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Summary

After defeating the hobgoblin threat, Oren is now faced with an even more tenacious enemy: the players themselves. 

His old guild have discovered his village's location and a deadly strike force is closing in. With time running out, Oren must build up his clan and recruit an army of monsters if he's to have any hope of withstanding the coming attack. 

The Soundbooth Theater Team for this production:  

  • Jeff Hays - Narration, music, and sound design 
  • Laurie Catherine Winkel - Raystia and Yulli 
  • Annie Ellicott - Misa and Kusitesh 
  • Dalton Lynne - Editing and proofing
  • Griffin Malnar - Editing and mastering
©2018 Shemer Kuznits (P)2018 Jeff Hays

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Once again

The outstanding performance of this story coupled with the story line was absolutely magnificent!I can't wake for the next book!

Faithful fan of—not only—soundbooth theater, but of Shermer kuznits.

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Good, but...

Let me start by saying that I definitely enjoyed the book. It had some nice twists and developed some interesting mechanics to keep things interesting. My main issues with it though, are Oran’s character, the human dialogue and some of the voice acting. Oran is almost too flawed. He is meant to be an OG of the game but makes really basic errors quite often and is honestly quite frustrating to follow. Between his poor decision making and almost total lack of sense of humour or charisma, I find myself almost disliking him.

It is quite clear as the book progresses that either the writer isn’t good at writing human dialogue, or he doesn’t have much experience of it. There are often cringey lines or things said in a way that they just wouldn’t be said, which is further compounded by some of the voice acting being a bit “over the top” for want of a better way of describing it...

TL;DR Oran is annoying, the dialogue can be a bit awkward, but it’s worth a listen anyway, and I’ll probably get the next instalment.

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Recommended !!

Awesome story and performance! Totally recommend!
Can't wait for the next one! Keep up the good work

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Loved it

I can assure you that after the first no, youwill not regret continuing with this book and the saga.

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great second book!!

proper enjoyed these two books, hoping for a third in series??? still lots of of boss lvls to see...
thankyou

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cool

interesting story and nicely preformed it was very immersive and addictive to listen to. if you like rpg.

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What's another word for... LEGENDAAARRYYY

Cant describe how amazing this series is. Loveable characters and an amazing plot. I can't wait for some more revenge in book 3

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eagerly awaiting the 3rd one now. fantastic sequel

loved it and a wondrous follow up to the 1st. the details to world building (literally in this case) is my favourite thing about this series.

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good

really enjoyed this book same as the last one can't wait for next one, big 👍 up

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Best LitRPG Around ( for now atleast)

great story, amazing characters and the combat fits perfectly. The balance between Npc and player shows and that's not a bad thing. it's great see each develop how you would and sometimes wouldn't expect them too.

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  • 03-10-18

Another Amazing Book by Shemer Kuznits

Let me tell you. I had extremely high expectations of this book, I was scared it wouldn't live up to it. All my fears were without merit. This book went beyond my expectations!

With Mr Kiznits' writing, Mr Hays narration and supporting roles of Ms. Winkel and Ms.Ellicott, we have an amazing book that deserves 5 stars.

I must say I rarely give books 5 stars, as to me that is an indication of a rare near perfect book. This book is well deserve of that coveted 5 star review! Kudos to everyone involved!

Thank you for such an amazing book!

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  • K. Buesse
  • 05-10-18

A few cliches but otherwise great

I enjoyed the store and overall had a lot of fun. there were a few spots where things got a bit bogged down in cliches but overall it was great.

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  • Aquatic Kumquat
  • 07-10-18

Decent

Pretty good story following along the same lines as the first. It's an entertaining listen and worth the credit. If you're a fan of the genre you'll like this book. I'm glad there's no harems or anything like that.

I'd have given it a five star rating except for a few things that bugged me.

- Star Trek - Every so often the author disappears into Star Trek metaphor land that to me is like speaking a foreign language, and I have no idea what meaning was supposed to be conveyed with the Star Trek references.

- MC forgets his own abilities. Example: "I promise in my god's name I will resurrect every single soldier that falls in battle." 10 minutes later after the first engagement.... Talks about losing friendly soldiers and the importance of maintaining numbers. No resurrections. Seems like some abilities are intentionally forgotten to make things harder for the character.

- Too much laughing. Sometimes the narrator decided to add laughter which sounded kinda forced. Sometimes it's because the text indicated that people laughed, chuckled, etc, other times it was just added at a point where apparently they imagined people laughing even though it wasn't written. Once in a while was okay, but after a while I started getting a mental countdown after certain words before an awkward laugh was inserted.

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  • Gregorrian
  • 03-10-18

Excellent sequel!

This book was great fun with all of the detail and stats that I crave from the Lit RPG genre.

Oren continues to grow his goblin city while preparing for the impending assault from his old guild. The conclusion of this book left me very interested in where the story is going and presents whole new angles of story in the future.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 26-12-18

I've reset my life again!!!

This is this week’s Soundbooth Spotlight, and man was it fun. Practically 22 hours of goblin goodness to gnaw on. Orin, the MC who is trapped in the game world, is a goblin Dread Totem who is running a goblinish village. The book plays out a lot like the original world of Warcraft orcs vs humans game. He creates new peons who do jobs assigned to them, builds and upgrades vital facilities for the advancement of the tribe, and fights off invaders with his limited militia. I enjoy this aspect more than anything. Granted, I like watching Orin level up and get new powers, but I really love to hear how he adds a new building or upgrades one. Like I say, Tamer by MSE has my attention because the characters are building a fort. The book really deals with a ton of things happening to Orin and his village after the events of the first book. It seems that no matter what Orin does nothing is going to prepare him for the trials to come.

Orin is in deep trouble as his ex-guild members are looking for him, and he has limited time to prepare for their arrival. To top it off new monster players have begun showing up, and it seems that one of them is a traitor. Somebody is going around ganking hapless goblin workers, and stealing vital potion supplies. The urgency of the need to expand, gain experience, and leveling his troops is palpable. To top it off, Orin now struggles to retain his identity as a player. He is sinking more and more into his role as the Dread Totem and losing bits of himself in the process. One of my favorite bits that got added this time around is the mandibled brain eating seneschal that made me envision a hobgobliny Predator. He was a fun character, and Kuznits uses him quite effectively to demonstrate the importance and dangers of reputation in a very slick way.

Another impressive thing is the way that SBT handled this book. Last go around, Jeff Hays did the whole thing himself, now he’s added some of the Sound Booth ladies into the mix, but quite wisely keeps himself on the voices that he did the last time. Annie and Laurie both bring their A game and the sisters of Soundbooth supercharge the story with their sublime storytelling. Jeff is the man, handling more characters than a juggling guillotine operator during the French revolution, I just don’t know how he does it but he has impeccable pacing and knows how to wrap a chapter or add life into a battle scene. He definitely infuses a sense of urgency into everything that Orin does, and lets his smugness play out oh so very well that you cringe when Orin says something so snide that you know whatever it is is going to come back and bite him on the rump. One thing that sort of surprised me was that Jeff didn’t figure out a way to sound fx to the shadow magic. I would have loved to have heard a light wind to a full breeze blowing when Orin used his shadow powers, but that is really just my own personal desires, SBT really nailed the book down and provided some top notch high quality narration.


My final score on this book is 8.3 stars. I like that Kuznits doesn’t spit out shorter books, and that he knows the proper thing to do is to put his MC through the wringer as often as possible. The narration is on a nuclear level, and the overall story is a fun fast paced ride of leveling, struggling to become stronger, and preparing for a point when PC’s will invade the village. This is slick and smooth, and will sucker you in for more hours than you realize. Get this book and enjoy it.


Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. Getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

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  • Lynn Cartan
  • 17-10-18

Can't Get Enough Life Reset

I admit that I listened to the first book in this series three times and read the hardcopy as well. I was worried that the second book may not live up to my expectations. I should have known better! Shemer Kuznits does as wonderful a job with this instalment as with the first. The series has amazing world building and very memorable characters. I'm very invested in the story and can't wait to see what comes next. Jeff Hayes (along with Annie and Laurie) did a wonderful job with the narration, as usual!

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  • JAOMom
  • 12-10-18

More More More!

Another great job by the writer, and reader. This series has it all, building, character skills and traits, and chaos! The race to strengthen the Clan before the travelers arrive comes through to the listener and makes for actual tense anticipation. I hope this series goes on for a few more books at least!

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  • Kaz
  • 11-10-18

Good story, good limitation, endorsing was just ahh

So liked the story and I felt the author made some good limitations to limit the Mc however the final battle was just ahh in my opinion I found it be no where near worth the build up given. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Dewey Gough
  • 09-10-18

Amazing

Just as good if not better than the first story, alot of development and Shemer really goes into the mental state which is a very well done aspect that adds a ton to the story. definitely recommend

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  • robert
  • 08-10-18

I enjoyed every second

The first book was fun, and the second installment of the series exceeded my expectations. The world building is everything i wanted and more. somehow 21 hours was not enough. I look forward to the book. I can't wait to see what happens if/when the the story goes beyond the deadlands and invade the human city/settlements

I definitely felt the sense of urgency, as the narrator has the right tone for everything the main character is experiencing. I've listened to a lot of litrpgs and this is definitely one of my favorites. The first book was my first litrpg and I'm glad I stumbled upon this series.

I hope there will be more books in this series, and I hope they are all as long as this or longer :-)

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