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  • Stuff and Nonsense

  • Threadbare Series, Volume 1
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438

Meet Threadbare. He is 12 inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her. Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies …

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing tale you can't help but love

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

Beware the Neco-mancer

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

The mechanics are fun. The plot is fun. But the puns, you will just have to grit your teeth and bear them.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ritualist

  • Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,958
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,825
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,818

The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ritual is necessary for us to know anything

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-18-18

Dear author, Thank you!

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

Haven't gotten far in the story yet but finally an author who has solved the narration problem of spending 5 minutes reading skill sheets. I'll update the review when I finish the book.

  • The Fangs of Freelance

  • Fred, the Vampire Accountant Series, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,610
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514

When Fred formed his own parahuman clan out of necessity, he understood that it was going to come with new responsibilities. Much as he hoped those tasks would center around extra paperwork and perhaps the occasional mandatory class, enough time around the supernatural has taught him to be ready for anything. Or so he thought. As a freelance accountant for the Agency, Fred soon finds himself being tossed into new, unexpected, and perilous situations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazingly Mundane and Exciting At The Same Time

  • By Tony E. on 11-29-17

If you liked the previous books...

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

This book is like the other books in the series. If you liked the others you will like this, the quality and writing style are very consistent. On the other hand if you disliked the previous books you will dislike this one aswell. It's really terrible. The main character is so PC it's sickening. I don't know why I keep buying them. Maybe it's because despite not being good they at least aren't totally distasteful. I will likely stop with the series here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Lord: Otherworldly Powers

  • The Wraith's Haunt, Book 2
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118

Only a few weeks have passed since the Battle of Burrova, and Edward and his friends are busier than ever improving the Haunt and protecting the surviving villagers. Sadly, time is a scarce commodity in the world of Ivalis. Soon enough, Ed finds himself thrown in conflict against the man behind the mindbrood’s attack, a man who is seemingly capable of shrugging off mortal wounds and who is willing to unleash a devastating plague of undead against the Haunt and everyone inside. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lord Wraith's wrath wreaks Havoc on Heuron

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-20-18

Good

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

My only complaint is the amount of time spent on the skill sheets. Basically you can skip them and not miss anything... which is what I ended up doing by skipping ahead 30-60 seconds.

  • The Godking's Legacy

  • By: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 913
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • give it an hour or two

  • By Lilly on 05-19-18

Surprising

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This was surprisingly good. It's well written and funny. Thd narration is passed like a baton between the characters which at the beginning of the book is a little annoying but soon fixates on the MC who despite being an idiot who cannot read knows phrases like "deus ex machina".

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The City and the Dungeon

  • And Those Who Dwell and Delve Within
  • By: Matthew Schmidt
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

The City is an immense metropolis of crystal spires and wondrous magic. Beneath is the Dungeon, a vast underground world, and a source of endless treasure guarded by grotesque and deadly monsters. No one knows where the Dungeon came from, or why. One young immigrant braves the Dungeon to remit money to his family, only to find much, much more. Friends, power, and secrets of the Dungeon. Perhaps even love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • When the lights go down in the City

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-15-18

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

I expected this to be yet another dungeon core litrpg. It's not. It's something new. Yes there is plenty of dungeon diving, fighting monsters, some pvp but there is also, surprisingly, some theology. In most litrpg stories we know exactly the shape of the world and so do the characters. In this one, we don't and neither do the characters. Its really interesting to listen to the characters debate the finer points of a dungeon's theological position and significance in a post-apocalyptic world (Denver is a dutchy fyi). Digression aside, back to the fun, the story is additionally true to life in that there is plenty of unresolved intrigue and loose ends.

So... what's wrong with the book you might ask? Turns out the title is quite appropriate. The book is about just that. Its got excitement but there is no exciting plot to hold it together at times it feels a bit disconnected. I don't think it detracts.

For what this book is, I would buy the sequel if it were to materialize but that said I don't know what would be in it.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Trap for the Potentate

  • The Dark Herbalist, Book 3
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977

The great hunt is over. In the end, Timothy managed to keep his invaluable prize. A victory? Perhaps. But glory and adrenaline are very powerful narcotics, and tolerance builds quickly. Once deprived of them, life immediately becomes gray and bleak. What's more, his beautiful lover is beginning to transparently hint that she could find herself a more interesting beau. What is a talented player to do in this case? The solution suggests itself: rush headlong into the most dangerous adventures, taking risks and walking the blade of a knife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a great story until the cough out at the end

  • By Cory on 03-16-18

Well that's a cliff hanger!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

I'm not sure what to say, I wasn't expecting it. Talk about an existential crisis.

  • Starship Grifters

  • Rex Nihilo, Book 1
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,871

A space-faring ne'er-do-well with more bravado than brains, Rex Nihilo plies the known universe in a tireless quest for his own personal gain. But when he fleeces a wealthy weapons dealer in a high-stakes poker game, he ends up winning a worthless planet - and owing an outstanding debt more vast than space itself! The only way for Rex to escape a lifetime of torture on the prison world Gulagatraz is to score a big payday by pulling off his biggest scam.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes you just gotta give a book a chance!

  • By Sad Carlos on 07-08-14

It all makes cents in the end

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

Reviewed: 03-10-18

The ending was quite a surprise. Not like a shock or anything but the hints and clues through out the book weren't obvious. I liked it.

That said the robot's limitation is rather annoying.

  • The Twilight Obelisk

  • Mirror World, Book 4
  • By: Alexey Osadchuk
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509

Olgerd and his tribal NPC gang have finally discovered the Forbidden City. Problem is, they haven't found what they were looking for. The ancient maps are hopelessly out of date, and the Ennan capital city is lying in ruins. In the meantime, their enemies are closing in. Noctean hordes are arriving from the Silver Mountain Valley; the Dark army has already crossed the Back Stream, and the forces of Light have already entered the Icy Woods. The magic protection sphere which Olgerd received from the city's invisible guardians is about to expire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By BlindWanderer on 03-05-18

Disorganized

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

First of all, read the books in order. This book lacks the introductory explanation to ease the reader into the story. This book follows on where the third book ended. Remember the mirror he got? Yeah it gets used once in this book but never explained. It's deus ex machina but the author thinks about these things books in advance so I guess it's ok.

The story is a little disorganized and isn't as exciting as the previous books in the series. This is due in part to the disconnected nature of the substories. The lead up to the next book is ackwardly tacked on. It should be an afterword.

The plot outcome is still a surprise. Yes he raids dungeons, yes he gets cool loot, and yes he levels up.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Days of High Adventure

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 432
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418

Gaming with friends offered what Amanda missed in her dreary college life: friendship and excitement, the thrill of combat for a good cause, and the chance to be a hero. Neither Amanda nor her friend, Eric, ever expected to face the suddenly real world of their fantasy adventures. But when a careless joke draws the ire of a dark wizard, both must rise to the challenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very fun read.

  • By Caleb on 09-22-15

Too short :-/

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

I wish it were longer as its got a fun premise but like this review, it's not.