Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

goodreads logo

Short Synopsis
Vasily Mahanenko presents Book 1 of the Way of the Shaman series.

Full Synopsis
Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles—and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief. The only rule that attempted to regulate the game demanded that no player be allowed to feel actual pain.

But there's an exception to every rule. For a certain bunch of players, Barliona has become their personal hell. They are criminals sent to Barliona to serve their time. They aren't in it for the dragons' gold or the abundant loot. All they want is to survive the virtual inferno. They face the ultimate survival quest.

"The novel is read by Johnathan Yen who does an excellent job. He keeps the listener engaged." ---AudioBook Reviewer

"I love this story. . . . I had a lot of fun becoming part of Mahan’s struggle to serve his time, and survive his eight years in-game." ---One Book Two

Survival Quest

Author Vasily Mahanenko

Narrated by Jonathan Yen

Publication date Mar 15, 2016

Running time 11 hrs 25 min

Available Formats

Let us know!