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Ever wish your real life was more like a video game? Be careful what you wish for!

Felix thinks he is losing his mind when he starts getting game-like quest notifications on his phone. But then, things get really strange when he realizes he is now able to level-up in real life.

After gaining the rare Beastmaster class and bonding himself to a particularly bloodthirsty housecat, Felix finds himself in a race against time to defeat his high school nemesis - who may now be a seven-foot-tall ogre with anger issues - and save the world.

When zombies roam the streets and even the squirrels are out for blood, Felix finds out that it’s not that easy when your life becomes...gamified.

©2020 Brook Aspden (P)2020 Brook Aspden

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Unique LitRPG concept with great execution

Oh look I see the standard 1 star reaction from some hater within 5 minutes of release below - don't let those people sway you. Gamified was a delight to listen to. Almost all LitRPGs are based in a game or a game-portal world. Here we have the real world transforming into to a game. Baseball bats appear with stats and are classed as maces. Charisma in conversation lets a shy kid sway the most popular girl in school to stop bullying him and his friends. These moments of 'what if real life operated like a game' are the real highlights of the novel. As the game takes over the world 'fuzzes' more and we see the fantasy rpg elements come into play - the MVP cat 'Mr Biggles' transforms from domestic ginger slob into a sabertooth tiger and back again. This book made me laugh a lot. It's light hearted. No AI conspiracy plots, no evil corps trying to rule us through a game. Just a good adventure with teenagers thrown way out of their depth. Well worth a credit and I can't wait to see what else the author 'gamifies' in the sequel!

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it's was great

I loved it would recommend story good characters were cool and it's was overall good

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great

got the book for free really enjoyed it will definitely be buying second one well worth a listen

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Good book

It was fun to listen to this book. Definitely will try next part in the future.

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i really liked this cannot wait for the next one

i get this for free on fb i wasnt sure if it would be any good but man this was great a little different, funny and i would defo pay for the next one

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What a great book

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book. A great litrpg book, the concept is brilliant and I was drawn in very quickly. the characters are perfectly suited for this adventure. Attention to detail is superb, characters building and progression doesn't overwhelme the main story. The narration is flawless. Overall a great listen. I would most definitely recommend this to anyone who likes litrpg.

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shockingly bad

5 chapters in and I deleted it , I have read bad audiobooks but this is the worst. written just to exist. childish at the highest level. if you write a litrpg this an example how not to write one.

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Funny, imaginative, captivating!

Incredible narration here and with a great story that had me belly laughing. It's also a great LitRPG with just the right amount of crunch and a novel use of game mechanics. I particularly enjoyed the "fuzzing" where real world items were gamified - really clever and fun! Take a closer look at the cover to see what I mean, it's actually pretty neat!

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  • Brandon
  • 03-12-20

I wanted to like this book

I really wanted to like it, the premise sounded and it was, the book just felt childish at times but the author did do a good job of being edgy

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  • Cory N.
  • 16-12-20

I got a cramp from cringing so hard

I hate being this directly negative but I have to be blunt. This has to be one of the most cringe-worthy, generic, stereotyped books I've listened to on audible. I couldn't even get 2 full hours into it before I gave up. it reads like it was written by someone who's never played any game in their life and only knows both games and gamer/nerd culture from watching caricatures of nerds on 90's sitcoms. All of the characters are sad, lonely losers with awful lives that hide themselves away in games, where they are literal gods in game and the greatest video game player in all of time and space. they get bullied by the rich, tough guy jock dude, the supporting best friend character is the stereotype kind of "awesome gamer hacker nerd" that literally only exists in the minds of someone thats never touched a computer. Like, the kid is like 15-16 but this is exactly how the book introduced him "He was pretty good with computers and knew some coding. his computer had all kinds of custom software on it." Thats not how literally anyone talks, nor is it how computers or programming works. Then they plug his phone into the computer to 'see if its hacked' and the guys response is to use some custom antivirus super program he apparently programmed to find out that "Na man its totally fine unless the program is super malicious it would be all up in your processes with rogue code everywhere" this is not how people talk I know it sounds like a really petty complaint but its indicative of the entire book's view of... well... the entire genre that its writing about. I can't think of a better way to describe it but "Cringe". its just all the worst stereotypes used in the worst ways. and the way he describes both the fictional game the main character plays and the actual real life 'game mechanics' that start popping up is just as cringe worthy as well. I genuinely don't think the writer has played a single video game in their entire life. Narrator was fine. Nothing amazing but nothing bad. Nothing to write home about. even the best narrator couldn't save this book though. Pass this one up and you won't miss out on a single thing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-11-20

LitRPG/Augmented Reality

Great LitRPG with augmented reality with the 'game' occurring in the real world. Great combination of standard game tropes, which the characters notice, combined with some expected twists. I'm looking forward to the second book.

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  • Mario
  • 18-12-20

its for young adults

this book is geared towards teens. the book has no surprises for fans of this genre. its a good starter book I suppose.

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  • Chas M. Carpenter
  • 14-12-20

Interesting take on LitRPG

I look forward to the next in the series. kept my attention and interest. Enjoyed it.

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  • Jason
  • 18-01-21

great teen book

So I say great teen book because the main character a teenager and dealing with coming of age issues. Overall very well written and performed book. I enjoyed the character development of the two main characters and honestly didn't see that ending coming.

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  • S Rhoades
  • 31-12-20

worth the listen

I'm torn... Interesting concept, Interesting approach but unfortunately no shocker for me. No wow factor, but I am only looking for one because of the difference in approach from other game-lit. So maybe I'm being unfair. Just read it make up your own mind. It was entertaining and worth supporting Brook!

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  • TKo
  • 23-12-20

LitRPG with a lot of heart

The characters don't feel 2 dimensional, react in human (sometimes brilliant sometimes dense) ways, and evince actual growth and development over the course of the book. Solid narration. Looking forward to the sequel.

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  • Kristen
  • 23-12-20

A Great Story with Fun Characters

Those is a great and original twist in the genre. Felix and his party are likeable heroes. The game world intrusion into the real world was a fun mystery. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Matthew Prentiss
  • 12-12-20

Very enjoyable story

I really enjoyed the story. It had great character development. I liked how the author weaved the telling through the different environments