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Endless Fantasy Online: The Phoenix Kingdom

A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1
Narrated by: David Neilsen
Series: Endless Fantasy Online, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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Lucas "Luke" Patterson, an ordinary geeky college student, gets a summer job at Vortex Industries. His summer job is to test a new virtual reality game using the Vortex Capsule, a machine capable of fully immersing you into virtual reality.  

His first session is life-changing, and he quickly becomes engrossed in a new fantasy world. Things are going great until a rogue hacking group attacks the servers that host the game, trapping all the players inside. Things get even worse when a dark force gains power and have sinister plans for Endless Fantasy Online.  

Can Luke and his new friends survive the dark forces that are on the rise? Will he, and the other players, be able to cope with the fact that they can't return to Earth? Will Vortex Industries find the hacking group responsible and save the players?  

Find answers to all of this and more in Endless Fantasy Online: The Phoenix Kingdom!

©2019 Devin Auspland (P)2019 Devin Auspland

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Great Story

First, I was given a copy of this for an honest review. This story was well made, and it avoids some of the tropes of its genre (Harem LitRPGs looking at you). The characters were all believable and fun to get to know. There were a few mess ups with the actual Audiobook where the app stumbles a few times to get past some error (at the end of Chapter 17). I genuinely look forward to more from this Author. Only a few other writers have given me this much of a good yarn. Kevin Hearne and Michael Scott Earle, are both quite similar in satisfaction. If you like either of those Authors, you are bound to like this.

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Something new

Taking a bit of a new look on LitRPG. the plot was interesting and did see some hints of the manga culture. most of my Audibles have been LitRPG, of which I enjoy immensely, this seems a different approach from the usual getting into a pod and playing to prove yourself or isekaied.
In short, it's a fun and interesting listen and something you give a chance

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Great start to the adventure

Excellent start to a new LitRPG book. The story works great as a stand alone so those who might not normally be into a LitRPG story can ignore the stats without being too lost or missing anything major.
My only complaint is the MC, who claims to be a gamer, occasionally seems to be a bit clueless with some common MMORPG components.

Other than that *MINOR* issue this is an excellent boot. I just with it was longer :)

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Fun story

It was a good story. The characters were fun and worked together on their quests and leveling. I'll be getting the next book when it comes out too

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Good start

I enjoyed the story very much and I'm looking forward to the next book

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fantasy they way it was meant to be!

a very fast-paced, page turning story. author uses his vast knowledge of this genre to create engaging, well-rounded characters. can't wait to read next volume!

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great addition to the genre

I loved it, it's one of those where the mc has great potential and lots of luck but he dosen't realize it. the narrator was good, first time listening to him and really enjoyed it, definitely one to add to my list of narrator. story line is ur typical get stuck in a virtual reality game, but a little different as well, enough so that I enjoyed it and cant wait till the 2nd book to come out, def one to add to the wish list

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simply awesome

can't wait for the next one! left it with just enough of a cliffhanger that you really want more.

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Fun Book

I really enjoyed this one. It is a true LITRPG It's going to be a fun series I can't wait for the next one. Keep them Coming Devin.

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Awesome MC and badass NPC’s


I admit it. I’m a geek. A nerd etc. I love fantasy novels. I love LITRPG novels. All that being said, some are better than others. This is one of those stories. Like many of the LITRPG stories it starts with a VR game, in this case it’s in beta testing. And of course the beta testers get trapped inside the game. I know seen it before but that’s what these are all about. In this case it was hacked and invaded by a group of player killers whose guild is called the crimson shadow. They ally themselves with the in game baddy who may be more than they can handle and who may do worse to them then they do to others...so our MC is trapped like the rest and has to make the best of the situation. This means leveling up, teaming up, building up and learning as much as possible about this gaming world. So we have a great storyline. A great game mechanic. Some seriously badass NPC’s. A wonderful and unique character tree for development. Add to this cool and unique weapons and titles. SPOILER, who wouldn’t want a weapon that basically gives them Wolverine’s claws. Overall a really great game/story which is what LITRPG is all about. I can’t wait to see where this all leads and what other cool stuff is in store for them all. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Brandon
  • 11-04-19

good book, recommend read narrator ruined it

the book itself was good, had good character development, its fair share of twists and turns that kept me interested. the one thing I could not stand though was the narrator, the best way to describe his style is one of those old time radio announcers, and his voices for some of the characters, ex a certain female(no spoilers) made me cringe, if the story wasn't so good not sure if I would have been able to make it through it.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 10-24-19

Familiar setup executed well

It is a very common trope of litrpgs books for the main character to get stuck in the game and it is used again in the first book of this series, luckily though the book is not hampered by opting for the familiar as a starting point and proceeds strongly with an entertaining story that is helped by a strong supporting cast that nicely supplements the likeable main character. Individually, the cast may not have quite as much depth as will be the case once we get to later books, but work well together as a whole and provide some of the typical character types that would be recognisable to longterm mmo gamers.

The narration is generally good, but could benefit from a slightly larger range of tones for the baddies to make them a little more distinctive, on the whole though it definitely enhances the book.

Overall, an enjoyable read in it's own right and a strong opener to this series too, I will be interested in seeing any sequels to it.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Jay Freeman
  • 10-07-19

An exciting and rewarding adventure

I quite often I go back to a book I have finished months or even years later, but never have I wanted to go back to page 1 as soon as I have finished a story. Endless Fantasy Online gripped me from the start, right through to the end without becoming stale anywhere. The story is well thought out, growing with intensity at a steady pace. The character development was smooth, and the interaction between characters felt natural rather than forced or jaded.

Those of you who are new to the Role Playing genre of books, or Virtual Reality will be rewarded with an explanation of the concepts of the genre that are explained as the story progresses. These explanations are introduced throughout and become a natural part of the story rather than feeling forced. Those of you who are experienced with this genre, will feel comfortable with these explanations as they form part of the natural character progression that is familiar with this genre.

The narration is wonderful, each character has his or her own voice and accent that becomes immediately identifiable. There is enough emotion that you feel immersed and form a certain bond with the characters.

The only downside to this, is that I immediately want to listen to the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-19

Soo good

I really like this one I can wait for the next installment and the narrator is brilliant really makes the characters feel alive

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  • Ian
  • 09-30-19

very enjoyable

surprisingly I really enjoyed this book, a good start to what could be a great serise.
good world building and characters.
Luke is very likeable and his growth isn't to unbelievable, with a little help from npc's.
The narration is superb.
I'd deffinatly recommend it

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  • Robert F.
  • 09-24-19

VRMMO LitRPG done right

Very talented narrator. The story doesn't focus too much on reality and VR tech explanations, which I prefer. There also is no forced life or death stakes respawns are unlimited but unpleasant, again IMO I find that good in the VRMMO LitRPG genre. The game mechanics are well considered and integrate well into the narrative. The story is engaging and the characters are likeable, the relationships with NPCs are well done and serve a good purpose in the narrative. The pet class does set this apart from many other books in the genre and without that I would say it is good but a bit generic, however the class system is kind of unique and interesting and the initial emphasis on crafting/professions really helps EFO stand out.
If you enjoy the litRPG genre then I would recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-23-19

A pretty nice book

The book follows a lot of litrpg book plots but it was still a lot of fun to listen to. I recommend you buy this book