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  • Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm

  • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 1
  • By: J. A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,934
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,815
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,816

An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm - few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved. Jack Mitchel, a 32-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the west coast, isn't one of those winners.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • There's some potential here, but far from perfect

  • By Irshad Karim on 05-04-17

I'm on the fence

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

This was a good story and I think it has all the elements to bring out a great series. I"m on the fence about whether it will come together in that way or not, but I'm willing to take the plunge. The Narration was excellent and I'm curious about what form the future conflicts will take. The involvement of foreign governments makes me intrigued.

  • Power Moves

  • Lessons from Davos
  • By: Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Adam Grant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,224
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,871

Power is changing. Private corner offices and management by decree are out, as is unquestioned trust in the government and media. These former pillars of traditional power have been replaced by networks of informed citizens who collectively wield more power over their personal lives, employers, and worlds than ever before. So how do you navigate this new landscape and come out on top?  Adam Grant, Wharton organizational psychologist, went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the epicenter of power, and sat down with thought leaders from around the world, to find out.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disorganized

  • By mike a on 01-16-19

Reasonably Good

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

This book doesn't have much new information in it, but its a good reminder of some solid principles.

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,916
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,700
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,685

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Amazing Book by Shemer Kuznits

  • By Kindle Customer on 10-03-18

A Solid Continuation

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

The story continues to be strong and move in unexpected directions. I wasn't sure it could continue as strong but Kuznits pulled it off. I look forward to the next edition and I am enjoying the narration as well.

  • Dungeon Desolation

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 4
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,665
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,426

The necromantic armies are on the warpath and nowhere is safe. Even the presumed sanctuary of the floating dungeon controlled by Cal is threatened! The leadership of nearly all the sentient monarchies has been wiped out, and only the races most suited to repelling the advancing darkness have an intact chain of command. Cal learns quickly that the most pressing threat is not the far-off war, but is instead those entrusted with the general population's protection. As it turns out, the idea of having a flying dungeon for your people is very tempting indeed....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It should have ended.

  • By Austin on 01-26-19

The Streak Continues

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

This was just a complete pleasure to continue listening to. The story continues to be strong and the narration is top rate.

  • Eden's Gate: The Reborn

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513

When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. No more 9-to-5 job. No more studio apartment. No more reality TV. Finally, he's in a place where he can call home, a place with people he can call friends. But as more people want to trade their real world lives to get inside Eden's Gate, the government of the outside world wants the "game" shut down at all costs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great LITRPG series starter

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-27-18

A Good Beginning

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

Reviewed: 03-28-19

I enjoyed this book but I'm not sure I bought the premise of the willful ignorance of the American Government and also the cooperation of the worlds governments. That said I enjoyed the in game bits and could have done without the out of game government stuff. I would consider the next in this series.

  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,794
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,562

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Carla on 11-22-17

Short Story Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

This was a series of short stories about a group of adventurers, ala Fahfard and the Grey Mouser. I enjoyed it for its own merits, but also because it finally revealed where my DM came up with a trio of characters that are some of our favorites in our D&D Game.

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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,449
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,321

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Weird but Fun

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I enjoyed the heck out of this story. It has a healthy amount of snark and tells a fun story.

  • Delvers LLC

  • Welcome to Ludus
  • By: Blaise Corvin
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,337

Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were abducted to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled god Dolos, refuses to send them back unless they can accomplish an impossible task. Oddly, Dolos doesn't seem to care if they succeed or not. Luckily, Henry and Jason studied Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a geeky IT programmer don't have many other useful skills on a sword-and-sorcery world like Ludus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like an R-rated Dungeons and Dragons cartoon

  • By C.T. on 02-25-17

Good Even Out of Order

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I listened to this after the second book in the series and it was a really good listen. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to the series in order again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Awaken Online: Catharsis

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,338
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,323

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life. Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn't expect. In this game, he isn't the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gravely entertaining!

  • By Bryce Bilbo on 04-21-17

Excellent Start to a series

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

I didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. Its a story about looking at things differently and making the best of the hand you are dealt. This is a more real story than many litrpg's because it doesn't sugar coat that many people turn to RPG's to live out parts of their life that they are denied in real life. In his case, it was power and revenge on those who would take advantage. This book reveals both the hero and the villain that exists in all of us.

This was a great story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Inferno

  • Play to Live, Book 4
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,140

The fabric of reality is bursting at the seams. The gnolls' negotiators are knocking at the gates of the Kremlin. Ancient half-forgotten gods take on a new lease on life as AlterWorld's avatars. A spark of the Creator's almighty will is still alive in the hearts of millions of players, obeying the impulses of their faith and knowledge while reshaping the Universe to suit their unspoken needs. Initially AlterWorld came complete with infernal planes. So how about confronting a few demons?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • please more :)

  • By Blake on 11-02-15

This is Amazing

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

My feelings about this series have not diminished in any way. I would probably read a menu written by D. Rus and listen to Michael Goldstrum narrate it.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful