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  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,154
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,097

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BOOK 7!!!!

  • By Nicholas Hess on 07-06-18

Scratching that RPG itch

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Seriously, why do these books have to end??!!? Aleron Kong has done it once again. My obsession with these books just continues to grow with each new ability and skill. It is hard to believe this was a 46 hour listen because I somehow did it in five days. At the end of the five days I was just shocked it was over. Now all I need to know is when I will get my next fix!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Swarm

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 5
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,359
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,638
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,593

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm. The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gnomes Rule

  • By Dallas on 07-31-18

Straight up awesome

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

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Okay so a few days ago I downloaded book 1 of this series. I have been unable to write a review because I could not stop listening to this series. At the end of this book binge (#bookbinge), all I could think was good lord when does the next one come out. This is a magnificent series that really plunks my loot string.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I Have a Nemesis

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series, Book 4
  • By: Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

It's summertime for supervillains! Or maybe not, because for Penelope Akk, there is still one foe she has yet to defeat: her own reputation as Bad Penny. It's been a fun ride: fighting adult heroes, going to space, and inspiring the rest of her school to open up about their own powers. Sooner or later, that ride has to end, and with school out of the way Penny is hatching a mad scheme to end it on her own terms. Will that go smoothly? Of course not. Penny's left too many unsolved problems behind her already, like ghosts, crazy friends, and angry little girls from Jupiter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CLIFFHANGER!!

  • By Jewelziet on 02-07-18

Much Malicious Merriment

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

Another wonderful book. My son and I continue to listen together to the tales that Richard Robert weaves. Emily Woo Zeller should not be counted out here. She brings every character to life and really makes you feel for them. Fun listen for the whole family! “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Skull Throne

  • By: Peter V. Brett
  • Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
  • Length: 25 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,322
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,314

The Skull Throne of Krasia stands empty. Built from the skulls of fallen generals and demon princes, it is a seat of honor and ancient, powerful magic, keeping the demon corelings at bay. From atop the throne, Ahmann Jardir was meant to conquer the known world, forging its isolated peoples into a unified army to rise up and end the demon war once and for all. But Arlen Bales, the Warded Man, stood against this course, challenging Jardir to a duel he could not in honor refuse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hm

  • By MissRed on 04-05-15

Filler and Horrible Humans

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

Reviewed: 11-09-17

This was an unfortunate continuation of the series. I had high hopes after binging on the first three. Unfortunately this book fell short of the previous three. It felt like the author had some truly terrible things going on personally and his writing reflected it. Worse, it did not move the story along. The characters in this book, even the ones I liked suddenly turned into the worst that humanity had to offer. This is not unlike Game of Thrones only it felt forced. Maybe it was a setup for the next book, to show that people are horrible and undeserving, followed by a return to more heroism, but at the end of the book I felt like the demons should just kill everyone and be done with it because none of these characters deserve to live.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,706

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

Waited too long!

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

Okay so if anyone is on the fence about getting this book, stop it right now and get it. I spent months wondering whether or not I should get this with one of my precious credits and waited until just a few days ago. I shouldn't have waited. This is a great book! So interesting, so much fun, so much for standard fantasy novels! This book is great! Now I have to wait for the next book!!! /sigh

13 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The Never Paradox

  • Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 2
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,580

The Ferox assault has been escalating, drawing Jonathan into combat more and more frequently. With each passing day, he's grown stronger. He can't be certain, but his attackers seem to be getting...more dangerous? ...and, of course, Heyer is gone, again. Then came the glitch. Unexpectedly pulled from battle, Jonathan finds he cannot recall the final moments of his last confrontation. Convinced that his memory loss was no accident, he must uncover the truth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hodges Pulls it off

  • By Scott on 08-30-17

You can Never go wrong with the Never

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

I have been waiting on this book since the moment I finished the first one and folks, this book did not disappoint! Another bang up novel by T. Ellery Hodges! What a crazy ride, all I can say is whew, Jonathan Tibbs has to endure some serious stuff. The book is great, get it and go get he first one as well. Steve Barnett does a masterful job in the narration and brings all of the characters to life. Be prepared for the mother of all cliffhangers! Now I need the third book!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Blood of the Earth

  • Sovereign of the Seven Isles, Book 4
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,138

Alexander’s costly victory at Northport provides only a brief reprieve from the onslaught of enemy forces converging on those loyal to the Old Law. Prince Phane has created a deadly new soldier - man mixed with darkness - imbued with terrible power and a purpose so sinister that that it could turn those Alexander loves most against him…or take them away from him forever. Zuhl is plundering Fellenden, killing, torturing, and enslaving the people for his own selfish purpose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Yikes!

  • By David on 10-24-16

Yikes!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

I do not have time to give this its proper review. I will just say that this is a really good addition to the story but UGH the ending! Cliffhanger does not even begin to describe it. That being said, I think there are some character inconsistencies that boggle my mind. I like the light versus dark, good versus evil, love versus despair story that is going here but I do not like when authors make characters suddenly respond in a way contrary to their personality (e.g. a logical character acts illogical).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Sovereign of the Seven Isles Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: David A. Wells
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 51 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296

When second son Alexander Valentine loses his brother to an assassin's arrow, he discovers that his family protects an ancient secret and reluctantly finds himself at the center of the final battle of a war that was supposed to have ended 2,000 years ago.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive in spots. Got better as it went on.

  • By Lisa K on 09-17-15

Nice Story, Great Listen

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

For anyone the likes fantasy they should get this omnibus. It is a good story. I very much enjoyed listening to it. It kind of reminded me of listening to a D&D adventure (less the elves). The writing is good and the story is tried and true. However, that is what keeps it from being 5 stars. Some of it seems a little contrived as if the author is doing the 'paint by the numbers' version of fantasy writing. I do not want that to take away from this book though, It really is an enjoyable read/listen. To point of fact, I bought the physical copies of the books as well. And for a single credit this is MORE than worth it.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Esoterrorism

  • From the Secret Files of the Red Room, Book 1
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

Derek Hawthorne was born to be an agent of the Red Room. Literally. Raised in a conspiracy which has protected the world from the supernatural for centuries, he's never been anything other than a servant of their agenda. Times are changing, though, and it may not be long before their existence is exposed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent!!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 08-03-16

Excellent Start to the Series!

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

James Bond meets Jack Bauer in a supernatural spy fest. Another great book from C.T. Phipps. Characters are interesting and the action is great. The thing I like the most is that all of the characters are a little bit deranged and are in serious need of therapy. The writing is clean and direct which I very much enjoy. Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating with excellent voice work. Can't wait for the next one!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain

  • Please Don't Tell My Parents Series #1
  • By: Richard Roberts
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

Penelope Akk wants to be a superhero. She's got superhero parents. She's got the ultimate mad science power, filling her life with crazy gadgets that even she doesn't understand. She has two superpowered best friends. In middle school the line between good and evil looks clear. In real life nothing is that clear. All it takes is one hero's sidekick picking a fight, and Penny and her friends are labeled supervillains. In the process Penny learns a hard lesson about villainy: She's good at it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for the whole family

  • By David on 06-02-16

Fun for the whole family

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

Reviewed: 06-02-16

So I picked up this book when it was on sale on audible because my son was wanting to listen to a book. As it turns out we ended up spending the better part of every night for a full week sitting on the couch and listening to this wonderful book together. My son isn't a big 'reader' but this has encouraged him to explore books more. As for me, I loved it as well. It was well written and fun. It is fast paced with interesting characters and comic heroes. I am a big fan of comics and super heroes and have been for years. This scratched the itch perfectly and had the added bonus of bringing my son and I closer together. I HIGHLY recommend this book and we can't wait for the next two to come to Audible! Thank you Richard Roberts!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful