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Eden's Gate: The Arena

A LitRPG Adventure, Book 4
Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
Series: Eden's Gate, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

Audiobook four of the best-selling Eden's Gate series!

Edgewood is under attack, and the threat of war lingers across the Serpent Sea. A thief is becoming a thorn in Gunnar's side, and a tempting elf is getting a little feisty.

In order to protect their village, the members of Unity will need to work together to level up and find better gear. They'll need to lay the foundation of a castle that can serve as a fortification from intruders.

But what if there's a better way?

When Gunnar learns the king of Highcastle will grant an audience to anyone who wins an arena championship, he decides to enter the competition as a gladiator. If he can earn a meeting with the ailing king and persuade him to stop Dryden before his dragon flies, he can save Edgewood and countless lives. He'll also get his name posted in every arena, which could lead Rachel one step closer to finding him.

The arena is a spectacle where people gather to watch fighters put their skills to the test, earn fame, and take home gold. Does Gunnar have what it takes to become a champion, or has he bitten off more than he can chew?

©2018 Edward Brody (P)2018 Edward Brody

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Naive characters

The charecters are too naive and slow thinking. Even basic logical thinking seems to be a challenge and helping items and coinsidenses comes way too easy.

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good book

it was a good book but the character development on gunner was very frustrating. it seems as if he has no common sense. but other than that it is a good book and would recommend the series

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good story up until the end

really good story so far except till the last hour of the book main character has been getting better and improving then you get near the end of the book and the guy becomes a idiot again really disappointed in how this book ended

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great story

narrator was good. story was interesting, if only it focused the "arena" bit more it would be much better.

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Good, BUT...

I enjoyed this book and am addicted to the series, BUT as others have mentioned, the character development on Gunnar is really frustrating in this book. He is incredibly naive/slow to realise what is happening and painfully bad at basic logic in several scenarios that occur during this part of his story.

I really hope Edward can make him a bit smarter/give him a bit more credit/common sense in future instalments as I found myself annoyed at Gunnar quite a few times. I'm not sure if it's the arrogance of the author thinking that a listener couldn't possibly realise where he's leading the narrative, or if he wants Gunnar to take ages to catch up for some kind of character flaw, but either way it was the only downside to an otherwise enjoyable book.

I look forward to the next one all the same!

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Narration is really good.

I enjoyed the narration, and the storyline as well. I am officially hooked on this series.

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GOOD BOOK

I have over 300 audible titles and I have to say that the narration and performance of this book is one of the best I've heard. It's a compelling universe with a great story and awesome characters

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loving every second

Just a really good story and great characters.
The whole concept is brilliant.
Thank you.

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  • Stu
  • Bath, England
  • 24-09-18

Great listen but says ‘cooed’ a lot!

There’s quite a lot of ups and downs, twists and turns to this storey which makes it a great listen. But is it me or are there only ‘cooing’ Americans in this new world!!

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A solid step forward

This was yet another great addition to the Edens Gate saga. Brody's writing is great once again and even though Pockzko is not my favourite audible narrator, he does well to bring life to the story. I look forward to book 5 !

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  • Aaron
  • 17-07-18

Why is the MC stupid?

This has been my over riding question during this series. He never seems to grasp blatantly obvious things. Constantly judges other people without seeming to realize he did similar things. His actions are justified but no one else’s actions are. Please please make him less stupid and these books will be better for it.

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  • Riley Hayes
  • 22-08-18

Could have been better

I absolutely love the world the author created but this book is the worst of the series.

The main character is quick to dismiss possible options, or incapable of thinking out of the box, uses only his basic spells well after he's been attacked, and is locked in his fear of the pain from death. This isn't an avid gamer adapting to and loving the world he's in, this is the same scared person that was left behind in the real world.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-01-19

Intelligence low

This book is well written and the narrator is very talented. However the main character is Extremely frustrating. For most of the book he is portrayed as a very intelligent and quick witted character and yet there are times where he asks the most Idiotic questions. Everyone in the entire Room will know what's happening the reader will have known from the most obvious clues and the main character stumbles and will literally ask what's going on here. He acts glaringly out of character and incredibly stupid when he has all of the information to know exactly what is happening and I am not sure why the writer did this. It was never a problem in the other books but this one it is so glaring that it's almost story breaking. I don't want to give any spoilers but there are a few times when it is quite obvious what is happening or that he is being tricked that my four-year-old son would know and this character who once again has been portrayed as intelligent either walks blindly into the situation or takes a good 10 15 minutes to figure out what is going on when it Is obvious. So incredibly frustrating listening to 10 minutes worth of the character wondering what's happening when you knew within the 1st 3 words of the situation. Then telling yourself it won't happen again only for it to happen 10 more times in the book...

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  • Robert E. Grimes
  • 02-02-19

bored

I am a gamer and live/love mmorpgs. With that said i am also "that type of gamer". The type that enjoys optimizing and working towards a great build to accomplish my goals. I find the main characters lack of focus as well as his naivete to be disturbing. Things seen to fall into place based on nothing but plot driven railroaded luck. I appreciate characters who are written to gain power strength or achievements through smart thinking and/or cunning. But this character reminds me more of how a young teenager would play a game. Though I blame myself, i should have done more researxh before investing so far into this. Now i am stuck, invested in 5 books and have already spent my money. Perhaps i will have my son listen. Maybe it will be much more enjoyable to him.

Though to be fair, I enjoyed the first book.

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  • Ron Knights
  • 23-11-18

Looking to see if I can return it.

Kept saying that the MC might get better in the next one. It was the opposite. I think the drugs were the last straw. I stopped in the middle. So I can't tell u if it got better. Not the kind of Fantasy adventure I am interested in. This is the first time I am unable to finish a series. Also my first review.

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  • Irshad Karim
  • 10-07-18

Overall pretty good, but ends on an off note

Most of the book was pretty well done. Great performance, fairly engaging story. The last chapter really fell flat though. it felt rushed and compressed, like it ran ahead without me. This made me lose a great deal of interest. I'll still listen to the next one, but I'm glad it's not out yet, as I don't really feel like doing so right now.

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  • Cory
  • 03-07-18

Well, the narration was good, but the rest is...

This book was lacking quite a bit, if the price wasn't still $25 for the audiobook I probably wouldn't have as many complaints. At the end of the book, it had me thinking, is that really it? Knowing the quality of the last three books left me hoping for a similar quality, seeing the price tag had me expecting that same quality...

Warning spoiler alerts ahead!!
This guy that the author has perceived as some crazy dude shouting every day to a mostly unlistening stream of people walking past, having seen no real support around him, somehow now has the backing of this crazy powerful group of people that can take over a whole arena and all the guards for a period longer then two hours, just makes the story seem weak. Don't get me wrong, I love the story overall but this last book is disappointing. Gunner didn't use his arcane blade even once thoughout the book, even while he was fighting in an arena!?!?!? Then he didn't use his boiling blood in the last fight when he saw his low health, and it took him far too long to understand what was going on. He usually doesn't come off quite that clueless.

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  • ken
  • 19-12-18

almost stopped reading when addiction came

overall, decent. we all understand addiction, don't write about it. luckily, it was short lived. stick with the action and gaming. (I mean leveling)

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  • Jzang
  • 28-09-18

Good story Narrator fell short

So loved the story however the narrator fell short. He has two of the main characters using the same exact voice. It’s confusing especially because they talk alike on occasion. That really bothered me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-09-18

bleeding

can anyone tell me what type of damage bleeding is I just can't remember at all

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