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Earth's Gambit

The Gam3, Book 2
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (440 ratings)
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Summary

The Earth has changed. War is now fought in an alien virtual reality - the Game - where many of the players are anything but human.

Now part of the Black Rose guild, Alan heads to the Academy to level up and get stronger. He hopes to make allies and learn skills to win the battles to come. But with everyone pursuing their own agendas, what can one gamer do in a universe he still doesn't fully understand?

©2017 Cosimo Yap (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Non stop entertainment!

The second installment of Yap's 'The Game' is even more gripping than the first. I'm not a gamer myself - the story is standalone entertaining and so appropriate to a broader action and Sci -Fi/fantasy junkie audience. This story draws you into a multi faceted, complex universe with rich characters and abounding plot twists - the next installment can't come soon enough.

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Wow, Book 3 can't come soon enough!

Book two was amazing! expanding on Alan's adventures from the previous book the first few chapters set the tone for another great book.

It is slow at times but they're either for plot explanation or for general description, One thing I love about this series is the Narration, Nick Podhel really out does himself and delivers another great narration.

would definitely recommend the series to any avid gamer, it sci fi fan!

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Another epic installment

I was expecting a party of five, Alan, kitana, sidestep, etc to go on some quests and dungeons for loot and levels, but instead the story took a much larger more interesting route and it was great.
It was a little less 'gamey' than the first but as the ground was already set this wasn't a bad thing.
I genuinely can't wait for more.

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A truly gripping series!

By far the most immersive RPG series I have read this decade. Thee authors attention to detail is impeccable and succeeds in capturing the quintessential nuances of the genre. Thus is definitely one to read to the end, hopefully there will be many more additions.

Rad

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Good sequel

Enjoyable story too short though and no real epic battles all seems a little easy for the hero and lacks tension but an enjoyable book in all

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Pretty good but repetitive

Plot wise it was pretty good; spoiled by constant and overpowering game statistics. A shame as it has the makings of a top shelf saga

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A good continuance of the story

The story and characters continue to pull you along. I think what I like best about it is the frequent surprises. The author does a good job of writing events with results that aren't what you might expect.

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Excellent

Can't wait for the next one. Just like a written RPG. Fantastic. I thoroughly recommend it.

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One of the best litrpg book I have listened to

loved it great second book carn' t wait for more in the series keep up the great work . Nick always does a great job narrating

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great fun listen 👍

can't wait for book iii bring it on, wish I had an eve up top

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  • Josh
  • 19-12-17

Excellent original story

Story was fantastic and incredibly original. Cant wait for book 3.

Nick Podehl amazing as usual.

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  • R. MCRACKAN
  • 04-06-18

Better but still too minutia heavy

Book 2 was significantly better than book 1. The narration continues to be great. Areas of improvement:

- A plot finally presents itself

- Alan starts to make a few decisions of his own

- Lambda is far more interesting than Eve, the exposition engine

- People are starting to appear like people and not low budget computer NPCs

The series continues to suffer from the sin of telling instead of showing. He tries to rectify this somewhat by showing new discoveries in training simulations, but they are no stakes throw away scenes. Likewise, the massive info dumps, while less common in book 2, are still far too many.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-18

lackluster

Nick Podehl, can do no wrong.
I've listened to the land chaos seed book 1 through 6 fantastic series so when I heard that book 7 wasn't out yet I wanted to listen to something new I loved Nick Podell performance in that series so naturally I chose this book. However the story's main character is basically useless without his AI he relies on Eve so much in the first book.
and when I got the second book I expected him to progress and level on his own but it doesn't he just relies on his Ai and lets her do all the work it's not really that exciting to hear a character just basically follow outlines and have no originality of his own. he's always asking what to do and where is Eve. like I said Nick Podehl can do no wrong his performance in the chaos seed book series was fantastic every character sounded different his accents and mannerisms made the book come to life I felt for every character in that book but not in this one I just can't wait 4 book 7 of the land to come out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-03-18

wish their was more...

fun series, highly recommend. Nick Pohdel is a master, wish their was more. keep it up!

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  • Logan79
  • 16-01-18

Fuck yeah Cosimo Yap!

book two is hella awesome. way to go Cosimo, Book 2 is cool great job man. I look forward to more in this world thanks.

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  • A-10 Egress
  • 06-12-17

OUTSTANDING story line!!

I really do like this story line. Lots of Twist and turns and it doesn't bog down while keeping up the speed needed to keep one in the story.
The main character some times seems like and idiot but he does have help from others...

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  • Joseph Earl
  • 03-02-19

needing more

loved it. so where is the next book ? out here hanging awaiting the next adventure to arrive.

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  • John Milligan
  • 13-12-18

Slower than the first and less interesting

This book wasn't terrible, it just wasn't as good as the first, it drags on quite a bit and Alan still relies far too heavily on his AI. The book tries to present itself as fast paced and frenzied when in reality, it's pretty dull and has less action than the first. I also feel that Cosimo takes too much time going into unnecessary detail in an attempt at world building. But it just makes the book feel lazy and bloated....kinda like me!

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  • Brandon Shaw
  • 12-12-18

The Best

Teist and turns, just when you thought you had it figured out. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Cranton
  • 08-12-18

Awesome

loved it. I couldn't put this one down. I finished it in about 2 days.