Viridian Gate Online: Cataclysm

  • by J. A. Hunter
  • Narrated by Armen Taylor
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

October, 2042
An extinction-level asteroid, 213 Astraea, is cannonballing toward Earth. Collision, imminent. An international team of scientists is working around the clock to avert the cataclysm - few are optimistic. World governments are preparing for impact with deep earth bio-dome bunkers, but only a select few lottery winners will be saved.
Jack Mitchel, a 32-year-old EMT living in a tiny studio apartment on the west coast, isn't one of those winners.
Still, there might be a way for him to survive Astraea: a slim chance, requiring a radical leap of faith. Through a connection at Osmark Technologies, Jack's acquired a NexGenVR capsule and with it, a one-way ticket to the brand-new, ultra-immersive, fantasy-based VRMMORPG, Viridian Gate Online. Taking that leap of faith, though, means permanently trapping his mind in the game, killing his body in the process.
Worse, one in six die during the transition, and even if Jack beats the odds, he'll have to navigate a fantastical world filled with vicious monsters, domineering AIs, and cutthroat players. And when Jack stumbles upon a secret conspiracy to sell off virtual real estate to the ultrawealthy - transforming V.G.O. into a new feudal dark age - the deadly creatures inhabiting Viridian Gate's expansive dungeons will be the least of his concerns.
If Jack can't game the system, he's going to be trading in a quick death for a long, brutal one....


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A good lit RPG just like the rest of them

This lit RPG is good although it is just like all the rest with a kind and well meaning hero who dies in the real world and is made special for some reason or other Destined to say the game world with the help of an AI god.
Even so I liked this book I can't get enough of them so this author has nothing to worry about from me. Just keep the XP coming and give him a cool Mount an I'll keep listening.

P.S. I just have to say no offense but the Reader is just not good. He is just to one dimensional. All of the male characters had the same deep voice it just put me off for some reason.
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- KC Jones "From Houston and I love audible and audio books"

A story of a new journey - LitRPG

For those looking for a new LitRPG, Viridian Gate Online was pretty good. It has a slight different take on the stuck-in-a-game trope, in that without the game, most people on Earth would die. It's a new beginning that could go anywhere. A new world.

I feel the book was a bit short and didn't conclude solving any major goal. It's the start of a series, so the big questions that were asked in this book will be answered later. I'll just to keep reading to find out what happens.

Like LitRPG? You'll probably like this.

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- Dustin Tigner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2017
  • Publisher: Shadow Alley Press Inc.