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Unwritten Rules

Genesis Online, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (229 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kevin was a young man enjoying his college life when a car jumped the curb and crippled his body. Unable to support himself and dependent on others to meet his needs, Kevin was slipping into depression when his best friend convinced him to play a new game called Genesis Online. The concept was simple: a revolutionary artificial intelligence controlled the game world and adapted it to the actions of the players. Even the developers didn't know what course the game could take as it evolved.

Lured into the game by the prospect of earning real money, Kevin soon runs afoul of a man determined to control as much of Genesis as possible. He recruits other disenfranchised players to his side in his quest to find a way to prosper in the game. Can they stop the man who calls himself the king of Genesis from taking over everything?

©2017 Podium Publishing; 2017 Adam Horne

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this is garbage

this book is a complete waist of time. the MC is a weak minded child that is portrayed in the stereotypical DnD style loser with a chip on his shoulders and zero conviction or mental fortitude, one of the worst kinds of losers. also the story makes no sense built around an advanced AI that lacks the same intelligence as my smartphone. the writer clearly doesn't play current games, understand technology, or grasp anything about gaming or tech culture. Getting really tied of writers jumping in to genres that explore topics they clearly know nothing about... so common in litrpg. .... it's like these writers played one table top game back in the 80s and just do basic guesswork after that

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So slow

I am not sure if it was the narrator or the story, but this book comes across as unbearably slow. I even upped the speed and still could not take more than two hours before wanting to break my phone.

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one of the best books I've read in a while

this was one of the most interesting books I've read in quite a long time!

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pretty great

Yes I do recommend it for everyone. when I started it, I could not put it down. That might not be the same for other readers. I could not shack this feeling that somethings were missing from this book.

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  • Josh
  • READYVILLE, TN
  • 12-05-17

when someone's just unrealistically nice

The m.c. here is pretty naive, and has a weird hatred of charity for a guy who literally can't do much of anything.

He also gets surprised every time he gets attacked by the same guild, and is shocked that people on the internet are rude. I think this kind of naive character is just a cheap way to show character development.

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Something a little different.

I’ve listened to a lot of LitRPGs in the past couple years. I really enjoy the characters inside the game and in RL. Unwritten Rules is definitely in my top 10. Adam Horne doesn’t try to through to many characters at you for to try and remember who’s who. I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Absolutely a great book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Up until now, Alterworld, Live to play was the best RPG type book I have listened to. This book ranks very close to Alterworld, if not the same ranking. It has a lot of potential. With the Live to Play series, the first 3 were great, 4 was shaky and the 5-7 were terrible. We will have to see where this series goes. But I was 2 hours in and already checking to see if there were any other books out. I cannot wait until book 2 arrives. I didn't realize that Michael Goldstrom was also the one that did Alterworld as I didn't recognize the name. But he has a style and voice that just fits perfect for this genre.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I burned through this book in 2 days. I was tempted to listen to it all in one day. Had I not got such a late day start, I probably would have.

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I listened to the whole story to give it a chance. The story seemed rushed and the characters were not developed throughly

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this is an amazing borderline RPG

well this is not strictly RPG it is an amazing start to a serious that has potential not only in its fights but as a potential to begin a new series of World building hopefully he can build on this also well this book dust touch on real world potential for helping people with mobility issues hopefully in the next books he can truly start to include this with a stronger secondary theme

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Fixed the ending

So glad the author fixed the ending. Originally he tossed off the idea of building a town when we all know that it was going to happen because that is where the money is at.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-17

Moo review

5/5 loved it
Ok don’t take this the wrong way but the past two books about injured people sucked ... this however way amazing really looking forward to book two and seeing if they build a town .. pls do

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