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  • Heart of Vengeance

  • Vigilante, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart, Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

When pirates seize the inter-planetary freighter owned by Brad Mantruso’s family, he is dumped into space. Saved from death by a passing Fleet ship, he is left with nothing but his skills, a gun, and a burning desire for vengeance. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fans won't be disappointed

  • By nicole on 09-01-18

Great story telling

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-17

My first book by these author's, a great story managed to keep me compelled to the end.

  • Viridian Gate Online: Crimson Alliance

  • An litRPG Adventure - The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 2
  • By: James A. Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

Jack expected to live out his new fantasy life in peace, but now he and his misfit crew of rebels are the only ones preventing a tyrant emperor and his regime from taking power. Thankfully, everything isn't quite as hopeless as it seems - Jack has a plan. Sort of. With only a handful of supporters, he's going to get the jump on the bloodthirsty empire, by snatching one of their key cities right from underneath their noses. In order to pull off the impossible, however, Jack's going to have to develop his formidable Shadowmancer powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • World building at its best

  • By Scott R on 28-10-18

Good sequel!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-17

A good follow on to the first novel, same narrator as the first novel which is good. The characters continue to develop in more detail and the story continues to grip you and pull you in. Look forward to the third novel.

  • Give No Quarter

  • Privateer Tales, Book 10
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 14

Branded criminals and on the run from the most powerful corporation in the known universe, Liam Hoffen and the crew of Hotspur have a simple choice to make. They can either cower and hide on the long since abandoned planet Ophir, or continue their mission to set right the wrongs perpetrated by a company willing to trade human suffering and lives for their bottom line. If you've followed their story, you know which choice they'll make.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phew!

  • By Poppey on 31-01-18

Another epic sci fi story

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-17

The continuing story of the intrepid crew of the Hotspur, the author continues the story where the last book left off. The crew continue to grow in character as they deal with new situations coming at them. The narrator the same throughout the series of novels does a great job of bringing the characters and story to life. Can't wait for the next one to be released hopefully this won't be to long.

  • Buccaneers

  • Privateer Tales, Book 8
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

If Nick James is right, the Tipperary solar system is about to become the busiest trading hub in the galaxy. To sweeten the pot, the cloud-city of Lèger Nuage is offering free warehouse space to qualified traders. Of course, nothing's as simple as it seems. Just like Earth's Old West, the Tipperary system is as full of promise as it is Buccaneers who are happy to prey on the weak. No one expects it to be easy, but deceit, piracy, and murder kindle the pioneering spirit in each of them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hot Stuff

  • By Poppey on 31-01-18

Another great book from Jamie Mcfarlane

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-17

Can't recommend these books highly enough. The characters development through the series is believable and no where else do you get a story that grips you with a hunger for more!

  • Eden's Gate: The Sparrow

  • A LitRPG Adventure, Book 2
  • By: Edward Brody
  • Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

After accepting the fact that he will never know his old reality again, Gunnar looks forward toward building a new life inside Eden's Gate. It's time to form a guild, gather resources, and earn the acceptance of the Edgewood inhabitants. If only things were that easy. The dark elves aren't thrilled about having humans in Edgewood, the mine isn't vacant, and you can't form a guild without at least a few guild mates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as good as the first!

  • By J Holland on 17-05-18

Another great book from Brody

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

Purchased this as soon as it became available after listening to the first book. The author did a good job with the story picking up where the last book finished off. The characters development through the story continues to grow and the MC does not become some kind of uber player which is good. The character leveling is consistent and not like other litrpg authors novels who feel the need to describe every stat levelling which happens nearly every other paragraph which is very annoying, Edward Brody has done a far better job with his novels than alot of other litrpg authors. Definitely looking forward to book 3. Pavi Proczko continues to do an brilliant job narrating the books I hope he continues to the other books in this series!

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 280
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen! more please!

  • By kanundra on 29-07-17

Great example of a litrpg story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-17

Very good gripping story. The author did a brilliant job with the plot and characters and the narrator did a great job. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Delvers LLC

  • Welcome to Ludus
  • By: Blaise Corvin
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Henry and Jason led normal lives in Seattle before they were abducted to another world. Their kidnapper, the vain, self-styled god Dolos, refuses to send them back unless they can accomplish an impossible task. Oddly, Dolos doesn't seem to care if they succeed or not. Luckily, Henry and Jason studied Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) on Earth. Unfortunately, a Japanese American EMT and a geeky IT programmer don't have many other useful skills on a sword-and-sorcery world like Ludus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • First LitRPG listen

  • By kanundra on 11-01-17

Great start to a new series

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-17

Liked the book overall. Though not as good as his other book secrets of the old ones. Felt like some of the paragraphs got repeated whilst listening to it. Story is good but doesn't feel like it's anything different than other books on the market. narrator did a great job.

  • The Siege of the Supers

  • First Superhero Series #2
  • By: Logan Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Kane Andrews, also known as the superhero Tempest, has returned from his absence to a world filled with Supers and a government that won't be satisfied until all Supers are eradicated - hero and villain alike. Kane and his group try their best to stop the evil Supers, but they're hopelessly outnumbered. And when the evil Supers put in motion a plan that spells disaster for any Super or human who's not on their side, Kane's not so sure that he and his people can stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great superhero story

  • By despie on 26-04-17

Another great superhero story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-17

Really loved the action scenes in this book, author does a really good job with the describing them. This is a good book if you don't take it seriously. We read/listen to these books for escaping what we do and can fantasise about what powers we would have or what type of hero/villan we might be. Definitely give them a try!

  • The Second Super

  • First Superhero Series #1
  • By: Logan Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Kane Andrews is just another one of the billions of people on Earth who watch as Richter, the world's first superhuman, goes on a rampage. All the world's military cannot stop him, no matter what they throw his way. Until, with the whole world watching, Kane surprises himself by flying up to catch someone the supervillain has thrown off a building. With no idea of the extent or magnitude of his powers, Kane has a long way to go before becoming the first superhero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tempest the new superhero on the block

  • By despie on 24-04-17

Tempest the new superhero on the block

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-04-17

Is that a bird or a plane? no its Tempest!! 😱
a really good story, hard not to draw comparisons to most of the other superheroes origin stories out there. Author did a good job trying to cover how the the hero would survive most of the feed back from using his powers, good character development and relating to the main character. Narrator did a great job too.

  • Out of the Tank

  • Privateer Tales, Book 7
  • By: Jamie McFarlane
  • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

War veteran, Tabitha Masters, expected to live out the rest of her days with the debilitating scars of battle. But, after her crew made a deal with the devil ( Smuggler's Dilemma, Privateer Tales Book Five), she's been given a second chance. A month in a medical tank and Tabby's injuries are repaired, replaced and even upgraded. Within hours of being discharged from the hospital, Tabby hears from Shri Ganguly - a fellow veteran and survivor of the Red Houzi war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great diversion, albeit a short one

  • By Poppey on 21-01-18

Good story

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-17

Another great book from Jamie Mcfarlane, good story nice build up to the next book, shame Michael Naramore did not narrate the book, found this narrators way of telling the story really annoying it sounded rushed and like she was always out of breath every time she spoke