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What happens when you can't log out?
Virtual Reality was once just a dream, but now it's a trending technological advancement that has completely changed our world. Gamers rejoice as a company called Gate releases one of their new products. The company is well known for its massive VRMMORPG's and many other technological advancements. This time they are up to something different. The company now seeks to employ players in the VR space and fully submerge them for an extended period of time.
The joy of the players that signed up to work for the company quickly turns to terror as they discover that Gate is not what it seems to be, and their lives are in grave danger. They learn that if they die in the new VR space Gate created for them, they die in real life. To make matters worse the log-out option was mysteriously removed.
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A good read for Gamer Mavens
If you spend a great deal of your time in some type of Alternative Reality then you are likely to enjoy this book.
The Narrator does his best in presenting the material.
The book is not totally original but it is entertaining.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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- Ray Johnson
When you don't want to plug in, but have to
There are several minor things that brought down the story for me a little. First, Gisi really does an OK job, narrating. He didn't do an awful job, but he certainly didn't blow mw away. FOr example, there are multiple character POV's. One is a female, now when he read the POV of the Indian worker he did it entirely in his voice, but for the female he only spoke in a feminine voice when she spoke. I listen to a lot of audible books, and it was hard for me to follow whose point of view it was because of this. It think in brought the story down. On that note, I think that if you are going to do a POV tale, it really should just be one person's POV. More than two is overwhelming, distracting, and unnecessary. That is the problem with first person stories. You can pull that off easily in third person, but not first so if you plan on going into a story with multiple characters all having a shot in the spotlight then you probably want to stay in third person.
The story itself isn't bad, and it moves along nicely, with some nasty stuff going on behind the scenes of a large VR company. The female protagonist joins the Gateway group to make enough money for her to retire on, and her boyfriend objects. They break up, she gets into trouble, and he goes into VR to save her in spite of the fact that he hates VRand has barely ever played any kind of game. This probably works a lot better in the written form, as I just could not get into Gisi's narration. I try to be open minded, but even when he tried to do various voices they were only on an adequate level. Sorry, but that is how I feel about it. He needs more practice. Given tme I think he could be great. So, come for the story and over look the voice it is only mildly distracting. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.
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Decent attempt at new litrpg/gamelit
This was a decent attempt but I feel like the short length of this book definitely hurt it. It needs some more fleshing out and development to separate it from all the other lit RPGs out there. I didn't really get much from Gisi's performance and like other reviews stated, he just needs more range and experience because this wasn't very captivating. all in all a decent book but didn't blow me away.
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion