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  • Senlin Ascends

  • The Books of Babel, Book 1
  • By: Josiah Bancroft
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Mild-mannered headmaster, Thomas Senlin prefers his adventures to be safely contained within the pages of a book. So when he loses his new bride shortly after embarking on the honeymoon of their dreams, he is ill-prepared for the trouble that follows. To find her, Senlin must enter the Tower of Babel - a world of geniuses and tyrants, of menace and wonder, of unusual animals and mysterious machines. And if he hopes to ever see his wife again, he will have to do more than just survive...this quiet man of letters must become a man of action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique and Amazing!

  • By Jackson on 27-02-2018

just couldn't get into it

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

got to chapter 6 before I had had enough of whatever was, or was not, happening in this book. character was so hard to relate to and his choices were far too frustrating to continue reading to see if it gets better.

  • 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 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

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

what a twist!!

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2018

I would be satisfied even if it seemed like this book was the last in the series!

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it

  • By Mike on 20-10-2017

much suspense, many action, wow

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2017

I don't normally get worked up with suspense with books but wow, this one had me at the edge of my seat! fantastic narration as usual from R.C. Bray and a truly awesome narrative!! would recommend the series to anyone and this may be my favourite book thus far

  • Fayroll - More Than a Game

  • Epic LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Andrey Vasilyev
  • Narrated by: Adrian Niro
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Our protagonist, Harriton Nikiforov, is an everyman - a binge-drinking tabloid column reporter who has settled for the humdrum of the everyday, with a job that pays the wages, a neurotic girlfriend who gives him migraines and a boss that gives him constant grief. Tasked with a new assignment, Harriton suddenly finds himself ripped away from his normal routine of Moscow society life to a journalistic quest of sorts that leads him deep into the realm of the virtual gaming world of Fayroll.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • left me wanting.

  • By mitchell on 07-10-2017

left me wanting.

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

Reviewed: 07-10-2017

lost some in the translation. many Russian contexts that didn't mean much to me such as their obsession with not being gay. seriously, it seems to be a major theme in this book.
the narrator really needs to be informed how to say chassis (shassi), scimitar (simitar), and a few other words. other than that he did OK, not good though.

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • By: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • There are much better options in the GameLit genre

  • By Damien P. on 12-12-2017

worth the read

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

Reviewed: 29-09-2017

great book. good progression of character and plot.
narrators female voice needs a bit of work but it is leaps and strides better than in other books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Eden's Gate: The Reborn

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. No more 9-to-5 job. No more studio apartment. No more reality TV. Finally, he's in a place where he can call home, a place with people he can call friends. But as more people want to trade their real world lives to get inside Eden's Gate, the government of the outside world wants the "game" shut down at all costs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • an ok story but reading is very monotone

  • By Dale on 13-07-2018

predictable other than the frustrating parts

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

Reviewed: 26-09-2017

great narrator. unfortunately the plot line is incredibly predictable although still decent. the worst part is how stereotypical and jarring Erin's character was and how so many irrational things happened such as a global black out for almost no reason at all (which is contrived as hell). the worst part is the end: oh no!!! 400 matches out of 5 million and he doesn't even spend a few minutes flicking through their point of views. fk that, worst way to force a sequel. also the 40 seconds of stats every 5 minutes was annoying as hell. ...
will be returning the book and not getting the sequel.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 412
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A captivating and exhilarating space adventure!

  • By Chris Gander on 07-04-2016

betrayal after betrayal after betrayal after b....

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

Reviewed: 04-03-2017

couldn't finish the book. the whole series seemed so contrived in how it tried to cause drama and suspense and resulted in a frustrating experience where everyone stands by as their friends die.... only one person can move at a time in this universe apparently.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 495
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Perfection

  • By The Lazy Book Reviewer on 17-05-2015

mostly good

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

Reviewed: 26-02-2017

a few parts were a bit too contrived but it was a good book in general. good enough for me to buy the sequel

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Warrior's Path

  • The Castes and the OutCastes Book 1
  • By: Davis Ashura
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

Sweeping from the majestic city of Ashoka to the perilous Wildness beyond her borders, enter a world where Caste determines mystical Talents, the purity of Jivatma expresses worth, and dharma may be based on a lie.Rukh Shektan has always understood duty. As a member of Caste Kumma, the warrior Caste, nothing else is acceptable. He is expected to take part in the deadly Trials, to journey the Wildness and protect the caravans linking Humanity's far-flung cities. Though the mission is dangerous, Rukh's hope and optimism are undaunted. Karma, however, is a fickle fiend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I recommend this book.

  • By phillip on 12-01-2017

started off well with the main character

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

Reviewed: 07-01-2017

good fights to start then spent 2+ hours with an uninteresting side character. managed to get through a chapter and a half of bree but the boredom was too much after the awesome fight scene.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Bloodmage

  • By: Stephen Aryan
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

The people of Perizzi have survived the battlemage war, but their future is looking darker than ever.... Byrne is a member of the Watch, investigating a series of murders. Fray's expertise with magic is needed to catch the killer, but working with the Watch destroyed his father, years before. Choss is a champion fighter, trying to diffuse a war in the underworld. Katja is a spy from a foreign land, attempting to prevent a massacre that will topple two dynasties. Watchmen and spies, assassins and criminals will clash on the streets in this magic-fuelled adventure from the author of Battlemage.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great follow up!

  • By Anders Haywood on 11-04-2017

bad, ok, then terrible

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

Reviewed: 22-12-2016

started with very-little-of-the-previous-characters with unrelated stories, tied in well but ended with a member-measuring-contest-and with-the-most-stupid-sacrifice-ever.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful