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Rob Cooke

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Fantasy novel steeped in Irish Folklore

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

Reviewed: 05-06-20

This book intrigued me from the off.
It is full of references and nods to Irish folklore whilst still feeling like a wholly different world.
The characters are well built and evolve in an organic fashion even some of the characters you don’t have a huge dealing with.

The story ducks, darts and weaves around giving you a number of unexpected twists and more than a few surprises.

There are a number of things played out very different to how I expected.

The narration is fantastic and the characters are full of life.
I do feel you need to be aware that the whole thing is in Irish accents which for some people it can take some time to acclimate to however you should stick with it for at least 3 or 4 chapters.

I suddenly realised when two characters said the same word in different pronunciations that I had entirely forgotten it was all delivered in Irish accents.

I hope you give this book a chance as it truly does deliver a unique story that will keep you listening or turning the pages.

I received this free copy at my request and have provided an honest and impartial review above.

World building epic fantasy

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

Reviewed: 04-06-20

This book is multi faceted, it feels like a revenge saga in parts with elements of what I would now class as RPG classed characters.

It has a feeling of a full world with multiple stories and subsets that you could happily follow up on.
The author has created an entire world and shared a sliver of it here with you in the main characters story.

I truly enjoyed it and have listened to this multiple times in the time I have had it.
The narration is well executed and only serves to support and further immerse you into this story.

Pick it up for a wonderful and rich story that will keep you listening or turning page after page.

Truly superb and off the wall!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-20

I loved this book it has a heartening mix of both comedy and levity that tells a story of the underdog and their persistence whilst being ground down by a corporation or two.

I don't want to spoil the story at all but there are twists and turns abound with many laughs along the way.

It is a bit of comedy a bit of mystery and some light science fiction rolled together into a story that does not disappoint.

The narration is on point and the characters have a realistic feeling due to that.

Simply Honest Immersive LitRPG

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

Reviewed: 03-06-20

I loved this audiobook.
It is honest and unabashed about being a story about an human mind inserted into a RPG game.

The story is well written and paced with some truly fun twists that kept me listening solidly.

The story has left me genuinely desperate for more. I need to know what will happen next.

The performance of characters is truly top level and is flawless throughout. The characters even sound like they have tusks (a small detail but honestly it made the difference).

I cannot really fault this book at all. The story is simple but beautifully executed alongside a stellar performance.

I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest an unbiased review which I have submitted above.

A truly enjoyable Sci Fi world

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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: 02-06-20

I wasn’t truly sure what to expect when I started this. It had a feeling of a futuristic war feel and slowly as it opens up the story and characters expand to build this whole world that becomes intertwined and expansive.

The character moves and grows aided by the truly wonderful narration it feels organic and involving throughout.

This honestly has the feeling of a world building narrative whilst still remaining character and story focused.
There are little deviations down an alley that is then blindsided by a return to a previous theme to present a twist or turn that you have been artfully distracted from guessing or seeing coming.

I think this book is superbly well written on the whole (there were some tedious moments) and it delivers a wonderful story that had me salivating for more and positively unable to remove my headphones at times.

The narration is almost unnervingly consistent through the entire saga with true depth of emotion and range of characters.

I can honestly say hand on heart I will be reading and following the series and it is worth your credit or purchase for a truly wonderful integrated experience.

I did receive a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review which I believe I have provided above.

Not your Traditional Warlock story 3

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

Reviewed: 19-05-20

So book 3 came out of the gate strong and had some real game.

Then it threw some twists and an emotional body shot or two.

The story only gets better and in my opinion felt the whole way through that you were going to get a cliffhanger and yet it wraps up very nicely.

Please let there be a book 4 I need the dry wit and foul mouth of Eddie Lancaster as voiced unbelievably well by Hannibal Hills. This book is worth your time and a credit to read/listen to.

Not your Traditional Warlock story 2

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

Reviewed: 19-05-20

Well book 2 rolled around and what hitter straight out of the gate the story feels more organic and the characters continue to build depth and meaning throughout.

Still plenty of action, insults and jokes throughout, is it wrong I kind of love the annecdotes? (Probably)

Once again Hannibal Hills has the characters and tone so realistic and on point that I genuinely get lost in the story.

More twists but settling into a rhythm with this book and you can truly see the story unfolding into something a bit more.

Once again hanging on for the next book and honestly cannot wait for it.

Urban Magic with a sublimely British twist and oh that dry wit that I love.

Not your typical Warlock Story

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

Reviewed: 19-05-20

I loved this audiobook.
YES it is rough in places but god what a story with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing.

I love that it unfolds piece by piece and something that seemed innocuous suddenly becomes important and that twists the story.

Plot twist at the end is fun too and leads beautifully into the next book.

Narrator has a wonderful style and really brings the character to life.

It was a joy to listen to and I will be listening to the other books.

A twisted LitRPG that I couldn’t put down!

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

Reviewed: 14-04-20

This LitRPG is indeed epic and from the start it feels different. I think it helps that the main characters die in the opening chapters.

Then unfolds a truly delightful story that meanders you around with some nice twists and a lot of building and then you get an almighty cliff hanger.

I had so so many questions and yet I didn’t feel cheated but enthused to start the second book and hopefully find out the answer to my questions.

The narration is good and the characters feel real and distinct.
The narration adds to the story as an overall world.

The book feels like a good mix of fantasy with elements of RPG the handling of RPG elements like stats feel fluid like an internal monologue as opposed to narrated to the characters.

I am stoked to read/ listen to the next book and hopefully you might pick this up and give it a try.

I did receive this audiobook as a free review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review which I have provided above.

This series is an absolute delight start to finish.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-20


It is a genuinely upbeat and positive story with many twists and turns to keep you guessing.

I love the character development of both the lead and side characters.

This is essentially a superhero story from an adolescent perspective but it feels grown up at the same time and covers a multitude of themes without ever straying over any social lines.

I genuinely hope that you give this book series a try.

I received a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review which I have provided above.