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What would you give to be a dragon rider?

Before being conscripted to fight in the Total War, Private Hector Park had a shattered family, a collection of old video games, and a promising career as a motorcycle stuntman. Now, he is dying from a virus threatening humankind with extinction. He has three days to live.

When Hector’s brother contacts him after years of hostile silence, Hector goes to try and make peace. But his brother has an offer even more unbelievable than reconciliation: the chance to cheat death by joining him in Archemi, a full-immersion fantasy VR-RPG video game. 

Determined to forge a life worth living, Hector undergoes the experimental upload process and chooses the difficult path of the Dragon Knight. To achieve his dream, he must prove himself worthy of imprinting a dragon, a being with whom he will share a telepathic bond more intimate than any human relationship.

But at what cost?

Join Hector on his first steps toward mastering the skies in Dragon Seed, the first audiobook in the Archemi Online LitRPG series!  

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:  

  • Justin Thomas James - narration, music, sound design 
  • Jeff Hays - Steve, Skyr Arnaud, and other supporting characters 
  • Laurie Cateherine Winkel - Rutha, Sergeant Blackman, and all other female characters 
  • Griffin Malnar - proofing, editing, and mastering
©2018 James Baldwin (P)2018 James Baldwin

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Dragon Seed

This book was bloody brilliant Can't wait to buy the next book in this series. James Osiris Baldwin has done a fantastic job with this story and I Can't wait for the next book in this series.
And with the voice acting talents and skills of Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel and Justin Thomas James. who's narration makes the characters and world come alive with the narration. 12/ 10 stars

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-10-2019

heading required.

adding music and stuff is fine... but it should be limited on how loud it gets... muffled voices... I shouldn't actually struggle to hear what's being said.

overall I was pleased throughout.

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  • Zyshon
  • 20-09-2019

just wonderful

I normally don't give reviews, but I figured that this would be a good time to actually give one. this was by far one of the best litrpg books that I've read in a while. I definitely give this a 10 out of 10, I just kind of wish that Jeff Hayes narrated the entire male cast, instead of just some of them. I definitely look forward to reading the next one, and any other books from this author

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  • Illya Allman
  • 13-07-2020

well worth the credit

even with the gaming stuff added in it was still fun
The only downside was sound booths issue with volume, I listen to it driving and when you have to turn it way up to hear someone whispering for dramatic effect, it sucks.... and their were a few times but even turning it up I could not understand the background whispers...
While I enjoy soundbooth theater, I did not enjoy that type of annoyance. this is not the first book but they haven't done this way... fortunately I was enjoying the book enough that I could skip the little spots that I could not hear and still keep up

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  • nathan
  • 09-02-2019

Ehh

An okay story...but there is way too much cursing. I did like the narrators, but the dragon part of the story didn't really start until the very end.

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  • Colby Woodson
  • 17-10-2019

Another great performance by soundbooth

Every book I listen to that is narrated by soundbooth never fails to impress. This one is no different. The fact that they have both male and female actors means that there is no cringey false falsetto of a guy trying to sound like a woman. The actors are extremely talented, and are able to give each character their own voice. I definately recomend this book. 5 out of 5 all across the board.

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  • Ian Gottfredson
  • 21-10-2019

too much unecessary language

The story would be a great story if the author could avoid using the F word so frequently. the storyline itself was very engaging minus the language it would be an awesome story.

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  • Fievel
  • 10-12-2018

good story, well told

This story is exactly what it says it is. Dragons, knights, game mechanics, a hard magic system, what is not to love. The readers bring out the different characters with a really good, but not overdone, mixed media performance. By mixed media I mean some music or background sound effects at specific moments in the story (e.g. rain sounds during a flash back).

More than most litrpg I've read this book establishes the different characters' backgrounds and world without lengthy boring expose. It is a hard balance to strike but this story establishes background through dialogue and that works really well for it.

Overall I liked it and am looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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  • Couch Potato
  • 17-01-2019

Do yourself a favor and GET IT!

I'll be honest. When I was reading the summary of the book, I was not expecting much out of it. I figured it would be just another LITRPG where some guy gets stuck in a game. I guess the dragon riding thing hasn't been done yet, so why not?

Well, I can definitely say this book is AMAZING! There's so many references to games and little jokes I can relate to. It really let me know the author is a gamer like myself. But more than that, the story is superbly written and demands you come back for more. The protagonist is likable and one can easily relate to his circumstances and understand his actions. As a matter of fact, all the characters were superbly done. Big round of applause for the author.

It definitely doesn't hurt that this book was brought to life by the cast of Soundbooth Theater. Sound effects. Multiple cast members providing their amazing skills. Music. It is ALL there. It was a treat to listen to.

The only downside to this book is I wish there was more, but I mean that's how it always is when you have a good book in your hand right? Do yourself a favor and GET. THIS. BOOK!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-2018

The Gold Standard for LitRPG

This book.. No this production is probably the best if not close to the best experience I have had in the LitRPG genre. From the voice acting to the added effects and music everything is on point. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and am eagerly waiting for more. wondefully done.

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  • Jen
  • 29-07-2020

Interesting book

This was an interesting book. I like the premise and the idea of not having to follow a specific path and how good and evil are hard to distinguish at first.

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