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  • Awaken Online: Catharsis

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,803
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,475

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

Ding

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Probably one of the best LitRPGs around. Just finished my second listen, and still very satisfying. Highly recommend

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Patch 17

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679

A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone - Demon Grounds. Playing - or rather living - as his character Krian, it's not just about survival for Roman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual LitRPG book, but interesting

  • By Steve on 02-15-17

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

This book has a lot of hype, and is decent if you are a hardcore litrpg fan. The main character is pretty much handed amazing gear on a silver platter, which seems ridiculous when they constantly refer to the realism of the game. If you are a fan of correctly pronounced (or sometimes even the correct) words, this story is probably not for you. The narrator and production team seem to be misinformed on how words actually work to the point that I was becoming angry at the book and forcing myself to finish. Incredibly mediocre, and mildly frustrating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Consultant

  • By: Bentley Little
  • Narrated by: Ramiz Monsef
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 783
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 728
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 730

CompWare is in serious trouble after a promised merger falls through, so they do what other businesses have done to bolster their public image: They hire a consulting firm to review and streamline their business practices.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - the book was

  • By Mary Meadows on 02-09-16

Strange Tale

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

Reviewed: 09-22-16

This book was so biizarre and creepy and yet f funny...I loved it...Give it listen!!

  • Circle of Reign

  • The Dying Lands Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jacob Cooper
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,553

Lands die. The living light fades. An ancient darkness awakens. The Living Light that sustains Arlethia is dwindling. An unknown, vicious enemy approaches in stealth from beyond the northern glaciers, a wasteland of ice that spans hundreds of miles. A clandestine brotherhood of assassins, held in check by the Light for millennia, seeks to break their maledictive shackles and unleash their bloodlust upon the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting New Author and Series

  • By Scott Simons on 11-24-14

surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 03-04-16

I had reservations about this book. I listen to a lot of fantasy, and it can all blend together. This, however, stood out to me. The world was clearly very well developed before ever being set to page, and the characters are memorable as well as dynamic. It's hard to put this one down once you start!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Damned

  • By: Chuck Palahniuk
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,026

“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued 13-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a marijuana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in Hell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • As a new Chuck Palahniuk reader, I liked it a lot!

  • By William R. on 01-18-12

Skip it, seriously

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

Reviewed: 02-29-16

Horribly redundant, incessantly whiney, and vaguely racist. This is definitely one to miss... Save your credits