• Fimbulwinter

  • Daniel Black, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,866 ratings)

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Fimbulwinter

By: E. William Brown
Narrated by: Guy Williams
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Publisher's Summary

Summoned to a world in the midst of apocalypse, Daniel Black would have his hands full just staying alive. Add in refugees, desperate soldiers, scheming nobles and a pair of thoroughly wicked witches, and life is going to be very busy indeed. Good thing he has magic of his own to even the scales. But will even that be enough?

©2014 E. William Brown (P)2016 E. William Brown

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GIVE ME BOOKS 4, 5, 6, ..... GIVE ME MORE!!!!!!!!

This book was Delicious!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED THIS book and the other 2 on Kindle!!! and as I thought I would, I LOVED THIS BOOK IN AUDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! WHEN AM I GOING TO GET THE REST OF THE BOOKS?!?!?!?!??????!!!!!!!!! I WANT MORE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like books 4, 5, 6, ... etc. ......
Ok ok, I'll stop with the simple praise and I'll Try to be more technical lol. It's a good story that deals with the analytical part of my brain that wants to explore more worlds and wonder about what would happen if we Truly could do ANYTHING... Oh, and how interesting life could be if we could be if we could explore and grow in such worlds... maybe I'm just greedy lol. I like the hesitant yet growing love, the action scenes, the thoughtful action, the considerations, the desire to grow and protect, ... I simply love the story that I've read and reread on Kindle and I'm both grateful and happy to hear it now on Audible. ^~^ I'm constantly looking on kindle daily for the continuation of the story..... Sir. E. William Brown..... May I PLEASE have some more? ^~^ ^~^ ^~^
I'm also cool with the voice actor. Yes, I wasn't crazy about how he pronounced the female voices at first, especially Avilla, and felt that the main characters voice should've been deeper...BUT!!! I've seen the voices for the females Improved Greatly and I've grown to like and love the voice for the main characteras he is now. ^~^ Give me more and I'll happily buy them ^~^

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Alright

Like the idea and the story it created. It started pretty strong but fell off a little for me when it started becoming about sex and adventure instead of adventure with a sex scene here and there

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The reviews are pretty spot on.

There is a lot of overly sexual content within the book, but it makes sense. I'm not really sure why the negative reviews act like it's misogynistic when a huge part of the book is the time it's in. Basically the main character is a man who is plunged into a magical world and becomes a wizard. He has two women he's charged to protect, one being a witch who took control of a succubus and the other a golem who was made from the essence of Aphrodite. You can understand then why there are quite a few sexual scenes within the book.

I would say that both the plot and the use of sexual content are a little lacking, but it's a fun listen anyway. This isn't a book that's going to make you more intelligent for listening to it, but it will entertain you. If you aren't a fan of erotic themes and a story that mainly targets an open audience that isn't super PC, I don't think you'll have a problem. Again it's a book that you have to take with a grain of salt and not buy into too much of what is said. It's kind of like watching fantasy tv shows and understanding that people don't act as they do in the show.

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Great story, not so great performance

Would you try another book from E. William Brown and/or Guy Williams?

Yes I will be reading any book E. William Brown puts out. No it is not likely I will listen to anything else by Guy even if he narrates the next Daniel Black books

What did you like best about this story?

The great story with wonderful and creative magic

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Guy Williams?

Tess Irondale, she was great in Good Intentions and is very good as switching between male and female characters

Do you think Fimbulwinter needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It already has 2 and it looks like its going to get more

Any additional comments?

In my opinion the voices for the main female characters are poorly done and ruined the audiobook for me. If there is no change in narrator or addition of a female narrator then I will not be getting the next books

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If you are looking for a geek's erotic story...

This story falls flat after the first few chapters. It held promise but soon went just to talk of boning and creating magic. No limitation god play written by an amateur with just little a touch of RP experience.

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Bad Self Insert

This reads like the worst kind of self insert wish fulfillment. The author needs to seriously face his misogyny. I would not be surprised to find out that this author is a Men's Rights activist.

Every female character wants to sleep with the protagonist except for his wife who cheated on him because reasons and then got him arrested and got a restraining order because something something the legal system is unfair to men.

Also he easily creates an infinite mana amulet by converting matter into energy and his first attempt at at a healing amulet gives him literally infinite sexual stamina, which is good because every female character instantly wants to sleep with him because something something feudal society. Also there's a pair of witches who basically need regular sex to live.

Also through the course of the book the protagonist repeatedly espouses the belief that women only sleep with you when they want things, but he's ok with it now in this fantasy world because they want to exchange sex for him protecting them from monsters, where as his evil wife wanted a car or an expensive vacation. Who would ever want to cheat on or leave someone who treated you like that?

Get your shit together E. William Brown, get it all together and put it in a back pack, all your shit, so its together.

And if you gotta take it some where, take it somewhere, you know, take it to the shit store and sell it, or put it in the shit museum. I don't care what you do, you just gotta get it together.

Get your shit together.

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Be careful of the "raving" reviews

I haven't even finished chapter 1 but I just couldn't continue. The writing was terrible, so terrible.

The plot doesn't flow. It's rigid and forced. It is so that an encounter would end the way the author wanted. The plot goes somewhat like this: Describe an absurdly unrealistic bad day to setup an encounter with a deity, who gives you powers that you readily accept and have mastery of. Get transported to a brand new world and start a conversation with the lady there like it was just another regular day. That's basically what I read and I started to hate it. I went back to the reviews, searching for the reason for the high ratings. I regret not looking deeper in the reviews and then maybe, I may have avoided this mistake.

If you're looking for a person being transported into a new world, try "Nightlord" or "Off to be a Wizard".

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This is just pornography

This might have been an ok story but it is just pornography. This is the worst thing I have gotten from audible.

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Adolescent male fantasy wish-fulfillment fluff

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The author, I suppose. It's clearly entirely a manifestation of his pubescent fantasies.

Have you listened to any of Guy Williams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narration of this book was perfectly fine. I found Guy WIlliams' voice, cadence, and character acting to be pleasant enough, considering the material he had to work with.

Any additional comments?

Where to even begin?? Imagine that you are playing a typical fantasy RPG on your computer, and you enter a cheat code at the beginning that gives you unlimited power, invulnerability, and maxes out all your stats. Then you start playing the game at the beginning and blow through the story without any real conflict or challenge. That's basically what this book was, and every bit as boring and unengaging.

The main character of this book is, effectively, a god-like being with no limitations and a genius intellect. He's a fearless warrior, tactician, and general, an inventor, an architect, an engineer, an MD, a geologist, and a historian. Why does he have all of these natural abilities and limitless knowledge of any and every situation he's presented with? Because he used to play a lot of video games. I kid you not.

Every female character in the book is a 2-dimensional caricature who's only real purpose is to find themselves in dangerous situations requiring rescue and to fall in love with the protagonist. Oh, and naturally all the women in this medieval fantasy world are aggressively sexual and accommodating to our protagonist. The only dialogue to speak of is the protagonist mansplaining things to his entourage.

There was not a single moment in this book that made any of the characters feel real or allowed for any type of connection with the protagonist. It was juvenile, misogynistic, self-indulgent tripe, and I can only assume that the author is a computer programmer (since that's what the protagonist was prior to his 'adventure') who writes a lot of bad fan fiction. I would not recommend this book to anyone.

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A hot sticky mess, give this one a pass

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Brown writes with the wonder and delight of a 12 year old who just woke up from his first wet dream. He knows very little about human sexuality beyond what he has gleaned from internet porn.

I'm not one to shy away from a sexually charged story however I require realism to enjoy it. From start to finish the absurd one dimensional female characters are objectified by the misogynistic ramblings of the author.

The main protagonist begins the story with god mode turned on and proceeds to copulate with a never ending stream of sword and sorcery stepford wives, the end.

I want my credit back, I can't believe this book was on goodreads LitRPG list.

The narrator did a good job with a bad assignment, kudos to him I would listen to another book read by him.

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  • Voyager
  • 02-20-17

Brilliant

Excellent writing, super narration and a terrific read.
Nothing more needs to be said except, on to number 2.

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  • B. Kilcoyne
  • 10-02-16

Disappointing

Characters were slightly interesting but it was. Sadly More a soft porn story than adventure.

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  • Jason K
  • 06-08-21

Some interesting elements but juvenile

It was marred by a thin plot and overly juvenile sexual indulgences. I’m by no means a prude and don’t mind strong sexual themes but this seemed like a teenagers wet dream. Ironically, it lacked adult enough expression.
Writing is sloppy and sometimes moved far to quick. I did like the concepts and magic scheme that was being developed. By the end of it I started to warm to the character but I don’t think I’ll pursue this series any further.

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  • Skyla
  • 03-01-19

Really?

Didn't like the references to being attracted to young girls (what ever time); didn't like the female voices we're secondary to the all powerful men.... Didn't like the narrators attempt at a female voice making them sound like a children's nasalise Muppet character.. couldn't finish it.

When the book started I thought the main character was a looser and he was....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-21

A Incel's Isekai

hahahahahaha

This reads like the first attempt of a teenager with victim complex. It is a trashy power fantasy but edgier because the author talks about rape and stuff I guess. Also the fucking Norse gods beating the Greeks I sincerely doubt that ever happening in that books metaphysics.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-18

Fun for grown ups

I wasn't too sure to start of with but I was sold by the end. This one is not for the faint hearted or prudish as the content is quite honestly so outlandish it left me shocked in some places.

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  • Ricky Halvorsen
  • 10-07-22

Really great story, but...

The story was pretty good, it keeps you wanting for more, the only thing I would complain about, the writing sometimes is not that fluid, specially in the conversation between the characters. And lastly, even Guy Williams narration is pretty good he should really work on his female voices a bit more.

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  • Daryl peter lambrou
  • 09-21-21

Epic

Epic series I keep coming back and listening Again and again just a shame it’s been stoped

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  • Tarcha
  • 08-26-18

Good Story

I was initially turned off by the older literary name and book cover but there was a lot of word of mouth so I tried it.
And I was happily surprised.
The MC is OP but because he is flawed and makes bad choices it doesn’t mean he wins everything perfectly.
My main criticism would be hat he knows a lot about every topics — I wish I had acquired half his common knowledge — but this doesn’t really break the book.

I haven't heard of Guy William's work before but I was amazed by this narrator and really enjoyed how he made sure to keep each player distinct.

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  • Melanie Stevenson
  • 04-19-21

A nerdy binary hetero male gamers fantasy

After enjoying the Dragon's Blade Trilogy and the trilogy of books that make up The Raveling I had high hopes for Fimbulwinter. Unfortunately I couldn't make it past chapter 3. Only recommended if you are a lonely gamer dude that wants to live out your fantasy of escaping to a world where you are the apex, and women are one dimensional and apparently always 'wet' for you.

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  • Kadlin
  • 05-26-19

Difficult as an Audio Book

The amount of erotica overshadows the story in audio format. The protagonist forgets morality easily, can overcome anything with minimal effort and builds up a harem with frightening speed.

I usually accept a degree of these topics in this genre, however in this case it detracts from a potential interesting story. In audio format it's difficult to gloss over the erotica component and focus of the story.

If you enjoy this style then this might be the book for you. I'd recommend using headphones though due to the adult topics.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-30-17

Yes yes Yes omg

This book is the best thing ever I loved every second of this book totally a Ma 15+ book and I want more of it so much more plz ..