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As the fighting competition grips Vuzgal, the city-state declares its independence and strength.

Alva prepares to retake the lost floor of Water. 

The Adventurer Guild hones their blades, training and cultivating. They prepare for war, for the Willful Institute to reap what they have sown. 

Erik and Rugrat’s travels take them to the sixth realm, a realm with cities under the sun and dungeons beneath. 

Not all of Earth’s modern knowledge is used to help or heal. 

The Beast Mountain range is united under the empire. 

Join Erik and Rugrat on their epic fantasy journey; even a small party’s adventures can build a city and give rise to an empire. If you love heart-pounding video-game action, stats, loot, crafting and matching of realistic technologies with magical abilities... Well, why aren’t you listening already?

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worse narrator shorter length

although there was sound quality issues in previous that was improved in this one, the change in narrator doesn't suit the story as well as the previous books. throw in that they made this a 2 part while cutting the length in half really reduced the value of the audio book.

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Disappointing performance

Absolutely love this series but sorely disappointed with the change of narrator. Very little change in voice so all the characters sound the same. really wish Michael Chatfield had stuck with the same narrator who had nailed all the characters voices and kept the story varied and interesting. I bought this book the moment I saw it had come out, not for a second thinking the narrator would have changed so far into the series. I really hope Todd Menesses comes back for the rest of the series, otherwise I'll have to give up on the audio books.

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Excellent storyline, terrible voice actor

Todd menesses gave the characters life and made the book come alive. This new dude is so dreary and monotonous I couldn’t finish listening to the book without falling asleep, and considering i listen to these books while I’m driving heavy trucks, that’s not a good thing. I will not purchase the remaining books if this same voice actor does the rest of the series

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Narrator

I struggled to tell which character was talking. The previous narrating was so much better. Neil keeps his voice pretty much the same the whole book

Otherwise the books are bloody great!

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struggled with the audio

always difficult if a narrator changes through a series, but I also struggled to understand what the narrator was saying when listening to the audio book in my car

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not bad, but half the value

making this half the length and swapping to a worse narrator makes this book feel like a money grab.

think of how much better physical version would look with 10 equally sized books in a collection...

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Awesome series!

This awesome and interesting story of two marines, who fell into a D&D game style world, continues as they level up and make break throughs to expert level, and a changes of thought processes. Along with all their subsidiary characters, and new ventures and quests.
I did find the change of narrator distracting, as I was used to certain voices for characters, however by the end I was sucked back into the world and am looking forward to future books!

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argh, change of narrator

love the series. very hard to pick the characters through the voice of a new narrator though.

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always feels weird changing narrator mid series

I like Neil hellengers as a narrator but the other dude fit better even if his female characters sounded commily bad. At lest Neil doesn't say "simple" like it's the most important word in the book.

I do like the series but I feel like a editor needs to go over the whole thing again, Rugrat coming to the amazing World altering realisation that he needs to make a railgun for the 3rd time and his whole world view shifting makes him seem like he has alzheimer's.

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Worst decision ever

Why after 5 books of growing with the characters and having a character that actually had range in his voice and doesn't make every character sound the same would you change to this terrable voice actor. Completely destroyed the characters that have been built up to have so much character. If I didn't like the series so much I would stop listening completely based on the change.

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  • Anthony
  • 27-05-2021

Still Love You

The narrator change takes away some of the personality of the book if I’m being honest. I’m still invested but none of the characters feel as dynamo now

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  • serene
  • 01-06-2021

Can’t get through the first chapter

The narrator is monotone which makes it difficult to distinguish between the characters speaking and detract from the storyline. I am only in the first chapter and keep pausing the story to re-listen and still find it difficult to get back on track. I wish I wasn’t invested so far in this series because I am now uncertain that I’ll ever finish it. Very disappointing.

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  • Stuart
  • 30-05-2021

Performance lacking

I am only in the first chapter and am having trouble in following the story. I can't tell the difference between the two main characters in the voice, if they are talking or looking at their stats, and the emotion or chemistry between them isn't there. I understand that sometimes you have no choice but to get the reader that is available but put in some time to blend into the previous books for your audience.

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  • Evan Durham
  • 29-05-2021

story is great, the narrator has zero range

the story is great as usual but I won't be buying another audiobook due to there being zero range and the breathes I can hear being taken every single time he speaks grinds on the nerves. Overall I'm unimpressed with the change and will be going back to the ebook instead.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-05-2021

be prepared to he disappointed

new narrator cannot do the characters the way they were rugrat is not rugrat anymore he sounds kinda British not Southern and the Asian folks are now southwestern? Don't get me wrong I do like this narrator for other books . problem is he just can't do the accents that are needed for this particular series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-2021

And so the Ten Realms cried tears of mana.

The soul of the Ten Realms left with Todd.
I have a hard time telling the difference between the two main characters, or the difference in males and females of the realms.
This makes it hard to stay immersed, and I tend to zone out while listening. I hate to say it but this series ended at book 5 for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-2021

narrator isn't good

don't like the narrator very monologish. can't tell difference between characters. find new narrator plz

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  • Dakota M.
  • 30-05-2021

Too heavy a shift in narrator

To be clear, if the narrator were on a different series then it would be fine. The problem is that his style and tone are so different that after five books of the previous narrator that the shift is jarring and I can't lose myself in the story. The voices sound not just different but also much closer together in range which becomes an issue because at times the new narrator is reading at a pace that is almost frantic. I think I will just stick to the ebooks going forward.

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  • Luke Pickering
  • 27-05-2021

Missing Todd

My brother and I have been listening to this series for a few years now. We had a long car ride and he got me into the first book. I had a job that I drove by myself for about 10 hours a day so I got through each book in three or four days. When my brother told me the sixth realm was out but the narrator changed I thought it couldn’t be that bad but man, it’s a big change. Nothing wrong with the new guy, I’m sure he does fine with his other books but the contrast between the two narrators is very apparent. I miss the life that Todd would put into each of the characters and even the voice for the ten realms telling you the stats and quest details. I’ll probably keep going with the series, I’m already invested in the story, but I hope that something can be done to get back to having some life in the ten realms.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-05-2021

Narrator Issues

With the new narrator talking I am having a hard time understand who is speaking compared to the other books. All the voices sound the same and don't have any uniqueness to them. The names as well are being mispronounced as well which sucks me out of the book. I would rather read the book than listen to it.

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  • john
  • 01-06-2021

why have you changed the narrator

nothing kills a series faster then changing the narrator, and why have you split the book up is it to make more money.

or to rush the book out then you should have waited for the original narrator and for the book to be finished.

disgusted.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-2021

I do not like Neil Hellegers in this

Struggled to finish first chapter. Neil sound like a dead fish Reading withs made me lose interest in the series

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  • THH
  • 16-06-2021

Disappointing

I'm a pessimist so tend not to be disappointed, let my guard down with Mr Chatfield after such a long run of not listening to those Amazon XXXX's. Guess we have x.0 books to look forward to next at 1-4 hours long.
I was so looking forward to the Sixth Realm, didn't even read the title fully.
Disappointment 1 - reading the name of the narrator.
Disappointment 2 - reading the length.
Disappointment 3 - reading Part 1 in the title.
Disappointment 4 - reading the reviews.
Held off buying it at this point. Reminded myself how good Mr Chatfield has been to us, especially with the Ten Realms series and after a few days, and a couple of other books, I got the Sixth Realm.
Disappointment 5 - listening to the Sixth Realm.
The story is good, don't get me wrong, but I had to listen to it twice back to back and I'm still not sure I didn't phase out at the same bit twice. I never missed a single word of the other books, but found this narrator very difficult to maintain focus on.
The constant escalation I have come to love in all of MC's series felt stifled. I could see all the groundwork being laid, especially with the revelations, making it feels a lot like the first half of the single book I am guessing the Sixth Realm was going to be.
Raising my star review having written this and reflected.
I have no idea what happened to the previous narrator but I would be interested in listening to him reading this book so I can see if I get the same 'feel' for this Realm.
I will still buy most of MC's books as his worlds and characters are amazing, like no other.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-06-2021

I like Neil hellegers but he aint right 4 the book

the best part of the book was the hillbilly accents changing those has ment I can't keep track of the characters

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  • Martrix
  • 29-05-2021

it was good but

The book was good but splitting it into 2 is a shame. it's odd to have a new narrator so all the characters you know and love now sound different. apparently they are going to go back and change all of the old books with the new narrator so we'll see how that goes. But it will be nice to get a book narrated more often overall another fun time in the ten realms.

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  • Kristen André Hardang
  • 04-07-2021

i dont know what happend in this book.

I am dyslectic so my reading and writing is shit, but audiobooks has made me "read" so many books...
im sorry but I could not follow this book, because the narrator which probably is a great narrator, didnt capture the voices ive come to love. It was so hard to follow who was speaking that I had to re listen at multiple times.
I loved the first 5 books on audiobooks. now I dont know if I can continue the series.

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  • Mansoor
  • 05-06-2021

Really disappointed Michael Chatfield

Been an avid follower followed and got all the books, yet as we have gotten more involved with the story you took one realm and split into parts?

I know you have to make money but rubs me the wrong way. Especially as those of us invested in your series have no choice to buy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-2021

The switch

Too bad they switched narrative, neil is awesome but I like continuing theue series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-2021

New narrator is bland.

The story is fine, that got me through the book, i needed the find out what happened next. But, dear lord, Neil hellegers is bland og boring to listen to. Hardly Any changes to the different peoples voices. I Found myself losing focus again and again due to Neils way of narrating.
Please bring back the original narrator, otherwise, i might not get through the next book, or the rest of the series.

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  • Loupi
  • 08-07-2021

Although I did enjoy this book, I was disappointed

The story continues to be good. The fact that the book was half its usual length having been split into two parts was disappointing. I felt that I was just getting into it nicely when it ended. The choice to change narrator was confusing too. He worked well enough but it would have been so much better if the original narrator had continued. I was used to his intonation and voices etc.

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