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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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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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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, 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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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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Finally, litrpg with maturity.

I haven’t read or listened to a lot of litrpg, but I have gone through most of the big ones. I am a big fan of the litrpg apocalypse genre and this one takes the cake.

Very skilled use of first person. Action, story, consequences, and realistic decisions. I got a little Fallout 4 vibes from the book. I hope this is the beginning of a fantastic saga. Very worth your time.

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Wow

Great book,didn’t think I would like but it was great.it leave me wanting more.

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awesome

I'm not even half way through and I'm writing this review. buy the book douche nozzles you'll love it.

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Best Ending

I won't spoil it. Had my heart strings pulled this way and that. I can't wait to hear more.

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Its Dope!

There are little pieces where you can be picky about the info or a situation. But, I'm not even done woth the book and I cant wait for book 2.

Update: Its super Dope! Im feel off balanced and excited all at once. I'm invested. And thats saying something.

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good book

good book interesting twist at the end,
I enjoyed it, I lok forward to another book I nthe series

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  • 09-07-20

Decent story

A bit too sobby for my taste. Nice combat situations. best regards ken from Denmark

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  • Voyager
  • 08-28-20

Great but not my choice for an ending.

Really enjoyed this book but I prefer my books with a clean and relatively happy ending, so sue me.

I can only presume the next book, if there is one, will hopefully rectify this.
In light of this I really wanted to to downgrade my review to 4 stars but overall I felt unable to do so. I suspect this shows how good the story is.

The narrator is, as usual, excellent.

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  • Jamillah
  • 05-23-20

Good read

It was a good book and worth listening to. Well read and kept me interested although it was quite slow at times and didn't actually have much of the gamelit bits most do. Although, it did feel like a long introduction to the series and characters so hopefully the story, speed and mechanics will pick up next book. Bit of a preview, and origin story.

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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.

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  • A. Ellwood
  • 06-30-19

Good listen, poor ending

Well Spoken. Easy to follow story but with the plot twist at end will not be buying anymore in this series