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  • Dungeon Lord

  • The Wraith's Haunt: A LitRPG Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77

When Edward is swept into the world of Ivalis as a Dungeon Lord, the Dark's most powerful servant, he has no servitude in mind. He'll oppose the evil plans of the Dark god, Murmur, whatever it takes. Through only his wits and his guts to help him survive a weakened arrival, Edward must rise to power if he is to earn the right to live another day. But in the battle between Dark and Light, what can Edward choose if both sides are cruel, uncaring monsters?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wouldn’t recommend, wouldn’t listen to again, but overall a good story.

  • By Cameron on 2019-03-13

Wouldn’t recommend, wouldn’t listen to again, but overall a good story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-13

I would not recommend this book to myself after having listened to it, but now that I’ve gotten through the first I am probably going to get the second...
The story did pick up after about chapter 18, up until then I was listening to this book believing I was going to be disappointed with it overall but in the end the story has left me curious about what will happen next. So that is definitely a plus.
While not focusing on stats too much (this is largely a story about someone with low stats finding creative ways to make himself more dangerous) it sure dives into stats DEEP when it does, which can make it pretty boring. If the listener doesn’t care about the stats because you aren’t making stats a big deal, then maybe don’t describe them like you’re reading the drop down sub-text...

There were a number of things in this book which annoyed me greatly, one of them being the main characters voice. Jeff Hayes does a great job in every book I’ve listened to which he narrates, a top performer for sure. This is why I’m led to believe the author had some input as to why the main character sounds like his chest is puffed out every time he says something. It’s as though someone asked Jeff to make the MC sound as predictably “hero” as he could. It leaves no room for dynamic or emotion in the character’s voice. There are some moments where you can hear Jeff slip into a more casual speaking candour, which is refreshing, before he corrects himself.
And then there are choices characters make.....
SPOILERS.
Don’t read further if you want to read this book.
The sheriff is aware that the inquisition will murder the town and even surrounding areas because of the threat of the bane. So if someone could please explain to me why when he sees the spiders -who he recognizes have the ability to smell the bane- killing towns folk and hunting the bane, why... does he decide to protect the people and attack the spiders when he has admitted that it’s his duty to tell the inquisition about the bane, therefore killing the townsfolk anyway? His character is the definition of a white knight to the point of getting in his own way.
The ranger who brought the bane didn’t seem to have a very convincing reason for doing so either. Kind of seemed like a rushed explanation of why things started.
The MC does a fairly good job of explaining that he doesn’t mean harm to anyone, and has the means to suss out the bane as their own world’s magic’s objectivity, yet no one trusts him even after he’s demonstrated its ability to do just that?

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  • Summoner

  • Written by: Eric Vall
  • Narrated by: Joshua Story
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Gryff never knew he was the most powerful summoner in the world until a rogue monster attacked his village. Now he's been recruited into the top magical academy, beautiful women are breaking down his dorm-room door, and the headmaster has big, big plans for him. Instead of summoners being maligned by society, Gryff is in a position to make them revered and honored.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn’t get past the perspective.

  • By Cameron on 2019-03-04

Couldn’t get past the perspective.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-04

I did not finish this book.
The narrator’s character voices are great, and they do a good job of the dialogue but their narration of the story from the point of view of the main character was all over the place and kept finding myself focused on the strange pauses, emphasis’s, and inflections in places that didn’t make any sense. After every sentence I found myself waiting for the sentence to continue because... it just might!
I can’t speak on the story since in didn’t get past the start, but I’ve seen it recommended lots so I’m sure it’s fine.

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • Written by: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes, yes, yes!

  • By Levon on 2017-11-26

Fantastic, hilarious NSFW series.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-03

Okay so first off this book/series will drive a LOT of people away once they get to some of the more inappropriate parts. So to save you a credit, I will tell you that if you’re NOT willing to stomach xxx demon on demon scenes happening out of nowhere the maybe you should move on. If you’re NOT willing to overlook every single female mentioned being described by their ample features, I suggest you think about another series. If you’re UNWILLING to humour the idea of a cross-species harem surrounding a genderless main character then I implore you to move on before you find yourself affronted with these lewd and raunchy parts and end up leaving a poor review of this splendidly ridiculous story.
IF you DO want to read a story where the main character is a monster, then go ahead. If you ARE searching for a litrpg series where the characters are born into the world and don’t respawn, then this is for you. If you LIKE the idea of a bumbling murder hobo who is protected by how little they understand then YES, this series is for you!
I cannot wait for the next books to be released via audible and am eagerly looking for another series to read in its place until then.
*this story and series would still stand on its own without the gratuitous sex scenes, that’s how genuinely great it is. Un/fortunately however, they do end up being integral to the story. :)

  • Speaker for the Dead

  • Written by: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Fictional Book I've Ever Read

  • By Joseph Gindo on 2019-01-25

A lasting favourite.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-05

“Our inability to move frees us from the obligation to act”
This book will be one that I never forget.
The performances were incredible with many difficult and unique voices pulled off extremely well. There was never any confusion between characters at all.
The story was something I was not prepared for and ended up leaving me with a mountain of concepts and ideas to mull over. The world creation O. S. Card has managed with this is outstanding and incredibly creative, complex, and well explained.
I cannot fathom how someone could organically come up with all the intricacies inherent with the Descolada.

  • The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 1
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Would be great if it wasn't LitRPG

  • By Neil Sandison on 2018-10-18

Not for me

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2017-11-05

I suppose I just didn't understand what litRPG was when I dove into this, so this isn't to say that the content wouldn't be what someone else is looking for, I just believe the story would benefit from not being interrupted by pings and notifications constantly reminding you that the character is not in an organic world/realm. The constant forced humour from the main character seems plainly out of character, how quickly he adapts and accepts to being thrown into a new world with no idea of how to leave is unbelievable, and any attempts to make him relatable make me want to distance myself from that person. The only time he had ever swung his fists were at "frat boys when they got too close to his female friends"? come on...

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