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  • 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 1,899
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,810

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

1 of 1 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 4,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,258

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
  • Not what I expected, but great "RPG" fun

  • By Mitch on 11-14-17

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 494
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 476
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 474

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 6,184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,799

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 8,191
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,721

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 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

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 1,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 997

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 1,054
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 994

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

  • The Wayward Bard

  • World of Chains, Book 1
  • By: Lars M.
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 411
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 411

With all the pesky planning out of the way, Daniel set out to realize his ultimate dream: gaining enough money to buy a tropical island and spend his days playing the violin and RPGs. What could possibly go wrong?   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A New Look

  • By Austin on 10-24-18

worth a credit

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

I'd like to start by saying the performance was stellar. The main narrator is above average and the supporting narrators were great. I especially appreciated the violin pieces and would not mind them adding that into the combat.

The writing is well done, with the character development fluid and the character personalities unique. The story is entertaining and I like the bard spin on the whole thing. It all has a very different take on things compared to the normal hack and slash litrpgs. The MC is not impeccable but is likable. He makes mistakes and he does admit them. This book is actually a bit refreshing in the lit rpg series as it does not contain tons of ridiculous harem plots nor a ridiculously overpowered mc. Actually the MC is a touch weak, as expected of a bard. However, once again this is definitely worth a credit and I will be getting the next book.

There are only two reasons I docked a star. The first is that the starting in a bum town in the middle of no where and then coming to like it and staying there is a little cliche...and overdone. Once in a while it would be nice to see big picture stuff. Also in order to not give any spoilers ill beat around the bush here but I can just feel the foreshadowing and build up to who killed the bar keeps mom...and its a touch obvious to all the little hints being dropped everywhere. I hope the next book starts with that discovery so we can get to some new and exciting content..but what evs.

All in all this really is a great book and alot of it comes from how well it is written in terms of dialogue, character personality/ development and the overall feel of the book. I would love to see where this book leads and do hope to see the mc go on some grand adventures.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Initializing

  • Somnia Online, Book 1
  • By: K. T. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted number-one spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle. Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great LitRPG

  • By eris on 10-04-18

Pretty Good Def wortha credit if youre into Litrpg

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

I liked it. I really like how she included her entire group of friends and it wasnt just her running around being op as hell. Also the character dynamics and personalities were unique especially between the friends. There were a few cheesy joke and everyone laughs moments but oh well. The interactions and dialogue felt very authentic and real aside from that. The books introduces alot of her old friends really quick but a chapter or two later you can easily distinguish their personalities and mannerisms. I actually found myself seeing her friends resembling some people I know.
Now, there were like 2 or 3 of the "hey im a girl and I can game too" speeches but thats easy to get past; its not too bad. There was a point kinda towards the beginning where the MC was being a real you know what, like yelling at her friends because they forgot to allocate their points like 2 seconds after they were done grinding, but she does knock that off a little later. So if your listening and getting annoyed because shes being a raging nut just keep going she chills out lol.
All in all I will def being getting the next book. It is really refreshing to listen to a well written litrpg with a female lead.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful