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Summary

Darwin, a video game addict, is sitting in his bathrobe and slippers playing his favorite MMO on a Christmas night when an uninvited guest breaks into his house to steal his belongings.

After the scuffle is over he finds himself transported into one of the sword and magic RPG-style MMOs that he has always loved to play, albeit one he has never heard of, where he has to overcome trials and tribulations at every turn as he fights for his life alongside new companions.

©2015 Charles Dean (P)2017 Charles Dean

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 31-01-18

Spoons and bathrobes rocking the battlefield

This is a good start to a great series, the main character, Darwin, is cool. His life is a mystery, and he really takes it in stride when he is mysteriously sucked into his favorite video game. It is hilarious when he goes after mobs with just a spoon while wearing a bathrobe. The book is well written, and is witty. It has some excellent fight scenes.

The only point that it drags is when it swells on a race of aggressive winged expansionists. I get that eventually the flying female will have some importance to Darwin's life, but it just always seemed to pull the story down when things weren't focused on the king or Darwin. Either way, this is really a minor detail, but I disliked her so much I had to drop a star of each line over all. My kids loved this book, and my wife laughed outloud in several spots (She is a WOW player, and she snickered throughout the book).

It is a great start to a good series. Can't wait for more.

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  • Dave Willmarth
  • 15-11-17

Pleasantly surprised!

I bought this audiobook having already read the entire series on Kindle. I wanted to see how the audio held up against the images and voices I'd formed in my mind. I'm often disappointed when books I love get made as movies or series.
But in this case, I was impressed. I listened while driving cross country. The imagery, humor, and the well-done accents had me drawn in to the point where I nearly ran myself out of gas.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story, dry humor, and solid game elements mixed in.
Grab your slippers of +10 face-smashing and dive in!

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  • Teodor Mikov
  • 05-04-18

a perfect gift for someone you hate

The book started out like most just Lit RPGs and the first few chapters were good. towards the midway point though it devolved into a nerds fantasy. the main character had three "negative" traits that are a edgy teens biggest fantasy. red eyes, big muscles and long nails. in the game 2 of the 5 female characters are fighting over his muscled bod which he simply has because isn't that every fat nerds fantasy? being buff and edgy without any effort. the bonus chapters left a horrible taste in my mouth, they are tacked on in a poor attempt to advance the main objective which was forgotten 2 chapters in. my recommendation is to listen to the sample audio , which provides enough info to combined with your imagination to figure out the book

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  • Blaine
  • 25-11-17

Quirky but fun

This story feels like a someone challenged the author to write a serious litrpg story with the most ridiculous starting point a bathrobe and spoon and make it a legitimately good story. I️ wasn’t blown away but I️ don’t regret my time listening to this book either.

Narration was average quality. Characters were memorable and fun.

Worth a credit if you want something a little different.

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  • Cory
  • 06-11-17

this is the amazing starts to a new series

this is an amazing start to a new series I can't wait until the next one comes out I do have a warning and that is at the time that I try to download This Book The formatting system was such that you could only be download it into parts which will turn off a lot of people I urge anybody who wants to get this to First Contact Audible and make sure they fix this travesty this is a humorous light-hearted book which will climb the audible ranks once they have fixed this problem

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  • Logan79
  • 07-04-18

Glad I took a chance on this one

This was a recommended book by Audible for a while and I waited on getting it because I thought Audible was lying. It turns out Audible was correct.

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  • Arthur
  • 20-02-18

Good Fun Book

I really enjoyed everything about this title and really look forward to seeing future books if the series continues. The narrator did a great job and I look forward to hearing him in the future.

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  • James
  • 15-11-17

Great new series, must give it a try.

I think Charles Dean has a winner of a story here, half the time I was laughing my ass off, the other half I was just waiting for the next head spinner to come around the corner, I've spent the whole story so far trying to understand what the hell the main characters past history is about, he keeps giving you bits and pieces of it as it goes along, but it stays entertaining, I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out, thanks for a great book.

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  • Lance Borneman
  • 14-11-17

Amazing book!






This book is great! Especially if you're into gaming and MMO RPG style! Keeps you sucked in and wishing you were there to fight along side Darwin. i loved the narrator. I recommend this book to any fellow gamers and beyond!!!!




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  • Charles Grayson
  • 28-12-17

Couldn't finish it

I really hate this book. There's only an hour left in the audio and I just can't bring myself to continue, which shows how much I care about the characters. They're paper thin and their dialog is so awkward that it's painful to listen to. At no point do I feel that the characters are in real danger, so it's hard to build any suspense. In the middle of a climatic battle, there was a deus ex machina moment where it just ended at the snap of a finger.

The narrator does a pretty good job; my only criticism is that he has an odd cadence to his voice that reveals itself in almost all of the voices he does, which is a bit distracting.

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