Somerset

The Rules, Book 1
Narrated by: Doug Tisdale Jr.
Series: The Rules, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (400 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Somerset.

A land of mystery and magic! You have been chosen by our Illustrious Overlord to take part in the Rules: a no-holds-barred death match to see who among you is the most powerful. You have been transported here against your will. The only way back is to reach level 100 and defeat the final boss. Please do be careful with your life, as it is the only one you’ll get. Have a pleasant match, and remember, we’re always watching....

When Sam wakes up in a strange new world with a message floating before his eyes, he thinks he's hallucinating. However, he soon discovers a land filled with dungeons, monsters, angry gnomes, and even worse, talking dogs!

Warning: Contains profanity and content that may not be suitable for children. This is a LitRPG book, containing multiple stat sheets, message windows, dungeons, and epic loot.

©2019 Aaron Oster (P)2019 Aaron Oster

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The narrator makes this book!

Tisdale was the perfect choice for this book. If it was anyone else then the constant cursing would have seemed childish and just sloppy writing. Tisdale however manages to portray the confusion, surprise, anger and rage perfectly. What amazes me most was how every action was interconnected. Every piece of the story had a specific purpose and it showed. There was no clutter or unnecessary bits. This was actually phenomenal! I highly recommend this to Litrpg listeners as well as thos who end a well woven story. Based on how this book was structured, if you enjoyed this book, I believe you will also enjoy Mayor of Noobtown by Ryan Rimmel. Check it out, it has a similar flavor to Somerset.

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from zero to HERO

I have heard his stuff from the SUPERMAGE series and although I liked it I was not overly impressed with the first book then the second one was better, but this... this book was him really hitting his stride. This book is well thought out, the plot points are vary coherent, the characters are people you can be invested in, and although the book had a good solid ending it left plenty for me to look forward to. All and all this is a book that makes me happy to say I plan to preorder the sequel. 😁

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had the key to what other litrpgs are missing

this book was amazing, and in my opinion had the key to what a lot of litrpgs are missing, and I'm talking about crunchy stats. now I know there are a tun of books with crunchy stats but what this one has that is severely lacking is item stats. I love love love the item stats, sure a lot of books say they have loot but never go into the item stats, it sets this book apart and above the masses and should be a standard for the genre

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This rules!

I guess I need fifteen words. Fun series, not for kids. voice acting is amazing as always. pick it up!

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wonderful ride

Oster Ford a great job of keeping the story going and engaging, filling it with fun characters, interesting world and putting spins on old plots... it has some heavy stats parts but they are easy to skip if it's not your jam. Junior is a great Narrator with the vocal range and capacity to do solo books. I heartily recommend him after hearing him here.

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Decent

Decent litrpg, the trope is profanity, so expect that. Looking forward to the new book & the new rules.

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Solid and entertaining

This is a good mix of straight LitRPG and sword and sorcery fantasy. It’s not a masterpiece, and I wouldn’t say that it blew me away, but I was engaged the whole way through while being invested in the characters. I will happily continue with the series as the next installments are released. Definitely worth the credit. Narration is well done too.

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Wonderful

Really need the next book! Fun and awesome with LitRPG leveling. I hope a lot of people listen it’s worth it!

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Quite Solid

Pros: I enjoyed the narration and overall the story was fun. I found that the story picked up speed fast and it didn't have the usual 1+ hour setup that usually sucks for Lit RPG. The main character gets into things essentially immediately which was nice. Cons: The main character was true to the age of the main character but I found it a bit distracting as he is a 19 year old virgin who is a little overly vulgar with his language. I don't mind young characters but I felt like I was constantly reminded of their age and I found it harder to relate with the constant reminders. If you take offense to swearing it is a rather constant in this story. I found that it was consistent with the character's background but it also was not something that I could relate to anymore.

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great story

loved the series. fun joke in it about authors other series. listen or read and see if u can find it.

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  • 07-26-19

Somerset, The Rules, book 1

This my second book from this author and I'm enjoying his work greatly Aaron Oster has been added to my list of book that I'm am collecting. His characters a well rounded and fresh showing us his talents and skills And with the voice acting talents and skills of Doug Tisdale,Jr who narration makes the characters and world come alive 12 /10 stars.