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Publisher's Summary

Maulkin didn't know dying would mean a new eternity of dungeon delving, monster slaying, and glory hunting. If he had, he wouldn't have been so worried about kicking the bucket on a date gone even more wrong than usual. 

Reborn in the wild world of Amaranth, Maulkin finds himself in a hulking demi-human body with a sword of a size to match. Marked as an Eternal, a fledging immortal of boundless potential, Maulkin soon discovers he's been given a mission by the elder pantheon of this new realm: 

Grow stronger. Ascend to godhood. Spread chaos in their name. 

Oh and fend off that inbound apocalypse, if he can find the time. 

Who wants an easy afterlife anyway?

©2021 Luke Chmilenko and GD Penman (P)2021 Tantor

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Combat, comedy and Cow man!

Good:

- Comedy is on point, gave me a hearty chuckle.
- Narration is superb, it made the book 100x more amazing. His different voices for every character made it easy to follow who is who.
- Unique style of leveling up, and skills are not generic, made me guess what he could be getting next.
- The quests are interesting with the author adding his own flair to the usual fantasy races.
- He didn't choose human as a starting character.
- Non stop action from start to finish.
- Almost 19 hrs, that is a great deal!
- Supporting characters are well written, you actually care about them.

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- Honestly, the faults of the book are so minuscule that you just forget/forgive it. Nothing that really pissed me off or took me away from the story.

I highly recommend this book, if you are looking for something funny with mindless violence to take you away from your mundane life. This is the book. Buy it. You will love it.

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terrible litrpg

omg what a waste. Luke Daniel is the only good part of this book. MC is a complete and utterly moron who blunders his way through. On top of that he dribbles on with his thoughts like he's a sage but yet makes dumb decisions thats happens to work out. honestly I could go on about details that made this book a waste but I will not because I want to forget this turd stain of a book..........plz for the love of litrpgs dnt buy

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its an ok book but not one I would continue follow

dumb mc making cracks and puns all the time. I am confused as to why skills aren't upgraded and don't care enough to bother knowing why. the whole book the mc is near death every fight and heals save the day. rinse and repeat.....

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Insufferable characters

Note: Luke Daniels is fantastic. This has nothing to do with him.


The book is well written but the main character reeks of Mountain Dew and Cheetos and probably wore a fedora in his Earth life.

Mercy is a foul, toxic character. When Neckbeard Main Character got shot with an arrow, I figured it was her that shot him.

All the characters are manifestation of tropes unfortunately very common in these otherwise extremely fun books within the same and similar genres. It feels like the authors got into fights with their wives and spent the entire books trying to apologize on behalf of all men towards women by making the female characters smarter and generally better than the men, while simultaneously condescending women by having them act like petulant children, and referring to their “pretty little faces” and calling their behavior “tantrums.”

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Slapstick Comedy meets LitRPG in the best possible way.

Imagine an otaku jettisoned out of his room and into a world he’s always fantasized about. And then he gets kicked in the nuts.

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The narrator absolutely made this novel

the narrator really brought the characters to life and added so much flavor to the conversations that left you feeling involved and relatable. The story had some good flow with the main character that owned up to his own level of crazy but still acknowledge that there was some work that he could do. The magic and divinity powers were interesting with a little more narrowed leveling and skill system that leaves some powers and abilities a little more ambiguous and their use. I will definitely be checking out the next book when it comes out but will probably wait until it is on audible

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When a fun story and a great narrator meet!

I was uncertain when my friend recommended this book to me but my doubts were unfounded. The world was interesting, MC while a meat head was not stupid. the supporting character were fun and interesting. To top it all off Luke Daniels killed it. 💪

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Great addition to litrpg genre

Well written, not to serious but definitely kept you interested. Definitely will read the next one.

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Elementary

This has got to be one of the biggest disappointments I’ve personally come across. This year it ranks 2 on disappointment #1 being Awakening Magic. This story has all the promise of greatness and the follow through of a kindergartner. The world the types of monsters the gods etc all of those things set this up to be amazing . The execution of the book is horrendous there is absolutely no way I deal with the second book No matter how much I love Luke Chmilenko as a narrator.

My experience I hope tampers some expectations when considering this and I hope that makes a difference. This should be in the catalog and be free not worth the credit.

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Wow just wow!!

At first I was skeptical of how good this book could be as good as the reviews but boy was I surprised. The writing and the narrator had me laughing and intrigued. I’m honestly sad that I have to wait for the next book. Please hurry and keep the same narrator!!!

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  • Abby
  • 10-09-21

Disclaimer - DNF due to narration

I'm sure there is an undemanding, entertaining story in here somewhere, but sadly after restarting it three times I had to return it due to an issue with the narration.

It started out well enough as a genre novel with an interesting set up and premise, and having listened to several books narrated by Luke Daniels before (and having listened to some of the sample for this book) I anticipated a well read fun LitRPG adventure.

Unfortunately a few hours in it turned out that Luke has chosen an 'interesting' accent for one of the groups (think Irish mixed with The Muppets Swedish Chef with a sprinkling of West Indian around the edges) and despite my best efforts I simply could not bear to listen through it any further. I really did try, but for me it was there with nails on a blackboard on the list of annoying sounds!

It is hard to give a fair score as I have not finished the book but in regard to the story I did find my attention starting to wander (even before the accent appeared) so feel that it might have been losing a little momentum after a promising start.

As with all audiobooks your mileage may vary as listening to narrators is very subjective. Others may have no problem with the choice of voices but sadly for me it was a deal breaker on this one.

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  • Some guy
  • 06-20-21

Brilliantly story and great characters

Absolutely loved this book; It brought with it the style that I've come to love from Luke's other books but with something slightly mischievous and light running throughout. I think it has to be the main character, who has a refreshingly relatable chaotic streak 😈

I've not (yet!) read any of G.D. Penman's other novels but after reading this book I sure AF will be!

Luke Daniels bringing these characters to life was a real treat too, and one that has me torn now that I've just seen the second book is now out on Kindle!! do I wait or do I plough on?! the dilemma is real! Especially because I know I'll be heading Luke's character voices in my head when I read it 🙉 is that copying infringement?...it feels like theft regardless! 😳

I digress, back to the point, go listen to this book already!!

The magic & divinity systems in the book are really interesting, and I love the there is magic play but it's not the focus of the main character for a change; alone that would kind of suck, but there is a really fascinating balance struck with the divinity system allowing for our lovable barbarian type (don't want to try spelling his name after only having heard it 😅) to simultaneously focus heavily on physicality while also being able to do some really cool shit in and out of combat.

The out of combat utility really reminds me of of the elements that I adored in a Ascend Online, and I'm really excited to see where it's taken

Having the the magic not be the focus of the main character, rather him playing witness to its effects more often than not, allows for quite an interesting soft magic system that still feels quite solid especially with the LitRPG style stats

The source of the 'problems' underground was predictable, but in the most deliciously satisfying way, where in the lead up I had a couple theories that snapped into place before hand and I found myself eagerly anticipating as much hunch was borne out

The fight scenes are engaging, with some interesting encounters, and the rate of progression is both satisfying fast and with enough room for growth that it doesn't out pace the story.

The limitations on artifice, both in terms of maintaining physical control of the body, and in what can't be manipulated, make for a cool story telling tool too, as it's not hard to make them unable to solve all the problems the characters face, while allowing for fast traversal of otherwise tedious obstacles. It lets the challenges maintain a sense of scale while still being achievable to these new low level characters

Overall I highly recommend this series to both existing LitRPG fans and new readers alike, it makes for a very accessible, highly entertaining read with moments of both harrowing darkness, laugh out loud dialogue

Thank you both Luke Chmilenko & G.D. Penman for bringing this into the world, it was a much needed escape from reality and I look forward to diving back into your world with the next volume!

Thank you Luke Daniels for giving life to these characters and making them feel so real, it's been a pleasure listening to you do your thing yet again!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-22

Loved it

Loved it all, on to the next, Hope to listen to more after the second one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-21

amazing worth it and more

not alone with this amazing person reading it out but as well with the funny interactions with the party as well as the carefree kind of feel they give off and amazing input from all party members makes it feel like it's own kind of D&D party and I love it. the funny interactions between mercy and main character have to be some of the best parts.
this book easily makes it to my number one favourite on this app so far

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  • Good
  • 11-06-21

Amazing!

Loved the characters and the story too! Many funny moments and amazingly read by like as always

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  • K Mich
  • 10-25-21

Original and Fun story with light LitRPG elements

I was pleasantly surprised by this audiobook.

The main characters self-narrative really makes this story. It is a good balance of funny, honest and cheeky.

Together with good, non-standard worldbuilding makes this one of the best 'light'-LitRPG stories I've read.

Its is equal to Shirtaloons "He who fights monsters" series in my opinion.

Daniels' audio performance is also amazing.

The only very slight irk I have with the story is that because the perspective is fixed with the main character, the motivation of some of the tertiary characters actions can be hard to understand.

Still well worth a listen for fantasy fans who enjoy a little less serious fare.

At the time of writing this, there are two books in the series, but it could end with these and already be one of my favorite series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-21

Hilarious

This is one of the funniest and best books I've ever listened to. I seriously cannot wait until the next book is available. Honestly if you like comedy, action and camaraderie I recommend you try this.

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  • porky
  • 08-02-21

pushed my pillars!

awesome faun experience. aleron Kong has been knocked off his Godfather podium nice and cleanly.
not that I feel he deserved that title in the first place

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  • MK
  • 06-25-21

Disappointing

The book starts by using satire to make fun of litrpg clichés before following those clichés to the letter. The humour is basically making fun of litrpg or just commenting on what ever stupid aspect of the world the author created specifically for that purpose.

The main charector is stupid he let's someone try to kill him three times then gives them invaluable information about there powers because mc doesn't want to hurt the person trying to murder him. Sigh

Even the way the mc dies initially is almost comically pathetic, i dont care about the loser who only has a spine when it's plot convient.

As for the other charectors they are basically just there to talk to the mc and talk about him and how stupid he is which is supposed to be funny but just comes of as stupid writing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-21

An excellent book

This is a excellent book with plenty of humour as well as blood guts and glory. The characters are fun, diverse and well rounded. Luke dose a great job with the voices as always. Overall 15/15

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-21

RPG on roids

relatable has a real sense of role play great humour loved it 👍 👏

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-21

happily surprised

iv been diving deep into the litrpg genre and have found a quite a few good series. The narrator did an amazing job portraying the characters and engaging me into an amazing story. I'm very happy to continue with the next book and hope it is just as good of not better.

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  • Xravia
  • 07-11-21

Too much chance not enough agency.

A very convenient yellow brick road story with the party dynamic being contrived. The freedom and ability to try new things is constrained by the cast with specialization being the reason. Two pieces of the muguffin are found right away and the mc is already diverging from the ruleset layed out based because he is the mc.... the chaos and order rippling out is kinda pointless and unimportant as no stakes were built up around it. The leveling system us basically a forced conflict roulette.

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  • Owen Smith
  • 06-27-21

Ok but fairly boring

The book was ok. Unfortunately the story line is very thin as the story goes from one battle scene to the next. If all you want is battle descriptions and the one joke told over and over again then this is the book for you.
There are much better litrpg audiobooks out there.