Play to Live
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  • 1
    AlterWorld: Play to Live, Book 1 | D. Rus

    AlterWorld: Play to Live, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2245)
    Performance
    (2111)
    Story
    (2109)

    A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs.

    One Of The Best Books I Have

    (I am not going to give a synopsis of the story because you can look at the description and the other review and get some good ones)
    These days i..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2015 by Steven (OPELIKA, AL, United States)
  • 2
    The Clan: Play to Live, Book 2 | D. Rus

    The Clan: Play to Live, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1387)
    Performance
    (1293)
    Story
    (1290)

    Once a seasoned gamer, Max has cheated fate, swapping his dying body for an immortal avatar in the world of sword and sorcery MMORPGs. He joins the ranks of a new race of people: perma players, forever stuck in the virtual castles and cities of AlterWorld. Now they have to obey the ever-changing rules of their new home while learning to live together in peace, love, and justice. But freedom and immortality are a poisoned chalice. Some of Max's new friends crave power; others become traitors and spies.

    Fantastic

    This is really an unsung series on Audible. Totally impressed. I just devoured the second book in virtually one sitting (started it last night). Gr..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2016 by Charles (USA)
  • 3
    The Duty: Play to Live, Book 3 | D. Rus

    The Duty: Play to Live, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1142)
    Performance
    (1070)
    Story
    (1071)

    The perma players' new reality gains depth and color. The virtual world has seen its first birth - and its first death. The invisible umbilical cord connecting AlterWorld to Earth grows thinner, and even the Fallen One cannot prevent the looming catastrophe. Could Max have ignored the Russian girl who'd just escaped slavery in a virtual China? Could he have turned a deaf ear to her pleas as the desperate fugitive clutched at straws on hearing her native tongue?

    Good, But Getting Weird...

    So. I'm clipping through this series extremely quickly, just about a book a day- that should tell folks a lot about how engaging it is. I was rapidl..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 07 2016 by Charles (USA)
  • 4
    Inferno: Play to Live, Book 4 | D. Rus

    Inferno: Play to Live, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1416)
    Performance
    (1333)
    Story
    (1330)

    The fabric of reality is bursting at the seams. The gnolls' negotiators are knocking at the gates of the Kremlin. Ancient half-forgotten gods take on a new lease on life as AlterWorld's avatars. A spark of the Creator's almighty will is still alive in the hearts of millions of players, obeying the impulses of their faith and knowledge while reshaping the Universe to suit their unspoken needs. Initially AlterWorld came complete with infernal planes. So how about confronting a few demons?

    please more :)

    please begin making so many more of this series added on to audible I would kill for more :) I love his series lol

    Reviewed on November 02 2015 by Blake ()
  • 5
    The Battle: Play to Live, Book 5 | D. Rus

    The Battle: Play to Live, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (889)
    Performance
    (823)
    Story
    (820)

    The Russian cluster. The ground shakes as the enemy approaches. The angered gods frown as they look down from the sky. Intelligence agencies are locked in a brutal fight. Hundreds of thousands of sentient beings happily slaughter each other. This is no longer a game quest nor a petty fight between clans over some land rich in resources. This is war! A war of civilizations, religions, and all the dimensions of the world.

    Very disappointing, sadly....
    Reviewed on July 20 2016 by Adam B Winters ()
  • 6
    The War: Play to Live, Book 6 | D. Rus

    The War: Play to Live, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (630)
    Story
    (626)

    The magic flames are raging. Blades are melting. Souls are reduced to ashes in the fury of battle. The grand finale of the war for the First Temple is upon us. The last trump cards have been played, the reserves are all exhausted, and even the gods have engaged in the plebeian fight. The universe is on the point of collapse. Broken are the chains that hold the worlds together. The icy waters of the Baltic cool the scorching sands of the Frontier.

    More AlterWorld

    I waited to listen to “The War,” and “The Battle,” after reading some of the negative reviews, I think the lag time between the fourth release and..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2016 by D (corona, ca United States)
  • 7
    The Ultimation: Play to Live, Book 7 | D. Rus

    The Ultimation: Play to Live, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
    Performance
    (470)
    Story
    (465)

    The magic flames are raging. Blades are melting. Souls are reduced to ashes in the fury of battle. The grand finale of the war for the First Temple is upon us. The last trump cards have been played, the reserves are all exhausted, and even the gods have engaged in the plebeian fight. The universe is on the point of collapse. Broken are the chains that held the worlds together. The icy waters of the Baltic cool the scorching sands of the Frontier.

    I guess it's over?

    I'm glad I got some sort of closure to the series but in my opinion this boom felt extremely rushed. I mean, previous books managed to go on for page..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2016 by Ryan ()