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I’m loving this plot

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Reviewed: 06-16-19

I discovered these books by accident and I have to say I love the idea of color alchemy. I like the well thought out use of each color and combination of colors and the stone necklaces. I’m crying my eyes out right now at the end of the book. Need to listen to book 4. The narration is fantastic with different voices for different characters. Easy to listen to and well exacted.

Unique characters and skills

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Reviewed: 05-19-19

I love all of this authors books and have bought them all. Especially the 3 that have howls moving castle characters howl and Sophie. Granted howl and Sophie only make camio appearances in this book it’s still comforting to know they live on and they are ok.

I love the little mishaps that happen frequently, having characters that are young adults are fun because they are still learning and making mistakes. The elf gift is so unique and special and I love how it’s woven into this story. I’m a huge fan, would have loved to meet the author but she has passed in 2011.

Unique

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Reviewed: 10-24-18

I really liked the reverse way I expected this book to go. This book is about a dungeon being born, forming, and it’s life/existence. It grew from just a dungeon heart and formed rooms and then learnt how to trap and create treasure. It seemed like whatever it was introduced to it was able to reproduce. So when it’s ‘friend’ brings it back random things it’s able to make more within the dungeon. I was really into this book being backwards from what you expect and I was rooting for the dungeon not the adventureres lol.

Fun plot

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Reviewed: 01-15-18

At first I was thinking this sounded like the story of Esther in the Bible and a bit like the bachelor royal edition lol.

I liked how simple America is and how honest and open she is with the prince. I like how she is his friend and in a way being someone’s friend bonds you faster then pretend dating like this selection.

I hate Celeste and I want America to win but the love triangle makes things so complicated. I just bought book 2 and I like how it left off with the top 6 for book two.

unique world with sorcerer's and wizard's

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Reviewed: 06-05-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Sorcerer's Quest to be better than the print version?

I enjoy listening to audio books because I can get other things done around the house like washing dishes and listen, do laundry.... The inflection in the narrators voice was great for all the characters and rather entertaining. It also can help when they read it a specific way and you might have read it another way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I rather loved Ayden but also Merlin! Hard to pick between them both because it was written in a way you could believe Merlin was trapped in a box as a wolf and wolves are extinct. I loved Ayden because he's a gentle soul and he's trying to make his family proud of him by being evil but he doesn't have an evil bone in his body. I loved the descriptions of him and the blond/black hair twist!

Have you listened to any of J. Scott Bennett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have and I am rather addicted to Rain's books and J. Scott Bennett's narrating now! I have snagged more books and intend to get a lot of chores done today listening to more of this narrators books. I get rather attached to narrators and some voices are easier to listen to then others.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the twists in this book that were unexpected such as the blond/black hair twist and also Merlin being a wolf and only Ayden can hear him. The ghosts were also rather entertaining. I really did dislike Ayden's brothers and feel like they were described rather well to have me actually dislike them for Ayden and wish he didn't have them as brothers.

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Soulstone: Awakening: A LitRPG Novel audiobook cover art

Great plot and story minus all the foul language.

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Reviewed: 05-31-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No I would not. There was far to much foul language to suggest this to anyone! The plot of this book is great but why do you need to drop the f word every 5 minutes. I do get that a lot of gamers out there cuss like sailors but a lot of us game without foul language.

What could J. A. Cipriano have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The only thing he could have done to make this more enjoyable for me would be remove ALL the foul language. I could understand if there was one particularly hard mob like a boss fight where you drop one f word but every 5 minutes is driving me crazy and I just don't care for that. I love LitRPG's and I haven't had this problem with any other LitRPG's so far.

What about Nik Magill’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed his voice and inflections he made in his voice as he read. He was easy to listen to spoke clearly and was a good tone and pitch to listen to! I would listen to other books he has read no problem.

Did Soulstone: Awakening: A LitRPG Novel inspire you to do anything?

Write my own LitRPG...

Any additional comments?

I wish there was some sort of censoring done to warn people of the crass/foul language in some of these books! Not suitable for work or something!

highly amused

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Reviewed: 05-29-17

What did you love best about Video Game Plotline Tester?

I like how big ears has an unusual character and seems to succeed at it which is what you figure will happen when you follow a character around.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Video Game Plotline Tester?

There were a lot of memorable moments. I found it interesting they get in capsules to physically be in the game. I liked him meeting up with his sister in game and she is disabled and can't walk in real life but in the game she can and she feels whole in the game. I caught myself smiling through some events and chanting in the background for other events. LOL

What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like the way he did the voices of characters and the inflection he used while reading. I had a hard time pushing pause to go to sleep or answer the phone at work.

Any additional comments?

I hope there is a book 2 to continue where we left off. We aren't even lv 30 yet so there is a lot of room to make a 2nd book. I almost didn't get this book because the title was a little ambiguous and it seemed like a book for kids, I'm glad I took a chance on it though because in my mid 30's I really enjoyed this audio book! I loved that it was a longer audio book, I really had no idea the book was originally in another language and translated to English. It was really well done!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book

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Reviewed: 05-24-17

What did you love best about Beginnings?

I loved how this was a new approach to the LitRPG type books. I feel like the author is not just writing a book to sell books but is like us who also enjoys LitRPG's and maybe even anime. I did sense a little bit of SAO in here but was different enough to not be the same. I liked the descriptions of how weapons were made, and skills were acquired. I am itching for book 2 to come out I need to know what happens! I hope book 2 is longer, I like longer audio books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Beginnings?

When Armon decides to ask the kbolds how he can help them instead of killing them. Anyone who plays MMORPG's would just run up and kill them, but he decided to ask them what he could do to help them.

What does Jill Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed her voice so much, was a little odd having a female read a male lead characters voice but she was so easy to listen to and dive into the story. Sometimes you have issues connecting to a story or you listen and don't sink in but not with her you are pulled in to the story like you are now also in the game.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

nooooo way! I listened to this over a few days. I might have to go re listen to it. I sometimes will listen to an audio book when I am getting ready for work, or taking a bubble bath and even drifting off to sleep and sometimes I miss a few things.

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