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Gustav Kleingeld

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  • Dawn of Wonder

  • The Wakening, Book 1
  • Written by: Jonathan Renshaw
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 29 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122

When a high-ranking officer gallops into the quiet Mistyvales, he brings a warning that shakes the countryfolk to their roots. But for Aedan, a scruffy young adventurer with veins full of fire and a head full of ideas, this officer is not what he seems. The events that follow propel Aedan on a journey that only the foolhardy or desperate would risk, leading him to the gates of the nation's royal academy - a whole world of secrets in itself. But this is only the beginning of his discoveries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An instant fantasy classic

  • By Kyle Wheeler on 2018-09-19

Coming of age fantasy...a very long coming of age

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

Reviewed: 2019-02-22

I enjoyed this book, however I become evermore frustrated by the slow pace. Not for the impatient. The protagonist takes an age to overcome crippling issues.

Despite these issues this book has laid the foundation for something special.

  • 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

Fun, fun, fun!

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-30

Lots of fun silly RPG madness! Really enjoy this series for when I want something fun to listen to.

  • Legends of Ahn

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 3
  • Written by: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Rezkin is an elite warrior who aims to restore order in Ashai after Caydean's attack on the King's Tournament transformed former allies and trading partners into enemies. With no army and only a ragtag group of refugees, Rezkin must wrest control of the kingdom from the mad and powerful usurper, who seems bent on destruction, and this may not be the biggest challenge. If he fails, the kingdom will be ripped apart, and Rezkin will have violated Rule 1 - to protect and honor his friends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent work, and intriguing adventure

  • By simoniono on 2017-12-08

Great story with an interesting angle...

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-30

I enjoyed this book but the best is in the sequels (2/3 at least, need to pick up 4 yet).

  • Vortena: Everybody Loves Large Chests, Volume 3

  • Written by: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33

What happens when one takes a murderous psychopath and forces them to team up with a cowardly tinkerer? Though not a question Jeremiah ever expected to ponder, he is nevertheless looking forward to seeing what the aforementioned duo will cook up. Success or failure does not matter to Richard, only that the journey be entertaining.     

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just enjoy the very funny and insane story!

  • By Kevin Hook on 2018-12-21

Lot’s of fun!

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

Reviewed: 2018-11-30

Lot’s of guilty fun! Laughed my ass off on occasion! This is so different from any other LITRPG series! Can’t wait for the next one!

  • Free the Darkness

  • King's Dark Tidings, Book 1
  • Written by: Kel Kade
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Raised and trained in seclusion at a secret fortress on the edge of the northern wilds of the Kingdom of Ashai, a young warrior called Rezkin is unexpectedly thrust into the outworld when a terrible battle destroys all that he knows. With no understanding of his life’s purpose and armed with masterful weapons mysteriously bestowed upon him by a dead king, Rezkin must travel across Ashai to find the one man who may hold the clues to his very existence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kind of a Guy-flick

  • By Saahir Kapasi on 2018-05-21

Interesting change of gears for the genre...

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

Reviewed: 2018-09-20

#Audible1

First of all...Nick Podehl is the best narrator I have come across on Audible.

I love the characters and enjoyed the pace of the story. The rest of the series is where the book really shines. Busy with book 3 and enjoying every minute of it.

  • The Land: Predators: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 7
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 46 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 217

In The Land: Predators, the Mist Village has harnessed its power. With core buildings, professional fighters, and now their own dungeon, the settlement is primed to grow into a kingdom of true power and magic. The path to power has not been without risk, however. The MistVillage has been noticed. Evil nobles from the Kingdom of Law, bloodthirsty goblins from the Serrated Mountains, an undead lord with a penchant for human sacrifice, and fanatical kobolds from the Depths all plot the village's destruction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not even done and I love it

  • By Chad on 2018-07-03

Epic!!!

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

Reviewed: 2018-07-27

One of those books that keep you up at night! Takes listeners on a truly wild ride!

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  • The Land: Catacombs

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 4
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 181

What's that you say? You want more village growth? Well be careful where you stand, because the Mist Village just took a Viagra-Cialis sandwich, and there is a stiff breeze blowing! (I can make some more references if you're still not getting the point...did you see what I did there?) 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By Robert on 2019-04-22

Again and again, this series keeps getting better!

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-26

Once again a great story with darkness, humor, drama and action. I am greedily garding my latest credit in anticipation for the next release...which is close right?

Nick Podehl is an evil genius who has ruined all other narrators for me.

  • The Land: Swarm

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 5
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 153

Aleron Kong's number-one best-selling LitRPG saga continues in The Land: Swarm. The enemies of the Mist Village are moving, the storm clouds are gathering, what are Richter and Sion to do? Crush the game, that's what! More of everything you love in LitRPG: powerful items, epic battles, awesome quests, and in-depth world building! What happened to Elora? Where is the swarm? Did the rock giant make Richter jelly? What are the colonel's secret spices?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • the worst of the chaos seeds series

  • By Rusty on 2019-02-26

More, give me more!!!!!

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-26

I can't get enough of this series. I have listened to it twice now and my only regret is that I didn't write a review earlier. If you love fantasy and you are tired of the same old "ancient evil risen" story line and want something new, then for sure go for this.

Nick Podehl is amazing, best narrator ever!!

  • The Land: Forging

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 2
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 214

The second captivating installment of Aleron Kong's Chaos Seeds series. "We are life takers and heartbreakers," Richter shouted. "Let's go!" Richter and Sion are at it again! Even more of what you loved in the first book. Leveling, world building, awesome items, and what's that you say? Sure! Why not? What's a little necrophilia between friends? Join your favorite Chaos Seed as he answers the call of adventure and deals with the invaders, greedy dwarves, and a wood elf that keeps telling him he has a pretty mouth. Welcome back, my friends! Welcome back...to The Land.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Chad on 2018-03-24

So well written and narrated.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-26

Loved the first book and I love the second book! Great story with some really powerful moments. Laugh, gasp, anticipate and even cry...this book has it all.

Again, Nick Podehl is the king of narration!!!

  • The Land: Alliances: A LitRPG Saga

  • Chaos Seeds, Book 3
  • Written by: Aleron Kong
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 174

Richter and Sion are in a fight for their very lives. Their enemies are circling, and the powers they have awakened are barely under their control. Death and war are on their doorstep, but they have a simple message for the enemies of the Mist Village. "Kiss your loved ones goodbye. The Mist will claim you." A wonderful blend of humor and adventure, The Land: Alliances will transport you to the world of your dreams...and your nightmares.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • not bad

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-27

Another great adventure!!!

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-26

Once again Aleron Kong takes us on a roller coaster of an adventure. Consistency across the entire series has been amazing with the humor, action, drama and fun always at top notch.

Nick Podehl is the my favorite narrator on Audible, his vocal range is amazing and his subtle changes in tone and accent bring the characters alive!

Stop reading my review and use your next 7 credits on this series!