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Death and reincarnation.

Kuroe Makoto, the tomboyish ace of her high school track-and-field club, never spared a thought for these things before. However, when she falls asleep in her Tokyo home after an exhausting marathon and wakes up in a fantasy world, those concepts become her reality. Unlike common light novel settings, she isn't reincarnated as the naturally good-looking and talented human hero who gathers a harem effortlessly. In fact, she isn't reincarnated as a human at all. She is reborn as "Chaos", child of the demon queen and heir to a kingdom at war with humanity. 

The Tentacle Awakens puts the Japanese high school girl in a tentacle monster in this strange tale of a sound human who mind-possesses a horrifying creature's body. Join Chaos on her oftentimes humorous but also perilous journey through a world of sword and sorcery, as she discovers a newfound appetite for life, terror, and demi-human girls.

The Demon Princess Magical Chaos series contains gore and explicit sexual content. It's intended for mature listeners.

©2021 J.J. Pavlov (P)2021 Podium Audio

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terrible all round

No idea why they chose a narrator that can't pronounce a bunch of the words used. In her defense the author seems obsessed with Japan and throws a bunch of the Japanese dialec in but it sounds unnatural as hell. The demon queen is mao-mama, the ppl in the fantasy world used Japanese honorifics like Sama and Chan at the end of names. The mc is a girl but acts like some teen boy who wants to have sex with everything. Worst part for me is the main heroines name is chaos or chaossama to some but the narrator can't pronounce a common term properly and call her kaussama.

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  • xhianil
  • 2021-06-18

Kanbaru but stays true to being Saphy

The main character is a lot like Kanbaru from bakemonogatari but stays true to the love of girls rather than the plot of all girls fall for Araragi, which is great and delicious if you are a fellow pervy lesbian or just like them. If you aren't into Japanese stuff at all you'll miss some jokes, such as Kami=Kani=crab. the narrator needs to separate internal and external voice better, as well as learn English pronunciation for some words, but does good at the Japanese.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-11

time well spendt

This book was quite alot of fun, and if you have seen alot of mainstream media and anime. you might have fun trying to name all the references the wrighter put in, (like, Mario, Monsterhunter, One Piece)

it shapes up to be an epic adventure. and all the charecters have well writen personalities cant wait for the next book.

(this next part ment as constructive critiqe)
there were some slight Audio quality issues that was noticable in the start of the first 5 chapters (like it was recorded on diffrent settups chapter to chapter) while it was slighty jaring its not a deal breaker IMO, and dont happen after chapter 5.
the narriator have a broad range of voices, and totaly nailed it. i love the voices and you can hear she have done her reaserch and gets names and gags pronounced correctly. i wish the inner dialouge of our heroine had a slight filter/effect so it was easyer to seperate it from spoken dialouge. as she often have a mental reaction and thoughts, then awnsers vocaly.
ill keep tabs on books she narrates in the future and if they fall into a catagory i like ill mostlikely get that one too. allready preordered the next one ^_^

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  • Dani P.
  • 2021-06-11

Pretty Good

Chapter 1&2 were a bit annoying with how adamantly and frequently the MC claimed they were just in a dream but save one other spot (where the meta 4th wall joke with the doll just didn't work) the story was solid and made me interested to see what happens next, it's worth the read.

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  • Tim
  • 2021-06-30

Crawlling Kous

I did like this story but I died inside every time the narrator mispronounced chaos. Every time they say Kuroe Makoto demon name of Chaos (ˈkāˌäs ) they pronounce it Kous like in the word ciao. This is the kind of simple mistake that should have been caught in pre-production. I hope they correct this for the next installment because im looking forward to it.

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  • Brian M. Ranco
  • 2021-06-14

not all demons are bad

this book was amazing. the pacing the world building was excellent.
the narating was beautifully done. can't wait to hear more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-07-09

A new experience

I'm a big fan of the original novel, so I checked this out. Great Voice acting.

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  • phillip
  • 2021-06-14

not gonna lie it's kinda cringe

the book reads like the author learned to write by reading fanfics.
That means the story reads more like a fanfic than an actual book.
like the kind of fic that would toss in random unnecessary Japanese words for the sake of having Japanese words in the story you know the ones that abuse the use of Chan and kun.
I whole heartedly believe that j.j. Pavlov learned how to write by writing on sites like fan fiction.net/wattpad hopefully in the future they evolve passed the reliance on fan fiction tropes.

also The narrator cat on pronouncing new chaos as cow-us, but I don't believe this was a mistake on her part dad I believe the author told her to pronounce it this way because that's how he believes Japanese people would have pronounce chaos
Like there's a character named luna but her boyfriend keeps calling her runa because in Japanese the l and r sound are interchangeable but the problem is that neither at

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  • mat
  • 2021-06-10

spectacularly dumb.

It's a pretty standard book for this particular genre. The protagonist is so overpowered that she could pretty much one shot everything and can do all the magics without any training better than everyone else. Though to be fair all you really have to do is be able to say the words and have an affinity for the magic type. Still it doesn't matter cause she gots all the affinities cause...izakaya. The weird adoration for sociopathic mass murders and rapists is still unfortunately alive and strong with this book. Oh, it tries to play it off and add a few throw away lines like consent... but only as after thoughts. The pedophile stuff gets really reallly REALLY grotesque. Yeah the protagonist finds out that dark elves have a natural childlike appearance even as adults. However she doesn't find out that fact until a bit later after she had already started having sexual desire for the CHILDlike elf. Also the elf is extremely traumatized and speaks and acts in a VERY childish manner. It's all very weird and super creepy. Warning there is even a full on sex scene soooo watchout for that ewwwwwwwwww. Sigh it didn't have to be creepy but the author really went out of their way to make it all as f***ed up as possible. Speaking of really stupid things the author wouldn't stop doing, pop culture references, hope you have extensive knowledge of anime and video games because they will be hinted at a lot and even used to convey ideas, descriptions, and pretty much everything else the author didn't feel like actually telling you about. "A certain...." has now become my ultra trigger phrase. To cap off the mountain of stupid, there are recaps of the story every couple chapters. Why? No idea padding the word count i guess.
The narration was awesome, loved the enthusiasm. However she kept pronouncing Chaos as Cowse for some reason i couldn't figure out.
Overall the book was really dumb, but then what does one really expect from this genre?