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The World, Book 1
Narrated by: Jason Hill
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
Regular price: £18.29
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Summary

After playing Online together for years, Jason and his friends are excited about the possibilities of the emerging technology of Full-Immersion Virtual Reality, aka FIVR. Preparing for the release of The World, Jason is determined to help his friends realize their dream of becoming pro gamers. 

Choosing a 'Nightmare' start to get ahead of the wave of new players starting the game, Jason finds himself alone in the wild tasked with saving a group of refugees from goblin invaders. Although he manages to save the survivors, that's just the beginning of his trials as he desperately fights to bring them back from the edge of annihilation.  

Jason is quickly swept up in the adventure as he struggles to build a home for his guildmates and the NPCs that he’s saved. As the trouble heats up, he quickly discovers that marauding goblins are the least of his concerns. 

Warning: This is a LitRPG story and contains adult situations, foul language, MMORPG-style violence, and other fun things. Listen at your own risk.                               

©2018 Jason Cheek (P)2018 Jason Cheek

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  • Zack
  • 11-01-19

good story but it's a little short

the narration was fairly well done there were a few glitches with the words but overall was decently done.
the storyline is interesting and the protagonist keeps listener interested and what's happening.
my biggest issue with this book is that the story does not progress very far and could use more content

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  • Greg
  • 15-02-19

Horrible narrater!

I forced myself to listen to the first 2 minutes. I have no idea if the story is good or not. Jason Hill reads in a monotone without inflection and almost proclaims everything. Think of Captain Kirk merged with Spock. No emotion in this performance. Avoid this.

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  • Michael
  • 10-01-19

Wonderful start to a new series

I really really enjoyed this book. It's definitely the first book in the series, it sets up a lot and ends without the strongest conclusion but that happens sometimes when your book starts to get long. That aside, I really recommend this book.

The story is coherent, and see well planned out, I have minor fears of out of control power growth but that could be managed or the author could actually have a ending planned for the series (more books would be better if the authors decided to have an end game in mind for the series)
I enjoyed the main character and his story line, I'm excited to see how the story develops and if he succeeds with his "nightmare" mode.

Jason Hill did a great job narrating. There were a few acronyms that were either pronounced directly (MMORPG and PKer) or read as a word, which were new ways to read them, to me at least. Ex: "PKer" was read as "picker" instead of "pee-kay -er"
It's not bad, just different and new to me.

I'm excited for book 2.

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  • David Riemer
  • 06-01-19

Absolutly love the book and hope for more.

This series has a feel of the Survive Week One book series and Awaken Online. The main charadcter trying to get his guild into the pro league of gaming. Lots of character development and action. The flow of the book is great but there are times where the editing of the audio chops words a couple of times. Regardless I will be checking for the second book to drop. If you like this book then check out Ascend Online and Survive Week One maybe also Life Reset.

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  • shawn miller
  • 21-02-19

litrpg that has good intro want more

i find this book to be fun and interesting. just waiting for the next 3 to be converted.

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  • James
  • 20-02-19

Good story, but an abrupt end.

The story is pretty good, but it just ends abruptly in the middle of something. The narration is alright. As others have noted it is kind of flat and occasionally sounds as though he is speaking through clenched teeth. All that said, I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Robert Preston
  • 09-02-19

Unexpected and enjoyable

I enjoyed this book. It's a good start, easy to keep track of all the characters. I can recommend this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-02-19

Only one complaint really...

Every time he said PKers sounded like pickers. Other than that it was a fun listen.

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  • Lukas Kneeland
  • 04-02-19

Good listen

I’m getting into this new LitRPG and I am enjoying it. This book is a good listen and nice story.

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  • Courtney Long
  • 20-01-19

Absolutely enjoyable

Love the way that this was written and the narrator was great. I can’t wait to see more of the world and interaction with the NPC’s in this book series.