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Daniel was Gifted by the gods at birth, able to heal with a touch even the most grievous wounds. Born in a mining camp, he's unable to still his restless heart and journeys to a nearby dungeon town to take his first steps as an Adventurer. Follow his journey in a world filled with monsters, dungeons, and a leveling system.

A traditional fantasy story with LitRPG elements.

©2017 Tao Roung Wong (P)2017 Tao Roung Wong

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A good start

This is a good first book. It introduces the world quite nicely, and the characters are interesting. I would have given this 5 stars all the way around, but I did find one thing that made it hard for me as a listener. Everything is told third person but in present tense. For example: He lifts the hammer, he heals the boy, he eats the food. My ears are preset to hear this spoken in first person, i.e I lift the spoon to my mought, or he grabs the book from my hands, or in third person past tense, he lifted the hammer, he healed the boy, he ate the food, etc. So it took me awhile to get over it and just settle into the story.

Martin is an interesting narrator, his voice conveys a lot of emotion effortlessly. Wong weaves an interesting tale, which keeps your attention. I just wish he picked a different way to tell his tale, but I have to say that once I got over it I wasn't sorry I stayed to listen. Get this book and give'er a listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Story

Great world building. Even better character development. I love the concepts regarding the gifts. The narrator threw me off at times when he would describe damage ranges as "Three minus Seven" instead of "Three to Seven". Regardless, I really enjoyed this book. Can't wait for the second on to come out in audiobook format.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good

went in with pretty low expectations, but was plesently surprised by the book, it has a good story and good action.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

meh

This book seemed very short. It was mildly interesting LitRPG, but the story really didn't progress. Not worth the credit I paid for it.

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A meek attempt to create a story

I feel like there should be another book before this to explain more and find the story lacking a goal besides leveling up.
The narrator did a an okay job but didn’t feel much enthusiasm in him reading just like me in not caring about the story.
The book has a neat idea with the dungeons and world but falls short in delivering meaningful storyline. Characters are weak and the repetitive stat telling I had to skip as it was pointless to hear.

I wouldn’t suggest this book and regret buying it

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  • adam
  • saint marys, OH, United States
  • 03-19-18

short and ok

Not a bad book but not overly exciting or funny. some cool moments and mechanically sound.

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an enjoyable series

I found out about Tao Wong from his other series, but that series was out of new content so I checked out this series. I love the flaw in the character it's so awful. but still he uses it to save himself and his friends and sometimes strangers. There's a couple other books in this series and I'd suggest checking those out as well if you like magic, adventure, and a world with game mechanics.

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    3 out of 5 stars

This is more of an introduction to his new life.

He gains skills. Learns some life lessons. Gets laid often, makes damn good friends, has a great battle partner and he is very loyal. There was some action obviously, though the best is in the end. And I gave it 3 stars because it did not have me on the edge of my seat but it did hold my attention. I am hoping the next book takes off like a rocket though. After reading the System Apocalypse series, this seems a bit slow for me. That series was like Real World meets Video Games without the new life lol.

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Kinda bland, sorry!

Would you try another book from Tao Wong and/or Eric Martin?

I would probably try another of Tao's books if he had another series of books but this one is just a little too generic for me. Eric does a good job narrating the voices I have no real complaints about it but I can't say it's the best I've ever heard.

What was most disappointing about Tao Wong’s story?

I read plenty of reviews and people were talking about how well built the world of the story was, maybe this happens more in the other two books but I still don't feel like I know anything about the world this is featured in other than towns occasionally form around dungeons, miners exist and the world works like a video game for reasons.

What three words best describe Eric Martin’s performance?

good enough dude

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Indifference

Any additional comments?

The main characters motive to be an adventurer is to be an adventurer, not the best adventurer, or to become a great healer, or to save the world, it's just I want to exist and while I do that how about I be an adventurer.

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Great Short Story

Amazing listen, was able to get into the characters. love the storyline. just wish the book was longer.