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Not My Gumdrop Buttons!
Jumping straight into the action from the conclusion of the first book, where the challenge of dungeon vs dungeon had just been thrown down. This carried on with the same, actually maybe even elevated levels of winks and nudges to pop culture and many other Royal Road books. I’m sure I’ve missed many, but a threadbare class, an axed named Frank, badger companions, and AIs that like feet were just… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 15th of May, 2022

So Many Puns!
Somehow I forgot to actually write my review of Dungeon Core Online. I'd made all my notes, but since listening to it a few weeks back, I totally overlooked actually doing the writing part of it. Well, now that I'm firmly into book 2, I thought it best I get to work. I guess first off, if you don't like puns, then this isn't the series for you. If, however,… Read More
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Reviewed on: 8th of May, 2022

More Light-hearted Existential Terror
Since it had been a little while since listening to the first book, I revisited that one before diving into Volume 2 to reacquaint myself with what was going on. Our main character, Vita, continues to go from strength to strength as she becomes more in tune with her soul control. We're also treated to an intertwined storyline as told by a particularly vicious monster. They're both separate and intertwined… Read More
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Reviewed on: 8th of May, 2022

Excellent Addition to the Series
A little bit slow to start, with preparations for Grebthar Day taking up most of the first half of the book. This was still entertaining, but not as much as the second half of the book where Mayor Jim, Shart (his shoulder-demon), animal companion Badgelor, and adventuring cohorts from Windall finally get to enter the dungeon below Windfall Castle. A dungeon crawl with a heavy homage to Indiana Jones; boulders… Read More
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Reviewed on: 28th of April, 2022

A Different Set of Monsters to Battle
The story in book four of the "He Who Fights with Monsters" series is at a slower pace than the first three in the series. A good half or more deals with Jason’s homecoming to Earth and the obvious issue that entails. Dealing with family who thought he was dead, and shady government departments trying to work out if he’s friends or foe. Dealing with his return and how his… Read More
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Reviewed on: 25th of April, 2022

Starts Slow But Turns Into a Strong Story
Shadeslinger by Kyle Kirrin started a little slow and with, let's be honest, a fairly douchebag main character but quickly warmed up as the plot got moving. The main character, Ned, buys out all the head-start places for a brand new VRMMORPG intent on becoming the best in the game. The problem is that he's mediocre, at best. The game developer isn't too happy with Ned and gifts him a… Read More
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Reviewed on: 24th of April, 2022

Disappointingly Boring
While I enjoyed the heck out of the first book, this was the first time that I've returned an audiobook in a very long time. I tried but failed to reconnect with Threadbare and the cast of characters in this second outing. I listed for a good half of it before giving in and deciding I simply no longer cared. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but this one didn't suck me… Read More
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Reviewed on: 19th of April, 2022

Good Character Growth
I'm going to keep this one short, as now I need to avoid spoilers where I can as I get into the third. Some of the humour from the first books seemed lacking. Not that this was a terrible story, just a change away from what I'd been enjoying. This was a little more internally focused, with Jim coming to terms with his death and rebirth in this new world… Read More
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Reviewed on: 18th of April, 2022

Super Douchebags
This is one of those hard-to-like books that is also kind of hard to hate. Let's get one thing out of the way; the main character, Aidan Salt / Apex Strike, is a colossal douchebag. He's eighteen years old, frothing with hormones, and a world of super-villainy has just opened up before him, filled with smoking hot babes who just want sex with bad guys. So if you can put aside… Read More
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Reviewed on: 14th of April, 2022

Big Pivot from the First Book
I've been holding off posting this review for some months because I wanted to see if book three ever eventuated. It looked like it came close once, before disappearing from Amazon just as fast as the pre-order came. As such, some of this review is based on the story being abandoned. If it ever starts up again, I'll revisit and revise this, but for now, that's what I've got to… Read More
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Reviewed on: 9th of April, 2022

Slice-of-life or Post-apocalyptic Fantasy Survival?
The title - Jake's Magical Market - is a bit misleading for what you're going to get. Yes, a good deal of the first fifth or so of this book is centred around Jake and him getting his shop set up, but soon turns away from that, with the shop becoming a bit of a distant memory. Sure, not all of his lack of returning is his fault at first,… Read More
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Reviewed on: 4th of April, 2022

Such a Fun Story
Okay, so before I even get started, I must remind people about not judging books by their covers. I have no idea what the cover of Dark Drink and Conversation by Thomas Kennedy is supposed to represent. I guess it did pull my eye though, and I gave it a shot and enjoyed the heck of this cozy mystery doused in a bucket of Irish humour. Set in the confines of… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 28th of March, 2022

Dark Fantasy Dystopian Nightmare Online
Another Online: Clockwork, by Terra Snover, is the second book in the Another Online series and one I've been waiting to get my hands on since I first heard about the print book dropping. I was a massive fan of the first and having re-listened to it a few times now, I still am. I plugged into this one as soon as possible and burned through it over the weekend. Life… Read More
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Reviewed on: 21st of March, 2022

Funny and Entertaining Anti-Hero
Book one of The Supervillainy Saga, written by C.T. Phipps, was one of the earlier audiobooks I'd ever purchased and subsequently forgot to continue with. Not because the book wasn't great, it simply slipped my mind. This pack contained the first three books in the series, and I hadn't realised how much that 1) I'd forgotten, and 2) I enjoyed it! These are an amusing and entertaining series of books, and… Read More
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Reviewed on: 19th of March, 2022

Surprising Growth for a Horrible Monster
Morgana (Everybody Loves Large Chests, Book 4) by Neven Iliev continues the adventures of the murderous Boxxy T. Morningwood and his ever-growing army of demonic helpers. This book felt slightly different from the first few, with much of the attention focussed on Boxxy, with the side characters getting much less dedicated time. Sure, they got some, but not compared to the previous. It's hard to go too deep into this without… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 10th of March, 2022

Wonderfully Cozy Slice-of-life Fantasy
Legends and Lattes, written and narrated by Travis Baldree, is a wonderfully cozy slice-of-life style fantasy story that took me a little by surprise. Set almost entirely inside a coffee shop in some distant land, Viv has given up her barbarian ways and wants for something more. And she believes she's found the right thing in this little-known brew of roasted beans from a distant land is the key. Well, that… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 8th of March, 2022

Strange things are afoot on Belvaille
Hard Luck Hank: Frankly, written by Steven Campbell, is book 9 in the Hard Luck Hank series and the eighth overall I've bought. I skipped over book eight because it was all about Garm, and while she works as a great side character, I couldn't find myself interested enough to buy a whole book about her. This one, though, returns somewhat true-to-form Hank that we know and love. All, well,… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 4th of March, 2022

A Hidden Gem
Lingua Franca, written by William Thacker, took me a little by surprise. The blurb made the book sound interesting enough to give it a go, but I had no idea just how much I'd end up enjoying it. Quite a lot, as it happens! It's short, just shy of six hours, but there's a lot of story to draw you in. Told from the perspective of the main character, Miles… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 23rd of February, 2022

Light-hearted Existential Terror
Vigor Mortis (volume 1), written by Natalie Maher (Thundamoo) is aptly described as "light-hearted existential terror" by the bit at the end of the book by the publisher, and I couldn't sum it up better. What you get is a fantastical world of floating islands, filled with magic and monsters, and a dark look into the soul with hard choices to be made. Beneath it all is the Mistwatcher, a… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 13th of February, 2022

Mimic Madness
Boxxy T. Morningwood, the simple mimic that just wants shiny things, tasty things, and to kill every living on the planet, outdoes itself in this one. There's a lot to like about this series, yet at the same time, there are some really difficult parts that almost had me switching off. The insane amount of gore and violence I can take, the ridiculous way a harem has been established around… Read More
Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review
Reviewed on: 1st of February, 2022

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