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  • The Gorgon Bride

  • Written by: Galen Surlak-Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Alexander Weiss inadvertently insults Athena, goddess of wisdom, and she casts him away on a forgotten isle filled with statues. Being marooned is bad enough, but the fact that the island is also the home of Euryale, elder sister to Medusa, makes the situation a touch worse. The only thing keeping Alex from being petrified is the fact that Euryale has taken a liking to the blundering mortal. For now.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • audio performance does a disservice

  • By Matthew on 2018-12-07

audio performance does a disservice

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-07

the book itself seems like it could have been good but I couldn't even finish because the voices used were just so terrible.
the mc is an ass for no reason.. there's being stubborn then there's what this mc pulls.. pure assholery

  • Dragon Seed

  • Archemi Online, Volume 1
  • Written by: James Osiris Baldwin
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

Before being conscripted to fight in the Total War, Private Hector Park had a shattered family, a collection of old video games, and a promising career as a motorcycle stuntman. Now, he is dying from a virus threatening humankind with extinction. He has three days to live. When Hector’s brother contacts him after years of hostile silence, Hector goes to try and make peace. But his brother has an offer even more unbelievable than reconciliation: the chance to cheat death by joining him in Archemi, a full-immersion fantasy VR-RPG video game. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good read

  • By Matthew on 2018-12-07

A good read

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-07

I enjoyed how the mc actually got a ingame personal history, it was a nice change that you don't see to often in litrpgs of this style.

Minor spoilers ahead



Also, I've noticed some comments talk about how the book is contradictory, and in a few points maybe a little, but in one of the main points brought up where he left the army just to join another right after.... actually read the circumstances.. though he did not join the army by choice, he later says that he had fought regardless. For two tours. And when he did leave, it was because as a quarantined soldier it was the only way to see his family before he died. And when he did go to join ingame it wasn't because he suddenly felt a calling to be a soldier again, it was for the sole reason of getting a dragon mount.

  • The Godking's Legacy

  • Written by: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

A legendary sword is left behind by his master, the Godking. Trapped for millennia, the sword's spirit awaits the day he'll be set free. Will his new master be worthy of inheriting the Godking's legacy? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THIS IS LITERALY THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER HEARD

  • By Simon von Allmen on 2019-02-16

I love this book

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

Reviewed: 2018-12-01

I first read this book about a year ago. just saw it in my library and decided to give it another go. this book is awesome, I love how freakishly op the m.c. is.
it's a great story with fun out there type of humor.

  • Fizzlesprocket: Everybody Loves Large Chests - Vol. 2

  • Written by: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

Things are not well within the Lodrak Empire. An entire city goes up in smoke and ash, and an entire province is slowly being consumed by an ever-expanding cloud of death. But while the humans rally to contain the fallout of this disaster, they are much quicker to pin the blame for it on their elven neighbors to the north. With centuries' worth of strife and bad blood between the two nations flaring up, all out war is rapidly becoming an inevitability.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • it gets worst

  • By louis martin binette on 2019-04-02

love sound booth theater

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-20

the voices of Jeff hays and other members as well as the effects used always work well to bring these stories to life

probably a good 70% of my library is sound booth theater. 😁

  • Life Reset: EvP (Environment vs. Player)

  • New Era Online Series, Book 2
  • Written by: Shemer Kuznits
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • well thought out book

  • By Gordon on 2018-11-30

loved it

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

Reviewed: 2018-10-16

kept me hooked the whole way through, I enjoy how this series takes a step away from how many litrpg are made and makes the mc actually in a sense the bad guy. I like the fresh perspective and can't wait for a book 3.

  • Fostering Faust

  • Written by: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Savannah
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Alex is dead. Dead and apparently with a one-way ticket to a place that only the worst of the worst go. All for a simple choice he made about a product his company owned. Damned for all time. Luckily for him, he’s about to be given a chance. Another choice to make. He can instead return to the land of the living, though his soul would belong to another. Except the world he’s being sent to isn’t the same one he came from. It’s not even a similar period in time, but from something long past in history. The dark ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Matthew on 2018-10-02

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: 2018-10-02

This was awesome, I love the joke that you make about the name felix being a pencil pusher name, just tying it back to your other series and the one where felix is the star. I can totally see this guy being either an allie or enemy if that's the way you do this. Regardless great book, great story.

  • The Kingdom Razed by Dragons

  • The Blue Mage Raised by Dragons, Book 2
  • Written by: Virlyce
  • Narrated by: Mare Trevathan
  • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

Blue mages learn skills from beasts. This is the story of one fortunate enough to be taken in by dragons. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome, please make more

  • By Matthew on 2018-07-17

Awesome, please make more

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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: 2018-07-17

please make a third book in this series I listen to these during work and love the unorthodox way of thinking the characters you create have.

The Builder's Sword
    The Legendary Builder, Book 1
    
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        Gary Furlong
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    3 ratings
    Overall 3.0
  • The Builder's Sword

  • The Legendary Builder, Book 1
  • Written by: J.A. Cipriano
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Arthur Curie never expected to wind up in Hell. At least, not because he found an ancient sword in a pawnshop. To make matters worse, Hell isn't as he thought. It's a desolate wasteland under siege by an all-consuming void known as the Darkness.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I tried...

  • By Matthew on 2018-07-12

I tried...

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-12

I honestly just couldn't finish this one, I tried to enjoy it but the idea of the sword allowing to edit stats was just stupid in my opinion. is there any way to trade it in?