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Not a book for me

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

Reviewed: 09-30-18

I’m fairly new to the LitRPG genre but have been listening to a few books lately which were filled with humor and a light mood. This book is not like those. The protagonist is not fun or charming and the entire story is rather dark and awful. The book in itself is not bad, but it’s not what I was looking for, hence the low rating.

Brutal but fascinating

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

Reviewed: 04-24-16

I was unsure about listening to this. Other reviews mentioned the brutality which I'm not really a fan of. The premise sounded interesting, however, and since it was performed by my favorite narrator, Nick Podehl, and also very cheap I gave it a try.

I couldn't put it down. Loved the setting and some of the characters. And not all of them die, but those who do do go horribly. Nick does a fabulous job as always. The first chapters are basically introductions to a bunch of people whose names I didn't remember, but as soon as I heard them speak in Nick's voices for them I recalled who they were.

I don't want to give too much away but there are quite a few surprises along the way too. Great stuff.

Impressive performance!

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

Reviewed: 04-17-16

I shouldn't still be surprised by this, but... I was utterly amazed by Mr Cumberbatch's performance. We *know* him as Sherlock Holmes, but the variety of voices and accents that he pulls off here is simply brilliant. There were times where I couldn't have picked out that it was him reading if I hadn't already known.

The content, the stories themselves were simply good enough in contrast. One or two were surprising, others I had deduced much more quickly myself.

On the whole, a good choice for a couple of hours' entertainment.