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  • Gods of Blood and Bone

  • A LitRPG Novel (Seeds of Chaos, Volume 1)
  • By: Azalea Ellis
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

They captured me in a dirty alley and injected me with a virtual reality chip, a GPS tracker, and my first Seed. They made me a Player. At first, I loved the miraculous ability to level up anything about myself. Then they yanked me off my world for the first time and sent me to fight for my life on a vicious alien planet where the other Players are just as dangerous as the monsters, and if you can’t level up, you die. But I’m the type to cling to life by the tips of my bloody fingernails. And I hate it when people try to control me.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story fell apart a bit

  • By BookAddict'sReviews on 10-14-18

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

I was a little disappointed by the complete lack of status updates. The main character starts at level 1 and you don’t get an update until a few hours before the book ends. Only vague explanations of “I gained a few levels here or a few stat points there”.

Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed the book in its entirety. I grew to love all of the characters and the fear felt so real. Other reviews have mentioned the first half of the book being better than the second but I don’t agree. If you are considering reading this book, do it!

  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,075
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,765

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ending was heavy

  • By June C. on 07-09-18

Sad but good

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

If you thought the last book was sad, this book will rip your heart right out of your chest. When I first finished this book, I wasn’t sure if I would even read the next one but I know I will. I just hope the author gives me something to smile about next time.

That being said, I love this series and the author.

  • Halls of Power

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 3
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354

Having rocked the world via high magic that was believed lost, the dungeon Sistina has shown her power at last, as she has done everything in her power to protect those that she loves. Crowned queen of the new city of Beacon, Phynis Constella is searching for allies as full-scale war erupts between her homeland of Sifaren and the fallen nation of Kelvanis. Each side must use everything in their power to defeat the other, but with the threat of the goddess Tyria looming, there can be only one victor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved It

  • By michael on 10-27-17

Good Ending!

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

Reviewed: 10-30-18

Coming into this book I thought there were too many plot lines that needed to be closed for one book to end the series effectively but the author did a great job. He tied up all of the loose ends in a way that never felt rushed or forced. I had my issues with the antagonist POV in the first two books and even skipped entire chapters but something kept me hooked and I listened to this entire book start to finish. If you read the other two, don’t stop there, this book is well worth the listen.

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8,965
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,509
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8,471

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book I've ever experienced!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-10-18

Worst main character of all time!

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

I have read and/or listened to all the books in this series and I have finally come to terms with the fact that I absolutely hate the main character. Richter is sexist, selfish and disgusting. His constant need to reference cock(or something similar) in vivid detail is utterly cringy. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the author is gay with all of the dick references in this book. As a woman, I find all of Richter’s lectures to the audience about how to handle a woman when she is angry(and any other emotion she may have) extremely off-putting. I feel like the author is trying to alienate women from reading his books. It may have been funny the first or second time but when these references are made every time he interacts with a female, it becomes extremely irritating. Overall, I enjoyed this series in the beginning(it may have even been my favorite) but now I am just angry at the author for his gross and repetitive sense of humor ruining a good thing.

  • Popcorn Love

  • By: KL Hughes
  • Narrated by: Kira Riley
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

A prominent figure amongst New York City's fashion elite, Elena Vega is a successful businesswoman and single mother to an adorable three-year-old son, Lucas. Her love life, however, is lacking, as those closest to her keep pointing out. At the persistent urging of her closest friend, Elena reluctantly agrees to a string of blind dates if she can find a suitable babysitter for Lucas. Enter Allison Sawyer, a free-spirited senior at New York University. Elena is intrigued by Allison's ability to push her out of her element, and the young woman's instant and easy connection with a normally shy Lucas quickly earns Allison the job. After each blind date, Elena returns home to complain to Allison about her lacking suitors. As they bond, Elena begins to realize that the person possessing all the qualities she most desires might just be the woman who has been in front of her the entire time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the Book and the Audio Made it Better

  • By CLo on 11-17-17

Feel good read!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-18

I love this book. It’s now at the top of my list of lesbian romance novels. The characters are witty and real and I found myself laughing constantly at the dialogue. I was expecting more of a climax toward the end but I feel that the progression was much more realistic than most other romance books.

Don’t pass on this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • By: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,573
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 31,549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,471

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Instant Favorite

  • By Joe on 03-21-16

Didn't notice the length.

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

The book held my attention the entire 29 hours. I have listened to many audio books, this one had something different and special about it. It just felt real.

I can't wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Saints Astray

  • Santa Olivia, Book 2
  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

Fellow orphans, amateur vigilantes, and members of the Santitos, Loup Garron-the fugitive daughter of a genetically engineered "wolf-man"-and Pilar Ecchevarria spent their entire lives under military occupation in a cordoned off Texas no-man's-land that used to be called Santa Olivia, now known as Outpost 12.But now they're free, and they want to help the rest of the Santitos escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVED IT!

  • By darswords on 12-03-11

Heartwarming!

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

Reviewed: 07-22-17

This book was the perfect sequel to the first. All the loose ends were tied up and the ending was very moving.

We get to see the relationship between Loup and Pilar develop into practically marriage. And there is no chance of anything ever splitting them up again.

I really loved this series, It will always be one of my favorites. Part of me wants more books but I don't think that anything more needs to be told about these characters except possibly Loup kicking a ton more ass.

5* from me!
Jacqueline Carey you did an extraordinary job!


~Wallis

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ancient Ruins

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 592
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 590

Sistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great premise - Rapey and Unlikable POV characters

  • By Eric on 07-07-17

Not for me at all...

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

Reviewed: 06-07-17

The story started well and I really love the main character. But almost every other chapter is about Slavers capturing, enslaving and brainwashing women. The salve brand makes it impossible for these women to even resist commands. It's mentioned at one point that most women enslaved are given to the Orcs for sex (the reason wasn't stated). From the start I knew that rape was a part of this book but the fact that hundreds of women are enslaved and raped senselessly was something I did not expect.

28 of 34 people found this review helpful