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Vincent P Short

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  • The Daily Struggles of an Immortal: A Superhero Adventure

  • Immortal Supers, Book 1
  • By: Kurtis Eckstein
  • Narrated by: Christopher Boucher
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 96

In a world where almost everyone has a superpower, Sam Archer finds himself with one of the most useless abilities of all - immortality. Sure, he can’t die, but he sure as hell can’t fight back either. If anything, the incapacity to die has turned out to be a hassle for Sam, with ridiculous requests for obnoxious favors being a primary concern. However, his coworker Lily Dodson is about to make his life a lot more interesting with her unique proposal. Warning: This book contains adult content that may not be suitable for all audiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun story, bad final words

  • By Scott on 03-19-19

The book is SLOW

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

I got a third of the way through before I had to call it. From how for I got there has been no plot or conflict. It just drags on about a boring love triangle.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Arena

  • By: Logan Jacobs
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

When the aliens came down and told us they’d enslave all of the human race if we didn’t send our bigliest warrior to participate in their arena death games, I laughed at them. It was really funny because they obviously didn’t know who they were dealing with. Know what I mean? Then they said they would pick the greatest warrior, and they picked Marc Havak. He seemed like such an average guy, but he was a true-blue American. He even worked as a truck driver! That’s the kind of good guy we want defending us from aliens.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story idea. Buuuutttt...

  • By Howard on 02-26-19

Not for me

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

The story reads like a Battle Royal game more than an rpg. The character's are pretty cookie cutter. There isn't really a plot and it feels like it tries to hide that fact under the insane amount of pop culture references. The world building felt pretty lackluster and uninspired. For the most part the narrator did fine, I did have some issue with the way he pronounced some words. I'm not sure if it's an accent or if his first read through.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Benvari Mountains

  • Emerilia, Book 2
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

As the fight for Boran-al's Citadel draws to a close, Dave's learned one important lesson: To protect what he cares for, he's going to have to become stronger. He can't just sit back in Cliff-Hill and take things easy. Emerilia is filled with danger as well as possibilities. It's time that Dave becomes a Master Smith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Benvari went over the Mountain, the Benvari...

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-02-18

very good

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

if you liked the first you'll like this as well. only thing is that the audio is fuzzy when the narrator does a yelling voice.

  • Zombie Slayer!!: A LitRPG Apocalypse

  • By: Cameron Milan
  • Narrated by: Steve McCutcheon
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 140

The rules of reality have changed. All types of zombies have appeared with only one goal: Kill the living. Eric and his schoolmates must survive by adapting and growing stronger, but that's easier said than done. The undead get stronger with every passing day, and that's not even mentioning the blood moons. Even worse, the military and police seem to have disappeared.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 100% robot voice

  • By sipheris on 01-24-19

Enjoyed this one

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

Reviewed: 01-25-19

The main character has a lure heart and is very endearing. The story feels kinda rushed compared to other lit RPGs: what I mean by that is it has 3 part that felt like they could have been there own books. I will say that I am very excited for the next installment.

  • Gearing Up

  • Apocalypse Gates Author's Cut, Book 3
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399

Alvin had another rough week, but at least this time, he had Gothy with him. Travelling from Utah to Nevada, they were able to set up two more Settlements. Then they had to visit the world of Fey to rescue the kids of the Beatty, Nevada, Settlement. Just when things looked like they were going well, the Developers got involved. With the very rules of the game changing, Alvin found himself in a new position. Gothy pledged herself to him through the game system, leaving her collared and bound to obey his every whim. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Same problems as his alpha world series...

  • By Vincent P Short on 01-20-19

Same problems as his alpha world series...

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

Just like in the Daniel Shinhofen's "Alpha World" series; the world building takes a back seat in the third book. So now that world building is gone we get to focus on the relationship of the MC and Gothy. Alvin becomes even more of an ass and Gothy encourages him to be even worse. I didnt enjoy the direction this series decided to take. Sadly I think this is were I leave.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Summoner

  • By: Eric Vall
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883

Gryff never knew he was the most powerful summoner in the world until a rogue monster attacked his village. Now he's been recruited into the top magical academy, beautiful women are breaking down his dorm-room door, and the headmaster has big, big plans for him. Instead of summoners being maligned by society, Gryff is in a position to make them revered and honored.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • story not very good

  • By Darren Silvers on 01-21-19

editing issues

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

The story is fine. It's not a story that pushes the genre, it's very cookie cutter. If you like other harem fantasies chances are you'll like this.

The problem I have comes from who ever edited this book. There are times when you can hear the cut. The narrator will repeat part of a sentence. After the second time it gets annoying.

  • Picking Up the Pieces

  • Enthralled Series, Book 2
  • By: Prax Venter
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

After escaping from the clutches of his demanding AI assistant in succubus form, Mark was thrust into the Crystal Heart gameworld after it had been left running for hundreds of years. Tasked with building his team and healing the corruption caused by the two warring artificially intelligent entities, Mark heads out into the unknown to enthrall compatible fighters and figure out his next steps. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than I hoped for

  • By Chris Sheridan on 12-26-18

What a twist

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

Reviewed: 12-29-18

I've read a lot of litrpg/harem fantasy novels; usually the one thing they all have in common (apart from the OP/lucky mc) is a weak plot. But this is how you do it, the main antagonist isn't bad just to be bad. They don't just randomly kill, destroy, ect., because that's what they are supposed to do. There is an actual villain and that just raises the bar for all future books of this type. The one thing I will say is, just like in the previous book, there is a ton of sexual content (but we all know that.)

  • Cultivating Chaos

  • VeilVerse: Cultivating Chaos, Book 1
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181

Ash led a very normal life by his own standards. Right up until he was literally pulled into a portal that spat him out into another world. One that was full of martial arts. And martial artists who could use magic. Three years of living his life as one of the citizens, those without power, and Ash has figured out how to survive with his adoptive family and a lot of persistence. His goals in life have become to give back to those who gave to him. And he’d do whatever he had to to do that. Except Ash is about to get his life turned around again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love this book

  • By Leif on 12-08-18

Give it a couple chapters

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

Reviewed: 12-06-18

I really did enjoy this book. But it feels as tho there are two chapters missing at the very beginning. One to tell us who the main character was. The other, explaining the worlds "magic" system.
For the first couple of chapters of the actual book, it felt like I was trying to understand how their magic worked and also trying to find a way to latch on to the main character.
As I said at the start, I did enjoy this book. The story was a nice addition to the William D. Arand universe.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ancient Ruins

  • Ancient Dreams, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Medrano
  • Narrated by: Gabriella Cavallero
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 645

Sistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once. And perhaps, just perhaps, she could finally find love in her new life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great premise - Rapey and Unlikable POV characters

  • By Eric on 07-07-17

Some really good things but...

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

Reviewed: 11-28-18

What I didnt like is that a solid 1/4 of this book is filled with really creepy characters that are into abusing women. Now when it's not focused on rape the story is really good, the politics are pretty interesting, and the main character is super cool.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elantris

  • Tenth Anniversary Special Edition
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,844
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,344
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,352

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad listeners who have since become Sanderson fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the superfan or new listener

  • By Christopher on 01-28-16

Dont start with this one

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

Reviewed: 11-05-18

As much as I love Sandersons works, this story is slow. The climax in my opinion isn't worth the rest of the story.