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  • Hardcore Dungeon Core

  • Succubus, Book 5
  • By: A.J. Markam
  • Narrated by: Iggy Toma
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

He thought it was all a game…until he lost everything. Tragedy has struck, and now Ian must try to reverse it. Inside the virtual reality video game known as OtherWorld, he will recruit new allies…play politics with a duchess and an emissary of the Church of Eternity…square off against a trio of bounty hunters…meet a vastly powerful dungeon core who can bend reality itself…and encounter the most frightening opponent he has ever faced. But most important of all, he will risk everything to save the woman he loves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the whole series is a wonder

  • By Anonymous User on 05-29-19

ugh

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

Reviewed: 04-30-19

you're not building suspense if youre building it in a different way every 5 minutes. Author tries to be Seth McFarland by repeating crap jokes for minutes at a time. other then that the story is good. well done.

  • Vision Voyage

  • The Weatherblight Saga, Book 2
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

After a harrowing escape from the Weatherblight, Ari, Kerys, and Eva find themselves on Deepwater Spire, an ancient structure surrounded by endless ocean. With no other options, they bide their time, slowly building up the essence they need to reactivate the teleportation wards that will allow them to travel freely. Their isolation takes on a life of its own, manifesting as much in their relationships with each other as their situation in the world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • ugh

  • By Benjamin on 04-29-19

ugh

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

Reviewed: 04-29-19

Where the crap is this story going. its all over the damn place, 2 star story. 4 star preformance because i find the way she says the MCs full name as karis adorable lol

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Rise of the Shadow Rogue

  • By: Mike Truk
  • Narrated by: Ryan West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

Betrayal cuts deepest when someone you love wields the knife. For Kellik, a once-rising star of Port Gloom's guild of thieves, it also leaves him floating in the bay, bleeding out and without hope or allies. Saved by an urchin and healed by a disgraced saint, Kellick is consumed by a single desire: to find out why his guild master ordered him cut down moments after passing his initiation trial. Burning with injustice, Kellik recruits a number of gorgeous rogues to his side: fallen assassins, dark elf witches, and unnervingly polite necromancers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • not the harem book I expected, in a good way.

  • By Jeffrey on 04-30-19

just gonna leave it like that.

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

Reviewed: 04-23-19

write the next one, i gotta know. i need to find out! too damn good.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Sword Sirens

  • Weatherblight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

Amongst the remnants of the ancient Saidican Empire lies Golias Hollow, an underground community of people who’ve taken refuge from the tainted surface. Completely cutoff from the outside world, the men and women of the Hollow follow the teachings of the prophet Dormiar, sacrificing a select few to the outside each year in a ceremony known as “The Choosing”.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's meh, lost interest half way though

  • By David Riemer on 04-04-19

A bit hard to listen to.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-19

Lets start with the positives. The story is pretty good, definitely original. There wasn't any ridiculous monologues or overly hyped villains that talk too damn much, just a good ol survival book with some magical bits. The magic concept is a bit more traditional than most other versions out there. The characters actually had some good development, even the side characters had personality. there wasnt a point where i felt i needed to skip forward a bit.

The neg...
The biggest issue for me was the narrator. She has a lovely voice but gets severely monotone in spots. I had to relisten to those spots a couple times to understand them in the right context, like begging of the book for example. The story although unique, doesn't have a hard plot line so the story is all over the place with no clear end game, no ring in the valcano, no deathstar. Books that go in that direction are never finished, like "The Land" for example. Its good, but every journey has to have an ending or it just becomes bland. The sex was an eye roller for me. It wasnt good, but I've heard worse.

None of that is a deal breaker, so 4 out of 5.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Destroyer

  • The Destroyer, Book 1
  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120

After untold centuries of absence, the evil Ancients have returned. Their magic appears unstoppable and their hunger for conquest is insatiable. To protect the country of Nia, Duchess Nadea and Scholar Paug make a desperate journey to find a human legend: a man known to have destroyed these Ancient foes with a powerful army. But legends can lie. When Paug and Nadea revive their hero from sleep, his virtue is far from clear. Is he really their savior or their destroyer?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dont know what the fuss is about

  • By Erik on 05-06-18

why oh why

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

Reviewed: 03-23-19

why is there always a pathetic mc. Every book has the whiny baby mc. fuck pawg, for that stupid ass character that will probably be in every chapter of every book, it loses a star. narrator is sub par. Other then that the book is aight.

  • System Ascension

  • Enthralled, Book 4
  • By: Prax Venter
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 263

Mark and the ones he loves are forced to explore an abandoned space resort until a connection is made that opens an alternate path. With the help of his Enthralled, he finally steps out of his ChronoMind immersion rig and back into the real world. The battlefield becomes much wider as Mark, Ahnix, Vale, and Roo must make new friends and face dangerous enemies across both digital and post-apocalyptic landscapes before they can hope to find the peace they deserve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely a great book to end a series.

  • By Anonymous User on 03-04-19

Omg that ending was beautiful.

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

At first I thought it was just another raunchy litrpg, but as it developed it became much more. The story was good and the story didnt crumble like i thought it would after the last book. This last book in the series made me tear up at the end.

Well done, very well done.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Continue Online Part One: Memories

  • By: Stephan Morse
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392

A man broken by despair and depression, Grant Legate finds himself in a once-in-a-lifetime situation after receiving an Ultimate Edition copy of Continue Online. All he wishes for is a distraction from the thoughts plaguing his waking hours. He dives in headfirst, unknowing of the AI's intentions. They offer him the chance to play as one of their own, a NPC deserving of a proper send off. What he discovers during the journey shakes Grant to his very core.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Depth

  • By HeatherY on 10-09-17

Its more of a woe is me with a litrpg skin.

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

If you're looking for leveling, character development, adventure, maybe a romantic trist or two, and hearing about a new vr world. . . this series is not for you. Its about a forty or so year old widower who never moved on from his wife's death, and the story is about as interesting as that. the beggining of book one was promising, with a neat character creation but never builds off of that. He plays a a grumpy old man npc in a starter town and thats basically the entire book. He hands out maps. wasted points. narrator was good at least.

  • The Five Trials

  • By: Mike Truk
  • Narrated by: Leo Barnabas
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 546

My name's Noah Kilmartin. I'm from Ruddock, Ohio, and I'm absolutely, 100 percent unqualified to save the universe from the slavering demonic hordes of the super evil queen Lilith. Too bad nobody asked my opinion. All I've got to do is pass five lethal trials that'll prove I'm the universe's last chance at salvation. To do so, I'll have to lean hard on those three years of Okinawan jiu-jutsu classes I took in high school, learn to wield my new magic sword, and, oh yeah - select five women to flesh out my team.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Troubling

  • By Chris Sheridan on 12-04-18

cringe

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

This one was a challenge to finish. I honestly think it was the preformers fault on the delivery. MC sounds whiny the entire book. Even in parts where he does something normal like saying hello its over analyzed and broken down in weak boy fashion. "oh man i said hello, i should've just kept my miuth shut. i couldnt even think of something better to say like how do you do."

that's basically the entire book... it's irritating.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Blood Mirror

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,566
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,943
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,920

When does an empire fall? The Seven Satrapies have collapsed into four - and those are falling before the White King's armies. Gavin Guile, ex-emperor, ex-Prism, ex-galley slave, formerly the one man who might have averted war, is now lost, broken, and trapped in a prison crafted by his own hands to hold a great magical genius. But Gavin has no magic at all. Worse, in this prison Gavin may not be alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I waited to long to listen.

  • By Jake on 08-02-18

Great

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Felt like a filler eppisode. Very non progressive compared to the previous books. Very subtle call backs and references are brilliant.