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Shadow Sun Rebellion

Series: Shadow Sun, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
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The one year Stabilization period has ended, and the aliens are colonizing Earth! Allistor and his people have prepared as well as possible, and now they'll find out if it was enough.

In this third book of the Shadow Sun series, Earth's survivors continue to fight for their lives, and to reclaim as much of the earth as they can for the human race. More than one alien faction threatens their existence, while others prove to be staunch allies. Allistor and company learn more about the system, its mechanics and politics, and take the first step in bringing the fight to their enemies off-world!

©2019 Dave Willmarth (P)2020 Dave Willmarth

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  • Chase Delano Morgan
  • 03-08-2020

The witty banter isn't witty ..and adds zero value

The whole "slice of life" thing is completely overdone ...the character interactions feel really fake, and the narrator's main voice doesn't help make any of it more believable. The narrator does a good job changing voices for the respective characters, but the substance just isn't there.
I think that the "drama" is weak, and in general the writer's priorities are wrong. The whole tone of the story is just off-putting, and ruins what could've been a great series.

In my opinion, it kinda comes across as if the author is having a nerd fantasy where he's "the cool guy" who gets the girl and wins at everything. The ease with which all the monetary gains and power-ups happen makes everything a forgone conclusion.

The magic system and action sequences aren't good enough to tolerate such bad story telling. At the end of the book instead of feeling satisfied I just felt like I wasted a whole bunch of time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-08-2020

stop it with the public domain sound effects

Sound booth has turned this series into a joke. Cheap sound effects, terrible voices that you can't understand what is being said, and an overuse of echo and reverb made this a chore to listen too. Frankly it sounds like no listened to this book post production.

Storywise, I've noticed some issues. Like Allister finally not putting up with someone's bs and being emotionally crucified for it. He just goes back to putting his hands up and apologizing to everyone.

Basically a door mat and a clown of a leader who is hen pecked and brow beaten by his girlfriend at every chance possible. It's an unhealthy relationship dynamic, and almost sitcom cringe in it's delivery.

Woman is goddess who is never wrong and slaps man on back of head at every opportunity. Man is dumb and so sorry for everything all the time. It's less of a romance and more of a mother son dynamic, which is creepy.

Also a weird plot point is this guy has the same amount of gold as some people who own solar systems, but doesn't use it to outfit himself and the core team with the best weapons, armor, skills and technology? Like he spends 300 million on Ai upgrades, but doesn't upgrade his peoples gear? He could literally buy anything... but relies on gear from low level mobs and crafters. It's weird.



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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-2020

MC's voice

There are a lot of voice actors IN this book that would have been better for voicing Alistair. His accent sounds wrong and whiney. The narrator should have been left there and Jeff Hayes or someone else does the American MC.

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  • Jonathan
  • 30-07-2020

as usual. . .awesome.

this is one of my favorite series. allistar is back. fighting monsters, claiming land and crafting.
you get a solid story. an awesome production. (in my opinion one of the best out there)
totally worth the credit.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2020

story is great

I cannot stand the extra sound effects. I love the story and what the mc goes through but the singing and the extra battle noises was too distracting. When I read it the first time I was happy. I do not plan on keeping this or the other two books. Please redo and take the extra noices out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-2020

Awesome story continuation

Great job by SBT crew. Dave Willmarth does another fantastic job. Hope for another audible book!

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  • James Reiter
  • 08-08-2020

great story okay production

honestly I love the story I loved how everybody grew it was well put together but it felt like soundbooth kind of dropped the ball on this not that I would ever stop listening to the rest of the series but maybe not soundbooth

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  • Cody
  • 06-08-2020

Now, THAT'S! How you end a book.

Love use of that particular poem. Adds a nice touch to fledgling empire. The best way to make people loyal to you and your cause is to give them, identity, pride, and perpose.

He erased the boundaries between borders, and embraced every human as precious.

He instilled pride in that common identity, and condemned those that sought selfish goals. That instilled a "them" and an "us".

He instilled a perpose right from the start, to take the fight to the aliens that destroyed most of there people.

Yet he doesn't condone xenophobia, and trys to taylor the "them" to those that either attack them, or do things no human with a conscience could stomach.

All and all I'm loving this series. He may have lucked out quite a bit, but a lot if it is his attitude towards his people. They all know he beats himself up over every loss. He feels guilty for not knowing the names of and those losses, and he does anything and one suggests that could improve the lives of his people. I doubt many could have done better.

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  • Vincent P Short
  • 01-08-2020

I'm excited for space politics

Story was solid. There does feel like there is going to be a shift from constant violence to courtly space politics that I'm very interested to see in the upcoming books.

Couple of things here that just weren't up to the usual standard. A couple of the voices are hard to understand not used offten enough to ruin the experience. But they are a little jarring. Second I personally don't enjoy mentions of current events. I thought it was a good jab, but I'm not here for reminders of the real world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-2020

gurne

loved og veru much út was good and fu good storubuilding and advanxements veru good

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  • james mcadam
  • 04-08-2020

epic

as always the willmarth strikes again great addition to the series and the narration is awesome by sound booth can't wait for the next one 🖖

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  • Morris
  • 03-08-2020

Excellent edition

I am a huge fan of post apocalyptic litrps and this one is amazing. Firstly it is not stat heavy so is suitable for all. Secondly the MC has a brain! Many Litrpgs fail because the MC continues to make silly decisions (even though they show high levels of intelligence) fortunately the MC Alistair either uses his brain or refers to someone with the correct knowledge.

Finally this book is a great continuation from the previous two, it shows great character development and a unique world system. It also shows how the humans are integrating in the system. I can't wait to see how this series continues!

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  • mark madden
  • 11-09-2020

more of the same and that's a good thing

I really like this series of books, there is a sense of tension as established characters can die. but the best part of this book is the moments ware you see the whole, heavy is the head that wears the crown moments. you think would I be able to make that call. but aside from that the performance is seller as always and am looking forward to the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-2020

Exaggerated feelings

I dont know why but all the feelings are a bit too much. If the MC is nice its too much of nice, if he is angry it is too much anger, there is just 0% and 100% and no middle way, which leads to many cringy moments. My last issue is the convenience. The decisions the MC takes which could lead to problems the author does not want are just smoothed out, which is a bit sad cause it does not feel natural. But all in all it is a very entertaining audiobook, with a thankfully clever MC. The setting is great and never fails to excite! So you will get a great experience with minor flaws.