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Champion for Hire Audiobook

Champion for Hire: Portals of Infinity: Book One

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Publisher's Summary

William is just your typical engineer fresh out of college with a stressful job, a boring life, and not a lot of prospects of anything better in the future.

Until one weekend while hiking in the woods he stumbles across a portal to another time, or perhaps another place. The more he investigates this new world, the more he realizes that it may just be able to offer him a lot more than the one he's been living in.

However, there are forces at work beyond anything that Will has ever come across before and the local Goddess seems to have taken a liking to him. Will may soon find himself getting an offer and cannot afford to refuse.

©2014 John Van Stry (P)2014 John Van Stry

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    trixie 01-29-17
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    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, A great companion while driving to work
    I will definitely be following this author. Narrator is good too.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Spoon California, USA 01-04-17
    Spoon California, USA 01-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Underlying premise."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Champion for Hire to be better than the print version?

    Probably not. Quite frankly the storage issues with buying books is too great. Even if I liked the series. I do have the Kindle version of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Underlying premise is very good. The fact that there are hidden portals throughout the world where you can travel, and the gods of the various realms in their sphere's of influence, does make a good story. The only issue is there is a little too much "fantasy harem" stuff. I like it as much as any other, but honestly I wish it were tuned down a little


    Which scene was your favorite?

    "The war" scene was my favorite. I like the idea of using historical tactics in a "new world".


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The are infinite dimensions, but where will you find home...


    Any additional comments?

    I honestly liked the book a lot. I like the premise, and the narrator is quite good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 09-03-15
    Steve H. Caldwell Tacoma, WA 09-03-15 Member Since 2017
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    "A fun pulp Fantasy adventure romp."

    I was given a copy of this book by the author, in return for an unbiased review. OK, that being said, I really enjoyed the book. It has got a nice pulp sensibility to it, Like something an early Roger Zelazny or Jack Chalker would have written. unabashedly unpolitically correct, it is as subtle as a dagger to the ribs, in a good way. in a genre that has gotten so PC, the author has decided to write a fantasy that Doc Smith or RE Howard would have been proud to call their own. The story involves, Will, a young engineer on vacation with his friends when he stumbles through a portal to another world. The natives are human, and society seems to resemble the middle ages. He quickly assimilates, and determines on a course he can make money on, by transporting bows of each world to the other, where the handcrafted bows of the fantasy world sell for big money here, while fiberglass bows sell for high prices in the fantasy world. He meets a woman in the Inn he stays in, and starts a relationship with her. He starts taking sword lessons from a local swordsman, and keeps traveling between the worlds, until one day he comes back to earth and can't get back. He ends up at a Ren Faire as a performer, learning different skills, until he is called upon to fulfill his true Purpose. A god calls upon him to be a Champion, and he takes up the Mantle in yet another world, where he meets a queen, fights a war, beds some women, including the Queen, and finds out his true purpose, which is much grander than he knew. I wont say what that is, but it seems to be one I'll be reading the rest of the series to find out. Lots of battle action, solo fights and adventures in this book. The characters are fun, with actual masculine make characters and some actually feminine female ones, as well as some badass women warriors too. There is also magic, Gods that manifest, and a nicely developed set of world, with lots of room to expand the story. I recommend this book to any fans of old Zelazny and Chalker stories, as well as some of the older Heinlein stories, such as Glory Road.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "very good if short book"

    loved it, concept was excellent. fast paced and we'll worded. the story is very original and it draws you in. the narration very good with all sorts of infections.

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    "Absolutely Loved It!"

    Wow i really enjoyed this book. When I read the synopsis I got the impression it was going to be one of those D&D books where some modern guy falls though a hole and appears in a world worthy of a 20 sided die. I listened to the audio clip but it had only humans and they were using some old english words here and there. That was confusing. Where were the elfs? The other thing that struck me as different, was that... the writer and publisher are the same. Self published? I wanted something different so I gave it a try. I was blown away. This isn't a D&D book or a medieval setting found via a magic doorway. The title gives you a hint by using the word "portals". It's a parallel worlds book. Not only that but you latter find out that everytime someone steps through one they are changed to fit into that particular reality. This creates a lot of potential for future content being that in one reality you are an engineer in another you are a mage. Besides height and build alterations there can also be changes of species. Where would I put the tail when I sit? That is a question you might ask yourself if you buy the book.

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    Amazon Customer 08-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    Good story line and idea for different worlds I like how he ends up making money haha it's something I could see myself doing

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    "Very Good audio book"
    Would you listen to Champion for Hire again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to it again, and have. It's one of my favorite books and being able to listen to it while driving is great.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Champion for Hire?

    One of the most memorable moments was at the beginning when Will starts trading in the other world. Just something about the descriptions and people of the books is really exciting.


    What does Rob Shamblin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He definitely brings the characters to life with his narration and voicing of the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book is moving for me.


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    Deedra 05-10-17
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    I enjoyed this book, though it is obviously aimed at males.Will,from our universe, goes through a portal, finds a wife, finds a lucrative business, etc.He goes back and forth accumulating wealth and women.It is fun as narrated by Rob Shamblin.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

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    Amazon Customer Minnesota, USA 05-02-17
    Amazon Customer Minnesota, USA 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Good story, poor reading"

    This is the fifteenth audiable I've listened to. Despite the poor voice acting, this is a really good story. Great premise, and the characters are solid.

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    Kindle Customer 03-06-17
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    "Loved this story. Time Travel / romance / more"

    Both my husband and I really enjoyed this story. You know the synopsis of the story by reading the authors summary and some of the other reviews. It is well written and the narrator does a great job. We can’t wait to hear Book 2 and see what happens to the characters in this book. There is some time travel, romance, gods, fighting and more. This was our first listen to this author and we will listen to other books by the author and narrator.

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