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  • Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure

  • The Rogue Dungeon, Book 1
  • By: James Hunter, eden Hudson
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,300

Roark von Graf - hedge mage and lesser noble of Traisbin - is one of only a handful of Freedom fighters left, and he knows the Resistance’s days are numbered. Unless they do something drastic... But when a daring plan to unseat the Tyrant King goes awry, Roark finds himself on the run through an interdimensional portal, which strands him in a very unexpected location: an ultra-immersive fantasy video game called Hearthworld. He can’t log out, his magic is on the fritz, and, worst of all, he’s not even human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid start to a unique series.

  • By Tyler on 09-22-18

The kind of book with 3 stories in one.

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

Pros: - Action, action, and more action!
- The characters are also pretty good and really grow on you in ways you don't expect.

Cons: - My only real complaint is the story really jumps around a lot. Not at all what I was expecting, but the quality was all there nontheless.

(Spoilers Ahead!) The book starts out as the story of a noble boy who had his entire family tragically taken away from him, and the tail end of 20 years of training for revenge.
The middle of the story is that same person being transported to a strange world in which other humans also from a different realm travel to, in order to brutally slaughter dungeon mobs and play hero.
The tail end of the story I believe is what the series actually intends to be about; a character running their own deamonic dungeon, but being generally less deamonic than the "Good guys" about it.

  • Impostors

  • By: Scott Westerfeld
  • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

Frey and Rafi are inseparable.... two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister - and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. Her only purpose is to protect her sister, to sacrifice herself for Rafi if she must.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect

  • By Kristen Albert on 10-16-18

The best book I've bought since Extras!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Scott Westerfield out did himself again! If you loved the world of his Uglies series, but want more action, espionage, and characters to fall in love with, this book is for you! Its read time is a bit shorter than the more average 10 hour audiobooks coming out, but Scott more than makes up for it with sheer quality of writing. He leaves no fluff at all on any page!

  • Fostering Faust

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Savannah
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238

Alex is dead. Dead and apparently with a one-way ticket to a place that only the worst of the worst go. All for a simple choice he made about a product his company owned. Damned for all time. Luckily for him, he’s about to be given a chance. Another choice to make. He can instead return to the land of the living, though his soul would belong to another. Except the world he’s being sent to isn’t the same one he came from. It’s not even a similar period in time, but from something long past in history. The dark ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fostering Naughty thoughts

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-26-18

It's basically Akubar's Princess Trainer, the book

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

Honestly I was expecting something else from the Publishers Summary and the sample clip. I should have read some of the reviews which better illustrate what the book is actually about, but I was in a hurry and needed something to listen to for a prolonged period of time. So in that regard you're already doing better than me. I was hoping for more moral ambiguities in a book, and less Akubar's Princess Trainer the game in medieval Europe. The book is basically about a, not terrible, but pretty douchey guy that gets granted what amounts to all the power in the world over a variety of women, and instead of straight up raping them he slowly bends and breaks their moral compass until they want him to... Yep, enjoy.

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  • The Sculpted Ship

  • Silver Queen Series, Book 1
  • By: K. M. O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Starship engineer Anailu Xindar dreamed of owning her own ship, but she didn't find the courage to actually go for it until she was forced out of her safe, comfortable job. She goes shopping for a cheap, practical freighter, but she ends up buying a rare, beautiful, but crippled luxury ship. Getting it into space will take more than her technical skills. She'll have to go way outside her comfort zone to brave the dangers of safaris, formal dinners, a rude professor, and, worst of all, a fashion designer. She may even have to make some friends...and enemies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story line poor execution.

  • By Robin on 12-10-17

Interesting read

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

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Pros:
- Solid, likeable characters.
- Realistic sci-fi premise.
- Longer read.
- Has it's moments, especially toward the beginning and end.
And my favorite part of the book - The main character fails at what they're trying to do almost as much as they succeed. (They still get a lot of things handed to them on a silver ship though...)
- No romance. (This is a personal preference.)

Cons:
- Author spends much more time then they should explaining mundane things, and setting up characters and scenarios. Although they're well thought out and realistic, easily half the book is just this... For what it's worth, they kind of pan out overall.

  • Forever Fantasy Online

  • Forever Fantasy Online, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron, Travis Bach
  • Narrated by: Josh Hurley
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

In the real world, twenty-one-year-old library sciences student Tina Anderson is invisible and under-appreciated, but in the VR-game Forever Fantasy Online she's Roxxy—the respected leader and main tank of a top-tier raiding guild. Her brother, James Anderson, has a similar problem. IRL he’s a college drop-out struggling under debt, but in FFO he's famous—an explorer known all over the world for doing every quest and collecting the rarest items.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The cover art is great....

  • By Johnny Jeppesen on 08-18-18

Great, long read.

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I was a little apprehensive about buying this book after seeing the inordinately long play time of 20 hours. But just so you know, although there are definitely some dips in quality of content, (specifically during a few long winded, drawn out, and overly dramatic speeches between characters,) overall the story and characters are well thought out, the setting is more logical as opposed to straight up "magical," and entertaining all the way through. I'd highly reccomend this book considering the sheer amount of content it contains. But even ignoring the large quantity of content, I still think it deserves a solid reccomendation. Definitely worth the price.

  • The Godking's Legacy

  • By: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,333
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330

A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great job

  • By michael on 05-18-18

Like the Slayers anime but on crack

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Fun and entertaining characters, but horribly cliche story. The main character starts out as a slave, and then basically has the world handed to her on a silver platter. At least she's entertaining about it. A decent time sink if you have nothing else to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful