The Land: Catacombs

Chaos Seeds, Book 4
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: Chaos Seeds, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
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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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Incredibly Addicting

Just like the first 3 books, this one will captivate you and keep you wanting more. Highly recommend

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  • RJ
  • 09-01-18

Continued growth for Richter and Mist Village!

We are introduced to Stridex the Exile; a before unknown group of powerful creatures who will undoubtedly come into play at some future point. Richter, Randolphus (Randy) his Chamberlain, Scion his other-brother-from-another-mother, Fueton the floating misty ball, and of course Alma his familiar all continue to contribute to the growth of Misty Village. Richter continues to grow as well; his spells and abilities increase in level and power, as well as Richter’s physical self. Richter and Elma getting drunk at the village celebration were quite funny. The self-examination after the bear kill was interesting as well as the first group Richter formed as War Leader. Heaven’s Forge and the Dragon’s Philosopher Cauldron were also amazing. So much going on; it’s a great adventure!

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Frat boy in a Fantasy world

I want to love this series, a lot of cool stuff happens and some of the characters are genuinely likable, but the main character is a bit of a douche. I stopped here to take a break from the series, the MC's inner monologue make me cringe all the time and although he has gotten pretty strong throughout the books .. this guy remains the same d-bag we've been given in book 1, he hasn't developed as a person at all. Most characters he interacts with feel like they are just a means to an end, with no real substance, and it's the same with his leadership and advancements. He doesn't really learn, just kind of goes with the flow and let's other people do everything, while obtaining overly valuable resources. Check out Dakota Krout, he's a perfect example of excellent character development, both his series have me looking back in wonder how each major character changed throughout their journeys .. but that just isn't here.

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Best series I've read all year!

My son introduced me to this book and I picked up the audiobook for a long work commute. The narrator is probably the best I've ever heard. The book itself is a combination of Piers anthony punny humor, world building, and a dude encountering a plethora of "oh crap" situations. I've read the series twice and don't plan on stopping. Well worth the time/cost.

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An unfortunate turn in the series

The first three books, leading into this book, have steadily become more juvenile and crass. What began with a sense of allusion simply became a cheap explicit potty mouth book. It is like a comedian that relies on shock rather than cleverness. What makes this an unfortunate turn is that the series is good/entertaining now feels like I'm hanging out with a teenager who is trying swear words for the first time and is proud of the new accomplishment. I'm not sure the benefit of the crass immaturity does to sales, but the demographic has narrowed to exclude me.

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The Land: Catacombs

Great book.
Story: Excellent continuation of an exciting and enjoyable saga.
Performance: I have come to throughly enjoy Phodehl’s reading. Especially his inflection on the MCs overlord id persona and very Earth modern style.
Overall Appeal: No complaints. Very good, even great, which can be hard to hold onto throughout a long saga.

Final Thoughts:
You and I have unfinished business!

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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 :)

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amazing

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

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Ouch that hurt

WIthout giving too much away this book has me anxiously awaiting the next book in the series and wanting it not to end. Sergeant Caulder might be my favorite support character and the descriptions of unique situations Richter gets in develope the story while keeping it light and capturing the audience.

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Good story, good characters, great narration

I listened to this and the previous books over a couple days field work. The story is very entertaining if you are one for Lit-RPG. The narration is very good.

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  • D. N.
  • 10-10-18

Good story but...

Good story but too much character stat Reading.
It almost reads like a rulebook rather than a story

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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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  • eloy grana
  • 10-09-18

Another quality installmet from Aleron & Pohdel

I incredibly enjoyed listening to this installment of The Land saga. The story remains consistently entertaining and I had an immersive experience thanks to the many funny and relatable references, the development of characters and the fantasy of it all.

The combined feel of the Elder Scrolls and the Wheel of Time make this series the perfect audiobook for fans of the fantasy genre

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  • neil garrett
  • 02-22-18

fantastic<br />

love this series. simply can not get enough of it. was my first time listening to litrpg.

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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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  • Ian
  • 08-06-18

It gets better and Better

Not much to say other than amazing....
again I'm totally hooked highly recommend to anyone.
5 stars

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-24-19

Brilliant series

This is an excellent series, if you’ve got this far you know the brilliant quality of it which continues to at least book 7 as book 8 has not come out yet! For the mist!

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  • Kaushik Boloor
  • 08-13-19

Masterpiece

Loved it! Addicted to this new Genre Now LitRPG . looking forward for More .

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  • Thomas S Rippon
  • 07-29-18

awesome yet again

once again this series leaves me wanting more, can't wait to start the next book in the series.

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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.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Kindle person
  • 09-08-19

enjoyable but average, author manipulates ratings

if you use fakespot.com on any of aleron Kong's books on Amazon you can clearly see that aleron kong or people he employs are artificially inflating his 5 star reviews as well as using slur campaigns and attacks coordinated to silence critics and vote that more honest reviews are unhelpful, so whilst I somewhat enjoyed this series, I'm now forced to give it an abysmal review to both reflect my disappointment in Aleron Kong at his dishonest and bad faith business practices, as well as do my small part in counteracting his devoted legion of monkeys (and perhaps even boys) that are employed and coordinated via his Facebook page amongst other means. If you think I am making this up then you are a sheep, as a few good Google searches, Reddit or fakespot.com make the truth visible if you bother searching.

For my actual rating, the story is a solid 3/5, the author has very little talent towards writing, but makes up for that with incredibly detailed world building. The performance by Jeff Hayes smooths over many of the authors flaws in writing style and he deserves 5/5 for giving the performance life even where the books were lacking. I enjoyed the books 4.5/5, but I truly love fantasy and litrpg both, and would objectively only give the story an honest rating of 3/5. All that being said though, my rating of the author would be 1/5 or lower, due to his arrogance, pride and dishonesty. Not to mention the number of deadlines he has missed just for the release of book8, but that's neither here nor there when compared to how he dishonestly manipulates ratings and reviews for profit and fame. Shame on you Aleron Kong, I may enjoy your books, but I'm only 1 step away from boycotting your future works!

TLDR: I really enjoyed the series, but objectively it's very average and the author has been shown to be heavily manipulating his ratings and reviews... Now watch as his team of worker monkeys bury this unbiased, critical review in with "unhelpful" markers... please vote helpful if you found this to be informative

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  • Nicholas
  • 08-29-19

Continuing goodness

A great continuation of the story.
Characters continue to evolve and there is great humour throughout this book.

Highly entertaining!

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  • Chris Pickering
  • 06-26-19

another great addition to the series

great book, enthralling story, awesome narration. can't recommend it enough.

Nick Podehl puts other narrators to shame with his enthusiasm, use of different voices and audio effects

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  • Chris
  • 06-11-19

Loved it

The epic story continues to deliver. I hope it doesn't stop. Truly, a great story

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  • mcrackar
  • 11-13-18

the sound effects

another good story nearly completely ruined by terrible sound effects whose ever idea it was to put them in clearly didn't listen to the finished product

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-18

Amzaing

Can't get enough of the saga story is amazing and characters so loveable, bring more on!!!

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  • Robyn
  • 09-09-18

Fun but holes appearing....

I have enjoyed the past three novels but this one starts to show gaps. The main character alternates between frat boy and gracious ruler of ‘his people’ while accumulating quests - many of which appear to provide fodder for more books but would be more interesting to follow than what is currently being written. BTW - this book has nothing to do with the catacombs. So good fun - but not as good as some of the previous entries in the series.