Orson

Paragon Society Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
Series: Paragon Society Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (466 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Orson Reid: college freshman, gamer, and quite possibly the legendary boogeyman of the magical world. And you thought your life was weird. 

It all started the night Orson kissed his best friend, Elyse, and she kissed him back. Yes, the kiss was life-changing, but in ways Orson never could have imagined. It seems he contracted a "virus" that is making him taller, faster, and stronger. But his life doesn't go completely off the rails until the night Elyse shows up at his house, strips out of her clothes, and shape-shifts into a giant cat - a panther, to be exact. 

Now, instead of preparing for his freshman year of college, Orson is tossed head first into a world where shape-shifters, magic, and monsters are real. A world ruled by the secretive Paragon Society, a group that enforces magical law with brutal efficiency. 

And if all that wasn't enough for one guy to deal with, Orson may just be the Ollphiest, the legendary monster that even monsters fear.

©2017 David Delaney (P)2019 Tantor

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Great book with a sucky ending.

Through out reading this book I found it to be quite fascinating and a very good story unfortunately I tend to rate things by how they end. And unfortunately this book had a totally down beat ending. And I know not every store you can have a happy ending but you know what I just skip those books and just read the ones that I like. If you can’t enjoy a story why dedicate your time to reading it unless of course you’re a masochist. I’ll probably go ahead and get the next book and to see if it improves any. The way this book ended in a downward spiral I don’t know if I have any hopes for it.

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good book

good plot with characters that were well-developed and sets up a series quite well. it was refreshing to find a recent fantasy book that did not overdue the romance. I'm so over the Harem thing.

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More of a YA book … a disappointment.

I don't remember the description of this book containing any information about it being a YA book. Perhaps the author didn't intend for it to be one, but, unfortunately, it is. Thin plot, one-dimensional characters and a story that was just too coincidental.

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The story and the narrator were perfect

First thanks Mr Delaney for writing this fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Matt Godfrey really was the perfect choice to narrate this book. He has got 18 year old sarcastic boy down. Lol. His feminine voices were similar sounding but he aged them. Elyse sounded like a teenaged girl. Aunt Tina sounded older and Mrs Kelly sounded like a mom. If you want a quick fun listen I really just recommend this book

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amazing loved it, would deff recommend it

absolutely love this book I cannot wait to listen to the next one. love how the story unfolds and keeps you hooked for more

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Terrific shifter book!

Orson by David Delaney and narrated Matt Godfrey is not your average shifter book! Jordan is a teen that finds out he is a shifter in a very unique way! How he became a shifter is also very unusual! There is nothing normal about shifters in this book especially Orson! He is the monster of the monsters! But he really is a nice guy! It is a great book that is totally different and clever, sprinkled with humor, lots of fun fantasy, and great friendship! The narration was performed perfectly!

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fun to the last page

excellent story fast paced, lots of chippy, nerdie humor, only disappointment was it had to end! first time listening to Matt Godfrey and absolutely made me a fan

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Awesome

I love to discover an author that spins an amazing tale..can’t wait to listen to the next book..a great read and worth the price of admission!

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Orson

Enjoyed this book! Enchanting main character. Action packed and eventful. great story and good readers! Good imagery. story's like this make fantasy worth listening to! Orson was a wear bear!

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  • 02-27-19

Wonderful! A Feel-Good Action-Packed Adventure

This is a great book that probably falls more inline with YA, but it serves as a great break from the harem fantasy novels that are flooding the gamelit genre. The story and narration are wonderful with an overall feel-good vibe. There is innocent teen romantic development and little if any cursing. Limitations on romance, graphic violence and language are not something I search for in a book, but it's certainly a refreshing change of pace. I'm glad I went into this book without realizing it was probably geared toward YA. Otherwise I may have passed it by and missed out on a great listen. If you're even considering this title, do yourself a favor and just buy it. It's absolutely an edge of your seat story that you'll want to finish in a single listen!

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  • 11-08-19

Awesome Orson

Loved it from page 1 through to the end. Can’t wait for the next one. Thank you David Delaney - where did you think this story up?!?!

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  • 02-11-20

it had potential, but fell short.

the beginning felt great, middle was doing good and the everything close to the ending just made it meh. narrator did a great job to keep me listening but the material didnt wasnt good enough to want me to continue.