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  • Fostering Faust: Book 2

  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Savannah
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Alex has taken firm control over his county as the Count of Brit. By and large, everything has settled into a fairly normal pattern for him, his numbered, and his wife. There's still an ongoing war between two Duchies, and Regina Tannulf, Alex's liege and lord, has plans for him. Plans that he wants no part of. Except that he doesn't really have a choice in the matter.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive.

  • By Xravia on 09-04-2019

Repetitive.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2019

The contract thing is too easy yo use and abuse adding on to the fact that you dumb down the other characters intellegence to personality traits and the fact that the enemy commander asks war advice from the guy who very nearly killed his father.... the mc feels stupid by association eve his plans are repetitive and boring, set fire = profit.....

  • Sword Sirens

  • Weatherblight Saga, Book 1
  • By: Edmund Hughes
  • Narrated by: Amy Soakes
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Amongst the remnants of the ancient Saidican Empire lies Golias Hollow, an underground community of people who’ve taken refuge from the tainted surface. Completely cutoff from the outside world, the men and women of the Hollow follow the teachings of the prophet Dormiar, sacrificing a select few to the outside each year in a ceremony known as “The Choosing”.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • surprising find

  • By Dean on 31-03-2019

Bland.

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

Reviewed: 24-03-2019

Bland and boring, The story dosent have a leg to stand on and the villan/rival sucked a**, I found no redeeming factors in the story and the part I found the most interesting was the fallout shelter starting location, yet the entire premise undermines the themes of scarcity survival and difficult choices such an idea provokes. surface of infinite resources and fortune = a hard time. ok.

Im done with this novel. Its just a bloated fantasy boy novel. for the laco of a better sounding term.

  • 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 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

The necromantic armies are on the warpath and nowhere is safe. Even the presumed sanctuary of the floating dungeon controlled by Cal is threatened! The leadership of nearly all the sentient monarchies has been wiped out, and only the races most suited to repelling the advancing darkness have an intact chain of command. Cal learns quickly that the most pressing threat is not the far-off war, but is instead those entrusted with the general population's protection. As it turns out, the idea of having a flying dungeon for your people is very tempting indeed....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Never ceases to amazing me

  • By Anonymous User on 11-03-2019

Ritualist Prequel?

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

Reviewed: 03-02-2019

Its a great listen although I sort of liked it when the dungeon got to do whatever it wanted without consulting anyone. alot of interesting developments are left at the wayside to pave the way for the end of the world and in my opinion the start of the ritualist as Dakota drops alot of hints like 'I would ban rituals if I was given the chance.' and how his spiritual world was seperated into floating islands and such.

I will look forward to the easter eggs in the ritualist :)

  • Good Intentions

  • By: Elliott Kay
  • Narrated by: Tess Irondale
  • Length: 22 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

He knew it was a dumb stunt from the start. A midnight run through a cemetery to impress a couple of girls is hardly the stuff of legend, but Alex Carlisle longs to escape the crushing mediocrity of life after high school. Then he stumbles upon the ritual, and the cultists, and two bound and bloodied women. Alex intervenes and the ritual blows up in his face, leaving him bound to them both: Rachel and Lorelei, an angel and a succubus.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Epic fail

  • By Jessica on 19-07-2017

Nothing to get excited about.

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

Reviewed: 29-01-2019

Repetition, Wish fulfillment and plot armor.

sure its got a good runtime but I found it impossible to listen to this without speeding it up. (listened on 1.70x)

  • First Login

  • The World, Book 1
  • By: Jason Cheek
  • Narrated by: Jason Hill
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Jason and his friends are working to move their entire guild to pro-gamer status. Choosing a Nightmare start to get ahead of the wave of new players starting the game, Jason finds himself alone in the wilds tasked with saving a group of refugees from goblin invaders. Although he manages to save the survivors, that is just the beginning of his trials as he desperately fights to bring them back from the edge of annihilation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good start

  • By Tarcha on 20-02-2019

Underwhelming.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-2019

The author built up the story like it was going to be 30hrs long when its not even 9hrs. It might be a good novel for those who have no idea about these games he is referencing but as someone who knows all of these elements rehashing them is boring.

  • Summoner

  • By: Eric Vall
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 43

Gryff never knew he was the most powerful summoner in the world until a rogue monster attacked his village. Now he's been recruited into the top magical academy, beautiful women are breaking down his dorm-room door, and the headmaster has big, big plans for him. Instead of summoners being maligned by society, Gryff is in a position to make them revered and honored.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Ok framework needs more

  • By Dean on 12-03-2019

Wish fulfillment central.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-2019

There was way too many wish fulfillment aspects to this novel, to the point where it was sickening.

from being the first to realise his class was decent, to monsters being overpowered and fitting every situation as a plot device. the relationship dynamics are non existent. the mc can slerp with 100 different girls and the others will just go along with it.

The only thing I really enjoyed was the cover art.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Conquest

  • The Dungeon Core Gambit, Book One
  • By: Antony W.F. Chow
  • Narrated by: Camille DuBois
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

When Markos Turloch is murdered by his boss, Bobbi Nox, as revenge for whistle-blowing on his employer, he loses his humanity and is reincarnated as a diamond-like dungeon core in another world. When his dungeon helper, Jessica, comes across a dying young man being sexually tormented by a female ogre, Markos' decision to save his life becomes the turning point in Markos' new existence. Upon learning the truth of this new world as one where females dominate in both numbers and social status, Markos decides to conquer the land of Enwald and reassert male dominance as its king!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Author bias fails to deliver a compelling story.

  • By Xravia on 11-01-2019

Author bias fails to deliver a compelling story.

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

Reviewed: 11-01-2019

This is an obvious bandwagoning of the popular litrpg trend without uaing any of the elements which makes it enjoyable. There are literally no constraints on the dungeons power, power levels are inconsistent and always end with everyone shocked at how powerful the dungeon is, the usual tragic backstory and fourtuitous encounters with harem world ripe for the taking...
I mean how much more generic can you even get?

What was the gambit? it is hardly a gambit when the power level disparities are this great.

I would not recomend this audiobook even if you have time to spend.

  • Future Reborn

  • Future Reborn, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Pierce
  • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Jack Bowman is out of luck and out of money. That is, until he gets an offer to be a part of an experiment for a major scientific research company. All he has to do is get cryogenically frozen for a few years and he'll be rich. What could go wrong? Quite a bit, as it turns out. When Jack's pod splits open and he's met by two beautiful women, he's introduced to a very different world from the one he left behind. There are warring tribes, mutated animals, actual monsters, and even ogres. With so many threats, how can anyone hope to survive?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Convenient and forgettable Mary Sue MC

  • By Xravia on 17-12-2018

Convenient and forgettable Mary Sue MC

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

Reviewed: 17-12-2018

The entire story is convenient AF, nothing feels earned, the love interests arnt developed, the premise is wishy washy, as it never fully commits to what it says and some of the ramifications of being a person from the past are ignored entirely except for the good parts.

And when uou finally introduce some somewhat interesting villians you kill them off the bat out of fear that it might detract from how 'awesome' the mc is...

id recommend you skip this one if you want to save some time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Crystal Heart

  • Enthralled, Book 1
  • By: Prax Venter
  • Narrated by: Christian Fox
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Mark has big plans to further his education but is convinced by his AI assistant to join her for one day in a vividly real, and sexually themed, virtual world. However, not everything is as it seems. After Mark realizes he is reliving the same day over and over, he needs to find a way out or become trapped forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meaty pussy does not describe something attractive

  • By Anonymous User on 16-12-2018

I dont see the appeal.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-2018

nothing new or interesting from the series. It takes the premise from feedback loop and makes it, its hook but the story expands too quickly without any time to get attached to the world before the main characters actions basically destroy the world, leaving little to no impact to why repairing the tears mean anything other than them being loot boxes waiting for the protags to snatch them up.

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • top 3 favourite LITRPG series

  • By Anonymous User on 08-10-2018

Darker in tone compared to book 1.

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2018

Althrough the plot is a bit contrived and forced. The long runtime and amazing voice acting by jeff hays makes it a worthwhile purchase.

A few things that the novel can improve on in book 3 would be consistency in the game logic, like having a level restriction limit on the sacrificial dagger like being within 50 levels of the sacrifice target otherwise deal times 10x damage or something, otherwise where is the merit in being high leveled.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful