• Wild Wastes 4

  • Wild Wastes, Book 4
  • By: Randi Darren
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (543 ratings)

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Wild Wastes 4

By: Randi Darren
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
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Publisher's Summary

Before World War Two could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm.

Legend has it that an experiment failed. Catastrophically so. And when it failed, the center of the United States, from the Sierra Nevada to the Mississippi river, became "The Waste", where everything changed.

Except it didn't only happen in North America. In fact, it happened all around the world.

Few places were spared, though, only a handful experienced it as deeply as the United States did.

In the Wastes of the world, every fantasy creature, fairy tale demon, or mythological monster exists. From Orcs, to Neriads, Ogres, Trolls, Wraiths, Elves, Harpies, and even Beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind.

For North America, in the shattered bones of the country, the West and East Coasts, new governments have rose, then fell.

Vince has become the master of a major portion of the Wastes of North America. Responsible for everything and everyone inside his boundaries. There is little that doesn’t fall under his purview.

Now, he has to take up a courier mission of sorts.

Except he’s the item to be delivered.

Straight to the European continent. 

Where Vince plans on delivering a massive helping of Yosemite to the masses.

All while giving them a heavy taste of the Legion technology.

A job that’ll change the lives of everyone where he lands as well as where he came from.

©2022 Randi Darren (P)2022 Randi Darren

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High hopes for the 4th book but….

Some spoilers !!!!
Not a lot of progress in the main story
I can sum up this whole book in one sentence
He has to leave home and take over Spain
More slaves he has to save an more wife’s and the story is done. I was assuming we were getting more of the main story and not a retelling of the other books after waiting this long for it .. the narrator was amazing tho a+ love her work

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A little Cringy at times for me

MCs constant professions of love or how he was going to have sex with them got old quickly and just became cringy and over the top.

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A big letdown after the first trilogy.

The book starts by undoing the end of book three, it was a great ending and should have been left alone.

The book continues with a whole lot of irritating flirting, Majority of the great characters developed in the first 3 books are missing, and a plot that really isn't one. Parsneau saves the book, as her reading brings it up to an OK status. There is never a challenge that is at all challenging for Vince in the entire book. It could possibly have been shortened to an introductory chapter to a story that was never written, not much more than that here.

The characters that it does have are the whiney ones that were ok for small parts, but would, and did, get very irritating with larger parts. Could have had those grow out of the whiney needy existance to a more mature one, but nope we will have no character progression other than a huge power increase in Vince and everyone around him. (Next Line is a mild spoiler) They go on an afternoon walk on the beach and while doing so conquer half of a county. Boaring.

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A long wait for a filler of a book

I didn't think another book would drop in the history of ever when it came to WW.
First off I'll just say the whole book is like an angsty mess that was rushed to bring about another book. I can't say i didn't hate the book but it was very straight forward and just steamrolled to the end on one plot line... conquer Spain...
Performance as always was top notch and my hope is the next book is more plot extensive.

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Will have to finish when less exasperated

If you disliked Steve drinking water to get stronger and nothing else you will hate this one, where people start coming back to life because Vince asks them nicely. Started out nice but quickly tripped on it's own end goals and all that's left is it's ass end.

Andrea really brought her full skill for this one, rolling rs and give amazing accents to the new region's people.

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well hopefully the next one

hopefully the next book will begin to bring things together. this feels rushed and the tone is gone that the first 3 books had. it's like you didn't go back and reread the actual series. although maybe that's what happens when you try to right a series for each character on that crumbling ship, seems great in theory, but in practice we just end up with photocopied ideas. you are one person trying to make all these people matter. as for the cringe sex scenes, idk what to say, it's just porn now. I skip them. hopefully I'm not the only one saying this, it's been years plural. time for the story to start syncing up before this newly discovered ineptitude ruins any chance we have left. also the idea of all those sexual partners just jiving, goes well beyond the realm of fantasy. it's just trite, no plot twist no back stabs, no humanity in anyone they all just want to be used. might need to see a therapist about your overwhelming need to put women into that light. not kink shaming just saying they all have that personality now what happens when they become aware of the construct that runners character appearance would seem to suggest. you can see I have questions and concerns and I would only have them if I felt a fondness for the story, which I have. it's just frustrating to wait for a let down.

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Keep them coming

Best universe of books ever! The story just keeps getting better and better. I am loving how they are all tying in!

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amazing as always

such a great series. I think this book is a little more light hearted then the previous books. Some more great new characters.

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It’s great.

I love this story and can’t wait until the next book. I hope the next book comes out soon.

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Got What I Expected | Power Fantasy

TL;DR: If you just finished the previous 3 books this should be little issue for you. If didn't consume this author's material for a long while, it's the same.

It has been a long time since I listened to the previous books and the crossover so I'm hazy on the details of them. I remember the general plot of the first few but that's not particularly difficult, this series doesn't have high expectations from me. Note that I consume and, subconsciously, compare media as much as soldiers march. Keep this in mind while reading this review.

There seems to be a substantial gap between the end of Waste 3 and here. Even taking the (one) crossover I know about that has a major impact there is a rushed feeling to the start until the book's task is set up. Once the task was set up, I guessed what the next steps would be and was disappointed that it was almost exactly as I expected. Some details were off but the general set was unsurprising. Characters see a thing happen and get mad about it. They commence to do something about it but it doesn't go to plan and has /consequences/. If you've read/listened to the previous you know the next steps.

Something that was good was that the characters all seemed consistent... to my memory. The author has really good notes, re-read their previous work, and/or wrote this close to Wastes 3 while everything was fresh. Some characters have development but it's surface level. The main character, I can't even remember his name he's so generic to me, is exactly what he was. Although, I've learned that's by design, probably.

This series is one I'd describe as, "turn your brain off, NSFW, power fantasy." This book is not any different, in that respect, from the previous in series and shouldn't be asked for more. I like this author(s) and most of their other series not because I think they're deep or engaging but the opposite. If I need a background sound that needs loose attention, this is my go to author.

Narration? A. Parsneau does a fine job of narrating, I have an expectation when I see her name attached, this one is no different. My expectation of AP is not of story quality but the genre and rating. She still has a flat generic male voice but I don't know many who can do a variety of the opposite sex. Those that can, this likely isn't something they'll support publicly.

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  • James glazier
  • 10-01-22

brilliant

absolutely fantastic loved every minute of this book can't wait for book 5 audiobook

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  • Shane Miller
  • 11-03-22

why not Australia? :(

loved it just wish they chose Australia to liberate (as Australian it would be a good to get some local love)