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Publisher's Summary

Feared by monsters.

Envied by men.

Craved by women.

Kaeden is a nomad who lives life on his own terms. He prefers the unbounded steppe over a cramped city, and allegiance to the sword over fealty to a king. When he does make the occasional foray into civilization, it is to procure cold mead, a hot bath, and a good woman. The latter preferably for an hour or less. 

Life is great, until his wanderings bring him to a forest inhabited by nightmares. There, trapped beneath those lightless eaves, he is forced to ally with a mysterious woman whose cunning and beauty could prove to be his downfall. 

Either way, one thing is certain: If he is to die, then he will do so covered in the blood of his enemies. 

Note: This book contains violent scenes, unconventional thinking, and harem elements.

©2019 Isaac Hooke (P)2019 Isaac Hooke

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Dear god...

Isaac wanted to write a story about a white knight but was apparently forced to make the MC a barbarian. The only thing barbarian about the MC is his looks and a hate for magic. That’s it. The “code” the MC goes on and on about was stupid and made me want to kill him off just so I could quit reading. But I tend to finish any book I start eventually. Austin Rising did a good job reading but couldn’t make me like the MC.

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Incredible Voice Acting by Austin Rising, Incredible Story by Isaac Hooke

Unquestionably the best audio book I’ve ever listened to, and I’ve listened to a lot. What makes it different? Each and every character in the book has a completely unique voice, as if there are different actors. It’s uncanny how Austin Rising can change his voice to create the gamut ranging from the strong and noble Kaeden who follows his own code, to completely realistic human female characters, commanding English accents for kings and sorcerers, roguish voices for bandits, to even guttural-sounding monster voices, you name it. The story, on the other hand, feels short, and yet it’s a long book. You won’t want to stop reading, Isaac Hooke keeps you guessing and wanting more and more. Definitely worth listening to!

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"Harem...Good....Code...Good"

Enter Conan, the code and his Harem.... wanted a little more out of this book, the plot had so much potential but it didn't feel like it was completely fleshed out. Still a great book, fun listen and not complex. Well worth the time and the credit. I would listen to future books in this series.

This book is provided at no cost for a fair and honest review.

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Conan

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Conan mixed with harem and a dash or romance. Austin Rising did a good job with the narration. Looking forward to more.

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Hooke is always entertaining

Another fun ride from Hooke. If you haven't read any of Hooke's work you are missing out.

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Ok listen

Kaden is the luckiest SOB on the planet lol..... Did enjoy it though. Good listen

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pretty good

overall a pretty good book, but not a fan of graphic sex scenes. not looking for porn while listening to a sci fi type of book

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high schooler Conan dream

The story gives a medival fantasy troup with high Trastratone from the chacther has fills to like they give in base desires to easily and leads to chacther having them apoher simple in there actions even though there backstories give rich flavor has the chacthers proceed threw the story.

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Good Story, Good Voice Acting and Great Start

I was curious about this book and it was well reviewed. So I checked it out. I enjoyed the writing style, characters were developed at pace and it gave a lot of details. This book didn't just tell one story and then end in 5 to 6 hours as some others i have listened to lately. This gave a few stories all connected in one listen that some authors would stretch to 3 books. Austin Rising did a good job as well, this was my first time listening to him. I liked his pacing, pronunciation and his different voices for the characters. All in all I would definitely recommend this book and will check out others by the author.