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Step into a future in which advanced technology creates a virtual world with superior capabilities that allow players to experience real-world sensations. The popularity of the RPG game Fayroll is growing by the day, attracting millions of users to this alternate reality. What is the secret of Fayroll? What makes it so different from other games?

Our protagonist, Harriton Nikiforov, is an everyman - a binge-drinking tabloid column reporter who has settled for the humdrum of the everyday, with a job that pays the wages, a neurotic girlfriend who gives him migraines and a boss that gives him constant grief. Tasked with a new assignment, Harriton suddenly finds himself ripped away from his normal routine of Moscow society life to a journalistic quest of sorts that leads him deep into the realm of the virtual gaming world of Fayroll.

With explicit orders to write a series of fluff pieces on the game and its developers, he grudgingly accepts the assignment, but soon finds himself enthralled by the virtual fantasy world and its amazing quests, unpredictable challenges, and nearly endless possibilities. Harriton is reincarnated as a warrior named Hagen and becomes a full participant in the fantasy world, plunging into the exciting world full of action, quests, humor, legendary weapons, and ancient secrets. He meets faithful and courageous comrades and outwits those who are trying to hunt him.

In this world, the thirst for success and vanity of high-level players in pursuit of legendary objects spills into the real world, where high-stakes bets are made on the success of the virtual characters. Harriton, as Hagen, unwittingly enters into the Fayroll world where events and decisions that he makes in the virtual space start to deeply affect his own reality.

His unpredictable character, perseverance, and excitement attract the attention of powerful gamers and influential Moscow elite with a vested interest in Fayroll's outcome. It is not long before he realizes that this fantastic world (created according to the best canons of cult games, Warcraft and Lineage), conceals many dangers. Can he pass all the tests?

Fayroll is more than a novel, it's a brilliant synergy of fantasy fiction and online gaming. It gives the listener the best of both worlds. The first novel of the 13-part epic series Fayroll has captivated Russians countrywide and was voted the 2014 new fantasy book of the year. Andrey Vasilyev's masterpiece More Than a Game is now available to the English-speaking world. Join us in this breathtaking narrative that takes both its main character and the listener deep into the heart of the virtual gaming universe and explore the fantasy series that has captured the imagination of the Slavic world.

©2016 Litworld Ltd. (P)2016 Litworld Ltd.

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hurry up book 2

Thought it was really good. looking forward to the next book. Hopefully it's available soon

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exciting

can't wait for the next book . we have got to find away to get the next book books out quickly.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Unable to finish terrible Narrator

I am an avid Litrpg fan, but the narration is so bad that i can't finish the book. Adrian Niro was disinterested and you almost get the feeling he's making fun of you for listening to this story. If they want this series to be a success on audible they need to bring in another narrator and start over.

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  • james
  • Paw Paw, MI, United States
  • 01-08-18

Need rest of the series

A good story definitely worth a listen. He narrator was ok I've definitely listened to worse narrators. Overall I would buy the next books in the series when hey come available.

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Narrator really hurts this book. Almost gave up.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I am not sure if the story was just ok or if the narration was so bad it killed the book. I may just read the next one and see if I like it better but I will absolutely not buy the audible if it is the same narrator.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Cool approach to getting into a game and I think the main protagonists if fairly interesting. There are quite a few sexist/homophobic comments throughout the book that didn't bother me because I took them as the characters opinion but I think some may find them off-putting.

What didn’t you like about Adrian Niro’s performance?

My Amazon dot reads back copy with more feeling than Adrian, sorry but it true, at least for me.

Do you think Fayroll - More Than a Game needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Sure, like I mentioned I will probably read, not listen to, the next one and see if I like it better.

Any additional comments?

This genre has WAY better audible books in it - if this is your first... stop now and listen to something better.

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Something lost in translation...

A good story, and it didn't focus on listing the characters stats every few scenes (which truly gets monotonous) - discusses the character inside the games, and his life outside the game.

I'm not sure exactly what it was about the translation that took away from the story for me - maybe some of the character names or slang used I wasn't familiar with - but that was the only part of the story I can point out that I didn't enjoy. Even that wasn't the fault of the author.

Oh, yes I can point out something I really did not like. I found quite a bit of the way the main character thought of, and spoke to females characters as extremely sexist. I won't point out anything specific, but you can't miss it. So, fellow female readers be warned.

Aside from the main characters attitude towards woman......The story really was quite enjoyable, and worth the read.

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I finished it

narrator really drags this book down unfortunately sometimes he catches my attention then he goes back to dragging it down other than that the book was decent really hate his fucking girlfriend I would have dumped her soon as she fucking came through the door

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Poor unskilled narrator

Unfortunately the echo in the narration was distracting and annoying. On top of that, the narrator stumbled on some words and emphasized the wrong words at times. All of these things make it a harder listen.

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  • Kate
  • London
  • 12-05-17

As if you're listening The Game

What did you love best about Fayroll - More Than a Game?

I tried the audiobook, because I like to listen to something in the car while I’m driving to work. I found it to be an easy listen. It was a really enjoyable way for me to spend time in traffic without actually having to read the book myself.
A friend of mine recommended this book to me because I’m a big World of Warcraft fan, and I found the set-up of the plot to be kind of similar to an RPG game. The gaming nerd inside of me was pretty satisfied with the story, as it’s pretty amusing to imagine a normal journalist just getting into gaming starting out as a complete newbie. The way Harriton gets sucked into the game is pretty realistic.
Overall, I think I’m glad I found this series and I think it’s going to be a great way for me to catch up on my “reading” in the car.

What other book might you compare Fayroll - More Than a Game to and why?

I can't compare to any other book 'More Than a Game', because it's was a first RPG audiobook for me.

Which character – as performed by Adrian Niro – was your favorite?

Only one voice in this audiobook, so Harriton was pretty good I think.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Live in the game!

Any additional comments?

I've read some negative comments about Adrian Niro. Sometimes there were funny moments (like author's name with a strange pronunciation) but nothing crucial.

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New example of mediocre LitRPG

This book exemplifies a trend with LitRPG: bad Main Character traits. Overly blusterous, written to believe they are very intelligent, and an author who warps the world to make the first two points a reality. The world isn’t so bad; even the boss of the MC and his co-workers are lively. But the MC is allowed to crap talk his way with non-humorous dialogue with abandon and we, the readers, I’m assuming are suppose to think, I wish I said that!... made me cringe then just shake my head. I couldn’t even finish it, I just skipped ahead after making it half way through. Out of listening to over 40 books in the LitRPG space, this is one of the worse. It’s one saving grace, is it approaches the topic from a MC who is not running away from Reality, but who is sent into the game for a separate reason.

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  • David
  • 09-24-17

The story here is very good, Loved the books

The good news is this is an excellent take and story. For LitRPG it is one f the finest, good game world. Good character and an excellent plot.

However, for me the narrator was very poor. He has an accent which is not ideal and the pace is not quite right. As a result though I totally want to recommend this as it love the story line, I don't like the author. I suggest that you listen to the free sample. If you like the voice and tempo then buy it. If not get the book, it is well worth it.

I must admit I would buy the next version, I just hope they get rid of the silly sound effects and perhaps, I am sad to say, a different narrator.





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  • mitchell
  • 10-07-17

left me wanting.

lost some in the translation. many Russian contexts that didn't mean much to me such as their obsession with not being gay. seriously, it seems to be a major theme in this book.
the narrator really needs to be informed how to say chassis (shassi), scimitar (simitar), and a few other words. other than that he did OK, not good though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-17

Moo review

Great book looking forward to the rest of them being translated

Recommend this book to all litrpg lovers