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  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 632

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author who understands science fiction and true story telling!

  • By Alan McDonald on 07-03-18

Epic adventure told with perfection

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Wow, this story is excellent. Each chapter follows 3 different character perspectives
about the difficult struggles they face living in a space driven society. The overlying plot is a roller coaster of a ride and is extremely well crafted. I couldn't recommend this book enough if you're into Space Sci-Fi.

Jefferson Mays delivers this story how it's meant to be told. He's a patient narrator, leaving some sentences hanging with suspense and it really drives home the emotion the story has. phenomenal job by Jefferson.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Regicide

  • The Completionist Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,970
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,965

 Dakota Krout presents the second book in The Completionist Chronicles series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • King of litRPG

  • By Max on 09-20-18

I could BEARLY contain myself

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Put your paws down for a second and listen. Joe's Ardania adventure continues where he get's himself into some Grizzly situations. He Meats some new friends along the way that Joe Bearly knows, but somehow manages to still Paw his way into danger. This new Cub to the series is delightful to listen to too. Vikas Adams delivers perfection with his Panda like voice. Each character has their own unique personalities that really Maul home, and resonates with each. Don't Hibernate, pick this Grizzly book up and Charge your way through this epic adventure with Joe.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 11,882
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,255
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 11,201

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
  • The best book ever!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-18

Richter's luck stat is over 9000!

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

Reviewed: 10-10-18

This excellent addition to The Land series almost felt too short, even for being 47 hours long! There's so much excitement around every turn that keeps you hooked until the end. The Easter Eggs and nods to other current events are nothing to sneeze at either. I'd say the only downside to this series would be Richters LUCK stat. Every time it looks like there's no way he's getting out of a situation, something happens in his favor to get him through it with relative ease. It almost feels like he's untouchable in a normal situation/battle.

Aside from Richters insane luck in this series, the story is great and he tackles real world situations which are certainly relatable.

Roswan out!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 3
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,419

Richter and Sion are in a fight for their very lives. Their enemies are circling, and the powers they have awakened are barely under their control. Death and war are on their doorstep, but they have a simple message for the enemies of the Mist Village. "Kiss your loved ones goodbye. The Mist will claim you." A wonderful blend of humor and adventure, The Land: Alliances will transport you to the world of your dreams...and your nightmares.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does not disappoint.

  • By Nevrynal on 07-22-17

It's something to sneeze at!

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

Reviewed: 03-30-18

Overall = Expectations
Once again this story took a wild journey in a different direction from what I was expecting. This series has become virtually unpredictable which is so enjoyable to listen to and immerse yourself with.

Performance = Narration/Characters
Nick Podehl does a fantastic job of honing in on the different distinct characters. I know instantly who they are and their personality. The characters became more rich in this story as well which adds to the world.

Story = Compelling
The story is very compelling. Even though some of the decisions Rich-ter makes and the luck he has is stupidly overwhelming, it always seems to bite him in the butt and the struggles get real, real quick!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Forging

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15,085
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,166

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This RPG is LIT!

  • By M. B. Richards on 07-17-17

Dang it! ... I liked it again!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

Overall = Expectations
I didn't know where the story was going to go after the first book. Sure, book 1 ended with some cliff hangers but they were pretty much answered immediately then the story continued. You could possibly make some predictions going into book 2, but there is so much more to the story then I anticipated.

Performance = Narration/Characters
First, Nick Podehl is excellent. Rich-ter's portrayal is incredible. The new characters you meet in this story are so diverse and interesting.

Story = Compelling
The story went a completely different direction than i was originally anticipating. As a LitRPG you really have to put Rich-ters shoes on and ask, "what would I do in this situation." Sure, there were times where it seemed Rich-ters luck is unbearably great, but sometimes his actions backfire in big ways.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,289
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,186

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The BEST Audible Series Available!

  • By Anonymous User on 09-14-18

Dang it! ... I liked it

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Overall = Expectations
My expectations were that the main character was going to be overpowered, level up insanely fast and win everything but that wasn't the case. The main character has difficult struggles/decisions to make and although has great intuition, sometimes doesn't go his way. It certainly surprised me.

Performance = Narration/Characters
Nick Podehl did a great job with all the characters and accents. I would have liked to see a little more personality for each of the characters, but it didn't take away from the experience. The main characters are very likeable and it's interesting to see how they interact with one another.

Story = Compelling
I really enjoyed this story. I honestly thought it was just getting started. I would have liked to see either a couple more chapters preparing for the next book or a longer epilogue doing the same. It ended on a good note though, i just want more dang it!

1 of 2 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 6,064
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,706

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches 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

Just a Dude, Dungeon...and Bob

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

Reviewed: 02-15-18

Overall = Expectations
So far this series is 3 for 3 with blowing my expectations out of the water. Seriously the vast world, foreshadowing, character/story development and creativity are all top notch. My expectations were immediately ruined when the story steered right and took a new, more interesting path.

Performance = Narration/Characters
Vikas Adams is just amazing. He nails every single character and their personalities to the T. The characters themselves are so unique and each play a pivotal role throughout the series.

Story = Compelling
This book puts the other two to shame by comparison. Don't get me wrong, the other two books are great, but the power, emotion, and drive this book has is truly incredible.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Madness

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,354
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,982
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,972

Both Cal and Dale have become stronger, each in spite of the other. The dungeon - Cal - knows exactly how much their strength has increased, and is working hard to become exponentially more powerful. His schemes are becoming more complex, and his dungeon - his body - more deadly. Dale has a nasty surprise waiting for him as he works to thwart the plans of the devious dungeon. Hearing a voice in his head that distracts him in critical moments, he must fight his mind as he battles deadly creatures.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • decent book but the ending will irritate you

  • By William Schiff on 10-20-17

Can I give this 6 stars?

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

Overall = Expectations
Wow! What a great addition to Dungeon Born. My expectations were different for this book considering how the last book ended. This book went in a direction that surprised me and a lot of interesting things happened throughout the story.

Performance = Narration/Characters
Adams does it again. He does a fantastic job of switching between the voices & personalities of each of the characters. The characters are just so lovable in this story too. Krout adds yet more and more interesting characters to the cast, making the story even more compelling.

Story = Compelling
Every chapter drags you further and further into the Dungeon. So many interesting things happen throughout the story. I've found myself going out of my way to finish a chapter on more than a few occasions. The characters are well more refined in this book over the last. Also, I could not stop laughing at some parts. Some of the one liners are absolute gold!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,197

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

  • By SirMehr on 04-01-17

Just a Dungeon and a Dude

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Dude finds Dungeon, Dungeon rewards Dude, Dungeon and Dude become besties

Overall = Expectations
I expected this story to be a fun/feel good story, which it was, but it's much more than that. The story and characters were really thought out and you could tell Krout spent a lot of time coming up with this world/universe. There is more than meets the eye with this book.

Performance = Characters/Voices
Adam's performance was spectacular. He freaking nailed the characters voices, emphases, and humor. A wide variety of characters in this story and Adams delivered.
The characters themselves are just so lovable too. The 2 main characters are opposites, but similar in many ways. They're very interesting and help glue the story together.

Story = Compelling
My first thoughts are "This is going to be a fun/cool RPG style story." but man-o-man it was much more than that. The whole world/universe was filled with intricate details that I certainly wouldn't have thought of. It's just a flat out great story for an adventurer.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,725

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

Great story, wasn't for me though

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Overall = expectations
I wanted a story that would explore the Human evolution and escaping to the stars. This seemed to be a good fit for what I was expecting, but some elements didn't sit right with my view of this universe and it did not exceed my expectations is any way.

Performance = Voice/Characters
Though Mel is a pleasure to listen to, I found her portrayal of other characters very weak and non-engaging. Overall, this turned me away from some characters and to me some turned out to be pretty bland. I never got the feeling of what characters were actually going through and felt more like someone simply reading instead of engaging with the story and characters.

Story = Compelling
The story is very compelling. I enjoyed the overall concept, but execution was poor in my opinion. The story line of one of the major characters was extremely extremely well done and thought out. I feel the other major characters lacked that same imaginations and development. I didn't like one of the story arcs but overall the story surpassed my expectations.