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  • Project Daily Grind

  • Mirror World Series, Book 1
  • By: Alexey Osadchuk
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

The ads enthused, "The virtual lands of Mirror World await you! Live out your most secret dreams in our world of Sword and Sorcery! Become a Great Wizard or a Famous Warrior! Build your own castle, tame a dragon, conquer a kingdom! All those desperate, lonely, and insecure - Mirror World offers you a chance!" But Oleg isn't meant to become a great wizard or a famous warrior. He'll never have a castle of his own. Nor will he ever tame a dragon. And he's definitely not the type to conquer a kingdom, however virtual it may be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mirror World Shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 01-31-17

Engrossing story

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

If you like RPG lit, this is quite good. Narration is well done and the pace of the story was quite quick. Of course, like most of these type of stories, there is a certain amount of luck that tends to happen to the hero. At least he does use his insight to solve some of his problems.

Oleg needs money to pay for his daughter's operation, and getting employment inside the RPG virtual world could be a quick way to allow him to ask for a loan from the bank. warning, the story ends in a cliff hanger.

  • An Unattractive Vampire

  • By: Jim McDoniel
  • Narrated by: Drew Campbell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,998
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,875

After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile, also known as The Cursed One, The Devil's Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors, awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently he's just too ugly. Modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Blood, Guts and lots of laughs!

  • By Aaron on 08-27-16

Pleasant, light fare

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

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Well acted, light humour. Got a few laughs from me, but overall, I didn't get intensely invested in the characters so only getting average stars from me.

  • Video Game Plotline Tester

  • Dark Herbalist Series, Book 1
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,922
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,920

Would you be prepared to work for free? How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation 60-plus hours a week without a wage or a single day off for the vague promise of some mysterious perks in the distant future? You'd refuse point blank, wouldn't you? But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you're really good at? Especially considering that your in-game partner is someone really special to you - and this person already lives a virtual life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different and Good LitRPG

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-15-18

Can't put it down

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

Very good story, couldn't stop listening. So far, it isn't getting predictable yet.
Timothy joins a gaming company to provide for himself and his younger sister. His job was to promote the use of unconventional races in the game. He befriends several other players and NPCs along his adventures. Can't wait to listen to the next book.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37,724
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,310
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,206

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 11-28-17

For the second and third books, my enthusiasm for the series hasn't been very high. I was not interested in the emotional side of the Bobs and the sarcastic tone to describe situations and other beings kept a negative atmosphere through the book. The self-congratulations were also tiring. I guess a more analytical Bob would have interested me more. I stayed more for completeness-sake.

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  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 42,360
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,669
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,557

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I really liked the first book but didn't get to read this second book after quite some time has passed. Due to this, it took me a while to get my bearings and unfortunately could not feel the same amount of liking for the protagonists as I did before.
I found the Bobs to be too emotionally sensitive for machines. Like with Ready Player One, the constant inclusions of nerdy trivia was getting unnatural, it was irritating. Likewise, descriptions of VR rooms, the selection of coffee or other drink as provided by their personal butlers, etc. seem to be just word padding as the relevance to the rest of the story seem so minor.
Also, the Bobs tend to be too overpowered. Except for one enemy, most are less capable than the Bobs, so the struggle hasn't been as convincing. I liked the strategic battles and hope that there is more in the next book.

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,497
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,036
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,009

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

Great story and characters

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

Reviewed: 09-24-17

I'm not a D&D player so I don't know if the detail in the well defined world of this book is already typical or this was all from the authors imagination, but it is quite expansive. Enjoyed learning about the magic system a lot and the story, characters and narration were all great. Really can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell & Perfect State

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Kate Reading
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 978
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898

Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is a novella set in the Cosmere. Who names their daughter Silence, and what does it imply? Perfect State sets God-Emperor Kairominas on a date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Perfect Sanderson Miniatures

  • By Alex Levine on 10-27-15

Amazing stories

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Always pleasantly surprised when a short story can give so much satisfaction. Perfect State is such a wonderful story about people in simulated worlds finding it isn't enough for them. I feel so sorry the story ended when there was still more potential adventures that could be built from this.

  • Super Powereds: Year 3

  • Super Powereds, Book 3
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 41 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,470
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,050
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,037

Junior year has come for the remaining students of Melbrook Hall, and it promises to be the most difficult one yet. With one of their own gone and another under serious investigation, none of the former Powereds know how many days remain for them in the Hero Certification Program. The time they do have will be filled with more trials and classes, honing their skills as they work toward the increasingly difficult goal of becoming Heroes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Drew Hayes Has Created An Absolute Masterpiece!

  • By matt on 08-30-16

Hard to put down, loved the story

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Very well thought out world, great story and great performance from a narrator with so much range. Not to be missed. Can't wait for the next one.

  • Soon I Will Be Invincible

  • A Novel
  • By: Austin Grossman
  • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo, Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,143

Doctor Impossible, evil genius and diabolical scientist, has tried to take over the world in every way imaginable, but this time is going to be different. He'll have to contend with Fatale, however, a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the world's most famous superteam. She's a patchwork woman of skin and chrome, a gleaming technological marvel built for the next generation of warfare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Now that I have you at my mercy. . .

  • By Brad W. on 07-02-07

Great performance​

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

The two narrators did a good job of voice acting. Unfortunately, there were many flashbacks that, due to being audio only, it was hard to tell if you're listening to a story being recounted or if it was the main story line. Nice easy novel, half-told on the villain's side.

  • Super Powereds: Year 2

  • Super Powereds, Book 2
  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,744
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,326
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,308

Despite having their secret revealed, the residents of Melbrook Hall return to Lander University for another year in the Hero Certification Program. Good thing the focus of this year is teamwork, because with their origins known, they'll have to lean on each other more than ever. Now finally sophomores, their curriculum expands, allowing them to train in the majors that Heroes specialize in. The new classes will test their minds, bodies, and determination in ways never anticipated.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great second story

  • By Joshua on 07-22-16

A bit more perceptive than the usual spoof

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

If you take out the slightly annoying "...so-and-so said." that becomes redundant when the conversation is acted out, the story is quite engaging. The characters are believable, and the author exposes the different levels of understanding a given situation might have. I really found myself empathizing with the characters despite the sappy descriptions by the narrator. I was surprised at the depth of detail provided while keeping the story moving quickly. The story is very character driven and the protagonists experience an appreciable amount of change. The narrator has a good range of convincing voices and personalities. Totally recommended series.

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