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Clem Morton

Chetwynd, Candada
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  • Forming the Company

  • Alpha World, Book 2
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,829

How does Alburet feel about Stacia suddenly becoming his Succubus? How will her family react to her sudden change? While trying to handle this sudden transition, Mindblown is also going to take the server down for maintenance. Alburet will have to deal with emotional turmoil, all while continuing to play the game he has been sentenced to play for life. What else is about to change in Alpha World? Mindblown announces the ability to form guilds. Alburet sees an opportunity to form a guild himself and takes it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If I hear "Kitten" one more time!!!!

  • By Brandon on 11-16-17

LitRPG + erotica done poorly. Adult Material, possible spoilers.

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

Reviewed: 10-16-17

While I'm not one to shy away from a little bit of erotica this book try's too hard. Interesting mix of human + NPC getting it on. It distracts from the game side of things. Basically fight monsters & Have Sex routine for a storyline. While I think the author has greater story arcs in the works and it's an interesting world build and good characters, maybe lay off the hours and hours of boning in the bedroom...
I'd have to say it's definitely an adult book.
Mind you aside from this annoying aspect of the series so far, good book and good listen...

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Catacombs

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 4
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,314
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,590
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,537

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich, and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point...did you see what I did there?) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredibly Addicting

  • By Andrew on 08-23-18

Not bad. Few minor praises and criticisms.

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

Reviewed: 10-12-17

Possible Spoilers. Beware. First off I have to say this overall I've enjoyed this series so far. The character progresses is varied enough and slow enough to not run out of levelling room in two paragraphs. I appreciate that as it weaves a longer and more in depth story. However I do find myself getting lost in it. The world that he has built is so vast that it dwarfs the one character. Also a single human interacting mainly with what's essentially NPC's is starting to feel strained. More "from earth" human companions that "get" the earth human inside jokes would be nice. It was "hinted?" at during the "prime time" joke but could definitely spice up the grind & level up / chat with villagers / manage village routines he's got going on.
That's essentially what each book is, a follow the script pattern that's quite predictable. Only surprise was the assassination and that was just dark and sparks of a bad porn gone wrong...
Also WTF is with the intro gods speech thing at the beginning of each book. While it kinda makes sense it's also kinda vague and frustrating and a bit annoying. I assume the author has an overall purpose and story he's trying to weave with it, but I just think it's a bit dumb. It does highlight how micro the village is in relationship to the wider worldview. So I guess that's the point.

If your bored go ahead, it's a decent listen if it wasn't for the miracle pulled off in the reading of the books. I'd almost have abandoned it.

  • Reboot

  • Afterlife Online, Book 1
  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608

Tad Lonnerman is having a crappy day stuck in crappy traffic late to a crappy meeting. On the bright side, his game development career is the only non-crappy thing he has going for him, so life isn't all bad. At least until he dies. Now Tad finds himself uploaded to a beta test of Haven, an unannounced hyper-immersive MMO where the dead have a second chance at life. It's not virtual reality, it's digital reality. A true afterlife online. Except Haven isn't exactly blissful paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing, better then the vast majority LITRPG's

  • By Aaron on 12-27-17

Good listen. Little dry at points.

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

Reviewed: 09-20-17

It was a great listen, the story went dry a few times and I had a hard time connecting and caring about character progression. I'd like to see an element of humour worked into the series. Something that gives me the "woah" awesome feeling. A way to relate to the story and character. This first book kinda sets up the series, and is vaguely philosophical.
I have more thoughts but it was a good read so yes I enjoyed and recommended.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,054
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,795

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them. The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic but entertaining

  • By B. on 02-08-17

Intriguing

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

Reviewed: 01-18-17

Interesting story, I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series. I am sure it will be just as good. It's interesting how this story differs from the others that he has written in that the speed of human advancement and getting cool toys is much slower. This leaves much more room to expand the story slowly adding cool toys over multiple books instead of all at once. Any slower tho and it will be a grind to read. It will be interesting seeing how many books this series will produce. I suspect quite a few.

  • The Invaders

  • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 917
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 839

Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians' most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen - and the Herons are to blame. To find redemption they must track down the thief, Zavac, and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First battle for the young Brotherband

  • By Clem Morton on 06-06-14

First battle for the young Brotherband

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

What did you love best about The Invaders?

The inventive side of the young boys.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The old one armed man, as he is so talented.

Have you listened to any of John Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not bad, he did a good job. He is one of my favorite voice actors.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yeah when the young boy got hit by an arrow in the boat. It was very predictable that it would happen but it was also a scene that had to happen in one way or another to move the character development forwards.

Any additional comments?

Good book. Listened to the whole thing in one shot. Love the inventive side of the characters. The story line is quite predictable it however still holds my attention.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Outcasts

  • Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: John Flanagan
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 950

They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field - especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great tale

  • By Jonathan on 02-04-12

Quite an enjoying listen.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-14

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. Enjoying listen. Quite a rich world.

What did you like best about this story?

How it ties up some nice bits of the story of the other series.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any scene that is funny.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Join the adventure as a young boy learn what it takes to be a man.

Any additional comments?

Good book, it is written for a younger audience. It's violent but not so badly that I would not let kids listen to it. It has lots of lessons in it about what it takes to be a good person.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White Night

  • The Dresden Files, Book 9
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16,685
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,673
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14,612

In Chicago, someone has been killing practitioners of magic, those incapable of becoming full-fledged wizards. Shockingly, all the evidence points to Harry Dresden's half brother, Thomas, as the murderer. Determined to clear his sibling's name, Harry uncovers a conspiracy within the White Council of Wizards that threatens not only him, but his nearest and dearest, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intrigue in The White Court

  • By Donna on 09-23-09

The White Night, A Wizard and His Exploits.

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

Reviewed: 03-22-13

Where does White Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's missing some thing, but it adds to the overall story of the series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry, because the series is from his perspective.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene at the end where he finds out what his brother has been doing. Or when the go blasting out of the tunnel like a cannonball.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Hero, teacher, lover, fighter.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book, listened to it over a period of about a month or so. Easy to follow, and enjoyable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Proven Guilty

  • The Dresden Files, Book 8
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,545
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,403
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,305

The White Council of Wizards has drafted Harry Dresden as a Warden and assigned him to look into rumors of black magic in Chicago. Malevolent entities that feed on fear are loose in the Windy City, but it's all in a day's work for a wizard, his faithful dog, and a talking skull named Bob.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plan of attack

  • By RabidReads on 10-09-15

This book is guilty of something.

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

Reviewed: 02-14-13

What did you love best about Proven Guilty?

This book made me guilty of not being able to turn it off. Its a continuation of the earlier books. New allies and we see a few old friends in new situations.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Proven Guilty?

The big scarecrow immune to fire chasing the car down the highway.

Have you listened to any of James Marsters’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

His performances are always top notch. Very good performance.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment they are all fighting to get out of the never never and they are being chased by a bunch of fairies and Dresden's brother starts kicking butt.

Any additional comments?

Over all a decent listen if you like these kind of books. I love this series because it is so long and allows me time to learn a character before they are disposed of and a new one comes along. But the lack of movement of the story sometimes can be frustrating, I was noticing through most of the books in the Dresden files that as the end of the book approaches, there is a flurry of activity and a resolution and the book ends. Most of the earlier pages supports what happens in the end and basically sets up the situation. This is nice in some ways especially if you like slow moving stories, but if you miss a word here or there your not going to be completely lost unless your near the end or a critical moment in the book.

  • Two Ravens and One Crow

  • An Iron Druid Chronicles Novella
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,107

Two-thousand-year-old Atticus may have outwitted and outfought everyone from Odin to Bacchus, but in this eBook original, he’s about to discover what comes around when you go around messing with gods. Six years into the training of his beautiful apprentice, Granuaile, a large crow swoops down and transforms into none other than the Morrigan, a goddess who insists that Atticus come with her at once. He must leave his apprentice behind, along with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon - and he must also leave his sword.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • worth the price? Maybe not on audible..

  • By breckoz on 10-28-12

Could not turn it off.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-12

What did you love best about Two Ravens and One Crow?

I loved the jokes, from oberon, the voice actor brings that dog alive.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Two Ravens and One Crow?

When oberon says he is out of dog treats.

Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

Oberon, by far my favorite character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed at quite a few parts.

Any additional comments?

The story of this series seems to be moving in a disturbingly more raunchy direction. Hopefully this trend does not continue.

  • Hexed

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,811
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,286
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,275

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Authenticity, Humor and Brilliant Writing

  • By A. Sentoni on 07-30-11

One of the best listens I have ever had.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Hexed to be better than the print version?

Yes I would, the audio version with the character voices create a vivid landscape that allows the minds eye to follow the story almost like sitting in front of a television.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Oberon would have to be my favorite character, the witty remarks made by this Dog got me laughing more than once.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have listened to the whole series, Got hooked on the first book of the iron druid chronicles, and have enthusiastically followed the whole series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed quite a bit while listening to this book. Without the comic relief this book would have been much harder to listen to.

Any additional comments?

This series is without doubt one of my favorite, my many thanks to Luke Daniels, I have become a huge fan of his work, I especially like how he has found a way to work known mythology into a believable story line. The new way to look at old "mythological heroes" has opened my eyes to realizing that some old preconceptions about characters who generally get cast in a favorable light need not necessarily be conceptualized that way. Casting Thor as a bad guy along with the rest of Asgard was a brilliant move.
I find it hard to wait for the next book in the series, I hope this series continues for a long time. There is much back story to be told yet, and some of the characters such as the witches coven, or the wolf pack, and even the story of some of the elemental's, could have their own series of books.

Thank you so much Luke Daniels for creating a character that I can connect with after listening to this book, I am even more proud to have Irish blood.