War Aeternus

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 259 ratings

War Aeternus: The Beginning Summary

Lee is a quiet and unassuming office worker who leads a life of solitude, comfort, and routine. Day in and day out, he shuts off his brain, keeps his head down, and goes about doing his job and minding his own business. That is, he does until a drunken god shows up randomly one day and whisks him off into another world, demanding that Lee serve as his pawn in a game between the gods. Now, trapped in a completely different world full of danger, magic, and creatures he's never imagined outside of fairy tales and video games, Lee has to figure out how to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

Soundbooth Theater dives into another instant RPG Gamelit classic in War Aeturnus. With this piece of reverent comedy and philosophy about the role of belief in our modern times, Charles Dean has filled a void in the world of Gamelit by creating a Candide for the genre. Not only will Lee's exploits with his psychotic sidekick, Miller, make listeners laugh and spit out their Mountain Dew, it may even convince them to get off the couch for a little while and explore the world outside of video games and fantasy.

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:

  • Jeff Hays - Narration, Characters, Production Supervision
  • Dalton Lynne - Proofing
  • Alex Tate - Production, Editing, Mastering
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  • Book 1

    • War Aeternus: The Beginning

    • By: Joshua Swayne, Charles Dean
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays Soundbooth Theater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Lee is a quiet and unassuming office worker who leads a life of solitude, comfort, and routine. Day in and day out, he shuts off his brain, keeps his head down, and goes about doing his job and minding his own business. That is, he does until a drunken god shows up randomly one day and whisks him off into another world, demanding that Lee serve as his pawn in a game between the gods. Now, trapped in a completely different world full of danger, magic, and creatures, Lee has to figure out how to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe my least liked LitRPG

    • By Dingo 883 on 16-11-18

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 2

    • War Aeternus 2: Sacrifices

    • By: Charles Dean
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
    • Length: 14 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Desperate to save as many people as he can from a horrible fate in the cruel game of the gods, Lee and his small group of friends abandon the relative safety of Satterfield for the great city of Kirshtein. Tensions within the city have reached a breaking point after the arrival of an enemy Herald, and Lee is soon caught up in the struggle for power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Aaron W on 21-09-18

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 3

    • War Aeternus 3: The Culling

    • By: Charles Dean
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Struggling to recover from his losses in Kirshtein, Lee is swept back into the fray when a dangerous new Herald sets her sights on him. Hell-bent on reshaping the world in her own image and with her own ideals, she is willing to commit even the most immoral acts in her pursuit of righteousness. At risk of losing everything he has worked so hard to create, Lee has to find a way to defend the weak against a madwoman whose deranged sense of justice has twisted the limits of the game.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GOOD BOOK

    • By Teitur Ásgeirsson on 26-01-19

    Regular price: £22.89

  • Book 4

    • Harbinger of Ash

    • War Aeternus, Book 4
    • By: Charles Dean
    • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    After receiving a request for aid from a beautiful and mysterious messenger, Lee and his inner circle travel to nearby Birnefeld, a large and prosperous city ruled by the dragon king. Before he ever arrives, however, Lee encounters a group of marauders ransacking the countryside, meets a strange new herald who has set up camp in the region, and receives the dire news that the hero Brigid of Kildare has gone missing. To make things worse, a powerful new enemy is stalking him from the shadows, toying with his dreams, and striking at his closest relationships.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On I so loved it

    • By Maks on 01-04-19

    Regular price: £22.89