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Metal Mage

By: Eric Vall
Series: Metal Mage, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

This magical world is about to have an industrial revolution.

  1. Get pulled from a life of 20th century boredom and thrust into a fantasy world.
  2. Find out there are a bunch of powerful monsters and evil wizards intent on killing everyone.
  3. Use new magical powers of earth and metal to craft awesome armor, swords, and guns.
  4. Kill the bad guys, become a hero, and have a harem of hot women.
©2019 Eric Vall (P)2019 Eric Vall
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great book

it's funny great laugh you get sucked into it like your really there watching it unfold

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great

loved the book and the audio book is great it possibly one of your finest works can not wait to hear book two

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Fantastic Audiobook

I really enjoyed this audiobook, looking forward to listening to Metal Mage 2 audiobook. Brilliant storyline, amazing narration, kept me entertained and engaged till the very end. Starting 2 straight away.

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Amazing

loved it. I'm already on the 7 book and loving it but this one is what started me listening to audiobooks.
the characters are amazing and Christopher and Jessica fantastic. I'm planning to listen to all of Eric Vall books

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How does Eric constantly make such good books!

Seriously what an amazing first book to the series. the Narration was amazing, and the story was phenomenal. I purchased all of the current books straight away and onto the next one!

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Just a bad example of the genre

look it isnt terrible, it's just lacking. Lacking depth, story and overall sense. the mc makes no sense get a strange sense of loyalty over nothing and starts giving everyone weapons for no reason. overll disappointing addition to the genre.

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Really enjoyed the book but

Mason became to powerful to quickly with no real learning curve imo. No one picks up blacksmithing that quick! 😁

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Another good book by Master vall

Another great book by vall, really cool story and world. only problem with the book I can see is the main character can be a bit arrogant. but other than that it's worth your time

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Captivating from start to finish

Do you want to hear a story about magic, love, fighting, crafting and puts it all into a story so compelling you don't want to stop? Me to!
That is exactly what I got. Christopher and Jessica's mingled so well. Can't wait to hear more

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  • Paul Reading
  • 12-06-19

Meh

It’s ok like eating fast food good enough but gone from you thoughts as soon as your done

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  • legion
  • 07-06-19

Acts like a irritable 16 year old

This book would be a hell of a lot better if the MC didn't act like an annoying little pissy bitch half the time

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  • Michael
  • 15-06-19

Couldn't listen anymore after 3 hours.

First let me say the voice acting is fine. Not great but definitely good enough to make you believe they are different people.

And that's about it for the good news. Everything else was either absolutely horrid or almost approached OK.

The worst part is the main character. There is nothing likable about him. He starts off telling you he always knew he didn't belong and had a special destiny. Then a goddess plucks him from Modern Earth and tells him exactly that, confirming his specialness all along.

She then drops him off in a high fantasy world where, to no surprise, he has innate magic. That would be OK if he didn't ask for help learning how to control this power, then get pissed off every single time someone even kinda mentions he has no training. At one point he is taken to the most powerful order of magic on the planet, to the head of the order no less. Does he act humble? Is he grateful for the audience? Happy to be given a chance to learn? Triple no.

It was like watching a highschool student tell a PHD I know more than you... after you just asked them to teach you. That's how it came across.

I had to give up after three hours.

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  • saul
  • 03-07-19

not that great, but not that bad either.

the character to me canenoff as a tad bit arrogant and without reason to be. and this soured the whole story becuase of that, but other readers might not find him to be so, and thus the book will be more appealing to them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-08-19

Meh

Love the narrators. They have a lot of personality and group dynamic. The story is somewhat thin and the main character, in my personal opinion, is overly arrogant. Although a kind character, the arrogance in his attitude kind of rubs me off the wrong way. Like a jock trying to be good but failing at it. Most of his thoughts are 60% sex drive , 30% logic and kindness, 10% arrogance. Im surprise these strong willed women find him charming, with his shallow flirting. It just happens with little to no reason for it to happen.
The story has very few twist and depths.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-19

A bit much

It's a pretty standard telling of the "guy from earth goes to save a brand new world" thing, and boy is it uninspired. I like these stories, and I came here with pretty simple expectations. They were met. That's it. To be clear, I was not disappointed so much as just... meh.
The main character is frustratingly good at everything, putting literally everyone else to shame in prowess, wisdom, intelligence, charisma, and basically any other character traits you can think of. I can suspend disbelief with the smallest nudge, but there isnt even a tiny nod to how ridiculously great at everything he is.
To the author - you want your MC to be a super mage? Cool, but dont establish him as a novice that can somehow best the single most powerful wizard in the world right off the bat.
You want him to be the best at sex? Have his patron goddess bless him somehow to make it believable.
You want him to be an expert marksman? Dont establish that he only went to a firing range all of a couple times in college while back on earth.
The list goes on, but the short version is that there's never any room for growth for this guy, he's god mode the whole way through, and there's literally no point in the book that builds any kind of suspense or concern that the guy might not just be the best at everything.
That said, passably well written and I'll probably continue the series just to see what happens, so... I guess just be aware of what you're getting yourself into.

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  • J.E.A.R.
  • 11-06-19

I wanted to like it.

I wanted to like this book. The concept was interesting, but the main character was frustrating and annoying. The MC knew so much he didn't evolve, basically no character building. The narrators were good and the only reason I was able to continue the story. This may be the first book I have returned to Audible.

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  • kevin
  • 06-05-19

decent

the MC is a bit of a marry sue and apologizes a bit to much but book does have a decent story and having the two narrators made for a enjoyable listen with the way they went about it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-19

Ignore the critical picky reviews

I really like this book. Not love, like I do the others but its still good enough to get my lazy self to write a review. PLEASE keep them coming.

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  • Vincent P Short
  • 06-06-19

*inhale* Boring

The problem with is book is nothing happens but at the same time everything happens. What I mean by that is there isn't a plot for at least half the book, so in order to fill up pages we get a bunch of filler. But what makes that even worse is that the 2 main characters don't get any development. Their archetypes are just MC and girl. I encourage everyone to look further because this book is just boring.

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