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  • Sword Sirens

  • Weatherblight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Amongst the remnants of the ancient Saidican Empire lies Golias Hollow, an underground community of people who’ve taken refuge from the tainted surface. Completely cutoff from the outside world, the men and women of the Hollow follow the teachings of the prophet Dormiar, sacrificing a select few to the outside each year in a ceremony known as “The Choosing”.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • It's meh, lost interest half way though

  • By David Riemer on 04-04-19

Mud and Blood... I'm getting off this ride!

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

Reviewed: 04-15-19

I want to get this out there first, this is my opinion and how I feel about this book. If you enjoyed it, all power to you. There will be spoilers so if you really want this book my opinions won't matter then, otherwise you have been warned. Starting with the narrator of the story. I liked her, her voice was good and I'm not picky on how characters sound even then if the story is good the voices grow on me. I can tell she was trying and did well for what she was working with so good on her. I hope to listen to more of her work, just on better stories.

Now like so many stories it started off well enough, I started to feel for the protagonist and what he had to go through. Then it started to go down hill. The so called main leads both male and female just started to become annoying. Poor choices and bad jokes made me slowly stop caring about them to the point I didn't care what happened to them anymore at the end. The will they, won't they thing between them feels one sided, I'm guessing is being held till the next book to see if they do, but I don't care enough to want to know. I was hoping the female lead would grow into her own, that she would be able to help out and even start to fight a bit by the main character's side, but no she never changes she stays a dead weight holding the main character down causing him to have to keep an eye on her and keep her safe throughout the whole book. They even bring up going home near the end of book when that's not even possible.

As for the antagonist of the book he was written like a side note or henchman when his first introduced to the point were when he turns to be the big baddie it has no real weight to it and kind of comes out of nowhere. I thought the head bully would have been or someone else who knows the world and how it works would show up and our hero's journey could begin. I thought that he would be like a friend or partner, hell in the beginning it made it sound like he had a bit of respect for the protagonist. Yet out of nowhere he gains this hate for the protagonist and blames for some made up bull just so he can become the heel. Then he gains the same ability and powers as the main character in a shorter amount of time, while surviving a event that killed characters who live in the world and known more about it without any real explanation how he did it. At the end he cause the female lead to make a dumb decision allowing him to rob her and the protagonist of valuable items and he and his crew of two other people go happily off into the sunset as the protagonist has to scramble to stay alive as a huge storm hits. Not sure how the antagonist got some place safe that fast, but again at that point I had stopped caring.

The Last 4 hours were a pain to listen to, I kept hoping for something good to happen to turn it all around, I was really hoping this D list antagonist would be killed and the protagonist would gain more power and the real villain would have been in the shadows watching and waiting to strike. Nope it all just went downhill from being robbed by the D lister, to having a possible friend/possible love intrest given time to build up the relationship robed him and abandon him in the middle of a hostage situation, to being wounded while a storm is about to hit that would kill him and the female lead, just sealed it for me. I will not return the book like a real book I will keep it, but it will sit as a reminder to look deeper into reviews before just grabbing a book hoping to start a new series.

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  • The Hobgoblin Riot

  • Dominion of Blades, Book 2
  • By: Matt Dinniman
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau, Hays McGee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

It was supposed to be a simple scouting mission. In and out. No fighting. No new quests. Just me, my hippocorn, Alice, and a few hired mercenaries. We were going to tiptoe into the Spiral, get the info we needed, and leave. You know, the Spiral? That tower-defense run that protects the hobgoblin capital from invaders? Easy, right? Nobody would even know we were there. Yeah, so about that....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They are rioting in the streets to read this!

  • By Ray Johnson on 08-29-18

When is the next book coming?!

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

I just picked up the book when I listened to the sample and burst out laughing and I have no regrets. Andrea does great work as always bring it to life. Not knowing who to trust having people being backstabbed only to find out why they did it and feel bad for them yet still be a bit angry about it is just a few things that put you on a rollercoaster of emotions in this book. I went from laughing, to being angry, to annoyed, to sadness, then joy then back to laughing again. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next.

  • Morrigan's Bidding

  • Binding Words, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 618
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 586

Sean was just waiting for his best friend to show up at the bar so they could play some pool. It came as a shock when the tall blonde man accosted Sean and demanded that he change seats. His refusal would change his life. When the fight ended, Sean found himself in the strangest meeting of his life. Odin, Archangel Michael, Lucifer, and Morrigan all vied for his soul, each offering different deals. Sean had to choose, so he chose to go with the goddess of Fate, Death, and Battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By Matt on 10-29-18

Can't wait for the next book.

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

Reviewed: 12-04-18

I really liked this story and I'll admit I've played alot if D&D, but how this book started and who caused it, I may have to borrow for a game I DM for. And the narrator I do so hope stays on for the series she was great.

  • Gamer for Life

  • Alpha World, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,451
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,454

Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time, he's given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long-term immersion, he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown - Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • one foot in LitRPG the other in erotica

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-27-17

Highly enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

I really did enjoy this first book. It was a flash to the past for me, when I played D&D and WoW. I giggle and even broke into a laugh a few times thinking of things I did in those game how I would of acted. When I was trying to find out if the book was any good I went through a few reviews and a few people said that the more adult parts were kinda of bad. They were as bad as any rated R movie hell it even jumped over the sex scenes to the cuddling making it a bit tamer then some. So yeah I would say be an adult in age and mind when listening to this book. But it is very enjoyable and if you know anything about the supernatural like me, once you hear the name of a important female NPC you can call the ending to the book and I was happy I could.

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