The ads enthused, "The virtual lands of Mirror World await you! Live out your most secret dreams in our world of Sword and Sorcery! Become a Great Wizard or a Famous Warrior! Build your own castle, tame a dragon, conquer a kingdom! All those desperate, lonely, and insecure - Mirror World offers you a chance!"
But Oleg isn't meant to become a great wizard or a famous warrior. He'll never have a castle of his own. Nor will he ever tame a dragon. And he's definitely not the type to conquer a kingdom, however virtual it may be.
Oleg is doomed to toil away in the recesses of Mirror World's mines. His goal is to raise enough money for a heart transplant for his dying six-year-old daughter. The clock is ticking. Will he make it?
©2016 Alexey Osadchuk (P)2016 Tantor
"Osadchuk...Does a fine job showing off his knowledge of MMORPGs.... I'm impressed by the level of detail in this story." (Mirror Slide Junction)
"Such a strange book"
I have played MMORPG's such as Runescape in the past. Listening to the audio of this story was like listening to someone talk about the step by step progress they made through that world. Which could be painful beyond belief, but for some reason, I didn't mind.
The writing is not great, its not bad either. The main character is flat. As other reviewers have said, he is a whiny little dude. The story structuring is so patently a blow by blow account of an MMORPG I cant get beyond it. I mean, what we are watching unfold is one guys journey through this world with a built in cheat code that levels up his characters stats so that things come more easily to him. Why is this interesting?
This story was interesting to me because it was sort of like taking crack. As a game junkie, I could vividly dive into the feelings here. But the story itself? Pretty dull.
"Love this genre"
Completely addicted to LiTRPGs. Audible needs to keep these coming. This one is just as good as the way of the shaman and play to live if you like those series.
such a fantastic book I couldn't stop reading I can't wait till the next one in the series
"Ehhh, a bit overrated."
It got good reviews on Goodreads, so I decided to pick up on it. But it was a disappointment.
Daughter needs money? Overused but sure. But the character is just bad. He is very whiney, by both the author and narrator. He complains about everything. He always think this and that is not important and a waste of time and ends up regretting it after.
Then, there is the game itself. It just makes little sense to me. The author isn't much of a game designer, not enough of one to write a LitRPG. I don't want to spoil it but it just doesn't work.
Next is the narrator. He needs to google how to pronounce many words. It is bad, like "elves to alves". And his narrated the main character into an even more annoying character than it already is. It is literally like a snobby whining kid.
The character is mediocre.
The game is less than mediocre.
The plot is mediocre.
The narrator is just bad.
"Truly a Fun LitRPG story."
I'm in love with story's about people being made in to video game Heroes. The "play to live" series is very close to this book however they have very different plots. The narrator is a true gem. I picked this book with a hope that it has fully satisfied. I can't wait for more books! Please take my money!
"good story but the book just ended and didn't"
good story but the book just ended and didn't answer any of the questions that the story had, it was only half of a 1st story yo a series
"WT actual F! how is this so highly rated?!"
Its boring as hell...its a book about a guy who goes into the game world and mines resourses. ..thats it. if you buy this book after reading this review. ..them just say ..ya..I told ya so. thats all. and ffs its gd ELVEN AND FREAKIN ELVES...not alvin and alves. drove me nuts.
the story is good, performance is great. the only thing is, it is missing meat, it is like a thin soup. I enjoyed it, but I feel like it was a lot of connections not being put together. This happens and this happens, but it really doesn't effect the story. maybe the next book will put things together. It is a fun listen especially if you like MMO's and can't wait for a real one with actual unique quest's.
"Well balanced and highly entertaining"
This book had a good balance between reality and virtual reality .As well as the balance between giving a character just enough Special items and abilities to keep the story entertaining while at the same time not making the character to overpowered. I am looking forward to the next book in the series
Maybe it's because I was spoiled by Ready Player One and Awaken Online, but this was very forgettable. The story progressed too slowly for my liking and offered up far too few interesting moments.
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