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Something quite odd is happening in Second World - the planet's foremost MMORPG. Something that's causing alliances to be broken, and friendships, forgotten. A worthless low-level mine becomes the stage of vicious battles, its burned ruins suddenly contested by the game's toughest clans. Every border is controlled, and every road in the province blocked off. The weak players and NPCs alike are subjected to non-stop violent raids courtesy of Eastern invaders. And the strong...the strong are scouring the virtual world for the culprit - the weirdest noob the game has ever seen.

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Turned out to be worth it

Oh. My. God. was this book ever insanely annoying to start. Painful to listen to for the first few hours b/c of how ignorant the MC is. Also, the word noob is used like the Smurfs use the word smurf. Really obnoxious.

But once that's over with the story really picks up and you get your money's (or credit's) worth and don't feel cheated.

The narration is ridiculously mediocre. It's not terrible to listen to but he's not that great either.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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hated the start then got better

the beginning was like stereo instructions. the repetitive noob rant felt like the writer had never actually played a mmo no one talks like that out side bad made for TV dramas. after that the story picks up and it becomes a hell of a ride

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Not bad. Slow to start, and loses track at the end

The story was decent, and actually quite gripping in the middle. The last chunk lost me though (but by that time I'd already purchased the sequel, so I'll go through it as well). Worth mentioning though was the narrator. Everything seemed to be enunciated and emphasized as though every word was of extreme importance. It was off-putting from the beginning, though not a deal breaker. Kind of in the vein of Jonathan Yen's narrations, though some people do like that sort of thing.

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Surprisingly Good.

You know I really hated this book at the beginning. I mean this would be a great book for someone unfamiliar with rpg games, but to me he was just so noobishly noobie. lol. But you must remember the title. So by the end of the book you are striving for more story. I thought it was well thought out. So yes a good addition to the lit RPG series.

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Worth it

Not gonna lie a truly boring start but it does indeed pick up and you just can’t help but wonder what’s this mofo gonna do next

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amazing start to this series

this is an amazing start to a new series if you are hardcore video game player you'll appreciate this and if you're someone who's interested in finding about what's your video game playing children are saying then this is a book for you

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wasn't expecting this form a LitRPG

the underlying racism really brings down the quality of the story
would be a four or five-star easily if it wasn't for that

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Takes a while to pick up.

Awesome first book in the series. Though it was slow at first, it was all a set up for the story. The performance was good but nothing remarkable.

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Slow start, but a compelling story after all.

The story took a long time to get going, but the plot was interesting. The end kind of fizzled out a bit as well.

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Wow.

Some reviews and the summary made me shy away from this book a few times but it really is amazing, only complaint is the narrator's loud breathing, sounds like gasping for air before some sentences, but that's not too hard to ignore

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-27-18

loved it loved it loved it

this was a great book. I want to play this game now with the Emporor of nooks. #TeamBug

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  • D. Deeks
  • 04-18-18

Not so much a story as a character creation

While a little too slavish to the RPG style, and a lot repetitive, the story of Russ is still one worth reading.

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  • FlangeArtist
  • 03-29-18

Difficult to start but got better

Wa really hard to get into at the start, but I soon got into it.

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  • Remigijus Gentvilas
  • 01-19-18

better than expected

good book with standard "Lucky newb" becoming a hero. worth a listen for LitRpg lover