Wild Wastes

Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Series: Wild Wastes, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3,266 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm.

Legend has it that an experiment failed. Catastrophically so. And when it failed, the center of the United States, from the Sierra Nevada to the Mississippi river, became "The Waste", where everything changed.

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind.

In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs.

Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

Taking up an escort mission, Vince encounters a situation that will shape his life forever onward.

As well as the lives of everyone in North America.

Warning: This novel contains adult themes and moral ambiguities. The main character is written as a real person in an apocalypse, and will not make choices that line up with society and cultural norms.

©2017 Randi Darren (P)2017 Randi Darren

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A story where the sex actually plays a part.

There's a lot of graphic sex here, but most of it actually supports the story. An interesting premise that is mostly paid off.

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Fantasy Venture, Mythical Creatures; and One Stud

This is a good fantasy adventure story that has continuously evolved through the first three books. There is plenty of action and surprises as the series develops and we follow the progression of Vince, who begins this adventure as a lone ranger in the “Wild Wastes.” He’s not alone for long, however, and apparently doesn’t turn away any manner of female companionship, whether she has horns, tusks, or even insect legs; Vince is going to spread his seed and we hear every slurping, gurgling, explicitly wild detail; and let me tell you, he’s one busy stud. Other than the graphic nature of these books, there is a good and interesting story line and I will continue to listen to the next book As for the narrator; I thought Andrea Parsneau’s performance was outstanding.

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Not what I expected

When I started listening to this book I expected the adult themes in the story. What I didn't expect was those themes to be used as filler. Story could have been much better without them, or worked into the story better to further the plot.

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wow.

I'm not sure how I really feel about this as a whole. The story is unique (at least to me) and It got pretty intense right off the bat. I can't say I loved it but i was definitely interested throughout the whole book finding myself jumping and exclaiming WHAT! and NO WAY! a lot and laughing to myself shaking my head. Other times I was scoffing saying "B.S." never happen. (no spoilers) The narrator did an awesome job, I've never heard of her before this but I will be looking up more books read by her. Characters voices were clearly different and fit each character. What I don't really like is that i didn't feel like the author spent enough time describing the characters or the landscape. there was enough there to come up with a dissent idea but I felt like the picture was always left unfinished which bugged me a little. It was also really fast paced. I think this storyline would be amazing if it was written in a much larger scale. I'm not sure how to explain it so im going to leave it at that. I am going to get the next one and I will most likely listen to this again in the future.

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Finally a believable and smart main character.

It did take me a bit to get into the story. After so many poorly written or concieved plots points from other authors, it is a true marvel to have a Hero who is not stupid or being saved by a author's ham handed attempts at conflict resolution.
I believe I would have made many of the same decisions as he did. I found the author's world and concepts a novel idea and approach to making the conflicts and plot devices believable and engrossing.

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good read

good storyline and kept me interested. unique blend of wild west, guns, swords, and magic

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  • KC
  • 03-26-19

Exactly what I was looking for.

Post-Apocalypse, fantasy, modern age, romance, sex, battle; it's all here. This is the kind of novel I have been wanting for quite a while. It doesn't shy away from any topic or description.

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matter of personal preference

there's some really fun action and I loved the building of power components both individually with the main character and with the society. the story is very heavily interlaced with sexual domination and the aura of polygamy.

I'm fine with graphic descriptions... it's all in your head after all. but I'm just not into the hardcore humiliation and domination theme.

it's a matter of preference.

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A Waste of Time

I have to admire the tremendous amount of effort the author and narrator spent to bring this audiobook to the public. When someone takes that much time and care to produce something original, I want to support their work and I really want to enjoy it. But I just can't do it with Wild Wastes. There are so many things wrong with this, I don't know where to begin. Seeing the avalanche of positive reviews, I don't know if it's even worth pointing out all the shortcomings of this story and narration. One thing is obvious, fans of Monster Girl Harem Fantasies are loving this . Maybe this is the book that shows me I'm not meant for this genre. But if a book is well written and the characters are compelling, I can overlook the strangeness of the tropes. With the Wild Wastes audiobook, I could only get through half of it. And I think it was mainly due to the narrator. She reads everything with a husky 'stakes couldn't be higher' tone, and finishes almost every sentence with a 'can you f--cking believe this??' intonation. The story takes place in America around a century in the future, yet the narrator has some characters using Cockney, upper-class British, Irish, Scottish, Southern belle and good ol' Brooklyn accents. Huh? I get the challenge of voicing so many disparate characters and having them all sound distinct, but her choices of accents are just ridiculous. The worst thing in the whole book and what caused me to give up and just walk away, was her choice of voice for one of the main character's 'women'. This character is a soldier, austere, and humorless...fine. But how am I supposed to buy the budding romance between her and get into the sex scenes when she sounds like URKEL? The lead character is ostensibly a hero, but last time I checked, he is bailed out of every skirmish and fight by one of his women. Then they pledge their (inexplicable) devotion to him. Queue another sex scene. Speaking of, I was hoping at least the sex scenes would be good enough to save this novel from the trash bin. Nope. Sex has never been so uninteresting and uninspired. This book reads like something a teen age virgin would write for other teenage virgins. I'm just not into the whole monster girl thing the way this author does it. I'm the minority, though. For fans of the genre who have calibrated their tastes to this level of storytelling, this will be an enjoyable read.

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Very graphic but extremely entertaining

great narration, well written, definitely NSFW. I found the book slow to get started but once it was going it was a good blend of sex, violence, and sword and sorcery fantasy.

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  • Bodger
  • 03-07-18

Good read but very similar to his other books

If you could sum up Wild Wastes in three words, what would they be?

Adult fantasy pulp

Any additional comments?

If I didn't know that Randi Darren is a pseudonym of William D Arand I'd be thinking one of them had plagiarised the others book. I previously listened to "Super Sales on Super Heroes" which I really enjoyed, and searching out his other books thought I'd give this a try. The story lines of these two books are basically identical but placed in different settings i.e. (spoilers) a guy with some sort of power to 'read' and adapt other people starts buying up slaves to create an initial harem of powerful characters and then expands by buying up loads more to create his own army/commune.I felt it was a little lazy to essentially use the same storyline, but it's set in a more Tolkienesque fantasy world and with a very large smattering of adult content. However, taken for itself I found the book enjoyable and an easy listen, but it's more of a pulp read than anything deeper, but I doubt it was aimed as anything more than that. If I could only choose one I'd pick Super Sales, as I prefer it's dark humour but this has it's place for those that like a more fantasy style story and adult content, which at times is quite explicit, which didn't bother me but others may find difficult if not keen on that sort of content. Other than that, the narration is very good and pretty enjoyable.

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  • Sam Bradley
  • 12-05-17

simply brilliant

fantastic story, in depth characters, great narration. all in all a must read. couldn't recommend it enough

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

i love this book

my favourite thing is the characters i love them and i like the connections between them . the story is good in my opinion

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  • Ho-Man Yau
  • 07-14-19

an r rated harem fantasy story

one of those stories with the poor protagonist getting a lot of wives, then money and then land with people to rule over. I really enjoyed it.

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  • The Bearded Bookworm
  • 03-26-19

Definitely one for Headphones or private listening

Aside for there being more Smut than I expected it was an interesting listen. Though i feel it could have possibly been better in its own world rather than earth with a twist. That being said it was still a good book.

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  • "sharky18"
  • 03-14-19

Wow, Really?...WOW!

ummm ok. beautiful orc woman, beautiful ant woman..yep ANT WOMAN!?!?! beautiful Nymphs. Beautiful every girl, all getting fucked in here. If your looking for filth where every character is a porn based sex-mainiac who is skilled at deepthroats? Then this is the book for you. It does have an enjoyable, easy listen FEEL to it, minus the sex scenes. it's not the kinda of book that I would usually go for. But for an erotic fantasy story it's not too bad.

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  • James martin housby
  • 01-15-19

Overall the story and audio are good.

Overall the story and performance where good, I could have done with out the adult xxx parts. They did nothing to Realy enhance the overall story. It is not as good as super sale on super heroes. But if you enjoy the fantasy side rather than the more modern setting you will enjoy. Again the adult/+18 parts are very graphic. Over all I would recommend but could have left out the other parts for me.

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  • L.
  • 09-30-18

Amazing

Loved how the narrator brought the characters to life. Can't wait to start book two!

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  • connor
  • 10-19-17

Expect a lot of under the covers

character is your anti hero who slowly collects a harem. be careful where you listen to this. the content is very erotic best not to have this one playing in the car while you drive. Decent story line if a little dry at first but it picks up.

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  • eden searl
  • 04-21-19

fantastic read

i really enjoyed this. story flowed very well and naration was of the highest quality. if you like a good litrpg than this is a must read/listen

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  • GotSauss
  • 10-29-18

Exactly what I wanted

But might not be what you like. Action and harem. Pretty much sums it up.

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  • Embrakh
  • 06-17-18

Good Erotica.

Good Erotica, Average Story. The narration is average, but it gets better towards the end. The story isn't that good either. Simply, read for erotica if you're into monster girls. I'm unsure whether I'll continue the series. ------------------------------- NOT RECOMMENDED -------------------------------

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  • Greg M
  • 05-27-18

Different!!

As I read further into this book I couldn't help but think of the reactions of readers used to mainstream culturally acceptable novels. There's a few people I know who would try to find their eyes that had rolled way back into their heads as it dawned on them the nature and content of this racous book. What a hoot! What imagination! I must admit that my eyes raised to mid forehead at first but they came back once my ears adjusted. On the outside it feels simple storey telling but there's depth in the characters as the book opens out. Close to the edge in female/male attitudes but there's reason, apparently, behind all the overt direct unique sexuality portrayed.

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  • John
  • 01-11-18

Wild Wastes

I loved this book from start to finish the Characters a well made and who do not love .Monsters girls Grate job Randi Darren and Andrea Parsneau.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-17

Moo reviews

Loved this book amazing didn't review it the first time then decided to hit this story up again that's how good it was 11/10 such a dam sexy story