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  • 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 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

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

Good start

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

Reviewed: 20-02-2019

The blurb reminded me of Luke Chmilenko’s Ascend Online, which meant it’s taken me ages to actually buy this.
But in the end I wanted to see for myself.
And omg how different it is.
My only real complaint is the anti-climatic end, but I can’t wait to see the next book.

  • First Song

  • Anthem of Infinity Series, Book 1
  • By: Blaise Corvin, Outspan Foster, Blaise Corvin - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20

It has been two years since the Shift - when most technology stopped working, and the laws of physics changed. Humanity has been brought to its knees. Like other survivors, Noah Henson has heard rumors of the Aelves. Among other guesses, predatory aliens seem as good as any other theory for what caused the Shift. But for Noah, everything else takes second place to survival, sometimes even self-respect... or any sort of decency. Lawless, post-apocalypse America had forced Noah to make many difficult decisions, and he has never seemed to choose correctly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • an interesting read

  • By eden searl on 09-04-2019

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 16-02-2019

I read this when it first came out, and I was excited to hear the audiobook.

When Blaise said that he and Outspan wanted to have an MC you didn’t like at first, on my first reading I didn’t see it — but when I listened to it, with the intonation and the whining and the cowardly tones... I felt it and I couldn’t wait to get on to hear the courageous and clear minded strategic planner that Noah would become.

Ramon did an amazing job, and I was surprised when I teared up in places I hadn’t previously.

Overall I do feel that it’s a great listen.

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  • Alpha Company

  • Alpha World, Book 3
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Rejoin Alburet Two-souled as his journey in Alpha World continues. He has two quests that still need to be resolved; one that deals with Nobility, while the other is from the Dark Lord. Before he can deal with either of them, Mindblown brings down the server. As they are about to launch a mass scale immersion testing phase.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fallen short of potential

  • By Peter J Walmsley on 08-02-2018

Must Read

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

The premise was a little disconcerting I'll admit -- the main character is a prisoner who is being experimented on -- but I was hooked the minute I picked the book up.
The depth in the characters -- the flaws that are present & the natural way that relationships form -- was refreshing.
The genre of LitRPG seems to be books about guys gaming & grinding, it's refreshing to see a book set in an MMORPG which is about the people and their personal development just as much as their character development.
Definitely a must read for anyone remotely interested in the LitRPG genre.

Peter Berkrot is amazing in his portrayal and I have relistened to these books many times.

  • Forming the Company

  • Alpha World, Book 2
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

How does Alburet feel about Stacia suddenly becoming his Succubus? How will her family react to her sudden change? While trying to handle this sudden transition, Mindblown is also going to take the server down for maintenance. Alburet will have to deal with emotional turmoil, all while continuing to play the game he has been sentenced to play for life. What else is about to change in Alpha World? Mindblown announces the ability to form guilds. Alburet sees an opportunity to form a guild himself and takes it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By Anonymous User on 10-10-2017

Must Read

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

The premise was a little disconcerting I'll admit -- the main character is a prisoner who is being experimented on -- but I was hooked the minute I picked the book up.
The depth in the characters -- the flaws that are present & the natural way that relationships form -- was refreshing.
The genre of LitRPG seems to be books about guys gaming & grinding, it's refreshing to see a book set in an MMORPG which is about the people and their personal development just as much as their character development.
Definitely a must read for anyone remotely interested in the LitRPG genre.

Peter Berkrot is amazing in his portrayal and I have relistened to these books many times.

  • The Valens Legacy

  • Publisher's Pack 2
  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Over Our Heads, Book 3: Sean's still up to his neck in trouble, but at least he's finally found an example of his father's work, along with all of his notes. Now all Sean has to do is figure out not only how to reproduce his father's greatest achievement, but to solve the one problem his father wasn't able to. Head Down, Book 4: Things are starting to look up for Sean: he has a safe place to stay, allies, way too many wolves, and a couple of dangerously cute werefoxes around as well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light Harem Fantasy Novel

  • By Tarcha on 26-08-2018

Light Harem Fantasy Novel

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

This is a light read.
It deals with serious topics, but it’s not heavy.
It’s a slight awkward nerd who gets superpowers and the girls. And happily scrambles along wondering how it all happened.

Leland King does an amazing performance. He managed to keep everyone distinct and had great inflection and emotion.

  • The Valens Legacy

  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

In his junior year at college, the only things on Sean's mind are doing his homework and getting out of college to get a real job. A gamer and a bit of a nerd, Sean's philosophy in life has been to keep his head down and get his work done. But when a failed kidnapping attempt leaves him with a gaping hole in his memory, his oldest friend dead, and his mother missing, Sean suddenly finds his whole world turned upside down as he's thrust into the hidden world of magic and the supernatural.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light Harem Fantasy Novel

  • By Tarcha on 26-08-2018

Light Harem Fantasy Novel

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

This is a light read.
It deals with serious topics, but it’s not heavy.
It’s a slight awkward nerd who gets superpowers and the girls. And happily scrambles along wondering how it all happened.

Leland King does an amazing performance. He managed to keep everyone distinct and had great inflection and emotion.

  • Fimbulwinter

  • Daniel Black, Book 1
  • By: E. William Brown
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

Summoned to a world in the midst of apocalypse, Daniel Black would have his hands full just staying alive. Add in refugees, desperate soldiers, scheming nobles and a pair of thoroughly wicked witches, and life is going to be very busy indeed. Good thing he has magic of his own to even the scales. But will even that be enough?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Tarcha on 26-08-2018

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 26-08-2018

I was initially turned off by the older literary name and book cover but there was a lot of word of mouth so I tried it.
And I was happily surprised.
The MC is OP but because he is flawed and makes bad choices it doesn’t mean he wins everything perfectly.
My main criticism would be hat he knows a lot about every topics — I wish I had acquired half his common knowledge — but this doesn’t really break the book.

I haven't heard of Guy William's work before but I was amazed by this narrator and really enjoyed how he made sure to keep each player distinct.

  • The Valens Legacy: Publisher's Pack 3

  • By: Jan Stryvant
  • Narrated by: Leland King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 34

When It Falls, book 5: After their success against the Ascendants is used by the Vestibulum as a cover for the murder of their old enemies, Sean has discovered that the Vestis are far more ruthless and dangerous than the previous two councils he's fought. After 200 years of holding on to the leadership position among all of the councils, obviously the Vestibulum isn't going to give up anything to anyone. Stand on It, book 6: Once again, Sean's home has been attacked by one of the Councils, only this time they've committed what they hoped would be an overwhelming force.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic book

  • By loui on 21-09-2018

Story Continues to Impress

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

Reviewed: 12-07-2018

I just found these on audiobook — I had read them previously on Kindle Unlimited — and I really enjoyed them a second time as I binged on them.
I often find that by the time a series gets to the 5th or 6th book, they look track of the original story, but Jan Stryvant hasn’t.
It’s still a slightly awkward nerd who got the superpowers and the girls, who wants to live a happy life, and (f- it) get revenge.
Although it is not a serious / heavy story, they do touch on some serious subjects (eg slavery and non-con) and they are handled respectfully.
If you want a nice read about a fantastical battle with mystical s*** and kick ass women, then this is the one for you.

  • Gun Meister Online: Adult and Uncensored

  • By: Noah Barnett
  • Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Justin Thomas James, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36

Gun Meister Online is a recently released virtual-reality combat simulator. Players assume the role of a Meister; fighting in matches and ranking up into higher divisions. Within the game, weapons take on human shape. These NPC's use a new Dynamic Distributed Personality System recently implemented, and many are excited by how life-like the AI characters are becoming. Charlie has only just begun to play, and he struggles to grow as a Meister. At the same time, he starts to take charge of his real-life outside. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • good story with "fun" additional

  • By Anonymous User on 02-03-2019

Great read

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

Reviewed: 28-06-2018

I just finished... and now I want to reread it.
Not only because I enjoyed it but also because there was so much to it that I feel I missed so much.
I have not read any of Noah’s works before but I will have to see if there are others I can read.

The group narration was amazing. Jeff Hays is one of my favourite narrators and while I have never heard one of Annie Ellicott’s before I definitely like the work she did so will have to look in to her work in the future.

  • Last Horizon: Beta

  • Last Horizon Series, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Advances in technology have led to the creation of ever more realistic virtual reality games, but now Full Immersion Virtual Reality is finally coming true. Join David and his oldest friends as they sign up to beta test the first game of its kind. Last Horizon will give the old gamers the chance to live out one last adventure together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story

  • By Tarcha on 26-06-2018

Good Story

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

Reviewed: 26-06-2018

I loved this story as soon as I started reading / listening to it.
I was hooked and didn't put it down until i was about 3/4 of the way through.
I will admit that I was unable to finish it -- my aunt recently passed away when I read this and it triggered me.
I love though that Daniel managed to write about such a sensitive topic with such grace and beauty.
His characters are real, broken and flawed in their own ways -- they aren't perfect and their story isn't amazing.
I keep restarting this book because i love the characters and their story, but i keep dropping it because of the previously mentioned trigger making it hard to read.
I would recommend this book though, a very good book.