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The Curse

The Realm Between, Book 1
Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Will refused to admit to the HR lady at Radical Interactive that he'd never played their debut virtual reality MMORPG The Realm. From what he'd seen in videos and heard from reviewers, the game sucked. With the company's failed attempt at entering the gaming industry, they switched their sights to focus on smaller-scale educational programs.  

Being a beta tester for Radical Interactive was not the dream job Will had envisioned, but he had hoped it would get his foot in the door to one day becoming a graphic designer for the company. As he filled out his new-hire paperwork, he never realized he was literally signing his life away.  

Now a phenomenally successful company, Radical Interactive was secretly working on something behind closed doors that would change both the medical and gaming industries forever. The Realm was reborn. The only problem was that it wasn't a game - at least not to those trapped inside.

©2018 Phoenix Grey (P)2019 Tantor

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short

felt like half a book. but still pulled me in and want more. Will be watching for mect

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Feels like half of a book.

This is the first book I've listened to from author Phoenix Grey and the first audiobook I've listened to narrated by Neil Hellegers. The book starts off slow with real world events going on for awhile before the main character even arrives in the game with the most exciting thing in that segment being how the character came to end up there though that wasn't fleshed out very much. Most of the events in the book feel very familiar. There were parts where it felt like i had suddenly missed something so I would go back and re-listen to for several minutes only to find out that no it just suddenly changed mid sentence like something had been cut out. The main character doesn't have much depth but the supporting characters are a little interesting. The narrator does a good job of bringing the characters to life. The book kind of drags on only to end in a way that makes it feel like half of a book due to the fact that the initial quest chain and events aren't resolved. I wanted to like this book so I may check out the next one to see how it resolves which may cause me to change my rating on this but for now I can't really give it a higher rating.

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meh.

Really slow. The story never captured my attention. The narration was good. It was like listening to some you just met tell you about their day.