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  • Obliteration

  • Unbound Deathlord, Book 2
  • By: Edward Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427

Jack is out for blood. After being manipulated by his family most of his life, and believing an even worse lie for the past few years, he has finally learned the truth. Now that he knows what V-Soft has taken from him, he’s going to take everything from them, even if the country is destroyed in the process. The plan is to strike from all sides, so that those who still live can watch their lives, and their life’s work be reduced to ashes. But in digging their grave, will Jack wind up buried alongside them?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You must listen to this series.

  • By Sam on 10-25-18

Good but not satisfying

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

Reviewed: 12-25-18

One of the best things about lit rpg stories is that they get stronger and the greater the deed the fast their levels climb. I really don't like the level system that in place you can kill a probably level 500 god at while your at level 30 and you might come up 1 level what the hell is up with that bull. I mean what's the point in trying to beat hard enemies when you can mine a wall and gain levels way faster. Spoiler alert: For some strange reason he built up a little zombie army of other players and then traded them away for a hand full of half truths. Claiming he didn't need them where he was going but he really did because whole gang are hunting him.

  • Flametouched

  • By: Brian K. Fuller
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Davon wants a quiet life, but the Queen orders her new clerk to delve into the affairs of the lovely Lady Hightower to uncover the truth about the mysterious plot. He discovers that powerful and prestigious conspirators don't like meddlesome clerks, and Davon must dodge bullets and increasing scrutiny, fearing the exposure of his past life. As the clues fall into place, Davon finds that the fate of Bittermarch and the Eternal Flame itself are in his flame-branded hands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ten out of ten

  • By daniel frederick on 08-05-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 10-31-18

If you look at my other reviews you will see that I am picky about my books and the accuracy of my ratings. So you can trust that when I give a book 4 of 5 stars it is because it deserves it. I hate nothing more then when some gives a book 5 stars and then turn around and complains about the book non stop in their review. 5 stars mean that in your eyes it was perfect and you have no complains but I digress.

This book is an example of great writing elements put together. The characters. While not going super deep where still fleshed out very well. The only gripe I have is that the main characters motivation and driving force for his weird Behavior was not fully fleshed out in his background story. Which leaving this characters actions a little alien because humans just don't think that way without reason.

For the most part this book flows well with twist and turns ups and downs.
Before I forget the magic system in the book could have been better explain like why we Firebase powers aren't fire-related. these grapes are just some of the reasons why I gave this book 4 stars and not 5.

  • Black Magic Outlaw, Books 1-3

  • By: Domino Finn
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

Being a necromancer is kinda cool until you wake up half dead in a dumpster. Cisco Suarez is into something bad. Wanted by police, drenched in the stink of dark magic, and nether creatures coming out of the woodwork. Is resurrection overrated or what? This box set contains the first three Black Magic Outlaw novels ( Dead Man, Shadow Play, and Heart Strings) all at one special omnibus price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Neil Hellegers is amazing narrater

  • By Clarence on 06-24-18

I hate the self loathing hero

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

The MC was supposed to be so badass assassin that has access to a bunch of different kinds of magic. I guess the got lazy cause he only really had one kind of magic shadow and the other magic like his shield was given to him by and enemy. So it's crazy to me that he keep saying he doesn't focuse just on one type and that is why he can be weaker then someone who only uses one type. He is like my friend when we were younger he would always say he had a PlayStation, a Nintendo, and a Saga Dreamcast but when I go to his house I only ever saw the Nintendo. Why cause he only had one the Nintendo.

I also hate the whole when you do something bad it ok but when I some bad to a lesser extent then I'm the worst ever. The MC was responsible for killing someones sister. That person was rightfully upset. but that same person was responsible for make in him kill his mother, father, and sister. also for killing him and getting him turned into a zombie and causing this whole mess the end ultimately with her sister being killed. Now who should be upset really if you said the MC then you won't like this book cause the author thinks it's the other way around.

There is also a whole lot of gun blaming with no resolution. You don't blame the gun for killing some one you blame the person pulling the trigger. The MC is like I was dead and a zombie being controlled I have no memory of it because I wasn't in my body. and their like so you still did I hate you for life.

Also I don't understand his reason for going after the corrupt politician because he's not the most upstanding citizen himself stealing cars and what not so how is he going to throw stones. like he's any better.

so in conclusion the book didn't make a whole lot of sense the character was weak and he has only enemies that he calls friends. oh yeah and everybody hates him. including me.

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  • Initializing

  • Somnia Online, Book 1
  • By: K. T. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted number-one spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle. Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great LitRPG

  • By eris on 10-04-18

A good book with a nice twist

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

The weakest part of this book was the narrator who used a very annoying voice for the MC's best friend.
The story was well written. You knew something was going on from the beginning and it was slowly teased out throughout the book. That whole part could have proved more clues but it was still good.
The RPG elements were well done especially compared to books like TAMER.
I will be getting book 2 when it comes out.

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  • Tamer: King of Dinosaurs

  • By: Michael-Scott Earle
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,755
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752

Victor Shelby ends each day wondering when his life is going to get better. His parents are dead, he struggles to pay rent, and his boss at the animal control shelter has him cleaning cages instead of working in the field. His dream of helping animals seems destined to end in a mop bucket. Then, Victor is abducted by aliens and deposited on a prehistoric world filled with hungry dinosaurs and beautiful alien women. He doesn’t know why he is here or what his purpose is, but he finds himself fighting for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If Destiny's Crucible and Jurassic park had a kid

  • By John on 02-18-18

Tamer: Well kinda not really at all

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Let me start off by saying this book is missed titled because Taming is the one thing he does not do. It should have been called Horny Guy: Describes every detail of every woman he see constantly without stop even though he sees them every freaking day. Or Super horny: guy who refuses sex with women he wants for no good reason. He is always like we don’t have time for that. When all they have plenty of time for that.
This Character has a classic case of putting the pu**y on a pedestal. He just needs to take it down cress it and you know what I’m getting at. I’m sure he is a virgin so at most he last 5 mins how do you not have 5 mins bro.
This book was just irritating to listen to from the start. No I’m not talking about the part with his annoying boss. I’m talking about the endless description of every girl at a pool party and how beautiful they all are. We get it he’s horny wants to have sex but is too afraid to have sex with women he likes. Which is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. What single horny male would turn down sex with a woman he likes and thinks is a perfect 10 because he claims he does not even have an extra 5 mins.
Quick question someone put you on a alien planet and only gives you one real tool. What do you do with it?
A. Ignore it and worry about a useless person
B. Ignore it and until the very end of the book. Until you realize maybe they put this in my head for a reason
C. None of the above
It is crazy to me that he has no manganic to the operation of their special ability. Meaning there is no figuring out how it works, how it levels and what it works on. It simple just works or does not work. If that’s the case then why have a special at all. If they’re just your own skills. If your going to make an RPG element then use the RPG element.
I guess I just hate books about losers who by the end of the book remains just as big of a loser as they were at the beginning. I also hate how he went about handling the spider lady and everything that pertains to that situation. Because F her and her stank hypocritical attitude.
To top off my dislike of this book the main character is always like I need to protect the women like he is not the weakest one of them it just laughable male superiority and yes, I am a guy saying this. Your telling me none of these women are competent enough to find their own butt without a male to show them where it is. It just takes this way too far. I am woman hear me beg for male guidance. Even though I am stronger and smarter. Please stop Michael Scott.
On the positive side the action does get a little better at the end. He starts to use his HUD a little more but again it’s only for info like the name of what is eating you not to actually do anything useful. Like weakness or upgrades to your special.

  • Altered Carbon

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,724
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,720

In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Altered Carbon

  • By Jake Williams on 09-22-07

This is a perfect but messy world

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

Reviewed: 08-30-18

Let me start by saying that this an idyllic world. if you read this book on seeing the show you might be saying what are you talkin about. this world is far from ideal. to that I say that this world is perfect the only flaws in it all these situations not the world.

I'll explain. everything in this world works exactly the way they want it to work meaning there are no glitches in transferring data from one body to another or backing up memory to an off site vendor. the AI actually follow human laws. instead of doing Lord knows what to us slow thinking humans. these stack transfer somehow actually transfers human consciousness in the form of data and not just a digital backups of that person. Although this is contradicted by the fact that they can be in more than one body at a time. this really means they actually are just giving clones the rights to the original property. and it's hard to believe that people are ok with dying when it is actual death. and they just put your memories into a new body like you're good as new. they're like I'm going to kill you and you are like as long as my memories live on and another body then I'm good. lol what. This solution can only be beneficial to the loved ones they left behind. the person being killed should not feel okay about this. Your memories does not you makith.
In the end in this world I guess everyone is just an AI controlling a human body. The Skynet won and no one knows.

Also the fact that everyone is not addicted to fully immersion VR just insane.

Also when they transfer the stack memory into the host brain they never have conflict with the prior owners memories and self. are they somehow able to wipe away a person's consciousness from the brain.

those are just a few problems a very few that should arise but that don't so that's why I called this an idyllic world. because anything that can go wrong does not go wrong.

  • The Feedback Loop: Books 1-3

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Soundbooth Theater
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 406
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 388

Quantum Hughes has been a gamer for most of his life. Trapped in an online world, he lives his days on repeat, fighting the same killer NPCs and playing out the same story line again and again. Then he receives a message from a mysterious woman named Frances Euphoria which sparks a humorous, action-packed adventure across multiple online fantasy worlds.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Chris on 01-31-18

Not really a litrgp till book 3

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

Reviewed: 08-27-18

Yes these books take place in a video game but Not in an RPG. In an RPG the character gets XP which rises his level and grows stronger, smarter and faster. Which would have been way better because he would have had a leg up and could have been strong. Which would have made more since as to how how would be capable and productive to the team. Even in book 3 there really is only the bare bones of a leveling system. There is no point allocation just they have moved from level 1 to level 2. I mean 8 years of non stop fighting he should have been a beast.
These books are filed of missed opportunity. They should have been 16 hours then maybe he could have filled in some of the hole in the characters background. which would make his motivation make more since. For the whole book he is a hair trigger vengeful little man but in the end after all of the bad thing his enemy does to him and he has to contemplate what to do to hurt him back the same way as the enemy has hurt others he is like naw. This just broke the character for me a bit because it was out of character I feel but who know maybe this is some back story that can explain his thought processes better. Also the way he acted so antiquated it was like he was stuck in the game for 50 year not 8.
Spoiler Alert. It was so annoying about his weapon. He has a weapon that talks to him and every time it does he is like who said that every time right after he equips it. Dude get a clue.

Also how can the villain literally get away with mass murder without any consequence, but the hero literally can't get away with eating a burrito. let a lone helping a guy die in self defence while barely being able to move a pinky. I just need some kind of logic in this world.

  • A Trap for the Potentate

  • The Dark Herbalist, Book 3
  • By: Michael Atamanov
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,066
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,063

The great hunt is over. In the end, Timothy managed to keep his invaluable prize. A victory? Perhaps. But glory and adrenaline are very powerful narcotics, and tolerance builds quickly. Once deprived of them, life immediately becomes gray and bleak. What's more, his beautiful lover is beginning to transparently hint that she could find herself a more interesting beau. What is a talented player to do in this case? The solution suggests itself: rush headlong into the most dangerous adventures, taking risks and walking the blade of a knife.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • a great story until the cough out at the end

  • By Cory on 03-16-18

Is it me or are the getting shorter

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Don't get me wrong I like these books but it seems like they are getting shorter and costing more what's up with that. he's like to be reverse of Brandon Sanderson where his books getting longer and cost less.

All that a side this was an excellent installments in the series the ending has a great twists I wonder where he woke up next the story so I will be picking up the next installment. I do think that I would have made them tell the girlfriend the truth about the AI calling.

  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints

  • By: Larry Correia, John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,524
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,515

A larval Great Old One is growing day by day in power and just about ready to pop. If Chad Gadenier can't convince "the powers that be" to get involved, not only New Orleans, but the entire world, is going to fall under the power of the nastiest of nasties. Now on the outs with the US government and in exile from his usual job of saving the world, Chad must rally the forces of light against the coming darkness. The problem is one guy with a sword and a sub-gun isn't going to solve this one. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By MarkNJP on 10-25-18

Always love this series

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

The Monster Hunter series with Chad are my favorites besides the one about Frank's. Probably was my favorite mainly because cause of the environment. the City of New Orleans was an awesome place and a horrible place to be a Monster Hunter. The ability to act in the open and the support of the city. Is what makes these book great. The only think I would have done differently is tell the MCB to shove off and clean up there own mess. Spoiler alert: I wish he went into more detail about how the incompetent agent died. and I would have gladly told him to go into that building just so the problem could be solved. but I also would have probably made him died because he would not see sense about going big are going home. There also needed to be consequences for the agent who has Chad taken. it just would have been more satisfying every story. that being said this was my least favorite of the Chad series but still one of my favorites of the monster hunter series.

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  • The Skin Map

  • Bright Empires, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Simon Bubb
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 428

Kit Livingston's great-grandfather appears to him in a deserted alley during a tumultuous storm. He reveals an unbelievable story: that the ley lines throughout Britain are not merely the stuff of legend or the weekend hobby of deluded cranks, but pathways to other worlds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Bad, Better Potential

  • By Troy on 03-17-15

This was a good book

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

Reviewed: 08-22-18

This book was interesting. I just wish that it was more involved. the main character didn't really do much at all. While on the other hand, his girlfriend didn't locked in her time in the past becoming somebody capable. she grew as a character and became an all around better person. I wish that the main character had that same kind of growth throughout the story. I think I can tell where the story is going to go from here in the respects of Adele relationship they going to eventually hook backup ironically.

In the end well he could be better I like this story and we can read the next installment.