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  • Gods of Myth and Midnight: A GameLit Novel

  • Seeds of Chaos, Book 3
  • By: Azalea Ellis
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

The alien queen holds a grudge against Eve and her teammates. To avoid having their throats slit while they sleep, they escape the palace and set out to stop the real cause of the war, which is also slowly killing half her teammates - the incurable alien plague that NIX unknowingly weaponized. To save the people she cares about (and everyone else who happens to live on either world), Eve will have to fulfill an ancient prophecy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Story scales up a lot but remains interesting

  • By P. Moody on 07-18-19

Still a solid story

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

Reviewed: 07-16-19

The third book of the series is certainly different from the others, a bit slower in my opinion than the first two with a bit more character advancement and a different kind of character strife. Still a solid story with good narration and certainly a fun ride from start to end. I will say out of the three books this one has been my least favorite. A bit too drama at parts, but I think it'll be some people's favorite of the three for that very reason.

Without going into spoilers, it's got a few nice twists that fans of the series will like I think. If you read the first two, you have to do this one as well, for sure.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Epic

  • By: Conor Kostick
  • Narrated by: Samuel E. Hoke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Welcome to a society governed through computer games! On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee's tyranny. But if they lose....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read especially if you are a gamer.

  • By cosmitron on 03-01-18

LITRPG in a much more classic SCIFI type of story

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

Reviewed: 06-25-19

Like LITRPGs? This may or may not be for you. Like classic SCIFI stories? You'll love it. Like all great SCIFI stories, it takes a concept and tries to stretch it out and see how that idea would affect the world as a whole. The main character is a true gamer, going into the game in this world and finding the flaw to exploit to better his position and defeat an untouchable boss monster.

I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Fantasy Swap Online, Book 1

  • By: Alyson Belle
  • Narrated by: J. J. Jenness
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

In the player-versus-player MMORPG, Fantasy Realms Online, people live out the fantasies they can't in real life, no matter how bloody or sexy they might be, and Kromgorn the Barbarian is no exception. But when the Lich-Lord releases a powerful spell that traps most of the players in the game permanently, Kromgorn accidentally winds up stuck in the avatar of his friend, Lacey - a stupid, low-level female character that was designed exclusively to get down and dirty with the in-game pleasure system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly fun

  • By C.T. on 05-19-18

A solid 'Meh'.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

The writing seems basic with few solid LITRPG mechanics and the plot that sort of just... is. I think it had some potential but failed to live up to the possibilities. It's not bad by any stretch but could use some more polishing and fill to make it worth any more than three stars.

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Towers of Heaven: Book 1

  • By: Cameron Milan
  • Narrated by: Steve Campbell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368

One day, six towers appear on Earth. Each one stands hundreds of stories tall, and are invulnerable to all attacks. At the base of each tower is a portal, welcoming in all who dare enter it. All sorts of magical monsters can be found inside the towers. Even treasure, magic, and superhuman strength can be acquired. The problem is that the towers aren't a friendly place. Even worse, the towers sometimes release waves of monsters to attack Earth. In the year 2083, there are only a hundred survivors. In one last attempt, they challenge the final floor without regard for their lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Apocalypse + Time-travel + Litrpg = Yes Please

  • By Joseph Moore on 06-19-19

Tank you very much.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

First off: I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.

Done. Now onto the review.

It's a good book. The main character is interesting and fun, with the Tank class that few LITRPGs use. It makes for a different type of angle for the fights to come from. I hope that in the next book the author adds in some more teamwork with the tank, tanking instead of the solo fighting that the lower levels of the tower seem to be filled with.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Gods of Rust and Ruin: A GameLit Novel

  • Seeds of Chaos, Volume 2
  • By: Azalea Ellis
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Eve has a number of problems. The power of Chaos is dissolving her from the inside, and she can't tell anyone about it. One of her team members has been mind-controlling her on NIX's behalf. And the alien imprisoned in NIX's basement refuses to talk to her, despite the mysterious quest telling her that if she doesn't form an alliance with him, she'll die. There is no place on Earth for her to run. Luckily, she has access to another planet.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Ideal follow up to the first

  • By P. Moody on 07-08-19

But wait! There's MORE!

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

Reviewed: 06-14-19

I was left very satisfied by book one.... book two takes the best things about book one and takes it to another level. The powers power up, the characters deepen, the plot thickens. If you've made it this far you probably already read book one, don't skip out on the second one in the series!

I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.

  • Gods of Blood and Bone: A GameLit Novel

  • Seeds of Chaos, Volume 1
  • By: Azalea Ellis
  • Narrated by: Natalie Duke
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

Eve is a survivor. Kidnapped and genetically enhanced, she wakes in an alley with the ability to level up. As a Player, her life now belongs to the Game. Deadly Trials offer fantastic and powerful prizes, but as she fights against both alien monsters and other Players, Eve knows she would do anything to escape the Game. She may have to risk more than just her life to gain the power to control her own destiny.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Story fell apart a bit

  • By BookAddict'sReviews on 10-14-18

Way better than I had hoped!

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

Reviewed: 06-08-19

Saw a few bad reviews on here and was a bit worried, but if that's holding you back, don't worry and give this story a shot. The Main character is refreshingly realistic and the supporting cast is diverse in personality. Without going into spoiler territory, yes one character, in particular, she has to worry a lot about the characters' emotions, but come on, overly emotional people do exist and it's just one of the cast.

The plot has some similarities to 'Dice' with way more than enough differences to make this a completely different story. Which makes it not like traditionally RPG games in the development system, but no one ever said that all LITRPGs have to have the traditional leveling system. Plenty of tabletop RPGs are level less. The story does actually have levels but I have yet to figure out quite how they are awarded. (Only real gripe is they seemed rather arbitrary and unneeded with the way the characters progressed with stats and the like)

Finally "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." but don't let that discourage you from giving the book it's chance. I look forward to the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fiasco Heights: The Complete Saga

  • A Superhero Harem Adventure, Books 1 and 2
  • By: Zack Archer
  • Narrated by: Chris Graves
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 129

Defeat supervillains, develop a harem, and save the universe. It’s all in a day’s work for Quincy Fletcher, a down-on-his luck security guard whose life is turned upside down after he accidentally kills one of the galaxy’s worst bad guys. Confronted by a mysterious woman named Aurora, Quincy learns that he’s now a marked man. Going on the run to escape the associates of the villain he killed, he accompanies Aurora to Fiasco Heights, a sexy, dangerous city on a parallel world dominated by the good, the bad, and the pleasure-seeking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost continuous action

  • By Harry on 05-24-19

Chris Graves does a great job!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Two things first. 1. I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.
2. I do NOT hate this book or think it was horrible, or sucked.

That said, it has it's problems. I find the characters to be unrealistic, and childish in many ways. I could not get myself to particularly like any of them, even though they were in an interesting situation.
Characters aside, the world building was well done and thought out, the whole framework of the story was a fun idea that I was interested in. I don't think this is quite enough to bring this past 3 stars, but if you like the concept, it might be a decent idea to give the book a shot and listen to it.

As for the narrator, Chris Graves did a great job and I enjoyed the way he portrayed and read the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Radioactive Evolution

  • A Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Adventure
  • By: Richard Hummel
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor, Anneliese Rennie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 333

Jared Cartwright grew up in a loving, caring community, completely isolated from the horrors of the outside world. When tragedy leaves him alone and untethered, Jared sets out to explore the unknown; a world where twisted, scarred creatures roam an earth ravaged by nuclear war while the rich fled to the skies on floating utopias, escaping destruction and leaving the rest of humanity to die. To face his new reality, Jared must learn to survive in a cold, harsh world. A twist of fate changes Jared's destiny when he discovers dragons are real.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A new version of the post apocalypse

  • By Mary Karowski on 04-02-19

There will be Dragons... and they will be awesome!

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

So I'm always a bit of a sucker when it comes to dragons and this book definitely features them heavily, and features them well. Strong, intelligent and magical, as they should be.

Besides that, the main character was a bit more wishy washy than many in this genre but that just made him all the more realistic and relatable. He doesn't just accept things and do actions without thinking about his actions and the consequences. The side characters are also fun and unique with personalities not being repeated and even some having enough unknown about them to create some possibilities for the future of the story series. I look forward to more to come in the series and will definitely be reading it.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Paths Between Worlds

  • By: Paul Antony Jones
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 999
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 993

For Meredith Gale, ending her life seems like her only choice, and that choice is the reason she’s dangling by her fingertips from a bridge high above the freezing water of the San Francisco Bay. But someone or some thing has other plans for Meredith, and as her fingers slip from the cold steel of the bridge, a disembodied voice asks her a simple question: “Candidate 13: Do you wish to be saved?” Realizing her mistake too late, Meredith screams “Yes!” and instantly finds herself transported to a mysterious island, alongside hundreds of other Candidates like her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • HOLY WOW!!

  • By Willis Burns on 03-20-19

Deep, intense, and unique!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-19

It's very hard to understate how much I enjoyed this book. All of the characters came off like real people with distinct personalities and opinions. It starts out dark and sad, think the beginning of UP, but maybe a bit sadder, then moves on into an interesting Science fiction adventure that seems to be building a world that I am really interested in and can't wait for a second book to come out so I can further explore this world and the players involved in it, both at higher levels and lower ones.

The only nitpick is that I wasn't a huge fan of the performance but I can't put a finger onto what wasn't amazing about it. I've come to a conclusion that it was a personal preference issue and nothing wrong with it per se so that got a 4 of 5 (which is still good).

Now the obligatory: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
So to point out, I was requested to give an honest review, and I have. Give this book a try.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Siphon

  • A Touch of Power, Book 1
  • By: Jay Boyce
  • Narrated by: Samara Naeymi
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 600
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 597

Jade has spent her life fighting boredom in the terminally ill ward. Surfing the net or reading, she always envied the ability of others to go out and experience the world. She knew her wish to live a normal life was far beyond her reach, but after waking up one morning without the sounds of her life support, she opens her eyes and finds herself with a weak but healthy body in a magical world.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • its Good

  • By John on 03-21-19

Fun story with interesting characters

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

So really enjoyed the story. The main character was fun and tough, the supporting characters where deep and interesting. I thought I had a complaint about the book... until the end. If something feels a bit off... keep listening I promise that you'll get a satisfying ending and it'll leave you wanting more in the series like me.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.