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  • The Land: Raiders: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 6
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,788
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,167
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10,139

The time of hiding has passed. The Mist Village will make itself known. Goblins have invaded Richter’s lands. Though the first incursion has been defeated, the anger of Chaos Seed remains. Those who challenge Richter’s power will learn there is a reason all creatures fear the mist.... It is the home of monsters. For the first time, Richter takes the battle to his enemies. He will live up to his name, and the very Land will shake with this power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kong is king

  • By Nicholas on 12-13-18

Great Build up

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Honestly their is so much going on at this point the story started to struggle with unfinished quests. This is where it was turned around.

1. Something I liked: This is where Richter became a real person to me at. He was cruel to his enemies and good to his pets. As a dog person I would so do this for my pups.

2. Something I disliked: some interactions felt forced. Like Yoshi is a master expert. I have no problem with his loyalty but the thing with the hand speak. That bothered me. Plus I feel like he should of been able to track the snake with all of his war buffs.

3. The title: Raiders honestly with this book I was expecting a full on attack instead I was pleasantly surprised and find the title fitting.

4. Favorite Character: With our a doubt Alma. I’m hoping at level 10 Psy-Bond she is no longer a servant but a true equal at that point.

5. My suggestion: Finish some of the big storylines and gives us a clear calendar

6. Would I recommend this book/series: Hell yes I got my little brother hooked on these and my daughter enjoys the parts she is allowed to listen to. (Had to edit out the prisoner scenes of course)

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I am glad I got to listen to it. The only reason the narrator who does a fantastic job reading is not a five is simply because it is only one person. He does terrific work and the voices are all distinguishable. However if this had some more side effects for battles and such it would be five stars.

The story is a four due to some of the interactions feeing forced and he needs to finish some of those big quests lol.

This honest and unbiased review was given in return for nothing other than I really enjoyed the book and want the Author to keep on writing. How about some side books?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Sawfish

  • By: Rick Chesler
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey S. Fellin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34

Marine biologist Dr. Mason Rayman is experimenting with gigantism in sea creatures when he accidentally creates a monstrously large sawfish. When it grows so big he can no longer keep it in his Miami lab, he is preparing to have it destroyed when he learns he is being terminated from his position. By way of revenge, he dumps the oversized shark relative into the ocean, where it soon slaughters bathers at nearby trendy South Beach. Dr. Rayman doesn't let on that it's his fish responsible for the killings, but someone knows what he did, and she's blackmailing him.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Killer Sawfish!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 01-08-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

This is a good story for a lazy day. It will not break your world. However this is a pleasant read. Some parts are predictable yet the author does manage to throw in a few surprises.

I would recommend this. If you like animal attack stories like Steve Alten Meg this 100% beats book 2.

  • Captain Vorpatril's Alliance

  • By: Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,718
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,560

Captain Ivan Vorpatril is happy with his relatively uneventful bachelor's life as a staff officer to a Barrayaran admiral. Cousin to imperial troubleshooter Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan is not far down the hereditary list for the emperorship. Thankfully, new heirs have directed that headache elsewhere, leaving Ivan to enjoy his life on Komarr, far from the Byzantine court politics of his home system. But when an old friend in Barrayaran intelligence asks Ivan to protect an attractive young woman who may be on the hit list of a criminal syndicate, his chivalrous nature takes over. It seems danger and adventure have once more found Captain Vorpatril.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are finally allowed to see Ivan without Miles.

  • By Barbara on 11-06-12

This was a surprise

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

Reviewed: 01-20-19

So to tell the truth I loved the book. I also avoided it for a long time because I thought it would be junk. He was a side character who could not shine. Instead I found it to be fun and exciting.

He is nothing like Mils in truth but it was fun to see this author write a new character. Even if he did try to channel his Lord Auditor Cuz. You can tell he is a different character not just the same rewritten with a different background and a different face.

Im so glad I enjoyed it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Swarm

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 5
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,293
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,718

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm. The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to the series

  • By Kaz on 01-16-19

Great addition to the series

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

So I am on my second go through and their is so much more to the story that I missed on my first go through.

I have read all 7 of the books and listened to them (Mostly twice now). I know some people complain about the prompts but I love that type of info. It makes the book feel more real.


For anyone considering this series: The Mc acts like a real person. He will do good and bad things. Some things people consider cruel (My brother and I got in to a discussion about that). Here is the thing I can’t say I’d do any less in his position. I mean honestly he is. A much nicer person than I would be in that situation.

Con: here is the only reason it did not make 5 stars. While I love prompts the description of the goblins was a bit tedious when it kept repeating racial facts. That would be my only real suggestion to skip over.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Under the Dome

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Raul Esparza
  • Length: 34 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,006

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when - or if - it will go away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Stephen King I've Heard

  • By Scott on 02-10-10

great listen

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

It provided great context for everything you might expect of what would happen in this situation were to arose. This really put in to perspective what could happen in a small town. While I doubt a larger city would last for even 3/4th as long. I find this a great listen and much better than the tv show adaption. While the simpsons did not do horribly adapting this story for their movie.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Paradox Slaughter

  • A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Novel
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 53

Robbed of his chits and betrayed by one of his oldest contacts, Roak is now on a rampage across the galaxy to hunt the duplicitous scumbag down and exact some serious payback. Bishop is on the run, and Roak is right behind him. System by system, planet by planet, contact by contact, Roak leaves no rock unturned and no lead unchecked. He beats answers out of those that dare help Bishop. He kills those that refuse to answer. Roak is waging war on the criminal grapevine, and no one is safe from his wrath.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Galactic manhunt.

  • By cosmitron on 06-08-18

Sadly fell in to an old troupe

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I liked this series a lot but it sadly chose this book to fall in to an old troupe. I wish the author had just stuck eight the bounty hunting stories. Those were good.

One thing that kept this book from being a 2 and almost back to a four was a Roak lived up to his rep this time.

  • Razer Edge

  • A Roak: Galactic Bounty Hunter Novel
  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Razer Station is one of the most notorious stations in the galaxy. Criminals, con artists, freaks, rebels, junkies, and smugglers inhabit the space station that floats at the outer edge of civilization. It's Roak's kind of place. But, Roak isn't on Razer for a little R&R; he's there on a job. For Roak, it should be an easy job- track down an old tech that has been targeted by several corporations and deliver the tech to the corporations. Except Razer Station is never that accommodating and Roak's easy job quickly turns into a nightmare battle for survival and a race across the station before it all goes up in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great story from Jake Bible!

  • By jason young on 11-27-17

Surprised by the ending

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

So I have to admit I was expecting the same old same old story ends and instead he actually gave a good cliff hanger. I was pleasantly surprised.

This honest review was given in trade for a copy of the audio book

  • Web of Eyes

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Jaime Castle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 388

Self-proclaimed “World's Greatest Thief", Whitney Fierstown, has yet to find a trinket or treasure he couldn't steal. He nearly pulls off the heist of the century by snatching the Glass Crown off the dying king's head until rotten luck throws him into the path of Torsten Unger, a steadfast knight determined to save his vulnerable kingdom. Torsten offers this ultimatum: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition and put his skills to good use.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Joliet Jill on 11-15-18

Strange start but made up for it

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

Reviewed: 11-26-18

The book is well written some parts were just strange though. The start made me wary of continuing it, but I pushed on and overall glad I did.

This review was left in return for a free copy of the book.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Survival Quest

  • Way of the Shaman Series # 1
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,407
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,403

Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it alright, but I'm a forgiving guy

  • By Benjamin on 05-27-17

Love the series 2nd time through

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

Reviewed: 11-15-18

I really like this series. This is what got me to be a lit rpg fan. I was really torn on what to give this book between a 3 and a 4 but the dungeon part was a bit boring. I don’t play wow or games like that so some of the details were just blah. Overall I recommend the series though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hero Hunter: A Superhero Gamelit Saga

  • The Heroes Rising Series, Book 1
  • By: Darren Hultberg Jr
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Terrax Prime is one of the safest places in the galaxy, a world-spanning metropolis built on the foundations of order, justice, and law. Terrax also happens to be a birthplace of heroes; humans born with powerful, world-altering super-powers. In service to the prime government, these heroes work to keep the streets of Terrax safe, acting as the world's super-hero police force, or so it seems. Terrible secrets lie deep within the core of Terrax Prime’s hero program, and one man will do whatever he can to bring those secrets to the surface..

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I need an Anti-Hero

  • By Ray Johnson on 12-26-18

Good story but predictable in parts

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

Reviewed: 11-10-18

So I love superhero books and hey everyone is someone’s Hero. I like the Hero hunter and find him to be a likable Guy. However some of the story does get a little predictable. I disagree with some of the other reviews I read before getting this book. I find him capable and he ends up being saved by a woman but that is realistic in my opinion.

This honest review was given in trade for a copy of the audio book.