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Put your dice and paper away.

Turn off that computer.

Blades of Verchinor, the most popular fantasy role-playing game of all time, is now the world’s first fully immersive virtual reality game! Okay, maybe there are a few glitches and bugs.

Perhaps the NPC’s and monsters aren’t behaving exactly as expected. And sure, the creator who can fix issues such as these is missing...but this shouldn’t worry you.

Life’s an adventure, right? Step through the portal and enter a new reality.

Strap on that armor, or don those robes.

Pick up that spellbook, or draw that sword.

Blades VR is open for business.... Let’s play!

©2017 Terry Schott (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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decent but convoluted

The story is interesting but with the limited vocal range of the narrator it canbe a bit of a challenge to follow when the characters chamber if you're not praying full attention to it. The ending is fairly complete but still leaves a lot of confusion, which I did find a bit frustrating. Otherwise it is a decent book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Hard to listen to

I've plowed through tons of litrpg books, I like the genre. But, this has some issues like the narrative changing with almost each character in the book and it's constantly shifting. Frustrating but not a deal breaker. Also, the characters don't seem to react to situations in a sane manner. If real death in and out of game is a real thing, they wouldn't be so cavalier with their lives like it's still a game. So much seems to be left unsaid and you're just told that these things are happening, not how or really why. I'm about 14 hours in and not sure I'll finish it. There are lots of really good reviews out there. If you need something to make it through the day, give it a try.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Disappointing

I like to listen to litrpg audiobooks, and I have listen to alot that I enjoy. But this one was a real disappointment compared to all the rest in my opinion. Its as if the author did no research on litrpg and game mechanics at all, which upsets me that they didnt put enough effort into it. Its also very boring, no epic loot, no awesome battles, no cool skills, no strategy, no real quest line or objective except wandering around and doing random boring things. all and all it was quite a disappointment again thats my opinion.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Plot armour

In a good book, the characters move the plot along in a natural feeling way that draws the reader/listener in. In difficult books, the characters are forced to move and make decisions based on the plot. Characters in this book are two dimensional, and are protected by, or killed by the plot. There is no rhyme or reason to many of the actions or decisions made by the characters. I spent much of the book trying to figure out why someone who had made good life saving decisions two chapters ago, suddenly is making a bone headed move that contradicts the previous decision without any explanation. This to me is a last resort, nothing else to listen to book.

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A by the numbers extra young YA story

The narrator was excellent. I'm going to look for more by him.
The story barely made it out of 3rd grade.
Rearely have i felt so patronized as i did having the description of trivial task broken down to a Moronic degree.

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200 chapters

5-10 minute chapters and constant shifts in perspective between similar characters, ruins this book.

by chapter 40 I actively started rooting for mc true death. returned

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Terry Schott does it again!!

Terry has a way of bringing such an incredible sense of realism to the concept of Virtual Reality! There are these moments in his writing where he brings up some challenge or issue with what would happen if VR was to truly hit our society and it’s makes me go, “Wow! Yeah that would totally happen!” This has both excited me and scared me with what it reveals about the implications.

The story it’s self is fun and entertaining, with a great cast of characters, I love the humour and humanity he bring to each individual.

I like how this book has a definite concussion, that’s very satisfying, but also leaves enough upon that you hope he writes more stories set in this world.

I felt like Chris really hit his stride in book 2 his voice for the imp was spot on, and possibly my favourite.

If you’re a gamer you’ll want to grab this book! And if you’re not, but wondering what all the fuss is about, I can’t think of a better introduction!

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  • Nathan
  • FRIENDSWOOD, TX, United States
  • 08-08-18

Plot was lacking

The plot was lacking continuity, and the characters were barely developed beyond skill differences. The narrator acted as though all characters had the same voice and personalities as well. So bad

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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An enjoyable listen/read

The story was well written, the plot was good, if not uncommon, the characters were fun to follow. The only "Con" for me was that the voices lacked enough individuality. Still, I will be listening to this one again.

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a gamers story

an immersive tale that is good for any gamer. what a fun story, and not what I was expecting (for the better).

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  • LexZ
  • 07-29-18

Terrible

this was just terrible. it was just the same thing over and over again. save yourself time, look elsewhere.