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Would you listen to Orconomics: A Satire again? Why?
Yes, I absolutely would. I really enjoyed the Pratchett-like mash-up of high fantasy, personal story development, humor and meticulous world-building. Replay value will be high on this, as a) it is genuinely funny without being "comedy haha." b) The economics check out. Orconomics isn't just pithy titling- it's the underpinning and motivating force in this world (and in truth, in every world). c) Despite the fact that the characters are ostensibly D&D player characters rendered into literature, they all delightfully both display and break every trope in the book. They are also refreshingly multidimensional and unpredictable. I can't break down specifics about how and why without giving away major plot points you truly want to have unfold in proper order- so I'll just stop here and endorse with a much vaunted "5 out of 5 elephants."
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
made me laugh out loud numerous times. Had to set down the stuff I was doing while I was listening 'til I could continue.
Any additional comments?
As a card carrying fantasy nerd and classically trained economist, this book scratches multiple sweet spots for me. Bravo sirrah.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
I was hoping for a great book. I got a phenomenal one instead. The narrator is great, the writing is excellent, the characters feel real and have real problems. The economy is not ignored and plays a role in the story. It's well thought out and makes logical sense. Would definitely recommend.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
As a roleplayed I fully appreciated the characters & their higinks. A great story and well narrated, can't wait for book 2 to be released!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What a great idea, this is the way a high fantasy world would logically develop, much like our own. It's a version of the world I've never really found before and sounds like it comes straight from a very well thought out D&D game. I had a lot of fun listening to this, I even finished it in a couple of days. The story left me constantly wondering what was coming next or where everyone would end up and I wasn't disappointed. I can't wait until the sequel, I'll be buying it on release.
There are some chuckle-worthy moments and smart jokes but its the characters and story that will keep you coming back to finish this one. I'm currently listening again to see if I can capture any little details that I might have missed the first time and there's a quite a few funny little bits.
I highly recommend this book if you like fantasy but want something that brings something new and clever.
Different from the run of the mill fantasy, more realistic. Keeps you entertained for the whole book. Looking forward to the next one.
If you like it when your TTRPGs get a little silly, then you'll love this book.