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Eden's Gate: The Omen

A LitRPG Adventure, Book 5
Narrated by: Pavi Proczko
Series: Eden's Gate, Book 5
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

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

After the turmoil in the Arena, Gunnar retreats from Highcastle and attempts to maintain a low profile while the heat regarding Reborns subsides.

Avoiding the human cities, he sets out to unexplored lands with guild mates and a potential new recruit. But when his Great Beast goes missing, a simple quest turns into a troubling chain of events that spawns several unanswered questions.

Why is Sora unresponsive? And why are dragons threatening the inhabitants of Eden's Gate? 

The king’s health may be postponing Dryden’s plans, but Gunnar’s saboteurs might have disturbed something that could be even more devastating than a Bloodletter invasion. 

Can Gunnar mend the thin thread that’s holding the world from falling into chaos, and after more than a month in Eden’s Gate, will he finally cave to the temptations of an elf?

©2018 Edward Brody (P)2019 Edward Brody

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Good listen

I found this book really fun to listen to. The only down side for me is the silly decision the main character makes, but then again I guess the author is trying to show the they aren't perfect. would definitely recommend this series

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Reasonably good series overall.

I have quite enjoyed these books. I like most of the characters in it, though I do find I don't like the main character that much. It's good to have a flaw, but he is pretty disgusting for me. He is selfish, takes out any bad outcome on his friends by ignoring them being hostile. He treats women dreadfully as if the only person that matters is him and what he is going to get out of them. Claims to care about them but clearly has no concept of what that actually means.

My main issue is how dumb he and his friends are. I don't know if this is intended or if the author themselves is not cabable of writing a plot that doesn't make the characters look stupid. It's been a theme through all the series. As an example in this book there is a kidnapping and they put the blame on group solely based on one bit of information rather than all of the information they had. If the reader can work it out in five seconds who did it then it just gets annoying when the characters all don't ask very obvious questions. Even if they would not have been certain based on all the information it would certainly have lead them in a better direction and a more believable one too for them.

Overall it is a pretty good read, but I have to drop a story to 3 stars when I'm driven crazy by repeated dumb actions, a plot I can see through in a handful of heartbeats and a character that claims to care for people one second and then throws them into situations that are pretty much certain to get some of them killed.

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Great story but English words are used strangely

For example the word “smirk” is used when the context would suggest “smile”. A smirk is an unpleasant expression.
The term “ I rattled my head” is used frequently by Gunnar and the third party, ” he/she rattled his/her her head” presumably where “ I shook my head” as if to clear my thoughts rather than indicate the negative, no!
However these anomalies aside, I love the stories and I do like the narrator he has a really listenable to voice and he manages to let you know when a character change takes place. I have come across at least one who’s inflection never changed making it difficult to follow the story because you never knew who was speaking.

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Amazing.

I love everything about this series.
litrpg at its best.
characters feel real.
I get so sad when I finish these books.

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A great continuation

Gunnar made some questionable decisions again but I didn’t find myself as frustrated by him as in the previous book.

The story developed nicely and I look forward to the next instalment! Would be cool to see him get those amazing fire damage robes back that he sold near the beginning as they seemed like a game changer!

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great series

great series, good narrator and I'm really enjoying following Gunnar across the world of edens gate

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Great addition

The story progressed nicely, there were a couple of decisions that irked me as a gamer, but it's relatable.

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I hope these books never end

I like these books so much I could see my self listening or reading them for the rest of my life. Keep up the good work and where is the next one :)

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Excelent!!!

You can just live everything that happens in the book thanks for the adventure i really enjoy it

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edens gate

a very good series so far i would recomend this to anyone who likes litrpg, im looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Justin C.
  • 22-01-19

The main character is such an idiot!

I have rarely experienced a story where I can’t stand the main character (or most of the side characters) but I still want to know what happens next.
Dear author, please smarten up your characters!

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  • wolfman
  • 29-03-19

Want a story where the MC is BAMF, not this MC.

I've listened to plenty of books (including the other books of this series) and I have never wanted to reach through the pages of a book to slap the speech or outright strangle a MC. Gunner is a spineless idiot and continues to surprise me with his overwhelming stupidity and cowardice. when you're screaming for the MC to grow balls and routing for him to die your story is SHITE!!!

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  • Jeremiah W.
  • 20-01-19

getting tired of the MC

The MC is a dumbass and not in an endearing way and while the plot is moving along it doesn't feel like it is going anywhere.

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  • Jeff Larsen
  • 10-03-19

I really hate Gunner

I put the book down because the main character is so weak and stupid and makes terrible decisions throughout the book. I'm done with this series. The 2nd half of the book has just made me cringe the whole time.

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  • Wesley
  • 31-01-19

Gunner is really REALLY stupid.

I really like this series, but oh my god is Gunner stupid. Like, pants on head kind of stupid.

I don't really understand how, by book 5, he is this naive about basic concepts like a person's motivation, simple statements of phrase and intent, and other regular concepts that would be something easy to understand in the real world. Yet for some reason, he is absolutely clueless in this game setting, and it's utterly baffling. I mean, characters will make simple, common statements, and he will constantly, and repeatedly respond with "What do you mean? What's going on? What is happening?" Sometimes all in the same statement. I repeatedly let out an exasperated growl, and rolled my eyes while listening to this book, he was so obtuse.

Also, the author's idea of "gamer speak" is absolutely cringeworthy. Nobody speaks like that in real life. Why? Because it sounds stupid. And real humans actually understand that when they speak, which is why you never hear anyone actually speaking like that. So I find it utterly baffling that they would speak like that in the "game" world, simply because it's a game. It's still them in a real interaction, and talking like a normal person. But it's with this brain dead "for shizzle my nizzle! that's a whole snack!" crap, that sounds like an old guy who asked "So what are the kids saying these days with their internet slang?" And just did a google search or something for phrases, without actually considering context, or ironic usage.

The series is good, like I said, and the narrator is great, love him. But, I dunno, the writing has some painful components, that, after 5 books, are starting to seriously drag down the enjoyment of the series. Adding a second character (Jeremy) that behaves almost exactly like Aaron, definitely isn't helping either.

If you enjoyed the previous books, this is more of the same, and it's good. But if the parts that annoyed me, also annoy you, brace yourself because they are still there.

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  • Christopher Greene
  • 24-02-19

Main characters stupidity getting old

I am considering not purchasing and continuing with this series because the main character is such a wimpy, whiny idiot. He doesn't think situations through and worries more about his pain when he is in a video game, rather than what is needed to take the smart actions that would improve his situations.

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  • Michael
  • 06-03-19

it's getting old

the main character is on a whole other level of annoying at this point refuses to accept his role and predictable actions. personally I'm not q fan of main characters being so whiny... it got old real quick dont see my self purchasing the next book. the series ended here for me.

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  • James
  • 15-02-19

MC goes brain dead to advance plot

The MC makes an incredibly stupid and out of character choice in order to advance the plot. This is likely the last book in this series I'll read.

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  • Chaz R.
  • 26-02-19

not so sure.

good book, good book, but not great. I really didn't care for Gunner much in this book, he's sort of turning into a prick to put it mildly. Not saying he needs to be an angel, but like I said, he doesn't need to be a orrick prick.

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  • James McDaniel
  • 23-08-19

Mildly enjoyable storyline that dissapoints.

its largely an enjoyable story but the blatant misoginy in the subtext just got too offensive for me to listen to and non existance of any queerness or diversity made me so bored. I hung on this long hoping the series would get better about it but it got worse. And the main character has no love for Rachel that he forgets exists half the time... all the elf tits im guessing... eugh bored.

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