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  • 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 2,420
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,309
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,296

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 Book that Broke Audible

  • By Christian on 06-28-18

good buy

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

still highly repititous, and the first half is dealing with the aftermath of the last book, and all the cascading upgrades. author still pompus, claiming creation of the genre (-1 story star). last half of the books action scenes are vibrant and fun. worth the slog of listening to the same lists over and over (the other -1 story star).

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  • Liespotting

  • Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
  • By: Pamela Meyer
  • Narrated by: Karen Saltus
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 326
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 325

People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The Book is a Lie

  • By Reader on 10-19-12

doesnt deliver on title.

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

Reviewed: 06-03-18

4 hours in. No details, but 500 background stories. author self narrating laughing at her own inane jokes.

  • 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 3,948
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,712

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
  • Fantastic

  • By coy on 01-28-18

shit ending.

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

Reviewed: 05-17-18

bullshit. orbital strikes, time warp, the ending sucks big hairy monkey nutz of scifi crap.

  • 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 7,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,815

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

pulpy

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

two protagonists. no real conflict. mostly booring. ambiguous and ill defined mechanics. essence, cultivation, mana, spirals, fractals. gets lost in its own definitions.

  • 4d6

  • Caverns and Creatures
  • By: Robert Bevan
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
  • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

This is a collection of the fourth six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny enough to make Kim Jung Un laugh.

  • By michael on 08-12-17

more juvenile stuff.

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

you think after 10 books, the characters that I should start to learn how to develop or grow as people. you should be ashamed if this is how you stuck for a year

  • The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 3
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,890
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,529

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
  • AMAZING

  • By pasquil on 07-24-17

entertaining

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

for a nerd who isn't playing video games right now the book series is fun and very analogous to all the best in video games

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  • The Great Gatsby

  • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,873
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,836
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,842

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured

  • By Darwin8u on 04-09-13

dont get it

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

Reviewed: 12-17-17

it's really a struggle to finish. you need to find dedicated time, narrator's voice is boring as hell, I often got distracted by everything around me. the story I felt was pretentious and full of asshats trying to be dicks to each other and then as the story went on there are a couple of honest characters but they get screwed over in the end. I really don't see why this is such a great and famous book that everybody Raves about. Please explain it to me

  • A Wrinkle in Time

  • By: Madeleine L'Engle
  • Narrated by: Hope Davis, Ava DuVernay, Madeleine L'Engle, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,063
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,545
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,544

Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. He claims to have been blown off course and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a "tesseract", which, if you didn't know, is a wrinkle in time. Meg's father had been experimenting with time travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank You for a New Narrator

  • By Patricia on 02-01-12

cheap allegory biblical references

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

Reviewed: 08-31-17

story tried to use every large word it can find in the dictionary. overall story is standard trope good versus evil. The large Brain is represents the adversary controlling Our Lives, neing conquered by love. really don't see why this is a classic

  • Halo

  • First Strike
  • By: Eric Nylund
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373

Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life neutralized. But victory has come at a terrible cost for the UNSC. Thousands of valiant soldiers fell in the battle to prevent the alien construct from falling into the enemy's clutches. Now, everything depends on the Spartan known as the Master Chief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A response, for the honor of Fargo!

  • By Ryan on 04-01-12

could not make it to chapter two

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

Reviewed: 08-22-17

the author sounds like he picked up a thesaurus for every sentence. And the narration while trying to do different voices, gives no actual energy to character their voices. Feels like you just phoned it in.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,570
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,517

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Funny, Clever... a Sci Fi must have

  • By Tim on 06-29-17

fun listen

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

maybe my monkey brain can't understand the innumerable forces at work to allow Joe the ability be at the right place at the wrong time. very tropish ( that means you need to understand all of the science fiction theories out there, or you're going to get lost) but it goes from mediocre to entertaining when you find Skippy

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