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Leo "The Lion" Lennox is the 10-year world champion of Astafar Unlimited, the best virtual-reality game of all time. However, Leo has become bored with his success, and wonders where his next challenge will lie.

Then he meets the mysterious Zarra, and she tempts the champ to try her cutting edge game. Leo soon discovers a virtual world that is beyond fantastic. Can he resist the lure of this amazing game and the beautiful woman that has asked him to quest on her behalf?

©2017 Michael-Scott Earle (P)2017 Michael-Scott Earle

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want more

damn it, this was great!

awesome narrator and story. loved the characters and now since I'm impatient for the next audio book will need to buy the Kindle editions to hold me over.

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Difficult to get through

This book was really hard for me to care about, and I tried. One of my favorite authors listed this as one of his favorite series,, but I just don't see the appeal. In a world where game players are treated like sports stars, Leo Lennox is the best You'll know this because every single person in the book calls him Champ. Everyone. Constantly. To a point it felt like they said it every third word.

Leo is an awesome video gamer, and so is sought out to help playtest and develop the most realistic video game of all time. His time in the game is the best part of the book, but we spend more time with the old champ in the real world. Where all he does is whine that he isn't happy anymore and he needs a change. He was so annoying. "Yeah, like by the time the ten thousandth beautiful chick hits on you you couldn't care less." That's a parahrase. Lenox is constantly sought after, and you have to ask why. He has literally no personality. Plus all the stuff about Jew this and Jew That bothered me. You just have to say or show his manager is jewish. You don't have to make it sound like some neo-guys worst nightmare.

I guess I am disappointed in that I was looking for a more gaming style book. Instead we get a good chunk of the book revolving around his contract negotiations. Oh, and for the longest time I was going back and forth on whether or not he was really in a game or in an alternate reality.

The kicker or me was we finally get to a point where he cn spend time in the game andthe book ends. Not my cuppa.

Story did do great as the narrator! Very impressed by his work.

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Not sure how I feel about this one...

Between literally HALF the book being the main character trying to thwart off sexual advance from an elf , and the ending being so abrupt that it isn't even a cliffhanger, just a cessitation of story, three stars is fair.
It was a fun read for a lot of the book. Hopefully the author can correct these flaws in any future installment , because despite its short length and shortcomings, I would enjoy reading more...

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so good! I'm totally addicted !

so easy to listen to , so much fun .
the narrator was awesome the story was great !
and it hints at something bigger going on without actually giving anything away.
if anything my only complaint was it took so long to get into the game world.
on the other hand both worlds are very compelling.

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  • Mike
  • Putnam CT
  • 11-18-17

I expected something better

I listened to this book for 8 hours and the main character, Leo, only played the game twice. So the story pretty much revolves around this video game champion just wanting something new to play, not him actually playing in the game. If your going to advertise a litrpg then maybe the main story should be about the game.

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great story, good voice acting

a great story, the voice actor was good but things like crowd cheers was lacking.

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starts out sloooooowww, but when it gets going!!

ok, this book started out really slow. but I just couldn't stop reading it. don't know why. all of the sudden I was hooked hardcore!!

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love the premise execution lacking

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the concept was really interesting how the idea of it might be another world or super Advanced AI. but I felt like most of the book was waiting for the character to get into the game but instead I was given a book about the character's background and history than actual plot. hopefully the second book will be astronomically better than the first for the mass of lead up that the first provided. I will probably get the second book once it comes out on Audible. but I think the first shouldn't have drastically been cut down inedit in the second book should have been in the first as well.

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this is another good litrpg

Good story and good preformance. If your are a fan of litrpg stories you may like this story. The only reason it didn't get a 5 star is because the story setup has been done before. I will be buying the next book as soon as it becomes available​.

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Not as bad as some put it out there to be

Sort of a typical Litrpg with some minor differences to some of the more popular ones but still very good in its own way. The MC doesn’t really seem interested in a lot of women surrounding him, well other than this mysterious Zarra. But other than that very good read.

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  • Daniel Buttery
  • 07-11-17

Amazing

absolutely loved it and I can't wait for the other books to be released. LEO

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  • despie
  • 04-20-17

Really enjoyed listening to this audio book!

Good story, enjoyed this book alot. Plenty of action, good character development. I only found one of the characters (will not mention who as I don't want to influence others opinions) rather irritating I understand that this is intentional but could be toned down a bit, I hope her development is improved upon. But apart from this still worth 5 stars overall.

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  • John
  • 03-23-18

Lions Quest

I gave this book 5 out 5 Stars because it was awesome the Characters a nicely done. awesome story Michael scott earle can't wait to start book 2.😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-18

way to much of a build up for a sub par end

okay, first of all you should know that the first *seven hours* are build up, straight up boring...
the in-game experience was very underwhelming even if you didn't have the build up, I get it the game world is realistic, no need to go on and on and on about how the grass is moist and sky is blue...
why the hell is the elf girl so one dimensional, you could summaries her completely by three words; dumb horny maid. and apparently all of the elves are like her, a fucking template...
no character development what so ever for anyone except for the MC, and even then it's only minor.
the only savings grace is the narrator, he did an excellent job and was the main reason I kept on listening