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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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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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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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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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Fantastic Story

Great LitRPG, rad the book and now listened to it, and I'm not disappointed. This author really is a cut above. Can't wait for book two!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bridget C.
  • 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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  • Eric B Seiler
  • 27-11-20

The main character is hilarious in a good way.

What a fun story and Wayne Mitchell did a great job with Jax. I literally laughed out loud at times. Fantastic. My two complaints: The LitRPG genre needs to find a way to better report stats, experience gains, etc. in a truncated way while still being considered unabridged. Listening to killed [insert enemy] for [insert experience] for minutes straight kills the flow of the story. Audio book listeners aren't keeping score, really. The other complaint is that sometimes the narrator turns it up to 11 for no apparent reason. I love the job he did otherwise. This audiobook is really a 4 star product, but I am bumping it up to 5 because I really want to see another audiobook in this series. Audible seems to drop a lot of LitRPG series after a book or two.

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  • PorterPan
  • 19-11-20

enjoyable listen and a great story

the narrator did a wonderful with distinguishing voices and creating the characters there were few that had similar overlaps which was appreciated. although the future books have already been written to a certain degree I do hope that future narrations have less repeating to the same extent for stat sheets my opinion they were a little excessive and repetitive. I also hope to see a little more spell rank and maybe some kind of class abilities associated with choosing classes besides stats. 0 I'm very excited for the next books and I might just go to read them instead of waiting for the audiobook

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-11-20

Tommy? Tommy! Tommy.

I get it, he wants to find his brother. Moving on. Jacks really needs to put more points into wisdom, he seems like an impulsive child.