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  • First Song

  • Anthem of Infinity Series, Book 1
  • By: Blaise Corvin, Outspan Foster, Blaise Corvin - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

It has been two years since the Shift - when most technology stopped working, and the laws of physics changed. Humanity has been brought to its knees. Like other survivors, Noah Henson has heard rumors of the Aelves. Among other guesses, predatory aliens seem as good as any other theory for what caused the Shift. But for Noah, everything else takes second place to survival, sometimes even self-respect... or any sort of decency. Lawless, post-apocalypse America had forced Noah to make many difficult decisions, and he has never seemed to choose correctly.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I was wrong

  • By Michael R Lynch on 02-01-19

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

i now understand what everyone was eluding to with this book. you have to understand the first bit of this book the mc is super unlikeable. Now i also will not be giving any spoilers but i understand how bad it may be listening to this so i will give u a goal. At least listen to the part where the main character has first contact with the alves. That's all ill say. Don't stop listening. i hated him too i know just trust me...and if u cant do that trust Blaise Corvin.

  • A Gamer's Wish

  • Hidden Wishes, Book 1
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Patrick Zeller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

 

Given the opportunity to make his dreams comes true, Henry Tsien decides to make a wish that will change his life forever. Now a newly created, low-leveled mage in a world that has hidden secrets and histories, he'll need to find a way to survive, level up, and pay his rent.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really dig this author

  • By Logan79 on 07-08-18

it was ok

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

Pros: The story is intriguing and the world building is quite interesting. The game mechanics applied to the real world are different then normal as they only apply to him and they are more of a representation of his abilities rather then hard coded stats and facts; an interesting spin on things. I find the side characters interesting and the book is well written. I like the author. The main character is rather book smart, and has some clever ideas.

cons: the main character can be careless and is rather weak. I dont just mean weak in power, hell get there eventually i get it, but I mean he cant make hard decisions or take proper precautions to defend himself. I know he has to pay the bills but his training is lack luster and not optimal. He is just an average guy who wants to live an average life, but wanted a little magic just cause he thought it was cool. Sure who doesn't, but when push comes to shove, he doesn't have the tenacity to make it in the real world. His actions feel rather juvenile/naive. Its painful to listen to at times.

If you've read this authors other books, the main character is not like the system apocalypse. Not even close. However, its entertaining to listen to if you would like a light read.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 3
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,559

Felix would like nothing more than to take a vacation. A long one. One where he didn’t have to wake up every morning and worry over casualty lists for the day. Ever since he and the Legion had been forced to flee their headquarters four years previous, nothing had gone quite right. In fact, Felix and the Legion have been locked in a shadow war with enemies unknown. Ones with magic that could carve through their technology easily.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • lost the rpg style writing

  • By donald on 02-02-19

Too much harem, not enough story

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

if there were any more women in this book you would think there was some sort of birth defect and the ratio of women to men on the planet was a 1 to 10. I honestly think the author ran out of feminine names and had to start into the gender nuetral ones like chris and alex.. the whole thing detracts from the story and just makes it crap. If he would have even evened it out with a few more bros in the mix even as side characters this wouldnt have turned to shit.

I like the story and the cross over is interesting, but holy hell, the "I have 40 women and theyre all mine" vibe was gross. Just put a dash of realism here and add a few more guys. Even the people with external relationships that werent his were lesbians. It just felt like a farce. bleh

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,392
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,391

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Entertaining

  • By HeatherY on 11-23-17

hard to swallow ;) but entertaining

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Have you ever listened to one of those books or watched a movie where you listened to the main bad guy, then found yourself low key agreeing with him. Then you start rooting for the bad guys in a weird way.... well this is the exact opposite of that. The main character is a monster with no sense of morality and very little attachment to others. Most of the time your actually kind of hoping someone kills it. People mercilessly die around the MC. So if you have ever played the game grand theft auto and have gone on murderous rampages for amusement, put yourself in that mindset.

Besides the obvious way you can not identify with the main character, this book is extremely entertaining in a perverse kind of way. Honestly dont be discouraged from listening to it. Just brace yourself for a touch of inner turmoil when the MC literally eats a character you may have ended up liking.

Oh and if your wondering if the MC is ever less.. umm stupid eventually it picks up a few brain cells. So if your bothered by its intelligence level just hold on a little. Its just gotta level...alot

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 506

When a piece of the crown prince's soul is stolen by a traitorous warlock, disgraced knight Torsten Unger makes it his sworn duty to get it back and save the last hope for the kingdom. But he can't do it alone. Self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Thief" Whitney Fierstown sits in the castle dungeon, destined for the gallows until Torsten offers this choice: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to put his skills to good use and earn his freedom. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

couldnt do it

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

Reviewed: 12-20-18

stopped after the queens rant. I couldnt stand to listen to someone so weak willed as to let the kingdom fall to her stupidity. I would have killed her long before she could have done any more damage.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Kingdoms and Chaos

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 4
  • By: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,717
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,299

The future of the Ashaiian haven, the newly founded Kingdom of Cael, is anything but secured. Rezkin must seek recognition from the King of Gendishen if his people are to maintain possession of their island home and the enchanted secret it contains. In an unexpected twist, events overtake Rezkin, and he is thrust into a frustrating adventure to seek a worthless prize. He finds that his carefully constructed reputation as an indomitable foe has consequences as others seek to use his strengths for their own gain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than book 3. Not as good as 1 and 2

  • By Darrin Mahlum on 11-21-18

Great as usual with a slight ding

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I really like this book. As long as it takes for the next one to come out I always keep an eye out. There is alot revealed in this book and the different kingdoms are explored and negotiated with.
The only reason I gave the stars a ding was the all women kingdom. At first I was like ok ill bite, but then it started getting weird and slave like. It became impractical and outlandish. I ended up skipping a bit of chapters because it annoyed the hell out of me. However dont take that as the majority of the book and this is def another great addition.
Overall, awesome book and interesting development of the characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,675
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,166

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

The ending killed it

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The whole book was really good. There is alot of intrigue and plot lines that could be followed. However right at the end my favorite character died with out so much as a legacy or meaning behind it all. I even googled to see if he came back some how...nope. Theres a side set of books about his earlier life but im not doing the whole 50 yrs ago thing. So sorry I will not be listening to the next one as good as I found most of this book to be....seriously unfortunate..

  • The Dead Rogue

  • An NPC’s Path, Book 1
  • By: Pavel Kornev, Petr Burov - translator, Irene Woodhead - translator, and others
  • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

A game is only a game if you can quit. This is something I learned the hard way. I just wanted to let off some steam in virtual reality and ended up getting murdered and imprisoned in the body of one of the undead - slow, clumsy, and cursed to die at the hand of other players over and over again. The only way out of this awful predicament was to find the legendary Scroll of Rebirth, but the helpless plague-ridden corpse would need to be turned into a real killing machine. If only people knew what it was like to level up a dead rogue....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Morbidly fun

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-26-18

Overall pretty good, well written and entertaining

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

It only starts out as him being stuck as a zombie and unable to communicate with players. So dont worry the whole book isnt like that. The main theme of the book is that he gets trapped in the game and was intended to be captured there by baddies via his mobile respawn point. However he gets away and the has to keep his respawn safe as well as figure out a way out of the game before they take him off life support. I really didnt give away any spoilers there. This all happens within like the first few chapters...maybe first half hr of book lol.

The narrator is good but he doesnt do female voices very well. Which really isnt a problem because theres only a few that come up anyway. The MC has to duck and dodge most players anyway due to his nature.

This is a very refreshing book tho that does focus on story line and plot points vs harems like some books recently. Def worth a credit.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Line of Illeniel

  • Mageborn, Book 2
  • By: Michael G. Manning
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

Mordecai has discovered his heritage and must take up the mantle of a lord of the realm, while figuring out what it really means to be a mage of the line of Illeniel. He is beset on both sides by allies and enemies trying to control or destroy his future. Gods and kings both seek to manipulate him for their own ends, and no matter what he chooses his loved ones will suffer. Will he risk destroying his love with a bond that might be her death, or face the madness that comes to wizards who embrace power without restraint?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Read

  • By Jeremy on 05-01-15

Couldn't finish, but others might still love it

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

Reviewed: 11-02-18

I couldnt finish because of two reasons, but mostly the one. That is the dysfunctional relationship he has with his soon to be wife. Sure it seems cute and playful because they are bantering back and forth but its like all the time. It feels like every conversation they have is a struggle to win an arguement. And the way that they casually lie to each other and then when there caught they're like oopsies sorry....nah couldn't do it. Your supposed to be playing on the same team in a marriage, not this constant banter and posturing. I mean this prob had something to do with the fact that he proposed like a week after seriously talking to her in the first book...yea...

THAT ASIDE, the rest of the book was actually pretty interesting. The main character was a tad stupid...but that ok. The story line is great and I love the plot of this book. I really really did want to like it, and I hope that others do. If you dont mind the bickering and whatever then this is def a great second addition to the book.

  • Life in the North: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

  • The System Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

All John wanted to do was get away for his life in Kluane National Park for a weekend. Hike, camp, and chill. Instead, the world comes to an end in a series of blue boxes, animals start evolving, and monsters start spawning. Now, he has to survive the apocalypse, get back to civilization, and not lose his mind. Life in the North is book one of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! Negative reviews are misleading!

  • By adam on 08-13-18

very under rated. this gets really good

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

I just finished book 5, coast on fire and i would like to leave a review on the first book for new comers. firstly this series is one of my favorites. it is a bit serious and people do die game of thrones style. so brace urself for a punch right to the feels once in a while, but it is so good.

Now in the first two books the main character is rather angry and moody. His apartment burnt down he lost his job and when he moved with his girl friend to start over he found out shes been sleeping with some other dude. the man has a right to be mad at the world for a little bit and yes he lashes out once in a while, but i am letting everyone know now that stops by book 3. this isnt just one big emo rage trip. he is a dynamic character and he changes overtime...alot.

so that aside. this is one of the more adult oriented litrpgs that ive found. there are many books in this serious and trust me u only find yourself delving deeper into the plot and world building. it is well thought out and a definite must read if.

also nick podehl is the man. nailed the voices.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful