3 people found this review helpful