The Land: Swarm

Chaos Seeds, Book 5
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: Chaos Seeds, Book 5
Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
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Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm.

The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? 

Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! 

What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices? 

Journey back into my world and find out! Come back...to the Land!

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Great addition to the series

So I am on my second go through and their is so much more to the story that I missed on my first go through.

I have read all 7 of the books and listened to them (Mostly twice now). I know some people complain about the prompts but I love that type of info. It makes the book feel more real.


For anyone considering this series: The Mc acts like a real person. He will do good and bad things. Some things people consider cruel (My brother and I got in to a discussion about that). Here is the thing I can’t say I’d do any less in his position. I mean honestly he is. A much nicer person than I would be in that situation.

Con: here is the only reason it did not make 5 stars. While I love prompts the description of the goblins was a bit tedious when it kept repeating racial facts. That would be my only real suggestion to skip over.

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Gnomes Rule

Another beautifully told story of adventure and leveling up in the land. My only issues were that some of the prompts and level building can seem tedious. There were a couple of lengthy in depth descriptions that I zoned out during. Overall the level of complexity that Aleron is constructing with each story is phenomenal.

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  • RJ
  • 09-08-18

The saga continues with gusto!

Richter, Randolphus, Scion, Fueton, and of course Alma continue to contribute to the growth of Misty Village. The Pixies and Sprites have sworn fealty to Richter thus increasing Richter’s power, affinity, and military strength to some degree. Richter has been lovingly described as the sword carrying, magic wielding, master of a place of power. I have also named him King of Idioms. Richter is constantly busy grinding his limitless attributes, skills, and spells. His latest favorites are smithing, enchanting, patrolling, building, and scribing. The saga continues with gusto!

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Epic

So I've read the books up to this one but I cant go back to reading it!!! this Narration by Nick Podehl has spoiled me so much that i wont go back to the voices i gave each character...... I cant wait for the next book and i urge anyone and everyone who reads this to buy this Series because you will not regret it!!!

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exciting

this is a really fun and entertaining book to read. great storyline and filled with adventure. really keeps you on your toes at times!

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Not that great

When the story is being told its great but endless reading of stats is just too much. Objectifying every woman he introduces is old. I'm moving on to something else.

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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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great

I love this books trying to get book 6 now just amazing. just pulls you in and hooks you

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Book 5 felt tedious.

The story continues to be just okay. The leveling was even starting to get boring. I honestly don't think I will finish the series....5 books of this continued and drawn out story is enough.

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The Land: Swarm

I loved the book, even if I didn’t quite understand where the title Swarm came from exactly.

Great story and a great overall experience.

Podehl has a great performance as well.

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  • AENGUS
  • 09-09-18

decent

previous books were very good, this one however got boged down in stats. before attacking 5 of the same mobs do we really need to listen to the same description and the stats of every single one..

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  • Paul
  • 05-07-18

Continues the good work but.

The one down side was the constant “upgrade” within the book. I would guess that at least 1/4 of the book is spent listening to upgrades or analyse instead of the story.

Overall still good and worth spending the credit for it but it seems more like a filler book to the bigger story.

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  • Mr. L. HALL
  • 02-08-18

For lovers of incest and beastiality

Upon listening to this book you will learn many things. The author loves repetition, copy and paste, incest and beastiality. The author has limited imagination and often repeats the same scenario again and again albeit in a slightly different location when he is not just coping and pasting. The author is obsessed with sex but clearly shows a lack of any experience in his writing. Every character has more or less the same personality and all use sexual innuendos as often as possible. All characters male or female throw themselves at the main protagonist for sexual desires and worship including the royal families. Female characters are portrayed as old fashioned stereotypes and appear to only exist in this book for bowing down to the sexual desires of their dear lord.

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  • Gareth
  • 11-25-17

Superb!

Continues the progression of our Lord and his allies, companions and friends.
Another great addition to this great series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-27-19

Amazing series

If you’ve got this far you’re aware how awesome this series is, well, no difference in this book, still awesome, still awesome adventures, exp, building, shennaniganning. Just buy it now

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  • Dan Wright
  • 06-25-19

the more I read the more I enjoy

the more I read the more I'm enjoying them. they take alittle getting used to. but I dont want to put the series down. worth a go.

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  • Robert
  • 04-16-19

I never great listen

Can’t wait for the next book and the adventure to Carry on really enjoyed brilliant

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  • michael
  • 02-11-19

Awesome

simply amazing, every games dream book and can't get enough of it. had to get the books back to back after hearing the 1st one and loved it.

keep them coming

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  • Jez Cajiao
  • 11-01-18

Aleron does it again!

Aleron does it again and writes a bloody brilliant book, I’ve listened to and read this I don’t know how many times, but every time I start the series again I’m enthralled, if you haven’t listened to this series by now you’ve missed a wonderful experience, and if you’ve tried even one of his books, you don’t need my review, because you’re already addicted!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-26-18

just keeps getting better

loved the book. My sort of humour and a great story got to get the next book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-17

Moo review

Tell you what these books are like crack.. I need this sooooo dam badly in my life other wise I would get the shakes

Love this book love the series and can not wait for the next book.

Give me my fix
11/10

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  • Kindle person
  • 09-08-19

author manipulates ratings via Facebook fans

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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  • hazyandlazy
  • 11-05-17

Rts meets rpg meets a great story, magic happens

When rts, rpg and a great story meet up over a few drinks, add a little magic, then this book series is created as a love child of Aleron and Nick!
Great characters, great quotes, great humour, great action, great mechanics, a bloody great book.

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  • Matt
  • 11-01-17

yet another fantastic storie

loving these books, gets better each chapter 👍👍

I like how this one was more based around growing the village rather than bulk random battles.

don't want to wait for the next audio, going to have to start reading haha, but Nick Podehl really is one of the best out there, truly keeps you hooked.

these two make a perfect team

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  • Freakyspells
  • 09-23-19

good story but..

anybody else feel like the it's a bit weird how the most detailed sexual encounters are when the mc is being raped by his enemies as a form of torture in this series?

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  • Sunset Ridge
  • 09-12-19

outstanding story and narration

Loved the books, now I'm loving the Audible version. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Chris
  • 07-06-19

Engaging

The story continues yet again to draw you in with the brilliant details and storyline

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-19

cant stop

i am going through these book far too quickly it almost saddens me that im nearing the end of available books

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  • Ruari Eerson
  • 11-01-18

Best book series ever!!!

I have never been a book person, but this series has got me hooked! Would and have recommended it.

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  • Reziah
  • 08-06-18

The narration is great, the story is good

The author often forgets what they said, (like 150% to X that a chapter later is calculated at 200%, or a 1.5x penalty that is later said is double) and it's pretty predictable but it's a guilty pleasure kind of story.
Don't expect high brow literature but it's a nice genre.