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Publisher's Summary

They say only fools enter the tower....

All Max wants is to become a climber and search for his long-lost sister.

But citizens aren’t allowed to climb - they aren’t even allowed remotely in the vicinity of the mysterious and magical tower. Plus, even if citizens could enter, it didn’t change the fact that Max’s body is paralyzed from the waist down, confined to a wheelchair. No way would anyone let him enter the tower. Ever.

Yet one night, everything changes, and Max’s world is thrown upside down. He suddenly gains an ultra-rare ability and the chance to train and climb the tower.

But being a climber isn’t as easy as it sounds. Each floor of the tower contains vast worlds and deadly, magical monsters.

While Max may want to ascend to the top of the tower, there are plenty of others who want to as well, many who won’t blink an eye at removing anyone who stands in their way....

Tower Climber is the start of a brand-new LitRPG/progression fantasy series by Jakob Tanner, best-selling author of Arcane Kingdom Online. The story contains RPG mechanics, stats, and ranks as a form of power progression.

Pick it up today!

©2020 Jakob Tanner (P)2020 Jakob Tanner

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Story is pretty Juvenile

I was gonna say it'd be a good read for young readers, but then I realized there's a good amount of murder in this book so from that view point the book is not meant for kids.
If he's writing for adults, then it's pretty terrible.
Also, same goes for the narration. If the book was meant for a younger audience then the narration would be awesome. But, if all of this is meant for adults it's insultingly childish. I guess he's working with what the author gave him, but still.
Overall the premise is cool, and the world is interesting, but I think it could've been a whole lot better though.

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Cringy narration

Yikes the narrator really isn't doing the author any favors. The story is meh and dont get me started on the beginning.

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Love the concept, the execution not so much

How to put this... The story feels like it was written for children. The characters has unrealistic reactions towards each other and the bad guys seems comically evilly stupid. The main character gets himself out of situations by shear dumb luck. At one point he warned someone about the bad guy in the story and... Nothing really comes from it... What the heck? The person he warned even said that he will look into it and nothing happens? I think the author forgot a lot of small plot points.

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Meh

Too many underdeveloped tropes and the bad guys are all poorly written.

The world timeline seemed as if the author wanted readers to be confused.

The full vein/half vein subplot feels forced. The first generation to get powers are still alive within a natural lifespan.

Same thing with the dynastic aspect of these powerful houses. There just wasn't enough push back from all the average people with traits. It would take more than two generations for Americans to fall that completely into an aristocracy. People with traits abusing people without traits, 100% believable. The social conditioning of deferring to "nobility" among those with traits, not from Americans. Not that quickly.

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Painful

Credit to the author for the world building and magic system. The rest was very hard to get through. The vast majority of characters (especially the villains) were very one-dimensional, and their prejudices were not very credible.

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Litrpg Harry Potter but Infuriating

I usually don't leave negative reviews, but this novel actually made me angry reading it, . Human's do not work like this, none of the actions or reactions are plausible. The characters in this novel fail to ask obvious questions, even to themselves, leaving huge holes in both the reader's understanding, and the story itself. The villains are all mustache twisting and petty. The mc is uninspired and his solutions are either utterly basic or completely implausible, and in either case would not work without massive plot armor. The arc of the story was somewhat compelling and it kept me reading hoping it would improve, but it didn't. Apologies to the author for this negative review, but honestly I feel like I'm owed an apology, I will never get this time back.

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Listened to all but an hour

This was painful to continue listening to, the adults are basically children and completely brain dead.

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very different climber book

given that the MC only climbs a very limited amount of floors during the book, it's not typical of the genre...
it is however very well written.
it has a slight tendency towards YA, but that comes mostly from the fact that most of the main cast are late teens than anything else.
it's a interesting start to the series and if you like climber stories you should definitely check it out.

Steve does a great job with the voices and I was especially impressed during the final chapters (hard to say without spoiling)

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Mediocre, Not Terrible but Not Good

Not bad exactly, had an interesting premise, but a cool idea can't save bad writing. There were lots of plot holes in this book and everything was over the top and unrealistic certainly not the worst book ever, but story was poorly thought out.

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not great but worse near the end

good idea and a okay attempt at character development it seemed like the author was trying to hard to put alot into this book which caused quite a bit of jumping between characters point of view, it became a little chaotic at the end with that point of view switching it became very annoying. the main character was okay not great he doesn't stand out much compared much and constantly makes frustrating decisions. the book could of been better is there was a slower build up laying a better ground work. But this is just my opinion so take a change with the book it is always your choice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-21

For younger people

Listen a couple of hours. This is for around 20 years olds. Not my taste.

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  • Thomas P Scott
  • 05-14-21

Interesting

definitely an interesting take on the tower climber concept was a nice Twist definitely worth a read I'm going to pick up the second book now.

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  • toby
  • 03-09-21

kind of annoying

honestly it was full of plot holes and not really a great story, sorry. the narrator was good though.

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  • Martin
  • 03-09-21

The loot

The main character kills a couple of people, but never take any of their belongings, like I wanna hear if the reckless brothers and archer had any artifacts or cores.

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  • Dalton
  • 02-18-21

Brilliant start to a series

Loved listening to this ! The little bit of back story at the start was just the right amount for me. Not too much that takes too long, and not to little that you don’t even care about it. Good character development, narrator done a great job and just enjoyed it overall. Only thing at times for me is it was a bit too much in short dialog “said (insert any character name here)”, but I completely understand why I recognise it more when I listen rather than reading so can’t hold that against any author. Hopefully Jakob is working on the next one and it will hit audible ASAP.

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  • Callum McDougall
  • 02-11-21

solid story

enjoyable story, nice fast pace which is rather different for a litrpg, excited to see where the story goes and will 100% be buying the sequel

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  • lewis
  • 02-11-21

amazing book must read.

one of the best litrpg books I have read to date,

very good character development, pulled me in from the start finished in one day.

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  • chefrock
  • 02-05-21

Jakob Tanner upped his game!

If you like unique skills, an underdog with a cheat skill with an interesting story then you should give this book a listen.

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  • Tim
  • 01-31-21

Climbing author

This book has effort written all over it. Achieving this level of balance between story and the numbers so sought after in a LitRPG is commendable.

I can't wait for the next book!

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  • David
  • 04-05-21

Great in some ways lacking in others

Lacking in many ways, cringy character stereotypes along with common character motivations but the action, puzzles, challenges and battles won me over, had a great time listening to this book

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  • Chris
  • 02-11-21

Climbing the Tower

A great start to a new series that captures some of the best parts of the genre and moves along at a decent clip - a great listen and can’t wait to see where our mc goes next.