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Awaken Online: Catharsis Audiobook

Awaken Online: Catharsis

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Publisher's Summary

Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He's in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life.

Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn't expect. In this game, he isn't the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.

In fact, he might just be the villain.

©2016 Travis Bagwell (P)2016 Travis Bagwell

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    Kyle Groenewald 30/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Instant addiction"

    I found this soon after listening to Ready Player One. I became addicted to this book within the first chapter. The story is good, the reader did a very good job on the voices and the way the plot unfold and twists between the game and real life was fantastic. I have already bought the second one. I highly recommend the heck out of this audiobook​!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sanu Sath 02/03/2017
    Sanu Sath 02/03/2017
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    "A great listen!"

    I was on the look out for a book like this, I really enjoy mmorpgs and also love reading works of fiction around the themes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "great start to a series."

    I started listening to this book whilst running a few errands, I ended up listening to the entire story in one go. The LitRPG genre is my current addiction this is one of the better ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the main character and his tactical playstyle. My only complaint would be that the main character seems to be overpowered from almost the beginning of the game.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Wade 27/07/2017
    Ruth Wade 27/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    If you are a fan of Ready Player One, Super Powereds or the Off to be the Wizard series then you will love this. Great all round concept and story, the best audiobook I have listened to in a good while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    john milton keynes, United Kingdom 26/07/2017
    john milton keynes, United Kingdom 26/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "great"

    really good if you like WOW and ready player one you will like this book.

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    Scott Earley 21/07/2017
    Scott Earley 21/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "An interesting take on a familiar genre"

    This is an enjoyable and interesting book. It is a much loved and familiar genre of High Tech video game that isn't strictly legal goes rogue, but an interesting and slightly different take the feels quite refreshing.

    It also has an atypical protagonist plot line that I also really enjoyed that again felt familiar yet at the same time, not the same thing that you get in most mediums.

    If you are into the sci-fi not so distant future, somewhat believable and almost achievable tech video game stories like myself, I highly recommend, even if not for it's unique points above (which are vague to avoid spoilers) just because it is (personally) a very good book in it's genre.

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    Raju 20/07/2017
    Raju 20/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Sword art online!"

    Fantastic book! For all gamers! Anyone's who's watched sword art online or similar animes. Perfect alternative

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    Mr. L. HALL 04/07/2017
    Mr. L. HALL 04/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Has potential but lacks real mmorpg knowledge "

    Narrated very well, but the story is a bit lacking in mmorpg knowledge and well over the top. I get the feeling that the author doesn't know what he is doing and is just making it up as he goes. The lead character is so overpowered even at a starting level with next to no training he can already kill lvl 70 and 90 npcs in 1-2 hits on his own with his starting gear. Each level brings a large wod of stat points and very generous new skills and abilities. However with that in mind and we are told that each point of vitality gives a character 10hp we are told that lvl 100 characters have an average of 1000hp, seems unrealistically low. But the cream of the crop is our protagonists ability to summon hordes of undead minions with each minion having a level multiples of levels higher than himself. It's no wonder he can conquer cities on his own. It's worth a listen to but take it with a pinch of salt and don't think too deeply into it.

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    Amazon Customer 02/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, okay narrator."

    Loved the story. Narrator was okay. Kept saying trebuchet with a hard t, which was jarring.

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    Craig Northampton, United Kingdom 18/04/2017
    Craig Northampton, United Kingdom 18/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "An odd one this"

    This tale has some great ideas but the clunkiness of the storytelling let's it down. I suspect many of the apparent weaknesses stem from the narration which is pretty poor. I'll most likely pick up book two at some point, though sadly it has the same narrator.

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    "Bad Guy Is Lame."

    That's about all I have to report here. Alex just annoys me. I wish he'd just die off.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    17/06/17
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    "Decent simple listen"

    Young adult sci-fi MMORPG fantasy filled with wish fulfillment and overpowered handouts to the typical geek-turned-edgelord protagonist.

    But it was a fun listen regardless!

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Ben
    27/07/17
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    "Slow start, but awesome"

    The book starts slow and I'll be honest, the narrator at first grates on my ears. That said, if you stick with it through the first few chapters it's well worth it. the book is well written and makes you really feel the main characters perspective. I found myself grinning and laughing at several scenes not because they were necessarily funny but because they were awesome. I could see myself in the characters shoes and being overjoyed at what was going on. I'm not sure if the narration improved or if I just got used to it but after a few chapters even that didn't bother me. Overall, I highly recommend the book. It was great to see a story from the "villains" perspective. Excited to start the next book!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    27/07/17
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    "good book"

    great story, very addicting. I thought the voice actor left something to be desired, but a good listen either way.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel Carter
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    28/04/17
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    "Not bad but not really good either"

    I should have reviewed this months ago when I read it, but I got behind and don't remember too much about it, but I guess that's a review point there - nothing here is good enough to remember. I do remember thinking how strange and stupid it seemed that the main character somehow draws all sorts of special attention in his game (from pretty much the moment he starts), even though he never does anything special to deserve it. This might have been better if the author had the character do something to warrant the extra attention.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • John
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    11/11/16
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    "This is more of a YA novel than reviews indicate"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. its clearly part of the emerging genre of "LitRPG" - and reads like playing an MMO video game. And just like such games, the characters are stock and predictable: outsider, loner high school kid; rich jerk; decent girl caught in the middle. But it was still a fun ride.

    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • cory
    26/07/17
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    "Ding"

    Probably one of the best LitRPGs around. Just finished my second listen, and still very satisfying. Highly recommend

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Joe Rykowski
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    05/07/17
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    "fun story"

    power listened through this! Good book. Going to buy next instead of waiting for monthly credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Br14n
    30/06/17
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    "A bit slow, but picks up once he gets going"

    The story is solid, the characters early on is a bit painful to care about at first. Once he gets into Awaken Online it picks up and I couldn't stop until I finished listening to the whole thing!

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • David
    07/06/17
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    "amazing story"

    Absolutely enthralled by Jason's rise to power using superb intelligence and tactics to get there

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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