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The Wandering Inn

Volume 1
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Series: The Wandering Inn Series, Book 1
Length: 43 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (208 ratings)

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"No killing Goblins."

So reads the sign outside of the Wandering Inn, a small building run by a young woman named Erin Solstice. She serves pasta with sausage, blue fruit juice, and dead acid flies on request. And she comes from another world. Ours.

It’s a bad day when Erin finds herself transported to a fantastical world and nearly gets eaten by a dragon. She doesn’t belong in a place where monster attacks are a fact of life, and where humans are one species among many. But she must adapt to her new life. Or die.

In a dangerous world where magic is real and people can level up and gain classes, Erin Solstice must battle somewhat evil goblins, deadly rock crabs, and hungry [necromancers]. She is no warrior, no mage. Erin Solstice runs an inn.

She’s an [innkeeper].

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Just Wandered Inn

Loved every second of it! Don't miss this beautiful world and excellent story. It builds slowly but surely into an intense and gripping story of humanity, magic, learning to persevere in an unfamiliar place, until you begin to belong.

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Worth it in the end!

The first half of the book was great and annoying off and on, but the author improves steadily making the second half 5 stars. I just finished reading volume 2 on her website and it’s 6 stars with no annoyances! It was so worth getting this far and there is a ton of story already written to keep going.

The characters are so unique and believable. It has LOL comedy, drama, battle, politics, tragedy to some extent, small every day cute stories, and a complex world.

The narrator did a fantastic job as usual!

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Enjoyable pulls you in

really enjoyed this, it is serial style so easy to listen and break at chapters ends. The narrator gives differences for each race speaking which
h I enjoyed.
looking forward to next book

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This.. this is an immortal start.

I have read all my life. loved books, loved characters. felt heartbreak, and been awed by fantastic worlds. I've cheered hundreds of protagonists, hated more than thousands of villains.

The Wayward Inn is right at the forefront. I sit here, feeling. living. churning with so many emotions I can't JUST give a simple review.
I'll preface with the cons though:
some plotholes, mostly minor.
Erin is a little aloof.
Rioka takes getting used to.
depending how you feel about pacing can be a slow burn.
From what I've come to find out about This story though is it's the weakest of the volumes.
Calling this the weakest? I can barely fathom how much better the rest of the series is then.

Every character is a person. the world is realized. Not a single moment is filler and everything matters. Things seem to come out of nowhere only to make sense when you think about it. Moments happen that even if you foresee then you hold your breath for HOURS wondering. This is not a child's book. it's not vulgur or explicit. It is hard though. it's as hard as real life.

Good. Erin and Rioka.. and even the ancillary characters go through LIFE. life in a harsh world. Even the secondary and tertiary characters matter. every thread has points of importance and connect in the massive web that many high fantasy authors can't even make well. Aba is beyond most in their class. something special is in this story. and it's spoke to me. I LIVED and BREATHED this book. I hated this book,
and I loved it because it made me hate it.
I love this book. I truly love it.
And I wish I had the energy to even TOUCH upon Andrea's amazing performance. it's a masterclass. But I'm just wiped. I'm exhausted in the best way possible because I experianced my own immortal moment. one that lasted 43 hours that to me will never fade away even when I'm old and grey. Try this book. return it if you don't like it.. But try this book.

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Awesome

Love the narration and the story is amazing best use of a credit ever!!! Highly recommend

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The Wandering Inn is awesome

I really enjoy this story and bought the audible book to listen after reading it, it's a beautiful world in which we're dropped into and it holds some great emotional arcs which I hope others will enjoy.

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Amazing!!

I'm upset yet glad that I waited for the audiobook to experience this book. This is an amazing story I loved every second of this book and was happy that there were so many seconds to listen to!! Andrea Parsneau did an amazing job. If there were awards for best performed audiobook of the year this would win it in my opinion.

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better than I expected

it's great hearing the actual names on the people. the story feels more gripping here. pirate is and has been a great writer. you would be hard pressed to find a better story.

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A Very Long Listen that is Worth the Time Spent

I can't believe that a 40+ hour listen left me wanting more. For a man of modest patience this is quite unbelievable . The narrator
took some time to get used to, but became perfect as the book developed. I certainly hope there is a Vol 2 audiobook.
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Excellent!

The reader voices the story really well, and the story is perfect for an audiobook! Can’t wait for the rest of the volumes to release

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  • Wolf
  • 09-10-19

Worth the wait

I've been waiting for this to come out for ages!

I love the complexity of the world Pirateaba creates, and the emotions they invoke. Oh dear god, no other author can make me cry over the fate of goblins like they can. It's amazingly long (just what I like) with clear character development. The video game aspect is a tiny fraction of the story, so if like me, you hate reading/listening to endless number crunching of stats and point allocation, there's absolutely nothing to worry about here. Better yet, this is one story where the mechanics of the level-up system are questioned and are actually plot relevant. The real focus here is plot plot plot. The detail is astounding and no plot thread is ever forgotten, it may not come up for hours, but it does circle back around. I can't compliment the world-building enough.

My one niggle is that I don't like Erin's voice. It just doesn't fit the character I have in my mind. Can't complain about the narration otherwise.

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  • David
  • 09-21-19

Outstanding in all aspects

I have to admit I have little if anything to add to the headline. The story was simply wonderful. If this book had been written before the first world war: The Wandering Inn and Pirate Aba would be the book, Tolkien would be judged against!

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  • L.
  • 09-18-19

Beautiful

This was an absolutely beautiful story. I can't wait for the next book!

When is the next one coming?!

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  • Morris
  • 09-14-19

Its simply the best!

This isn't your standard litrpg book. It follows an MC who isn't your typical OP character with mastery and quick levelling compared to the rest of the world. It follows a pretty average girl in a strange land trying to survive. It's an amazing story, it's funny and shows character development and the narrator does an amazing job. The story also shows real human behaviour, for example being in a world where you see a death (in front of you) for the first time, that experience would be horrific and I feel as if this element is overlooked in many other books. The author captures the emotions and feelings whilst creating a vivid image of the surroundings combined with the narration of unique characters makes the book a must listen.

I dont want to bore you so have a listen! Defo my favourite book so far.

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  • Dennis Nordström
  • 09-11-19

Best litrpg ever

This is my absolute favorite series! I just love it!
The story is wonderful and the characters really comes alive

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  • Voyager
  • 09-15-19

Long winded and very whinny

I was told this book was worth listening too but it was far from it.
The voice the narrator used for the MC was whingy to fit the stupidity and whinnyness of the MC.

It is full of hyperbole and at least half of the book is a complete waste of time.

Every time I listened to a section I wanted to smack the MC for being so pathetic.

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  • Rebecca Truman
  • 09-16-19

Story had promise, narration was horrendous.

The story had me interested and wanting to figure out what was going on find out what was going on. Unfortunately I could not get past the narrators aggravating “Erin Voice”. The narrators third person voice was fine, however every time she spoke as Erin she turned into a whiney three year old child and after a few chapters I couldn’t listen anymore. Her impression of Erin made Erin unlikeable and annoying.

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