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Summary

The path from retail middle management to inter-dimensional wizard adventurer wasn’t easy.

But Jason Asano is settling into his new life. Now, a contest draws young elites to the city of Greenstone to compete for a grand prize. Jason must gather a band of companions if he is to stand a chance against the best the world has to offer. 

While the young adventurers are caught up in competition, the city leaders deal with revelations of betrayal as a vast and terrible enemy is revealed. Although Jason seems uninvolved, he has unknowingly crossed the enemy’s path before. Friends and foes made along the way will lead him to cross it again. Inevitable conflict looms....

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Entertaining pulp fiction.

This is not a great work of art. It is however very entertaining. It is ideal to listen to while doing chores. The overall tone is light and funny. Heath's performance is spot on apart from a few mispronunciations, which had me thinking for a while. (Atrium, Invigilator, reconnoitre). Overall a nice long book and well worth the money. I am looking forward to the next one.

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Gaming Fun Without The Stress

After reading some of the reviews I was in two minds as to whether I'd enjoy this book. I'm so glad I gave it a try. Yes the writing can be a bit clunky at times, but it doesn't ruin the storyline or immersion in the world building.
Many of the reviews said that their problem was how snarky Jason was and many of the other characters just became versions of Jason. I wonder if this is a cultural thing. in the UK this kind of sarcastic banter is an essential skill!

I really enjoyed the story and the narrator. The only reason it didn't get 5stars is because The Wandering Inn set the bar unbelievably high!

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Great book

And as always excellent narration by Heath Miller only problem is that I have to wait another 3 months for the next one

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  • MB
  • 01-07-21

Great Litrpg series

Entertaining story with extremely likeable characters and great voice acting. Can't wait for book 3.

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Probably my favourite ever audiobook series

This book is as good as the first. Really can’t wait for the next one!! Writing is great and so is the performance.
5 stars!

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Fantastic book

Loved it! if you liked the first then you will absolutely like the second. So don't put it off and do yourself a favour by listening to this fantastic book.

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Aaron strikes again

It took me a while to get into the series but I'm hooked now. A lot of different sub plots going on with plenty of interesting characters. Looking forward to the next one.

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phenomenal sequel

great second book with the only problem being the main character I'm not ranking up in two books because now he's going to need to rank up twice to be effective within the outcoming story. the Mc needs to explore more of the world and leave the basic starting area. other than that a great sequel

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Brilliant, original and gripping

I couldn’t put this or the first book in this series down; always the best sign of a great book. I love the concept and find myself genuinely interested each time a new power in unveiled. The character building, story line and overall concept all fantastic. I like the narrator too, he’s able to inject the humour very well. Overall, one of the best series I have come across since Harry Potter and Enders Game… can’t wait for book #3, will happily re-read the first two closer to the time.

P.s. book title almost put me off downloading but so pleased I gave it a go!

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entertaining and funny

At times this book made me laugh out loud :)

to Heath: At times the voices don't match the characters and it is confusing. the worst are Humphrey and Clive who sound too similar at times. and often in the beginning of a characters sentence after a change you haven't altered your voice enough, so they sound like Jason or Clive/Humphrey
But good performance over all though!

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  • Karen
  • 21-05-21

Contrary to common reviews

First: I loved this book. The narrator is seriously epic, really brings the characters personalities to life. I listened to the whole book in 3 days and the ending is an amazing yet infuriating having me loving and hating the author, while begging for the next book to know what happens next.

Second: I find that when I read reviews more often than not its the people who don’t have anything nice to say that shouts the loudest - Thadwick Mercer being a good example 😂

So when I give my review I want to address what I have seen from negative remarks as well as my own opinion.

I loved this book, it drags you in and there is always something going on keeping you entertained, I love Jason, the character had a refreshing not the perfect good guy hero attitude despite being the main character- “i am who i am, take it or leave it”

There is one comment you see a lot in reviews “everyone becomes Jason” and i find both exaggeration and understanding in this comment. The reason i do somewhat are to the statement os a spoiler I wont say, but if people or powers become to similar it can be somewhat annoying since how the different character work together to use their different skills as a team is the entire point. No they don’t all become Jason, I find that to be a somewhat exaggerated comment.

Sure there may be a similarity to a power here or there like Sophie and Jason’s fighting style, but the characters have their own personalities. They may learn to joke with him like friends grow from spending time together that is not the same thing as becoming the same person.

My conclusion is it was definitely worthwhile to read and i listened to the audiobook which I have to say is absolutely amazingly narrated. I finished the whole book in 3 days listening to it until 2am every night before forcing myself to put it down.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-05-21

it is a bit preachy

there is a alot of sosial justise stuff in this book that comes across as preachy. but if you can get past that it is a pretty good book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-21

I thought this was "He" Who Fights Monsters..

I thought this was "He" Who Fights Monsters, not everyone talking about one thing going on for 20 chapters. The first book was amazing, but now the MC is stuck around 20 other people, who for some reason we need to hear about all of their interactions with each other. Nothing going on has to do ANYTHING with the MC! I feel like the author got lost building all of these personalities that he forgot to actually focus on the "He" that is that Main Character.

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  • Joseph
  • 19-05-21

Previous review removed for not being 5 stars

I wrote a review that was the highest rated on this book and was mildly criticial. I checked back today and its gone for a reason I can't possibly understand beyond the author/publisher messing with the reviews to give this book fake word of mouth. Don't buy this book. Don't support deceitful publishing practices.

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  • Sam D
  • 21-05-21

Good Book Horrible Cliffhanger

loved the book not cool with the cliffhanger. Wish I would have waited for book 3 before I started this one.

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  • K. Culleton
  • 19-05-21

Social Justice nonsense

Shirtaloons departure from the first book talking about how the rich victimize and exploit the poor ruined this book entirely. The victim mentality is nauseating.

I won’t read another book by this author

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  • jeff
  • 18-05-21

Writing this a couple hours in

It’s really good so far and and looking forward for the third book just hope he keeps up the good quality.

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  • aaron
  • 21-05-21

Please read a real review.

Ok so I do a lot of Audible. This particular series has had me from the beginning. In fact recently towards the end of book 2 my wife almost died because of it!!!!! Yes really!! Let me paint a picture of a man out side the back door but still in the door frame . I had 1 AirPods in my ear. I was so into what was going on I didn’t hear my wife choking behind me. My kids yelled for me to help but to no avail. I was only worried about what was happening at that time in the book. But I turn around at the exact moment it clears her throat passages and she breaths..... of course the rest was not pretty but I no longer listen to it at home. I preordered book 3. A week after book 2 dropped. I have since then had my wife listen to the books and thank God she got it. When the baby wrote all over the wall!!!! I thank you for this adventure so far can’t wait for 3!!!

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  • Carson
  • 19-05-21

Amazing so far... Don't listen to bad reviews.

This book stays true to the feel of the first. The character development is deep and meaningful and the politics are rich and complex. The main character is witty as usual with his antics racking up more and more trouble. I can't wait to see what will happen next!

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  • Chris DeVries
  • 26-05-21

Amazing

After listening to book 1, and loving it, I had a lot of expectations going into this one and it met everyone of them. This book delivered on everything, and more, that I was hoping for. Just saw that book 3 is in pre-order for Kindle and plan on paying it. Can't wait for it to come on audible, though I know it'll be sometime before that.

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