Narrator: Erik Johnson
Published by Self Published on 26 December 2018
Length: 3 hours and 17 minutes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Psychological
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The world is for those who were born to conquer it. They were just born elsewhere.
A chosen few found themselves in another world where magic is real.
Deemed the Otherworlders by the inhabitants of this foreign realm, the Otherworlders were granted powers that ascended them beyond even what this dark world of beasts and sorcery would consider normal.
With no explanation or purpose for why they were given such gifts, some Otherworlders decided to treat the world as their playground…
Some searched for their place…
…While others let their ambitions pave their paths.
Neither this world’s salvation or doom, nor protectors or foes, nevertheless their presence will irreversibly rewrite the fate of the Otherworld.
Season 1 of Chronicles of the Otherworld follows the tales of Tay, Camilla, and Robert.
Chronicles of the Otherworld: Season 1 written by A. S. Aramiru is a uniquely odd set of interconnected stories that are set in a parallel world. This Otherworld is traveled is found with access points from our world. The humans from our world are almost Superior in the Otherworld. Some gain the ability to wield magic while others become fierce fighters.
The people traveling there lose their moral compass more often than not as it is not their world and have no qualms towards killing. Some are searching for fulfillment that they cannot find in their homeworld. Others let the ambition they have always had run wild and carry them as far as the strength of the new world will allow them.
The story does hold the listener’s attention but being broken into the various segments makes the overall narrative hard to follow. The listener is left initially with no real build up or foundational world building for the story to stand on. The listener has then jumped around with each character as their personal story is dropped into a larger narrative that is never fully developed. The story does hold the listener’s attention for each short story for each character and they are loosely connected. I was okay but not something I would listen to again.
Narration and Production Value
The narration on this audiobook was provided by Erik Johnson. Mr. Johnson delivered a solid performance during this audio production. Mr. Johnson brought life to the characters that were made very memorable by his performance. I enjoyed his portrayal of Tay and Jake especially. The way he voiced each character it was clear the conflict was growing. The production quality of this audiobook is also the highest quality. I heard no problems during the entire performance. There were not any detectable flaws that I was able to hear during the entire performance such as loops, breaks, or buzzing. The production was crisp and clear. Shadywood Lane Publishing delivered an excellent audiobook production.
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