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Nathan Attis wakes up with no idea where he is, how he got there, or why his memories of the last few days are gone. He's more than a little perturbed to discover that he is dead, but it's not the end of the world. 

Due to his being in the army, he gets a second chance at existence in a fantasy VR game called Adonis Rebirth. There, Nathan will get to live another life, one filled with heroic quests and epic adventures. A land packed with legend and glory, where anyone can be a hero. 

But there's a problem with his transition into the game. His consciousness isn't loaded into a player character, but instead is transplanted into a beast who lives in the bowels of a mountain. Even worse, he finds out he is the end monster in a new limited-edition quest, where the first to complete it wins a unique prize. 

Soon, hero players are going to come to kill him. He needs to find a way to survive the hero onslaught, all the while trying to discover how to reverse what happened to him. He needs allies, but it's hard to make them when you look like Nosferatu's ugly brother. 

Nathan will have to master his skills and learn how to play as the monster - his second life depends on it.

©2017 Deckhard Davis (P)2018 DeckhardDavis

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The Audio quality was poor.

It is hard to enjoy any Audio Book if the Audio is not up to speed so I am not comfortable giving a review when it is difficult to tell
what could be if.


My apology to the Author the Audio needs to be redone and then will do a new review.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Could have been better

I liked the writing style but the characters were not the brightest. I found a lot of plot holes and the fight scenes were anticlimactic. I really liked the twist at the end if it weren’t for the unrealistic company they were keeping.

I think the story has potential maybe with a different narrator.

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Story was straight forward with no twists.

Was hoping this would be a fun story but it felt very lacking in imagination, the entire story is very straight forward and had no real meaning behind any of the events, the so called puzzles were not even puzzles, they were more like a simple instructions in a ryme.

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Not worth your time

I don't usually write reviews, but I seriously think this book needs a warning. Although the premise is very interesting it quickly loses its luster to the tedious story telling and flat dialogue. Every character seems to have the personality of a cardboard box, and almost childish motivations. This becomes excruciatingly painful because the narrator sounds like he is reading the transcript of a court proceeding. I was looking for some light reading, but found a creative writing assignment from a drunk highschool teacher's reject pile.

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dont waist your time<br />

Short and disappointing. The narrator needs to work on using some inflections when speaking within diferent characters.

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Loved it but it’s sooo short

Loved the book but Please please please make the next one longer I like the main character but wish it was longer.

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Excellent Book

I thought this was an excellent book with a solid storyline. Personally, my only complaint is that it was too short. I loved the story and really wanted more!

The book reminded me of the Divine Dungeon series, but with some major differences. The description provided is actually pretty solid. In a world where your consciousness can be downloaded into a virtual environment after you die (think almost The Matrix) a recently deceased soldier awakes to find himself already in the simulation. However, instead of reappearing in human form, he is in the body of a monster and in a cave that people will be coming from far and wide to try and conquer. Like many video games, the players and the main character must level up, make discoveries, make items, use magic, and hone abilities.
I definitely loved this book and hope that the author continues with future books.

The narrator gave a solid performance. I look forward to listening to him in any future books.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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Oops, this wasn’t supposed to happen like this

I truly love these LITRPG books and any like it. In this woeful tale our hero is truly a hero in our world. However he has died. As part of his insurance plan his conscience is ported into a special gamer world where one can live on and be whatever kind of hero one wishes to be. However, something went wrong. He has instead been spawned as some kind of monster, able to summon minions and do many things a hero never could. Yet he is trapped within the dungeon he was spawned in. Unlikely friends and allies as well as many heroes seeking his death as a rare quest boss. Sit back relax and enjoy one helluva great take on a classic gamer tale. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • TU
  • 06-26-18

SO much potential...

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

The audio quality on this one was a bit echo-laden. I got used to it, but it was a distraction at first. As for the story, it is WAY too short. It really just seems to set the setting and characters up. The author delves a little into the main character's plight but no where near enough to leave a listener/reader satisfied. There is so much potential here, but it is not executed to it's full potential.

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Not Much More Than an Intro

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

As the subtitle suggests, this short novel is the opening of a series. A lot could have been done with this novel other than introducing the cast and setting the scene. Sadly, not a lot was.

The premise is clever: Nathan, a soldier and real-life hero who is altruistic, brave, kind, and trustworthy, is reincarnated in a VR universe as The Boss Monster, that last powerful Monster that the good guys have to kill to finish a quest. He's a good man cast unwillingly as a monster. I thought the implicit parallel between this casting and Nathan's career as a soldier was also clever. I thought there was great possibility in that struggle between good man and monster nature. I thought the concept of an AI controlled Virtual Reality RPG also had huge possibilities.

I was disappointed that of all this cleverness and possibility, very little is actually used. Maybe it's being left for the future books.

There were, of course, good points. The monster develops his relationship with his goblin minions. The monster must bend to the (disgusting) necessities of eating and sleeping as a monster and the struggle Nathan has to go through with these necessities is well done.

Overall, though, the book felt too much like the recap of a dozen nights spent playing Dungeons and Dragons. It was probably a great dozen nights for the players, but it's just not that exciting for the people hearing about it afterward.

I'm hoping the book is later released as a single volume with, perhaps, the first few sequels. This one doesn't stand on its own very well.

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  • Peter
  • 07-05-18

Interesting but short.

Having the main character spawn as the bad guy is an interesting take on the LitRPG story.

The writing is good and the story flows well.

The main character seems to have plenty of depths to them and the effects of their situation on then and the fight against their new nature is well handled.

The narration is soilid and I did not notice any errors in the recording.

All and all an interesting story that I would like to find out what happens next in the digital world if a bit short.

This book was given to me for free and I provided this voluntary review.