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Publisher's Summary

A tech genius. A corrupt politician. The world hangs in the balance.

October, 2042: In two weeks, the world will die, murdered by a nine-mile-wide, extinction-level asteroid.

And Robert Osmark - billionaire and savvy tech genius - couldn't be readier for the fiery apocalypse.

Unlike the shortsighted masses, he’s been diligently preparing for this day from the moment the asteroid first appeared. Through his relentless efforts, digital salvation now awaits anyone bold enough to take the leap and permanently transition into the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. And Robert Osmark will lead this new world he has created.

But even with every advantage skewed in his favor, Osmark faces powerful opposition. A rogue faction of global elites led by US Senator Sizemore isn’t content to merely survive the apocalypse. They have their sights set much higher, and are recruiting dangerous allies, undercutting Robert's efforts at every turn, and hiring VGO’s most deadly assassins to get what they want. 

To win, Osmark will need to viciously crush all opposition before his plans turn to ash.

©2017 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc. (P)2018 James A. Hunter and Shadow Alley Press Inc.

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Good narrator, Except......(Good book otherwise)

Okay, I hate to be so picky, but this seriously bugged me. The narrator is really good, but he mispronounces the word staMINA every single time! He pronounces it as staNIMA! Such a small thing if he did it once, but he does it every single time! If this were the type of book where the word was only used a few times, it wouldn't bug me so much. This book, however, is LITRPG, and the word is used A LOT. You would think someone would have corrected this. Otherwise, the narration was really good. He reads well and does good voices and accents. And the book itself is really good, so long as you've read the Veridian Gate books. I just wish this issue had been taken care of.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great story of VGO's villain's rise to power

If you enjoyed the VGO series, this is a great addition, giving a look at the "villain" Robert Osmark's side of the story.

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Great story

It was great to see everything from Robert's side. It will make everything going forward more meaningful, and it was also nice to see the imperial side a bit. The one annoying thing was how the narrator kept saying stanima over and over at least 100 times, instead of stamina. Don't know if that was a typo, or an error on his part. At first I thought I was hearing things, but nope, stanima stanima stanima, ugh. Other than that it was a good performance.

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EFF YEAH! A coauthor novel

I was excited when I discovered this hidden in Audible's Library. It is kind of annoying trying to find stuff in Audible sometimes. Even though I follow authors I will sometimes go into books I've previously listened to to see what people have bought based on that book and that's how I found this one Yay!

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Good except for the stanima

Seriously I get a little eye twitch whenever the narrator says stanima rather than stamina, and it happens HUNDREDS of times.

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LOVE THIS BOOK.

great way to get a better understanding of the imperials and the Empire. if you enjoy The Viridian Gate series then this book is a must. the narrator mispronounced quite a few words, the main being Stamina, he says s
tanima about 50 times.

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good book, but the reader is rushing through it...

this reader is scrambling through the book making no pause for suspense or effect. he Aldo says stanima, which is infuriating when you heat ut for the umpth time.

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Great story, very mediocre/strange narrator

The narrator was tolerable, but I'm confused why he's even in the business. He mispronounced so many common words like stamina, proficiency, and on and on. He often swapped the vowels E and ih like in Still and Steel. Like, fine if English isn't your first language or something, or you're dyslexic, but at least the editors should catch the errors?

Story was a great continuation.

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