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What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point ... did you see what I did there?)

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It's Aleron Kong & Nick Podehl narrating...

What made the experience of listening to The Land: Catacombs the most enjoyable?

I love the way Aleron Kong writes... so the stories themselves would be good enough for me... but when you throw in Nick Podehl's narration? It's just this combination that makes you feel like you cant get enough...

What other book might you compare The Land: Catacombs to and why?

I'm new to LITRPG's and The Land is really the first one I've gotten into...

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?

Probably the main character Richter... since he has to be such a strange read sometimes... he goes from talking all medieval to talking about goofy 2010 nerd culture stuff. So much fun.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The series has definitely been built up for me... there's such a high level of excitement inside me as I listen just because I know how good it's going to be because I've been so pleased with the previous 3 books. The majority of the book makes me laugh.... it hasnt made me cry yet.

Any additional comments?

If you like these books you need to join the litrpg facebook group and find out more about these books :)

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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amazing

I love this series and I can't wait till y'all finish the next books in it

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Least favorite book in my favorite LitRPG series.

I enjoyed this performance and the characters (especially the Ron Swanson parody character) as I've enjoyed the previous three books, but for a few things.

1) The title suggested the character would be plumbing the depths of The Catacombs...but never did. He mentioned wanting to go there...and then changed his mind. Wtf clickbait title?

2) Nothing from the overarching storyline was progressed or resolved. Literally nothing. All problem solved we're problems artificially introduced within this book itself, as we're all goals furthered only made goals within this book. Goals, storylines, quests, and character development started in earlier books were totally absent.

3) This book saw genital humor replace almost all other humor, and focused more on pop culture references and vulgarity to carry the dialogue, which was very disappointing.

All that said, I'm still invested and just hope hings get back on track with subsequent books. I really love the world and want to see more of it. I'm just disappointed hat this book felt like a "filler episode".

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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A better title for this book would be "War Party".

This as a good book but not as great as the others were felt more like filler content instead of main story but still good looking forward to the next one this one left you with a slight cliffhanger. Nick podehl is still as amazing as ever he is one of my favorite narrators. All the voices are aways so clear a distinct i never get confused by who is talking like sometimes happens with other narrators. lastly they only mentioned the catacombs a few times but spend pages and much of the book discussing war party mechanics and being in one. A better title for this book would be "War Party"

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Mary Sue watch out, Richter is in town!

First of let me say that the story itself, the world, the concepts, the side characters, everything else in this series is great.

I gave this series 3 extra tries knowing full well that each book was cut in half to sell more of them. The main character is absolute trash. I've never hated a main character more. Doesn't grow or develop. No changes as experience is acquired. Nothing. The same childish awkward humor as the first book and outdated "how goes it my fellow teenagers" style of comedy. It takes place in the future but references 2010's, so the main character is also a hipster douchbag.

All the characters "selfless" motivations are thinly veiled excuses to be greedy, power hungry, and self centered. Never learning from mistakes and not accepting responsibility. A flash of morality to show he's a deep thinker then boom, doesn't matter cause loot! But he's such a good guy because this one sentence says he is! And he's so cool and always wins! And he can't die even though it really hurts! Oh also he slays so much puss. And is totally not myself that I wrote into the story. - the author probably

Besides having the most hated protagonist in literature, the story follows the exact formula of the last 3 books to the letter. And each book is the same story arc repeated 3 times with a cliff hanger at the end. Compound that with plot armor so thick he may as well have a plot bunker and you have yourself some sloppy writing.

Other than random deux ex machinas randomly popping up as a writers convenience, the world is amazing. I love everything about it. That's why I'm so incredibly disappointed.

The final nail is the whole self proclaimed father of LITRPG is a little much when all your blogs, bios, and even story synopsis is an ad to go to the Facebook page so you can be told to buy more of his books.

Read the first book, make your own judgement call, but don't say I didn't warn you.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Psyched for the next one

I don't have much time to read these days so audio books are how I get my fix, and wow, these books took care of my fix. It's a couple weeks till the next audiobook in the series comes out and I can assure you that I will read the first four again before that time comes. 11/10 would recommend.

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Need more asap

Great series just want book 5 and 6 to come out on audible so i can listen to them nick podehl really brings the writting of an amazing story to life.

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great series

I really enjoy this book series. it's pretty cool that the writer is also a doctor.

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where is book 5

why can't I get book 5, this is terrible I need more of the land.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful!

Another splendid work by Aleron! This book involved more "house keeping" than the previous books and therefore had slight lulls in the action, I love the character development. Your not fooling anyone with the Elven builder's personality. It's Ron Swanson and I nearly died laughing when I figured it out. Keep them coming doc!

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  • Mr. L. HALL
  • 02-05-18

Getting dragged out

The series started well but now feels like it's getting dragged out to make more money. The author keeps telling the same story but in a different location. The increasing use of sexual innuendos show clearly the decline in writing quality. And the skill leveling really gets on my nerves, a good quarter of the book at least is duplicate content. The author also forgets what he has previously written so there is little follow-up or development on decisions made. Its not worth a credit.

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  • Michael
  • 01-02-18

Books are good but artificially shortened

Narrator is excellent, but books end in places that makes little sense from story perspective

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  • J Holland
  • 12-23-17

colour me addicted!

so..... an hour and 30 minutes before finishing this book I brought book 5... so good and just can't stop listening!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-17

Awesome

I’ve been an avid fantasy reader for about 20 years “I’m only 29 so that’s a long time for me lol” I’ve honestly never come across this genre before . I stumbled across this author purely based on the fact that I’ve started listening to audio books while working and the narrator for these books “nick podehl” has become one of my favourite narrators whilst listening to some of the other work he’s been involved in. Can honestly say that these books have opened my eyes to a whole new genre of fantasy and that the author now has a fan for life. Great character building, great world building and a perfect mixture of humour and action that have had me chuckling to myself like a lunatic whilst listening. Also made a perfect choice in narrator. I’m nearly through book 4 and can’t wait to devour everything else the author has to offer .

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  • MEJP
  • 09-20-17

would not recommend...

This is the fourth book and it's all the same.
It's like the main character is a cult leader.
does not learn. Just repeats over and over.

The back store is sort of ok. I wanted it to be good but same old same old.

I felt sorry for the town's people that had to put up with the main character.






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  • Nicholas
  • 09-12-17

Fun and amusing adventures.

I am not usually one for review writing but I find this series a fun romp around this new world and thought I should share.
There is lightness to the adventure but also some good introspective questioning that I feel may play out more as the story continues. I am looking forward to the next few books being put on Audible.

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  • scobie
  • 08-31-17

the land

once again the father of this genre has knocked it out of the park with this book it's just a shame that we could not clone him because due to the laws of physics it will always be that we are able to read his work faster than he can write it but I for one would not have this any other way because if he was knocking them out too quick then I think it would affect the quality and I would not want to jeopardize that in any way excellent book

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  • C. Silva
  • 08-28-17

Amazing writing and superb ready!!!

Love the books love the growth of the characters but why do name the books if they are already numbered... more so if the tittle doesn't come true on the book!!! still love the you develop the story with going to big and crazy... Absolutely love your books and the amazing work that's Nick is doing with the audio books!!!!!

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  • Piotr
  • 08-24-17

Another!

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Compared to books 1-3 I would call this the most boring book so far. But its still and amazing book! Only reason i would call it boring is because it feel like not much happens compared to earlier books.Its the longest book but it feels short. BUT the story is still interesting and keeps you wanting more! I would really wish that book 5 would be released very soon as i tried other litrpg audiobooks and non can compare so far to The Land!

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  • James
  • 09-18-17

awesome book and narrator was amazing.

i can't wait for the next book couldn't stop listening will start again as soon as I'm finished them all.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Matt
  • 09-02-17

better and better

loved the book and story, as a fan of mmorpg I can enjoy imaging playing the game as the story unfolds.

The audio for this books makes it so much better tho, it's a perfect partnership for the two to make an amazing experience.

Looking forward to the rest of the series.

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  • Simon
  • 02-09-18

Great book. Great listening. so funny

Funny book. I've read/ listened to alot of books and Aleron Kong is awesome.
He just captures the litrpg world and characters in a different was and its great. Binged read them all.
Nick Podehl is also a amazing reader and voice goes with the characters and book so well.

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  • Corey
  • 10-07-17

10/10

loved it cant wait to see if vickter can fuck up tge rock giant this shits getting real

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-17

Saturation

I'm not that sure why I continued with these books. the first was okay but after that it's just a series of dungeon crawls with the main character finding a new remarkable magical item or resource at every turn and then everyone else being amazed by the find. It never feels like anything gets resolved and with every amazing item all the rest of his amazing items are a bit less amazing. It's an over saturation of magical items.

However my real issue is that the story gets nowhere fast, there always seems another distraction and anything which seems important other characters do while you follow around the main character who is almost unendingly in a dungeon accomplishing nothing narrative wise.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-17

I laughed and cried during this book so much

This is amazing, I laughed so hard that I cried then I cried from sad parts of the story .. I love this series and highly recommend this to everyone can't wait for the next audio book :)

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  • Bradley
  • 10-02-17

It's a really good book

It go into a lot of detail about the surroundings and it is also funny

0 of 1 people found this review helpful