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As the fighting competition grips Vuzgal, the city-state declares its independence and strength.

Alva prepares to retake the lost floor of Water. 

The Adventurer Guild hones their blades, training and cultivating. They prepare for war, for the Willful Institute to reap what they have sown. 

Erik and Rugrat’s travels take them to the sixth realm, a realm with cities under the sun and dungeons beneath. 

Not all of Earth’s modern knowledge is used to help or heal. 

The Beast Mountain range is united under the empire. 

Join Erik and Rugrat on their epic fantasy journey; even a small party’s adventures can build a city and give rise to an empire. If you love heart-pounding video-game action, stats, loot, crafting and matching of realistic technologies with magical abilities... Well, why aren’t you listening already?

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disappointed

Not happy at all that the original narrator left. this affects the story for me greatly! this new narrator doesn't put as much effort in it feels like. very disappointing and not sure if I can keep listening now. it's just to strange having someone take over right in the middle of the series when you are so use to the other guy .

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Need Todd menesses back

Neil Hellegers is a good reader, but this was not the right one for him. I couldn’t tell the characters apart and it ruined the whole book for me..

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Not a fan of the performance by Neil

the story is as good as the last books but I am not sure about turning to Neil Hellegers

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come on.

why did the narrator change I'm not happy with this. I couldn't even get into it anymore and I recommend the realm serise it to a friend. hes gonna say the samething to me.

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Great addition to the series loved the narrator

I came to write a review specifically because I saw that the new narrator had received some negative comments. I personally have enjoyed his voice and take on the characters greatly. The story still has some of the same issues with the characters constant stream of success with little struggle and the apparent ineptitude of everyone who stands against them. Overall great book with great power fantasy MC’s

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Bit of a departure from earlier installments

struggled with new narrator. His tempo is faster which is appreciated, but he put the emphasis at random parts of the sentences. This makes for a confusing listening experience. There is less progression and more combat in this book

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Changing voice actors, not good for series

Story is fun and enjoyable. Voice acting change horrible.

I won't be continuing the audible experience due to the voice actor change. Neil just doesn't compare to Todd. Two very different styles and Todd nailed the vocal differences. Neil's voice misses Rugrat and Eric vocal differences and thier voices sound the same.

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Changed the Narrator changed the feel.

The change in Narrator threw me because it changes the characters. The book was good but doesnt hold up in comparison to the others IMO.

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I love the Ten Realms, this one fell short

I love the 10 realms series. I think what Eric and Rugrat are doing with Alva is great. I've always wanted to see that in a fantasy novel. One of the things about fantasy worlds is they operate by different rules than the real world, with magic. When an author makes this system, he makes the rules, and he should stick to them. I realize in the heat of a story you had an idea of what you want to go on, which probably causes the author to forget his own rules and operate the scene how it would play out socially on Earth, but he shouldn't be doing that.

One of the rules in the 10 realms is that you can make an oath on the 10 realms, which the 10 realms will enforce. These oaths can include claiming whether something you said is the truth. So there literally should never be a situation where someone gets accused to their face of doing something they didn't do that they cannot immediately resolve with an oath. And all the members of the 10 realms should be able to think of this instantly. Not just when it's convenient for the story.

It was stated in this story that the Alvan's had a dungeon that had monsters up to level 65, they were leveling up the Skeletons in this dungeon. Level 65 is 7th Realm levels. But Eric and Rugrat and Special team 1 went to the 6th realm because they were in their 50's and wanted levels. There was absolutely NO NEED for them to go to the 6th realm for levels at all. They could have spent the same amount of time there as they did in the 5th realm (which was underwhelming).

Even though they didn't need to fight in the 5th Realm, and dare I say the 6th realm. The realms are planets. Going to just 1 city and getting books for 1 store... I'm sure there are other Dungeons outside of large cities in the 5th and 6th realm which would have high Earth Grade Dungeon cores.

Also the author stated in the previous book that the gnomes intended to have a separate Dungeon core on each floor of the Alva Dungeon that was subservient to the main one. So when they got the Dungeon Core and said they didn't need it and handed it off to the Adventure society, that was stupid. They still need it.

There is also that Expert smith they recruited at the Academy who is so messed up, that Eric could probably get half way to Master healing him, and that was a book and a half ago.

I didn't like that they switched out the narrator from the previous 5 books with a new one -1 point to performance. Then he was reading too fast with no breathes or pauses between things people say and stuff going on in the world -2 to performance (I had to turn the speed to .90x for it to sound normal-ish).

This book was listed as part 1 and it's half the length of the previous books. It seems like it was a rush job. When I first saw it I thought it would be a normal length book and it implied they just spend 2 books worth of time in the 6th realm because there was more to do... that doesn't seem to be the case.

Also they revealed they have the modified sound transmission talismans that work like relay servers. They could have someone using one of those to pop up to the city in the 6th realm that Eric and Rugrat went to at least once and day and relaying messages to them to keep them in the loop if needed and vice versa. Eric and Rugrat or special team 1 has one of those with them too. So anything they needed to report was sent to this relay , and it waits for the other relay to show up at the totem... they exchange messages quickly, and then the person at the totem leaves without entering the city.

They mentioned in the first book that all crafters use their own forms of measurements. You'd think with Matt being there he would have implemented a standardized measurement system for Alva. Especially with all the crafters sharing information not only in their own craft, but between others. Also maybe mentioning someone made a dictionary would be smart too. They're teaching reading and writing in Alva and Math, they have basic school. But that's mostly overlooked in the 10 realms. I very much doubt there is a book somewhere that talks about how to spell words and what the actual definitions are yet. Standardization of words, numbers/math, and measurements will propel their society forward. It's a foundation.

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Speed run

Still a well written book but the narrator sounds as if it’s a high school student trying to finish the out loud reading as fast as possible

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  • Anthony
  • 2021-05-27

Still Love You

The narrator change takes away some of the personality of the book if I’m being honest. I’m still invested but none of the characters feel as dynamo now

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  • serene
  • 2021-06-01

Can’t get through the first chapter

The narrator is monotone which makes it difficult to distinguish between the characters speaking and detract from the storyline. I am only in the first chapter and keep pausing the story to re-listen and still find it difficult to get back on track. I wish I wasn’t invested so far in this series because I am now uncertain that I’ll ever finish it. Very disappointing.

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  • Stuart
  • 2021-05-30

Performance lacking

I am only in the first chapter and am having trouble in following the story. I can't tell the difference between the two main characters in the voice, if they are talking or looking at their stats, and the emotion or chemistry between them isn't there. I understand that sometimes you have no choice but to get the reader that is available but put in some time to blend into the previous books for your audience.

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  • Evan Durham
  • 2021-05-29

story is great, the narrator has zero range

the story is great as usual but I won't be buying another audiobook due to there being zero range and the breathes I can hear being taken every single time he speaks grinds on the nerves. Overall I'm unimpressed with the change and will be going back to the ebook instead.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-05-30

be prepared to he disappointed

new narrator cannot do the characters the way they were rugrat is not rugrat anymore he sounds kinda British not Southern and the Asian folks are now southwestern? Don't get me wrong I do like this narrator for other books . problem is he just can't do the accents that are needed for this particular series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-31

And so the Ten Realms cried tears of mana.

The soul of the Ten Realms left with Todd.
I have a hard time telling the difference between the two main characters, or the difference in males and females of the realms.
This makes it hard to stay immersed, and I tend to zone out while listening. I hate to say it but this series ended at book 5 for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-06-01

narrator isn't good

don't like the narrator very monologish. can't tell difference between characters. find new narrator plz

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  • Dakota M.
  • 2021-05-30

Too heavy a shift in narrator

To be clear, if the narrator were on a different series then it would be fine. The problem is that his style and tone are so different that after five books of the previous narrator that the shift is jarring and I can't lose myself in the story. The voices sound not just different but also much closer together in range which becomes an issue because at times the new narrator is reading at a pace that is almost frantic. I think I will just stick to the ebooks going forward.

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  • Luke Pickering
  • 2021-05-27

Missing Todd

My brother and I have been listening to this series for a few years now. We had a long car ride and he got me into the first book. I had a job that I drove by myself for about 10 hours a day so I got through each book in three or four days. When my brother told me the sixth realm was out but the narrator changed I thought it couldn’t be that bad but man, it’s a big change. Nothing wrong with the new guy, I’m sure he does fine with his other books but the contrast between the two narrators is very apparent. I miss the life that Todd would put into each of the characters and even the voice for the ten realms telling you the stats and quest details. I’ll probably keep going with the series, I’m already invested in the story, but I hope that something can be done to get back to having some life in the ten realms.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-05-30

Narrator Issues

With the new narrator talking I am having a hard time understand who is speaking compared to the other books. All the voices sound the same and don't have any uniqueness to them. The names as well are being mispronounced as well which sucks me out of the book. I would rather read the book than listen to it.

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