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  • Life in the North: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

  • The System Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402

All John wanted to do was get away for his life in Kluane National Park for a weekend. Hike, camp, and chill. Instead, the world comes to an end in a series of blue boxes, animals start evolving, and monsters start spawning. Now, he has to survive the apocalypse, get back to civilization, and not lose his mind. Life in the North is book one of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book! Negative reviews are misleading!

  • By adam on 08-13-18

Good characters

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

Reviewed: 07-04-19

Just wish it was less cuss-y so kids could enjoy it, no sex and a good story.

  • The Trapped Mind Project

  • Emerilia, Book 1
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,055
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057

Austin Zane leaves behind his CEO position with RB Corp to play Dave, a half-dwarf in the virtual reality game Emerilia, trying to escape his life. What Dave doesn't know is that Earth as he knows it is really a virtual reality simulation and Emerilia is a world imbued with futuristic technologies to mimic early MMORPGs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Top Five LitRPG Stories

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-05-18

Loved the plot and the performance, but...

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

Reviewed: 05-10-19

I really like this author, I enjoyed the plot and even the pacing was good. For a RPGlit there was no harm and the sexy time was minimal. My only problem was the cussing, gratuitous cussing, to the point it is sometimes distracting to the story. So, you have been warned.

  • The Second Realm

  • The Ten Realms, Book 2
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,006
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,880

When Erik and Rugrat entered the ten realms they didn’t know what was going on. They only knew that they had contracted the two week curse. When entering the second realm they came to understand their character sheets, and part of the system that is called the ten realms. A place that the strong make the rules and the weak cling to them for protection and hope that they might be left in peace. They passed through the trials of the Beast Mountain Dungeon, taking control of it and becoming the leader of nearly 200 people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magic Guns.

  • By Chax on 04-12-19

It really is a great book.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-19

I personally have a hard time with strong language, so this book is a little rough for me. However I listen to it, despite that, because it is a really good book. The characters are great, the story is well read and engaging. There can be a few times where I feel the explanations of mechanics can be... long. But I have suggested this book to many of my friends, there are few authors in the RPGlit genre that I feel comfortable doing that. The man that wrote this either has been in the military or knows someone that has. It shows in the writing (and the cussing).

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  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 901
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Oliver Wyman

  • By Ofer on 01-12-19

Good, but slowing down.

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

Reviewed: 03-16-19

It is like a condensed history of modern warfare, although this one slowed down a lot. One decent battle and a prequel ending... but I will wait.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Calamity

  • Divine Dungeon, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,272
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,824

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and the dungeon has become a battleground. Without his faithful Wisp, Cal's mind slips - he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. A direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, but he doesn't know for how long. Using every resource at his disposal, he works to keep his mind clear while he funds a search for his lost companion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dwarf erections that are just to damn funny.

  • By Nicholas F Richer on 02-08-18

What's not to like about this?

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

Reviewed: 02-18-19

Story, performance and genre all great. If you like this new RPGlit, then these books should be in your library.

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

  • A Novel
  • By: Hank Green
  • Narrated by: Kristen Sieh, Hank Green
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,032
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,871
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,866

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads Online. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense media spotlight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Grape jelly in the void

  • By Marissa on 09-27-18

Should be titled part 1

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

Reviewed: 02-03-19

The writing was good, the story was good, however I can't help but feel it was only half way through the book, when it ended. I don't feel like major plot points were solved or even that the protagonist really protagonized... I'm pretty sure that really is a word. Point is if you want a "wow that was a good first half of a book" then you should read this book. If you want a whole book, wait.

  • 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 7,639
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,136

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

Adult language & situations. Damn lucky adults.

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

Reviewed: 08-26-18

Lots of cussing, adult situations (however not graphic) and questionable moral conundrums. That said, they are very good books. Well written, great books that are worth way more than the cost to ride. The total series is well over hundreds of hours.

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,318
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,037
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,996

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't make it through the whole book

  • By David on 07-11-17

Awesome!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

I usually don't write reviews but this is one of the best books that I've read in a long time.

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes

  • Super Sales on Super Heroes, Book 2
  • By: William D. Arand
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,001
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,628

In a world full of super powers, Felix had a pretty crappy one. After learning to harness his ability to modify any item he owns, he now runs a corporation that is rapidly expanding - Legion. After tangling with the local Heroes guild they’ve finally settled into a semblance of stability. Sounds great on paper. Run your company, make money, be your own boss, settle down. Except that with running a business, comes an inordinate amount of responsibilities. Like making sure everything keeps running and your people are paid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got better

  • By leaf on 05-08-18

Fun romp with super powers and RPGlit.

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

A man who can upgrade anything he owns, a city run by a villan, legalization of slavery and a man who can upgrade anything he owns... including his super powered slaves.

  • The Never Hero

  • The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs, Book 1
  • By: T. Ellery Hodges
  • Narrated by: Steven Barnett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,585
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,268

Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood, not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands. And it is seeking its challenger. In order to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon...while remaining completely anonymous. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for it... wait for it.... Bam!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-21-17

Good story, unique plot.

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Worth the time, good listen. The main character is caught in a situation he does not want, but rises to the challenge...