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Cultivating Chaos

VeilVerse: Cultivating Chaos, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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Ash led a very normal life by his own standards. It had its ups and downs, much like anyone else’s. Being a talented martial artist had definitely been an up, while high school as a whole was a down. His own father was not a great role model, and his uncle was everything he wanted to be.  

To Ash, it felt like a very normal life. Right up until he was literally pulled into a portal that spat him out into another world. One that was full of martial arts. And martial artists who could use magic. To set the very air on fire with a punch or to turn their skin hard as diamonds. To fly through the air, if they had enough power. A world where the strong ruled and the weak died.  

Three years of living his life as one of the citizens, those without power, and Ash has figured out how to survive with his adoptive family and a lot of persistence. His goals in life have become to give back to those who gave to him. And he’d do whatever he had to to do that.  

Except Ash is about to get his life turned around again. Turned around and altered completely. He’s about to discover a treasure from a time long lost. Forgotten. A treasure that is going to change his destiny and give him another direction to go. If he wants it.  

A cultivator.  

This is a VeilVerse novel. Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2018 William D. Arand (P)2018 William D. Arand

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Amazing

This book kept me enthralled from start to finish another outstanding title form William D. Stand and Andrea Parsneau absolutely killed it on her performance can’t wait for book 2

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Finally

I've been waiting for such an entertaining book. It follows the path of the martial artist within Xianxia novels, yet holds true the aspect of a teenage American. Keep it up.

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Good Story

I like the way this one was told, though fast paced and the main character never seems to run into a problem where he doesn't just walk right through whatever's standing in his way, might be interesting to see how it develops into the next book.

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Grab some popcorn, this is a good one....

This book is just plain fun. I found it to be similar but also very different than some of the other books that Arand has written. It's a great boo with fun characters that you can't help but to like with an compelling story that makes you want to keep on reading. I can't wait until the next book in the series.

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killer just killer,

I've been a fan of William D Arand for a few years now and it seems his stories just get better and better. Definitely worth a listen if your a fan, and a solid place to start if your not

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I love this book

A bit much of only girls in my party and they are all mine vibe, but other then that I loved it.
A bit more of a deep dive in to making and building stuff and less looking at girls and it would have been a clean 5/5

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I need the next book

Hay please can you get the same narrator she is amazing please please I hope she can get the next book out I LOVE THIS SEREIS I NEED MORE

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William D. Arand Strikes Again

I've read just about everything this guy has written and it is all very well-constructed and thought out. Just the right balance of humor and character development. And he has one hell of an imagination.

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Fun Listen. I enjoyed listening to this book.

Lots of fighting in this book. There aren't many slow parts to the story. As in his other books, his female characters are interesting in their differences. That's the good part. The not so good part is that William Arand really likes to write about harems. Which is fine, if not very believable. To be clear, each women's motivation for working with the male protagonist is explained, but why they desire to sleep with him en mass--not so much. But whatever. Maybe it's godly pheromones. The book contains violence, torture, killing, slavery, kidnapping, and swearing--among other vices. Oh and flirting. Sometimes at remarkably inappropriate times. There is one strong, independent female character in the book. But she is shunned by the harem when she defeats the male protagonist in fair competition. It hurts his feelings or something. Eventually she breaks down in tears and he forgives her. Feminists will find this book infuriating.

Andrea did a really great job.

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Outstanding!!

This has got to be one of the best if not the best book I have listened to this year. This is now my favorite author!

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  • Trevis Jervis
  • 01-17-19

Absolutely love this new series, Andreau ftw!

Loved it, and eagerly awaiting the sequel. sincerely wish blaise corvin other veilverse was available on audible.

my first wuxia litrpg fantasy. very clever characters, riveting plot and excellent narration.

my only gripe was Yui voice was anime-ishly high pitched and squeally everytime, and i noticed it every time she spoke, even during her more emotionally heavy moments.

Overall, Andrea Parsneau smashed it, as she normally does and William has created another the sky is the limit power/abilities system, rooted it in very strong world building, and left open tons of mysterious and lore to explore.

this sequel when announce is headed straight to my wishlist.

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  • Maks
  • 01-13-19

Ahh Typical William D Arand(but that’s a good thing)

It starts slowly but then it really pulls you in. The main character is a quite funny guy who fortunately doesn’t act like a unaware of anything little boy, he even says so himself which I found quite funny. I can’t wait to see what will happens in the next book as knowing William he will do another trilogy.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-21-18

slow

I found this book very slow to get going and in the beginning it was my perception that it didn't establish the story or main character that well against the backdrop of the summary ... once into the book though the concepts were interesting if not quite stereotypical.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-20

Ash always has a lack of awarness

He always seem to be lost in his thoughts and dosen't notice when people talk to him or if someone is sneaking up on him. It's really annoying.

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  • James martin housby
  • 05-03-19

Wow just wow

A bit hard to follow at the start but... What a fantastic story. I can't praise enough. Mr Arand you have done it again with another fantastic story in the vile verse.
I just wish there was a book two to dive into.
Andrea parsneau dose a fantastic job with the audio as per usual, each character is brought to life and you feel invested in each character.
All in all simply AWSOM.

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  • kasim
  • 02-07-19

Simply Brilliant

Great Arch and story wonderfully read, eagerly await part 2 ,well recommended to all book worms

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  • Terry
  • 01-27-19

excellent book!

excellent book I am really looking forward to the next one!! the characters are all engaging and the story line compelling.

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  • colum
  • 01-25-19

thoroughly enjoyable!

i had a great time with this book, the magic is interesting the characters are well thought out and easily liked and the story keeps you wanting more!

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  • daniella
  • 01-04-19

hard to put down

loved this book, the story really captures my imagination and I want to hear more,

the only problem was that there seemed to be places that were missed and not included in the story and then picked back up again the next day or hours later and I feel it would have been more engaging to include these parts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-15-18

Loved it!

Huge fan of William D. Arand and Andrea Parsneau. There is a common theme that repeats in most of their books. The main character can be a bit dense though...

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  • John
  • 12-10-18

Cultivating Chaos Awesome

William D Arand show what a talented and skilled author can do with this book it well written and informative the characters a greatly influenced by the MC who started off as a talented mashal artsy and find him self in a new world after a chance discovery his life changed greatly and with the narration talent of Andrea Parsneau the story only got better with Andrea voice acting giving life to all of the characters and story this book is a 12/10 stars I will definitely buy and own this book and the next.☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆.