• Chronicles of Ethan Complete Series

  • A LitRPG / GameLit Fantasy Adventure
  • By: John L. Monk
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (491 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Retirement means immortality. Immortality means adventure. Life begins at 70.

Running on the world's fastest quantum computer is a very special game: one where retirees leave their flesh-and-blood lives in search of endless adventure. Weapons, spells, gold, experience points.... These are the marks by which life is now measured.

Ethan Crane wants none of it. In fact, he never wanted to retire at all, let alone play a game for all eternity. But now he's on a mission to find his wife - a wife he just discovered is still alive and inside the game.

Nothing will stop him from reaching her. Not even himself.

Buy the three-book boxed set today to listen to John L. Monk's Mythian, Hard Mode, and Karma's Touch!

©2020 John L. Monk (P)2020 Mountaindale Press

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Vanilla LitRPG in book 1 and 2, but do not read 3.

This is actually the first book I've ever written a rewiev for, and I decided to do it because the current reviews here does not reflect the quality of this book well. It's a very vanilla LitRPG with all the tropes you can expect at this point. This would have been ok had it not been for the main storyline and the MCs relationship to his wife. Book 1 and 2 are plain enough and I enjoyed some parts. However, by book 3 everyone is thoroughly holding the stupid-bag and the most cringe-inducing drama I've ever heard takes front and center stage. I had to put it down. If you still find this book peeks your interest, I would recommend listening to book 1 and 2, then tell yourself that you've finished it. You cannot unhear the cringe in book 3. Seriously. It's THAT bad.

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Silly gaming world

I expected a man looking for his wife in a virtual world... Instead I got was a lot of talk about lives, points, etc... I really tried getting in to the story... Definitely not for me... I listen to about a third of the book... Could not take it anymore...

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Great buy - great books

I bought and read the books in "wrong" order and started with Underpowered Howard and didn't realize those are connected at first. To my surprise and huge delight, these are really good. A very good story, none or atleast not noticable, useless fillers, great humor, great performance by Travis, a nice touch of romance and a lot of epic fighting and really really good RPG-theme.

The deal of three books in one credit is perfect, the stand alone books are a little too pricey for my taste so this concept works really good and the cliffhangers in the end of the first books isn't the slightest annoying because of this.

So not only do I recommend this book but also the sequel (it can easily be read as a stand alone) about Underpowered Howard. As a series it has a great conclusion, really satisfying end which makes one feel really good after reading it... that is sadly a bit rare but John does it correct and soooo good.

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fun and good plot twists

this was very fun to listen to and never would have guessed some of the many turns this takes. I also love a good underdog story. I really enjoyed the representation depression due to loss that is so wonderfully realized. I would say more but I dont want to give away some of the best bits.

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Awesome

I’ve been trying to write my own LitRPG for a while now, ever since I found out about it. I’ve listened to maybe 40 or 50 LITRPGs and I have to say this box set was great! Sure there are a lot of twists and turns in it but that’s RPGs are known for. The main character is someone who was basically against gaming all together and saved his gamer of a wife by using video game. Not everyone is super smart about games, the MC wasn’t either but he still came out on top. I loved the progression from the king of noobs to basically god mode. The balance behind everything was amazing. If something was broken the they would lose something other than their life. For a starter series and maybe as a really good pass time while your at the office or playing Skyrim. I highly recommend this book.

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Worth the read!

At first I wasn’t sure if I would like this series, but I found myself listening every chance I could. The author is funny and loves to pick on the online gaming system as a whole. I found myself laughing and just really enjoying Ethan and Rita’s story! Like always Travis Baldree did a wonderful job narrating. He has a way of bringing the characters to life.

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Loved it

I listened to all three books in the series in two days. It was that good. This is a story about the nature of true love compared to a romance set in a game world.

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More than just a great LITRPG/ GAME LIT

This is a great story, it's a great LITRPG but more than that it's a great love story. Not a romance, but actual realistic love.

A minor quibble in that I would have more time getting to know melody but it's not her story and I felt like I could understand her actions and her motives, so we got what we needed.

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awesome listen

John L. Monk has written an amazing LitRPG series and the performance by Travis Baldree brings it to vivid life. if you are a fan of Mountiandale Press (and you should be) this is another gem in their Treasury.

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I really liked this book. I couldn't stop listening. I would definitely read this again over and over again.

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  • Sean
  • 07-03-20

Amazing

The story is fantastic and I was sad when it ended as I wanted to be lost in that world for much longer. As three separate books they may be a little on the short side but as a whole collection they make for an epic romp through a well crafted world.
The MC has no idea on what he is getting himself into most of the time and messes a lot of things up but it all seems to twist and come good in the end. The other characters are well written and you do start to feel for some of them as the harsh world keeps getting them down.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who likes GameLit but also anyone who has any interest in future tech fantasy like Vr worlds.
To finish I would like to say that the narrator Travis Baldree does an amazing job at bringing the characters to life and is easy to listen to.

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  • AJAS
  • 05-19-20

Brilliant

I received this series after winning a competition, however, I had already purchased and listened to the first book in the series and was going to buy the others anyway - thy are that good. But lucky me I won a free copy!!!

These books are brilliantly written and keep you engaged and thinking throughout. I enjoyed the pace, the world of Mythian and the careful attention to detail each character received. The story is very engaging and twists and turns nicely.

Well worth investing in, you will undoubtedly read again and again.

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  • Josh
  • 06-21-21

a good segway set

not the greatest. but still a very enjoyable time.
a different take on the real to virtual transfer.

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