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  • On the Shoulders of Titans

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 2
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Corin Cadence finally has a firm reason to believe his brother, Tristan, is still alive. Unfortunately, finding more information isn’t going to be easy. Tristan appears to be entangled with a clandestine organization that calls themselves Whispers. And Corin’s last brush with the Whispers didn’t exactly end well. As much as he wants to follow that lead, Corin has more pressing problems to deal with. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Immersion destroyed by absurdities.

  • By Tactictoe on 22-05-2019

at times great, others painful or boring

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-2019

some parts are interesting, like when you get to learn more about the magic and world, new attunements etc. but the writing for the most part was bland and not well executed, plenty of it didn't move plot along, many fights were entertaining but ultimately felt cheap with no real sense of danger. the absolute worst bit though is how jarring and forced the gender identity issues are. they're shoved down your throat fairly early in and seem so out of place. from that point on every time that person is called "they" it's a reminder of it that stops you from ever being fully immersed back into the story. overall it was entertaining, but really not that good.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • By: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 625

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Name Of The Wind meets The Maze Runner

  • By Daniel on 31-08-2017

entertaining if not amazing

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-2019

definitely slow to start, with a bit of info dump. eventually the story starts to pickup and flesh out with a few unexpected developments. so kudos to it for that. overall entertaining though despite not being amazing

  • Regicide

  • The Completionist Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 90

 Dakota Krout presents the second book in The Completionist Chronicles series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fantastic book!

  • By Allison on 25-09-2018

a fun follow up to DK's new series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-2019

more of similar stuff to the previous books, full of puns and silliness, and that rpg goodness

  • Ritualist

  • Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dead world

  • By Anonymous User on 26-11-2018

decent read for the genre

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-02-2019

plenty of nods to previous works and things taken or learned from the dungeon series. possibly even incorporated into a combined universe, its a fun book bases around playing a vr mmorpg. usual broken class and hilarity ensues

  • Dungeon Desolation

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 4
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

Auras empowering the body to superhuman status. Invocations tearing the land asunder. The war has arrived. The necromantic armies are on the warpath and nowhere is safe—even the sanctuary of the flying dungeon has been threatened. The leadership of nearly all the sentient races has been wiped out, and only the people most suited to repelling the advancing darkness have an intact monarchy. Cal learns quickly that the primary threat is not the far-off war, but the actions of those entrusted with protecting the population.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • still going fairly strong

  • By Toran on 26-02-2019

still going fairly strong

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

why fix what isn't broken, another good book though a few of the jokes were rehashed from old ones. overall still rather enjoyable

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dungeon Calamity

  • Divine Dungeon, Book 3
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 98

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and the dungeon has become a battleground. Without his faithful Wisp, Cal's mind slips - he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. A direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, but he doesn't know for how long. Using every resource at his disposal, he works to keep his mind clear while he funds a search for his lost companion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant twist that leaves you begging for more.

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-2018

better and better

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-2019

the books are getting better and better, so is the voice acting. so all over even better than the last

  • Dungeon Madness

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

Both Cal and Dale have become stronger, each in spite of the other. The dungeon - Cal - knows exactly how much their power has increased and is working daily to become exponentially more powerful. His schemes are becoming more complex and his dungeon - his body - more deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lived up to the first one

  • By Anonymous User on 24-02-2019

mindless fun

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-2019

not the best written book, but it's definitely a fun time if you like the premise, the adventurers all sound funny cause they remind me of kronk, but cal and dani's voices can get irritating, especially when combined with the writing/characterization

  • The Slow Regard of Silent Things

  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

Patrick Rothfuss narrates The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a companion novella to his bestselling Kingkiller Chronicle novels that shares an enchanting new perspective on the Four Corners realm. Renowned as a bastion of knowledge, the University draws the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences, such as artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex web of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book not for everyone

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-2017

a beautiful Madness.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2019

this book is an exercise in excessive word manipulation, broken thought and general dis-alignment. it's as perfect a broken madness come together coherently as can be written. an adventure of inanimate objects with more soul than most characters. a perfectly patterned behavior that makes no sense unless looked at whole, rules that are seemingly arbitrary but more important than law. and most wonderful of all, a glimpse into the life of one of that worlds most intriguing and mysterious inhabitants, beloved by many.

not for everyone, but thoroughly enjoyable if it was for you.

  • King of Ashes

  • Firemane, Book 1
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: David Thorpe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341

A new novel from internationally best-selling author Raymond E. Feist. The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace's ruling family were the legendary Firemanes and represented a great danger to the other kings. Now four great kingdoms remain, on the brink of war. But rumour has it that the newborn son of the last king of Ithrace survived....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I am waiting for the next book...

  • By Samuel Colbran on 27-07-2018

an interesting first act

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-2019

quite different from his other work, with many things left up in the air and vague. im definitely interested to see where this series goes though and how the different plots ravel together.

  • The Wise Man's Fear

  • The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 42 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,144
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,942
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,932

Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and a must for all fans of HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AMAZING NOVEL AND NARRATION!

  • By Serena on 05-10-2015

great 2nd installment for the series.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2018

another fantastic book, plenty of witty wordplay and puns, an impressive amount of detail you can only notice as foreshadowing upon multiple reads, giving you an even greater appreciation of this book. unfortunately only time will tell if the series is ever going to be finished.