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Wild Wastes

Written by: Randi Darren
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Before World War II could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm.

Legend has it that an experiment failed. Catastrophically so. And when it failed, the center of the United States, from the Sierra Nevada to the Mississippi river, became "The Waste", where everything changed.

In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairytale demon, or mythological monster exists. From orcs, to neriads, ogres, trolls, wraiths, elves, harpies, and even beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind.

In the ruins of the west and east coasts, new governments have arisen. With new jobs.

Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities.

Taking up an escort mission, Vince encounters a situation that will shape his life forever onward.

As well as the lives of everyone in North America.

Warning: This novel contains adult themes and moral ambiguities. The main character is written as a real person in an apocalypse, and will not make choices that line up with society and cultural norms.

©2017 Randi Darren (P)2017 Randi Darren

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Excellent story

I found the story very entertaining and engaging. I look forward to the next installment of this series, the story was belivable.

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Uh.... I guess... That makes a lot of sense...

Lots of sex.... If you removed the sex scenes, you'd have 4 hrs of content. His books tend to have quite repetitive sentence/slang structures. For example, a character explains something and often you'd get the generic replies, "well.... I guess that makes... a lot of sense, actually." lots and lots of halts between character speeches. So it gets a bit old after a while. I hope the author learns about this, as I've listen to his other books.

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  • Don Gilbert
  • corona, ca United States
  • 2018-09-26

Fantasy Venture, Mythical Creatures; and One Stud

This is a good fantasy adventure story that has continuously evolved through the first three books.
There is plenty of action and surprises as the series develops and we follow the progression of Vince, who begins this adventure as a lone ranger in the “Wild Wastes.”
He’s not alone for long, however, and apparently doesn’t turn away any manner of female companionship, whether she has horns, tusks, or even insect legs; Vince is going to spread his seed and we hear every slurping, gurgling, explicitly wild detail; and let me tell you, he’s one busy stud.
Other than the graphic nature of these books, there is a good and interesting story line and I will continue to listen to the next book
As for the narrator; I thought Andrea Parsneau’s performance was outstanding.

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  • Chris Vernon
  • CORALVILLE, IA, United States
  • 2017-08-22

Finally a believable and smart main character.

It did take me a bit to get into the story. After so many poorly written or concieved plots points from other authors, it is a true marvel to have a Hero who is not stupid or being saved by a author's ham handed attempts at conflict resolution.
I believe I would have made many of the same decisions as he did. I found the author's world and concepts a novel idea and approach to making the conflicts and plot devices believable and engrossing.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2017-08-14

good read

good storyline and kept me interested. unique blend of wild west, guns, swords, and magic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-09-20

poor story that revolves around smut.

I did not finish this book it was difficult to get halfway through every other situation is a smutty sexual encounter with a poor story save your money save your credit get super sale for superheroes

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  • Daniel
  • 2017-09-04

Very graphic but extremely entertaining

great narration, well written, definitely NSFW. I found the book slow to get started but once it was going it was a good blend of sex, violence, and sword and sorcery fantasy.

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  • Lia
  • 2017-08-13

Everything I Love in One Book

Fantasy, magic and sex? Amazing! I just loved this book. I guess this can be called erotic fantasy, but it really felt like it was much more than that. Amazing characters and character development and a great environment. I loved the take on the whole post-apocalyptic world mixed with magic. Eagerly waiting for the sequel!

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  • Jeffrey A. Blowers
  • Battle Creek, Mi USA
  • 2017-07-27

Fantastic!

Nice ballance between erotica and story. Excellent character development, none of the characters are two dimensional or overly cliché. Both the author and narrator make you care about them all.

Looking forward to the next book.

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  • David Riemer
  • 2018-10-27

Warning Multiverse by book 3

This book is a good book series but by book three the universe this author created will be fused with the Super Sales on Super Heros by William D. Arand at the end of book 2 for this series. Having already read this book series prior I enjoyed and understood everything that went on in Book three of Wild Wastes but I doubt that anyone that didn't get the memo will understand a thing of what is going on. I will tell you that Super Sales on Super Heros is a great read and I bet if you enjoyed this book you will enjoy that series as well.

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  • Jack
  • 2018-04-20

Very good but a few cautions

This book was great but had a lot of sexual content, and I mean a LOT. I fast-forwarded through most. I also generally prefer that the narrator be the same sex as the main character, but this narrator was EXCELLENT.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • Heflin, Alabama
  • 2017-08-03

Amazing narration to a great story

First let me say, though Andrea's voices for the characters didn't fit with what I'd imagined for them, they did fit the characters enough to grow on me. Please tell me she will be doing the whole series. It's always weird for me to listen to an audio book of one I've previously read since it can be quite jarring when the narrator 'miss voices' someone. Thankfully that didn't happen here.

As far as the story itself goes, it's your typical loner guy sets off on adventure, meets harem, danger, and fun times insue. The story is good, the characters are well written. The sex isn't overdone and fits the plotline, adding to the overall story. If that's not your thing, or it bothers you, give this book a skip, you probably won't like it. Otherwise I can't recommend it enough.

I plan to give more Andrea Parsneau books a listen while waiting for Randi to finish book two. She's really good at bringing a book to life.

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