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Falkirk,Scotland, UK
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  • Supers: Ex Heroes

  • By: Jamie Hawke
  • Narrated by: Justin Thomas James, Laurie Catherine Winkel, Annie Ellicott, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

I never believed in superheroes. I certainly didn't believe I'd become one, or that strategically forming a harem of hot chicas and getting down with them to unlock my superpowers would be the key to my survival. Did I say my survival? I meant the universe's. No, really.... That's exactly what happened when I was taken to a galaxy of supers, thrown into a prison ship full of villains, and told it was up to me to stop them all. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • LitRPG Harem style to the Max

  • By Scott R on 17-10-18

LitRPG Harem style to the Max

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18

A not too bad premise for a story but i think it will need some more seasoning. More an enjoyment from the narration of the sex scenes than the story although I think it has some promise.
Not sure if i would buy the book but SBT narration helps this so more a 3.8 story and 5 star narration bringing this to a respectable 4 star. This was a in a giveaway so I have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

  • The Artificer: A LitRPG Adventure

  • The Imperial Initiative, Book 1
  • By: S. R. Witt, James Hunter
  • Narrated by: Matthew Broadhead
  • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11

October, 2042: In two weeks, the world will die, murdered by a nine-mile-wide, extinction-level asteroid. And Robert Osmark - billionaire and savvy tech genius - couldn't be readier for the fiery apocalypse. Unlike the shortsighted masses, he’s been diligently preparing for this day from the moment the asteroid first appeared. Through his relentless efforts, digital salvation now awaits anyone bold enough to take the leap and permanently transition into the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting new adventure

  • By Scott R on 17-10-18

Interesting new adventure

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

Reviewed: 17-10-18


Not sure about some of the reviews but i found this immensely enjoyable and I think for those who haven't reached lich priest it may go a bit much against the characters portrayed in earlier books.
For me I liked this and I found the background politics of the council very good. Having some of the events before viridian game play started also helps i think but i don't know if I would read this as the 1st book but rather maybe after book 3 for best enjoyment and understanding
Narration was quite good but i missed the regular Viridian narrator Armen so won't rush for this on audio. Either way I think 4.5 stars and I shall follow further adventures but propably on ebook.

  • The Greystone Chronicles: Book One: Io Online

  • By: Dave Willmarth
  • Narrated by: Laurie Catherine Winkel, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

In the latter half of the 21st century, Alexander and his guild mates play Io Online for fun and to earn a living. Given the chance to test a new experimental immersion system, the veteran players must give up their high-level characters and begin again at level one. As they work through the noob zone quests, they discover that the new immersion system allows them to play in ways that hadn't been possible before. They quickly run afoul of a party of player killers and become the targets of an entire PK guild bent on spawn-camping them until they leave the game. War has been declared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant New Series

  • By Scott R on 09-10-18

Brilliant New Series

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

Hat's off this is world building at its best and is up there with the best.
The characters are very well thought out and are very compelling and interactive as are the secondary and tertiary characters.
The mix of humour and the intriguing, innovative solutions to the problems used in the real world and in game show great foresight and I was drawn in by every word due in part to the great skills of Jeff Hays and LCW. the editing and these two working together are a great match and well picked by Dave Wilmarth. I will be eagerly awaiting the 2nd audio and shall also follow along by the written word as well.
I got this audio at no charge by competition and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

  • Helltroopers: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure

  • By: Isaac Stone
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

Ash Wednesday and his crew of corporate space marines take work as bounty hunters tasked with taking down the deadly fugitive named Simon Haddo, a mad scientist with an occult obsession and the most infamous terrorist in the system. As they track him through the depths of a gruesome space station, the mercs of Team Omega soon find themselves drawn into a galactic conspiracy bent on creating a literal hell on earth in this violent sci-fi remix of Dante's Divine Comedy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Story

  • By Scott R on 29-09-18

Interesting Story

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

Reviewed: 29-09-18

This was a good imagining although very well written i found it a little dragged out and it fell flat in some areas. overall the story was worth a listen but not sure if i would buy it full price on kindle. The narration was excellent and I feel lifted the story up a notch so hence the 4 star rating. This would not put me off any of Isaacs further works but make me investigate further into it whilst I would actively look at further narration by Persephone.
I asked for this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

  • War God's Mantle: Descent

  • A litRPG Harem Adventure (The War God Saga, Book 2)
  • By: James Hunter, Aaron Crash
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

It’s been three weeks since Jacob Merely crash-landed on the mythical island of Lycastia, and the newly minted War God finally has things under control. He’s grown into his power, built his city, and earned the respect of his gorgeous, hard-charging amazons. He’s not in the clear yet, though. Hades still lives, and the mystical sigil holding him at bay is rapidly failing. Worse, a horde of new enemies is battering Lycastia’s gates daily, slowly grinding down Jacob’s forces. But Jacob has a plan to get the upper hand. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • War God Potential realised

  • By Scott R on 08-09-18

War God Potential realised

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

After the 1st in the series i wasn't too sure about this series but this 2nd come out with kick ass storyline as our God of War find himself in a quest to get an ultimate weapon that's sure to even the field. The characters come to life a lot more, the action abounds and the tie in with even more Greeks mythical creatures helps a lot. The narration is excellent from Armen amd works well with the story. A deserved 5 star all round.
I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

  • Respawn: An Epic Fantasy LitRPG

  • Killstreak, Book One
  • By: Stuart Thaman
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Lord Kadorax Darkarrow was born on Earth, but in Agglor, he's the highest-level assassin anyone can find. The leader of the famed Blackened Blades, he's made a name for himself, built a kingdom of sorts, and only had to respawn once along the way. Then a rogue band of jackals sends him all the way back to a dreary tavern in a tiny village to start over at level one. Hellbent on revenge, Kadorax sets out on a path littered with bodies - level up, find the jackals, slay their god!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Won't b getting the next one

  • By mark ralph on 29-09-18

An interesting LitRPG

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

Reviewed: 27-08-18

This is quite well done as the MC dies early on and wants revenge so changes class and starts as a lowly Bastion of Chaos.
The world building is pretty good although i have seen better. Stats dont turn up every few pages so it's not too annoying which i find can be a problem especially in Audio LitRPG.
The MC and his supporters have good back stories and I found this an easy listen as the narration and overall flow of the story is quite in depth with well spaced out action scenes as they level up. The main opponents are random outside the main focus of our MC but it looks to have an intriguing outlook so im quite happy to look past this first book and see the potential for further adventures. This is the first i have seen of the author but i would go back for more as i would with the narrator who is also new to me but both work well together.
I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

  • Post-Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors

  • A Duck & Cover Adventure, Book 1
  • By: Benjamin Wallace
  • Narrated by: Phil Thron
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

The post-apocalyptic world isn't that bad. Sure, there are mutants. But, for the people of New Hope, daily life isn't so much a struggle of finding food or medicine as it is trying to find a new shortstop for their kickball team. This makes it difficult for a post-apocalyptic warrior to find work. Thankfully, an army full of killers is making its way to the peaceful town and plans to raze it to the ground. Only a fully trained post-apocalyptic nomadic warrior can stop them. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not great

  • By John on 06-09-18

An excellent Post-Apocalyptic adventure

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

Reviewed: 22-08-18

As the title says it's a great adventure as Wallace portrays a very realistic world of Mutants, landscapes, scavengers and with a great dry sense of humour as we see all those typical corny mad max type characters come to life with his own brand of humour.
I loved the story and Thron does a good job with Jerry and others so well worth the credit. Jerry is one of the best characters we come across in this new world and it's great to see him on Audio and after this then i will definitely be revisiting his next book om audio.
I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

  • The Last Warrior of Unigaea: Box Set

  • By: Harmon Cooper
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

A crimson sky. A plague approaching. Violence on the horizon. A world in desperate need of a warrior. Oric Rune must rise to this challenge or lose everything he’s ever held dear. Joining him on his journey are his large black wolf, a mysterious female solar mage, a scholarly giant, and Sam Raid, the woman who might just hold the key to saving Unigaea.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 3 audios of excellence for 1

  • By Scott R on 21-08-18

3 audios of excellence for 1

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

Reviewed: 21-08-18

The Last Warrior trilogy is a great find as it's 3 times the fun and excitement and with the emotional and Intense story of Oric, Wolf, Sam amd Deathdale this is a roller coaster and a treat to the ears.
As with any LitRPG this is for most a tale of politics, revenge, action and a good tie in with other Proxima world stories from Cooper. The politics are very easy going and the twists we have are very well done.
The skills of Hays and Ellicott are well matched with the characters and SBT always does a good job I have found.
I asked for this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

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  • Project Ascent

  • Biotech Wars Series, Book 3
  • By: Justin Sloan
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

They thought revealing New Origins' plans would be enough, that they could go on to live normal lives. But nobody knows Space Station Horus like Marick and Alicia, and they're asked to lead the assault. It's time to return to space, now with an army at their backs. Meanwhile, their war isn't the only one they have to worry about, as the criminal leader of Space Station Ramiel is on a warpath against Marick and any who would stand on his side. But now he has his own team, a ragtag group of enhanced super soldiers, hackers, and former criminals with access to alien technology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great end to this Chapter

  • By Scott R on 12-08-18

A great end to this Chapter

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

Reviewed: 12-08-18

This is book 3 in an interesting series, although this feels like a trilogy ,the interesting glimpses that the Author leaves us with ,make these 3 books a great start to what im sure will be a very enlightening series.
Marick and Alicia have been through so much and this is one of the many partnerships that come through so well and allows us to be part of this immersive action adventure.
Some of the battles and soldier interactions show us why Justin does so well at this type of writing and the added bonus of a good narrator helps a lot i found.
This type of audio suits Verner well and I would pick one of these types up again.
This audio was requested and i have chosen to leave my thoughts for others to peruse.

  • Warrior King

  • Star Legions: The Terran Wars, Book 1
  • By: Michael G. Thomas
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

An apocalyptic war looms, and few believe it is a war that can be won. As Terran colonies evacuate, the mighty Laconians stand alone against the merciless Median Empire. They will never surrender, and their new King, Agesilaus, has a scheme that could transform the fortunes of all Terrans. As leader of the most powerful of the Terran states, he plans the unthinkable. Inspired by the valor and adventures of the infamous Ten Thousand mercenaries, he launches a pre-emptive strike against the Empire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Greek mythology taken to space

  • By Placid on 26-08-18

Usual Good Standards

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

This audio the first of the terran wars is a good read, Thomas is very good at this type of writing and the expected battles, political wrangling and cool tech is there. The homage to the days of Greek, Sparta etc is also good for name recognition and a test of your knowledge. As is the problem with Thomas's writing the straight into the thick of things and so many names takes the edge of it especially on Audio where its harder to name check and go back a page. This is a common problem with busy audios and usually needs a little bit more work and even a 2nd audio to help centre you on the story. For all this however the battles and action still work so it won't put me off the rest of the series as it still grips you quite well. Narration was of expectant standards as Thomas does well with his picks. I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.