• Sentenced to Troll Compendium, Books 1-3

  • By: S.L. Rowland
  • Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (498 ratings)

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Sentenced to Troll Compendium, Books 1-3

By: S.L. Rowland
Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin
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Publisher's Summary

Big. Brash. Barbaric. Who says a troll can’t be the hero?

When Chad's online persona finally catches up to him, he's sentenced to 30 days of full-immersion therapy designed to improve his anger issues.

In order to experience what it's like on the other side, he's forced to play as a forest troll, a long-hated race in Isle of Mythos. To make matters worse, there are other “heroes” sent to rid the world of evil, each one on their own paths of twisted redemption.

As Chad embraces the mantle of Chod the barbarian forest troll, he quickly discovers that there's more to troll society than meets the eye, and his rage might be all that stands between them and extinction. Trolling is easy, but being a hero...

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©2018, 2019, 2020 Steven Rowland (P)2020 Steven Rowland

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mc is a moron

Another lit RPG where the supposed pro gamer is nothing but an incredible moron not able to see the most obvious of things While the MC in this book is not a whiny baby as nearly as much as some he is still a over dramatic crybaby


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Kids book

If I were 10 years old this series might have been interesting. I was going to say 12 but by then I was reading adult oriented Tom Clancy novels about adult subjects instead of how cool and diverse my ai friends are. The lead character Chod shows 0 anger issues and basically every fight is him turning on "berserker rage" and then winning. I also can't help but notice the modern trope of white=villain while black=Bad Ass Pimp Daddy Death Knight Wise Ally Mentor. It's propaganda aimed at little kids. This is the Star Trek Discovery of litrpg.

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Amazing Story

One of the best books in the genre that I have listen to. Rowland created an amazing world that draws you in completely. More than once I found myself wishing that the Sentenced to Troll universe was real.

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Great story

I really enjoyed the story and fell into the world myself. The characters are amazing and the flow of their actions and the reasons is well thought out. The narration is great as well. Many different and individual voices and inflections. Overall I could not be happier about these books and highly recommend them

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First 3 books in a great series (all for 1 credit!)

Our MC is a gamer, an internet troll sentenced to be A troll in a new immersive game/testing scenario. The AI has plans for him once he is in game the series is very well written. The characters are well developed and the narration is top notch. I have these in ebook form as well as print and cannot recommend this series enough for anyone who loves fantasy, gaming and of course LITRPG. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Hard to do this

Frakly it's going to be difficult to do this, since I got this instead of the origonal books. Here's my review, broken up by book:

Book 1
This was facinsting, especialy looking into the social interactions with this story.
This story really allows for charecter development between all the charecters. The NPCs are all fully realised while the prisoners, it seems, are able to show off the issues that got them improsoned in the first place. Facinsting.
I’m here for this story, every facit, and I am really excited to see more in the next couple books. Idk if that’s where this series will end but I need to catch up, that’s for sure.
The world building is great, using a combination of methods to show off the world. I’m really excited to know more about the history of this surprisingly in deaph world.

Book 2
I can’t say I’m happy about the events in my life that lead to me being able to do this, but I am happy to finish this great book.
This story focuses more on characterization of a limited cast than the first book, limiting the cast down to a few charecters that allows the story to be really in-deaph.
This second story expands the scope of the adventures a whole bunch from the previous book, showing off so much more of the world. I really was happy to learn so much about this setting.
This second book is less story based. Sure there are story threads throughout the book but charecter development takes center stage as a way to expand the scope for the next book, which I’ll bet is more story focused again.
I’m enjoying these revelations and I want to know more going forward, both with the main vshsrecters and with side charecters who have been introduced.

Book 3
This was a really great story and was both able to provide closure for this trillogy while also providing room to grow for future volumes. I know how hard it can be to try to balance satisfying conclusions with putting more out there for people to read.
Charecter development takes a step back into being great but not the major focus of the story, returning the focus to the growing plotlines that are both being tied up here and also being created. Now readers will definetly be shown to the idea that they should continue.
I like to think of books, trillogies, and other units of these stories as more simular to "Arcs" in anime and manga fiction. These allow for different catagorizations which can be both WITHIN a book or consisting of books. At this point in the series one arc has come to a close and a new one has oppened.

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Heartily recomended!

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great book &not super complicated to follow

at first I thought it was like lifereset but nope it's better so much

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Great series!

Sentenced to Troll is one of my favorite book series as of late, thanks to audible! Can’t wait to get ahold of physical copies (signed?) for my book shelf!

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AMAZING

This might very well be the best purchase I’ve ever made on Audible. Not only is the story epic and makes you feel everything from happiness, sadness, and anger but the voiceover work is amazing as well. Can’t recommend this one enough.

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Everything an adventure should be.

Wondrous Surprizes and emotions abound in this fantastical world.

Narration is quite excellent!

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  • J Smith
  • 09-01-21

“If you mess with the bull, you get the horns!”

Steven was my first experience of LitRPG and the Troll books will forever be a firm favourite of mine… especially so when you get 3 books in 1!
A brilliant story with amazing characters, mixed with excellent skill progression that just gets you hooked!
Absolutely love it and I can’t wait for the next in the series!
I won this book as part of a competition, but had already listened to the first 2 stories as well as other books by Steven too.
Oh and let’s not forget the great narration. Perfect pacing, tons of atmosphere and brilliant character voices that are clearly differentiated!
More please!!!

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  • AudiobookDevotee
  • 07-13-22

Mediocre young adult/kids story

This was a pretty standard story aimed at the younger end of the market. The protagonist is meant to follow a redemption arc but from the start they are exceptionally nice, his best friend even says "Not everyone has to like you". Impossible to reconcile with someone being sentenced to prison for vicious trolling.

The other characters were pretty decent. Nothing too complex and there was no love interest for any of the characters (again, good for young kids).

The setting was fine, standard sort of fantasy land. Felt the series got weaker as they transitioned to marauding through various realms.

I think we are meant to sympathise with the excessively rich child with neglectful parents but that's quite hard too. So I wasn't hugely attached to the characters as the lumbered through the very, very weak story. After leaving the trolls almost nothing happens and huge chunks could be cut out to little effect.

Overall I wouldn't recommend this but some young teens might like it. The narration was good.

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  • Carl
  • 03-21-22

absolute fantastic

I loved every bit about this book all I wish is now I want to be a troll a definitely play the game

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  • A J Hunter
  • 03-11-22

fun litrpg adventure

Good fun adventure, nice play on usual litrpg, narrator works with MC and grows as the books continue, 3 books for 1 credit is definitely worth it.

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  • Julie
  • 02-02-22

Enjoyable LitRPG

This was a well paced, entertaining and easy listen. The main characters are likeable, and the backstories of the different races made the world feel real. I will be checking out the next book because I am missing Limmery!

Note - I was lucky enough to claim a free copy of this audiobook (thank you to the author!). This review is voluntarily given.

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  • Aidan O.
  • 01-30-22

Good story, good pace, good performance

Really enjoyed this. The story builds nicely and kept me interested. Enough twists to make me want to hear the next chapter. Limery was little annoying at first but the little guy grew on me!

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  • sloth
  • 01-24-22

great deal

3 books in 1 and a great story at that well worth a listen 👍

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-17-22

Good first book is not enough

First book is set up good. Second book is ... nothing. Travel without purpose, fight. I just lost interest.

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  • Dalton
  • 12-17-21

Loved this

Just listened to this for the second time ready to get straight into book 4 and enjoyed it more than the first time ! Having all 3 books together is a huge bonus as well ! Brilliant work, loving the story, moves at the just the right pace, not too fast, not too slow ! Narrator is brilliant ! Def worth a listen