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Lee is a quiet and unassuming office worker who leads a life of solitude, comfort, and routine. Day in and day out, he shuts off his brain, keeps his head down, and goes about doing his job and minding his own business. That is, he does until a drunken god shows up randomly one day and whisks him off into another world, demanding that Lee serve as his pawn in a game between the gods. Now, trapped in a completely different world full of danger, magic, and creatures he's never imagined outside of fairy tales and video games, Lee has to figure out how to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

Soundbooth Theater dives into another instant RPG Gamelit classic in War Aeturnus. With this piece of reverent comedy and philosophy about the role of belief in our modern times, Charles Dean has filled a void in the world of Gamelit by creating a Candide for the genre. Not only will Lee's exploits with his psychotic sidekick, Miller, make listeners laugh and spit out their Mountain Dew, it may even convince them to get off the couch for a little while and explore the world outside of video games and fantasy.

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:

  • Jeff Hays - Narration, Characters, Production Supervision
  • Dalton Lynne - Proofing
  • Alex Tate - Production, Editing, Mastering
©2017 Charles Aylett Ashby Dean (P)2018 Charles Aylett Ashby Dean

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The Best performed audio book I've heard.

I have over 300 audible titles and I have to say that the narration and performance of this book is one of the best I've heard. It's a compelling universe with a great story and awesome characters. I can't wait for a sequel.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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fast forward to an amazing story

the author does something rather amazing he allows people to make a choice do you want to listen to the character sheet if no fast forward and in doing this he gives the people choice of listening to his amazing story in two ways if you're the hardcore gamer who likes to listen to the character sheets go ahead do so otherwise skip the next chapter something else is by doing this we get to really get into what's like for mpc's show me how some people treat them as second-class Citizens While others treat them as equals and the effect that has on gameplay

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  • Sean
  • Colorado springs
  • 02-07-18

a very interesting story

a well written take on the reluctant protagonist, good game design and a nice premise on the world itself

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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amazing imagination and theological insight

War Aeternus takes on the everyman imagination when it comes to how gods work. From the mind of Charles Dean comes a hilarious account of a god looking out for its offspring by taking him from his dull world into a game like world to break his mind free from living like a drone. depending on how religious you are, you may take offence but I spoke with Charles before reading this and I knew that his intent was not to offend. when someone thinks their thoughts are crazy and another friend tells them it's normal.... this is that friend in the form of a book. hilarious. entertaining. and down to earth. very much worth your time. recommended snacks while reading. bacon and blueberry waffles. and beer. lots of beer.

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  • TU
  • 03-14-18

Another FANTASTIC book narrated by Jeff Hays

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

With Jeff Hays narrating, it is no wonder this was a highly entertaining listen. Like Delvers, LLC, this is a nice take the LitRPG genre. If you like Jeff Hays' other work, you'll love this one. Do yourself a favor and go ahead and pick this one up.

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a bit different than me usual books

A story where you are the pawns in a game played against the God's.

the narrator had me with the first paragraph. his voices and the way he uses his voice

I requested a copy of this audible free and am happy to give my honest review.

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Makes war fun again!

Let me start off by saying that Jeff Hays ought ot be listed as one of the gods in this book. Maybe the god of storytelling, or the god of the ten-thousand voices. He always does an amazing job, but here he really brings his divinity, when telling Dean's tale about a regular guy pulled into an RPG type world to fight for a god of alcohol. His vocal stylings make him the Frank Sinatra of narrators.

Dean, a favorite of my family, has penned the Bathrobe Knight. That was humorous, but this baby is packed full of funny. He also givesnods to several of his writing pals, or at least I gleaned that from some of the characters, and has little bits of fun hidden throughout for the attentive reader/listener. The story is well paced, fun, and you care about the characters. As much as I loved the bathrobe knight, I think this will shape up to better it in the long run. There is a lot of potential here, and the story is not yet close to being over.

Get it, read it, love it. Thank me later.

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Not great

I'm a huge fan of Jeff Hays and regularly download books based on the fact that he is the narrator. Unfortunately, I returned this one halfway through.

I didn't care for the story. The religious subject matter and proselytizing seemed to detract from the enjoyment, and yet that was the entire theme of the book.

And, I'm not really sure why, but Hays narrated the whole thing using a voice like Billy Dee Williams.

I don't regularly return titles. This was only the second time out of the last 200 Audible books I've purchased, but I just couldn't get into it.

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  • 06-22-18

Not a single likable character.

This book starts with a full chapter long prolog because the author is apparently super proud of his cliche framing device. It then proceeds to introduce the main character as a spineless lackwit. That's when I stopped listening because, honestly, why would I want to listen to that?

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Annoying characters

Both the mc is weak and soft. Miller has to be the most annoying dumb as a shoe character I have ever read of.

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  • Sean
  • 02-22-18

Great story and narration

The story and characters are great. The narration is excellent. Combining the two led to many laughs and a really enjoyable listen. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-18

Awesome

This book makes u think has an awesome plot and was narrated with perfection (thank you Jeff hays) all that and wrapped up in litrpg couldn’t ask for a better book pls I need book 2 lol read and enjoy