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Transcendental Misappropriation

Pentacle Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (435 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Danny's life was going well. He had a steady job and plans to buy his own place. That was until some rogue junk mail decided he needed a change of scenery.

Now Danny's got a new start in another world, and he needs to make sure he doesn't squander this opportunity at making the most of this new life.

©2017 Robert Harper (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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If an ending could be rude this is it.

I love this book and really wish that the second one was out so I could continue the story. Don't let the tital and the very brief summary deter you The story focuses on a chemist Danny, after a long day at work, sliping on his step and meeting a tragic end on his front steps. Only to find out that he has woken up in an infint's body in a new reality and world that has magic, elves, dwarves, wizards, and all sorts of supernatural creatures. Men in this world are treated a lot different due to the fact that only 1 in 4 babies born of all species is male. This adds an interesting twist to the book that I enjoyed. There are people who have made comments about the character reacting to the taunts of other kids but I didn't really see that happen here. I mean if you haven't ever lost your temper with a kid before then you've never played online video games. Yes this book has some video game aspects to it but they are masked in a believable way. Finally we get to the much raged about topic that is the ending. As for me I agree this was a very VERY bad spot to end a book on. Sure there is the need to keep momentum going into the next book but this was in poor taste. The author should know that leaving us on such a clif hanger like this will make readers reluctent to continue in case the next book ends in a similar way. This is like a TV ending where the cheesey narrator says "tune in next week to find out" I could wait a week but it is going to take months if not more than a year to get the next book and that is asking a lot. Regardless of the ending I still think that this is a book worth picking up but maybe after the next book in the series has dropped.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Unusual Premise

The author is creative in setting up what is essentially an RPG story. The plot puts the mind of a mid-20s guy into a newborn baby and has him grow up in the normal way. The major flaw in the story is that by the time his body is 13, the mind has almost 40 years of living, yet he is continually flummoxed and bullied by actual children, rather than demonstrating the wisdom, accumulated knowledge, and social skills of an almost-middle-aged man. Because the author fails to take advantage of the ingenious plot device he invented, the resulting story is rather boring.

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Surprising!

I was having a hard time finding something to listen to when I came across this book, I remember thinking WTF was that book summary, Not sure why I got it. Big Surprise for me, It took me a little time to get into this book, It really took some time for it to grow on me, But by the end of the book I was mad as hell it was over so fast.

Can't wait to the next in the series.

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  • Dan
  • Columbia, MD United States
  • 09-08-18

I loved this Book and this Audiobook!

While it is rare, it happened here. Both the book *and* the audiobook were fantastic. Well read, well written, cool unique story. Nicely done Mr. Harper. Hoping for Book 2 (and 3) on Audiobook also!

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loved the story, cant wait for more

author and narrator did a good job. i was enamoured until the end. the way the author ended the book was fine in my opinion. however, to some it may seem abrupt and out of nowhere.

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  • charles
  • LAWTON, OK, United States
  • 01-01-19

An intelligent MC!!

The narrator was great, his inflection was spot on, and he didn’t fill the book with unnecessary accent. I really enjoyed the fact that the MC wasn’t a complete moron like a lot of other litrpg MC’s are. Case in point he actually goes back home to get his guns. I am looking forward to the next book coming to audible.

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lost one star on the end

I truly hate gimmick endings I'll read the next book if I like the first one please stop the cliffhanger bullshit.

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Bad Ending!!

The only reason I gave this book 2 stars for the story is because of the terrible ending. Most of the story would be 4 to 5 stars. I just personally hate gimmick ending like this. It’s just a way of saying you won’t read the next book unless I make you read it! It is just sad to see such a good story ending like this, having to rely on gimmicks to sell the next book.

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I love this book.

I love this book. This is one book that I have read multiple time. I highly recommend it.for those of you who are looking for an interesting read fantasy book this is the one for you.I can't wait till Book 2 comes out.

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Great Listen.

I can't put into words how much I enjoyed this book. I'll just say in my entire library this is by far one of my favorite listens if not my favorite. I actually found myself laughing out loud at some points. Usually I can multitask while listening but this grabbed my entire attention.

As usual props to the narrator. I'm not sure what else to say about him that I haven't already; he literally never disappoints.

The ending was a bit lacking. That's my only complaint. I'm very much looking forward to the next book.

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  • colin nelson
  • 03-21-19

Good!

I enjoyed the book and the premise. Struggled at times with the dialogue given the dichotomy of the main characters circumstances... But it didn't spoil a good story.

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  • Bugeag Sebastian
  • 02-26-19

amazing book

I'm speechless so much creativity and simplicity in such an interesting book. me need more :)