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Changing Faces

New Game Minus, Book 1
By: Sarah Lin
Narrated by: Bryan G. Lamb
Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bloodwraith thought of himself as an effective villain, until a single adventurer destroyed his entire lair. With his last breath, he switched bodies with the adventurer and discovered that his world was built on lies. Alien beings from another dimension were using his world as a game...and now, he was one of them.  

The problem is, Bloodwraith has no experience being an adventurer. He was a mage, but his new body is only good at hitting things. He relied on undead minions, but now, he has no choice but to depend on other people. And worst of all, strange boxes are constantly appearing in his vision, describing the world in unfamiliar, nonsensical terms.  

Taking over the world is off the table because the alien gods might be watching. To survive, Bloodwraith will need to learn the truth about himself and his world. That means acting like an adventurer, at least for now.

©2018 Sarah Lin (P)2019 Sarah Lin

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Fun listen

I'm always a fan of a refreshing POV. A NPC being the MC isn't necessarily an original idea but it's way less common then the alternative in the litrpg genre. The book is well written with good action, game dynamics, and a little humor. You dont feel overwhelmed by stats at the end of the chapters like so many other books, which I'm not a fan of ( and neither is the MC). An interesting quirk in the book is that it contains a bit of romance; nothing over the top but it gives the characters a little extra depth. Overall this book is a solid option if your looking to kill sometime between more popular titles.

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Couldn't put it down

I don't normally like awful protagonists. And Bloodwraith, once second in command to the dearly departed dark lord, is a bad person. Or was. Now he's stuck in the body of heroic barbarian and he's feeling something that he would shudder to hear called empathy or a conscience.

There's a great deal of humour in Bloodwraith's situation. It's an awful lot of fun seeing him struggle both with unfamiliar RPG mechanics and being a hero alike. He has two companions - a kind and ever cheerful dwarf fighter, and a glitched tutorial level NPC - who are fantastic characters in their own right. And Bloodwraith slowly grew on me as he slowly grows from a two-dimensional moustache-twirling villain into a genuine, feeling human being.

I marathoned this novel - I honestly couldn't stop listening, curious what new circumstances, dangerous or hilarious or both, that Sarah Lin would throw Bloodwraith into. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel.

Bryan G. Lamb does a great job of the narration, which is both clear and well-acted. Though, as this is a self-published work, it was not recorded in a professional sound studio, and so there are sometimes (faint) background noises and other mostly minor issues.

TW: Discussion of rape, one incident of attempted rape

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Super

Ok, i was relectunt to get it at first but had 1 credit and couldnt find some other stuff interisting (got a lot of books already hehe). Now i have this one and it was worth it!!!! The caracter developing is incredible, story fun and interesting, very happy i got it and hope book 2 comes in fast. Tkx for a great book

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Awesome!

What a wonderful read! I'm a female litrpg fan, and this just became one of my favorite series. This book has all the good stuff like character development and plot progression without any harem dynamics. In fact, I don't think I've ever read another book in this genre where romance was portrayed with more tact or skill. I mean, the fact that an evil lord of the undead is a better person than the hero who nearly defeated him is hilarious, if hardly surprising.

I also loved the mystery of the world and I can't wait to learn more about how it all works! I'm super excited for the next book!

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Fun story, Fantastic narrator

A Great start to a Litrpg with a unique spin. I enjoy the main character, his interactions with those around him and his view on things. The conflicts were fun and the stats and numbers were wonderfully to the point and amusingly shoved aside at times by the mc. The narrator was amazing and his voice is what made this mc standout in my mind compared to other series. Im excited to see what comes next!

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Fun adventure. Can't wait for book 2

At first I thought I wouldn't like this book because I'm not too fond of the litrpg genre, but i'm glad I stuck with it! The story is intriging and the characters are fun and interesting! I can't wait for book 2!

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One of the best books I have ever read

In short: Listen to the sample, it is pretty much what you get. Everything about this book is up to that standard: The humour, world, characters, performance, story, themes, and so forth.

If you like the sample, get the book. You won't regret it.

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nice spin on the little story

this was a really nice sin on the litrpg formula which was well written and entertaining. A good story no complaints anywhere.

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Not too bad.

story is ok, nothing new really, but it was well executed. The narrator is ok as well, but had occasional background noises like car engines, could improve on his female voices. Overall not a bad first try 3.5 stars, if you have an extra credit to burn and not waiting for anything else ok to give it a shot.

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has the it Factor

not without its problems but those are few and light. very enjoyable. humorous author. excellent narrator. recommended

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 02-21-19

cant wait after next one............

Very similar to "Life Reset" by Shemer Kuznits, one of my favourite litrpgs of all time. If you liked that book, then surely you'll love this one. The writing is excellent, it's got great dialogue, marvellous characters and gripping storyline. I had a fun-filled weekend with this one.

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  • G. P. Brown
  • 03-19-19

Fun LitRPG!

In a lot of ways this was a LitRPG fantasy with a classic feel to it. It was set in a typical RPG style world and followed the RPG game set-up fairly faithfully. Where it excelled was in its character development and in the fact that the slight twist in the unusual nature of the main character added a bit of humour to the story that made the stats we got a bit more tolerable than usual. It really helped that the main character was as outraged by their presence as the reader!

All in all I found this story pretty engaging and cannot wait to listen to more of Bloodwraith's adventures as he seeks to grow his power and to find out more about the strange invaders to his world.

I was not a giant fan of Bryan G. Lamb's narration. My initial reaction to him was pretty negative but I'm glad I stuck it out as he did grow on me and in the end I feel he did a decent job. He was particularly good voicing Bloodwraith but did struggle a bit with the secondary characters especially the female ones.

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  • lee harmsworth
  • 03-03-19

A different angle.

The narration made the audible story very enjoyable, the story line was entertaining and look forward to the sequel.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-19

Great performance

This was my first litrpg. It was a fun listen but a bit confusing. This is probably more because I am new to this genre, people who are into litrpg will likely love it. Really great performance from the narrator.