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Coast on Fire: An Apocalyptic LitRPG

The System Apocalypse, Book 5
By: Tao Wong
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: The System Apocalypse, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Reluctant ruler of the settlements in British Columbia, John and his friends must now face even greater dangers as they seek to free other human settlements from Galactic control in North America. But John's enemies have begun to take notice of the burgeoning resistance and take steps to stop him and the human resistance including bringing in Master Class help. Can John navigate the treacherous waters of Galactic politics and human interests without compromising his beliefs or sacrificing his friends?   

Coast on Fire is book 5 of the best-selling System Apocalypse line of books, a LitRPG apocalyptic book series that describes a world thrown into confusion by the addition of a game-like system and the monsters that come with it.

©2019 Tao Wong (P)2019 Tao Wong
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Scope of series expands again

Picking up directly from the end of the previous book, this would not be a good place to join the series and in any case the previous four book are also very good so you should check those out before this one if you haven't already done so.

This latest instalment ramps up the challenges for the main character and his friends with much more of a focus on taking back the cities and towns that had been 'bought' by alien races when the system was implemented, along the way they form alliances with new groups and also have to deal with the negatives when fighting back for some groups turns out to be an excuse for violent xenophobia. One slight negative to this book's plot is how heavily it relied on the use of one particular new ability of John, it featured so heavily that the opposition had to be specifically setup to counter him.

It is actually quite difficult to say anything different about the narration, it is again done very well and enhances your enjoyment of the book.

Overall, another strong instalment in the series that includes an ending that definitely leaves you eager for the next book.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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Great story and performance

One of the most enjoyable stories I've listened to. Every book in this series makes you want more. Can't wait until the next one is available.

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still slowly shifting the focus it seems, and I'm not a big fan of how this changes the story, but I'm still loving it and still bought the next book before finishing book 5 so that should tell you something :)

Nick does his standard job... Which is still amazing... :)

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5* best post apocalyptic litrpg out

The mechanics are still evolving and the plot twist at the end really draws you to commit to the next book. I'm fully committed to see this series until its end

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  • craig
  • 31-03-19

gahhh why can't the next book be out yet!!!

this was a bit slower than the rest but still amazing and got me so pumped for the next book!!

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  • David
  • 31-05-19

Finally he's not a total raging jerk.

It has been a long time in waiting but our MC is no longer a raging jerk that just goes around yelling at people, being a total shut in, and killing things. The end of this book though has me super excited for the continuation of this book series.

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  • Sheridan
  • 27-05-19

Never thought LitRPG could be so rich!

I'm new to LitRPG and found this author and narrator to be an amazing duo!

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  • TheTruth
  • 02-05-19

most whiney lead character ever

with power, money and influence.... the lead character over came it all...

Pushing aside survives guilt. That feeling of not being good enough. Of not having sacrificed enough. Being more in touch with my feelings I think some things will be there forever

and he over came Canadian racism... wow

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  • Cory
  • 31-03-19

as usual the master Tao Wang has man another maste

as usual the master Taiwan has made another masterpiece from start to finish fights love lost grittiness to the story showing an evolution of his characters and leaving us wanting more see when the world will be on fire and will he get his master class save the world add for Paris for the next stage in our evolution galactically

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  • Nawlins
  • 13-06-20

The story was good but the author seems impatient

The story was good and the narration was outstanding but the author seems to share the MCs impatience. There are several jumps in hours, days, and weeks during battles, negotiation, dungeon dives and traveling. it's not that its important information being left out. it's more that the jumps are during times of detailed descriptions and then suddenly you jump and after a few of the bigger jumps, you get the feeling that the author is eager to "move the story along." This is a personal thing so not everyone will have a issue with it. I just found that it pulled me out of the imagery that the author was presenting at the time. Other than that, it was another great addition to the series.

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  • TheOtherDude91
  • 06-05-20

Not bad

The MC is finally not a massive douche! Yay! Now I wish he'd stop growling every other damn second, that's getting old quick. The ending in this book made me grab the next quickly, but I really hope it wasn't a waste.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 04-05-20

Great end to an arc

It is a lot of fun seeing how John is playing a bigger role in the USA’s liberation. He is really becoming a force to be reckoned with and the conflict is always engaging. I can't give enough praise to Nick Podehl. One of the best narrators out there!

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  • Phillip
  • 31-01-20

Advances the Story

I received a free review copy.

I enjoyed the book and look forward to continuing to listen to the series.

In this book, John and company deal with various issues caused by the system apocalypse as they work to unite human and alien allies to drive back evil, both alien and human. John is able to advance in skills and knowledge as he becomes a critical asset in freeing the oppressed. Also, he and Lana continue their relationship. This one is a little more sweeping in scope that earlier books as armies are led in battle and summarizes more than earlier books.

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  • Chasen
  • 25-01-20

Getting sick hearing how racist white people are

I understand racism is a thing I do. It's an awful thing. There never seems to be a racist of any other color and it seems to be a theme of this entire series. Story is good. I'm just getting sick of being to I'm bad for being the way I was born. Still worth reading.