Oblivion's Promise

Endless Online: A LitRPG Adventure, Book 2
Narrated by: Wayne Mitchell, Lisa Aust
Series: Endless Online Series, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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It's real. All of it. A realm of blasters, spaceships, and magic. A universe where people really can increase in skill and power, becoming so much more than they once were. 

All it takes is the locked potential of every foe you slay, their stories becoming your own. 

Yet there is horror as well as wonder in this magical realm, and when Val locks gazes with a beautiful girl moments away from death, he comes face-to-face with a lost tribe of people long thought extinct. Just a handful of survivors, and thousands more trapped in deepest slumber, only hours away from death. 

Even as Val embraces the most perilous and noble task of his life, an entire dreadnought filled with enemy soldiers readies itself for the next step in their campaign of conquest, and Earth is the prize they will claim. 

To bad they didn't see Val coming. No one ever does.

©2018 Matthew H. Johnson (P)2019 Matthew H. Johnson

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characters don't make sense.

this is just my personal opinion. first off the main character is supposed to be an honorable guy. he basically bails on the girl he loves originally, hooks up with another, claims to love her or is starting to. then cheats on her with the lady who abducted his friends and his first true love right in front of that first love. like it makes no damn sense. this dude is not my idea of a deserving fellow. it's like this story is about some sensual drama and a guy who can't keep his unit in his pants. that isn't the only character who makes no sense. like the girl he meets when he first awakens in the new world. she's a strong character, then it makes it out that the main character is even stronger. later she's basically beats him senseless with out even trying. which from earthling weak brains or w/e half way makes sense. then they get captured and she's pathetically weak all of a sudden. this is a really short version of my opinion of the characters. basically I respected the characters in the first book. now I can't stand the main character or one of the other sub-main characters.

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Barely makes sense.

I love the beginning but when he went into endless online it was like he could do absolutely anything. Without any work put into it. it is also very confusing and hard to tell the setting around the characters

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great story

great story and character development. I cant wait for the next audiobook to come out.

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it grows on you.

nothing is perfect so it only gets four stars. where are the rest of the books in the series however. I have credits to spend and no books to spend them on. get with it audible. this ain't the way you make money.

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Great Performances Can’t Save A Laundry List of Bad

1. Nothing the characters do make sense. First thing the main character does when he wakes up in the game is start goddamn DANCING. He then turns around on that little buffoonery by insulting the first people he sees and they immediately get on a high horse and ridicule him for completely arbitrary reasons(!) for five. Entire. CHAPTERS. Rather than, idk, console the clearly panicking young boy—since they perceive him as some kind of teenager—that they suspect has been in an arcane cryostasis for MILLENNIA. Then there’s a sudden love interest switch that’s so jarring I have whiplash just thinking about it!

2. The tone is anywhere BUT consistent. MC has a flashback where he COVERS UP killing his first girlfriend’s murderer and the moral ambiguity of military service. These glimpses of fascinating and dark moments of character building are abandoned to set up a romantic subplot with MC and his love interest, but THAT gets COMPLETELY derailed for ANOTHER LI that comes right out of nowhere, that we don’t know, but MC is already utterly in love and devoted to.

3.) Morality and ethics are Star Wars levels of black and white. Every character falls into the most laughably childish segments of Pure Good Vs Pure Evil outside of a Saturday morning carton.

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absolutely amazing

I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to any litrpg/gamerpg fan. To the fantastic author plz give us more

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great story

I really dug the ark this one followed all the way to the end of it.

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Okay

This story is absolutely amazing. I can't wait to listen to the next book to come.

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very well done

fantastic game lit with well-written characters in a fairly unique setting.. the narrator also does a fantastic job and I am looking forward to the next book in the series. if you like litrpg and gamelit you won't be disappointed. Even if you're not a fan of those genres the story is good enough for you to ignore the game mechanics.

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best litrpg book series ever

I loved it. super deep and developed characters. this is the only book I have read where I was depressed it was almost over. I really really liked it.

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  • 04-10-19

too op lacks progression feeling

it's only a simple not so creative story of a man that has ability and power to do everything.

lit rpg are a bit about this, trying to get that perfect loadout feeling or that time you levelled up, abused a glitch or found all the choices and possibilities to spec yourself.

this story lacks in these areas and the potential felt when he landed in the new world was let down. limited creativity and worldbuilding with generic op, ness

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  • Jamie
  • 02-03-20

outstanding

Funny, clever and a fast paced story. The performance is fantastic as well, more like an audio drama than an audio book

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-22-19

better than book 1

a great book very good narration really brings the characters and the RPG lit style to life. the story continues Val's journey more enjoyable than book 1 as it avoids the merging of worlds book 1 had. the narration really makes this enjoyable.

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  • Dingo 883
  • 05-09-19

Even better than book 1!

At least it feels that way due to how bad the ending makes me yearn for book 3. So, same great characters and narration. Engaging story. If I were to quibble, here's what I'd pick on. The prose. It just tries too hard. I feel like the author is trying to be a modern day American Shakespeare. Every thought and action delves into this deep and dramatic narrative that might serve to impress your writing professor or writers group, but as a listener, it just gets a little bit tedious. The MC needs to take more cold showers. Seriously. Every woman he encounters sparks this uncontrolled lust and love affair. "Hey, I just faced down one of the most dangerous people in the universe and freed his human chattel. Think I'll bang one out on the hallway floor with my most hated nemesis because she's hot and I just can't help myself. Facepalm.


Anyway, it's a good story and I can't wait for book 3.