Mixing It Up

The World, Book 2
Narrated by: Jason Hill
Series: The World, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (978 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The adventure continues where the action left off. Jason and his new friends are thrust into the breech as he quickly finds himself in conflict with goblins, beasts, and players alike. 

Hitting up the local dungeon, Jason discovers that his longtime nemeses have joined the game and are seeking to take over the server as they’ve done in MMORPGs past. As he strengthens his guildmates and NPCs, the conflict heats up as new alliances are formed to combat the growing threat. 

Warning: This story contains adult situations, foul language, MMORPG-style violence, and other fun things. Listen at your own risk. 

I have no idea what voice to select. Confident young man who is a gamer but the leader of his gaming group. Jokes around a lot but can be serious when needed. The game throws him into some seriously heavy situations that he takes quite seriously, but there is a lot of introspection on the nature of artificial intelligence and people.

©2018 Jason Cheek (P)2019 Jason Cheek

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too short

good story but this should have been combined with one to feel like a full story. not sure if I want to keep buying half books

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Really enjoyable

I've really enjoyed this series so far, that characters are realistic and not overly sexualized. The story progresses well, without the characters becoming crazy OP right away. I really can't wait for the next book.

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RIP online trolls

I love troll bashing the gankers that is a great vibe this book has going for it

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Excellent Listens!

This series has been outstanding! My only regret is that there are not more books completed in the series, but I still have one left to go!

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I dont even play RPG games. This books is GREAT

great writing and i cannot wait for the next one. this cheeky author has witty writing. the dialogue between characters sounds like things i would say to my friends. it makes the story more believable. keep up the good work and write faster. we need to know what happens next

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A fun story but the narrator needs work.

I enjoy this series a lot but lets get to the real issue with this story; the narrator. The performance is holding this book back from being a great one I think. I notice that the delivery of action scenes are very lacking in emotion. The only time that the book gets some good narration is when the main character gets angry or confrontational. If the narrator would just bring that to the action scenes it would help a lot. As it is the way he reads scenes jars you out of the story at times. We the listeners pay for an audio book like this and expect more than the reading of lines. I know that he has the capability because you hear it thought the book.

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peekers no more

no more annoying peekers lol to short but overall good book waiting on book 3

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Enjoyed imensely.

Listened to lots of lit RPGs lately and The World is my favorite. well written and reminds my condom of my own gaming experiences.

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next book please😎

well written with good mixture of story and game elements. really looking forward to next two books to be on audible

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Better than the last one

Good ending to this one. Exited to see city/empirebuilding. Happy I decided to to keep with the series.

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  • M. Paddon
  • 07-04-20

Not bad story, but with issues.

The overall story is not that bad, but I found that as the whole book revolved around him doing one dungeon it got dragged out far to much for me. More so when he keeps harping on about caring for his people - which honestly sounds really lame - and then he spends all this time running a dungeon with a bunch of nnobs way under level for the dungeon. Only players I've seen do this in MMO's are usually those looking to get their ego stroked by lower level players. From the book point it makes so little sense when he is risking his nightmare quest to do it and quite literally leaving people sick and in pain while he does so. Yes, he does get to level his healing doing it, but really silly way to do it and only luck doesn't see him dead. This makes me think the character is foolish, not some pro gamer. WHich is another thing. He keeps mentioning it, but so far it seems like he don't care about it that much. He has vaguely tossed up some video to twitch once so far? My biggest issue that knocked down my enjoyment was believability. This game has far to many issues for people to be likely to play it. Only it being the first full emersion VR game would keep people playing it. For one that MC sees a woman get sexually assaulted and thinks that is going to be okay in a game like this. Is he insane? The lawsuits, the public image and teh complete loss of female players would never see this being ignored. Still given that the MC can't stop completely cringeworthy leering at women's breasts and butts I'm not too shocked he wasn't that bothered. A man or woman checking another out is normal but what he does really is quite cringe. Next issues with the game is the difficulty. Sure nightmare start you'd expect to be hard, though so hard as to only have a chance with luck? As that is only reason he survived the first part of it. Also the first dungeon is way too hard, and I'm glad he did mention players complaining about it, though he sees them as casuals and noobs pretty much. This first dungeon felt in WOW terms - as he references World of Warcraft a lot - to be raid difficulty or hardcore dungeon mode at best. I played WOW from day one too like the author, ran my own raid guild, raided all end game content from wow vanilla through all expansions, and I would have hated this dungeon. Given this is a noob level area and monsters you could level with would fit that level I'm not sure how he expects people to be able to level enough to fight a level 30 boss, more so when level progress slows from level 25. This content would drive players away in droves. Hardcore and end game content raid guilds make up small percentage of gamers and this would drive casual gamers away, which companies don't do. Hard is fine, this is overboard. Lazy with his magic. I think he pretty much rips all his spells straight from WoW. I don't expect all authors to make up their own magic systems, but I don't think he changed the name or effects of many of these frost spells from the WoW versions. MC talks about tanks and healers often being hardest to get into a group. Speaking as someone that mostly raided as a warrior or my priest I can say this was true in wow certainly, and yet I wonder if the author ever played a healer himself? Because he makes the healer class here useless. No-one would play it. First healing spell you get is a ten second cast heal, and the best one he gets later is still a five second cast heal. Why is this so bad? Tanks can die in seconds. In wow a priests greater heal was 2.5 second cast and flash heal was 1.5 without talents added to reduce cast time. Even then you'd have to precast the 2.5 second one if healing a main tank during a raid. Even in five man dungeons the 2.5 could be far too slow if tank was pulling a large group of mobs. In short the heals in this game would be unusable.

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  • Stu
  • 09-20-19

worth persevering

the 1st book I found difficult to get into and reviewed accordingly, critically commenting on weak background start and almost immediate submerging into long mmorpg gaming stat narrative which made it difficult to empathise with the characters. this second book kept me interested and although still essentially a game walk through there are hints that there might be more to this than that. if your not a gamer you wont like this story but I am going to keep listening, hopefully it improves from book to book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-19

Simply amazing!

Loved the storg and the emersive expiriance. Can't wait to hear the next book! Hope it's as good as this one!

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  • Xravia
  • 05-06-19

No plot development.

It was literally a side story of levelingand filling out the skill set he was lacking because he didnt start in a city. I cant even remember anyone from that guild he was in after reading another book because the story was so forgetable.