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Publisher's Summary

What was once virtual, is now reality.

Trapped in the middle of an alien invasion, Logan James, a down-on-his-luck dollar store cashier, discovers there’s only one way out...

Compete in an alien-imposed game, a global battle royale called the Melee.

Forced to fight with his best friend Dwayne and a cute cashier named Alicia, he finds that the rules are simple: battle against the other participants and an army of the galaxy’s worst monsters and villains, level up, amass experience points and loot, and use any means necessary to reach the center of the Earth in 19 days.

Hundreds of people will live.

Hundreds of millions will die.

©2019 Wyatt Savage (P)2019 Wyatt Savage

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not bad

god this mc is stupid. I mean really dumb, over not bad typical game lit type of thing.

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Oh my gosh it’s raining spiders!

My friend told me about this book so I had to give it a try and I am absolutely blown away not only by the amazing narrating but the storyline kept me hooked the entire. The story, about a young man’s journey and the new friends he makes along the way quickly leaves the listener biting their nails in anticipation of what the next page has in store. Narrated most likely by some kind of voice God, the story is a must listen to! . 10 out of 10 stars. My ears and my heart will never be the same.

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Really excellent read, unique litrpg book

This is really excellent book. The narration was spot on and the characters and plot were well developed. The story involves a main character who’s caught up in a global battle royale game imposed after an alien invasion. The MC has to team up with his friends, discover abilities they never had, and find a way to level up while trying to uncover a way to overthrow the aliens. The characters were likable and the action was intense and well-choreographed. Strongly recommend this unique litrpg book.

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great performance, shoddy writing

While the performance of the text was very well-done (emotionally believable, easily-differentiated character voices, not overburdened by authorial word choice), the story itself could have been far better-executed.

The concept is fantastic--alien oppressors have come to pit humanity against itsel in a race to the center of the world,, and they've brought their own toys to play with as well! The possibilities are endless!

The execution on the other hand is ham-fisted, rife with unnecessary expletives & deus ex machina, and lacking in believable character development.

I have high hopes for this author's future, but this showing could perhaps have seen some more time at the editor's desk.

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tolerable.

poor vocal range from the narrator, no differentiating between characters. poor pacing from narrator. character interactions were inorganic and forced. interesting premise, poor execution. half decent world building. characters were weak and half formed. The story is about a young man’s journey with the new friends he makes along the way as they work to face the new reality imposed on them by an alien race that pits humanity against itseltf. mc is the least intelligent mc I've ever come across even taking into account the alleged brain injury and such he has. stereotyping abound, subtle racism and overt misogyny. will be deleting this book immediately. definitely not a repeat read.

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Great story

A little slow opening but overall good. Even though I can accept his mental limitations his friends are idiots when it comes to the changes around them. haven't they played video games? Watch Dr Who? I feel like at least one of them should have been a geek. Also there is too much patience with the main character. personally I would have been screaming at him for not trying to troubleshoot or research the game in the beginning to avoid the dumbest questions during a major crisis.

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very predictable

the narrator's black guy voice is the worst as well as the stereotypical personality the black man has.

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cool premise and believable characters

Narrator did an great job bringing this story to life. I picked up the series on Kindle after listening.

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enjoyable

really like the book. definitely going to grab the next one in the series. worth a listen

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I enjoyed it!

I would have thought maybe folks would be a little more helpful towards each other instead of accepting game rules and killing there neighbors.

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Very enjoyable litrpg.

I was hooked instantly with this book, it's a completely different take on litrpg that I'm used to, still it's good everything you'd want, action, stats, monster and much more.
The narration is superb well worth checking out.
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