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Level Zero: A LitRPG Adventure Audiobook

Level Zero: A LitRPG Adventure: The NextWorld Series, Book 1

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The never-ending wars, pollution, and overpopulation of the near future have caused the outdoors to become uninhabitable, and the government is forced to create a new world, a virtual existence that allows civilization to continue. Shopping malls, schools, concert venues, and religious gathering places all exist in the infinite confines of this new reality, yet the most popular domain for most teenagers is the one that houses the endless array of digital games.

When the sequel to a popular title is released to the public for a special beta test, a group of players eagerly log in to try out the new experience. What seems like harmless violence quickly turns all too consequential when the players realize the game's biggest error: They can't log out. Forced to battle their way through an endless army of monsters programmed to kill their avatars, the players must fight against the clock and find a way out of the game before the real world catches up to them.

ยฉ2011 Jaron Lee Knuth (P)2017 Jaron Lee Knuth

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    CLASH ROYAL IS AWSOME 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but I can't find the second book in the series"

    This book was awesome but I can't find the second book in the series.could someone please tell me in their review thanks.๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ChimeraX Venice, FL 02-08-17
    ChimeraX Venice, FL 02-08-17
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    "LitRPG with a Brain - Nice Twist on the Genre"
    Where does Level Zero rank among all the audiobooks youโ€™ve listened to so far?

    This is a smart, beautifully described world set in the not too distant future. It's not all RPG mania. There is something much more deep and intelligent about this book. Don't get me wrong...pure RPGers will enjoy the action, but the more astute listener will clearly understand that the book is about technology warping what it mean to be human. The descriptions of the city, it's politics and culture reminded me of a mix between the movie Brazil and the book 1984. The plot is unique and the story moves at a fast pace. The narrator was outstanding. Creating voices for characters that are basically avatars had to be challenging. One character's voice purposely changes dramatically midway through from a youth to an adult. No spoilers here. I really enjoyed this book. Hope book 2 is just as good.


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    Deamone USA 02-08-17
    Deamone USA 02-08-17
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    "Different"
    What made the experience of listening to Level Zero the most enjoyable?

    This is a lot different from a lot of LitRPG stories. Your hero isn't here to be one and he's good with that.


    What other book might you compare Level Zero to and why?

    The premise is different from the mainstream of the genre so it'd be hard to directly compare.


    What does John Pirhalla bring to the story that you wouldnโ€™t experience if you just read the book?

    John does a pretty solid job with personifying the characters, I wasn't left wondering who'd said that.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Jaron did a great job with the characterizations, just because I didn't LIKE some of them as people doesn't mean he didn't do his job!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paulcito 04-07-17
    Paulcito 04-07-17
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    "much better than I thought"

    ok, in the beginning I really didn't think I would like this book, as I have never been a fan of shooter type games.

    with that being said, I honestly enjoyed the book. I thought it was well written and narrated well. I didn't realize that I would really enjoy this book as much as I did, but I was hooked about 5 chapters in

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    Kevin 03-20-17
    Kevin 03-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Predictable, but in unpredictable ways."

    I loved this book. It started slow, but thats kinda expected for book 1 of a series. It also felt a bit rushed in the end. I remember multiple occasions I was able to predict something, but I didn't know exactly what, and was pleasantly surprised by the unpredictableness of the predictions.


    Little spoilers here, but for an example of the previous sentence. Theres a love interest that ends up being important to the plot, and I easily guessed that when the 2 characters met, but the way everything played out was completely unexpected!

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    Amazon Customer 02-02-17
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    "great book, decent performance"

    now don't get me wrong,the performance was pretty damn good but something about it just irked me. I'm not sure if it was the voices used or the way it was inflected, but something got me.
    the story is well written and goes into an audio version quiet nicely. I'll have to check out the other two books as soon as possible.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LitRPGPodcast 02-02-17
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    "Narrator sounds a little older than MC but good"
    Would you listen to Level Zero again? Why?

    No. I liked the e-book version better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The LitRPG elements in the game world. The outside world and even the Oasis like game construct were not as interesting.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


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

    Level Zero- Can you survive the game-apocolypse


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alas Amazon Bermuda 01-29-17
    Alas Amazon Bermuda 01-29-17
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    "First Time Listening To An Audio Book"
    Would you listen to Level Zero again? Why?

    Not entirely sure. I've read the book several times, and now listened to it on audio. I have to be honest and say that I personally prefer reading rather than listening. However, should I go on any road trips or am in a situation where I cannot use my Kindle, I may listen again. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the series when they come out on Audio.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Arkade, of course. He was the main character, and while physically weak in his real world, he was tough and kind and amazing in NextWorld. I also really enjoyed Xen. Cool character!


    Have you listened to any of John Pirhallaโ€™s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the first audio book I've actually listened to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it was. However, the real world kept interrupting!


    Any additional comments?

    This (listening to an audio book) was an interesting first for me. It felt rather strange to hear someone else's voice reading, rather than using the author's words and my imagination to create the characters' voices in my head. I could get used to it though, especially when the words come from an author named Jaron Lee Knuth. Also, as my eyesight continues to deteriorate, I know that audio books will be available. Nice to know! What a great option for those of us with vision issues, or for people on long trips.

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    Ben 03-22-17
    Ben 03-22-17
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    "Uninspiring main character"

    The story is about Arkade and his "friend" Zen playing a new fighting game in beta, before things go awry.
    The main character is a loner and sees himself as different from the entire world. His father and best friend try to make attempts to connect with him, which he brushes off. With him rather playing solo a fighting virtual game, since that is his only interest. Only after meeting a girl similar to him and sacrifice, does Arkade start considering others anything else then alien.
    Otherwise the world is interesting with people living out their lives in the virtual world. Within which there are different sections for people's individual interests - edu, gov, com, fun, social, kids, and others.

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    Jessie 02-02-17
    Jessie 02-02-17
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    "Gaming in a Distopia"

    Good book, pacing is lacking a bit, but overall good listen. The narrator is horrid though. He is very monotone and brings no life to the story. In all if you like the Lit RPG genre or VGaming idea then this is worth a try.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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