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Remnant: Book 2

Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Series: Remnant, Book 2
Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Steve doesn’t know who he was. He does know a lot more than he did previously, though. He’s in a country called Lamals where men are required to have children, then more often than not, go fight and die. And that’s just how it is.

Things are at least improving, though. Steve successfully put a stop to the Creep’s advance. He’d buried it under a mountain of broken wall and escaped with his life. Which eliminates one enemy. The creep and its undead.

Now, he only has to worry about bandits, the military, the country of Lamals, and other people.

With that problem nearly solved, Steve can worry about problems closer to home. After all, his only true concerns are about his farm and his family. That’s all he really needs. Everyone else are little better than a resource to be utilized.

Unfortunately, things still aren’t what they seem to be. The messages Steve left himself pointed at something beyond their contents. Now, that "something more" is about to make contact with him. On top of that, the farm is going to hit capacity eventually. Especially if one factored into it that Steve was likely going to have children at some point in the future.

Family troubles and more problems than he could expect are about to find Steve. Shooting up as if they were trees grown with his over-powered watering can.

Good thing Steve has his axe. Any problem can be solved with it...with the right application of force.

Warning: This novel contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, unconventional opinions/beliefs, and a hero who is as tactful as a dog at a cat show. Listen at your own risk. This story is an adult fantasy novel.

©2019 Randi Darren (P)2020 Randi Darren

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Truly Appalling!

The books reads like an incel school shooters rape fantasy. Randi Darren/ William D Arand can and has written better, and should be ashamed of the poor quality of this book and series.

There is nothing redeeming about this work and I can only hope there is not a third. The only possible reason to listen to it is for hints regarding the authors greater literary universe, and considering the effort involved, such hints and really not work it.

Words cannot express how loathsome each and every character is, which combined with the tacit encouragement of sexual violence and lack of internal self awareness makes this book almost criminal to listen to.

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  • theo
  • 23-02-20

now i need book 3

now i need book 3 . the series is such a great one i need more of it.

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  • Michael Thorp
  • 24-02-20

BUY IT NOW!!!

Awesome book, author, and of course awesome narrator. Put them all together and you can't ask for anything better. Can't wait for the next one. I did receive a code for this book but in no means did it sway my opinion.

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  • Louis Gailes
  • 26-02-20

I'm done with Darren

this book is a disappointment especially since my first harem book was a randi darren book but now I don't think I will buy anything else he writes

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  • lmntool2015
  • 22-02-20

read the book already

awesome book cant wait to listen to it
too lol about to start it now :)

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  • Chris Vernon
  • 14-03-20

Steve stops being relatable and into a sociopath.

Enjoyed the first book and the first half of the second book. But soon after Steve stops having limits or morals when dealing with others.

Enslaving thousands and cold heartedly killing most who simply annoy him. He flips out when someone does not agree to submit to him using or killing them. Goes into chapter long tirades about everyone else wanting to use and control him, even when he has not met or spoken to them. But seems no problem invading and pillaging any group of people within a day or so travel.

This book suffers from many characters from the last book being left to the wayside as the author rams a legion of new characters into the story.
The emotional investment and development in these characters pushed into the background leaves me feeling their lose through out the book.
While uninspired repetitive new characters are dumped out in a few chapters to replace 3/4 of the original characters. The way they are shoehorned into the plot leaves the reader to feel like the new student in a new school, states away from any old friends.

Overall Steve strength and abilities stop being powerful and creative, to simply stupidly overpowered. God mode cheat level enough that there is no longer any challenges he can not just walk thru and punch. The excitement and conflict level soon after is on par with my next bowel movement.

80% of the character, plotlines, world building, and pacing are brilliant. Even with all my critiquing of the writing, I enjoy what the story SHOULD be.

I feel like the author either decided to 180 the storyline arc half way thru the second book and did not have time to rewrite the book to fit the new direction. Or the author tried to edit amd condense two or more books into this one, to fit a proposed trilogy pattern the author has.

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  • Christopher Mallace
  • 28-02-20

cried

like a little bitch at the end need the next book real fast like hurry!

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  • Shouou
  • 28-02-20

Sometimes a plot twist isn't good

For the most part, I like Sovereign Universe books. However It feels like a something was ether rushed or a plot point was forgotten in the middle of the story, to catalyst a story arc that didn't have enough push on it's own to get it moving. I'll listen to the next one just to finish this set of books. But I think this is low point of these books so far.

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  • Z
  • 27-02-20

Another Solid Listen

Once again Andrea Pasneau delivered a great performance. I enjoyed the story in this novel a great deal. Unlike the first book, I actually felt the loss of the characters who passed away in this volume. I enjoyed the evolution of Steve's character as he dealt with the events in this volume. I am looking forward to the next volume and seeing how the story continues to progress.

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  • John
  • 28-03-20

The unnecessary dark soft reboot

I tried, I really did. From the mc's wives becoming little more than cameos. To the whole overdone conquering of champions and their public humiliation, repeatedly.

The sudden moral and motive changes of previously established characters mid book.
and the entire nikki/ Steve dynamic being boiled down to -spoile- r"yeah but she's prettier and a better lay".

I couldn't do it. it's written decently though not as well as the authors other works and the whole thing is less a part of a bigger story and more like an unnecessary gritty reboot.

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  • Mathew R.
  • 27-03-20

Normal for the Author

TL;DR at the bottom.

For those looking for substance, this is not for you. The books' universe, yes "universe", is not some laid out plan like a certain film franchise everyone knows.

This book has foreshadowing that's... a staple. If you've read any of his books you know what I'm talking about. ALTHOUGH, this one is a bit different, there's a twist I was not expecting for the author. The previous book is referenced here and there but I wouldn't say it's a necessity, especially if you are a regular for this author.


A. Parsneau does what she can, some of her voices blend together but nothing a bit of attention from the listener can't work with. I have no issue with Parsneau but then my other main narrator is R.C. Bray and, well, it's Bray! Not exactly a contest, sorry Parsneau.

TL;DR: Those that enjoy the style of William D. Arand and Randi Darren will know what to expect in this book. Those that watch/read harem media will also not be surprised by what's inside. If you're looking for a plot, errrr, soft sh-maybe. Depends of your definition of "plot".