An Orc at College: A Contemporary Sword and Sorcery Harem Fantasy

Narrated by: Veronica Heart
Series: An Orc at College, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (95 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Magic and Mayhem? Check.

Smoking Hot College Girls? Check.

Enchanted Sunglasses that turn your life into a Dating Sim? Check.

Trorm Coldstorm is a foreign exchange student come to study magic at the arcane academy. Thing is, he's an orc.

Trorm finds himself facing a slew of stereotypes and misconceptions about who, and what, he is. Everyone he meets expects him to be a dumb savage who's just there to play football. But Trorm is not dumb. He's a skilled wizard in his own right, and when he finds himself embroiled in a dark plot by sinister cultists, he'll show everyone just how intelligent and savage he truly is.

©2018 Julian Kindred (P)2019 Julian Kindred

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fun

Good story and solid narration An intelligent Orc foreign exchange student goes to collage to improve his magic. What could go wrong? If you enjoyed "Dan the Barbarian" you will probably like this one too. Warning: story contains tentacle monsters, bunny girls and collage students

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Great voice work

The voice work is awesome and the story is done pretty well, not overly complex but it gets the job done. I really like some of the characters and you really do feel the plight of the main character and really feel a lot of people can understand his situation.

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Good start to a fun fantasy series

This is a (very) quick and quirky story about and Orc named Trormstarting off his life as a foreign exchange student in a human-majority world. His host "mom", doesn't want him at all, but her daughters convince her to give him a chance because it's his only chance at Wizard school. Of course he immediately almost blows, but his exchange sister Abigail wants him to stick around and makes it happen. Trorm suffers many of the cons of being from another world: speciesism, he sticks out due to his size, constantly prejudged as stupid - also, he's a bit socially awkward, not completely grasping the idea of sarcasm or emotions. Orcs aren't generally known for their wizardry (they are mostly fighters) so most people think he's there due to a clerical error. When he tried to make friends, he falls into league with the football star/son of a college department head and things start looking even worse for Trorm. Of course all of the story is crazy over the top, which made it seem even shorter because I think I listened almost straight through. There's a little bit of a mystery feel throughout this short book, and I think that aspect pairs great with fantasy+little bit of romance/sex thing this book has going on. His magical sunglasses are amazing, and I loved that part of this book a bunch. The secondary characters are very entertaining, and there's even a positive LGBTQ-friendly sideline going on (MtF transitioning). I'm not sure that "harem" suits this book so far, unless you consider that his "group" of friends is female. I'll be picking up the next book for sure. The narration was great and I don't remember anything off about it - which is great! Veronica Heart does a fine job, which is always appreciated since they are not all equally good. I look forward to hearing her continue this story! This book was given to me by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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Actually pretty good!

I can't believe that I'm actually going to say this, but this was really a good book. I really did not think that I would be a big fan of a book with an Orc as a main character. While I love fantasy and syfy kind of stuff, Orcs have just never been my fav. But I really did enjoy this book. It was a little on the shorter side, I like my books with a little more meat to them. But even though it was short, it was really well done. I definitely plan on reading more from this author. The narration was also very well done. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. <3 This Book was given to me at my request. I am providing a voluntary review. <3

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Great fun and exciting story!

I saw how highly rated the written story was on Amazon, and thought this sounded like a pretty fun story. I'm very glad I tried it out! Great characters, constant non-stop action, with fun humor throughout the story, and the sex scene wasn't the main theme, just part of the story. So this first time author did a fantastic job making a truly entertaining story. And the narrator did a great job with character voices. I was thoroughly kept enthralled after each chapter, eager to hear the next. Definitely going to continue with this series! Next please!

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Nope nope, just read the book!

holy sht i usually love female narrators going solo on an audiobook but this narrator made me have a headache i gave up halfway through i couldn't take it anymore just going to buy the book and read it

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Great story but the narration needs work

I really enjoyed the story. It’s pretty original and kept me entertained. However the narration needs some work. The narrator used the same inflections in every sentence. It felt very rigid it didn’t flow well at all. The dialog also seemed to be really forced. The accents or different voices of the characters defiantly need some work. But I do give her an A for the effort. All that being said. I did like the story.

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Great book to pick up

Really enjoyed the story and how it had been set up. Since there isn't really many books with Orcs as MCs, this had been a refreshing change of pace. Narration-wise, I may be judging it a bit more harshly since I'm use to a more immersive style (ie Leland King/Andrea Parsneau/etc), but I felt it was fairly flat. It didn't feel like the Narrator had planned much in terms of voices, or sense of flow. Overall, I still plan to continue listening to the story. Though I think I will still continue to hope the Narrator gets more creative with her narrative style for the series.

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As fun as the name implies

I really enjoyed the premise of this book. The action was pretty well paced. The characters were interesting. Orc's learning magic, dating, and playing football...what's not to love? My biggest criticism is more a preference thing. Many of the books with a school/college as central setting that I have loved in the past, (Drew Hayes' Super Powered series for example), give you a full year for the book. I don't think this book covered more than the first week or two. Could have been longer! Narration was strong. (I received a free copy of this book for an honest review)

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A Great Listen!

So first things first: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Now that that is out of the way time to get on with the review. 𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝? 𝐈𝐟 𝐬𝐨, 𝐰𝐡𝐲? Yes I would. Besides it being a good story the narration was good. And highly enjoyable. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐈 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠? The only problem I had with the writing was that sometimes it was jarring when a chapter ended and when the next began it was later. I think it was jarring for me because the chapter would end in a way that made it seem like there was more to the scene so when I would begin the next chapter I would be expecting more from that vein and it would be later and a completely new scene. Just a little jarring for me. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲? ^ The above answer is part of the answer. I am not usually into books where the world is just like the real world (because I use books to escape reality for a bit) with a only a difference or two (like there being magic and fantasy races). However I did like this book. It did remind me of WoW some of the time. 𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠? If I had the time to sit down and listen to it in one go I would. Maybe on a drive to visit family in another state. 𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝑨𝒏 𝑶𝒓𝒄 𝒂𝒕 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒈𝒆 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧? 𝐖𝐡𝐲? Yes, yes I would simply because I liked the story and I do not think I would be bored listening to it a 2nd time. 𝐀𝐧𝐲 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬? I liked the narrator and how she read the book. I was a little surprised at first to hear a female reading a male pov but it works and her voices for other people were awesome. A few of them even matched up to the way I heard them in my mind when I read the book first a while back.

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  • Ryan Pascall
  • 05-29-20

Just a weird, weird book.

I'm finding this a really hard book to review. Not because of the content or the setting (Fantasy is my 'thang' and, while I don't like sexual-content in books I have come to accept it now and it doesn't affect me in any way)but it's one of those weird situations where the book and the narrator are so totally opposed! Story-wise, I have no major complaints. It's a pretty standard fare with a minority character trying to fit in where others feel he shouldn't belong with a cool-kid who's the villain and plenty of hot girls fawning over the new boy. Action is good, the magic is well described and the combat exciting enough but there does seem a significant lack of threat throughout most of the scenes but the underlining mystery of who the 'bag-guy'is works well enough. Sexual-content is explicit and sometimes feels a little over-the-top considering the characters it involves and the setting but I guess this is a world populated by Orcs and Bunny-girls so realism isn't the flavour of the day. My issue with all of this is that, while the narrator is good, she's wholly unsuitable for the role! While she vocalises well and is perfectly listenable (once you get past the strange lift at the end of every word) but when the book is from the perspective of a huge, butch, aggressive alpha-orc, having a feminine voice simply does not work and totally took me out of the book continually throughout. All in all, I can't recommend the book in its current format. If recorded anew with a male narrator I would be happy to increase the overall to 4 but she's just wrong here and I assume she was chosen purely due to her success as a reader of erotica.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 04-02-20

Different but fun

I was given a free code and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Having an Orc as the main character was different but the book was fun and I am looking forward to listening too book 2.