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Tad Lonnerman is having a crappy day stuck in crappy traffic late to a crappy meeting. On the bright side, his game development career is the only non-crappy thing he has going for him, so life isn't all bad.

At least until he dies.

Now Tad finds himself uploaded to a beta test of Haven, an unannounced hyper-immersive MMO where the dead have a second chance at life. It's not virtual reality, it's digital reality. A true afterlife online.

Except Haven isn't exactly blissful paradise. Tad bumbles into a pagan blood feud, crosses paths with fallen angels, and gets lied to by saints. His only allies? A frat boy with a penchant for dying and a pixie who won't give him the time of day.

Second chances be damned. All Tad wants is to return to his old life, and he'll do anything for the opportunity. Even make a deal with the devil.

©2017 Domino Finn (P)2017 Domino Finn

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I’m definitely equally as addicted to this new series as one can be!

Just as countless MMORPG’s have captured the hearts and minds of many of us, this series will have you staying up late and shirking your duties just for a taste of escape. Tad (Talon) is by far one of the most entertaining main characters I have experienced in my audible journey. One instantly empathizes with him and feels the twists and turns in real life as he does in this DR environment. Beautiful concept, excellent writing, imaginative storyline, and inventive use of the MMORPG genre.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Fun, Fun, Fun. . . .rebooting. . . MORE FUN!!!

This is a sharply written tale that has some good characters, and a great setting. The premise that you get uploaded into a video game when you die is fun, and is quite upseting to the main character. The overarching story is really riveting, but I'll be honest, I was having fun just listening to the MC's level up. Very enjoyable for RFPG/Gamelit.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Amazing, better then the vast majority LITRPG's

Honestly one of the best LIT RPG's out there. I've listened to most that are available here on Audible, and only a few are actually interesting. I originally cut my chops on the Chaos Seed's series (Still love it), and was in love with it.

Everything interesting about that series, is in this one, and much much more. The characters are interesting, the world is unique in many ways but familiar in most, and the over arching story actually makes sense and doesn't end with "Evil capitalists = evil" (unlike a lot of LIT RPG's i can name out there.)

Also, this one is appropriate. Other then one scene that got a bit racy near the start, the rest of this book is one that i would let my nephews listen to. Clean, enjoyable, a few swear words yea, but for the most part tailor made for a clean and fun experience which is big for me.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Fantasy LitRPG meets Frat house...

Part of the appeal of this genre for me is the transporting of a modern day character (like me) to a fantasy world of dragons, magic and possibility. But after the tutorial the main character is transported to his home base... a frat house where he is invited to play beer pong, air hockey, and call of duty by his roommate. The contrast didn't work for me, I found this distracting and annoying. The main character also spends a lot of time regretting being in this new world and trying to figure out how to get back to the old one. I found that the fantasy world was as unappealing to me as it was to our main character. The characters weren't much better, our main character is constantly trying to "fight smarter, not harder" which usually ends up with him running away. It wouldn't be so bad if he was searching for advantageous terrain or gaining time to plan his battle, but all our hero is doing is running with his tail between his legs. Add in a doormat of a college frat boy as a sidekick and you end up with nothing worth following. I dropped the book half way through and have no intention of finishing it.

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Mediocre

What did you like best about Reboot? What did you like least?

I like the overall idea that was presented as the foundation for the plot. Additionally, some of the ideas or concepts that was tied into the story was fairly funny.

Has Reboot turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, just this series.

Which scene was your favorite?

The duel in the arena.

Did Reboot inspire you to do anything?

Nope

Any additional comments?

I find it fairly hard to believe that MC was a game developer. For someone who is a game developer the MC made some decisions that doesn't seem accurate to me. For example) the scene where he gives a beggar a coin with full expectation of a quest/reward or the scene where he walks into a shop and begins breaking pots at random. While in games these concepts can be a real thing the way the MC does not logical assess the situation or even just ask his friend does not seem like a probable action or way of thinking a developer with years of experience would take.

I understand what the author wants to do with the whole "don't make deals with the devil" theme, but the consistent emphasis on the theme I feel is unnecessary. As the reader I already understand what happened/is happening the first time you mentioned it. It wasn't as clever as it could have been.

The lore that was used to help with the final scenes was sub-par. A cryptic poetic message that tells the MC to do what they were already doing in the first place doesn't make a good reveal or realization.

For the sake of not spoiling too much for those that still want to read it I will just say that the ending is cliche.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Reboot

Pretty decent book.
Enjoyable story, and an engaging MC.
Well written, and narrated.
Finn wrote a good story.
James’s performance was great.

Overall the experience was well worth the time.

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a thought provoking narrative

what makes you human. is it your body or your mind. this story takes a simple fantasy mmo and explores what it really means when you are notjing but a bit of data on a server

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great and satisfying fun

Reboot was a jaunty, amusing, and page-turning (so to speak) story. I've never played an MMO, so I suspect there were references that went over my head. Nonetheless, easy to enjoy characters and a smooth story that entertained some interesting questions made it fully worthwhile for me. If you enjoy LitRPG this is a great addition to your collection. If you enjoy fiction and MMOs, you'll love this. If you've never tried an MMO and haven't read any LitRPG yet, this is still a great place to start.

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good litrpg

it was good. I will get the second book if it shows up. new ideas in the genre that really help drive it

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Amazing preformance, meh story

What made the experience of listening to Reboot the most enjoyable?

The narrator was amazing. He is the reason I didn't put the book down.

What could Domino Finn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Everything seemed to happen to quickly and to easily. It broke my feeling of plausible deniability.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful