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Otherlife Awakenings Audiobook

Otherlife Awakenings: The Selfless Hero Trilogy

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Runner and his team managed to bring peace to Tirtius, successfully log the crew out, and have begun settling in to make a home on the isle of Vix. Fate isn't going to let them go that easily though. She clearly hasn't decided on what to do with him. Plots are in motion. Threats local, divine, and abroad scheme to exterminate Runner and the threat he represents. The possibility of what he could become. To top it all off, the server is clearly ramping up towards a full awakening. What does one do with an entire world of "living" beings who are aware?

It all comes to a head when an assassin attempts to take his life in his own home.

Now comes the true test.

What is he willing to wager to build the future he wants, both in game and out?

Or rather, who?

©2016 William D. Arand (P)2016 William D. Arand

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    Mr C. 30/01/2017
    Mr C. 30/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Good performance as ever, story as weak as before"

    The final book in the series finishes up the story.
    Previous plot threads are practically written off as though they weren't there before.
    The aspect of the world outside the game is barely touched upon anymore.
    Very little happens for the first 2/3 of the book before the story suddenly wraps up.
    The main issue with the series that I've had is that the hero is seemingly written to have no flaws. By this book he's the most powerful man in the world with beautiful women throwing themselves at him regardless of how he acts. It seems as though it was written by a teenager.
    Performance is still good, with all the voice work coming across well.
    Overall: wouldn't bother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lex
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    06/10/16
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    "Something different in a good way!"

    William D Arand finishes off his selfless hero trilogy with what I can only describe as the best book of the series. New characters and old favourites with some solid world building and character development I've found myself going back to the first book to start enjoying the trilogy again.

    Jeff Hays has worked his magic on this book as well, if your not familiar with his other work I strongly recommend checking it out, he has a gift for adding a unique tone to each character, adding another dimension to an already good work there's not much more I can add to this without spoilers so I'll just finish up by saying it was worth a credit, and I hope to see the author add more onto this in the future, there's so much potential for more books and I'm more than willing to buy them

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    20/11/16
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    "Great ending, to a fantastic series."

    I would and am going to read these books again, worth the credit, and you'll fall in love with the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan J Zumwalt
    24/04/17
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    "A very unsatisfying conclusion"

    I liked the first two books. They weren't amazing, but enjoyable. After Nadine's death and Runner's torturing of Jacob in the second book, I had expected things to get a little more serious in the third book. Some actual conflict between people he cared about. Something other than Runner and his ever expanding harem against the game. I was disappointed.

    Runner tortures Jacob in extreme fashion and when the girls find out they just say Nadine wouldn't approve, Runner agrees, and that's the end of it. Runner finds out that someone is spying on him, a perfect chance for one of the girls to betray him, but no. We don't even find out who the spy is. The author explains that after a while the people that are taken in by Runner's charisma stat will eventually be unaffected by it, but not a single person changes their feelings about him. Really? Not a single girl in his harem would prefer a man who is at least occasionally serious. Not a single girl wants a monogamous relationship, even though that is clearly the norm in the game setting.

    On that note, the author seems unable to grasp the idea that a person can in fact care about someone without having sex with them. Runner's harem bulges at the seems in this book. Even as he professes to like strong women, every single girl melts to his touch. The only women who stands up to him are the Goddess he defeats and the one actual human that was his former girlfriend.

    And I will end with werewolf nipple tweaks. Seriously... All I am going to say to that is bravo to Jeff Hays for being able to read through that scene without cringing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jonathan
    FL
    19/10/16
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    "I usually don't write reviews these books are grea"

    if you love gaming and escapism these trilogies are for you everything you like about video games wrapped up in a great story tied up and comedy with a dash of a male gigolo

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Willie-B
    Mesa, AZ, United States
    24/06/17
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    "A great concept poorly executed"

    Narator was great, and the concept is good, but I would avoid this series if you have any experience with gaming. Also, the interaction between the main character and the other characters seems so forced. Everyone is clamoring to sleep with the main character, I felt like this was the fantasy of a 14 year old basement dwelling person who watches MMO videos all the time. I say videos because the the rules of the MMO are all over the palce. I had to finish the series sicne the concept is good, but I wish I didn't start in the first place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • fred
    22/06/17
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    "No words are good enough."

    William Arand's writing is superb. This story like the first 2 draws you in and holds you to the very end, but Jeff Hays he...he brings this story alive. To say I'm now a fan of both the author and narrator is a true understatement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    14/06/17
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    "Maximum rating for a flawed character"

    I usually don't write reviews -- please bear with me for all the critique that follows, I grew up in Germany... the folks from the US and UK should keep that in mind.

    This audiobook is one of the most entertaining fictional stories I've ever listenend to, it deserves the highest praise. The narrator does an exceptional performance for every single character and I hope he will receive more material like this to work with in the future.

    Now while I would recommend this book to a lot of people (for very different reasons) the overall "getting powerful" theme, together with luck and having things work out smoothly for you stands out the most... plus the harem, of course. It beats any guy's wet fantasy.

    The main character is a good guy, he really is... but he's a bad man. In a way this story serves as a great example of how "good guy's" turn into "evil men" by unchecked power alone. It's too much for the mind to bear if it lacks the spiritual development necessary to have a code of ethics carved into one's being.

    The author worked all fantastic "what if I could get that"- scenarios into three marvellous books, with a logical conclusion for a guy who grew up in today's consciousness. Let's just say "revenge", "the justification of wrongdoing" and (as the author himself mentioned) "everybody believes themselves to be the good guy" find their representation in this story.

    What can be done about it? Well, besides the actual spiritual development... a long step by step process... nothing, really. How can you get to Rome, faster, on foot? There is no "faster" -- you still have to walk there. The only importance is to stay the course and keep walking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boua
    23/05/17
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    "great series and a great ending"

    I was hesitant to read the third book of this series, but man I'm glad I did. All around great finish. William D. Arand crafted a wonderful world and Jeff Hays brought it to life. Thank you both for the amazing ride.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jay Allen
    15/03/17
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    "loved the series"

    will revisit this series again this summer. narrator does a great job with different voices it has a lot of cursing in it but it fit and added to situation and character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    21/02/17
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    "Which fantasy is best?"

    Which fantasy is best: Love, God, War? Pick All!!
    This offers some of each with killer plot twists to boot!! Epic! All three of this trilogy were.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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