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Accidental Thief Audiobook

Accidental Thief: LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

An everyday loser, stuck in the game.

Hal Dix was stuck in an unlucky life. His wife is a successful executive, while his IT help desk job led nowhere. Even his daughter's daycare teacher thought he was a loser. He couldn't catch a break.

Now a strange woman at a flea market sells Hal a bootleg release of a highly anticipated game. It is just what he wished for, and he can't wait to play it during his long weekend home alone. His luck has finally turned around, right?

Hal should be careful what he wishes for.

Join the adventure in this first book of an epic LitRPG fantasy trilogy. Play along with Hal and his new friends in Fantasma, as he becomes an Accidental Thief.

©2017 MedicCast Productions (P)2018 MedicCast Productions

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  • HeatherY
    San Diego
    14/02/18
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    "A Fun Listen"

    Hal Dix is the unluckiest guy in the world. He's stuck in a boring IT job with a bully for a boss and a successful wife who makes parenting look easy. Hal plays role playing games for fun, and he's just been duped into spending all his spare cash for a bootleg version of a game that doesn't exist yet. Except when Hal tries the bootleg disc, it works. And it transports him bodily into the world of Fantasma.

    Hal awakens in the game and immediately runs into trouble. Framed for the murder of a powerful city warden, he's arrested and sentenced to death. He needs to use all his wits and the points he's allocated to his luck stat to survive.

    This is a solid LitRPG, an enjoyable listen. Hal is a good MC to follow, a bit awkward at times but not a sad sack. He's just reacting to events in the beginning, but soon takes control and becomes someone to cheer for. The action was fast paced. The game mechanics were incidental to the story, they didn't play a major role and it would be a fun fantasy listen even if you're not into LitRPG. The stat sheets are very short and aren't repeated too often, and Hal doesn't spend any time agonizing over point allocation. Although this is book one, it ties everything up neatly and can be read as a standalone.

    The narration is really well done! The narrator performs subtle voices for the various characters and kept me listening and immersed in the story. If you're looking for a LitRPG for a teen or young reader, this book doesn't have any sex or swearing, but there are fight scenes and some references to adult themes. I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Trish
    07/02/18
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    "loved it"

    I loved it so much I got the audio book to review after buying and reading the book myself!! one for my audio collection

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ray Johnson
    Ohio
    08/02/18
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    "Loved this book! A great first novel"

    I really liked this book a lot. Hal was fun, and Kay? (sorry on audible so not sure if it is just K) was great. The book is about a normal guy who likes to play video games that is sucked into a fantasy world. The world translates things to him in game format, so that he understands it. So he levels and picks powers just as if he were playing at home. In fact, there is a point where he isn't sure if he is playing or if it is real.

    The only beef I have is that his one singular ability, his luck, never failed. I would have liked to have seen him flub a few tries, because it got to a point where you knew he was good if he heard the slot machine sound in his head. A minor plot point. I just have to be honest.

    I eagerly await book 2, and hope that next time he's not an accidental thief, but an intentional one. Go get this book, it will make a fine addition to your audible library. Oh, and Robert Scarloto does a masterful job of keeping your attention with his inflection, emotion, and pacing. I'd happily listen to him again and again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Zakary
    07/02/18
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    "great story"

    I can't wait to hear more from this author. his style was so unique. I would say if you love litrpg you will like this book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • karina Larson
    19/02/18
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    "unique and very enjoyable"

    this book reminded me of jumanji or zathura. it was unique and enjoyable. I love when I share a name with characters, that was a pleasant surprise, especially when my name is so rare. I know many friends that would really enjoy this book and I will definitely be sharing it with them!
    the narration was great. he was easy to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joy
    Dayton, Oh
    18/02/18
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    "phenomenal!"

    this book had everything I want out of a video game adventure. I absolutely love how the character would earn skills from trying new things and not just by buying them with skill points. The narrator's voice was perfect for all the characters, male and female.

    I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    09/02/18
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    "Not bad"

    It was a good story for a lit-RPG. It dose go on about the MC character sheet alot at the start. In the next book if the writer can have the character sheet at the end of chapters that be nice so you hit the next button.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jed
    24/02/18
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    "Nah...shouldn’t be litRPG"

    Just giving this one guys star summary once per chapter fdoes not make it litRPG! For those of us in the genre, we like to see our characters progression over time, what the level of enemies are and have there be logic to the giving of skills and where stats are out. This is a fine (not great) general adventure story, but damn, there are so many things that bug me I will not be going on in the series. What you ask? I’ll try to list a couple...First...he is the only character with stats described and despite all kinds of knifework, backstabbing, stealth and other stealthy things, they are all lumped under a couple general skills. Well actually he never gets a skill in the weapons area. Second, His allies and opponents never seem to have levels for the reader to see what kind of opponent he is facing (you must assume by the amount of experience he gets) Third, the equipment never really has stats either. There is reference to how it was an enchanted weapon, but we the reader have no comparison. Fourth, the guy puts all his stats into luck to start. Ok fine if he is going to go that route he should stick with it, but then he just puts them into strength when he levels. Most of his fighting is sneaky and requires dexterity, but he never puts points into it but somehow gets better and better as measured by the seemingly more difficult guys he must be facing (again assumed by the experience given). I dunno, it was just a bit shallow for me. I vote it’s not really a litRPG except for the compulsory being stuck in the game part and the describing of his individual stats.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jimdmcd
    Yosemite National Park
    18/02/18
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    "Level Up!!!"

    A fun, fast moving RPG type book.
    Very easy to get lost in this world.
    This was a promotional copy given to me by
    the author and/or narrator in exchange for a review.
    I reccomend this book highly. I enjoy RPG type games and this book satisfies.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • wildmon
    az
    19/02/18
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    "no real struggle"

    just feels served up, no struggle. character development lacking, no depth, shallow. ...three words remaining, take that audible review requirements.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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