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Summary

A realm aside from our own is the center of the realities, home to every spectrum of magic. From the beautiful to the terrible, it was all held in delicate balance by the Eternal Emperor and his children. For 10,000 years, the empire was the bastion that protected the sentient races from the darkness, but the revolution changed all that....

Jax is a pretty regular guy, has a job he tolerates, a girl he kinda, sorta loves...and he fights creatures from the UnderVerse in his sleep, leaving him covered in horrific scars when he wakes up.

When his brother vanishes and five years later he's kidnapped as well, he's given a stark choice by his asshat of a father: Go to the UnderVerse in reality, travel to the capitol of that ruined realm at the center of reality, and open a portal for the Noble Houses to return home...or die.

Slowly.

That's the good news. The bad is that he has to survive the arena first, to prove his right to go. Twelve will enter, only one can leave....

©2020 R J Cajiao (P)2020 Tantor

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  • 30-09-20

Ok story. Bad lit rpg

Frustrating MC that oscillates between blushing virgin, nieve fool, and possessive blood thirsty manic with anger management issues.

Hit points and levels don't seem to matter. Neither does class choices for that matter. And don't get me started on female representation. Even for this genre, it was fucking awful.

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Really good and refreashing book!

I really like this one. Good story. Developed unconventional characters. Dark and gritty! Loved the narration, sounded like a pirate and it fits the MC. I would have prefered explicit sex scenens, why go Disney there. 😀

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Great Book, Great Main Character,

I stumbled across this book on LITRPG Aleron Kong page and inquired about it! I spoke to Jez Cajiao (sound bloke) and decided to give it a whirl!! Instantly I was hooked, the pace of the book is spot on with plenty of action, the main Character Jax is great and I took to him straight away. It has plenty of funny quirky parts also and the narrator Wayne Mitchell does a Stella job!!
All in all an excellent read and recommend a journey to the underverse I for one am looking forward to book 3 and many more to come, keep up the great work lads and don’t be a DICK👏😂

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Smeagol and C**kgoblins

Honestly as first I wasn't particularly fond of the rough voice but I must say the voice actor is incredibly skilled, at one point I had to double he didn't play smeagol for one of the voices and it just feels like the character has actually lived in out world with quick funny witty insults and lines like c**kgoblin the story seems slow but suddenly picks up pace in intermittent shorts, it's a great listen a great story and the perfect voice actor for the characters

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A good story

I laughed out load several times to weird looks on the train all because I was so drawn into the story. Defo worth a listen for any Lit RPG fan. plenty of numbers for those that love them and plenty of story for those that don't. I loved the story but the Narration is a little off. I think the action scenes were a little ruined by the cadence of Wayne Mitchell in this one. Always the same 4 over exited tones over 15 min long battles tended to grind a little. Which is a shame because I liked his character portrayals out of the action scenes.

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Very surprisingly entertaining

A great book especially written for my sense if humour or anyone who has served will get a lot of the situations and sayings. The start is a bit unusual but soon picks up and Jax is a fantastic character which voiced by Mitchell is quite good although not what i was expecting.
This took me some time to get used to and some of ths characters were done very well although some of the females could do a little better being a bit critical. His narration was better as the audio went on and I would look at more of his work outside this series.
Loved the book and outside the Jax surprise this helps the character and story along very well so have got more of the audios out as well.

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Really good

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. The narrator took a bit of getting used to (is Jax an aussie or a cockney or a geordie? His accent seems to fluctuate between all 3!) but the style of reading really grew on me. Fun story although there were a few bits that were weird like a level 7 taking down a level 27 with one sneak attack but you know, plot armour I guess. Nothing that dramatically spoiled the immersion.

Lots of swearing and rude jokes, all to the good. Nothing explicit but defo not safe for kids.

Just got the next 2 books as well and hope the series keeps going in the same vein.

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why THE shouting annoying like hell

could be a great Book but THE reader slaugther it. unfortinatly sorry for bad English

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Like the new story style

I enjoyed the story and the style. some of the accents were pretty shocking especially the Scottish ones. Being Scottish myself, that's probably why I thought so.
Not sure if the main character is meant to be Australian or English. Either way it starts to match the character.
Lots of laugh out loud moments.

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  • 01-12-20

Good Story, Terrible Narrative Performance

This book has a good story, it is very imaginative and while it has a few dead spots manages to draw in the reader. The Narration is horrible and may completely destroy the listener experience as it did mine. I would not recommend this book solely based on the narration.

I want to re-emphasize how badly this is narrated. This book should be re-recorded and released with a different narrator or narrative style. The accents the reader uses (PARTICULARLY THE PROTAGONIST CHARACTER’S) are infuriating to listen to and inconsistent. Random shouting, inconsistent cadence, and falling in and out of accent are behaviors littered across these hours of dialogue.

do not spend your money and credits on this production. Read the book to enjoy this solid story.

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  • Jeffrey S Canfield
  • 29-10-20

Why all the screaming?

Having a hard time getting past why the need to scream everything. Everyone single announcement for advancing or review of character the narrator has to yell. A lot of the interactions with other characters involve a lot of screaming and this makes this audio recording almost unbearable. Also, the harsh unimaginative accents of the characters are really poorly done.

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  • 13-10-20

Narrator

Decent book overall but I have no idea how no one else is mentioning how annoying the narrator is. It would probably be fine if he didn’t use such a over exaggerating Australian accent.

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  • 22-10-20

Good story; distracting narration

I don't understand why the narrator chose to use every kind of frustrating or distracting voice in his arsenal all in one book. If they don't sound like they have a lisp, or talking through lock jaw, there is way too much very loud, bordering on screaming, during this book. I'm 1/4 of the way through the book and I'll update the rating when I've finished it.

Edit: A book of this length would normally take me 2 days to listen to. I had to rotate to different books while listening to this book. While it is a good book the narrator made it difficult to enjoy. The accent used and sitting of the announcements were very distracting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-11-20

a good listen

has a good story my only complant is the fact that when they're reading the statues sheet he sounds like a used car salesman on the radio:COME ON DOWN AND CHECK OUT OUR GREAT DEALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Dimtry
  • 25-11-20

Good story, annoying narrator

Enjoying story so far but narrator is SO overdoing it with MC accent. I wish it would be just pain, well articulated narration.

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  • Bobsquatch
  • 03-10-20

Action Action and more Action.

The story is fast paced never seems to slow down with the mc being a likeable brute. Hope the next book comes out soon.

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  • 04-01-21

Really good

The story is really good m.c. can be a bit dumb some times especially when he doesn't remember or intelligently utilize his own abilities, it gets pretty frustrating. For example using your spell that's specifically for killing undead one time through multiple battles with undead over several days, after noting to himself how effective it was was particular frustrating. I actually like the narration, accent and all. I do agree with all the other reviews that the system narration is a bit obnoxious, it quite literally sounds like a used car salesman during a commercial and it really doesn't fit with the tone of the other characters and voices. However everything else is good enough I was definitely willing to overlook it.

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  • Josh smith
  • 16-12-20

f n a man amazing!

I loved this audiobook! the narrator was amazing! definitely worth listening to.

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  • David Byron Martens Junior
  • 01-02-21

Unintelligible

An American attempting a HORRIBLE cockney accent for 20 hours. Had it been only the dialogue it would have been acceptable but for some reason the narrator felt like the audience would enjoy the sound of him butchering the English language for the entirety of the book. It sounds like someone watched two seasons of the Peaky Blinders and thought they’d try imitating Tom Hardy’s character, poorly.

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