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Overlord, Vol. 1

By: Kugane Maruyama,so-bin
Narrated by: Chris Guerrero
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Summary

For 12 years, the virtual world of Yggdrasil has served as the playground and battlefield for the skeletal lord Momonga and his guild of fellow monsters, Ainz Ooal Gown. But the guild's glory days are over, and the game is shutting down permanently. When Momonga logs in one last time just to be there when the servers go dark, something happens - and suddenly, fantasy is reality. A rogues' gallery of fanatically devoted NPCs is ready to obey his every order, but the world Momonga now inhabits is not the one he remembers. The game may be over, but the epic tale of Ainz Ooal Gown is only beginning....

©2012 Kugane Maruyama (P)2021 Yen Audio

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Narrator's the voice actor of Momonga

in the angles ah dub. Fantastic performance Chris, might actually watch the show in English now.

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amazing story and read by the dub lead VA, 10/10

hearing lord Ainz read the Overlord story is just perfect. even if you do not like dubs, please give it a try

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Bone Daddy is amazing

All hail the bone daddy, and his most beautiful bone daddy voice, it was delightful to listen to

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hope they release more soon , it was a fun listen

it's my favourite Issekai so just had to listen to the audiobook and I wasn't disappointed ^-^

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Love the Momonga Voice

An awesome book and a great job overall with narration, but the narrator needs to branch out a bit. some of the voices were rather similar.

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Overlord is Pretty Good

As a fan of fantasy novels, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I believe that, despite the lack of content in this edition, there will be more in the following books, and it contains fantastic political detail in comparison to some other novels I can think of. The Magic, while simple, is done well, and the book does a good job of describing the characters to provide an in-depth description. While the story may be slow at times, it makes up for it in sheer quality and detail.

The narrator, on the other hand, is a fantastic, trained, and possibly one of the best choices for this book, as the original English Dubbed voice actor for the Anime TV Show. He perfectly voices Ainz, but every now and then I get confused about who is Ainz and who just has a deep/old voice. However, the minor flaw has no bearing on Chris's overall performance.

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Americans can't pronounce words properly

I have read the Overlord light novels several times and wanted to try out the audiobooks but good lord the reader is absolutely dreadful. Not only can he not pronounce names correctly the voices he makes for the characters are terrible. Going to go back to reading the books to cleanse my mind.

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a long wait but the narrator disappointed

the narrator needs to use different voices for other characters, it become impossible to tell which character is talking when there's a back and forth between Ainz and Gazef.

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love it, start to finish, need the others asap,

after wanting the anime some of the voices seemed off to me (obviously) but I think he did an outstanding job

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Finally

After reading the ln, I'm happy that it exists in this form.
I can listen to it during work or driving. Would recommend even if you read the lns.

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