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Last Horizon: Beta Audiobook

Last Horizon: Beta: Last Horizon Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Advances in technology have led to the creation of ever more realistic virtual reality games, but now Full Immersion Virtual Reality is finally coming true. Join David and his oldest friends as they sign up to beta test the first game of its kind. Last Horizon will give the old gamers the chance to live out one last adventure together.

©2016 Daniel Schinhofen (P)2017 Tantor

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    MR D W SMITH United Kingdom 20/08/2017
    MR D W SMITH United Kingdom 20/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "So sad but great"

    This is a great story with life lessons 😥, you will need a hankie at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aslanenlisted Norwich, UK 20/10/2017
    Aslanenlisted Norwich, UK 20/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A brilliant debut"

    This is the Authors first book and it is brilliantly told. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Some genuinely heartfelt well developed characters. one of the best books on this genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11/10/2017
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    "Elderly sex fetish"

    Well damn...<br/><br/>Basically the book is about two 90 yo f&amp;amp;m who are cock-blocking a 70 yo m(three so called &amp;quot;best&amp;quot; friends) who want to get it on with a 44 yo f... and all of these lovely personalities are in vmmorpg world as 21 yo chars. <br/><br/>(90yo f conversation with the 44 yo f in question)<br/>&amp;quot;90yo: yes you know our common friend the 70yo dude, you like him? yes?!<br/>44yo: yep, i wanna date him!<br/>90yo:well you should not, he is an idiot, hes awkward as f***, and he hasn't dated ever, you should not even talk to him... hes a piece of s****, yeah hes weak, no confidence, hes horrible<br/>44yo: i kinda like him aaamm, im akward tooo<br/>90yo: don't be silly, just forget him, hes horrible, but very very sweet, but not a good choice for you..&amp;quot;<br/><br/>This setup is immensely fucked up. I have no idea why anyone would find this elderly sex fetish genre appealing.. LitRpg was added as an error i suppose here and there there are some mentioning about gold or items or something. All the LitRPG elements are totally unrelated and just random, but basically story goes like this:<br/><br/>&amp;quot;70 yo: hehe she's(44 yo) riding a horse<br/>90 yo : yeas she rides it good hehehe<br/>70yo : rides hehehehe<br/>90yo: a rider hehehe.<br/>70yo: oh yeah ride it hehehehe...<br/>44 yo: oh cut it out heheheh<br/>hehehehe<br/>&amp;quot;<br/>WTF, all the book is like this<br/><br/>some other episode at the beginning of the book:<br/><br/>some regs ambush our group of adventures calling them noobs, but wait our noobs have the best equipment just from the start and they are insanely awesome(wtf 1lvl dudes, way too op, they should be easy prey for anyone)<br/>probably has something to do with the issue that one of the 90 yo was a tank for like 40y in a row WTF?! this is a new game start, story makes no sense... and sure the regs that ambush our adventurers act like complete retards, so conveniently, probably it was too hard for the author to think of some support chars that are not retarded, our adventures obliterate the regulars PK'ers. ... .. <br/><br/><br/>I feel that if you are a redneck, simple minded person with an elderly sex fetish this just might be a book for you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • James Duvall
    19/07/17
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    "Dullards Play Bland Game Badly, Are Praised"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Fundamentally flawed.


    Has Last Horizon: Beta turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This was my second book in this genre. The other was okay. If the next is like this one, it will be my last.


    What aspect of Jonathan Yen’s performance would you have changed?

    He was fine.


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

    Extreme Boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    This story completely missed the point of this genre. With the potential to showcase an mmo idea completely unfettered by marketing, real life, and financial constraints, we get a group of retirees (which is very strangely emphasized in the book) playing an extremely bland game that has only three classes and three professions and its BORING. Really. REALLY. BORING. They do the simplest things and its a WONDER to their eyes. &quot;Oh wow that was worth 2000 experience!&quot; Is that a lot in this game? I doubt it. &quot;Wh-What??? You killed a level SEVEN BEAR???? How!!!!&quot;Nevermind the completely insane underreaction to a sexual assault within ten minutes of them getting into the game (which they literally don't get into for several hours. Before that its some old guy reading a forum. Yes, you have found it. Forum Reading: The Novel.)

    When I see a book like this that presently has a 4.4 star rating, I question the integrity of the star rating system. Here's a big fat 1-star for the sane readership.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • anthony
    Danville, KY, United States
    07/07/17
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    "Corny!!"

    If ned Flanders and Mr Rodgers wrote a book together. I believe this is what it would sound like. Silly jokes that make you cringe. And just immature dialogue. The author is either really old, really young. Or some weird basement dweller.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Lee Rockne Medford
    20/08/17
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    "Great book"

    The story was great. Space voice Actor added a few words at points. The play back sometimes skips starting words. Of in that very great

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Augusta, GA, United States
    09/08/17
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    "I look forward to book 2"

    It's sad one of the leading characters is leaving this book (or maybe not not sure what the other books will do. )

    I was hoping the advance in tech would allow some kind of mind meld into the game for that character.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
    05/08/17
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    "Ok"

    this was an ok book. fairly well written, mostly entertaining. just seemed to lack much excitement for me.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • David
    AUSTIN, TX, United States
    01/08/17
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    "I really liked this book."

    I really liked the book, the story and pace was very good. I liked the reader he did a good job.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • jamie
    15/07/17
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    "so brilliant"

    such an amazing book... truely do fall in love with the characters such great writting and another magical performance by Jonathan Yen

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Nicholas
    06/07/17
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    "Old Man Wars meets Ready Player One"

    it was a great read, loved the characters, and the world building. Looking forward to the next one. Hope to get a good monk class character in the next one. Definitely lots of directions to take this series.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Al
    04/07/17
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    "A most excellent story!"

    A really good story about love and friendship. All the elements you expect in a good story, villains and heroes, almost impossible Quest. it's all there.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    27/06/17
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    "Didn't get the Litrpg feel at all"

    I got an hour and a half into the book and it's not what I'm looking for when I think about a litrpg. I'm sure it will work for most people but the lack of details in a litrpg kills it for me.

    5 of 17 people found this review helpful

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