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  • The Blade Itself

  • The First Law: Book One
  • By: Joe Abercrombie
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 678
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676

Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gritty, violent, dark..... And hilarious. Enjoy

  • By Marc on 15-11-2015

Dull

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

Reviewed: 16-10-2018

So dull it's difficult to pay attention. I'm sure some people will enjoy it though.

  • Life Reset: A LitRPG Novel

  • New Era Online, Book 1
  • By: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188

After being betrayed and cursed by an extremely rare spell, Oren, a powerful and influential player, finds himself as a first-level goblin! Without even a fraction of his previous power, he vows to pull through and have revenge on those who betrayed him. His thorough knowledge of the game's world and his unique ability to immerse himself entirely are his only advantages. But first, he must figure out how to survive long enough playing what is basically a low-level fodder monster!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moo review (amazing)

  • By Anonymous User on 23-10-2017

Very much enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 20-08-2018

Loved the story, excited to see what comes next!
An interesting take on LitRPG worlds.

  • The Gordian Knot

  • Schooled in Magic, Book 13
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

The post of Head Girl of Whitehall looks fantastic on anyone's resume. It places the lucky winner on equal terms to the staff, granting them authority, power, and responsibility that no other student can even dream of possessing. Naturally, Emily doesn't want it. But when she returns to Whitehall for her sixth and final year, she discovers that the staff has elected her to the post - and refusal isn't an option. Reluctantly, she starts to carry out her new duties, unaware that deadly enemies are waiting in the shadows, preparing themselves to strike at her when her back is turned.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Performed well, no real content

  • By Charles on 18-07-2018

Performed well, no real content

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

Reviewed: 18-07-2018

I enjoyed the performance, after listening to the last 12 books I really don't want to quit the series now, but nothing really happens in this story. She goes to school and has trouble with her friends until right near the end when there is a fight.
Certainly disappointed after the previous stories in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 322

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it all.

  • By Richard on 26-06-2018

Story is out of order

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

Reviewed: 20-03-2018

I have the set of books and the chapters are out of sequence. I have messaged both the publisher and the author, neither have replied.

18 of 22 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of the Outcast

  • Mirror World, Book 3
  • By: Alexey Osadchuk
  • Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13

Mirror World is stirring, about to embrace the new global changes of its map. Everyone is getting ready to colonize No-Man's Lands. The strongest clans send their best fighters on recon missions, impatient to make stakes for the juiciest locations. Market prices have taken to the sky like flocks of scared pigeons. New alliances are struck while mercenaries upgrade their armor and grind edges on their swords. Their time is looming. A war is coming to Mirror World.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next one!

  • By Charles on 18-01-2018

Can't wait for the next one!

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

Reviewed: 18-01-2018

It was a new and refreshing spin on the litRPG genre, keen as mustard for the next

  • The House of Hades

  • Heroes of Olympus, Book 4
  • By: Rick Riordan
  • Narrated by: Nick Chamian
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 96

The stakes have never been higher. If Percy Jackson and Annabeth fail in their quest, there'll be hell on Earth. Literally. Wandering the deadly realm of Tartarus, every step leads them further into danger. And, if by some miracle they do make it to the Doors of Death, there's a legion of bloodthirsty monsters waiting for them. Meanwhile, Hazel and the crew of the Argo II have a choice: to stop a war or save their friends. Whichever road they take one thing is certain - in the Underworld, evil is inescapable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thrilling

  • By John on 09-11-2016

Good story, terribly spoken.

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

Reviewed: 25-08-2016

Narrator kept swapping and changing character voices. Used inflection like a cliche clicky high school girl consistently. Very grating to listen to.