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Darwin, a video game addict, is sitting in his bathrobe and slippers playing his favorite MMO on a Christmas night when an uninvited guest breaks into his house to steal his belongings.

After the scuffle is over he finds himself transported into one of the sword and magic RPG-style MMOs that he has always loved to play, albeit one he has never heard of, where he has to overcome trials and tribulations at every turn as he fights for his life alongside new companions.

©2015 Charles Dean (P)2017 Charles Dean

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Pleasantly surprised!

I bought this audiobook having already read the entire series on Kindle. I wanted to see how the audio held up against the images and voices I'd formed in my mind. I'm often disappointed when books I love get made as movies or series.
But in this case, I was impressed. I listened while driving cross country. The imagery, humor, and the well-done accents had me drawn in to the point where I nearly ran myself out of gas.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story, dry humor, and solid game elements mixed in.
Grab your slippers of +10 face-smashing and dive in!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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this is the amazing starts to a new series

this is an amazing start to a new series I can't wait until the next one comes out I do have a warning and that is at the time that I try to download This Book The formatting system was such that you could only be download it into parts which will turn off a lot of people I urge anybody who wants to get this to First Contact Audible and make sure they fix this travesty this is a humorous light-hearted book which will climb the audible ranks once they have fixed this problem

10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Solid Lit-rpg

Super solid story. Pretty cool world building with some build up about what the hell is going on with the lead character. Slight ding on the narrator's female voices (although in some places the voices are supposed to be annoying deliberately as part of the story). Also a few quibbles with the story arcs jumping around and I personally could have used a bit more info on the leveling up. Hopefully we can get a bit more city building in the follow up books too.

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  • James
  • Billings, MT, United States
  • 11-15-17

Great new series, must give it a try.

I think Charles Dean has a winner of a story here, half the time I was laughing my ass off, the other half I was just waiting for the next head spinner to come around the corner, I've spent the whole story so far trying to understand what the hell the main characters past history is about, he keeps giving you bits and pieces of it as it goes along, but it stays entertaining, I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out, thanks for a great book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Amazing book!






This book is great! Especially if you're into gaming and MMO RPG style! Keeps you sucked in and wishing you were there to fight along side Darwin. i loved the narrator. I recommend this book to any fellow gamers and beyond!!!!




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Quirky but fun

This story feels like a someone challenged the author to write a serious litrpg story with the most ridiculous starting point a bathrobe and spoon and make it a legitimately good story. I️ wasn’t blown away but I️ don’t regret my time listening to this book either.

Narration was average quality. Characters were memorable and fun.

Worth a credit if you want something a little different.

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Story was great, narration could use work

I greatly enjoyed the story, but the cadence of Mr Broadhead's narration was slightly irritating. It almost sounded like punctuation was just an inconvenience to him, so he ignored it.

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A literal walkthrough of an imagined MMO

Most of the prose in this book is dedicated to the literal description of a rather bland MMO, it’s like playing one without the fun. The central interesting plot element, that of a protagonist transported mysteriously into this alternate world is barely explored, then just as a somewhat obtuse flashback that promises more context behind the central mystery is delivered the book ends. That’s right, the key mystery is only really addressed substantively as a tease in the final chapter in flashback form raising more questions than it answers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-14-17

Moo review

Loved it I swear I heard of this books ages ago and just saw it as I was looking for something new decided to give it a go and it was worth it