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Eden's Gate: The Reborn Audiobook

Eden's Gate: The Reborn: A LitRPG Adventure, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Gunnar Long is transported into the first fully-immersive virtual MMORPG, he finds himself in a new world filled with magic, mystery, and adventure.

No more 9-to-5 job. No more studio apartment. No more reality TV.

Finally, he's in a place where he can call home, a place with people he can call friends.

But as more people want to trade their real world lives to get inside Eden's Gate, the government of the outside world wants the "game" shut down at all costs.

Gunnar must learn to survive, grow in power, and find a way to send a message back to his old home.

"We're fine. We're alive. Eden's Gate is real."

Eden's Gate is a LitRPG adventure.

©2017 Edward Brody (P)2017 Edward Brody

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    kanundra 04-15-17
    kanundra 04-15-17 Member Since 2017

    Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!

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    "Good start"

    Thoughts –

    I saw this book in some of the LitRPG groups, and seeing there were some reviews that talked in depth about it, I noticed the audiobook and thought I’d give it a chance. Also the narrator I actually really like this narrators voice, from some of his other audiobooks.

    So here we go. Some of what I liked.

    In terms of story, the idea that the game creator kills 5 million people, eeek. Starts out hitting the ground running for sure, and eases us into this plot with some pretty horrid ways to think. The fact that anyone who has a crappy life, for whatever reason can enter the game and live a totally different life, seems a real sure fire way to get the rest of the human population on the cards for suicide. And that’s one of the biggest plot points in here. That even after the game is turned on, and 5 million people die, that others are killing themselves.

    The MC Gunner, is a really down to earth person. And that is what made me love this story more than anything, he hates spiders, I’ve only ever known one guy run from a spider and he was 6ft3 and pure muscle, but he couldn’t stand them haha. So the depth to this character and his reasoning inside the game when he gets there is excellent.

    The narrator really has a good soft and expressive voice, he’s super easy on the ears and speaks with amazing clarity. I’m watching him for more books for sure. : )

    Some of the things I wasn’t so sure on and I think could have been worked on and what I’d liked to have seen a bit more, of, but of course all my own personal opinion.

    In regards to the POV shifting from Gunner to those out of the game, I think this was set up well enough in advance, though I would have essentially liked some more from that POV and maybe even from Gunner and his Girlfriends family. There was a lot of extra potential to really dig in from that view to make us think and feel more for the characters in the game and those out of it. Even from the POV of someone desperate to get in. I think that might have tipped the odd for us really then wanting the people on earth to save them and close the game down.

    There were some really overused words in here and a decent editor and proofreader would have chopped a massive amount of this out. I think Pavi did a great job of working around some and still maintaining the flow of the story with only slight bumps in me wanting to click stop. It takes a lot to bring me out of the story world when I’m listening, but there were some in here, that were really avoidable with the right people behind the author.

    Story world and game mechanics.

    I am a firm believer of you can do whatever you want in your own written world. There’s no need for you to stick to tropes and things done in the past. So, these are easily moved past by myself, but I liked them and it brought this story away from tried and tested methods.

    I noticed some other reviewer’s comments on gore, swearing and sex. In all honesty, I’m a varied reader and writer, listener and reviewer. To me this was not over the top for this genre, coming into it having read some reviews I actually expected a lot more and then was disappointed that there really wasn’t.

    Gunner really does stick true to his nature. He might see other creature/people in the game as beautiful and visually appealing, but he also doesn’t sleep with anyone, and his mind is consistently thinking of and he’s active in searching out his girlfriend. I think most gals would love a guy to be that honourable and don’t the statistics actually say women think more about sex than men do. I think this was very well written in regards to the portrayal of a young man in a fantasy world, despite it being now his ‘life’ and he’s no way out.

    The author and narrator do get 4 stars from me. There are some things to work on in the future, but I believe they will be and I’ll look forward to more, this was defo a little shorter than I’m used to, but a big hook into the world that is Edens Gate and the life that Gunner and his friends now have.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David Riemer 04-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This is a very good LIT RPG book."
    Any additional comments?

    If you are a fan of the genre that is LIT RPG fantasy/sci fi novels than you should really enjoy this book. I wouldn't say that this is as good as Awaken Online or Alter World but it is a fun read that. The only thing is that if you have ever played a MMO RPG fantasy game like ESO for example trying to have a character that can do a bit of everything makes you weaker than if you just dedicated your stats to one play style. Even so I look forward to the next book in the series.

    I see people saying this is an SAO (Sword Art Online is an anime that has a similar begining to it) but to say this is a SAO fanfic is idiotic. There are some features about the way the players are trapped in the game that could be inspired by SAO but that is as far as you'll get with the similarities.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel M. 04-18-17
    Daniel M. 04-18-17
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    "A real Treat!"

    As a big fan of the lit RPG Genre dating all the way back to Kilobyte by Piers Anthony, I really enjoyed this book.

    The world and characters are interesting and likeable, with just enough originality to keep it fresh. The writing flows well, without being too fussy on some details.

    Out of all the VR worlds in these books, I think Eden's gate is the most believable to me, especially how it is run on essentially a botnet of resource sharing software. I like that the world retains strong gaming tropes that some books shed in favor of just being basically a fantasy story.

    I must admit I'm jealous, I'd join them in a heart beat if I could.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    StephanieP3 04-30-17
    StephanieP3 04-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great intro into the genre"
    Any additional comments?

    So I've seen in past comments that this is nothing but SAO fan fiction, and other such comparisons. I say, why is that a bad thing? I think SAO was an awesome anime and seeing the parallels in this story actually made it more entertaining for me. That being said, I think this book went in different directions from SAO in enough ways that just because they were similar doesnt mean that the author was just ripping SAO off. Brody did a great job with the story and with giving us a MC that people drawn to this genre can relate to. Im a journeyman geek myself and found myself grinning like a loon when certain game mechanics were introduced or explained since I couldnt help but put myself in Gunners shoes. My only concern is the way the book ended. The ending was, in my opinion, an ending for a stand alone book or for the end of a series. I sincerely hope that Brody can continue to bring us back to Eden's Gate with new hooks and conflicts, because it is definitely a world I wanna go back to. I'm dying for a second book! Oh wait, that cause I'm bleeding. *Bleeding is a damage over time effect*

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 04-19-17
    Richard 04-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome"

    I found it close to Sao but it was great. The fights and twist leave you wanting more book two plz

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I Need the next book!!!!!!!!"

    I can not wait to read the next book in the series. Please work faster!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    05-21-17
    05-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "overall a great story!"

    Can't wait for the second book!

    thoroughly​ enjoyed the audible version, epic performance, great voices

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    John Atlanta, GA, United States 04-24-17
    John Atlanta, GA, United States 04-24-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Its may get better"

    Another LitRPG for the ever growing popularity. I had few issues, one is with the mc and him being total and complete selfish a-hole and next he is a supposed hardcore player, but yet during the story he turns into a complete and utter dumba$$ at times. The last things is going over the stats all the freaking time, to a point it almost seemed like filler, don't get me wrong its cool to go over the stats, but this was way to damn much.

    I will listen to the next book to see if it was improved.

    The Voice Actor Pavi Proczko knocked it out of the park on Audible.

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    Ed willson 04-21-17
    Ed willson 04-21-17 Member Since 2013
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    "great lit rpg."

    I liked it. I've read most of the litrpg out and this is better than most.

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    joshhenson 04-08-17
    joshhenson 04-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ended to quickly"

    Great book but ended without notice. Hopefully they make another book in this book series

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    4/14/17
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    "Good book!"

    Looking forward to hearing the next one. Good story though influenced by Sword Art Online, interesting to see the choices the mc was making at the beginning and how this influenced the story, only complaint would be the use of the word kneeled when it should have been knelt but ignoring that every thing else was good. Narrator did a great job on the book too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LexZ
    4/11/17
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    "MMO based book"

    This book is about an MMO game set in the future. It's a good story and just good fun to be honest. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone that's a fan of fantasy fiction. It's not your typical fantasy stuff, but if you've ever played an MMO you'll definitely find this fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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