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Digital Sorcery, Book 1
Narrated by: Matt Weight
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
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Summary

Old and about to die, Christopher Ryland is digitized in the new beta program offered by the Everlast Corporation. The beta promises eternal life in a video game, but as Ryland is soon to discover, he should’ve read the instruction manual first.

The corporation failed to mention that it populated his new world with slavers, sadists, supremacists, and one very trollish elf. All right, that last one isn’t really their fault. Sure, he might live forever, but with a serious lack of RPG knowledge, this isn’t going to be the fun and relaxing retirement he imagined.

He might not be the world’s greatest gamer, but he won’t let anything keep him down -not even fish herpes.

©2019 David M Zahn (P)2019 David M Zahn

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  • 04-04-19

Good LitRPG with alot of humor

This novel is a slow starter. you need to stick with it. once the side character Eldertits is introduced, get ready to laugh your butt off for the rest of the novel. Now, here is a disclaimer -- not everyone will like the humor in this book. It is very raunchy and sex laced. However i found it absolutely hilarious. I am looking forward to book 2. Eldertits is one of my favorite characters now.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-19

loved it!

I am an avid LIT-RPG listener. With this being said. I really enjoyed this book! The story line is refreshing and the main character is far from being over powered. He doesn't obtain any OP abilities, skills, or items by happenstance. and he doesn't have any real pre information about the game.

the characters are unique and bring the story gumption and humor. The storyline itself has some interesting aspects which causes the listener to want the next book.

the only thing I'd like to have seen is a female doing the vocals for the female characters. however, the narrator does a good job with the skills he has.

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  • Jj
  • 13-04-19

This Author Exceeded My Expectations!

I really enjoyed this Audible book! The main characters were entaining which helped hold my interest. You quickly learn the main character, Ryland, is skeptical about digitizing himself to become immortal as a gaming player. The author cleverly details Ryland's trials and tribulations as he travels through a fantasy world he would have never imagined possible. The plot was interesting and imaginative and I couldn't wait for more mayhem to unfold. Along Ryland's journey he meets other species ... trolls, elves, other digitized humans, etc. Together these characters enhance one another, even though all have different perspectives of each other and the world in which they live. There was humor, suspense, death and intrique; all of which make for a great read! I'm looking forward to Book 2 of the Series and how the author will 'grow' his characters. Lastly, the narrator greatly aided in my enjoyment by his tone, inflection of the author's words, and the expressiveness of the author's humor!

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  • David Garcia
  • 13-05-19

some running gags get old

there is a troll trope character in the story that is annoying beyond reason. enough so that it is a distraction that undermines the story progression by being an actual antagonist in her own right.

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