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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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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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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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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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I still give this book a solid score.

this book has a few more problems or kinks more like it than the first one. For starters there are several conversations I feel like I have heard over and over again. Not that they are all bad but when one off the plot conversations are repeatedly repeated it just gets annoying. Other than that I feel like this book was a bit more obvious in its direction and lacked a bit.

Would still recommend it though. but with a fair warning of it being a pebble worse than the first one.

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Sublime story writing!!!

This is a story beautiful story. Shirtaloon not only has written a main character you want to be (if you also have a slightly malevolent side) but also so many other characters love, hate and want to see and hear more from. The pacing is really quiet special, even when not much is happening you can’t stop being excited by the power ups and conservations. If you love RPG style games, then this truly is a master piece. Comedy, love, action and intrigue. Thank you to Shirtaloon for this story and Heath Miller for the narration.

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Amazing

Amazing book. The story is very well written. The characters are deep and complex. The narration is perfect, one of the best Iv listened to. 10/10

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I'm really enjoying this

want sure about this series at first but I really like the development of the main character, not just the stats and skills but the actual man beneath the numbers.

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Looking forward to the next book!

Do books come with trigger warnings? This one could have used it. Jason and Sophie's!!! God I hope they don't get together at some point, that would be the worst!

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Exceptional again

This is one of those books where you just can't stop. I finished it over the course of a mere 2 days, listening until the early hours of the morning unable to sleep due to my addiction to the storyline.

So, so good! I wish it was never ending...

(p.s. As a bit of background, I've listened to more than a thousand books on Audible, rarely leaving a review. This series deserves 5 stars without a doubt at all)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Johnna Riddle
  • 18-05-21

omg

just listen ok. JUST LISTEN!!!! ITS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Thre story is incredible the narrorator is just amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-21

I’m obsessed. Great continuation

I drink this series like water. #3 right now please!

I’d say this is great for anyone who likes magic, detailed worlds (not too verbosely written), cheeky conversations, various species, and lit-RPG. It also has sociopolitical commentary that’s not so carefully hidden, haha. I know many reviewers don’t like that, but I’m into it.

The world continues to grow, as does Jason. I love hearing from all the supporting characters, who are distinct and believable. The POV changes are really nicely timed.

Heath is EXCELLENT again. Absolutely spot on snark and diversity of voices. 👏

Mmmooooorrreeeee!!

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  • Parker
  • 27-05-21

Obsessed. When is book 3!?!

I always wonder… if this happened to me, would I be like Jason?

Book 2 built on book 1 spectacularly, love the story arc and even more so I love that the books are not going to linearly follow progression. Book 1 Iron / book 2 bronze, etc, I love that it follows the story development not the MC.

When is book 3?

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