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Video Game Plotline Tester Audiobook

Video Game Plotline Tester: Dark Herbalist Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Would you be prepared to work for free? How would you like to bust your hump for a large corporation 60-plus hours a week without a wage or a single day off for the vague promise of some mysterious perks in the distant future?

You'd refuse point blank, wouldn't you? But what if the job in question was playing a state-of-the-art fantasy MMORPG game? And what if this was the only thing you're really good at? Especially considering that your in-game partner is someone really special to you - and this person already lives a virtual life?

Knowing all this, would you consider the mysterious future bonus worth your while?

©2017 M. Atamanov; English translation copyright 2017 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2017 Tantor

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    Irshad Karim 04-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Definitely worth a listen"

    Engaging characters, interesting conflicts and a very cool world. I think that last point was the biggest draw for me, though in general it was a fun and relatively stress-free romp. The ending did fall a little flat, but I'm certainly eager for the sequel.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John 05-14-17
    John 05-14-17 Member Since 2006

    I am a professional driver and therefore spend a lot of time on the road. Audible has been a great source of entertainment for me.

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    "Absolutely loved it."

    I read this book and it makes me wish I could have that job. The world is very interesting and the PC and NPCs are very well thought out and mysterious. leaves you with a hunger for more.

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    Chile 06-26-17
    Chile 06-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining but not groundbreaking."

    Good book with a fun story that has potential to become a really good series.

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    Liz L. 07-02-17
    Liz L. 07-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "need the next one"

    Love it we need the next one in the series in the Dark Herbalist asap.

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    Saphenous California 05-29-17
    Saphenous California 05-29-17 Member Since 2017

    I love sci-fi & fantasy type books and I'm addicted to LitRPG at the moment! Murder mysteries also intrigue me! =)

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    "highly amused"
    What did you love best about Video Game Plotline Tester?

    I like how big ears has an unusual character and seems to succeed at it which is what you figure will happen when you follow a character around.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Video Game Plotline Tester?

    There were a lot of memorable moments. I found it interesting they get in capsules to physically be in the game. I liked him meeting up with his sister in game and she is disabled and can't walk in real life but in the game she can and she feels whole in the game. I caught myself smiling through some events and chanting in the background for other events. LOL


    What does Eric Michael Summerer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the way he did the voices of characters and the inflection he used while reading. I had a hard time pushing pause to go to sleep or answer the phone at work.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there is a book 2 to continue where we left off. We aren't even lv 30 yet so there is a lot of room to make a 2nd book. I almost didn't get this book because the title was a little ambiguous and it seemed like a book for kids, I'm glad I took a chance on it though because in my mid 30's I really enjoyed this audio book! I loved that it was a longer audio book, I really had no idea the book was originally in another language and translated to English. It was really well done!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Heath L. Doolin Somewhere else 04-20-17
    Heath L. Doolin Somewhere else 04-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Solid litRPG"

    What happens when you are put into the worse class with the worst stats and your job depends on making it fun? You think better...

    Great story with a blend of R/L and RPG mixed in and an engaging storyline of a guy doing his best in a bad situation. Great for those MMO players who are not your standard golden triangle types and want a person who succeeds by his wits (along with some helpful misfits) Looking forward to the ongoing series very much!

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    dustin 04-19-17
    dustin 04-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    At first I was afraid that it might be boring due to the fact that it has two separate story's to follow but the two worlds mess beautifully in this particular story. Looking forward to the next book....

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    Ian Mitchell 09-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun and entertaining"

    Both the story and the audio book are well done. I'm rather fond of Russian litRPG and I thought this one was fun and entertaining. This is my second listen and I'm going to go listen to book 2 now. I also liked the audiobook of the author's Perimeter Defense series.

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    Sazk 09-11-17
    Sazk 09-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hidden Gem!"

    Its a treat, took me by surprise. The narrator does an excellent job. Can't wait for book 2.

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    Jennifer V. 08-30-17
    Jennifer V. 08-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    This is a great story. The author has created an interesting dynamic between his characters, both npc and in game player characters. Though I like the characters very much I could do without the occasional cussing, as I don't think swearing adds anything to a story. Otherwise it is a fun read, and I loved the telling by the voice actor.

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