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  • First Login

  • Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Murphy
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

In a not-too-distant future ripe with marvels of technological convenience, wage and work disparity are as rampant as they ever were. A new game makes a claim that's bolder than its competition: So long as players are logged in, they'll have extra time to live. Like most, Corbin has been stunted by the real world. Now that chance has given him a new lease on life in the form of a game, he'll do whatever it takes to pursue it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chronicle first login

  • By scobie on 18-12-18

My kingdom for a plot

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-19

Nick does his usual great work narrating so I won't waste time with that. It's probably the only thing that got me through this. That's a little harsh. The writing is decent, and character development is good. The problem is that there is NO plot. It's just a guy who is gifted a god dagger and goes around doing random stuff with other random characters. There is possibly a hint of an overall plot in the last 5 minutes of the book, but who can say for sure? If you have a free credit and like LitRPG, this isn't a bad listen nor terribly great.

P.S. GREAVES ARE NOT BOOTS! (Take a listen and you'll know what I mean)

  • Renegade Star: Publisher's Pack 2

  • Renegade Star Series, Books 3 and 4
  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

Renegade Star: Publisher's Pack 2 contains books 3 and 4 of the Renegade Star series. Renegade Moon, Book 3. A Renegade never surrenders. After evading both the Union and the Sarkonian Empire, Jace and the crew are off in search of Earth. With the help of Titan, their new base of operations, Jace believes they might just have a chance. That is, if they can outrun the two armies at their backs, and somehow manage to survive a galaxy that wants them dead. Not exactly a walk in the park. But no one ever said being a Renegade was easy. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I liked the series.

  • By Dingo 883 on 22-03-19

I liked the series.

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

I felt the series continued as well as the first. There were edge of your seat moments that kept me hooked. I tend to listen to LitRPG, so when a regular audiobook hooks me it's pretty darn good, at least to me.

  • Civil War

  • A litRPG Adventure (The Rogue Dungeon, Book 2)
  • By: James Hunter, eden Hudson
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Roark von Graf - former noble and hedge mage, current mid-level mob in a MMORPG - has his sights set on taking down the tyrannical dungeon lord. But the reigning troll despot is nearly as devious as Roark, and his followers are at a much higher level. With forever-death on the line, civil war breaks out in the Citadel, pitting Roark’s new regime against Azibek’s horde of loyalists. To survive, Roark will have to outfox the dungeon lord, forge new, dirtier weapons and shady alliances, and above all, evolve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series

  • By Dingo 883 on 22-03-19

Great series

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

Reviewed: 22-03-19

I'm really enjoying this series. The story and narration are great. My only quibble is the hero continually beating bosses vastly more powerful than himself. He does manage it in clever ways most of the time, so it takes a bit of the sting out of it. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Regicide

  • The Completionist Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 179

 Dakota Krout presents the second book in The Completionist Chronicles series. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another excellent story with a perfect epilogue ;)

  • By Tachikoma on 17-03-19

I really want to like this more.

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

Reviewed: 09-02-19

The story continues but doesn't really advance. So far, it's a pretty surface level plot. My biggest issues are: 1. Author needs to remove 50% of the adverbs used with dialogue tags and 95% of "instantly." It sounds nitpicking, but the frequency and they way they are used is really jarring. 2. Once in the first book and twice in this book, an NPC gives him an item that saves the day shortly after he gets it. Well, that was convenient. Perhaps too convenient... 3. A few more contractions would help it sound less stilted.

All in all, still a decent story and narrating with an interesting MC. I'll continue listening to the series, and with my expectations now cemented, perhaps I won't be quite so critical with the follow up books.

  • Ritualist

  • Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 204

The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Middling writing, story, narration but great MC

  • By Dingo 883 on 01-02-19

Middling writing, story, narration but great MC

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

The writing is a bit stilted at times as is the narration. Vikas has enough good voices that I've added him to narrators I like, but there's room for improvement. Sometimes he over-enunciates words and it feels clipped and stilted. Some character voices are great and natural, other sound stilted . The plot wasn't much. Evil archmage, but that's not until the end. Something about wolf people, but it doesn't go much into it. What really had me eager for my next listening section was the MC and his ritualist talent. It was interesting and the character well developed.

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  • Renegade Star: Publisher's Pack 3

  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Renegade Star: Publisher's Pack 3 contains audiobooks five and six of the Renegade Star series. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story continues and so do I

  • By Dingo 883 on 28-01-19

The story continues and so do I

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

I've enjoyed the series. There were a few headshaking moments where I felt the plot was a bit thin with some forced actions, but I like the characters and the story.

  • Advent

  • Red Mage, Book 1
  • By: Xander Boyce
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Drew Michalik was working in a top-secret facility in Washington, DC, when the Advent began. As all electronics in the world simply ceased to work, blue screens filled with information appeared before him. Drew was given access to a mana interface and a limited number of reality-altering crystals called Xatherite. Following the instructions on his vision-impairing screens, he "slotted" his Xatherite and changed his fate: He gained the ability to cast spells. Now alone in the dark, he must battle through the government bunker turned dungeon in a desperate bid for survival.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kept me engaged.

  • By Anonymous User on 07-01-19

Another unique premise well-executed

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

Reviewed: 28-01-19

I like it when I'm surprised by a book, and this one did. I didn't red or don't recall reading the premise. Instead of being being in a simulator/VR game, we're brought to a multiverse where earth is thrown into chaos. Monsters abound and regular people get magical abilities. The magic system is quite unusual and a bit complex, but it works well. I'm invested in the story and characters and look forward to the next book.

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  • The Greystone Chronicles, Book Two: The Dire Lands

  • The Greystone Chronicles Series, Book 2
  • By: Dave Willmarth
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel
  • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Jupter Tech's headquarters, Olympus, has been attacked. Lives have been lost in the real world. Alexander and friends must now thwart the servants of the Dark One both in and out of the game. With a few new allies, the Greystone Guild moves out of the noob zones to take on the challenges presented by the ruins of Dire Keep and its inhabitants. They must conquer, rebuild, and defend the Dire Lands against attacking forces.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really enjoyed the audio book.

  • By Teitur Ásgeirsson on 26-01-19

It's getting worse.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-19

I wasn't thrilled with the first one, and this one is even worse. Everything I disliked about book 1 was compounded in book 2. My issues with this book: 1. The players are richer than God and toss gold to the peasants like candy from a firetruck in a parade. They literally find piles of gold and gems in a mine just lying on the ground. 2. MC has godlike mastery over earth magic and can destroy any enemy and other players twice his level without breaking a sweat. 3. I have no idea what the character stats are and don't care. They aren't really part of the story and wouldn't matter if they were. 4. The tedium. Dear God, the tedium. MC spends hours just wandering around planning parties, engaging in random conversations that drag on and do nothing to advance the story. At least half the book is just filler. If the main story is a mile long, this book advanced it about 3 inches.

  • Renegade Star

  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Jace Hughes is a Renegade. That means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he's free to live the life he wants. But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system. Too bad there's something off about the cargo she's carrying. Jace knows he shouldn't ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can't help but check it out. Big mistake. To make matters worse, he's being pursued by unknown ships - who want that cargo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fast-paced space opera with great characters

  • By Dingo 883 on 10-01-19

A fast-paced space opera with great characters

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

I normally have a tough time with audiobooks outside the LitRPG genre, but this story, along with Luke's excellent narrating, had no trouble holding my attention and looking forward to my next listening session. My only "complaint" is that Luke read rather fast, to the point of ignoring punctuation. It didn't bother me in the least but it was something I took note of. I'm halfway through the next combo pack and just bought the third.

  • The Land of the Undying

  • Dark Elf Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Dave Willmarth
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Shari is a med student, months away from being a doctor. Mace is a coder on his first day of an exciting new job. When the world comes to a sudden and horrifying end, none would have expected them to be among the few survivors. Hyper-aggressive undead zombie creatures hunt anything living on the surface, where even the grass and trees can kill you. Hiding underground is safe, but not much of a life. Their only escape is a virtual world of magic and monsters where Shari can use her healing skills, and Mace can focus on something other than his fears.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Main character is a neck beard (katana and M'lady)

  • By Toren on 11-11-18

Two books in one

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

Reviewed: 10-01-19

A very novel idea in that the real world is a post-apocalyptic wasteland overrun with zombie creatures. I found both real and virtual world stories intriguing, liking the out of game story as much if not more than the LitRPG part. Excellent narrating as always by Jeff and crew. I look forward to the next one.