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Unwritten Rules

Genesis Online, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
Series: Genesis Online, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (235 ratings)

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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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Good idea just some plot holes

Good premise little limited in terms of world growth. Lot of potential.

However their are some big plot holes like money. In game things are actually pretty cheap. I’ve seen people put 50$ easy in to free games and in this world that would take them really far. It just seems like oh most people don’t realize hey 5$ is enough to get my character taught all the skills in my class.

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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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Great Story.

You should check out other litRPG. From this voice actor. Michael Goldstrom work is really good email him and let him know.

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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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ready for the second one

it's because really good it made me feel a lot like I was playing am mmo myself it really caught me and made me lose track of time while I was driving around waiting for the second one the sequel needs to happen

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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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  • 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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