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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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Disgusted by author's annoying attempts

The MC and story and nice and flow well, but it seems like the author is dead set on making the MC seem thoughtless, fickle and senseless. Ignoring stats that govern them and then introducing pathetically trope-ish situations after addressing it as such. It just seems like someone asked a d-bag to give a good story a quick edit. I had to come back and edit this as it got worse with the idiocy and lacy waste of time that such authors make of interactions with females characters. Just to introduce pointless conflict that doesn't help the story or make sense for anyone with anything close to average intelligence, but this character that boosts wisdom and intelligence just can't see it? Came back after end to re-edit and drop my review, the author gets lazier and extends the filler that goes with stupid distractions of the MC's trope-ish lack of control, especially with the opposite sex.

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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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dissapointed

the mc is clearly an emotional retard the only saving grace is the narrator of this story

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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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Geez, really?

I have been listening and reading LitRPG for some time now and there are several books that have been rather good and some not so much. The main character in this book is a terrible. This has been one of the few books that I have had to skip a quarter of the book just to get through it and low and behold, Audible will not allow me to return it.

If you like idiotic main characters then read the book as there is an interesting twist but that is the only redeaming part of this book.

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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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  • 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.