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Summary

A litRPG progression epic

Across the world of Aster Fall, there are unique classes, but not all of them can be trained. They require quests and accomplishments that simply don't exist in the world. Some say the World Law itself is broken and that the world is falling apart.

In comes Sam Hastern.

His family has been cursed by one of these classes for the last 50 years. No one has ever managed to level it, condemning them to the lowest paying jobs and life in a barren village.

The class is called Battlefield Reclaimer.

There's one more little problem.

Sam's about to have it even worse, when a dungeon exploration leaves him looking distinctly non-human.

In this work, you'll find leveling, crafting, experience-based progression, rare classes, evolving classes, and strange races.

The world runs on mana crystals, beast cores, spirit veins, alchemical pills, and enchantments. The environment is hostile and filled with monsters and elemental storms.

©2021 David North (P)2022 David North

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I was spoiled by high quality light novels

It has nothing that would've made it stand out. Well, maybe the fact that the father is present during the adventure is quite unique. Other than that the book is very tedious and shows almost no real advances. I've listened to a half of the novel and it feels like I was listening to the prologue for 8 hours... 8 very LONG hours!
I mean there're complete books that long!
It's not bad, and you might actually enjoy it. It's just not my piece of cake :(

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Poor

The idea is ok but it reads like a shopping list or an overly descriptive recipe. In short, the author is a poor story teller.

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Drawn out

The performance was great, but the story was too drawn out in my opinion.

MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
The whole damn story is the protagonist in a cave. 18 hours of a cave. I was hoping that the comments I had read prior to listening to over 15 hours (I didn’t finish the whole 18) were somewhat wrong. The potential for the story is there, but the execution was done poorly. The whole story is literally done in a cave (apart from the first couple of chapters which was just an intro the the protagonists life), then there is a fight, they find something new, fight, find something new, fight. Rinse and repeat. If the whole 15+ hours I listened to wasn’t all within a cave, I would’ve probably enjoyed it. But sadly that is not the case. I stopped when the protagonist was about to leave said cave, but the author decided to add ANOTHER fight scene. I have a headache after listening to this nonestop in the span of a single day, and I’m now disapointed. For those who have patience (which I thought I had) and don’t mind lots of story fillers (such as unnecessary fighting scenes), then go and enjoy! For those who are sensible and are aware of solid story progression, let me save your suffering and look for another audiobook.

P.s. I haven’t read the book, so the pacing would be different compared to the audiobook. If I was reading this I would’ve skipped the fighting scenes and contiued. I will probably revisit the book series because I do really enjoy the world building, just not the slow progression. (that stupid cave…)

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Brilliant 👏 👏 👏

what an amazing start to the series, so much potential to build on and the characters as well.
Travis did wonderful narrating this series, fits so well together.
can't wait for sequel!!!

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Brilliant and fantastic!

What an amazing story. I admit it’s a tad slow to start (only the first few minutes) BUT didn’t take long to have me hooked. Trying to steal quiet time to listen to a bit more. It’s gone straight into my favourite folder so I can keep an eye out for book two.

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Wonderful and wellcrafted story!

I realtid envoyés this book, and despite already owning and having read the book, the narration really added to the enjoyment!

The story is amazing and the characters are engageing. The book in either form is well worth à read!

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Great book

Is a really world and magic system with plenty of room for the mc to become op

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Give me more !!

really enjoyed it ...great writing by david and great narrating by travis as always

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Great start to a new series.

Well written story that starts strong and just gets better. MC and support characters are very good, and the world game system is nice with just the right amount of crunch. Will definitely getting the next book when it's released. Narrator is excellent as always.


I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this audio and am very happy to rate this book/audio.

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A good read, if you enjoy lit rpg youll enjoy this

a slightly different swing to lit rpg, really fun story. wholesome relationship with the dad and the crafting element is really interesting

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  • Dave Sosko
  • 22-01-22

Hours of listening to status sheets

If you want to listen to hours and hours of status sheets being read, and "world law" notifications this is the one for you. Character development, what character development?? Well you have a whole 2 for the first 9 or 10 hours, and that consists of "Sam,, Dad,,, STATUS..Ding (notification),,, Sam,,, Dad,,, long boring battle... Ding,,, Status,,, Ding Ding.. STATUS...etc". I surprised myself by actual making it to the end. The main saving grace is the performance by Travis Baldree.

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  • Jonathan
  • 13-01-22

book is awesome

this was a sleeper hit for me late last year. love the story. travis baldree juat makes a great story . . .epic. its definitely worth every hour of your time and dollar you spend.

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  • Alec Y.
  • 28-01-22

absolutely fantastic but it has pacing issues

Author does not seem to understand temporal flow. The world's law broke 50 years ago but apparently that's long enough ago to where the grandfather who first received the broken class is apparently so old that he's already passed away. There's a ruin that the dad is going to take the MC to to see about exploring that is "ancient" from before the world law broke but that's 50 years ago how is that ancient? Another point further in the book they have an hour until a monster shows up but they managed to do a day and a half's worth of prep. Small inconsistencies like this riddle the book.

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  • Alex Caldwell
  • 09-04-22

boring and flat pg snoozefest

most flat and generic characters of any media I've encountered since phantom menace. literally could not say a single thing to discribe the personality of any of the characters. the narrator even sounded bored reading it and he's usually good.

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  • Malroon
  • 19-02-22

A fantasy love story between a man and his father

This story is well writen but the the MC and his father are writen more like lovers then a father and son. Honestly it became very lets say strange when they were stuck in the cave together. I honestly started feeling like I was listening to the beginning of a budding romance and not a normal relationship between a father and son. This is due in large part to the constant saying that they would die for each other and the son want to be by his dad's side forever and even other characters saying things that made them sound like a couple. I may be looking more into that then I should but thats what it sounds like it. You may not see it that way but I did and it became very hard to listen after that.

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  • Brittany
  • 04-04-22

Travis saves all

It's a classic lit rpg, but the things you truly want in any narrative us sadly missing. The story is slow pace witch isn't bad because it helps you understand the convoluted story. A clear goal isnt reached until almost half way through the story. Also be Prepared to listen to a poooooor mmmeeeee fest through out the book

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  • SarahMHyde
  • 28-02-22

Interesting Concept, Uninteresting Characters

The writing was clear and the ideas were interesting, but I didn't really buy Sam's transformation. Not only that the characters were flat and depressing. Could've used more humor. I mean, it was a father/son outing. The least the author could've done was put in some Dad Jokes.

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  • Matthew Garmon
  • 27-02-22

fk sake he think too much

He spends too much time reviewing stuff and telling us how he feels although it's obvious. it gets hella annoying half way thru. I hated everytime he advanced because I knew it ment 5 mins of highly detailed research as if I should be taking notes. 10 hours of low progress! His father expressing how proud he was every 5 mins made me wish he would die. I have 10 hours left, don't know if I'll make it.

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  • Jay
  • 25-02-22

Just do it.

This book caught me by surprise. I’m not the biggest fan of cultivation books, it makes sense here though.

I found the main character and his dad to be very relatable (in action; the way they talk is pretty lame). The father/son duo doesn’t get done the right way in many books. This book was wonderful in how they work together to get home. I liked the dedication of the father figure, even though the thought process didn’t need to be dictated with each encounter. The synergy that the MC and the dad had was great.

The story was narrated to perfection. As expected from Mr. Baldree :). He didn’t skip a beat, you can tell when he is into a story or knows if it will do well. The conviction he narrated with this time was perfect. I’ve heard Travis read some pretty poorly written books in the past and the difference is obvious.

The story was wonderful, in a world of classes and cultivation; having a “broken” class was a great jumping off point. Some of the spiritual shenanigans was a bit, over-compensating when the author ran out of ideas as to how the MC’s skills worked. Other than this dude becoming a god pretty much by the end I of the book, I can’t wait to see what happens next!

So I’d say: worth the credit just do it. The story starts slow, give it 2 or three chapters, then you’re sucked right in. Again, great narration and a story not so far fetched out of the litrpg genre. Made for good listening and left me waiting for the next book, if there is one ;)

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  • Anthony E Perkins
  • 10-02-22

Not very creative

The narrator does his usual solid job. The story is pretty bland without any twists. Good for people who like leveling.

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