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  • 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 1,012
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 960
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 957

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

Not bad

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

Reviewed: 10-16-18

The book is decent overall but the MC is pretty whiny about his feelings. Ignore reviews complaining about MC being gay or bi, the only mention of anything like that is the MC resisting it when it's caused by a male characters skills/abilities/stats (mental resistance). If you like litRPG you will like this book.

  • Glitch Hunter

  • By: Skyler Grant
  • Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Alex is a Glitch Hunter, member of a house of monster hunters that possess mysterious bracers allowing them to see the world with the interface of a video game. Even with the edge that offers, most Glitch Hunters die young, thrown by quests into areas of deadly conflict. Alex's first quest draws him to a city with a grisly past, and unless he can discern truth from lies in time, an even darker future. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good start.

  • By Cory on 08-17-18

Worth a credit

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

Reviewed: 09-05-18

Would enjoy more books in this series. I was hesitant to pick it up based on the summary because it sounded slightly bland/generic but it was actually pretty good. I grabbed this book based completely on the good reviews so I thought I'd leave some info for others looking at this book.
Some things that may help people decide:
LitRPG Yes but limited, no stat point allocation, but does have basic damage breakdowns and choosing skills/abilities, no building or crafting so far
Magic Yes, plenty
Tech Yes but so far has been blended into the magic
Violence Yes, tons
18+ Lots of adult themes but no excessively graphic scenes
Hope this helps, and hope others enjoy this book also.

  • Steele Alchemist

  • A LitRPG Series
  • By: Deck Davis
  • Narrated by: Kevin Gisi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

When bartender Jake Steele finds a portal in an abandoned building, he does what any bored guy would do - he walks through it. He finds himself in a game-like world where his life is measured in stats, and his violence is rewarded with experience points. Under the tutelage of an animal-butchering, whore-loving master, he learns to become an alchemist. He used to mix drinks, but from now on, he's going to be mixing things that are far deadlier.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Kevin Smith humor but way less funny

  • By Ray Johnson on 07-07-18

Decent.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

Not a great book but also not a bad book, if you have something better to listen to skip this for now but if you're low on options this is an ok choice.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Dodge Tank

  • Crystal Shards Online Series, Book 1
  • By: Rick Scott
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,052
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050

Ryan's life sucks. His brother is a jerk, his mom is sick, and his legs are next to useless thanks to a neurological disorder. Plus the world ended two centuries ago from nuclear war. Now the only escape from reality being the massive VR world of Crystal Shards Online. But even in the game, Ryan's life sucks. He works as a miner, earning not nearly enough to afford the operation that will save his mom. When Ryan discovers an item that grants the ability to dodge any attack, however, he has the chance to become one of the game world's most elite and sought after players: a Dodge Tank.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Multiple Classes?! Mostly, but Multiple Classes!!

  • By Sheldon "Tech" on 06-17-18

Great book.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-18

This was just a good book, your average litrpg novel for most of the book but the surprise at the end made it a great book and if done well enough this series could be one of the top litrpg series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stuff and Nonsense

  • Threadbare Series, Volume 1
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689

Meet Threadbare. He is 12 inches tall, full of fluff, and really, really bad at being a hero. Magically animated and discarded by his maker as a failed experiment, he is saved by a little girl. But she's got problems of her own, and he might not be able to help her. Fortunately for the little golem, he's quick to find allies, learn skills, gain levels, and survive horrible predicaments. Which is good, because his creator has a whole lot of enemies …

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An amazing tale you can't help but love

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

Refreshing

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

I listen to a lot of litrpg and most of it has a serious tone, this book is much lighter and has great humor, I am extremely happy with this purchase and can't wait for more on this series.

  • Ritualist

  • Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,752
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,510
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,500

The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ritual is necessary for us to know anything

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-18-18

An amazing start to a new series. But...

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

It's a book on Audible by Dakota Krout, that should be enough of a reason to pick it up. That said... Vikas Adam is terrible with female voices, anyone familiar with this author's other books (Dungeon Born) already knows this. I really wish he'd switch to a new narrator but even the poor narration won't stop me from listening, the books are too good for that.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Godking's Legacy

  • By: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159

A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy? 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great job

  • By michael on 05-18-18

Mixed feelings about this book

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

Reviewed: 05-18-18

I honestly hated this book to begin with, not sure if it was the multiple view points the story was being told from or the stupidity of the characters. I was out walking so I was just going to listen until I got home but by that time I couldn't stop listening, yeah it's kinda stupid but even so it was so entertaining that I have to give it 5 stars and say it's a good book. I recommend that even if you don't like the book to start with just keep listening, it doesn't get better really but at some point it becomes amusing and the stupidity of the characters becomes endearing. I'll definitely pick up the second book when it comes out. It's hard to explain the difference between a great book and an extremely entertaining book, the first this book is not but the second it definitely is.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Weirdest Noob

  • By: Arthur Stone, Mikhail Yagupov - translator
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 878
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834

Something quite odd is happening in Second World - the planet's foremost MMORPG. Something that's causing alliances to be broken, and friendships, forgotten. A worthless low-level mine becomes the stage of vicious battles, its burned ruins suddenly contested by the game's toughest clans. Every border is controlled, and every road in the province blocked off. The weak players and NPCs alike are subjected to non-stop violent raids courtesy of Eastern invaders. And the strong are scouring the virtual world for the culprit - the weirdest noob the game has ever seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Turned out to be worth it

  • By Dom on 02-03-18

Wow.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

Some reviews and the summary made me shy away from this book a few times but it really is amazing, only complaint is the narrator's loud breathing, sounds like gasping for air before some sentences, but that's not too hard to ignore

  • Dante's Immortality: Beginnings

  • By: Antonio Terzini
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,984
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,873
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875

For those who reside in the outer regions of Aleria, the day of bestowal is what determines their destiny. It is the holy day of the Goddess. The day that allows those of age to step forward and receive their blessing, to embark on the path that she has chosen for them. To receive their Classification, which dictates their strength and ability. For those people, the holy day of bestowal represents fate itself. For Dante, it represents salvation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing story that sucks you in in seconds

  • By Ray Johnson on 05-03-18

Wow...

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

Reviewed: 04-29-18

I expected a decent book based on reviews but this book was AMAZING! I have hundreds of sci-fi and fantasy books in my library and most of the recent ones are litrpg, this is easily one of the best books I own! Please deliver more books asap.

15 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • 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 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580

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

Decent book for this genre

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

Would you listen to Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm again? Why?

No, it is a decent book and I will continue the series but not good enough for a second listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Grim Jack is really the only choice, the other characters are not developed enough to be a favorite character so he wins by default

Any additional comments?

The story is good but not as good as other series in this genre. I do have a slight issue with the narrator also. He does a good job but he is WAY too serious, the entire book is read in a serious tone.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful