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Project Daily Grind Audiobook

Project Daily Grind: Mirror World Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

What Members Say

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    David 07/01/2017
    David 07/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story"

    I liked this book a lot and have listened to it several times. The character idea story arc is good and world story is also good. There are a few inconsistencies, but these are few and far between and do not diminish the enjoyment of the story.

    In the genre it is very good read/listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Geraint 15/09/2016
    Geraint 15/09/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Worth listening"

    The story is ok, not as good as other books in the genre but overall entertaining enough to listen too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • D
    corona, ca United States
    31/01/17
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    "Mirror World Shines"

    Lately there have been a lot of LITRPG books coming out into the market, some good and some not so good; “Project Daily Grind,” book one in the “Mirror World,” series is a great LITRPG experience.
    I really like the pace of this story and the main character, Oleg. He’s not out to conquer the world and just wants to grind it out in the game hoping to make enough money to care for his sick daughter. Of course it wouldn’t be a good story without some twists and there are many quests and surprises as is fitting an LITRPG book, enough to keep the story very interesting.
    As an old time gamer this genre appeals to me but it also intrigues the imagination for possibilities that may be coming in our real world. These LITRPG books are works of fiction but the immersion into a digital reality, where people can work and live an alternative life does not seem that farfetched of a concept; after all when Jules Verne’s wrote “Twenty thousand leagues under the sea,” in eighteen seventy submarines were a work of fiction as well, anyone can look on the internet or explore the latest in gaming technology and see the possibilities.
    I’ve nearly completed the second book, “The Citadel;” it continues were “Project Daily Grind,” ended and, so far, it’s just as good as the first.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Santa Maria, CA USA
    14/09/16
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    "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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • jj
    09/09/16
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    "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!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • clifford
    United States
    28/09/16
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    "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.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • jamie
    10/09/16
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    "brilliant"

    such a fantastic book I couldn't stop reading I can't wait till the next one in the series

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Denard
    Stockbridge, GA, United States
    13/09/16
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    "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

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Isaac
    Toronto
    13/09/16
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    "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.

    14 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • J Evan Johnson
    06/02/17
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    "Good Concept, Translation needs some work"
    What did you love best about Project Daily Grind?

    The story was a nice change for the genre. Standard trope of a user stuck mining, but removing any ability for him to gain combat skills leads to some interesting story development.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Project Daily Grind?

    "Sorry noob, free ride's over."


    What three words best describe Kyle McCarley’s voice?

    Nasal, Whiny, Accurate


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he woke up in the private clinic realizing that his boss was basically trying to kidnap him.


    Any additional comments?

    Translation from russian is good, but taking a few hours to go through it and fix the colloquialisms and minor grammar mistakes would make a WORLD of difference.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan Nickell
    09/01/17
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    "Unique"

    A great story,very unique plot. If you are a fan of Fantasy RPGMMO's then this could be for you. I can't wait for more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blake Kincaid
    Vermont, USA
    30/09/16
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    "pretty good"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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