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The Great Filter: A Post-Apocalyptic Gamelit Novel

Great Filter Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (152 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The end of the world had arrived just as many had predicted, in a global exchange of nuclear weapons. 

What no one predicted was the sudden message that appeared before every living soul moments before impact, a message from "The Administrators" revealing our entire world and everything in it to be a species simulation. According to the message, humanity had been reset over a million times and every single time we could not prevent our own extinction. 

No more resets for humanity. No more chances. 

They would leave our world an irradiated disaster, but to keep things interesting, they would convert our species simulation to a game for their twisted entertainment.  

Digital or not, real or not, I have a family to protect. A wife and daughter who need me, universe be damned. I say bring it on. Welcome to the end of the world. 

Welcome to The Great Filter.

©2018 Russell Wilbinski (P)2019 Tantor

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Where did this guy come from?

This author has risen to my must buy writer's list. Two books in (different series) and I am hooked. His characters have depth, they are NOT stupid. The women are real people, not caricatures. The action is amazing and he shows, doesn't tell, you the story.
If you get annoyed buy authors who engage in endless dialogue because they are too lazy to let the story tell itself you will not find that here. The world IS, the characters react to what they have been given, they make mistakes and they learn from them. These are people I can cheer for.
Wilbinski you have a fan. Great job.


PS. Spoiler: This is to the author, so don't read this part random reader of awesomeness. Wilbinski, please bring him back. He was too awesome to lose. You had me choked up. Not enough to lose my man card, but enough to make me slightly uncomfortable. Not cool dude. ;)

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well now

I got to admit I did not see the ending coming last part of the book interesting you will definitely love the characters especially firebug and who doesn't love a granny with a shotgun who's a complete badass

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Well, that was a lot better than I expected

I'll try not to give any spoilers.

The narrator is great. He voiced one of my favorite Litrpg series World:Seed and he does another excellent job. The female voices aren't the best I've heard from a male narrator, but it doesn't hurt the performance.

The story is reminiscent of another Litrpg I've heard. I think it was called Apocalypse: gates or something. Though this system seems way more flushed out and interesting.

The offbrand jokes come throughout the book and I always get a kick out of them. Also, throughout the entire book I couldn't help feeling that our MC wasn't the real one.. Like, he's just a stop gap until the real hero shows up to woop as$. I think it'll become more and more clear who that is as the story unfolds. You may overlook that person if your not really listening either.

If you wanted to think about it in comic book terms, this book, maybe even this series, is an origin story for the superhero. Every good origin story, tends to feature heartache.

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  • Tom
  • United States
  • 05-16-19

Was that another "OOPS" from the narrorator?

I liked it more than I have other books lately so you get the review. I like how Mr. Wilbinski (now known as Alphabet) used variances of trade marked items and it kept me on my toes when listening. Great concept and at times I felt the earth was in a snow globe.
Mr. Hellegers (Alphabet2) did a wonderful job with the narrating and it was easy to know which character was talking.

I do need to put a Hello Kitty sticker on my next flame thrower now, bling counts.

When is book two?

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Unexpected gem

So wasn’t expected much post-apocalypse stuff isn’t my thing but it was very fun listen to the whole this in one sitting. The game mechanics remind me of fallout. Can’t wait for the next one definitely goes on the list.

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Wha... what just happened?

The story is a bit slow in the beginning and middle, but the end is a complete slap across the face.

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interesting rpg system

interesting take on gamelit, sounds alot like the fallout games but with an interesting twist. not looking forward to the next book, not everyone can pull a game of thrones and still make it interesting. plus if an author is going to do the girl power thing, why stereotype it.

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seriously!

why did it have to end! and why did it have to end sooo freaked sad!!!!!

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Great book

I can't wait for the next book in the series . 5 stars listen to this book twice.

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well then

I have to say with no spoilers the end was deff unexpected and I've never seen that before nice job good writing

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  • bradley
  • 04-15-19

great

A great mix of post apocalypse and litrpg, not to over the top in gamer jargon.