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Shaman's Revenge

Way of the Shaman, Book 6
Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
Series: The Way of the Shaman, Book 6
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

The adventures of the Shaman continue!

Daniel Mahan, the legendary Shaman of the Barliona game world, has served his sentence in virtual reality. Eleven months of adventures and battles in exchange for eight years in prison isn't a bad trade-off. And yet Barliona refuses to relinquish its grip on the Shaman so easily, erasing the boundary between his two realities. It turns out that it's not so simple to leave the capsule - the Way must be completed....

©2017 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2017 by Boris Smirnov (P)2017 Tantor
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Saved the series

After a very disappointing book 5, I almost didn't bother with this one but I'm very glad I did. Loose ends all tied up and a very satisfying conclusion that has made this my favourite litRPG series ever.

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Best one so far. Grinning like a fool on the train

So funny I laughed several times to myself and any who might be watching on the public transport. Complicated, engaging and quite original. I loved the final sentence of the epilog.

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a fitting end to what the series really was.

The shaman quest will always have a special place for me, being one of the progenitors to what is considered litrpg today.
At first, I was dissappointed with the quite sudden ending, the lack of tidying up of other plots previously introduced and the strange lack of a decent epilogue except those two minutes.
HOWEVER, upon considering the series as a whole and how the other books went, I had to admit to myself it was pretty much exactly what I should have expected.
The shaman had his story end with satisfaction, the important parts of the story were dealt with and like all the other books, the ending was a rush of sudden changes that you didn't see coming without some serious premonition capacity except for one or two elements.
Ultimately, though it would have been nice for some plot to be fulfilled, like the eye of the widow or some anime styled power-up to defeat some great enemy, I had to admit that's not what this series was ever about. The main character always used his wit, his mind and with a little help from his friends.
So I think this was a good story and to anyone interested in finalising the story, just remember clearly what the other books have been like and you won't cry about it. Mahanenko never really pretended this was going anywhere else.

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The chapters are a mess!!! cp1 begun at cp9, but I found it out only when I got to it...

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Absolutely captivating story

This was probably the best story that I’ve listened to in my life. A must have to anyone

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The Best performed audio book I've heard.

I have over 300 audible titles and I have to say that the narration and performance of this book is one of the best I've heard. It's a compelling universe with a great story and awesome characters. I can't wait for a sequel.

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  • Josh Hennesey
  • 24-11-17

Totally Redeemed!

The end of the last book left me disgusted by betrayal. It evoked enough emotion in me to make me pissed off at the characters as if I was the one betrayed. This book totally redeems the series by giving it a proper ending! Way to go Vasily Mahanenko! I have also enjoyed the narration by Jonathan Yen which has been top notch. Thanks for a great series.

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  • D.Esigner
  • 21-11-17

Quite surprised!

After the last books ending, I had no love for the idea of another one. But the author pulled it off, It's great! I'm loving every minute of this new book! Definitely worth getting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-17

Dam!!!!!!

Now that was one hell of a ride the last book I was so pissed I wasn't sure I was going to listen to this book now that I have listen to this book I really enjoyed it I don't know how to express my feelings but it was one emotional ride thanks for the the best book I've listened to in a very long time

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  • Austin
  • 26-12-18

Holy Moly...

The loops thrown in this book, This Series Even, are knotted together so tightly that it made my brain tie in tighter knots.

This book contains so many contradictions and paradoxes that my mind needs a break before continuing to the next book.

Regardless of the dilemma's faced, I love this book. I did not expect and I will wager anything that no reader will expect what happens in this book without considerable outside knowledge.

I am satisfied with the ending. I have certain emotions I need to recover from but I am still pleased with the outcome of the story thus far.

TL;DR: This book is crazy but worth its weight in gold. You cannot miss this book! Buy it now, you will not regret it.

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  • J. Domec
  • 24-11-17

wait... what?

What happened to all of those other characters and plotlines!? It's like the author took a knife to the story after getting bored with it.

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  • David
  • 06-12-17

Good but not enough.

After the way book 5 ended the author had a big task to bring the story back to something great. Just as it looked like I was hooked again it ended abruptly. He resolved the plot, but l felt that we needed a lot more about what happened afterwards. So many unanswered questions....

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  • MathMan
  • 19-07-19

Honestly I should have stopped reading

I should have never made it to this book. I love the first book so much! The second book was good too, some where around the third book it started to decline. Since then it is worse and worse. Let me explain why. The story and world build are great. The authors creativity is fantastic and I love his plot direction for all the books. What turns my stomach and made it to where I had to stop reading is the MC. The issue is not just with the book but going back to the third book. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. I literally can’t stand him. He is does everything backwards. He is a whiny schizophrenic odd ball. He seems to be at the center of everyone’s hate and jokes. I feel like I could write a thesis on everything wrong with the MC.

I think the author has loads of talent. I hate having to leave bad reviews, but when I can’t even finish the book on triple speed that is saying something.

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  • Michael A. Klepzig
  • 30-01-18

Good, but abrupt ending to the series, I presume.

Just like the others if you liked them. The ending cleaned up almost all the loose ends but too quickly. For such a long series, I wanted more. Maybe there's still a sequel on the horizon.

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  • Michael T.
  • 27-01-18

Too Many Moving Parts

I am an avid reader of LitRPGs. Since discovering them a few months ago I’ve devoured one almost everyday. Each has their strengths and flaws. However, after six books this particular series leaves me asking if the author had any clue that the convoluted web he was weaving could possibly happen or be believable. I personally had a problem with the past few novels because it seemed like the author “nerfed” his own story (destroying it near completely). It makes me wonder if boredom overtook him and he decided to try his hand at a quasi-spy novel. The intrigue in this book could not have been possible because of the massive amount of moving parts and variables even considering the closely monitored environment of VR.

With all that being said, I am willing to see if the author can pull his own story out of this quagmire or if he himself has gone to “black”.

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  • Dreamer
  • 22-12-17

I love the story, but...

I love the story, but I hate how so many things get left unsaid. overall it's worth finishing after the previous cliff hangar.

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