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Shadows of the Great Forest

Written by: G. Akella
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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A great war encroaches following the turbulent events of patch 17, casting a menacing shadow over both Demon Grounds and lands of the light races. 

Roused from a millennia-old slumber, dark gods seek to exact vengeance for their past defeat. Max finds himself at the epicenter of it all - with the lives of his woman, his friends, and all his people in the Wild Wood dependent on him. 

Two unlikely heroes must stand - and endure - against all odds: one a Black Demon from an ancient prophecy, the other a fabled Gray Lion....

©2017 G. Akella (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • adam
  • 2018-12-13

Nothing but max

This is only about max as the main character and I really havent cared about his story line.

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 2018-12-30

good one!

great story - great nerration!

well worth a credit

one point of note: this book only has Max's group in it.

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  • Devon Howard
  • 2018-12-03

Great even with a mid series narrator switch

The book was great. Love Nick Podehl as a narrator. The only issue I had(very tiny issue) was that with the switch of the narrator it took a chapter or two to get readjusted. Otherwise an amazing series so far. I hope it continues to be transferred to audio.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-09-14

Bit of a tangent

This book has our hero's sister and friends playing main fiddle in this book. I liked it and was glad that I reread the last book, as it was quite a long time since I read a book from this series. A recap helped me to not be lost while listening to it. But also since it is following a whole different set of characters the fact that it had been a while wasn't a big issue. Still getting familiar with the lore again was helpful.

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  • Jacob W.
  • 2018-09-16

love the sode character development

had no problems listening to the end. however,i want to lnow more about whats happenong with the stories main character. im sure that we will get more but i do love the story developments seen thru the npcs.

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  • T. F. Coleman
  • 2019-08-15

Pretty good

There’s a lot to like about this series. The premise, the characters, the chain quests, the NPC/Gods/Players relationships, and especially the personality and insights of the main characters Kirin & Max.

But the negatives are there too. The overwhelming number of epic items, unique quests, and overpowered characters. The same formula used book to book: player has doubts, gets confidence boost, faces impossible odds, something saves the day, player succeeds. Over and over.

Then there is the number of books, each around 10 hours, released every 3 months. Nine books - that’s over $100.

It would’ve been great to combine these into 4 books at 22 hours each. As it stands after book four, I don’t think another $50 is worth getting to the end, when I already have a fairly good idea how it’s going to develop. Maybe I’ll skip to Book 9 and read the ending. Idk.

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  • Dragonis
  • 2019-06-08

new narrator but still great

I warr a little worried that the narrator had changed but I shouldn't have been. Nick is awesome in all his works and this was no exception. I'm glad this book focused on max's group. this is building up for something huge and I'm looking forward to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-21

Narrator

Dont get me wrong I really like Nick but what happened to Zach? Just curious.

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  • Ray Herron
  • 2019-04-15

I too had no real interest in this Max only story

But I continued to listen from what was a slow and whining start.... I’m only about 1/3 the way through but since I’ve literally been laughing out loud of Roman’s sister relating the successes Krian has experienced to the rest of her friends since he started, I decided to post a review now instead of waiting till the end. Very entertaining and can’t wait till the 2 story paths finally meet!

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  • Rave
  • 2019-03-29

not interested in Max's story at all.

Max and his party are just not interesting and I felt like I wasted time with his story in every book. Bring me to kirin that's the story I actually want to hear.