• The Retired S-Ranked Adventurer

  • The Shatterfist: Volume I
  • By: Wolfe Locke, James Falcon
  • Narrated by: Sierra Kline
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (161 ratings)
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The Retired S-Ranked Adventurer

By: Wolfe Locke,James Falcon
Narrated by: Sierra Kline
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Publisher's summary

Adventurers never die, they just fade away.

They called him Sven, the Shatterfist. One of a group of heroes who fought the Demon Lord Mannon. He's finally returned home.

But for Sven, after returning from abroad, life isn't what it used to be. Adventuring isn't what it used to be. Things have changed. Something is different.

The obvious next step? Retire. Settle down. Start his own tavern. Drink with magic girls.

Maybe not in that order.

©2020 Wolfe Locke (P)2021 Tantor

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I couldn't listen long to this.

I like the premise of the book but the narrator kept pausing before every weapon or spell name like the editors cut a clip of each word and pasted them in when they came up making it sound the same. It bothered my ears so much I couldn't keep listening to it. I'm just going to read the book instead.

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Narration was terrible

The worst preformance by sierra kline I have heard. I dont see why every other word is prononced like they are written in caps.

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uh

ya... I like the narrator but she keeps quoting and taking brakes.... really off putting.

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Terrible

I really wanted to like this book it had a lot of promise and I sadly only go to chapter 3 and gave up. The narrator was good until it sounded like they used some type of macro and pasted voiced phrases and it so off putting that I couldn’t bare it. I’ll give it a chance with the book.

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Poor narrative

Poor choice of spin on Narration. consistent pausing before weapons or attacks. completely ruins the immersion.

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couldn't make it very far at all

I might try reading this one when I have time but I'm not into the narration. People mentioned the weird pauses and I should have listened, also just generally the way she reads puts me to sleep, very soothing voice, like she is constantly reading an epilogue or some kind of distant flashback

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great except for the Parson and stutter

the constant pausing and going into that blank that kind of form it's kind of annoying it pulls me out of the book

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Narrator unnecessary pause

It's a good story but the narrator will do this pause where you can hear the air quotes, but just for some objects, spells, or attack moves. Other then that good narration

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couldn't finish

I was only able to get about 15 minutes in. The narrator kept making weird pauses whenever a weapon or spell was being used i.e. so and so readied their *pause* broadsword *pause* it was jarring and stilted and kept me from being emersed.

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Even better on audio.

I read this book. Heck, I read the next one too. I loved the story and this time I was able to listen to the adventure while at work. It helped my day go by that much faster and I thoroughly enjoyed the narration being brought to life. Would recommend 10/10

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