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  • Dungeon Lord

  • The Wraith's Haunt: A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,799
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,681

When Edward is swept into the world of Ivalis as a Dungeon Lord, the Dark's most powerful servant, he has no servitude in mind. He'll oppose the evil plans of the Dark god, Murmur, whatever it takes. Through only his wits and his guts to help him survive a weakened arrival, Edward must rise to power if he is to earn the right to live another day. But in the battle between Dark and Light, what can Edward choose if both sides are cruel, uncaring monsters?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Over all too soon!!

  • By Ray Johnson on 01-30-18

A Good Listen (But a Warning)

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18


I've been growing more fond of LitRPG novels lately, and this one is an excellent listen. The plot and characters are believable, the decisions they make under stress are thought out, and the errors they make are understandable. The narration was also excellent, though I would have liked that the guest narrator was used more in all the female roles. Which... brings me around to why I rated this a little oddly.

-- Minor Spoiler --
A child dies in this book. It is horror movie worthy. The voice actress is so on point, and the imagery so shocking, that it was all I could do to stand to listen. Violence towards children is a particular sore spot of mine when it comes to media, so I include this for people who might feel as I do. It was as good listen, but it made it nearly impossible to finish. Though, I will give the author and the narrators my compliments for evoking such a strong emotional reaction that I had to pull over and calm down.

So... yeah. With that caveat, enjoy. I do not mean to dissuade anyone from enjoying this book. I just felt like there needed to be a warning here.

17 of 28 people found this review helpful

  • The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons

  • By: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Blue mages learn skills from beasts. This is the story of one fortunate enough to be taken in by dragons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • stupid title, great book

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-06-17

aka, "How to Train Your Human"

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

Reviewed: 02-01-18

Would you listen to The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons again? Why?

While not deep by any means, it was entertaining and enjoyable. Unfortunate title, however.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons?

I enjoyed the first part of the book where the human boy was being taught to hunt by a dragon, but did something that a five year old would very much do.

Which character – as performed by Mare Trevathan – was your favorite?

Probably the demon princess. I enjoyed the tension between her desires and her parent's expectations.

Who was the most memorable character of The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons and why?

The titular character was probably the most memorable. He honestly sounds like something out out myth with how outlandish his actions are and the reasons he sought to do them.

Any additional comments?

A rather enjoyable book, really. Not a deep read, but I laughed and was actually surprised a few times.

I do feel bad for that flying eyeball creature and what was done to him. Ow.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 60,330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,596
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,486

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

Half a book

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

Reviewed: 09-23-16

Good, promising story that ends where most books begin. Feels like half a book.

24 of 43 people found this review helpful