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Launch day.

That was what they called it. The day when over four million people vanished in an instant from the island of Manhattan. The day earthquakes ravaged the east coast. The day a 101-kilometer tall tower rose from the wreckage of the now empty city. The day every screen, newspaper, and smart phone displayed a single message from an unknown source: The Great Emperor has issued his challenge. From the ruins of the Old World rise the Tower. Its doors will soon open, and the great game will begin. A hundred floors and a hundred challenges await the worthy. And to the victor? A Wish of Unlimited Power.

Cayden Caros yearned to play that game. His only problem? The Terms and Conditions. A strict set of rules that, among other things, prevented anyone under the age of 16 from entering the tower.

Forced to wait for over two years, Cayden did the only thing he could do to pass the time. He researched, he practiced, and he prepared. It would take a lot to catch up to players with such an enormous head start. Lucky for him, he was a special type of gamer.

©2017 Adam Elliott (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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If you are into Litrpg, it is worth the credit

The plot line is different from the usual approach to Litrpg. Usually it people accidentally get transported for some reason or the world is ending and people go in the game to seek refuge.

Tower of babel instead went the route of a tower mysteriously appeared in NYC. A real life tower dive with game like mechanics. Kinda like SAO where you will perma die but you are not trapped in the tower where you can leave any time. People just live there for there own reasons.

Its not perfect but it is a good enough listen.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Wow

I really hope that the next book is on audible soon, this was a very good listen!

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Great story

Beginning = good, Middle = great, End = cant wait for the next book. Story was way better then I expected and I'm glad I decided to purchase.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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another win for litrpg read by vikas adam

I never had heard of litrpg before I gave dungeon born a try and have been loving them since, having caught up on the Divine dungeon series I gave this one a try because it was also performed by vikas Adam and now I'll be waiting for Adam's Elliott's next release as well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Yeah, I'm going to be that guy.

Since no one likes long ranting reviews or spoilers, I'll try to keep this short.

The book in whole is boring, predictable, unoriginal, rushed and full of cliches. The speedrunning aspect feels like it was added as an afterthought and is forgotten after the first chapter. Character interactions are forced. Rules are convoluted to cover the plot holes and plot devices are just...ugh.

Narrator was pretty much the only good thing about this audiobook. Definately getting my credit back from this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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interesting world, spoiled main character

a decent story and interesting world. I find the main character to be spoiled, unlikable. the worst stereotypical gamer that is self obsessed, ungrateful and has no specific strengths. he has and succeeds only with great luck. I actually like the villain and parts of his plan.

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Very slow start.

Only problem is first half is lots of world building and the game's mechanics. Game skills are easier to deal with on paper. In audio book format it much more jarring.

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Good, but not great.

A good story with an interesting premise, but it tries to hard in places. Some of the comedy seems a bit forced. The main character also seems to lose his motivation and focus about half way. Overall though a good book.

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Overall a good story that I enjoyed

The reading of stats on characters and weapons can get annoying but otherwise voice acting was good and the story leaves me wanting more

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Great book

I enjoyed the book, looking forward to the second one. It is the first book I've read in this genre and I will be sure to try a few more.

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  • Miss Ruth Hurley
  • 01-29-18

Astonishingly Brilliant take on MMO stories!

First came across this whilst browsing audibles list of mmo stories and im glad I did because this story is enthralling and I couldn't get enough of it! I do think that Cayden can seem quite cocky at times but if that's his character then that's ok because it actually works and doesn't make you dislike him at all.

I'd say that this story was definitely well researched and gives fantastic twists and complications which really sort of bring the atmosphere of the fantastical world Adam Elliott has created, I look forward to the next audible book

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  • Andrew Lowrie
  • 01-16-18

A fun journey

Well written for the genre, fun and unique with some twists to catch you off guard.

If you enjoy this genre then you’ll enjoy this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-17

Moo review

Oh this is interesting and fun I loved this book and recommend it for all readers

2 of 4 people found this review helpful