We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Escape Audiobook

Escape: Adventures on Terra, Book 2

Regular Price:£23.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Armon Ellington died on Earth and was transported to Terra, a world governed by rules eerily similar to the RPG games he loved. He found he could gain levels, skills, abilities, and magic just like he could in those games. In addition to finding a way to become more powerful, he also found the friends and family he'd always longed for. Unfortunately, he also discovered the pain of losing them.

When the Imperare Empire attacked the village of Restrian, they killed most of the kind kobold tribe that adopted him and took many of the citizens of Restrian as slaves. Now, not only must Armon find some way to free the kidnapped citizens of Restrian but he must find and rescue the few remaining members of the kobold tribe that adopted him.

Adventures on Terra is a LitRPG adventure series

©2017 Ramon Mejia (P)2017 Ramon Mejia

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (16 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.1 (15 )
5 star
 (8)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.4 (15 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • David Riemer
    20/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow this is worse than I thought."
    Any additional comments?

    I don't know why I didn't stop at the first but but let me tell you it does not get better. More of Marry being a toxic player. The main character is such a door mat that it is unbearable. The jokes are so forced and fall flat. The author tries to pop this book up with a pathetic amount of Harry Potter references. I will be returning the book and never look back.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tim Ward
    Virginia Beach, VA, US
    08/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not as good as the first."

    This will be a pretty long review, I'll add numbers and hope that helps.
    First of all I can see why some people hate it and why some love it. I read the first book and listened to this one, which may have been a mistake as I had a lot of the voices different in my head and some of the pronunciation I found to be weird. Now, I am going to try to rate this FAIRLY, meaning while I have my own opinion on certain things, I will rate from a pragmatic/logical standpoint. (Kind of like if the story was about 2 men and their developing romantic relationship, while personally that would be at best 2 stars (if it was funny) because it's not of any interest to me, I would try to rate it based on the delivery or development instead.)

    *1*
    My biggest issue was that the MC is a bimbo. And I would like to point out that a male bimbo is just as irritating as a female bimbo, at least we are generally given 2 reason why the female bimbo is put up with by the others.

    Now, I understand that the author wanted comic relief, but, he tried to do it TOO often, in fact if there was a chance at comic relief, no matter how small he took it... every time. And just like when my niece says something funny, then she says it over and over and over again, I have to explain that it isn't funny anymore, if you are going to retell it, you let there be a good delay between retellings. The author needs to learn this too. That said some of the jokes did have me chuckling a bit. (which is very good considering how I was biased against the humor therefore less likely to be amused). This is the main point of the character being a bimbo, he would stop doing whatever he was doing because of NO multi tasking capabilities and basically stare off in space while he follows a random train of thought. I feel that's enough about that.

    *2*
    Now about the main companion, lots of people complained about her, and I was bothered by her too, in fact I also wanted her gone, BUUUUUUT I feel this is also a side effect of the bimbo MC, because the author decided to make the MC the scapegoat for 99% of the comic relief (40% of the actually funny comic relief) this companion which was used for the delivery of the jokes suffered because most of the time it WASN'T funny and came across as simply being an asshole. (Imagine you have a guy that likes to make jokes, but he makes jokes ALL the time, no matter the situation and no matter if the joke is that funny or not (which more often than not it won't be) and almost every time the cause of the situation is person B, that guy while he would be irritating if he joked simply about everything and was usually not funny, he would come across as an asshole that was bullying person B for no good reason except to kick dirt on them whenever they stumble, even though he is doing his character and not actually trying to be cruel to person B (or even targeting him for the most part).

    However, (I got sidetracked) Mary is a PIXIE, and they are generally irritating childish pests. In both Disney movies and more D&D types of games that I've played. So, if she didn't behave so childishly (taking shots whenever she sees them, being very self absorbed, and generally hyperactive) that wouldn't fit well with her character. So while you may not like it, it was properly done.

    *3*
    The Narrator, unfortunately the last several books I've listened to had amazing narrators, whereas if I listened to this book a year ago I probably would have been much less bothered. Also Some of the pronunciations could be due to how it was written or the reader's native dialect. The voices, I generally find that people don't do opposite genders well (last few I heard did though), but she was able to do the MC in a decent male voice (even if he sounded a bit monotonous and bored most of the time), I was mainly thrown off by the kobold and the high pitched voiced guard leaving the city (which was referred to as 'he').

    *4*
    XP and leveling seems to be painfully slow, it drove me crazy how small of a difference levels actually made for how incredibly long it seems to take them. (Seems to be about 5k needed per level and 4-6 given per kill and 10-100 per quest)

    That however is the Author's design so while it drove me crazy (they honestly better find a way to get a decent amount of xp, or at least a steady stream of it soon), I can't actually have it effect the rating.

    *5*
    Worldbuilding - oo I can actually give a name for this number! The worldbuilding is quite good actually, The combat system DOES make sense, the character building DOES make sense. The XP was already mentioned but it is adhered to properly. The overcoming level gaps is a bit of a weakpoint, as these people that are several levels higher in this world where it is so difficult to level would have MORE than twice the "battle experience" (not xp) than them, yet they are getting stomped, which is balanced a bit by the fact that not many benefits seem to be given from leveling. (yes there are some but they for the most part end up being minor). That said, a lot of people's reasoning for doing some of the things they do seem to be a bit weak. Such as the guy that basically betrayed one of the only friends he had from long ago for something he didn't even know if it was what his superior wanted.

    Also you aren't overdosed on stat screens which is nice (however the stat screen does get pretty long and a bit irritating to listen to in audiobook format).

    *6*
    It seems he likes cliffhangers... The last book ended on a cliffhanger (and honestly seemed like an abrupt end to me), as does this one. I really don't think it was necessary either, as this kind of story you have a decent overarching plot (right now you have 2 main plots, one which should be solved next book) and therefore can stop at a decent point, where the next leg of the journey will begin. The cliffhangers aren't needed, and honestly probably hurt more than help. Also this is something that shouldn't be done every book, perhaps he likes cliffhangers and I can see why authors would use them once in a while, ESPECIALLY when going in between plots (such as one major plot has been cleared and either another one begins or a previous one that was put on hold starts to intensify), but both of these cliffhangers seemed to be forced in there in a way which leaves you thinking "that's it, it just stopped there?" which is the type of plot hanger that shouldn't be done every book, but once in a while to screw with the readers IS ok.

    And what irritates me more is that I expect next book to clear up one of the major plots and then have the other major plot intensify for a proper plot hanger. So while these first 2 I found to be poorly done and very irritating I am expecting one for the next book because it would be excellent timing, and appropriate.

    That is pretty much it.

    Plot: 4/5 - There were fun parts in between all the comic relief, one particular location I am looking forward to seeing again, and another nearby location I am looking forward for some serious revenge soon.

    Dialog: 2/5 - While people were well in character in their interactions (and no it wasn't always interesting, but usually it won't be) it was mostly hampered down by over-use of the aforementioned comic relief.

    Character Development: 3/5 - This one is difficult for me to judge, mainly because I feel I look for different things than everyone else that talks about this. But we got new characters, with decent background given, unique 'ticks', and some development as a team. However the original characters didn't develop much themselves (in some ways they seemed to have changed, but it was abrupt and I can't consider that as a development) This actually I think has the most potential as there are issues that each character can overcome about themselves (and I REALLY hope there is a solid attempt at making them overcome their own shortcomings instead of just having it be a part of the group dynamic, I don't want to spoil anything, but my main target is the healer)

    Entertainment value: 2.5/5 - This seems harsh but there were times I was struggling not to switch over to another book. Now as for the type of story this is (litrpg) if that isn't your cup-o-tea (you are less than crazy about them) you probably won't like it much. The comic relief once again jumps in here knocking it down 1.5 points. I did however enjoy how he overcame the situations in the mini-arcs. But I will be getting the next book, though if the major issue i had with this book isn't fixed, that will have to be it.

    Overall: 3/5 - There are issues that will bother people, but if you can see why things are done how they end up being done, it is quite well done. And if the Author can learn from what doesn't work and why, he will be able to put out some excellent books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eric Travis
    Pompano Beach
    23/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Filler over Flavor"

    You could easily skip this book and not miss a beat when the third one comes out. Character development is nonexistent and the new characters added are so cookie cutter that you can fill in the blanks. The overall plot isn't advanced until the last chapter. First part would have worked better as the end of the first book. The middle part is padding the page count with a mini arc that goes nowhere (could have been a good stand alone). The book finishes as a bad Harry Potter rip off, names included.

    Character wise, Armon is still clueless (which is good considering how OP he is if he thought thinks through). Mary (Captain Hindsight) is still annoying, worthless, and toxic to the groups progression. Verax is one track minded that he becomes underused. Newcomer Kitsune's one character flaw is pointless given her role in the group. I would have rather seen them play up the "rescued royalty" angle for her.

    As for the LitRPG elements, they seem meaninglessly tact on. Levels don't seem to matter. A group of 4 (levels 3-5) outmatch a group of 7 (levels 7+). Stats are used for jokes (Mary can't open a door or lift a glass because of her strength stat) but have no bearing on Armon duel wielding shield and spear. Characters can't keep track of their skills. Armon only uses his Aspect of the Kobold skill as a disguise vice as armor in fights.

    TL;DR: Book feels like a cash grab and trying to keep the series in the minds of the community.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Teodor Mikov
    21/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "don't buy"

    the story is childish and predictable. hours are wasted listing off useless information. the narrator was a poor choice for all of the characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    10/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So much negativity"
    What disappointed you about Escape?

    3 hours into it, I gave up and returned it. The MC reverts to being a moron about everything. His fairy sidekick turns into a stuck up teenage cuss. The social interaction is so depressing it takes away from the story.

    Really liked the first book, you know when the MC had a reason to be moron about everything, now it's at if he has brain damage.


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Greg A
    Atlanta, GA
    09/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not bad"

    to start, I luke Jill as the narrator. I saw negative reviews of her, but I think she does a good job, especially with Mary. as the DM- meh. overall the story is not bad, there are some points where I wonder how long this part of the story will go on and want to skip ahead.
    I did read in the reviews that the lead character is of questionable intelligence, and there are some areas where it is apparent that he should have known something, but needs to be reminded by his team mates. some really duh moments.
    with that being said, this is an entertaining story, if not slow in some areas, and i am looking forward to the next installment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • cristian
    09/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not even my 16 year old like it."

    the first book was really interesting and I thought by the second book that we get more deep into the story but they just drag the whole story out and nothing really essential happen throughout the whole second book it was such a disappointment.
    also it got really annoying that the character kept referring to the his earth world using every single lame slang and all other characters don't understand what he's saying except for the fairy

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mike
    06/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    I didn't love the narration on the first one, and this one is more of the same. Again, I like the narrator's cadence and inflection but don't care for the voices and I don't like the fact that she has to fake voice a first person male. Overall not my fave but isn't a deal breaker.

    That said, the real problem here was the story. I'm not sure if he changed editors or if it just didn't go through as much rigor, but this story really isn't very good. It's pace is glacial, and Mary has gone full on abusive. She's a total bully - physically and verbally abusive, beating on the main character to the point where he needs healing. She is mean, and manipulative, can't be wrong, and is selfish. It detracts from the whole story, which possibly isn't that big of a deal since almost nothing happens.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • guyer
    06/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "big let down"

    I enjoyed the first book this one was annoying and slow the main character is a big push over and seems to have gotten dumber not smarter

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Archuleta
    30/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story!!!"

    yep! I'm a fan of this story. love this story kind of story settings. anime fan here. I have read siamaler stories in the last few decades of my life. love the characters in it. can't wait for the 3rd book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.