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  • Bunker Core

  • Core Control, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Seiple
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Wynne might have been human once. It's hard to say. Now he's a bunker core, a nanomachine controller responsible for an entire complex. Of course, the place is a bit wrecked. And the world outside is in ruins. And he's pretty sure that whoever put him here is going to come looking for him at some point....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad, could be longer

  • By Venture on 03-13-19

Glorious

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

Reviewed: 03-20-19

MC didn't woe is me.

didn't cry about having to kill people who would have killed him.

wasn't stupid just so he could get stuck in a particularly large plot hole

just booms, bangs and murder. hooray!

end of rant-

  • Skysworn

  • Cradle, Book 4
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 391

With his duel fast approaching, Lindon is locked away in prison. As a Blackflame, he is too dangerous to remain free. The Skysworn, protectors of the Empire, have imprisoned him to keep him under control until the day of his promised fight arrives. When it does, he will face Jai Long. But a new danger approaches the Empire, closer every day. Only the Skysworn stand between the people of the land and total annihilation. And Lindon may be forced to join them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great One!

  • By Hannah Beach on 03-08-19

coming of age

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

rant and spoiler warning.

the problem with coming of age tales is that eventually you want the MC to you know . . .come of age.

after being maimed because of his mentor and adopted family he meekly rolls over and accepts that is was necessary?! still?! despite there being about 100 ways it could have been avoided. this is bloody book 4 and he is still a trusting meek minion. infuriating

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soulsmith

  • Cradle, Book 2
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 567
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 533

Outside Sacred Valley, ancient ruins rise from the earth, drawing sacred artists from miles around to fight for the treasures within. Lindon has reached Copper, taking the first step on the road to power, but the warriors of the outside world are still far beyond him. To advance, he turns to the arcane skills of the Soulsmiths, who craft weapons from the stuff of souls. But with new powers come new enemies, and Lindon soon finds himself facing an entire sect of Golds. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Larry Buckmaster on 12-29-18

good book

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

good world with good magic system

minus 1 star for stupid mc *he is 15 so it's forgivable-ish

and minus 1 star for being under 8 hours

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Unsouled

  • Cradle, Volume 1
  • By: Will Wight
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706

Sacred artists follow a thousand Paths to power, using their souls to control the forces of the natural world. Lindon is Unsouled, forbidden to learn the sacred arts of his clan. When faced with a looming fate he cannot ignore, he must rise beyond anything he's ever known...and forge his own Path.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He don’t need no stinkin’ badge

  • By Don Gilbert on 02-16-19

MC is an idiot

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

Reviewed: 03-13-19

MC is an idiot but it is forgivable since he is 15. the most skipable part is Serial, ham fisted info dumps always offend me

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • War Aeternus: The Beginning

  • By: Joshua Swayne, Charles Dean
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays Soundbooth Theater
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724

Lee is a quiet and unassuming office worker who leads a life of solitude, comfort, and routine. Day in and day out, he shuts off his brain, keeps his head down, and goes about doing his job and minding his own business. That is, he does until a drunken god shows up randomly one day and whisks him off into another world, demanding that Lee serve as his pawn in a game between the gods. Now, trapped in a completely different world full of danger, magic, and creatures, Lee has to figure out how to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • For Beginners.

  • By Austin on 09-30-18

just don't understand

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

stupid premise, stupid mc and even a stupid sidekick.

even mr Hays is sup par with his horrific Arnold Schwarzenegger impression

  • Patch 17

  • By: G. Akella
  • Narrated by: Zach Villa
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790

A new update arrives to the ultra-popular online game, Realm of Arkon. With Patch 17, the level of immersion experienced by players in their gaming capsules has made virtual reality indistinguishable from the real world. But every gamer's dream becomes a nightmare for Roman Kozhevnikov after he gets confined to Arkon against his will. And not just to Arkon, but to its deadliest zone - Demon Grounds. Playing - or rather living - as his character Krian, it's not just about survival for Roman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Usual LitRPG book, but interesting

  • By Steve on 02-15-17

typical

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

litrpg where lvls don't matter as in lvl 65 vs lvl 300 is a not a problem with a idiot mc

  • Guild Master

  • A LitRPG Adventure (Tower of Power, Book 1)
  • By: Ivan Kal
  • Narrated by: Ryan Burke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152

Morgan used to be a pretty normal guy. He went to college by day and played online games by night, leading his guild into new conquests - until he got hit by a car and a dude wearing a wet suit appeared in front of him. The man offered him a new chance at life in a world he had created, a world with similar rules to the games Morgan loved to play. There is the promise of great rewards and power, he says, if Morgan manages to complete the Tower of Power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • worth the credit.

  • By clinton on 02-26-19

YA novel

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

22 y/o male who thinks and acts like a 15 y/o + copy paste senario's from other litrpg books

I wish ratings still mattered

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • A Throne of Bones

  • Arts of Dark and Light, Book 1
  • By: Vox Day
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Daw
  • Length: 31 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

In Selenoth, the race of Man is on the ascendant. The ancient dragons sleep. The ghastly Witchkings are no more; their evil power destroyed by the courage of Men and the fearsome magic of the Elves. The Dwarves have retreated to the kingdoms of the Underdeep, the trolls hide in their mountains, and even the savage orc tribes have learned to dread the iron discipline of Amorr's mighty legions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A realistic fantasy with military emphasis

  • By carol g. on 02-28-19

good book in here somewhere

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

Reviewed: 03-04-19

hoping from character to character *at least 5* with no introduction. whole 10 minute stretches of this new character that you don't care about, doing nothing. wtf. 31 hour book gets shortened when you skip these terrible characters to get back to the good ones

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Two Week Curse

  • Ten Realms, Book 1
  • By: Michael Chatfield
  • Narrated by: Todd Menesses
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,209

Thrust into an unknown, unwanted situation, most would feel panic, fear anger, and fall into chaos. Erik and Rugrat are not immune to those feelings, but they have stepped into chaos so many times, it is simply a different challenge. Two weeks ago, Erik lost his legs and his arm. Today he got a message. "You have been randomly selected to join the Ten Realms. One may choose to ascend the Ten Realms, thereupon making a request to the Gods of the Realms. Only those who are Level 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 may ascend to the next realm. Fortune favors the strong!”  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Expected

  • By Jason P Lebeau on 02-19-19

6 stars

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

Reviewed: 02-28-19

good book with an OP hero. narrator voice for Eric is a dead ringer for JK simmons

bonus star for book length

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,114

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

bit of bobiverse

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

Reviewed: 02-25-19

but with a bit more woe is me and political whining from the MC. 30 seconds skip is helpful