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Earth was never the same after World of the Changed. Humanity was reduced to two camps: monsters thirsting to kill, and players doing everything they could to survive. The squabbles people had spent their time on before? Gone. If you wanted to live to see another sunrise, you had to work with everyone you could, from other players to game functions.

Mark Derwin, the most advanced player through the initial period of the game, knew all too well that his level was no advantage. Far from it - the game owner didn't tolerate anyone who got too far ahead. The only thing the owner wanted was for Earthlings to disappear without a trace, giving up their resources to be extracted. 

But not everyone was willing to bend the knee before alien intelligence. In fact, some had begun to fight back against the game.

©2020 V. Mahanenko; English translation copyright 2020 by Jared Firth (P)2020 Tantor

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Causal Mysogyny

It would be a good book if not for the casual misogyny. The single female character (the ms'ds sister) is a McGuffin, not an actual character. Any other references to women references them as sex objects. If you didn't notice, you should be worried. I'm sure the author didn't and that is quite telling.

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Love the story. Hate the narration.

The story was again masterfully crafted and i loved every second of it, or at least i would have if not for the narrators incessant breathing. Throughout the entire series thus far i kept hearing him breath in almost everytime he stopped reading. it wasn't annoying at first tho it was easy to pick up on and hard to shake after noticing.

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Great book!

I've listened to a few of the authors books now and they keep getting better and more varied. The story is fast paced and holds your attention. Thank you and I hope your next book comes out soon.