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Discover the class you were born to play.

Wren, a seasoned healer, is dismayed when Somnia Online automatically assigns her character, Murmur, to the Enchanter class. Determined to overcome the unexpected setback, she assembles her guild, intent on the coveted number-one spot. Twelve keys stand between her and victory, but finding them is only part of the puzzle. 

Armed with telepathic abilities, Murmur rises to the challenge. However, old rivals have followed her to Somnia Online desperate for revenge. Intricate quest lines become more dangerous as NPCs absorb powerful artifacts, and Murmur begins to wonder just what sort of AI controls the world. 

Murmur questions her sanity as the real and virtual worlds mesh together. Everyone is keeping secrets from her, even the AI, and Murmur’s determined to uncover them.

©2018 Katie Hanna (P)2018 Katie Hanna

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I absolutely loved this Lit-RPG...

I really didn't know anything about this book other, than that I've enjoyed other Lit-RPG books in the past, and that I know Andrea Parsneau is a fantastic narrator!
Currently I am at a point where I start a Lit-RPG with some trepidation. I've enjoyed them, but... well, isn't the trope kinda' played out? The answer, after listening to this book, is a resounding NO! I loved this vrmmorpg book! I just checked, and I see that the sequel has just been released in eBook, so now, at least I can continue reading... I seriously need to know what happens next!
As I suspected would be the case, Andrea Parsneau did a Bang-Up job! I'm gonna be recommending this book to all my friends...
If you like LitRPG's, or you're just trying one for the the first time, grab Initializing, sit back and enjoy!

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

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Lit RPG has another contestant!

If you haven’t read any Lit RPG or you are look for another great one to add to your collection stop looking and download now. This book has your great characters, awesome story arch, and the grind that all gamers love. Outside of the game world K.T. Has created you get invested on what happens “behind the curtain” and inside the world of Somnia the author brings a new world to a great prospective with exquisite detail. A must have. Keep em coming K.T.

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  • Erik
  • Champaign, IL
  • 08-07-18

The audiobook you we're born to listen to

I enjoyed this audidobook version of Somnia Online. the characters we're well acted and the story was fun to listen to, even for the second time.

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  • TU
  • 09-11-18

So good, need book 2!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I initially picked this book up because I am a huge fan of Andrea Parseanue as a narrator. In my opnion, she's one of, if not THE best female narrator on Audible. As a newly mented fan of the LitRPG genre, this was a no brainer. The best part is, it totally delivered. This was a great book with a cool premise and good game mechanics and story telling. Coupled with Andrea's narration, this is a must have for any fan of sci fi, fantasy and/or LitRPG.

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Meh.

I'm not sure how this is rated at 4.5 stars. I'm starting to feel like standards for the LitRPG genre are just lower.

This wasn't a bad story, it just really struggles to exciting. Virtually none of the side characters are developed, they are simply warm bodies that help and praise the MC. The bantering between group members is bland and despite it's almost constant presence, doesn't give you much insight to the personalities of those involved.

The blandness wasn't just limited to the side characters, even the game world seems boring and 2-dimensional. In one sentence of dialog the characters will praise the game's npc enemies for being so realistic and their use of tactics. In the very next paragraph the group will pull those same NPC enemies like you would in any traditional rpg. Shoot one of them and then break line-of-sight so they will blindly run off into the darkness chasing you, then kill them away from their reinforcements. Pretty much just keep repeating those actions (pull, break LoS, kill) and that's the short summary to the first 15 chapters.

Additionally, the "twist" won't be much of a twist to anyone who was even remotely paying attention to the first half of the book.

If you're looking for another LitRPG series like "The Land" or "Awaken Online" I think you will disappointed here. If you're just looking to kill some time, it's something to read.

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Can I give 10 stars?!?!

If I could give more stars for this AMAZING work of art, I would!! I found myself completely immersed in this book, wishing I could be immersed in Somnia Online for real. There were multiple times I thought, "What is truly going on here?" but I couldn't put a finger on it. When I did find out...wow!! That was NOT anywhere close to what I expected. I love this book and cannot wait for the next one!!!!!

*I requested this book and am voluntarily leaving this review

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I think my heart broke a little

fantastic absolutely amazingly wonderful I just don't know how to describe this book it was wow seriously just wow just loved it I think the sad parts in the book were so otentik and heartbreaking I just loved the storied idea everything about it was fantastic I can't wait for another book from this author it was amazing
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Damn Good Story And A+ Writing

I am a bit nervous about my next book, because counting this one, my last three LITRPGS have been amazing.

Original story line, well developed characters that cause you to get invested, great game mechanics, and nice twists.

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A good book with a nice twist

The weakest part of this book was the narrator who used a very annoying voice for the MC's best friend.
The story was well written. You knew something was going on from the beginning and it was slowly teased out throughout the book. That whole part could have proved more clues but it was still good.
The RPG elements were well done especially compared to books like TAMER.
I will be getting book 2 when it comes out.

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Amazing

absolutely loved it so sad its over cant wait for the next book such a huge twist in the end that causes the puzzle to suddenly fit so fantastic

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  • N K
  • 09-13-18

Andrea and KT do it again

Lovely book, Andrea kills the voices I've read the novel and listened to the book. Andrea has you enthralled with her vocal acumen and KT keeps you guessing on whats to come. This was a great listen, I couldn't put it down and was surprised at how long I had listened to it when it stopped. The action and adventure are well done, and Andrea portrays the emotions that you have come to expect from her.

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  • Aslanenlisted
  • 09-06-18

Fantastic! Brilliant story!

One of the few litrpg stories with a strong female Main character. Murmur is a brilliant driven protagonist adjusting to an unfamiliar class and proving she can excel... The narration is brilliant. all around fantastic!

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  • John
  • 09-13-18

Initializing

K. T. Hanna has done a awesome job with the writing of this book showing how talented as a Author her depth of her characters and stories and the Narrator Andrea Parsneau did a awesome job with the voices and narration of the great story 5 stars .