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  • NPCs

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,939
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,386

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters? In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable if you manage your expectations

  • By Miachi on 01-23-15

I don't know why but it just wasn't good.

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

It was a lot of little things that was just off you know. A bunch of little things that became enought to drag the whole thing down. This author is my favorite and his series about super heros is awsome but this series is just uninspired compared to those. Try super powereds then read this and tell me that I'm wrong. There are a lot of better LITRPG series out there than this one is. Grant it I only read the first book so this is just a review of the first book. I have no plans of continuing the series.

1 of 1 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 363
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344

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

Mellow dramatic times ten.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

Let's start off with the narrators. They did a great job and so did sound booth studios with the violin music and backround sounds. They take the artsy sensitive side of the equasion too far and gives it too much of the story. Honestly if you are looking for a page turning novel of adventure, great fights, or a character building a city up from scratch then you will be so disapointed. This guy nevel leaves the small starter village and only gets into like 3 fights. Only one fight was at all memorable and even then it doesn't knock your sox off. I've read a ton of LITRPG novels so this is not my first try to the genre. I've read and recommend Dungeon Born, Awaken Online, Life Reset, The Chaos Seed series, Dante's Immortality, Alter World, Super Sales on Super Heros, Ascend Online, and Countdown.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be fooled it is BAD

  • By David Riemer on 11-06-18

Don't be fooled it is BAD

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

There are seriously so many other LITRG books out there that are way better written and I would encourage you to go check them out. This book was so uninspired that I couldn't even finish it. I got 3/4 the way though it before I completely lost interest and had no desire to continue. Check out Dungeon Born, Awaken Online, Ascend Online, Alter World, The Land, Life Reset, Countdown, and Dante's Immortality. This book compared to those when it comes to Character development, world building, story line progression and transition, action scenes, and plot twists are so much better. I don't know if the translation ruined the book or if the author was just going through a check list on a how to write a litrpg novel but it seemed lazy, generic, and again uninspired. For instance there is a scene where the group is trying to escape from the burning hand (a group of NPCs and players bent on killing the undead) find a boy that is willing to take them to this place they want to go and then poof you are on a rivier in a boat while the kid is telling you a story about some BS. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM ESCAPING THE CASTLE! WHERE DID THEY FIND THE BOAT? WTF HAPPENED? I will be asking for a refund what a let down.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Wild Wastes

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,786

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind. In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs. Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantasy Venture, Mythical Creatures; and One Stud

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-18

Warning Multiverse by book 3

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

Reviewed: 10-27-18

This book is a good book series but by book three the universe this author created will be fused with the Super Sales on Super Heros by William D. Arand at the end of book 2 for this series. Having already read this book series prior I enjoyed and understood everything that went on in Book three of Wild Wastes but I doubt that anyone that didn't get the memo will understand a thing of what is going on. I will tell you that Super Sales on Super Heros is a great read and I bet if you enjoyed this book you will enjoy that series as well.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Slayer

  • A LitRPG Saga (Aether Gate Online, Book 1)
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

When the newest VRMMORPG title gets announced, Adam and his best friend, Max, are more than ready to dive in. Launch day arrives quickly, and Adam is plunged into a world that’s more immersive than anything he’s experienced before. Although the game offers a bevy of character choices, Adam quickly chooses the title of Slayer, a class that specializes in taking down stronger, more difficult opponents. Adam begins his adventure, but it's not long before he realizes there’s much more at stake when taking a life in this new game. The pain is very real, and death...is permanent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another LITRPG all star story

  • By Mary Karowski on 09-18-18

uninspired generic elementry school YA trash

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

I enjoy YA when done well like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Dante's Immortality, and others. This book though is like a rushed check list of ideas with some action scenes that are so generic it's pitiful. Hardly any to no character development so you kinda don't care if the characters live or die. This really takes the suspense out of the action scenes. The confused and near rip off idea of how they came to be in the virtual reality. Rips off Viridian Gate and Eden's Gate. Then rushes the character from one action scene to another leaving no time to develope relationships between the characters or build the world or character in any way. Overall this book fails to be entertaining at the most basic level. Maybe 3rd graders would like this but I don't see many high school students loving the crap out of this trash.

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • The Demon's Apprentice

  • The Demon's Apprentice Series, Book 1
  • By: Ben Reeder
  • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

At 15, Chance Fortunato has seen more evil than most people ever will. Indentured by his father to the demon count Dulka, he's been taught dark magic and forced to do his infernal master's dirty work for eight years. But now Chance has figured out a way to defeat his master and free himself. His new life with his mother and sister is far from easy, and freedom has its own perils. Normal life is hard enough, but even in a mundane-looking high school, there are paranormal threats from both sides of the mystical fence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good YA book.

  • By David Riemer on 08-23-18

A very good YA book.

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This YA urban fantasy book follows a similar plot to many others. Another very very similar book I can point to is Sweet Blood of Mine. Doesn't fit in at first before being taken in by the goth crowd. !B and other football players have it out for him. Principle and football coach doesn't like him for roughing up QB. Other scenes play out in very similar ways. Of course the plot and characters are different but I can't help but notice the similarities. By comparing the two I would say that I prefer this book. I hope that the other books in the series are released and not locked behind the "Not Yet Avaliable" status for all eternity like it is for Book 3 of Renegade X. It's been 2 years drop book 3 already!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Super Powereds: Year 4

  • Super Powereds, Book 4
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 60 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,162
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,928
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,907

The final year at Lander has finally arrived for the Melbrook students and their peers, and with it comes a whole new set of challenges. Still reeling from the events of their junior year, the remaining students will have to push past their pain - and so much more - if they hope to be one of the 10 to claim the title of Hero upon graduation. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Its finally over....what do I do with my life now?

  • By Jared on 07-11-18

Amazing story!

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I love the narrator and his take on the characters. His efforts on acting the scenes out is appriciated. Also if you have not read CORPIES then you should. It is a story that revolves around the hero Titan. It is definently good enough to get and a lot of the characters from the book are in the fourth so read it between the third and fourth. This is unfortunently the end to the story wth your main chatacters and has a great ending. However there is a huge opening and hint for the story to continue. A forshadowing that implies there will be more. Here is to hoping.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Countdown

  • Reality Benders Series, Book 1
  • By: Michael Atamanov, Andrew Schmitt - translator
  • Narrated by: Rudy Sanda
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

At long last, an extraterrestrial civilization reached out and made the First Contact. However, no one on Earth took their communique for the genuine article. In a similar vein, very few people appreciated just how little time our new suzerains had promised to keep our planet safe. Regardless, the end of their message showed humankind how to access a mysterious game. The objective of this game is unclear. No one can say where its servers are located, and its inner workings are beyond comprehension.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed the story but the Narrator...

  • By Mad 8omber on 11-07-18

OK Narrator but great story.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

I love this story and will be following the series if it continues to get recorded. The game is fun and interesting, characters are interesting, humor is funny, and this is the first LITRPG with star ships, lazar beams rifles, and aliens that I liked. Been looking for something that wasn't the typical sword and sorcery LITRPG setup. The narrator tries and he does a good job. But he gets rated for doing a good job not a fantastic one. Multiple characters have the same or almost same voice (chain smoking for 30 years voice), and the female voices were not that great. This is a great read though and you should definently spend a credit on it if you like the LITRPG genre.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dominion of Blades

  • A LitRPG Adventure
  • By: Matt Dinniman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 494

For over 30 years, Dominion of Blades has been the hottest online role-playing game in the world. But the game is too real for some, and after an epidemic of real-life fatalities, public use of the immersion technology has been banned. Jonah wakes to find himself in-game, level one, with no memory of how he arrived and no way to eject. With only two companions, trapped in a world that once hosted millions, Jonah must battle his way across a treacherous landscape, fighting virtual monsters, all too real pain, and a very human enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Original

  • By jakob on 07-09-17

A good book but not great.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-18

The male main protagonist turns out to be a girl IRL and a transvestite. If that is a deal breaker you should look for something else and not bash the book unfairly. Besides that there is also an older guy who is stuck in a little girls body which is also a bit weird. The book itself was good but I found myself reading other books in the mean time while I read this one. I finally finished it and thought about why I didn't get hooked on this book like others of the genre. I would have to say there is very little humor in this book for one. Think of all the LITRPG novels and you have to admit there is a lot of humor in them. This one tries to take a more serious approach and it's not to say that is wrong I just feel it missed. Another thing was the super powerful abilities. They wake up with leveled stats that are out of this world and give thm huge abilities. I like it when the story builds the character up from rock bottom. Most importently was the stories with in a story within a story within a story. There are so many threads branching off the main one that you don't feel like it is a clever plot twist or raising the stakes; It's just crowded. Overall I thought it was an ok read. Not planing on getting the next book though.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Super Human

  • A Superhero Adventure
  • By: J.A. Cipriano
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 948
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

When Mickey stepped into that bar, he never expected to find out he was the most powerful superhero the world had ever seen. But when footage of him beating up the strongest hero, and biggest bully, in the tri-state area goes viral, suddenly the world can't get enough of him. There's just one problem. The world's greatest villain has returned from the dead, and he's set his sights on making Mickey his first victim.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun Superhero

  • By cosmitron on 06-25-18

I'm done with this author.

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

I trid his LITRPG attempt which was a sad one compared to what else is out there. This is the same kind of disapointment. He writes with very bad cartoonish comedy that breaks you out of the whole situation rather than brings out a laugh. Not kidding final boss fight goes down and the super villein is talking about clothes and who the super hero's tailor is. The only thing that saves this book from being another bad book from this author is Luke Daniels. He does a fantastic job reading this book; but there is only so much a good narrator can do.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful