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Awesome sound design.

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

Reviewed: 18-11-2019

Vague hints of imminent doom for not grinding a game can only get you so far, while the levels were sort of unique thier implementation was very one note, with the romance being quite shallow. Jack is basically the rebound guy along with being the only other romantic interest of the only other hero in the village.

the only thing they gave as hype for going up the tower is filling up equipment slots and getting more points. It goes into great length to explain what will happen in the future ( fight anti hero, fight corruption as level increases, trade with other towns etc) with the factors that provide any difficulty being solved by the ship.

Instead of a race against time, its a race against the end if his lifespan, which dramatically lowers the tension.

overall its a okay story with voicing especially the songs and the end part with the harbor master.

Plot Driven Narrative With MC lacking agency.

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

Reviewed: 14-11-2019

While thoughout the novel you are prepped to thing of the story as a mystery its actually and action novel with a twist ending or two sprinkled in. while the book tries to make you think that you have a choice its usually like - he ran down the left path and took the stairs up to find the next plot point. There is no chance that the mc is going to find out what is happening and usually lashes out on his girlfirend whenever he has the chance. With the surpreme comander being so obvious with his fixation on power and all the hints he has to literally step out of the shadows and evil monologue his reveal.

The scientist can deus ex machina any element into existance. how many fields of research has she gone into? she can transfer levels between people(its either that or the surpreme comander went further back in time and leveled up like mad), hide levels, create sovereigns, implants, socket arms, mind control, maps and runs a political faction in her country. Tbh she should be the main character of the novel as she seems much more interesting than the mc and the surpreme comander plotline.

Deconstructing fears

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

Reviewed: 11-11-2019

Although the story is a shallow retelling of paranormal activity with a MC that cant carry a series. It combines the litrpg and mystery elements well to provide a reasonable background for the paranormal movies.

Personally I found no enjoyment from the movies or this audiobook as there is nothing new or inventive from mg perspective that I havent seen from other books but I am leaving it a four star rating considering that bias.

The Mc just has no personality or drive with the reaolution being more killing. He just chases the next high which sometimes interferes with his actions anyways. Its like watching a wolf among sheep.

Looking forward to the next book.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-2019

It has the same sort of premise as reincarnator which I enjoyed aswell. The novel has the quality to go the mile.

While the song was a bit of pandering it didnt detract to much from the MC's goals and objectives.

The time travel was by chance and not a planned decision, it is believable for the most part when it comes to his thoughts and actions.

The numbers of people comming every round is a bit dumb as it would take as many people as the last round supplied just to manage the incomming people and for the top brass to find the irregulars out of millions of people is pretty absurd, when in reality they would be working on increasing thier own strength.

+ The MC and sofia are like tarzan and jane.

Identity crisis.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-2019

This book dosent know what it wants to be. Although the start was interesting even though the MC was purposely weighted. They abandoned the daughter-father party dynamic in the most contrived and stupid way imaginable. It wasnt even a surprise once the admin messages showed up, there was no weight to the death since they had one quest together.

The only unique element was the so called gates of wonder was abandoned aswell. The litrpg elements are mishandled as the novel doesn't follow the cause and effect style the genre is associated with.

The MC is woefully immature for a 47 year old, he blames all his actions on his dead daughter. He recruits literal terrorists and psychopaths and claims that he had a job in government where he fired someone for being lazy which is the worst excuse the author could come up with. There is alot of double standards and events that do not mesh well with what would really happen.

Its not dark, its stupid. Im not keen for a second book.

It takes a while to get into the story.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2019

Once you get past the elven jargon and the simple premise mystery box plot and how the storg foreshadows comming friends and enimies in a one dimensional manner with the protagonist comming out of a DnD character sheet with max rolls, you get a okay story that seems a bit forced in certain areas.

The quality of the writting remains consistent throught the novel but its lack of lasting stakes that impact the story makes me wary of picking up the next book.

Its worth the listen if you want to form your own opinions but this isnt a bad book, just a bit uninspired.

The Mad Canadian Squirrel Girl.

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

Reviewed: 20-10-2019

I found it quite funny how when she got insane she turned canadian.

while the first bit where the sword spirit introduced the mechanics and world building was the best from a narrative standpoint, ai did enjoy the descent into maddness that hunting did.

from that point it turned from realistic fantasy into unrealistic wish fulfillment.

Its like when you activate cheat mode, it undercuts the feeling of reward yoh feel qhen you overcome a difficult challenge. with the ending extortion meaning very little as the mc dosent really care aboht money anyways.

While I realise there are many satirical elements, It does feel like a bit of a waste to give no growth to the MC's sword after his great introduction.

Middling Story

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

Reviewed: 11-10-2019

The story leaves quite a bit to be desired. It was swallowed by all the grinding the mc has to do. from essence to tablets to tokens. There was quite alot of currency with no interactive way to utilize it. They put quite a bit of effort into crumbz and happy but that went nowhere, the cat got leveled up but they didnt showcase the difference in a meaningful way. the way skills and stats are translated into fights is left up to author interpretation. the way the mc dosent realise his potential kinda ticks me off aswell.

Alot of story threads are left unresolved leaving the final product messy and lacking focus.

Gloriously Funny.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2019

A great installment of a fantastic series, I'm looking forward to the main story and im curious about how hoe will face the tower aswell.

Although theres not much to say about the book its best just to have a listen yourself as it is an experience.

Was expecting more.

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

Reviewed: 01-10-2019

For how much the tournament was built up I thought that there would be more factions and stratergy with a dash of intrigue thrown in. Yet lindons shot was so lame. all it came down 2 was that the opponent was faster, better luck next time.... even the abad9n had to insert itself into his life because how lame that ending was.