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Eight internet friends have an "IRL" meeting in a mountain cabin. But instead of the long weekend get-together they planned, they're suddenly caught up in the end of the world as they knew it! 

They just met for the first time in real life last night, and today's group wake-up call is strange messages floating in the air telling them that something called a "System Start" has just happened. Now magic works and technology doesn't. Cell phones won't work, cars won't start, and it's 10 miles to the nearest town. Some of them have families to worry about. Some of them don't even believe this is real. And all of them have secrets they'll have to overcome if they're going to work together and make it back to town alive. 

On the way, they'll meet other survivors, also confused, scared, and questioning what's happening. Ten miles doesn't seem that far, but by the end of it, they'll have faced some of the worst that the System can throw at them. 

And then things really get interesting. 

The small Tennessee town they're trying to reach is isolated, cut off, and surrounded by a new and terrifying world. Outside the town, ordinary creatures are becoming things out of nightmare. And inside the town, legends are coming to life.... 

Mind Games is a new GameLit/LitRPG novel in the tradition of Tao Wong's "System Apocalypse". If you enjoy books by William Arand, Scottie Futch, and other contemporary LitRPG writers, you'll love Mind Games!

©2020 Marc Whipple (P)2020 Marc Whipple

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Decent but book would be better without Danielle

Nyuh is probably the most annoying thing to get hit in the ears with repeatedly. I'll probably pick up the second book hoping for less "Nyuh" and more story in favor of the pages about how hot and amazing the cat girl is. But it really is a solid and enjoyable story beyond that.

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smh 😥 do not buy this for cat girls

I won't tell you what to do but I will warn you. this is a terribly forced soft version of other books already done. I understand the genre shtick but this is almost a mirror image rip off seemingly written from a position toning down the assertive nature humans develop in the face of adversity. This book has more mental issues so apparent through the writing in its passive aggressive nature it makes me sad for some peoples child hood.. And the cat girl hook is a fake. It shouldn't even be on the cover. But, thats just my opinion on one of the over 700 titles in my library.

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Nerd Wish fulfillment

MC is a gary sue beta male that becomes the new alpha lot's of modern gamer and dnd references. snarky system that sets up MC as the butt of a joke there are a lot of those hey listen to me I know about these things, then hey your right i'm glad i listened to you moments. decent book if your looking to live out your dreams of life turning into a litrpg and banging the hot red head that doesn't see you as a nerd

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Annoying

I don't care how cute she is, that stupid noise is annoying as hell. Also, anyone reading this already knows how gaming works. If you have any idea what a RPG is, then I would strongly recommend finding another book, this one is slow as hell and the characters are unbelievably dense.

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Don't bother

35 min in and I cannot stand the voice actor, the story seems very mediocre but I wish I had not wasted my money as I cannot continue.

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system apocalypse fans found here

if your a fan of the system apocalypse series you'll find a similar telling and system here. so far so good. how ever book ends some what jarringly not quite as bad as the land but feels like more of a cut off than a lead off. can't wait for the next book though

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Excellent book

A great Lit RPG with really funny comedy. The book features a great story my only complaint was there isn’t more to read yet.

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excellent story and narrtiob

the plot was really good and worked great. the oddity was the mind part but nothing to weird and was well worth the listen

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A really great real world litrpg!

Probably one of the more realistic interpretations of how this would go for most people. The "gamers mind" helping people keep from totally freaking out is much overlooked but absolutely necessary for any kind of realism in people not just mentally breaking down.

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High quality LitRPG with adults

I really enjoyed this story. Unlike many other similar stories this one had adults who were rational and intelligent in were a pleasure to spend time with.

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  • 11-26-20

Overall OK

This story begins quite good, but the pace is awkward at times, and slows down considerably towards the middle.. The narration is okay, but needs more diversity and a female VA for the females characters. The character development and actions as based on their stats dont always follow along which makes it confusing at times. Alot of things are heavily borrowed from other authors of similar litrpgs, but the story still manages to be satisfying at important moments :-).. Worth a listen if you don't judge too harsh against a budding author in the litrpg genre!

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  • Vanessa
  • 12-27-20

Why oh why do I do it to myself? 😁

The narrator sometimes seems to forget what characters he's on but other then that it was good - the story was believable and well written. The only thing (coming from someone who's average book length is 15 hrs) is that it was to short and I'm probably going to have to wait a Yr for the next one! Hence the above lol

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  • 11-07-20

fun and interesting story

Love the premise and story, the MC has a rather unique class which makes this story interesting. Im a huge fan of these apocalyptic stories and love how the world becomes dependent on "gamers" to save the day.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-20

Good narration

I read this on Kindle when it first came out and really liked it and the narrator did a good job of bringing it to life.