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The Land: Forging

Chaos Seeds, Book 2
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series.

"We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!"

Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends?

Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends!

Welcome back...to The Land.

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This RPG is LIT!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Land: Forging to be better than the print version?

This book was AMAZING. It blended so seemlessly with the first book that I didn't really feel like it was a sequal, but a new episode in a miniseries with the same overarching story. So engrossed in the story, and so completely enamored with it, I honestly couldn't tell you know where the end of the first book left off and this one began. And yet, the first book ended in a way that I remember being satisfied and that the book was over. I don't know exactly how the author managed to create an ending that felt like an ending at the time, but also now barely feels like a brief pause in such an engrossing story.

What did you like best about this story?

Absolutely. This book made me fall in love with the LitRPG genre all over again. In preperation, I've already set aside enough credits at Audible to purchase all the books in the series once they are released. I'll be listening to each and every one the same day they are released. I haven't been so excited for a series since The Wheel of Time was still being written. Move over, Song of Ice and Fire. You've been replaced in my audiobook library as most anticipated!

Which scene was your favorite?

The author managed to either anticipate questions the reader will have, or writes so well, he leads you to ask the questions he wants in the first place. And then, he answers them! He doesn't keep us starved for more, he is generous and mindful enough to give the reader exactly what they want and in a timely manner.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely! Sadly, I had to sleep in the middle, but the book had engrossed me so completely, I actually DREAMED of the characters.

Any additional comments?

Nick Podehl was an AMAZING choice as narrator. As one of the best male narrators in the game, I honestly couldn't have been happier with anyone else's performance. He is truly a master of his craft.

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awesome

this is now my new favorite book like ever with the game schematics mixed with storytelling make an amazing new world. the puns and witty humor are an added bonus. In short best damn book ever!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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good book leaves you wanting more

very relatable I love all the pop culture references from my day I can really connect with the characters can't wait to start the next book

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Still loving it

Really enjoy this series. Read the books first as e-books and now I'm going back and listening to them as audio. Very much looking forward to the rest of the series coming to audible and the 7th book, which is coming out soon. Crossing my fingers that by the 8th book, ebook and audible version will release simultaneously. Also, the author Aleron Kong, really churns out the novels, so as a reader, you have confidence it won't be years in between releases. It's more like months. The main character is evolving nicely, but I'd love to see some more deeper relationships evolve for him. His relationship with Sion is great and you really feel that sense of camaraderie. Eventually you get the same with Terrod and Krom but I feel like the relationships with the females are a bit more superficial and not well fleshed out (mostly simple flirtation and so on). But the series appears to be setting up for a lengthy run of novels, so here's to hoping those will come. Here's hoping for some strong and prominent female characters.

Nick Podehl continues to be an outstanding narrator with a great range of voices that he lends to the characters. He also just has an excellent feel for pacing as he reads the book. Can't recommend him as a narrator enough.

I personally feel the series rewards my continued investment as a reader and honestly, that's what I'm looking for anytime I start a book.

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Hehe

This book makes me giggle. The RPG elements are something I never expected in a book.

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A great mental adventure!

Every moment you think you know where the story is headed, another twist or quest to explore, but then the story shifts and presents you with a new thought or exploration! It is fantastic listening! The reading performance is well done with character voicing being consistent and spot on!

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loved the book, good writing and good narration

What did you love best about The Land: Forging?

i liked every single thing about it. the fact richter goes from irl to living a rpg out is pretty coo. first litrpg ive listened to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

richter obviously, now i have only listened to the first two books as i dont have time to sit and enjoy a book.

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

krom the blacksmith. pretty funny and when you picture the dwarf as he goes on it is even better.

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

i laughed at many points and was moved by some things. no tears though i dont cry

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Bring the rest of the series to Audible!

My only complaint is that the books are not longer. Nick does an amazing job bringing the character to life. The story keeps me wanting more. Plenty of laugh out loud moments. I really hope the rest of the series gets here faster.

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  • Truffle
  • I'm Right Behind You!!! Don't Look...
  • 06-21-17

Keeps you wanting more!

Nick Podehl does an amazing job brining Aleron Kong's characters and world to life again making that just 5 more min before bed turn into hours. I continue to love the sarcastic humor between Richter and Sion. This book has it all video game / role playing game mechanics, amazing characters, dungeons, and monsters to kill.

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expands upon the first exceptionally

Begins right where the first left off. The story picks up the pace dramatically.

Richter develops his powers and his village in this installment. In addition, he learns of several looming threats in the distance.

It never slows down and I love it.

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  • Gaskell
  • 02-13-19

good but not as good as the first

drags a bit but still good. not as fun as the first one, gets very dark towards the end

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  • R
  • 01-18-19

A strange format the works surprisingly well

great read, I completely rattled through it in days. The characters status updates are a little annoying but nothing that would stop me listening to book 3

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  • john waugh
  • 10-11-18

continuation of the first book excellant

good book and contnues the story gets a bit obsessive with the rpg points awards

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-20-18

Great audio

The story is amazing and have read the book several times, the audio is only made better by the great work from Nick Podehl. Very pleasant to listen and makes long drives much more bearable.

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  • Matt
  • 09-11-18

great story wee . enjoyed listening to book

great story and enjoyed listening to story. narration clear full of expression. can't wait to listen for more.

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  • Terry
  • 08-18-18

excellent

Took some getting used to with the stats and other bits but now it has me invested. The likeable characters who all have depth and their own back stories have you wanting them to do well.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-02-18

Love the whole series

Amazing story. Love all the caracters. Currently reading the series for a second time. Can't get enough of the witty caracters.

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  • GDboxall
  • 08-01-18

this was absolutely fantastic!!

this is the second time I've been listening to this book and it absolutely loved the story.

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  • jeremy cajiao
  • 07-30-18

Got to be done!

I’m working my way through the series for about the tenth time, and just realised I hadn’t left a review on this book! Sacrilege! If you’ve not listened to /read The Land yet, then get your act together! Get started on the first book, founding as fast as you can!

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  • Mr
  • 07-09-18

Interesting take on fantasy

The concept of this series is great and doesn’t take long to get in to. The main character is witty and with a small hint of arrogance without getting annoying.
By one gripe is that the narrator mis-pronounces a number of words which just got irritating towards the end.

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  • eden searl
  • 02-14-19

enchantingly good

very good litrpg style. really draws you in. excellent narration . i cant wait for more.

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  • Scott Cannon
  • 12-10-18

Not the best novel suited to audio book

great story but the constant reading of tables (of stats) that would otherwise warrant a cursory glance was quite annoying

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  • mcrackar
  • 11-08-18

better

still too many irritating sound effects and too much time spent going over stats, however it is definitely better than the first book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-18

GR8 BOOK

Great book would recommend it to anyone who loves a good story. We got it for the kids on a road trip and me and the wife have cant stop listening to it .

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  • Liang
  • 08-29-18

awesome story, wish it was longer but..

aweosme dungeon crawling fantasy story. a little limited in length, and wished it was longer. but great overall

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  • Damien Hudson
  • 06-23-18

Fun frolic through an RPG story

First of all, the narrator is awesome. I won't even breakdown all the points where he is good, Nick Posehl nails everything 100%. (I love the sneaky Aussie accent he popped in)
I have read all 6 books now and I like them a lot. They are consistent. Fun, humorous , pop couture references, Action, good vs evil, leveling up and character stats, building the mist village and learning about The Land. I was only really let down by the sneaking in of subtle but consistent sexism. Where the first 3 books women were pretty much equal, after that, while they still may be strong, smart and well regarded, they are still looked at as sex objects. So much so the The main character gets a hard on when hugged, and all the other men smirk as they know what's going on. Lots of quips of "what is it about women? Am I right? Lol" and even where the main character, while having a women give her opinion thinks "good thing I have learnt how to ignore women but still make it seem like I'm listening " gah! Why?

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  • Archeart
  • 06-17-18

gnomes rule?

I really need to find out why that phrase is stuck in my head lol, there was a short teaser of it too! time for book 3!

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  • Josh
  • 05-18-18

Fun, exciting and captivating adventures

An absolute joy to listen and follow along to that gets me excited for the next entry in the series. I can't help but fall in love with the characters sand laugh at the friendly banter and mateship, and I'm always surprised at the unexpected twists and outcomes of the plot.
The performance of the narrator is truly brilliant!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-18

A great fantasy adventure for gamers and non games

Im a self confessed gaming novice, and the only book series I've ever read was Harry potter. I decided to give this series ago as a had a free audible voucher.... and what an adventure it's been so far! I found myself joining audible and buying the next one,and the next one.

The main character is relatable and the story and setting a good dive into fantasy without being to heavy or hard to follow and understand.

I recommend this series to people after a good adventure, who are into RPGs or games in general or someone who isn't into games but like a good story.

The narrator dose a very good job of painting a mental picture aswell. His character voicing and overall flow is smooth and believable. Well done!

Enjoy!!

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  • Micheal Green
  • 04-06-18

One of the best

If you could sum up The Land: Forging in three words, what would they be?

Action Packed, Engaging and Character driven!

What does Nick Podehl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His style complements these books, bringing the characters to life with unique personalities in his reading style.

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

The jokes and attitudes of the characters are relatable thus caused me to laugh a lot.