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Cultivating Chaos

VeilVerse: Cultivating Chaos, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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Ash led a very normal life by his own standards. It had its ups and downs, much like anyone else’s. Being a talented martial artist had definitely been an up, while high school as a whole was a down. His own father was not a great role model, and his uncle was everything he wanted to be.  

To Ash, it felt like a very normal life. Right up until he was literally pulled into a portal that spat him out into another world. One that was full of martial arts. And martial artists who could use magic. To set the very air on fire with a punch or to turn their skin hard as diamonds. To fly through the air, if they had enough power. A world where the strong ruled and the weak died.  

Three years of living his life as one of the citizens, those without power, and Ash has figured out how to survive with his adoptive family and a lot of persistence. His goals in life have become to give back to those who gave to him. And he’d do whatever he had to to do that.  

Except Ash is about to get his life turned around again. Turned around and altered completely. He’s about to discover a treasure from a time long lost. Forgotten. A treasure that is going to change his destiny and give him another direction to go. If he wants it.  

A cultivator.  

This is a VeilVerse novel. Warning and minor spoiler: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk.

©2018 William D. Arand (P)2018 William D. Arand

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Loved it!

Huge fan of William D. Arand and Andrea Parsneau. There is a common theme that repeats in most of their books. The main character can be a bit dense though...

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Cultivating Chaos Awesome

William D Arand show what a talented and skilled author can do with this book it well written and informative the characters a greatly influenced by the MC who started off as a talented mashal artsy and find him self in a new world after a chance discovery his life changed greatly and with the narration talent of Andrea Parsneau the story only got better with Andrea voice acting giving life to all of the characters and story this book is a 12/10 stars I will definitely buy and own this book and the next.☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆.

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  • Leif
  • 08-12-2018

I love this book

A bit much of only girls in my party and they are all mine vibe, but other then that I loved it.
A bit more of a deep dive in to making and building stuff and less looking at girls and it would have been a clean 5/5

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  • Business_MD
  • 20-12-2018

Fun Listen. I enjoyed listening to this book.

Lots of fighting in this book. There aren't many slow parts to the story. As in his other books, his female characters are interesting in their differences. That's the good part. The not so good part is that William Arand really likes to write about harems. Which is fine, if not very believable. To be clear, each women's motivation for working with the male protagonist is explained, but why they desire to sleep with him en mass--not so much. But whatever. Maybe it's godly pheromones. The book contains violence, torture, killing, slavery, kidnapping, and swearing--among other vices. Oh and flirting. Sometimes at remarkably inappropriate times. There is one strong, independent female character in the book. But she is shunned by the harem when she defeats the male protagonist in fair competition. It hurts his feelings or something. Eventually she breaks down in tears and he forgives her. Feminists will find this book infuriating.

Andrea did a really great job.

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  • David Riemer
  • 17-12-2018

I bing read this in three days it's good.

The only reason I didn't give this five stars is that the story should have been longer but cut dialogue acenes that I at least really wanted to hear. Other than that issue I would say this is a solid story that I am excited to see the next book drop.

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  • torbjorn
  • 01-04-2019

Good story. Recognizable william d arand's work.

I like the hints to his other karakters in other books. will deffenantly buy next one.

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  • Alex
  • 11-03-2019

Wow this is a great book

The beginning to the end you won't be disappointed this is one of the greatest books I've heard I'm hopeful that they will make a second it's just that good

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-2019

I enjoy your work and the not-so-subtle references

My review fit in the title bar, stop reading this.
Seriously, stop.
what the fuck are you still doing in this review?


Fine, I loved the book.
are you happy now?

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  • Alex Garrett
  • 04-03-2019

great new start!

wonderful New story I very much enjoyed! Mr. Arand has done it again and I am pleased with his new world. Andrea really did a great job. Can't wait to see what comes next.

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  • Obbieuth
  • 23-02-2019

William D. Arand Strikes Again

I've read just about everything this guy has written and it is all very well-constructed and thought out. Just the right balance of humor and character development. And he has one hell of an imagination.

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  • Nicholas
  • 20-02-2019

Amazing

This book kept me enthralled from start to finish another outstanding title form William D. Stand and Andrea Parsneau absolutely killed it on her performance can’t wait for book 2

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-02-2019

Good Story

I like the way this one was told, though fast paced and the main character never seems to run into a problem where he doesn't just walk right through whatever's standing in his way, might be interesting to see how it develops into the next book.

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  • Trevis Jervis
  • 17-01-2019

Absolutely love this new series, Andreau ftw!

Loved it, and eagerly awaiting the sequel. sincerely wish blaise corvin other veilverse was available on audible.

my first wuxia litrpg fantasy. very clever characters, riveting plot and excellent narration.

my only gripe was Yui voice was anime-ishly high pitched and squeally everytime, and i noticed it every time she spoke, even during her more emotionally heavy moments.

Overall, Andrea Parsneau smashed it, as she normally does and William has created another the sky is the limit power/abilities system, rooted it in very strong world building, and left open tons of mysterious and lore to explore.

this sequel when announce is headed straight to my wishlist.

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  • Maks
  • 13-01-2019

Ahh Typical William D Arand(but that’s a good thing)

It starts slowly but then it really pulls you in. The main character is a quite funny guy who fortunately doesn’t act like a unaware of anything little boy, he even says so himself which I found quite funny. I can’t wait to see what will happens in the next book as knowing William he will do another trilogy.

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  • Tom
  • 21-12-2018

slow

I found this book very slow to get going and in the beginning it was my perception that it didn't establish the story or main character that well against the backdrop of the summary ... once into the book though the concepts were interesting if not quite stereotypical.

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  • kasim
  • 07-02-2019

Simply Brilliant

Great Arch and story wonderfully read, eagerly await part 2 ,well recommended to all book worms

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  • Terry
  • 27-01-2019

excellent book!

excellent book I am really looking forward to the next one!! the characters are all engaging and the story line compelling.

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  • colum
  • 25-01-2019

thoroughly enjoyable!

i had a great time with this book, the magic is interesting the characters are well thought out and easily liked and the story keeps you wanting more!

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  • daniella
  • 04-01-2019

hard to put down

loved this book, the story really captures my imagination and I want to hear more,

the only problem was that there seemed to be places that were missed and not included in the story and then picked back up again the next day or hours later and I feel it would have been more engaging to include these parts.