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Eden's Gate: The Arena

A LitRPG Adventure, Book 4
Auteur(s): Edward Brody
Narrateur(s): Pavi Proczko
Durée: 11 h et 45 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 évaluations)
Prix: CDN$ 31,27
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Audiobook four of the best-selling Eden's Gate series!

Edgewood is under attack, and the threat of war lingers across the Serpent Sea. A thief is becoming a thorn in Gunnar's side, and a tempting elf is getting a little feisty.

In order to protect their village, the members of Unity will need to work together to level up and find better gear. They'll need to lay the foundation of a castle that can serve as a fortification from intruders.

But what if there's a better way?

When Gunnar learns the king of Highcastle will grant an audience to anyone who wins an arena championship, he decides to enter the competition as a gladiator. If he can earn a meeting with the ailing king and persuade him to stop Dryden before his dragon flies, he can save Edgewood and countless lives. He'll also get his name posted in every arena, which could lead Rachel one step closer to finding him.

The arena is a spectacle where people gather to watch fighters put their skills to the test, earn fame, and take home gold. Does Gunnar have what it takes to become a champion, or has he bitten off more than he can chew?

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  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

the story seems to never end

the story is good but in 4 book nothing really happened yet, way to go.

  • Au global
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    4 out of 5 stars

Fun

Could use a good editor for grammar, fun story, looking forward to the next one.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it.

Loved the storys progression and the character builds, cant wait for the next book to come out. #audible1

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars

book 4 and the mc is still weak

im done wont be getting the next one i mean its book 4 give us something worthwhile mc is still a loser and weak norhing special story has gotten boring

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Aaron
  • 2018-07-17

Why is the MC stupid?

This has been my over riding question during this series. He never seems to grasp blatantly obvious things. Constantly judges other people without seeming to realize he did similar things. His actions are justified but no one else’s actions are. Please please make him less stupid and these books will be better for it.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Riley Hayes
  • 2018-08-22

Could have been better

I absolutely love the world the author created but this book is the worst of the series.

The main character is quick to dismiss possible options, or incapable of thinking out of the box, uses only his basic spells well after he's been attacked, and is locked in his fear of the pain from death. This isn't an avid gamer adapting to and loving the world he's in, this is the same scared person that was left behind in the real world.

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  • Austin
  • 2019-03-02

Disappointing.

I will count this as my review for the entire series.

*This review is entirely my own opinion and you have a right to ignore, disregard, or disagree with it*

TL;DR : This first book is okay and then it drops off quickly. The main character never learns from the consequences and is basically dragged along for the entire story. He doesn't make decisions, he only reacts to the plot, in stupid ways mind you. Do not read this series. If you want to read good Litrpg's read "The Land", "The Completionist Chronicles", "Life Reset", and my personal favorite "Everybody Loves Large Chests" (If you can like dark satire).

The first book was interesting, it had the typical setting of a character being stuck in a game but was interesting nonetheless. I found his motivations to find his "girlfriend" to be half-hearted as we were only given a few lines about her. We didn't have enough time to get attached to her so I really couldn't care less. Anyway, I like the premise of him realizing its not a game anymore and that there are consequences for his actions.

The second book was exciting that he did these extraordinary feats. However, the main character makes several assumptions and dumb decisions that wouldn't be made by a gamer. This continues throughout the series.

The third book was terrible. I liked how to touched on the darker aspects of the game and it could have been done really well. If not for my hatred of the main character by this point. He is utterly stupid, he falls for the dumbest traps, cannot read a situation, makes absurd false assumptions, never thinks ahead even for a moment, and only ever reacts to what happens to him. He gets dragged along for this huge quest that he didn't even want to partake in. He doesn't have the wits to realize whats happening to him or around him unless it is fucking spelled out word for word. No gamer acts like this.

The fourth book, he continues to make mistakes. He now has this odd character progression where he becomes this savage after being in the sands, but also thinks he is kind. Kind of like saying "He tortures people? I would never do such a thing" and then continues to do so. He doesn't think ahead in his battles, seems to keep getting caught in this limbo of romance, and ignores blatant clues that a child would pick up on.

The fifth book is more of the same only I hate Gunner even more as he doesn't seem to have any real substance to him. He is a prop that the author drags around. It is like a toddler attaching a crayon to a string and then trying to draw a picture only by running around holding the end of the string. The main character is not a person, he is a tool, and a bad one at that.

This whole series feels like it was written by a college fratboy who wanted to try to fit in with geeks. He thinks gamer lingo are things like "For shizzle my nizzle". He thinks the main character and Aaron would actually get along. Gunner is supposed to be a recluse gamer shut-in, yet somehow befriends Aaron who talks about chicks like their objects. All of the love interests in the books are "Damn, she is drop dead gorgeous" or "She has this perfect hourglass frame", never once did he actually inquire about who they were behind their looks, yet these women somehow fall for him? Fuck off.

The narrator is okay, he did a decent job but he wasn't amazing in any way. Many of his voice were the same and he added little to no inflections or emotions in his acting.

Concluding.... Don't bother with the series. Read the TL;DR for better Litrpg series. This series certainly isn't worth the money and I wouldn't bother spending your credits either. Taking the time to read these has actually hurt my heart and I want my time back.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-11-30

...Gunner...

In almost 40 years, I have never hated a main character, any character, or even an evil character as much as Gunner.

I love the story...I abhor Gunner. He is in ever way a detestable character, has no redeeming qualities, and as an "experienced gamer" is beyond inept. Here is hoping he dies and someone else fills the main slot.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Cory
  • 2018-07-03

Well, the narration was good, but the rest is...

This book was lacking quite a bit, if the price wasn't still $25 for the audiobook I probably wouldn't have as many complaints. At the end of the book, it had me thinking, is that really it? Knowing the quality of the last three books left me hoping for a similar quality, seeing the price tag had me expecting that same quality...

Warning spoiler alerts ahead!!
This guy that the author has perceived as some crazy dude shouting every day to a mostly unlistening stream of people walking past, having seen no real support around him, somehow now has the backing of this crazy powerful group of people that can take over a whole arena and all the guards for a period longer then two hours, just makes the story seem weak. Don't get me wrong, I love the story overall but this last book is disappointing. Gunner didn't use his arcane blade even once thoughout the book, even while he was fighting in an arena!?!?!? Then he didn't use his boiling blood in the last fight when he saw his low health, and it took him far too long to understand what was going on. He usually doesn't come off quite that clueless.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • james leckie
  • 2019-02-02

forced plot line

its a good story, Pavi is alright, but the plot line is forced in a lot of the situations. Not only that but there are quite a few situations where Gunner makes choices or takes actions that no "pro gamer" would ever make, or pushes a conversation with people that makes no since. I think a lot of these happen in order to force the story in a direction and it makes it seem really artificial. Also the combat is sort of lame it follows the same line every time : gunner get the crap beat out of him until he hits 50% then casts boiling blood and cuts everybodys head off.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Robert E. Grimes
  • 2019-02-02

bored

I am a gamer and live/love mmorpgs. With that said i am also "that type of gamer". The type that enjoys optimizing and working towards a great build to accomplish my goals. I find the main characters lack of focus as well as his naivete to be disturbing. Things seen to fall into place based on nothing but plot driven railroaded luck. I appreciate characters who are written to gain power strength or achievements through smart thinking and/or cunning. But this character reminds me more of how a young teenager would play a game. Though I blame myself, i should have done more researxh before investing so far into this. Now i am stuck, invested in 5 books and have already spent my money. Perhaps i will have my son listen. Maybe it will be much more enjoyable to him.

Though to be fair, I enjoyed the first book.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-01-09

Intelligence low

This book is well written and the narrator is very talented. However the main character is Extremely frustrating. For most of the book he is portrayed as a very intelligent and quick witted character and yet there are times where he asks the most Idiotic questions. Everyone in the entire Room will know what's happening the reader will have known from the most obvious clues and the main character stumbles and will literally ask what's going on here. He acts glaringly out of character and incredibly stupid when he has all of the information to know exactly what is happening and I am not sure why the writer did this. It was never a problem in the other books but this one it is so glaring that it's almost story breaking. I don't want to give any spoilers but there are a few times when it is quite obvious what is happening or that he is being tricked that my four-year-old son would know and this character who once again has been portrayed as intelligent either walks blindly into the situation or takes a good 10 15 minutes to figure out what is going on when it Is obvious. So incredibly frustrating listening to 10 minutes worth of the character wondering what's happening when you knew within the 1st 3 words of the situation. Then telling yourself it won't happen again only for it to happen 10 more times in the book...

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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • ken
  • 2018-12-19

almost stopped reading when addiction came

overall, decent. we all understand addiction, don't write about it. luckily, it was short lived. stick with the action and gaming. (I mean leveling)

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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Havattack
  • 2018-12-15

holly crap! the mc is so unbelievably stupid!

it''s so hard reading from this idiots percpective. The trial for instance, he is so stupid, he has plenty of time to rhink of a lie to account for the armor, he doesn't even consider it. And, he doesn't immediately tell the king important info, ugh. then theres him getting hooked on dope, BAD. after one usage (incredibly unrealistic) and acts like idiot to get it. I HATE this idiot.

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