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Summary

Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time, he's given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long-term immersion, he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown - Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.

He's the first gamer to be sentenced to life imprisonment in a virtual world. What could go wrong?

©2017 Daniel Schinhofen (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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Was not expecting that

As LITRPG's go the themes that run through this story are definitely more mature. For the first 2/3 of the book I was taken in by both the excellent writing, and performance. It has a grittier feel than other novels of the same genre which I found appealing. The main character has both an interesting back story, which is well fleshed out, and a relatable outlook on life considering his experiences.

The last few chapters took an interesting turn... what the blurb should probably include is that there are VERY strong adult/erotic themes with fairly graphic descriptions of sexual acts including BDSM and a threesome.

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Not sure...

Was enjoying the book, then it went into fantasy porn for over an hour before it got back on track. Going to give the second book a try and see how that goes.

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Virtual reality mmorpg with a twist

If you can imagine crossing Jack reacher with d&d, and then adding a little carry on style erotica you wouldn't be far off this book. Easy listening with simple plot elements which don't cause a strain on the cranium but the back story develops nicely and left me wanting more.

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Very interesting story line

My only quibble would be that sometimes the narrator is narrating a conversation between characters with a almost sarcastic tone which builds suspense when not needed, makes for edge of your seat listening during ordinary scenes
That said I love his voice very small town sheriff vibe which suits perfectly

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Just a little boring

The biggest problem with this book is the main protagonist is just not every likable. He comes across as a bit of a douche bag. Outside his love interests the story never really moves along. No antagonist to speak of.

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  • Allan
  • MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
  • 15-04-18

Nice idea worked well

Good story well worth listening to, listened to it from start to finish in one day

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Terrible!

Would you try another book written by Daniel Schinhofen or narrated by Peter Berkrot?

2 Hours in and I cannot listen to anymore, it's a drone of noise that does not keep my attention.

Would you ever listen to anything by Daniel Schinhofen again?

The accent is more 60 year old cowboy rather than gamer.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The whispering and gravel tone completely turned me off this book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Very disappointed and in future will listen to a sample before buying.

Any additional comments?

The writing is shockingly poor, what has the main character so happy about? He is constantly laughing, chuckling or grinning to himself, WHY? This is a rip off from The Gam3 series, best read that first.

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fantastic

I absolutely loved an amazing story. Can't wait for the next book to come out

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  • Jason
  • 06-09-17

Last 3 hours

Ok book until I realized it wasn't going anywhere in the last 3-4 hours when it went from being a gamer fantasy to .... a virgins rendition of their fantasy sex life.
The last 4 hours had nothing to do with anything other than sexual relationships .... I guess if you are into that then great. Story line pretty much dropped off a cliff at that point

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  • Romadbuff
  • 24-08-17

Fair Warning

I loved this book, however, warning, this book goes from normal to X-rated pretty quick!

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  • N Powell
  • 13-11-17

Great adult LitRPG

Worth getting an entertaining book love the adult take on the LitRPG. Keep it up.

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  • connor E.
  • 27-07-17

Great listen. Needs edits

I loved this story, well thought out, interesting concepts, good characters, and development, with the exception of some of the minor "party" characters.

The one thing that really bugged me was the stat listings after every chapter. While it probably looked good in the book, maybe with a picture like a baseball card, it is annoying to hear the narrator read it.

The only other note I have is that it's very much a series book, doing a lot of setup at the sacrifice of its own story arc. I hope the new one comes out soon, as I feel like I just finished half a book.

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  • Blues
  • 13-11-17

Good unclean fun

Mostly rpg grinding and adventuring. Less sex than I was expecting from other reviews and they are only in the last half of the book. I would not recommend this to someone looking for a full on erotica litrpg harem male fantasy thing (or elhmf for short) Wild Wastes is the best on audible until they get Empath Rising (please q_q). Anywho AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • Raz
  • 15-08-17

Quickly devolves into erotica.

The book was fairly entertaining until it rapidly shifted from LitRPG to pretty crass erotica. If that's your thing, you'll love this, otherwise, I'd recommend passing.

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  • Russell David Phillips
  • 04-09-17

Nerd loser is "master" to hot chicks

The hero is supposed to be experienced, tough, etc.... taking on a tough mmorpg and winning with innovative and unusual choices (or something) but really the whole thing comes off as a creepy nerd living out creepy fantasies.

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  • ChuckB
  • 09-08-17

One of the worst LitRPGs I've experienced

Main character is an unlikable pervert. The author attempts to give him endearing qualities by making him polite to the NPCs and a good tipper, but this isn't nearly enough to do the job. Even the narrator gets bed him a gruff and snide sounding voice.

The erotica was overdone, unexpected, and unwanted. The main character is a "literal" sadist.

The grinding an leveling was boring and the same over and over again. Other authors at least manage to entertain with the group be, but this author seemed to not want to make the effort. It was either kill an Ork or kill a Goblin, and there was never much suspense. Even the subplots, although showed some promise, went absolutely nowhere.

I highly recommend yo suggest this book to anyone you don't like and would like to see suffer.

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  • Nicholas C.
  • 26-07-17

meh

not very entertaining, not funny, and not a good story. way too much concentration on relationships and social stuff particularly comments about sex that didn't add to the entertainment value of the story. nothing special happened and the main character has exactly one gimmick which isn't very important. the prisoner thing was overplayed as if to imply that the main character is some sort of anti-hero.

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  • Logan79
  • 16-01-18

the story of a good man doing a harsh deed

what do you made of, are you the kind of person that would stand up against Injustice. or are you the kind of person that will do their job even if it means helping people that don't deserve it. And sitting back while criminals walk free. this book is not about someone that does not take action. it is about a man whose comfortable living with his choices.

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