As an avid Zero Punctuation fan I can say I went into this with more than a little bias, but even so I can't recommend this book enough. The writing and characters are all excellent and beyond expectation, from the main character Jim the death obsessed undead mage, to catatonic scantily clad barbarians every character in this story just oozes personality and the clever wit you can expect from Yahtzee Croshaw. Even the setting of the novel seems to come to life into its own deranged and possibly mentally unstable character that to me shows how much effort time and care was put into this one. 5 out of 5 across the board for Mogworld without a doubt.
I picked this up because it was from Yahtzee, and I didnt expect it to be this good. I literally just marathoned through the entire story and its better than I ever expected it to be. The story is innovative, the narration was fantastic, and I just had a good time the whole way through.
Born 28-Dec-1968 in Charlotte, NC. Married 17-Mar-1990 in Indian Trail, NC. I have two wonderful children. I'm disabled with nerve disorder called RSD.
This was an amazingly interesting and fun book. I'm hoping to find either more in this series or more like this one. I really liked to listen to it when I was feeling down. Even though the story was about dying (multiple times ), it made me laugh which improved my mood.
I'm gunna try really hard not to spoil this, so I'll keep this short. It's funny, performed by the author himself, and it's pokes fun at modern fiction and fantasy tropes. It's good fun and you'll probably like it.
Yahtzee's usual sardonic mannerisms are evident in this fantastic book, and then amplified by his delivery. It was engrossing, humorous, and the end will make you think a bit. Definitely worth picking up.
I'd say it was probably one of the better works overall. I give a lot of credence to the performance than just the book.
A refreshing take on the idea of lives within the digital boarders of a game.
Jim and/or Meryl.
I would defiantly listen again, it was a hilarious story with some great pacing and well read with a number of awesome character voices.
My favorite part was when the trio began to understand that they weren't in some Fantasy realm, but rather a computer game developed for others entertainment. Awesome change of pace with an very cool/modern concept and a great twist ending.
In the begging when Jim worked for Dread Grave, in his Death Castle. I greatly enjoyed the in-depth details of the un-deads life and activities in the Legion of the Necromancer. All in all funny and interesting to hear.
It made me laugh so hard at some points just a hilarious, and thought provoking story. All in all a very good listen well worth my time.
I can't wait to listen to Jam by Yahtzee. If it's anything like MogWorld it going to be awesome! Such a great story teller, speaker and author. Just all together awesome.
I absolutely loved this story. Not only was it humorous and against the grain of common tropes, but the voices done by Yahtzee Croshaw are a great addition that makes you feel like you're living in the world. I would recommend this to all of my friends, even to those who aren't gamers. From start to finish, a great read. Especially for those who love a wry sarcastic wit.