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  • 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 14,639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,846
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,788

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

Gnomes rule!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

I just cant stop listening. I go through these books in less than a week. That's unusual for me.

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,198

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Whoa!! The Begining of something Amazing!!!!

  • By Tmplrknght on 05-14-19

New to LitRPG

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I'm not sure if all books in this genre but there is so much repetition of the same explanations over and over again. This book probably would have been an hour shorter or more if the console didnt repeat the same info every single time. In a game there is an option to not display this again and that should have been incorporated here. I enjoyed the story and the narrator was fantastic.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Plastic Magician

  • A Paper Magician Novel
  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking - the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is the newest form of magic, and in a field where there is so much left to learn, every Polymaker dreams of making the next big discovery. Even though she is only an apprentice, Alvie is an inventor at heart, and she is determined to make as many discoveries - in as short a time frame - as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician Marion Praff, who is just as dedicated as Alvie is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By lowell on 08-21-18

Good but unoriginal character.

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

The cute clumsy girl character is getting real old. almoste every other novel has a cute clumsy girl as its nain character.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Temple of the Winds

  • Sword of Truth, Book 4
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,974
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,759

The dangerous, fanatical Imperial Order, under the leadership of the power-mad Emperor Jagang and his multitude of demonic underlings, unleashes a deadly plague. To find a cure, Richard Cypher and his beloved Kahlan Amnell must seek out the legendary Temple of the Winds, a fortress of evil sealed away for three thousand years. But the path of the Seeker of Truth is never an easy one - even if he can reach the Temple at all, there is no guarantee he'll ever return.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, poor narration

  • By Dani on 07-19-09

Book good. Narrator bad.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

The story was fantastic especially because it got me to keep listening even though the narrator drove me nuts. Being a part of a series i feel like he should have been obligated to listen to the previous entries so he would know how to pronounce names correctly. Its pronounced KAY lin not cah lin. Also he gave the diffrent people weird accents... Listening to his version of the mud people made me think of potheads with a rock in their mouth. I could go on but i think that gets ky opinion across.

  • The Red Sea

  • The Cycle of Galand, Book 1
  • By: Edward W. Robertson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,189
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,154

When Dante Galand was just a boy, his father, Larsin, sailed away to make his fortune. And never returned. Since then, Dante has become a great sorcerer. A ruler. A destroyer of kings. And he's just learned that his father is living on a forbidden island at the edge of the known world. Where he's dying of a mysterious plague. In the company of his friend, the swordsman Blays, Dante travels to the island. There, his magic can do nothing for his father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Sequel to The Cycle of Arawn!

  • By CaptainKhaotik on 02-28-16

Good but not my personal favorite.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-18

I think the chain breaker war story line will be hard to beat. Thats my favorite. And out of all the books this was my least favorite. That said its still 5 stars and absolutely worth listening to. TGR'S narration is brilliant as usual. He is one of my favorites, so much so that i seek out books that he narrates.

  • Wizard's First Rule

  • Sword of Truth, Book 1
  • By: Terry Goodkind
  • Narrated by: Sam Tsoutsouvas
  • Length: 34 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,325
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,029

In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, Richard Cypher encounters a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, in his forest sanctuary. She seeks his help...and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a blast

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-09-12

Inspired by Tolkien

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

There were some very obvious parallels to LotR. Sometimes to blatant i put my forhead in my palm thinking that it was too close to being what tolkien wrote. I wonder if it was just a way to honor tolkien though. Overall i enjoyed the book and couldnt stop listening for hours straight.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,495
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,389

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

Dan Brown's best in my opinion.

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

Reviewed: 11-03-17

At first i was annoyed at how drawn out the beginning was but im glad it was that way because it made the finale so much better. Probably my favorite book by Dan Brown but that could be because im a firm believer in the theories given at the end of the book. Im glad to add Paul Michael to my extremely small list of favortie narrators. He is very talented, in my opinion, with the different accents and voices he uses. Thabk you sir for keeping me captivated.

  • Golden Son

  • Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29,680
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,387

Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I felt like the first book was a great Epic story

  • By Dirk on 02-01-18

Growing from the first. Brilliant!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-17

Its as of ive seen Mr. Browns writing grow in this book when compared to the first. Or maybe he has found the perfect stride for the series. From the drama, action, and comedy. Its all paced out perfectly in my opinion. I honestly can say this series is in my top 5 favorites. Thank you sir for another wonderful read.

  • Weaveworld

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ah, but what price Wonderland?

  • By Jason on 04-09-16

I love it!

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

So much so that im sad it ended. The narrator did a wonderful job. The story is superb. I recommend to anyone who is into fantasy and magical worlds.

20 of 23 people found this review helpful