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You're Not Allowed to Die

Twenty-Sided Eye, Book 1
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
Series: Twenty-Sided Eye, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (229 ratings)

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Joe's body is failing him. In order to make his last weeks of life more palatable, he goes into full digital immersion. This new process will allow him to play in a virtual environment with a fake but healthy and strong virtual body. As soon as he steps into this new environment he meets his virtual assistant, an Evolving Intelligence (E.I.), who takes the form of someone close to him and goes by the name Spooky. After explaining how the game will function, she gives him his first items.

Before Joe and Spooky can begin playing the game, they are both summoned to a reality where magic is real. Due to the coincidental timing of this event, Joe believes this is all just part of the digital immersion. He is unaware that the summoning has healed his real body, making him now truly young and powerful. As he still believes that he's dying, he lives every moment to the fullest, unaware that he is now a near immortal. What will happen to his assistant, the E.I., once placed in this new reality? Will they survive their new environment or will the myriad of dangers swallow them up?

©2017 Kip Terrington (P)2018 Tantor

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Great story with one exception

This is a fun book with a great premise. The story is well developed with fun character development. The one exception is the character Spooky. This character is poorly written and the development inconsistent. Spooky is developed as a guide mentality and "partner" to the main character. The development issue is the fact she is neither a guide or a partner but constantly cruel and a perpetual stumbling block to the MC. Acting repeatedly against being a partner and then justifying illogical actions with bad writing. If the author wants the story to have value they need this character to become a sub character who is kind and assists because at this point she does not follow the "way" and makes little sense in the story.

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the mislabeled story

this may be labeled you're not allowed to die it should be you're not allowed to stop at this one book it has three story arcs that combine to make an amazing story hopefully we'll get something sooner than later it's definitely a great buy for the price

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Tried to like it

The concept was decent but the main character just doesn't make sense when you take the whole package into consideration.

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Great Story and Narration

I really enjoyed the story by Kip Terrington and the narration by J. D. Jackson made it even more enjoyable. Jackson’s theatrical skills came through as he made each character come alive with a distinct voice; I hope he will narrate the rest of the series. I will be looking for other books he has narrated. I will also continue with this series.

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Pretty entertaining

idk why some people didn't like the book because of one of the characters names, it didn't bother me that much. I rather enjoyed the book

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This is a great LITRPG.

I didn't think this one was going to be good but I was wrong. I really enjoyed myself in this read. The only thing that gave me pause was the game assistant fairy being a black woman and being named spooky....yah how was that missed during editing? He calls her spook a lot. The only thing I can think of is that this was translated to English and it isn't a term of racism in Russia. Other than that this book should not be passed. Also the cover art is kind of spooky.

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book was ok at start gets worse as you go

Narration is done well. Seem as though author writes for a teen audience and to fill space. There is very little conflict. I would not recommend to anyone.

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Book 1 is OK but 2 is rubbish and I bet 3 worse

REMEMBER! This is my opinion - you folks are probably more patient than me.

The title says it all. Like most of us, I've been waiting a long time for coherent well-narrated fantasy. So I heard the sample - took a chance - Book One of this series kept me interested without exciting me but hey - better than nothing, right? Book One has enough to make you think = "OK, I'll get the rest."

Mistake - Book two meanders all around the place in a way that befuddles. Every chapter beginning causes a bitter "Now where the ?%@# are we? So frustrating that I didn't finish that stupid thing and won't attempt Book Three.
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Sorry to be a downer - Still waiting for the next Land, for the next Demon Accords, for the next Peter Grant, for the next Saxon Tales, and of course the next Dresden, or at least something that is worth listening too.. Sigh -

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Great Concept

The book was really interesting, though it appeared that some information was skipped at times regarding game mechanics, but also there were things that were simply confusing and had to be listened to several times to glean meaning from. And it seemed it was just assumed readers understood the author's mind. That said, I am enjoying the game mechanics. Also, given that it was originally in another language, I think they did a stellar job. However, the narrator is difficult to get behind at times. there were a couple times when things seemed to flow smoothly, but for much of it they were very monotone, they paused at awkward times in narration, and gave odd inflections to dialogue, they're absolutely awful regarding female voices, and generally made the story more difficult to follow. I mainly muscled through because the story itself was so interesting and I don't generally have the time to read an actual book. There were a couple voices I liked such as Contension and Mose. Given all that, I still intend to listen to the second book and hopefully the narrator has stepped up his game.

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Fun story

Fun story with clunky dialogue. Had some great litrpg elements but sometimes it feels like the dialogue is either written by a 14 year old or a bad translation, though the narration probably adds to the stiltedness of it. The world building is interesting.

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  • Bret
  • 09-11-19

Not a style of writing that grabs me.

Loved the concept but it sounded like someone reading a shipping inventory.
I got bored early and kept waiting for it to grab me. I finished the book but 8t was hard work and had me drifting off into my own thoughts regularly