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  • Unbound Deathlord, Book 1
  • Written by: Edward Castle
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

When virtual reality becomes real enough that people feel as if they're being transported to another world, Valia Online arrives. A man running from his past joins the game to forget it all. Calling himself Jack Thorn, he chooses an undead race, Deathlord. A mage by choice, and a swordsman by necessity, he soon finds out that he'll need to use much more than magic and steel to survive; strategy, creativity, and carefully chosen words can often accomplish what simple attacks can't.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome just awesome

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-31

Started typically, ended very well

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-13

Went through the usual motions: gaming capsule, explain game terms, accident that makes MC OP in a way. "It's such a mystery how interesting things happen around the protagonist" as a way to justify plot. Nothing overly new, but it's a damn good story nonetheless.

  • Initializing

  • Somnia Online, Book 1
  • Written by: K. T. Hanna
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted number-one spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle. Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I found this

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-10-14

Glad I found this

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-14

It flew under my radar for so long, somehow, but this book is fantastic, and the narrator is great as well. There isn't as much hand holding or re-introduction into game mechanics that plague other books, either, which is nice. Solid all around and even makes me want to listen to it again, as the foreshadowing is very well done.

  • War Aeternus 2: Sacrifices

  • Written by: Charles Dean
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Desperate to save as many people as he can from a horrible fate in the cruel game of the gods, Lee and his small group of friends abandon the relative safety of Satterfield for the great city of Kirshtein. Tensions within the city have reached a breaking point after the arrival of an enemy Herald, and Lee is soon caught up in the struggle for power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Procrastination inducing

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-17

Procrastination inducing

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-17

I couldn't stop listening. Good pacing, great cast. Unsure why the narrators switch, I find that it breaks the flow unnecessarily, but it's still pretty good.

  • War Aeternus: The Beginning

  • Written by: Joshua Swayne, Charles Dean
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays Soundbooth Theater
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Lee is a quiet and unassuming office worker who leads a life of solitude, comfort, and routine. Day in and day out, he shuts off his brain, keeps his head down, and goes about doing his job and minding his own business. That is, he does until a drunken god shows up randomly one day and whisks him off into another world, demanding that Lee serve as his pawn in a game between the gods. Now, trapped in a completely different world full of danger, magic, and creatures, Lee has to figure out how to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-15

Fantastic!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-15

It took me a while get used to the narrator, but the story was 10/10.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dodge Tank

  • Crystal Shards Online Series, Book 1
  • Written by: Rick Scott
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Ryan's life sucks. His brother is a jerk, his mom is sick, and his legs are next to useless thanks to a neurological disorder. Plus the world ended two centuries ago from nuclear war. Now the only escape from reality being the massive VR world of Crystal Shards Online. But even in the game, Ryan's life sucks. He works as a miner, earning not nearly enough to afford the operation that will save his mom. When Ryan discovers an item that grants the ability to dodge any attack, however, he has the chance to become one of the game world's most elite and sought after players: a Dodge Tank.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great title. cleaver and engaging.

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-27

SO good!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-09

Wow. I bought it on a whim, now I'm wondering how this book hasn't been on my radar.

  • Life in the North: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

  • The System Apocalypse, Book 1
  • Written by: Tao Wong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19

All John wanted to do was get away for his life in Kluane National Park for a weekend. Hike, camp, and chill. Instead, the world comes to an end in a series of blue boxes, animals start evolving, and monsters start spawning. Now, he has to survive the apocalypse, get back to civilization, and not lose his mind. Life in the North is book one of the System Apocalypse, a litRPG apocalypse series that combines modern day life, science fiction, and fantasy elements along with game mechanics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-03

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-03

MC oggles others like a weirdo but doesn't over do it too much like other books. Seems to be explained through the Charisma stat.
Great book! Absolutely getting the next two.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ritualist

  • Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
  • Written by: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 Please

  • By Andrew on 2018-06-29

Painfully awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-07-08

This is one of those rare books whose ending I started to mourn even before I reached the halfway point. I was constantly checking the time to see how long I had left until the inevitable post-masterpiece void.

  • Awaken Online: Precipice

  • Written by: Travis Bagwell
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

A few days have passed since Jason's confrontation with Alfred and he's debating whether to reenter Awaken Online. Alfred has made a proposition that Jason isn't certain he should accept. After the battle with Alexion, Jason has also been appointed the Regent of the Twilight Throne. He must assume the mantle of ruling an undead city - with everything that entails. His first task is to investigate the dark keep that looms over the city's marketplace. This act will lead to a chain of events that might ensure his city's survival or create new enemies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-06-27

Great series

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-27

One of my favourites, for sure. It doesn't get caught up in 3-minute character stat blocks every chapter, like other LitRPGs.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hell to Pay

  • Ascend Online, Book 2
  • Written by: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Lazarus Cain is a member of the Grim Shadows, one of the Thieves Guilds in the city of Eberia. Unfortunately, Lazarus is having a bad day. Waking up in a torture chamber, suffering from amnesia, he'd be pretty much screwed if not for the mysterious, magical sigil burned into his chest. Sometimes a really bad day should be shared with others, especially professional torturers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BRILLIANT

  • By Thomas on 2019-01-25

Better than expected

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-22

Not as good as the first, but decent (especially considering it's book 1.5 and a separate story). I'm hooked, despite the dangling participles running rampant.