Opening Moves : The Gam3

  • by Cosimo Yap
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • Series: The Gam3
  • 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game.
A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. Alan can't wait to play, recklessly diving into the digital universe. Soon though, Alan realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Quite good LitRPG

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would, as long as the friend is into fantasy or gaming.


What other book might you compare Opening Moves to and why?

Awaken Online is the most recent I listened to that was similar in nature.


What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

Easy to listen to.
I got anoyed that his female voice acting at the begining reminded me of "kings dark tidings" books bimbos voices, but that was present only at the one chapter.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This is no tearjerker, this is entertainment for nerds.


Any additional comments?

Nice mistery filled story with decently OP MC

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- Viesturs

Rating based upon promise of future installments

Any additional comments?

Opening Moves is a LitRPG. If you don't already know what that is, you should probably move along as this book will probably leave you scratching your head. It is a story that combines literature with MMORPG video games (character levels, quests, loot).

The book is decent, but short. It reads like the first few chapters in a much longer book or the tutorial in a video game where we are still building up to something important happening. Opening Moves by itself leaves a lot to be desired as it just kind of ends without the protagonist going through any kind of character arc, so it's not very satisfying. My recommendation would be to wait for additional books to be written before diving in.

Nick Podehl nearly catfished with the voice he did for Daisy, one of the minor female characters, so, uh, that's cool. I questioned as to whether there was a second narrator for a while.

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- George

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2016
  • Publisher: Podium Publishing