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True Hero

By: Anton Emelianov,Sergei Savinov
Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer,Tavia Gilbert
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A simple man, lacking in knowledge, but quick of wit. He is flung into the future, where everything is different. Now, he has to make a name for himself, carve his own path in life. He decides to play a game, the biggest one in the world. A strategy game, focused on tactics, used to select the top managers of the largest international corporation. Now, he has to prove his mettle and earn a place for himself in the future....

Watch as he enters the competition, chooses his class, creates an army, and shows everyone in this new, future world the spirit of a player from the 2010s. Will he be the champion in the end?

©2018 Anton Emelianov and Sergei Savinov (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Fake it tell you make it.

This book is the epitome of this phrase. Honestly, this book is kinda a one treck pony, and I guessed a key point of the ending well in advance. I'll give it points for its original take on a litRPG. I also appreciate that not only did it get straight to business with the intro, but also that they're very little Stat readings. Some litRPG's get bogged down with this, and pull you from immersion of the moment at times.

It is entertaining for a while, but I find myself dreading Dan's perspective since he's often calling people cowards, or manipulative. Even though everyone else practically idolizes him. The constant misunderstanding gets grating after a while. Especially when you realize that's all the book is. If I had to describe it, I would say, it's a sitcom marathon where none of the issues are resolved, but all the other characters besides the main one THINK they are, while the MC barrels head first into the next problem with barely a shread of a plan. Over, and over, and over and over again.

He's not getting by on skill it's like.. Ok think of it this way. If you trained your whole life to complete against others that were trained to a similar standard, then as a professional, it's common sence you do things a certain way. Most efficient path, best lines of sight, ext. Now drop a casual player into the mix. Utter chaos. Instead of actual plans and forethought, this guy bulldozes any plan counting on an enemy that has the same way of thinking. That's the entire premise of the book.

What if, we dropped a newbe with no training into MLG under the false assumption he knew what he was doing?

While the idea was funny, I couldn't help but feel tired of it after awhile.

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Story is Worse than GOT Ending

The book is nearly impossible to listen to by the end. Main character is so dumb that he never actually achieves anything. Yet Every move works out at maximum positive results. He thinks he’s acting outside the box at the start, and makes a glass canon character. The other characters think he’s amazing and a brilliant genius.,,., it’s all luck.... WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER HEARD..... worse then GOT ending

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It was free, but I still feel ripped off.

This is like watching someone play one of those horrible pay to win cell phone rpg games. Yeah, every once in a while something somewhat entertaining happens, but mostly it's just tedious. I never got a good picture of who the main character was as a person, what motivated him, or why I should care about him. If the author would have put half the effort into actual character development that he put into "game mechanics" I might have actually been able to finish this book. As it stands, hard pass.

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Good book, but author has great talent.

Author has a great quality of work. The plot line went ok and story was well thought out. I just felt like the author could do even better with an old school rpg style. Not this mass battles but with one on one Rpg. There the Author could truly shine.

However I do believe the next book moves in to that.

This review was left in turn for a free copy of this book.

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10 out of 10 Tavia Gilbert as always is amazing

all I can say is that it's an excellent start to a series and that Tavia Gilbert and Jeff Hayes have to get together and make narrator babies

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Litrpg version of, "The Man Who Knew To Little".

A completely clueless guy, who lucks into amazing things. It's awesome! I'm definitely spending a credit for the next book.

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a pretty awesome litrpg

I really enjoyed this litrpg it didn't bog it self down with tons of bloat just giving you the ability and how it worked when it is learned. so if you prefer your litrpg a bit lighter to keep the action flowing this is for you.
the only complaint I have is the mc not noticing people's real reactions to him as well as feeling a bit over lucky in a few spots. honestly though he was enjoyable even still.

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if your book can't pass the Bechtel test

I thought this was gonna be great. I thought the seismic was going to turn out to be ironic or the mc would learn and grow a person. I thought wrong. one more line of what a silly little twit I am from a female character and I would barf.

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Never Ascribe To Malice...

...that which is adequately explained by incompetence. The ultimate moral of the story, here we have a perfect example of the old lesson. Our champion succeeds through a mix of making the right decisions for the totally wrong reasons and dumb luck, but it's the actions of his opponents that really cement this by not following this rule. And what's most entertaining about the book.

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No complaints for a free book

This free book is entertaining enough to have listened to the end, and enjoyed it.

The remainder of my review may trigger some snowflakes...

I can see why many people reviewing this book had problems with the main character. Just assume the main character is on the spectrum for autism and his social interactions will make you grin. His never ending luck didn't bother me, but I can understand why some people hate it.

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  • Marque
  • 11-09-21

Surprisingly funny

There is great comedy in this book that comes from the way the other characters react to the main protagonist. A rather sardonic take on how to manage a horde of monsters.

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  • ethan
  • 09-03-21

feel abridged but still good

it's a weird book to review as I did enjoy my time with it. the nps and mc are fun enough and the beginning really hooks you in dispite it trailing at the end. my main problem is it feels like the book is missing an hour or so that the editor decided wasn't necessary and multiple times in the 2nd half of the book it felt like characters appeared or disappeared at a whim and extremely powerful game ending items are made with the intention of being explored then only getting 2 lines dedicated to them.
still worth a listen if it's included in your membership

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  • david
  • 09-21-21

Amazing book

Overall I liked it alot it's an amazing story I've it gets confusing sometimes with the different perspectives but Overall it was a really good book 10 out of 10

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  • katie Varley
  • 09-12-21

Surprisingly good

Very lucky MC but a good read, almost a little cheesy in some parts but that actually made it more enjoyable

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  • Azure Teal
  • 09-01-21

What a pleasant surprise this book was

It is so SO funny. It had me cracking up as I listened honestly everyone was interpreting the hero’s moves and they were all amazed. It made me think of our modern day billionaires with people analysing their every move till they look like absolute genius. I also had a chance to reflect on the power of listening to the people around you. It’s not often I get a book where I can laugh and reflect and have big goblin energy at the same time. On to book 2

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  • Asbjørn Thisted
  • 11-24-22

Why?

This happened then this happened then this happened then this happened then this happened all the way through.
Honestly, to me it just seemed like personal wish fulfilment.

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  • M. Lehiste
  • 11-13-22

Great narrator & interesting story

Keeps you glued to the book from beginning till the last minute & makes you want more. Recommended for LitRPG fans

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  • Rod
  • 10-23-22

Enjoyable and fun romp

Great story and would have been even better if it was double the length to develop the characters more.

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  • Derek
  • 10-14-22

Brillent

Brilent, refreshinly so good, i can not wait to lisuen to more by this author.

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  • Michael Travers
  • 10-08-22

Enjoyable but not memorable

it's well worth a listen but probably won't stand out amongst the many similar books out there.

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  • The Keyboard
  • 12-17-21

DNF

Did not finish. Story is about a dude who gets teleported to the future and enters a game with the aim of winning it and getting a corporate job.

Thousands of other applicants have prepared all their life for this opportunity, yet he somehow bumbles through ever scenario making mistake after mistake, each of which turns out to be accidentally brilliant, teleporting him ahead of the competition.

Point of View chapters form other applicants show them thinking he's a super genius, but in reality this whole story was a one trick pony that just kept repeating the same joke. I'm all good with that, but sooner or later I need some actual skill and strategy from my MC.

This book gets a grudging 4 stars because if you enjoy this sort of thing, it's probably a good read. Editing was decent, storyline (once belief is suspended) was decent. Narration was decent. But I couldn't finish the book.

Read if you like your heroes to stumble through their stories with zero skill and max. accidental heroism. Avoid like the plague if you don't.

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  • rob
  • 06-22-22

fun book, easy to listen to

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. just wish it was a little longer and had just a little more background of the main character.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-24-22

Good performance

It was a good performance. The narrator was a good one. Shame that the story was trash. If you want to read a ripoff LitRPG book, then this is the book for you.

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  • ShapelessOne
  • 01-22-22

couldn't put down

I loved it,, even made me laugh out loud a few times. caution: I lost sleep because of this book 🙂