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Awaken Online: Dominion

Narrated by: David Stifel
Series: Awaken Online, Book 4
Length: 27 hrs and 46 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1,387 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following Jason's evolution into a Keeper, he finds his fledgling city once again in turmoil. A new and deadly enemy threatens the Twilight Throne - one that has no difficulty contending with Jason and the members of Original Sin.

Jason must work quickly to consolidate his city's power. That means securing the villages within the Twilight Throne's influence, finding a steady stream of income, and growing the city's military strength. Even as the group grapples with these changes, they notice that something is stirring up the native undead around the city, although the source of this strange influence is uncertain.

One thing is clear, however. Jason might have evolved, but his enemies have adapted with him. If the Twilight Throne is to survive, the group must grow stronger, and Jason must learn to control his newfound abilities.

Otherwise, the darkness may very well claim them all.

©2019 Travis Bagwell (P)2019 Travis Bagwell

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Just Awful! What happened? WHY?

Ok, I have no Idea why the author ruined this series. If I wanted to read a 13 year old middle school romance novel and drama, I would be reading romance. This book (almost 28 hours long) is a good 15 hours of awful teen drama bad romance. Even the few chapters where the MC levels, he no longer actually plays as an RPG game, he doesn't even city build, he trains in a chamber with his love interest but the training is really just the setting during the entire time its still bitchy romance crap. O and he is a necromancer right?! Nope his units are crap and die so easy, he also gets nerfed so he can't build a skeletal army anymore (point of the entire book so far...) and now he is a melee dark sometimes I cast magic staff monk something or other... Yeah... 20 hours into the book, does he fight a single real enemy… Does he engage in a single real battle... Nope... Does he 20 hours in STILL drama about the girl and constantly whine worse (yes worse) than the twilight novels... YES... I had to set this book down so many times because the bitchy annoying complaining that sounds like it comes from a 13 year old cry baby OMG. I have 2 hours of this book left, If by the end of this book he is STILL bitching about the girl I will never read another book from this author again. So much for the epic LitRPG turned middle school romance series Awaken Online. If I could give this 0 stars for story I would.

18 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Wow

Can't get enough of this series. David Stifel does an amazing job. The world and characters are so entertaining.

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Another fantastic book in this series

I couldn't stop listening. This book really wraps up some of the story lines while introducing others. You will not be disappointed in any way!

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I am excited to check out Frank's story next

This book is a solid addition to the series and I like where it seems like it is going.

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Amazing!!!

Travis has written an amazingly spellbinding story. His characters and the pain they live in is relatable and makes me yearn to live in this world he has created. Way to go!!! I can’t wait to share this journey with you.

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The Auther hates Jason

I mean, maybe I dont know. This book in the series was a roller coaster of good and bad moments for the characters and I absolutely loved it!

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  • Alithea
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 06-11-19

Bagwell scores!

I can't avoid the cheesy homerun metaphors because this is another amazing installment to what has become a fantastic series, topping my favorites list. The writing is great, esp as he develops the relationship between the two main characters despite his introductory message about how terrible he is at flirting.

Added plus, David Stifel does a great job reading it, separating the characters well, and emoting the message with sincerity.

My only complaint is that it isnt longer!

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Darker and Deeper

This latest installment takes us deeper into hardships faced by Jason and friends. It also takes us a bit more into how he meets his challenges and what the darkness means for him. Though certainly not a good place to start the series, it is an excellent continuation for those familiar with the earlier books. It will leave you eagerly awaiting the next book. Highly recommended, just be sure to start with book one.

David Stifel continues his solid performance of the previous books, doing well with conveying feeling in the dialogue.

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Edge of my seat!

I couldn't stop listening to it! It totally captivated my imagination! This series is amazing, and I can't wait till the next book!

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  • Dragonis
  • Blue Springs, MO USA
  • 05-24-19

Awesome!

This has to be my favorite in the series so far. The acceptance of everything has made him even better and I want to see where this brings him both in and out of the game.

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  • Pete
  • 05-29-19

keeps getting better

travis and David deliver in the next part of the story. looking forward to the next part!

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  • Alyn
  • 05-23-19

awesome as usual

loved it just like the rest, although Jason and Riley was so infuriating at the beginning.

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  • Bugeag Sebastian
  • 05-15-19

yeah no !!!

the writer has gone a bit over board with the story no more clever plot twists no more upgrade like action.

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  • Mr Mask
  • 06-19-19

Continued listening

There's a lot to unpick in this one.
The Jason/Riley teenage heart-throb failure to communicate arc was incredibly tiresome. Yes, he's a teenaged boy without much of a clue, but rehashing this tired cliche added nothing to the overall progression of the story.
The court case is a nice addition however Delores Umbridge, sorry I mean, Gloria Ogawa is a cardboard cutout pantomine villain.
The arrival of Thorn and his homeboys was necessary but serves to highlight the problem LitRPG has - main characters become overpowered really fast, and ever increasingly badass antagonists are required to provide any level of danger.
*ding ding ding ding ding ding* Jason had just gained another 14 levels. Are we in a hurry?
Finally, David Stifel is a poor narrator. Yes, this is subjective, but his accents are awful, his pace of speech is incredibly slow and his tone of voice grates. No change to the other books, and nothing against Mr Stifel personally, but he's the main reason I stopped listening to another book series.

Now the good news. This was a solid continuation of the adventure, and Travis Bagwell clearly has plenty of story to tell. This is most excellent. A little less shark-jumping and riding on the back of cliches and this would be most splendid. As it is, it is only "really good".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-13-19

A great new book to the series 👍

i loved the other books Soo much could not wait for this release and it did not disappoint!! the performance was superb! the story carried on nicely saw some of the characters finally start to open up to each other! only down side to this book was I felt like the characters have gone super whiny. and the audio felt a little messy at some points nothing that ruined it though all and all I would recommend this book to anyone!

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  • m ward
  • 05-31-19

a downward turn

ultimately, while still good a good listen, set in an interesting world, this book threw so many challenges against impossible odds, while the "bad" characters were free to wander around with no such challenges of their own and act as they pleased, it came across as too unbalanced - Its not that the main character had so many challenges, but the others did not,
...that Jason and co should fight so hard, for so little, while the Alex side do what they like and get it all.

That and taking a great character with an interesting build and a focus on innovative use and tactical planning, and changing them to a lame melee character was less interesting to listen to, and reminds us all who have played MMOs what a gimped character class that would be.
i found myself thinking, along the way that i'd have just quit that game

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-14-19

Fantasy at it's finest!

This storyline is amazing. Well written and awesome performance. A must read saga.
Thank you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-19

as good as ever<br />

AAA class writer. Still at same level as first book. cant wait to see what happens

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-31-19

Unbelievably good work.

Travis Bagwell is very quickly becoming the #1 name in litRPG. With fantastic world craft and a plot that keeps you hooked in the game and out bluring the lines between good and bad.

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  • Christ
  • 05-29-19

Best of the Best

Greate story, best book of the series since the firat book.
A look in to the human nature and The futuristiska of Deep diverse, nerver the less a true AI.

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  • Isaac G.
  • 05-28-19

brilliant

might be better than the first book very good hits every stride perfectly loved it and where its heading