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Summary

Welcome to The Glory - the world’s biggest VR tournament. 

In front of millions of viewers, teams compete in a battle royale where they clear dungeons, complete quests and slay other players in a race to score the most points. 

The winners are instant celebrities, and it's time Bash the Berserker joined their ranks. One win away from going pro, his dreams of fame, fortune and that iced coffee sponsorship are finally coming true...until he’s kicked off his team mere hours before registrations close. 

With everything on the line, Bash manages to cobble together a new rag-tag team. A washed-up semi-pro who hates his guts, a talented analyst who’s never actually competed and a streamer whose ego is only surpassed by her love of throwing swords. 

Oh, and if they want to earn their glory, Bash will have to trade in his war hammer and play as a three-foot-tall, tree-hugging elf.... 

©2021 Alex Knight (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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AMAZE BALLS

Well written and the narrator was on point bringing the characters to life. Finished the book in two nights.if you like ready player one this is right up your alley.10/10 hope there is a second

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Gaming taken to an entirely new level (literally)

I first came across Alex Kinght when I listened to The Far wild. If you're looking for a true adventure book which delivers with every single page and keeps you at the edge of your seat, then by God you'll love The far wild.

Alex has a unique way of befriending his readers with characters that you encounter every day. Some of the characters can even at times reflect the readers own personality in one way or another. With Rise to glory, I almost felt as though I was also interwoven in the story, to a point where I felt a slight loss of kinship when the book came to an end. Alex builds on his characters whilst at the same time bringing to life concepts and ideas of a world that starts to live and breathe its way into existence.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some will quickly be drawn to ready player one but I think Alex has come up with a gaming experience unlike any story I've read or listened to. His ability to create an actual gaming experience with all the narratives and user interfaces is just genius. He hasnt just written a book, he's created an entire platform. I have to be honest, there were some parts where I was so tempted to forward and that wasn't because any of it was boring but more the contrary, I just couldnt wait to hear what happened next (kinda like being tempted to look up a walkthrough on YouTube, wink wink).

Rise to Glory is a nice easy listen with action, emotion and some pretty clever word plays that will make even the none gamers appreciate the artistry. The story isn't just about gaming, but it's also about the journey the characters take in their personal lives. From insecurities around leadership, to anxiety around past experiences, the characters have their own mountains to climb and conquer.

The narration was flawless, smooth and captured each moment.

If they ever makes a minecraft dungeons movie, Alex Kight, make sure you're on the production team. I can see a netflix series coming out of this.

Thanks Alex for such an amazing experience.

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  • 20-04-22

if you liked ready player one

great fun story if you enjoyed ready player one you'll probably enjoy this.
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just good fun

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Amazing

Thank you Alex for an amazing book.

If the future is like this I think it will be a wicked future.

If you like VR games. Ready player one you are going to love this. Easy to listen to and an amazing narration from Christopher.

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  • 22-03-21

Great book!

Great book! Super fun and exciting to follow this crew of characters in-game and out!

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  • 15-11-21

Great narrator

The narrator makes this book better than the raw material. The underlying story was pretty well-written, with each character sporting very distinct personalities. The author puts our MC on a hero's journey and starts him off as a cocky ass, maybe going a bit overboard in the depiction, but not so much that it spoils credibility. The dialog was only so-so, with the witty repartee somewhat less witty than what the average person could achieve in real life. The story got slow in the middle, with the quests not very exciting and our characters not showing the skill or knowledge you'd expect from someone with their experience. The climactic scenes, however, were fairly gripping.

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  • Robert Calvillo
  • 26-10-21

finished strong

Ok so I only have one problem with this book and it has to do with the attitude of the main character. However over the course of the book it got a lot better but did pause numerous times to yell at the MC lol the good thing is that over time the MC finally listened to me and the story ended in a way that I want to read a book two.

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  • Clayton Guerry
  • 20-10-21

Amazing GameLit Novel

I've gone through countless GameLit series and Standalones- And this is easily in my Top Three. The Author subverted expectations with how they skipped the tropes we all know in the genre. This isn't another "guy sucked into a portal and has to play the game or die for real"- This has more relatable stakes, more relatable emotions, and a unique game system that is different from the standard ROG and Cultivation systems most GameLit goes for.

I highly recommend giving this a read!

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  • 14-07-21

Fun Book

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of action and suspense. Well worth trying it out.

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  • Rolande😄
  • 20-03-21

Outstandingly Underwhelming

The story is so meh... I'm about a quarter way through and I don't care about any of the characters, the protagonist especially is so unlikable, such a hypocrite. I took a chance on this cause it was new and had only one review, but overall just Meh...

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  • Jeffrey W.
  • 18-03-21

An Awesome Underdog Adventure, Expertly Narrated

I had an absolute blast listening to this adventure. A+ on the narration. I fell in love with these characters through the writing and storytelling. A fantastic story of found family.

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  • Jon appel
  • 10-01-22

great take on litrpg

not your typical hum drum litrpg.. the author always has a unique take on the genre.. get this book, you won't regret it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-01-22

Great Read

I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book! A diverse cast of characters and a protagonist you learn to love :)