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  • Awaken Online: Evolution

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,719

After exiting Awaken Online to find himself holding a knife and standing over two dead bodies, Jason is now being investigated for murder. To make matters worse, Claire has stumbled upon evidence of Alfred's involvement in the incident, and the CPSC is circling - just waiting for Cerillion Entertainment to make a mistake. With his real-life in shambles and his enemies in-game growing in strength, Jason re-enters Awaken Online truly desperate - the game now his only lifeline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • awesome and terrible!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-13-18

Great setup for book 4 and beyond

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Book 3 focuses more on personal character growth of the three major forces in Awaken Online and is surely setting us up for an epic book 4. A bit of a cliff hangar at the end, but nothing terribly unexpected or dramatic.

  • Awaken Online: Retribution

  • Side Quest
  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,841
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757

Riley's real-life took a nosedive after her confrontation with Alex. The girls at school torment her and she feels powerless to do anything about it. At the same time, Jason has mysteriously disappeared, sending only a terse cryptic message to Riley and Frank. With some time on her hands and with her frustration with her real-life reaching a breaking point, Riley decides to strike off on her own in-game. Her goal is to investigate the quest related to the strange bow she discovered in the dungeon north of Peccavi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fantastic expansion of the AO universe

  • By Mike on 11-03-17

Great side quest

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I wasn't sure I would enjoy a book entirely devoted to Riley. However, her character and the Awaken Online world is fleshed out nicely here adding many details that continue into book 3. While book 2.5 is not needed to enjoy book 3, it does add many details that will add to your enjoyment and deeper understanding of book 3.

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,315
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,068
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,061

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great continuation of the series

  • By Melissa and Josh on 09-02-17

As good as book one

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Narration continues to be top notch with male and female voices distinguished very well. Great story building and interesting cliff hangar ending. Be ready to grab book three when finished.

  • Awaken Online: Catharsis

  • By: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,634
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,320

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

Great new series!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

Great new series on par with Alterworld, The Land, The Gam3, and Way of the Shamen. Written mostly as a YA novel, nearly everything carries over well for an adult listener.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,181

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Interesting enough

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

While not at the same caliber as the Bobiverse series, this novel delivers interesting new concepts on Fermi's paradox and Drake's equation that will make you think. Well written, but just not as entertaining as the Bob books.

  • Odysseus Awakening

  • Odyssey One, Book 6
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

Defy the inevitable. Such is the stance of Confederation captain Eric Weston and the crew of the starship Odysseus, patrolling the outer limits of Priminae space, anticipating the Empire's next attacks. Connected with the Terran FTL tech - the transition drive - humanity might stand a chance against the overwhelming forces. Until the entire planetary system goes dark. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Odysseus arrives to find the Empire securing critical intelligence from Priminae ships.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • getting repetitive. speed it up Currie!

  • By Brindysam on 01-21-18

Short and sweet

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Most of the book takes place with one battle. I feel the story is returning back to what made the series great. I'll be picking up book seven next.

  • Odysseus Ascendant

  • Odyssey One, Book 7
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 738
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 692

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If I Wanted Fantasy....

  • By Laura G. on 05-14-18

Back to good

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Book seven is much more well rounded with multiple battles and awesome tech. We get to see a lot more of the transition tech in this newest story! Some have complained about the introduction of fantasy characters. I found their participation in the story to add to the mystery and plot, with a clear line drawn with their capabilities.

  • 5d6

  • Caverns and Creatures
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 452
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 424

This is a collection of short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes the following titles: "They Fight Three Giants", "From the Bowels of Hell Hounds", "Tossing the Salaad", "The Fuccubus", "Fistin' the Furious", and "Pixie Dicks".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • another Bevan classic

  • By Johni on 04-23-18

Just what you would expect

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

If you've listened to the previous d6 books, 5d6 falls in line with expectations. Pleasantly surprised to find myself laughing out loud several times, but subtracted a star for the mostly phoned in story lines.

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,865
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,519
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,492

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A wild ride of emotions and innovative insults

  • By Samuel on 07-02-18

One of the best!

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

Book seven just may be one of the best in the series. And WOW...the book length was 3-4 times any of the preceding books which allowed for much more detailed adventures. Highly recommended!

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  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,181
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,696
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,675

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

Everything gained is taken away

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

Reviewed: 08-21-18

It's great to see another addition to the Red Rising universe. While I was glad to be reintroduced to our favorite characters, I was disappointed the second half of this series takes away most everything worked for up to this point (which was very frustrating!)

I grew to like the handful of new characters introduced, but never fully enjoyed the changing character perspective jump from chapter to chapter. It seemed to slow the story progression force the listener to wait for resolution several chapters later. 4/5