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Contains all three books of The Desert Sequence: Desert Runner, Desert Born, and Desert Storm.  

Follow NPC Maddie on her journey of self-discovery, which takes her through the deadly desert plains to the inner programming that makes her who she is.

©2018 Dawn Chapman (P)2018 Dawn Chapman

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  • Raul
  • Paraguay
  • 05-23-18

Definitely a... different litrpg

Well, in my opinion it wasn't really much of a litrpg. There was the vr game and all, the stats were rarely talked about, no level ups, no skill progresion or spells. Puatera is supposed to be a magic based game, but we see more tech than magic, and the magic we do see isn't really described in the game's context. Overall it's more like a scifi/fantasy book rather than a litrpg. The suffering and pain, along with the adictive health potions are too real for it to be a game. All that said the story is still interesting and keeps your attention as well as entretain you. I'm interested in seeing where it's headed.
  I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Awesome Series!!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this series! It was well written with all kinds of twists and turns. You can't help but love the main character. From the beginning this series pulled me in and didn't let go until the last word! The narration was wonderfully done as well. Andrea Parsneau did an awesome job giving each voice it's own distinction and inflicted emotion when called for. I would highly recommend this series to those who enjoy Lit RPG! It original and refreshing!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Solid Story with Great Narration

I highly recommend this story. The plot gets a little bit crazy at certain points but overall I had a good time listening. Whatever missing audio issues there were appear to have been fixed by the time I listened.

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For fans of litrpgs and gamelit alike

A lot of fun listening to story through the eyes of an NPC instead of a player. Lots of fun moments and colorful language keeps you wanting to see what's going to happen next, hopefully we see more soon. Parsneau does a great job and kept me interested with how she kept the tone of the story. Def an enjoyable listen. I received a this free book in exchange for my honest review

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  • Donald
  • GRAFTON, IL, United States
  • 04-25-18

A nice surprise...

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Let's start by saying that I enjoyed this book. The narration was top notch. Andrea Parsneau did a fantastic job in conveying emotion and adventure. On to the story. For LitRPG fans, this is light on the stats..just enough to let you know they're there. That's fitting for this story, which is a nice change from similar novels. I liked that the story revolved around a NPC, which is becoming more aware. There were just enough twists and turns to keep the story moving, and I look forward listing to the author's other work. I don't give away much plot in my reviews, but I will say it's a solid adventure, and I enjoyed it. Worth the listen.

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wanting more!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

this book was so good I'm just so sad it was so short definitely enjoy the narrator definitely enjoyed the story is one of these types of books that you can easily listen to a couple of times and still enjoy it every time I want more thank you thank you thank you.

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Interesting take on a virtual world

I thought this was a pretty interesting take on this genre. I feel like the first 2/3 fit together pretty well but part 3 felt really different. This is where it started getting into some really interesting aspects of the world.. but then it was over. I understand why this was the case as our knowledge of the world grows with Maddie's but it felt quite jarring to me.

Personally, I think I would have enjoyed the story more if the first 2/3 was condensed and the last part was expanded on. I thought that Maddie's character building was important but things she learns towards the end of part 2 / start of part 3 and things that happen in part 3 were much more interesting and I wanted to know more! Unfortunately how things end (though they do tie up many loose ends) leaves you hanging. I wouldn't say it leaves as a cliffhanger but there is definitely unresolved story. Hopefully there will be a continuation of this series. If so, I will definitely check it out.

Excellent narration by Andrea Parsneau! I have no complaints here. I would not have a problem listening to more works narrated by Andrea.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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This NPC Is a lot more, so is the story

These are the third to fifth books I’ve read/listened to by this author and I can’t wait to listen to another. I first listened to Jessica’s Challenge then Dahlia’s Shadow.
All the books in the series are ones I would listen to again.

Maddie is a self-aware NPC. Although she has a difficult time going against her programming, it is possible. Throughout these books, Maddie learns a lot about the truth about herself (one of which I found awkward at first, but then it started to make sense) and the world of Puatera. These books have a story thread separate from the other Puatera books, until near the end when we gets hints how they will merge.

Book 1: Desert Runner
Maddie is a Desert Runner. She accepts high risk retrieval jobs for pay. She’s getting paid well for this job, but soon learns why all other desert runners before her declined this job. Constantly in pain from an old trauma, she has little choice now but to take her unwanted passenger with her, across dangerous Tromal breeding grounds, to his destination to complete this job.

Book 2: Desert Storm
Maddie and Alex learn the food supply usually given to the Tromal is not enough to get them through the birthing season. The local people’s lives are now at risk. After learning more about the Tromal, Maddie gathers the other desert runners in an attempt to gather enough food for them. To add to the troubles, they find a stolen Tromal egg and there is a herd of zombie cattle.

Book 3: Desert Born
Maddie finds out that, after she’s safely delivered Alex to his destination, he’s been beaten up and not completed his quest. Feeling compelled to help, she assisted him on his quest. They soon learn there is little choice but to go back to the desert and search out the Tromal or everything they know shall be threatened.

These are the first to third books I’ve listened to by this narrator ( Andrea Parsneau ) and I would listen to another. She does a great voice for Maddie. In fact, she does all the voices really well. Her narration brings the characters and story to life. The books are great, but her narration is also why I could hardly stop listening until the books were done.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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Puatera Box Set Box 1-3

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

As a new reader/listener to this genre, I loved the storyline. Virtual Reality seems fascinating to me and I would think that if you are already a fan of the genre, you would love these books.
I actually started this series with book 6 as a free copy and the author was gracious enough to provide me with the beginning! I can't thank her enough! I decided to wait with reviewing #6 until I've read the others.
I know someone who will love these books & I will be passing this author's name along.
Now on to book 4!

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VERY COOL!!

I'm reviewing the Box Set (Books 1-3) (as a whole).
I'm very new to this genre, so I can't necessarily comment or review that aspect of the story, but as an audiobook loved the story, very well done and I loved the narration, really liked it! I loved the virtual reality world created, and it was super fascinating. I think any fan of the genre would love this. Lots of action, I was interested from beginning to end :)
I thought this was very well done, and now I"m on to listen to #4!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Allan
  • 05-05-18

Good basic story with good twists

This is a good book with some really good twist but there are number of places where the book seems to be not working correctly end of book 2 Seems to jump missing A large amount of the story out and at the end of book 3 repeats part of the story at the start of the book 3 which is quite annoying As I’m not sure if I’m missing the end of the book I would guess from three books I’ve listened to that this would have a least another three books in the series if they are ever written

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  • John
  • 09-25-18

Puatera online box set

Dawn Chapman is a author with great insight experience and talented and with the narration skills of Andrea Parsneau who is one of my favorite narrators her voice acting is brilliant and talented she makes the characters in this books come alive 5 stars a must to add to your audible library.