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  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,651
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,057

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

an interesting twist on LITRPG

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

moved along quickly, decent character development an a fun plot. i'm hoping the next books will be even better because they're about 30% longer and allow for an even more detailed plot.

  • The Pleasure Trap

  • Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health & Happiness
  • By: Douglas J. Lisle, Alan Goldhamer
  • Narrated by: Chef AJ
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

The authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The single best read on healthy living

  • By Erin Greener on 07-11-18

Should be titled "Why you should be a vegan"

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

i only made it about 75% of the way through this book, but it Was clear that every point the author was making tied the root cause back to the consumption of animal meat and fats. The science was interesting And at no point does it come across as killing animals is bad and therefore you should eat them. It was just clear that everything circled back to this same point and I didn't need to sit and listen for 3 more hours of the same concept.

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  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43,338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,374

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please. Do You Really Need Another Great Review?

  • By Michael on 10-06-12

Great story, great performance, poor execution

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

great story. awesome characters, the authors descriptions make you feel as though you're in the book. multiple narrators enhance the performance.

Main issue- performance changes narrators for the characters throughout. they changed narrators mid conversation sometimes which completely confused certain parts. totally unnecessary and very distracting.

  • Blood World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 8
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,048
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,033

A dirty deal was struck. Humanity was allowed to keep 300 rebellious worlds. In return, we declared war on a powerful enemy from beyond the frontier. A frantic build-up of forces has begun, but the task is hopeless. Seeking allies, Earth's legions are sent to Blood World. A planet on the fringe of known space, where the people only respect masters of combat. Earth's Legions must impress them, but other alien powers have been invited to join the contest. The prize consists of billions of loyal troops - Earth must win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “McGill’s World”

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-22-18

Magill at it again

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

Great story. Had the usual twists and turns. Entertaining throughout. ending was a little weak comparatively top the other books.

  • Zoe's Tale

  • Old Man's War, Book 4
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,741
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,290

"I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bait and switch. Skip it unless you're a teenager.

  • By Mike.the.kraken on 03-05-14

it was better the first time.i listened to it

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

Reviewed: 03-01-18

narration was ok. I wish the narrarator had listened to the previous books so she pronounced the names, races, etc the same way. it was a female voice because the book is all about Zoey, but would have been fine with the previous narrarator.

plot was ok. It's the same plot as last colony with a few more details and sidebars. even though it's the 4th book in the series it wouldn't hurt to listen to book 5 first. otherwise it's like listening to 80% of a book you just read again. No spoilers for book 5 so no worries there.

  • The Ghost Brigades

  • Old Man's War, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,042

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but comes together in the end.

  • By Lore on 02-15-14

Great book but where's John

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

In writing this review after listening to the book foe the second time. I don't usually read books more than once but I liked this series so much I'm going through it again. John doesn't make an appearance in this book as it's all about the Colonial Union Special Forces and how they came to be. A fun little twist and as always I very much enjoy the authors sense of humor and the little quips and jokes he throws into his writing.

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,008

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

great series

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

loved everything about this series. a unique twist on sci-fi where you get to Start life over again.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 6
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,986
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,950

The time of hiding has passed. The Mist Village will make itself known. Goblins have invaded Richter’s lands. Though the first incursion has been defeated, the anger of Chaos Seed remains. Those who challenge Richter’s power will learn there is a reason all creatures fear the mist.... It is the home of monsters. For the first time, Richter takes the battle to his enemies. He will live up to his name, and the very Land will shake with this power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing adventure!

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-17-19

May actually be the best book yet

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

First I wish the author would stop calling himself the father of American LitRPG. When you give yourself a nickname, no one wants to call you that!

As far as the book goes this is definitely one of his better ones. the last several have dragged on with little or no action, so either this was a step up or my expectations were so low this over delivered.

For the producer, can you find a way to trim out the some of the details and repetitious wording. specifically after the battles. we don't need specially sound effects and to 10 different times how many experience points each goblin gave Richter. Figure out how to burn through the reading of all the mind numbing numbers faster or lump them all together.

Other than a few annoyances it was a good book and I hope the caliper or rights remains at this level or continues to improve.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,575
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,949
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,916

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Are you kidding me?

  • By Kimberly C. on 12-13-17

Yawn! I'd like my 16 hours back

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I thought the first 2 books were awesome and this was quickly becoming one of my most favorite new series. Book 3 however was beyond boring and I struggled to finish it. Very little action at all and even though the plot was moved forward, I just found it not interesting. The ending seemed like an after thought, and I found that I didn't even care that it was that bad, just happy it was finally over.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken Online: Retribution

  • Side Quest
  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,376
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259

Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank. With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic expansion of the AO universe

  • By Mike on 11-03-17

Not the NEXT Book in the Series

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

Reviewed: 12-12-17

I was very disappointed that neither the summary nor the authors preface clearly indicated that this book did not pick up the storyline where the last book left off. Maybe it's my fault for not realizing that "Side Quest" meant parrallel story-line, but any time I've seen this in the past the Author usually chooses a similar but different title, so it's crystal clear.

My opinion of the book is likely tainted from my disappointment that the Jason stroyline was in no way shape or form moved forward in this side quest. The story follows Riley and a few mid-level players she links up with after Jason leaves the game to deal with his issues. The book moves along, but the battles are not complex, there is only one plot twist, and the rest if just filler with throw away characters and places that explain how Riley got her new special powers.

Bottom line, I will think twice before using my credits to purchase these side quests. There are more interesting Lit RPG reads out there

1 of 2 people found this review helpful