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The Land: Monsters

A LitRPG Saga (Chaos Seeds, Book 8)
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: Chaos Seeds, Book 8
Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (175 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The eighth novel of the internationally acclaimed Chaos Seeds saga.

A mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the brutality of Goblin Slayer and the majesty of Game of Thrones.

Audible's Customer Favorite of the Year! 

Number one audiobook 2017.

Welcome my friends! 

Welcome...to “The Land"!

The battle of the dead was won, but at a great cost. Sion, leader of the Mist Village, was left with only pain and regret as Richter was claimed by the abyss. 

What no one but the abandoned chaos seed knows is that he narrowly avoided the curse of the lich Singh, a curse that still hangs above his head. Now, surrounded by miles of darkness and tons of crushing rock, Richter has to find his way back into the light. 

The only problem is that this monster of a man is being pursued by monsters, a demon, and his own foolish choices. Faced with all the dangers of the deep dark, what will Richter say when the buried horrors of The Land come a calling and asked if he's paid his dues? 

Well he'll look right back, stare that horror in the eye, and say, "Yes sir, the check is in the mail!" 

Welcome back my friends! Welcome back...to The Land! 

PS - Gnomes still rule!

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Ok. Just ok.

The last book was great. The plot in this one was...boring. Half the book is Richter dealing with his prompts from the Masoleum fight. The only redeeming quality is Nick Podehl's incredible voice.

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book title should be "man enters cave" zero story

You can safely skip this book in the series. the character doesn't really progress at all and there is basically zero story line or characters, the writer has just chucked this together for money it seems. You know a book is bad when the best highlight is the character getting a case of diarrhea.

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love the last book this one is all stats/leveling

spoiler The chaos seed moves 5 m through a cave end book "Do better dick pimple.... I hate you" haha

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  • Ray
  • 15-06-2020

dissapointing never going to pre order again

there is a whole chapter on shit, literally describing shit. that sums up this book.

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Wanted a bit more

Nick Podehl was great as he usual is but this was a tedious listen overall. Some cool new stuff but there was a lot of repetitious monologue about the same thing over and over. Would have liked more but it's a sub par set up for another book.

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  • Sam
  • 22-06-2020

I wanted to like it.

seemed rushed, half finished, gave into pressure of releasing? chapter about shitting? bad, just bad.

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Disappointing

The last book was on such a high with so much action, this book is stat read outs and explaining the basics again......

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Absolutely nothing happens

Have enjoyed the series up until now. This one however should be condensed down to two chapters and incorporated into the next book. 80% could be deleted and have absolutely no effect on the overall story. I'll still read the next one, but if it's anything like this one I'll give up on the series altogether. There are plenty of good ones out there written by people who don't claim to be the father of the genre (seriously, what is with that?).

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dissapointed

16 hours of a whole lot of prompt reading and not much if any story progression. and about 2 minutes of the actually village itself Nick's performance was amazing as always

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Disappointed

I love the Land story it’s great. I feel let down in this book due to it taking so long to come out and then giving us a small book. Where some important things happened there still should have been some method to the magic. We didn’t even make the 7 days of the curse. I think the book was rushed and didn’t give us fan much in the way of excitement. Looking forward to the next book of course.

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  • Chris Richardson
  • 03-06-2020

Skip this one

I bought this against my better judgement. I read this in text as soon as it came out. It's just well a failure. It focuses solely on the main character without progressing any other storyline. Even then the storyline doesn't progress. Good editing could have reduced this literary vomit to 3 or 4 hours at most. Just pass. Read a summary and wait for a better chapter this one is inconsequential. Also be aware that some reviews might not be objective listeners...I'm all about this series I love it but I'm not a fan of brigideries...and each chapter should be judged by it's own merits. I totally believe everyone else loves this but I dont Edit: the author called on his patreon supporters to downvote this. I am happy to see that honest criticism is valued by listeners thanks.

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  • David R
  • 03-06-2020

So much pointless stats, Really only half a book

So, unfortunately the reviews of the hard copy were right and I completely understand why Aleron took so long with this. It is because he has run out of material and just fills his books with stat and skill descriptions a mile long. It is a 16 hour book. after 7 hours of reading, just under 5 HOURS, and I mean that not exaggerating, of it are just stat and skill description. A lot of which are REPEATED multiple times as if you are dumb and didn't remember and CONSTANT summaries of all the other books, sometimes also repeated. @Aleron this is your 8th book dude we know what happened you don't need to waste our time telling us what we already read. In those 7 hours, all that actually happens is, one fight with big bugs (not very interesting), he chooses an upgrade which takes way to long, and a "mental battle" with a demon (in which to win your bar needs to be bigger than the others and the bar is determined at the start and there is nothing you can do to win against someone with a bigger bar so fighting it out is pointless when the bars have numerical values....) so pointless. It is sort of like he changed his mind of what was supposed to happen and didn't do it very well. I won't say more as not to ruin everything but it does NOT get better. Nick Podehl is the only reason I was able to get through this book. His performance was absolutely amazing. This book does not ruin the series but this book sucks hard. If you ever re-read this series once this is all done you will just skip this book as it is just filler trash non-sense.

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  • Jerel Colwell
  • 03-06-2020

😭😭😭😭

skip it this book is a filler all of the other books in the series are amazing this book how ever is a waste of time... spoiler he walks around in the dark and reads promps..

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  • Nathan
  • 04-06-2020

Wow, a entire chapter on diarrhea

I love this series but with nothing but stats and no real progression throughout. This book was a let down. There is an entire chapter on an attack of diarrhea. The attack of the poppy. Sorry but I'm going to return this one.

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  • Donald
  • 04-06-2020

love the series... this book, not so much

16 hours of listening to 6 hours of the results, skill gains from last book. 3 hours of him spending points... 9 hours of listening to him crave for water and food..... couple hours left. ill need to be bored really bad to finish it.

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  • Nolan W.
  • 03-06-2020

Completely pointless

Let first start by saying how much I love the land. it’s the whole reason I fell in love with litrpg and the last 7 books are amazing. Unfortunately this book it a waste of time and completely pointless. It’s nothing but lvl up notifications for hours I swear the main character does nothing but read notifications about skill lvl ups over and over then reads another one to go back and explain the same thing over and over. When he does start to move the story along all he does is cry about how he doesn’t have this or that and only if I still had this would this be better but I don’t so let me spend skill points on this but wait i need something I don’t have for it to work so let me reread everything 10 more times to go nowhere.This goes on for the whole book.

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  • 匿名
  • 03-06-2020

Not worthwhile

the whole book is nothing but stat pages and him having diarrhea a whole chapter.This book itself is the worst one iv delt with from the series. i suggest u skip tell the next book.

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  • George Boddie
  • 03-06-2020

Dropped The Ball

Story: The series is amazing maybe my all time favorite depending on how it continues to develop. With that said this book just missed the mark unlike the rest of the series it doesn't move the story forward and barely presents any valuable information it feels more like a fan service filler you'd do between books than a book itself. I would highly recommend this series as a whole but as an avid fan this book was a big let down. Narration: Nick Podehl was amazing as always.

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  • Dave M.
  • 04-06-2020

How to kill a series

Crude taken to the extreme. The series up to this point had some uncivilized descriptive language but this one took it way beyond anything so far in this series. He should realize that crude descriptive language like this drive’s readers and listeners away. It is one thing for someone to write crude and vulgar stuff in text format. Another to have someone right up in your face yelling it at you. With text you can skip over stuff you do not want but in audio its right there in your face. Love the story hate the delivery. Hope the author gets back to writing a great story and drops the attempts at being as crude. The book itself covers just a few days; little happens to progress the story. You can skip this one and not miss much. I would recommend that you do not support the author by buying this book. Maybe with some luck he will get the message and get back to writing a great story. Also avoid his other new series the preview sounds like it will be another crude focus book.

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  • victor w bennett Jr.
  • 03-06-2020

Not a full book

I loved books 1-7. But this has no plot development from the previous book. It's more than half upgrade information, Statistics, Strategies, and descriptions. I can believe how little actually happens from beginning to end. In one of the other books we get a thrilling underground adventure from beginning to end, with more plot afterwards. Imagine if all of the underground in that book happened in one book without him doing anything else...thats what this is. For 16 hours. Yeah.

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  • Leo Marjoram
  • 03-06-2020

Massive let down after the first 7 books

I've been listening to the land series since book 1 and out of all the books this is one of the worst, while Nick Podehl as always does a fantastic job of bringing the book to life, Aleron Kong in my opinion has completely dropped the ball on this book, after the previous 7 books this doesn't even come close to being on par with them, it seems like his writing has become lazy with a heavy focus on stats and arsenine trivia such as spending a chapter detailing rictors food poisoning and subsequent pooping as Aleron so eloquantky puts it. All in all I wouldn't recommend it, for the price/credit you'll spend you're better off finding a different book that has more substance and plot than this one.

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  • jon
  • 04-06-2020

A whole lot of character sheet reading

Book 8 and this is by far the most pointless if not worst. Virtually no story progression. I have never listened to a book that goes nowhere at all. Debating whether to even bother with the next book at all if it is anything like this. If the character sheet references where taken out you may have about 3 hours of story line. Please don't get your hopes up.

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  • N. Lyons
  • 04-06-2020

Skip this one

If you enjoy hours and hours or stat calls, talent and skill choices with little to no adventure, this book is for you. Nick podehl does a flawless performance as usual. If I wasn’t a fan of these books I’d of got my credit back, I’ll take this one on the chin.

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  • D.Kingham
  • 04-06-2020

Highly disappointed in book 8. Tempted to return.

barely anything interesting happens, just what you would expect after a massive war with lots of exp, about 3 or 4 interesting parts but for once out of all 7 books the 8th is one I'd return.. Also the promotion part annoys me at the end, I get it but seriously all of this and then 32mins of a new book. To sum up my experience of 16hrs of boredom, I'd rather Richter get killed and the series end than buy this book ever again, wasn't worth the wait.

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  • TD FINNEY
  • 02-06-2020

Half a book

Seems like nothing actually happened more like half a book was pretty disappointed, books 1-7 were so good.

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  • chizwhiz
  • 09-06-2020

The land monsters

I don't do review s but I had to on this after waiting so long and looking forward,to it ,very disappointed,all about levelling up and very little story,loved the first 7 books do book 9 like this and you lose a fan 😢😢

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  • JP OK
  • 09-06-2020

Wow, that was terrible

This series was going nowhere quick before, but this book is a bridge too far. I'm out.

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  • Jake O'dea
  • 03-06-2020

disappointed

Aleron dropped the ball on this book. I’m a huge fan of his writing and his previous seven books. So I was let down by the direction this book took. The storyline was very stat heavy and it felt like the story never truly progressed. Great performance from Nick though.

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  • Morris
  • 03-06-2020

Good story. But stat heavy.

I've been invested since the first book but this book does not match up to the quality of the previous ones. This is becuase this book is very stat heavy. I think that if you cut out all of the stats this book would only be 9hrs long. On a more positive note this book shows some good character progression and it does include some great battle scenes. Finally I would have liked to have seen more story progression. It seems like each scene is broken into soo (too) much detail. Took more than 7 hours to progress from the end of the previous book. To make matters worse only 5 days pass in the book but nothing really happened. Just a long monologue and unnecessary stats. p.s. Nick Podel is the best!

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  • Josh
  • 06-06-2020

just a level up book

Sad to say no story progress just a filler book nothing happens although chapter 37

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