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This is a very different take on LitRPG! If you're expecting a traditional story about a gamer that gets sucked into a VRMMORPG and works to level up, this is not that type of book. It doesn't really have a traditional story structure or an antagonist. It's just a bawdy tale about a monster's adventures in a world that happens to operate with the same mechanics as a game.
What this book did have was humor, and plenty of it. It was a really entertaining and fun read. The characters were hilarious, and had me snort laughing out loud. The story flowed right along, the main character was unexpected, and the whole thing was well-written. Ugh, I resisted hard, but yes, I'll say it. This book was tasty.
Jeff Hays' performance was outstanding, it really suited the book. He had great comedic timing and just delivered those deadpan lines perfectly. He performed different voices for each character, including female voices, and there were some awesome sound effects. It just brought the whole thing up a notch, the book would have been a fun read, but the narration made it a hilarious listen.
Although I loved most of it, I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you're easily offended. It spends a lot of time satirizing women (God I hope it's satire). I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.
52 of 57 people found this review helpful
I don't think the Audible book description quite fits, but if you've ever played an RPG video game WoW or D&D this story is a great twist on some classic tropes of the genre. No, this is not some high level thought provoking fiction. It's a fun witty and entertaining story masterfully performed. I agree with some reviewers that the material is a bit juvenile, but that's what makes it so fun. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in one of the campaign worlds from any of the great RPG games? What about the lives of the monsters you always fight? Then read/listen to this book and prepare to laugh aloud while also feeling oddly connected to the most unique anti hero I've come across in some time.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
Ok this book really wasn't what i was expecting.
enjoyed it thoroughly though!
I highly recommend this and am fingers crossed touch wood for a whole series!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Clever, witty, well performed and some of the best characterisations since Sir Sparhawk roamed the land.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Like a lot of audiobooks you get, this is not worth the price or a credit. Sometimes fun and the premise is entertaining it is a slow story that feels half done. Akin to f2p gaming, I was left feeling dirty and used after completing. Avoid until it becomes available with kindle unlimited and you can add the audio for a few dollars. Jeff hays was pleasant as usual tho.
I liked this one as a rest from the serious books ive been listening to...American accents for monsters and the like is ....inaccurate but this is a fun tale and I'm disappointed that there isn't another in the series.