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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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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

15 of 19 people found this review helpful

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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 ^~^

24 of 33 people found this review helpful

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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

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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If you like Gorean novels then you'll really enjoy

The story is a fun fantasy with a very detailed magic system, plenty of sex and misogyny (more about this) and some great rpg gamer inside jokes.
Most reviews for this book are focused on the mysogyny and unrealistic female characters. If John Norman's Gor novels offended you then don't read this book. It really is that simple.

Unfortunately the narrator is not currently a good fit for a book with so many female voices. He could learn from some transgender voice training videos and apps. i belive he can overcome this hurdle with a few months effort. Otherwise the narration was fine.

The narration may detract from the story at times but I think both the author and narrator could grow together with some effort.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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love it

i want more, 3 books are not enough. i want the rest AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

14 of 24 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

19 of 33 people found this review helpful

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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.

12 of 21 people found this review helpful

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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.

13 of 23 people found this review helpful

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  • Voyager
  • 02-20-17

Terrific

Not sure when it was mentioned to me but this book is actually really good.
A little too much sex (not much really), but the whole premise of the story and the world making has been done superbly well.
As soon as I finished it I bought the other 2 books in the series and was not disappointed.

A nice steady narration with good voice range makes the audio book.

Finished all 3 books and went straight back to the start again.

No I have no links to the author at all.

Well done, now where is book 4 :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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 ..