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Our future. Noncitizens and individuals of low social standing can only find work in one place: the virtual world of Disgardium. And that might mean mining ore; it could just as well mean cleaning pigsties or washing dishes in a tavern, but that's about as glamorous as it gets.  

Fifteen-year-old schoolboy Alex has dreams of working as a space guide. All he can think about is the stars, but life gets in the way, and now his only path to achieving that goal is through the game.

©2019 Dan Sugralinov; English translation copyright 2019 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2019 Tantor

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Always a pleasure!

I am so glad I took a chance with Sugralinov. His stories are so grounded in hyper-realism. I can feel like I can relate to what his protagonists are going through, the world they live in, the challenges they face. So when they are overcoming their challenges their solutions and reactions make sense to me. Not many authors have this talent, as a result other works come off a disconnected and artificial. I have yet to be disappointed with Sugralinov and can't recommend him enough if you are looking for a little maturity with your litrpg.

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Simply Awesome!!!

Can’t wait for the next book... literally, I want to listen to the next book now.

Dan Sugralinov knows what he’s doing in this genre.

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Love it.

I just love this book. Can't wait for the next book. Great work as always.

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a decent litrpg with a repulsive mc

The main character is a real piece of work. he's not evil or overboard, but he ditches friends and is mercenary with others feelings. he knows to feel bad at doing these actions, but is still casually cruel to the one friend he's had his whole life. she even tries to get into his new hobby, but he ditches her for basically nothing.

It's actions like these that make him unlikable, and made me drop the rating so much. A decent litrpg with a bad human being at it's front and center.

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excellent start

Wow great book exciting polls you in fast with the MC and his whole story try it out its worth it

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Outstanding

I listen to book upon boob upon book. Some books I enjoy some I do not. It has been a while since I found one that I enjoyed the narrator and the story so much. I look forward to the next ... soon I hope ..

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Infuriating and poorly written

I got through the whole book, and I was angry the entire time. Before I start, I am aware this was translated from Russian, and I know Russia has a very blunt/mean/brutally honest culture, and I personally know several Russian natives.

That being said, almost none of these characters are likable, or seem realistic. MC Alex teams up with a group of people that initially go out of their way to harass him. Alex genuinely has zero reason to trust them, as they've shown only to think of themselves first. Alex thinks of them as good friends when they've given him every reason not to trust them. He is their friend not because they care about Alex, but because he is USEFUL; which they will be heavily incentivized to stab him in the back.

Everyone is needlessly cruel, watchful, and suspicious of Alex, who has built his identity as the exact opposite. Boring. Seriously, EVERYBODY SUCKS, FOR NO REASON. The casual, absent minded cruelty that most people exhibit is nauseating.

Idk whats going on with Eve, she seems like one of the VERY few decent people in this depressing world, but the author and Alex have zero respect for her, and treat her like a leech.

The game, dear God this awful game. It's even more imbalanced and greedy than Elder Scrolls Online. It's a massive slog to earn exp or currency at all without first seeding your character with money from the real world. If I have a rough understanding of what things are worth, a copper is about a penny, a silver is a dollar, a gold is 10 dollars. I cant be sure because this is one of the MANY things that are not explained well, if at all.

Several hours of unskilled labor to earn 2 cents, and an exp point, 1/400 to level up i think? Nothing can be easily killed without equipment, and doing purely social quests would take one roughly a thousand hours to get a CHEAP knife. Alex laments his problems getting exp or money of any kind, but he can EASILY solve this problem by paying even $5 for in game currency, which would give him a foot hold.

Alex keeps crying poverty, but clearly has a decent life and has seen real poverty up close and personal. The game is structured as Pay to win, and the rich keep getting richer. A decent character can easily make enough to live on by level 10, with infinite opportunity for growth, but not for noncitizens, just because.

Irritating, frustrating, bad and unlikable characters, nonsensical choices, a teenager that survives on 3 hours of sleep consistently, very bad game design, depressing, bad friends, human exploitation; these are the ingredients chosen to make this infuriating story.

Maybe Russian novels aren't for me, maybe there's something I missed, maybe I'm wrong, whatever. Dan's Level Up series was great. Either way, this trash has taken up enough of my time and energy.

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this fantasy is a reality

love the way you feel like you are in this book i instantly bought the next 2 and pre ordered 3rd to be out on 7.31 love this series will look for many more from this author driving truck coast to coast 14 hrs a day books like this keep me immersed in a life i love while doing the job i love.

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Almost

I'm sorry too say I almost quit this book.
it has a ruff start and as a gamer made me so mad I just about gave up on it.
But hang in there it becomes a decent story.

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this book is incredibly average

this book just feels meh. the writing, the story, the progression, it can all be summarized as meh.

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