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  • 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

A guy's wet dream

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

Reviewed: 04-11-2018

Very good narration and great range of voices from Tess Irondale. A few talking mannerisms get shared across several characters that would have had better effect if not shared.
We start off with typical goody two shoes Alex inadvertently getting caught up in a supernatural situation that further gets him involved in more supernatural situations. He soon gets a harem of women wanting to get into his pants.
Ironically, this is where the suspension of disbelief falters. The lack of "complications" of him having to be shared between so many women gets too convenient despite explanations on why they are fine with it. The steamy sex were also fine but did get a little too frequent and soppy, I was starting to feel inured to them. Sometimes, I felt a fade to black would have had a better effect.
Anyway, not a bad story especially when you're in the mood for a bit of romantic supernatural adventure. Suffers a bit from the protagonist getting all the lucky breaks though.

  • 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 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

Powerful necromancers are on the move, and Cal is caught in the crossfire. Without his faithful Wisp, Dani, Cal's mind slips, and he begins creating traps and monsters that go against his already loose morals. After a direct threat from an unexpected force causes Cal's mind to stabilize, he throws all of his resources into keeping his thoughts clear while he funds searches for his lost companion. 

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

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-04-2018

Good progress in story, technical issue detracted

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

Reviewed: 28-10-2018

Some significant movement in the overall story, but a lot of leveling up progress also described that is interesting but may be unnecessarily detailed. Also, the fact that these leveling up factors are introduced as the characters encounter them make them appear too convenient. More conscious selection of their cultivation paths could have alleviated a bit of this convenient "luck"but I don't think it would help in the minutiae of describing leveling up.

A technical issue existed with the copy I listened to. The audio book was split in two halves and the second half played first, taking me mid-story and making me disinterested for a week of sporadic listening before my interest was regained in the last few hours of the book. Seeing there was still another half to go, I learned it was the first half. After reading that part, it would certainly have given me better engagement in the beginning.