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How Often Do You Get a Second Chance in Life?

Seth Kinnaman's dream has always been to become the best fighter the world has ever seen. After spending his entire life training, he's finally ready to test his skills in the biggest tournament on Earth, where hundreds of the fiercest competitors vie for the supreme title.

In the semifinals, Seth is getting the upper hand when his opponent uses an illegal blow to take him out. Upon waking up from a coma, Seth finds out he's lost his sight. He's become blind, and he's completely devastated. All his dreams are now shattered, and he soon falls into depression. What is he going to do with his life?

That's when he's introduced to Bushido Online, a game that promises to keep his skills sharp while he figures out what his next move is going to be. Set in feudal Japan, this VRMMORPG is the land of ninjas and samurai. A world where the most honorable warriors meet the vilest bandits and where mythical creatures roam free. When he'll enter that new reality, Seth will discover that while it's easy to make friends there, one doesn't have to try very hard to get his fair share of powerful enemies.

Soon he's going to have entire clans hunting him down as he struggles to learn the ropes and regain a sense of normalcy. Thankfully, Seth has a few things going for him: his extensive knowledge of combat and a never-say-die attitude.

Bushido Online: The Battle Begins is the first book in the Bushido Online series, a work of litRPG fiction.

Credit: Cover art by Pindurski

©2017 LitRPG Freaks (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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Great book

Fantastic ,very detailed good story with a great narrator. Definitely recommend this book to friends.

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Second chance at badassery

a talented fighter gets a second chance at being a badass. pretty awesome book and athletic non-gamer has a reason to enter a game world and he thoroughly enjoys it.

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Different but Emotional

Different then normal LitRpg
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2/3 trying recover from the trauma of loosing eye sight. 1/3 fighting/leveling
Asking NPC deep questions which they don't answer. MC takes the game very serious. The world building is mainly based off him being very emotional. That be ok but alot of the other characters (to many drop in characters that play a big part in one scene then are gone) in the story remind him it's just a game. Even telling him about what to expect next in the game story. Most of the story is filled with him looking for answers in the game about how he feels. Those two don't go together you can't have high emotions from MC and so many other characters just blowing it off. Then it's a martial arts books so it's highly descriptive about each move and fight style. The book has to choose what type of book it wants to be. It's a return

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A very good LITRPG Book.

I saw a review that almost scared me away from the series but I spent the credit anyway. This guy does not mope about his handicap through the entire book or take a lot of time bringing it up. Everything that happens has relivance to the plot and the story as a whole.

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bad narrator

narrator had a weird, monotone, robotic voice. made it hard to listen to. every character sounded the same. Felt like the narrator was speed reading through the story. tried to slow it down and it sounded worse.

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Impressed

I have listened to over 300 audiobooks in my short time. Of this virtual game style genre, this is easily my favorite. Great character development and story line.

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Enjoyable and Refreshing

What made the experience of listening to Bushido Online: The Battle Begins the most enjoyable?

The story line keeps you guessing and christian Rummel narration fits so good the little details lets you see the world.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bushido Online: The Battle Begins?

The way the sorry come to be. when he learns the truth about his teacher..

Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?

Seiki his heart came out in the story

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I didn't cry but my heart went out to Seiki but then I became a big fan of him.

Any additional comments?

Being a online gamer myself I enjoy the way the story followed the way we speak and the way we treat noobs is so close.

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what is your way Samurai or Ronin

what is your way are you a samurai are you a ronin in this book you will learn your path you will fight many enemies with great description balance with great intelligence this honors those old movies bike The Way of the Samurai actress like Bruce Lee if you like these this is the book for you

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where is book two?

good book, little hard to start but turns in to something had to finish. where is book two?

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surprisingly good story line.

people listening or reading this book should have a good time. performance was well done.

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  • 03-25-18

Great premise with lots of potential!

A start is what this book ultimately boils down to with A lot of introductions into interesting concepts and elements within the online universe, alluding to many things that could happen without really commiting to anything yet in regards to customising his personal skills. Hopefully now that the character has reached a personal/emotional milestone he can focus a bit more on the samurai/ ronin premise and elements like capturing territory or developing some side skills/ professions.

coincidence plays quite a big factor in the book, hopefully in the next book the main character can make their own deductions and decisions.

I do have a gripe with the blindness thing, which is if technology had progressed enough to have full immersion VR then why can't they simulate a camera attached to a go-pro or something. solving the root of the problem rather than the aftereffects.

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