• The Fractured World

  • By: David Aries
  • Narrated by: Soren Gray
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What's the worst thing that can happen on a hiking holiday? Getting lost? Blisters? Falling out with your partner? Try being abducted by aliens and crash landing on a strange planet that wants you dead.

When avid gamer Brandon awakes surrounded by endless snow and countless monsters, he knows his survival odds look slim at best. Not that he's planning to go down without a fight. Being a self-confessed nerd doesn't mean he's going to roll over and die. Brandon's determined to get himself home and protect whoever he finds upon the way. That includes a couple of stunning alien women who need his help as much as he needs theirs.

Enhanced with a strength as foreign to him as The Fractured World itself, it's up to Brandon to rise to the occasion and show this primitive planet who's boss. His women are counting on him, and Brandon doesn't intend to let them down.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 David Aries (P)2020 Tantor

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what on earth did I just listen to?

so this was bad. really bad.

first, I have a particular pet peeve about stupid characters. if I think of something, I expect the characters to, because I am not super smart, but have a moderate ammount of common sense. so I find it absolutely infuriating when the MC is told that he will get some sort of superpower from sleeping with the alien chick, doesn't ask any questions about how it will manifest, what to expect, etc. then is surprised when he accidentally finds out he has superpowers. or when he knows that he can throw a rock as fast as a bullet, then goes and tries to tackle deer he is hunting.
he also has an extremely annoying white knight complex, thinking that he is better than every other guy because he goes down on women. And every time he talks about women's liberation, saying that the princess isn't property and she can do whatever she wants, I get the creepy feeling that he only is saying that stuff because he wants her to be his property instead of someone else's. nothing ever really happened to contradict that either other than what he said which could be the narrator's fault as everything MC says sounds extremely slimy and whiny.
apart from MC, another problem is that in this super advanced alien culture, nobody has any common sense. nothing electronic works on the planet they are stranded on, but it takes way too long for them to figure out why. none of the fancy space guns work, ok that's weird, but whatever. oh, the magnetic compass is spinning around wildly. hmmm. that's suspicious. oh, the fancy space technology arm geolocator thingy isn't working either. wow. what a coincidence. I guess we will keep going along and assuming the next piece of electrical technology will work just fine. especially guns. despite none of the space guns working on this planet since the moment we got stranded there, we will keep assuming that they will fire the next time we pull the trigger. every. god. damned. time. oh and let's not forget the body guard who is tasked to protect the princess whatever think it's a good idea to drag the naked girl around in a blizzard without knowing what direction her ship is in. yeah, that's totally something your average person would think is a good idea.

lastly, the description of the women was one of the creepiest things I have ever read. just one example of the weird, uncomfortable way the book is written, the first time the MC looks at one girl, he describes her antenna (as seen on the cover art) as "teasable nubs". on what same planet does someone who is describing an alien species they are seeing for the first time describe their antenna so weirdly sexually?

so if pretentious, white knight MCs and borderline mentally disabled characters are your thing, then fine. get this book I guess. just don't talk to me.

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Good first book.

This book was interesting it reminds me a bit of tamer king of dinosaurs. If you liked those I'm sure you would like this book.

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love the book

When avid gamer Brandon awakes surrounded by endless snow and countless monsters, he knows his survival odds look slim at best. Not that he’s planning to go down without a fight. Being a self-confessed nerd doesn’t mean he’s going to roll over and die. Brandon’s determined to get himself home and protect whoever he finds upon the way. That includes a couple of stunning alien women who need his help as much as he needs theirs.

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Not my thing.

While this has a good story behind it and the performance was great, it's just a bit over the top for me. It felt a bit pornographic for my taste.

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average

This one is pretty uneven some parts and the overall plot are good. However there are a ton of hard eye roll moments. The MC fluxes between normal guy/cheesy white knight/TSTL romance MC. The side chars are a bit over the top as well. Pretty much all of the MCs internal dialog is cringe or obviously "stupid" for the sake of drama.

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meh

i don't know if it was the narration the 3 syllable name of the female MC or the avid use of the term my mate but it started grinding and i had to fast forward to the ending i wouldn't recommend this book

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Definitely looking forward to hearing the next one

So I had been hoping this would come to Audible, and was happy to see it here. I loved how the MC started off questioning the power he was given. I hope to learn more about the girls in the books to come.

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good series beginning

I liked the story, we will see which directiin the story goes . I will be purchasing #2 for sure.

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Not as good as Harem Farm

I enjoyed the other series by this author, Harem Farm, so I bought this one to see how it compared. I admit it definitely wasn't as good as I hoped, but it was OK. The narrator speaks too slowly, I had to have the video playing at 1.15x speed just to make it sound normal. Overall it was below average, but I can't say I hated it.

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It's ok

It's a good thing I wasn't dead set on continuing this series, because there don't seem to be any more works in the series - at least not on Amazon.

The PC is an ordinary nerdy guy who ends up abducted from earth and marooned on an alien world where technology doesn't work and he, a hot princess and a tsundere bodyguard must work together for survival. The world is made of different areas with sharp delineations between vastly different climates. There are a number of mysteries just touched on in this book, that presumably would have been expanded on in future works in the series.

It's not bad. If future books in the series dropped in my lap, I wouldn't object to listening to them - but I wasn't going to go out of my way to seek them out.