Beginnings

  • by R. A. Mejia
  • Narrated by Jill Smith
  • 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Armon Ellington is 19 year old kid that always felt out of place. He's an orphan, a gamer, and a role playing game geek. When he dies after a 72 hour gaming marathon, instead of going to an afterlife he's transported to a new world governed by rules that are eerily similar to the RPG games he loves. On this new world, Terra, he can be anything he wants, a warrior, mage, or even a crafter. Only, Armon wants more than that, he also wants friends and family.
Join Armon on his journey through this amazing new world where he'll go on adventures, explore dungeons, slay monsters and hopefully find the friends and family he never had on Earth.

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Honestly? It was rough, but I kinda liked it.

The premise is amazing. When I was younger and devoted wayyyy too much time to WoW, I used to imagine the backstory of my characters especially when they first spawn and see daylight for the first time in their lives. BUT this book delves deeper than that. This goes into the xp farming and mind numbing routines of low level characters in mmorpgs. I wanted this book to push on and catch up to the exciting fun stuff, and at times it seemed like it was ready to do just that, but then it regresses back into the mundane every day bull that would make me have to take a break from the game. However, I AM looking forward to the second book in the series as I made it through this one. The narrator grows on you and you start getting invested in the characters. Even though I grew frustrated at times, I still stuck with the story and am wanting more.

I won't be picking up a printed version as I feel this story is best taken in through your ear holes, but if there was a graphic novel, I'd snatch it up.

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- Dave B

I thoroughly enjoyed this book

What did you love best about Beginnings?

I loved how this was a new approach to the LitRPG type books. I feel like the author is not just writing a book to sell books but is like us who also enjoys LitRPG's and maybe even anime. I did sense a little bit of SAO in here but was different enough to not be the same. I liked the descriptions of how weapons were made, and skills were acquired. I am itching for book 2 to come out I need to know what happens! I hope book 2 is longer, I like longer audio books.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Beginnings?

When Armon decides to ask the kbolds how he can help them instead of killing them. Anyone who plays MMORPG's would just run up and kill them, but he decided to ask them what he could do to help them.


What does Jill Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I enjoyed her voice so much, was a little odd having a female read a male lead characters voice but she was so easy to listen to and dive into the story. Sometimes you have issues connecting to a story or you listen and don't sink in but not with her you are pulled in to the story like you are now also in the game.


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

nooooo way! I listened to this over a few days. I might have to go re listen to it. I sometimes will listen to an audio book when I am getting ready for work, or taking a bubble bath and even drifting off to sleep and sometimes I miss a few things.


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- Saphenous

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2017
  • Publisher: Ramon Mejia