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  • The Trapped Mind Project

  • Emerilia, Book 1
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062

Austin Zane leaves behind his CEO position with RB Corp to play Dave, a half-dwarf in the virtual reality game Emerilia, trying to escape his life. What Dave doesn't know is that Earth as he knows it is really a virtual reality simulation and Emerilia is a world imbued with futuristic technologies to mimic early MMORPGs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Top Five LitRPG Stories

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-05-18

I feel dumber after reading this book.

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

Reviewed: 07-13-19

Litrpg elements are clumsily forced onto the real world. I couldn't suspend disbelief this much.
None of the characters held any interest to me either.

If your litrpg addiction has brought you here, you've really hit rock bottom

  • The Paths Between Worlds

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,073
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000

For Meredith Gale, ending her life seems like her only choice, and that choice is the reason she’s dangling by her fingertips from a bridge high above the freezing water of the San Francisco Bay. But someone or some thing has other plans for Meredith, and as her fingers slip from the cold steel of the bridge, a disembodied voice asks her a simple question: “Candidate 13: Do you wish to be saved?” Realizing her mistake too late, Meredith screams “Yes!” and instantly finds herself transported to a mysterious island, alongside hundreds of other Candidates like her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOLY WOW!!

  • By Willis Burns on 03-20-19

Boring action

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

Reviewed: 05-22-19

Simply unengaging. Wasn't invested in any character. World didn't feel internally consistant. Lots of violence and action, and it often felt contrived.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection

  • By: H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by: Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, and others
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Known as ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, Herbert George Wells’ writing career spanned over 60 years. He was a writer of novels, short stories, nonfiction books and articles. As a young man, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, sparking his infamous vocation as a science fiction writer. Introduced by film director and H. G. Wells fanboy Eli Roth, this collection features unabridged recordings of the novels performed by Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Perfect!

  • By Trevor on 05-01-19

skip the intro

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

Didn't appreciate him pushing his misguided philosiphizing.

rest of the book was fine, good narrators and bad, some engaging stories, some not

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Tales of Anyar

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 5
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 914
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 849

The Destiny’s Crucible series chronicles the incredible adventure of Joseph Colsco, a college student of no particular importance who is thrust into an unimaginable fate by an accident that couldn’t happen - but did. Cast naked on the planet Anyar, he forges a new life for himself and rises to prominence and responsibilities he would otherwise never have imagined. However, much is left undone and uncertain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Managing Expectations

  • By Bryan on 08-21-18

yes the protag is rational, we get it already

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

too much of these books is wasted on showing off what a good guy the protagonist is, and how he handles everything so well.



0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of the Argument

  • Western Civilization's Last Stand
  • By: Stefan Molyneux
  • Narrated by: Stefan Molyneux
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 835

The Art of the Argument shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods, and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, The Art of the Argument smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Too bad

  • By Jason on 09-11-18

Political agenda.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Buyer be warned that there is very little instruction on argument in this book.


instead the author sets out his political opinions. the author tells us that liberals are wrong, socialism is wrong, and capitalism is right, and attempts to use 'the argument' to explain why his views are correct.


he criticises other demographics for their emotional reasoning, but the whole book has a bitter and biting tone. 'my views are right, and everyone who disagrees is an impatient, Illogical, violent sophist'.

there may be some worthwhile concepts in this book, but readers are more likely to soak up the author's capitalist propaganda than gain any practical techniques in argument.


please note that I'm not objecting to any of the author's arguments. I object to the fact that this book is biased and emotional where it should be strictly objective and instructional.

I object to the missbranding of this book as a practical manual in general argument when it is not. it is a collection of justifications for a very specific political view.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,949
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,561

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

a good read

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

a good read. the ending feels a bit rushed, and some parts feel like they're taken from other works (particularly Mushoku tensei and boku dake ga inai machi). but overall a good read.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bear and the Nightingale

  • A Novel
  • By: Katherine Arden
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Gati
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,287

At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year, and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn't mind - she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse's fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was swept away

  • By Crystal Midkiff on 02-04-17

Better than alcohol!

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

Reviewed: 12-18-17

there's something about the narrators voice that puts me to sleep like nothing else. what I do is put it to sleep timer 1 chapter, lie down in bed and before the 15 minute chapter is up in fast asleep! in the morning I don't recall what happened in the cheaper. weeks later and I'm still on ch 2, but god have I slept well ever since buying this book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Skip the foreword

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-08-17

Skip the foreword

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

the foreword is painfully biased, disregards facts which don't align with the writer's point of view, and insults everyone who doesn't agree. he talks like a religious fanatic or cult leader. it's utter drivel. delusional ramblings.

Save yourself half an hour of cringe - skip the foreword.

  • Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm

  • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 1
  • By: J. A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145

An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm - few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved. Jack Mitchel, a 32-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the west coast, isn't one of those winners.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Escape death in exchange for eternal serfdom

  • By Ray Johnson on 03-14-18

don't bother.

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

nothing unique. I did feel some emotion at yhe start. that hopelessness of the world ending conveyed to me well.. but overall characters are uninteresting, plot is generic, writing is dry

  • Abomination

  • By: Gary Whitta
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

He is England's greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. But when he is called back into service to combat a plague of monstrous beasts known as abominations, he meets a fate worse than death and is condemned to a life of anguish, solitude, and remorse. She is a fierce young warrior, raised among an elite order of knights. Driven by a dark secret from her past, she defies her controlling father and sets out on a dangerous quest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • cool concept. typical execution.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-16

cool concept. typical execution.

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

standard 'good' and 'properly written' story. interesting premise but plot was the same as a hundred others.

narrator didn't use enough voice variety to differentiate between characters for my tastes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful