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Angrenades

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A GameLit/VR Fantasy

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Reviewed: 08-10-19

This was well written and well narrated.

The story unfolded in layers, and just when you think you have it worked out, something else appeared and it kept you guessing. The characters grew with the story and sometimes revealed bits of their story that you didn’t know earlier.

Andrea Emmes completed the narration brilliantly, having the perfect voice for the book, giving each character a unique voice, even the deep gruff male voices.

This felt like a VR game that I was in, and although this was the first book by R. M. Mulder that I’ve listened to, it will not be the last.

A great listen

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Reviewed: 08-10-19

This is a departure from what Harmon usually gives us, but the characters and humour are still there. The pace of the story was good, and I could feel myself becoming immersed in the story.

The main character is Nick who is drawn into a place that he does not know, yet he adapts well and grows. The characters that he meets are intriguing and some are funny as hell, all of whom keep you hooked. I liked the way that Nick was upfront with the other characters which enabled their story to come through which made them all relatable (even Roger the bird). Towards the end of the book, Nick reminded me of a shaman with his fire elemental helping him fight.

I know some may not like Neil narrating this, but I've listened to others that he's done for Harmon and I've enjoyed every one of them.

I would highly recommend this audiobook.

The search for Brynn continues

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Reviewed: 04-09-19

This is a good sequel to the Barrow King. It starts off calm but quickly spirals into chaos. The story revolves around Gryff (Finn) who is continuing his search for his sister.

This story really took me for a ride. There's sadness, laughter and a little bit of stupid along the way, but this made me feel like I was in the group with the characters and it reminded me of a few people I know.

This was based somewhere like an alternate realm of the Eastern Kingdoms with the Alliance, especially the dwarves (sounded just like the dark irons). I just wanted to keep shouting for the horde every time the “alliance” was mentioned, which begs the question, Chris are you for the alliance, or for the horde 😊

Really enjoyed this and am waiting for more.

Go Simon

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Reviewed: 04-09-19

Dead must die is a short story about a sub-character from the Barrow King. I enjoyed this and it was fun to listen to.

It’s all about Simon who died at the hands of the Barrow King, and now he’s the new dungeon master. He bonds with the dungeon core and learns they are near death as they haven’t consumed the lives of adventurers. He must master his new ‘lich’ powers and defeat those who are hell-bent on looting the barrow, but in a nicer way, and Simon seems a much nicer lich king than Arthas.

I really liked Simon’s story and found it helpful to learn a bit more about him, an easy read/listen.

All I can say to that end is go Simon!

The Dungeon doesn't want you to leave

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Reviewed: 04-09-19

This was the first CM Carney audiobook that I’d listened to. The story was enjoyable, and I could visualize the storyline easily (it even reminded me of WoW at times). We see Finn go off in search of his sister, Brynn and he enters the Realms.

Brynn had become trusted by some powerful people and had discovered something that was going to cost her, and she hoped that Finn would enter the game to help free her mind, and had rigged it to help him, by sending allies who would be there to help him. It doesn’t go to plan and Finn ends up in the Barrows with no help and his entrance has awoken something old.

The Barrows is a dungeon that doesn’t normally allow people to succeed and leave, as the many rotting corpses in the tunnels prove.

The skill descriptions were in-depth, and there was a good level of detail with the ‘in-game pop-ups’ which helped Finn, sometimes this felt a little bit much, but it helped understand the quests and Finn’s dilemma’s during his dungeon run.

It’s certainly made me want to read more of the Realms and to find out more about the characters.

The story was overall enjoyable, and I will be checking out the next book in the series.

Harmon & SBT : The dream team

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Reviewed: 13-06-19

Everything I have listened to of Harmon's work is brilliant, and Jeff & Annie are the Carlsberg of narrators.

Whilst listening, you really feel like you are part of this questline along with Oric, Wolf, Sam & Deathdale. And oh do I want to have a wolf.

The proxima world is a great place to lose yourself and in a way I can see this type of game play happening in the future especially with VR the way it's going.

SBT make the audiobooks extra fun (Hiccup especially), and the fact that you get 3 books for 1 credit also make this a brilliant way to spend your monthly credit... Go on you know you want to

A good listen

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Reviewed: 13-06-19

Really good book, well written and narrated by Christie. It really explained the lore around Arthas from his childhood, and relationships, and for the most part I could understand some of his actions. However, what sympathy I had soon evaporated when he started behaving like a spoilt brat.

I started playing WOW in WOD (don't have a go!) and although I played through Northrend, this book reminded me that there's so much lore that I missed.



another brilliant book

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Reviewed: 02-03-19

another brilliant book, I'm looking forward to the next chapter of James McGill and crew