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The Beginning After the End: Publisher's Pack

By: TurtleMe
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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The Beginning After the End: Publisher's Pack contains books 1 and 2 of The Beginning After the End series.

Early Years, book 1:

I never believed in the whole “light at the end of the tunnel” folly where people, after having a near-death experience, would startle awake in a cold sweat exclaiming, “I saw the light!” But there I was, in this so-called “tunnel” facing a glaring light, when the last thing I remembered was sleeping in my room - the royal bedchamber, as others called it. Had I died? If so, how?

King Grey once benefited from unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability but now finds himself reborn in a society dominated by magic. Given a second chance at life, the once-king strives to understand his role in this new world and the purpose of his reincarnation while correcting the mistakes of his past.

Early Years, book 2:

King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in world governed through martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man, devoid of purpose and will.

Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.

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I love every second of this book! I need more!

I love every second of this book, the narration was amazing, but i had to slow it down to 90% to fully enjoy and digest the information.

i love the MC's progression, his thoughts on life, training, and his family. it was wholesome, fantastic, funny, and brought tears to my eyes on some occasions. He's just a guy living a new life, trying to protect his family.

I read the manga, and was pleasantly surprised on how much detail was missed on the manga. The book goes on to detail everything i have missed and much more. I also love the fact that there are no harem elements anywhere in this book like other books like this (manga, fantasy, or litrpg books).

I don't know what more to say, but this book is absolutely amazing and i can't wait for the next installments. Please! let me have some more!

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Let's hear it for intelligent main characters!

Can we have more? Don't get me wrong, I do not want MCs who know everything. I just want them to be NOT stupid. And more female supporting characters who are not all swooning and fainting all over the place.
This was an excellent book. I tried hard not to consume it all at once but I could not stop listening. I wanted action, adventure, intrigue, humor, endearment... and this delivered it all in spades.
My only gripe is the time jumps, but that is very minor. Not everyone wants to get bogged down in the weeds with the 'slice of life' genre. But if any character could enthrall you with the day to day minutia it would be this guy; He would be calculating optimal mana densities and plotting to overthrow the royal family while flossing...
Please buy and share. This is well worth your time and credit.

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Absolute Masterpiece!

One of the best books I have listened to on this platform. A stunning performance from Travis!

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Absolutely Amazing

I don’t write many reviews , but I had to on this book. Travis Baldree is one my new favorite narrators, he just brings books to life. If you liked Cradle you’ll love this book! Looking forward to the next book!

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This one is gold!

I loved these two books. I would love to see more in this series. .

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Fun, but needs work.

Fun, ridculous, contrived, a bit shallow, but a good time nonetheless. The basic concept of the main character Is what kept me engaged, reincarnation, is something I never thought I would enjoy in my fantasy novels. But it introduces some fun encounters, and allows the protagonist to act intelligently beyond his age.
If u don't think too much about some of the systems and plots , and enjoy the ride, it's worth the credit for the publishers pack. I will likely purchase the next book in print for a fun light hearted read.

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  • Eirik
  • Røyse, Norway
  • 12-12-19

Recommend 100% worth a credit!

Do you like reincarnation books? Do you like magic /martial arts books? If yes then this book is for you.

It knows what it wants to be and does it amazingly good.

Hope book 3 and 4 won't take a long time to arrive on audible.

10/10 from me so far.

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I love this story!

I first came across this story when I happened to see the web comic. I loved the comic, but the book is even better. I like the pacing of the story, it's never slow, but it's not action at every turn either. I can't wait for the next one to be released.

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WOW!

YOU WILL REGRET NOT GETTING THIS BOOK! This book hit every point I usually look for in an overpowered mc. Great detail and story flows. Only disappointment is that I have to wait for the next books come out!

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Exactly what i wanted and what i needed.

This book's story and the way of telling it is exactly what i have wanted for a long time know.
As for the narration it was flawless as always Travis you are one of my all time favorites.

Hopes the next audio book comes out soon in desperat need of more,

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  • chefrock
  • 12-13-19

isekai, litrpg, cultivating and more. amazing!

I have listened to hundreds of audio books and never left a review, this book is simply outstanding. The story, the characters and world building draw you in. The narrator does an excellent job at bringing the characters to life and making you feel for them. I cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • L.
  • 01-18-20

Read this book years back.

I loved the personification that Travis gave the characters of this world. I honestly cannot wait for the next one!

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  • Dave M
  • 01-13-20

Brilliant, the best new series in ages

For me this is simply the best new book series I've listened to in ages. It's as compelling as The Land. I can't wait for more of the story to be translated and put on audioable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-20

Fantastic Story

Was told about this book in a group and it was as great as I was informed it would be

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-05-20

Top quality!!

Good pacing, interesting storyline so far and Characters are all interesting. Only problem is I need more!!!

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  • CJ Silva
  • 01-05-20

What an amazing Story Spectacular!!!!

Let say this is a 5 star series. Loved the concept the ideias the characters all is well tough. TurtleMe you Sir are exquisite a true unicorn of this genre congratulations. Travis really truly grateful out this earth performance you sir should be Knighted for just the most amazing way that you can capture people attention. Boys and girls 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ all of you....

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  • Tessa
  • 01-10-20

great world building

this story was thoroughly enjoyable im hoping there will be another of this series released asap

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  • Xravia
  • 01-05-20

A continual build up of power.

boring same old op faceslapping mc that gets whatever they want handed to them with impressive backstory's and unimpressive personalities.

The dungeon part was good but it was weighed down by jampacking the kids first 12 years with more power ups and mcguffins than a season of dbz. I also dislike how alot of story development is just sacrificed for more power ups.

It remains to be seen what the mc will do with all his advantages other than the normal targeting people that steal his thunder.

There is not much to talk about since its just 1 power up after another, with him being a literal kid yet picking and choosing what a kid can do.

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  • Jenny Macmillan
  • 01-02-20

Very good but Disappointed

I was very surprised by this book. At the beginning I thought I wouldn’t like it but to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it. The reason I’m disappointed is there is no follow up books. Please bring on book three.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-19

Top notch

I devour these types of books and after a while they all have a very similar feel; this book is an exception. Fantastic tale and brilliant narration, pumped for the rest of the story to hit audible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-19

even better than I thought

I brought this book thinking it might be half decent but i was in love with it the first hour in. The nerida was great and the story was interesting and well written I can not wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-19

Adventure like no other

Story is great and loved the manga~

Suggested improvements:
The audio - voice was monotone and needs more character depth (feeling) however captured the main character's voice and feeling perfectly.