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The Final Trial

Level UP, Book 3
Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
Series: Level Up Series, Book 3
Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
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Summary

Phil Panfilov's tribulations seem to have run their course. He's quite prepared to quit the alien game installed in his brain. In fact, Phil looks forward to a normal existence: both he and his company are in excellent shape. Still, the timing seems to be badly wrong.

Humanity's enemies are stronger than ever. Despite all his new abilities, Phil has never been so close to defeat. But there's too much at stake this time, his interface included. Without it, all his hopes for a better future will be thwarted.

Phil can't afford that to happen. He has to face his enemies and defeat them, otherwise all his work has been for nothing.

Can he really confront a force which is infinitely more powerful than he can ever hope to become? A force which will stop at nothing to achieve its ends....

©2019 Dan Sugralinov; English translation copyright 2019 by Elizabeth Yellen, Irene Woodhead, and Neil P. Woodhead (P)2019 Tantor

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Well, that was amazing

Start to finish the story was well kept well read and kept me totally engrossed with the characters. It's a shame it had to finish.

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Very enjoyable 3rd instalment!

Fantastic final instalment in the initial trilogy. I felt every story arch that was able to be followed through to conclusion were where possible, don't get me wrong the ending is still fantastic and left me with lots of new questions! Dan Sugralinov also managed to capture just the right amount of emotion - hard to explain unless you read / listen. Closing out of some characters will make you feel a bit sad and a bit happy for the most part. There was a nice nod to the Side series of books with the inclusion of Crybaby, not really sure why the interface got his name wrong still? but that's probably just me and im sure i will understand once i start/finish up Level Up: Knock Out.

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Great series

Great series overall. I did however find the hexagons and some other aspects of the trial confusing. Having said that it still was an awesome listen. Thank you

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What an ending

I've probably done about 3 reviews out of over 100 audio books I own, this being one of them. This entire series has got to be one of my favourites. The ending is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.

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brilliant

like usual Dan sugralinov writes a surprising book twisting the momento in a different sense and bringing you back.

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  • A Vaughn
  • 02-05-19

Lovely. Worth every moment of my time.

I loved this series and thank the author for bringing maturity to the LITRPG genre. This is not a perfect book or series. There were times I found the main character to be stupid and naive. But the author remained true to the core of his work and strong character development. During a time when every book in this genre is infected with harems and juvenile stupidity, Sugralinov produced a breathe of fresh air. This was completely new and different, grounded in the real world with real world problems and concerns. I look forward to this author's future works. If you want harems, two dimensional characters and pointless motivations this is not the work for you. If you want adult entertainment and a main character you wish you knew in real life, please pick this one up. It is worth your time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-09-19

terrible

the single most moronic main character ever. i really think it ruins the story and is incredibly annoying. it was mediocre in the others but its too much in this one.

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  • Andreas
  • 02-05-19

Best in the series this far

The story starts to wrap up in this book. Everything has been leading up to some key events that takes place in a fast paced and interesting story. I was hoping it would go this way. There are more or less two stories going on (or a short third where we see bits and pieces) and both was entertaining to follow. As with the others, there is lots that gets messed up in the translation to english. The dialouges are sometimes really bad (because of the translation) but the voice actor makes it believable and it works really good. This last book has less of the weird sayings or "similes" that I had to google to see what they ment in book 2, so thats good. All in all, it´s easily worth a credit and some things in the book makes you think about yourself and your own choices. I recommend!

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  • Shawn Kenzie
  • 03-10-19

Frustrating

Minor spoilers. Sorry. Book 1 was amazing. So much so that I purchased both the book and then the audiobook. Book 2 was somehow just as great. Book 3 however was just frustrating. Then there's the ending. It wasn't bad per se, it was just ...why? You get the impression that somewhere in between book 2 and 3, they decided to go in a slightly different direction. They made obvious plans for certain plots that they just disregarded entirely and kinda patched over. This lead to a slightly rushed ending that actually ruined our main character in my opinion. Martha for example, was essentially used and thrown away without even a proper goodbye. She by far had the worst end. Other than Phill's ex wife that is. Say what you want about Phill's ex wife (forgot her name), but Phill essentially ruined her life. She was used and abused by both Phill and her new partner in different ways. Mental, financial and even physical abuse. At least she got a new job though ...probably. It was never concluded. That alone would have been forgivable, but then there were the accusations that he got her pregnant then abandoned her. Obvious lies that he refuted because he would never intentionally do such a thing to a woman ...well until the ending that is. Now my point isn't to say that everyone deserved a happy ending, but all these and more made our main character a bit unlikable by the end. The last moment of the book didn't help either. The book was partially saved by a few decent parts and amazing narration.

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  • wynaut
  • 17-05-19

Amazing

This is without a doubt the best trilogy I have ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed this but I could be biased because I’ve often wondered what it would be like if something like this happened to myself. Either way it’s a great read and everyone should read this who enjoys video games on any level

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  • Miguel Feliciano
  • 16-05-19

Please Write More

Love this series... please write another series based on Phil and the new life he will be living.

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  • Luke
  • 13-05-19

Better than expected

It was better than expected, but not as good as I had hoped. I think I liked the first and second books better, only because they touched closer to home in terms of character growth and the impact of an interface on reality. Both previous books actually inspired me to be a better person. I think this one was too big to relate to, but it was still very enjoyable. In fact, I respect the sheer size of the third act. Very impressive. I dropped all of my other pending books to get this one as soon as I saw it and did my best not to binge read it until it was over. I only lasted a few days. I was not disappointed. I definitely recommend this book and this series. The relatively low score for performance was only because sometimes the narrator changed voices in the middle of dialogue. Like he couldn’t tell who was supposed to be talking, even though in the narrative it was obvious. I would have liked for those wrinkles to be smoothed out, but it really didn’t pull me out of the story at all. It was just noticeable.

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  • Nathan Brooks
  • 10-05-19

Why did it end like that?

Wonderful book. But the last paragraph or so of it left a lot to be desired. They didnt have tonleave it like that. Damn you Mr Sugralinov.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-05-19

Frustrating

I really like this series, but why oh why did Dan make Phil grow and improve in book 2 then suddenly go back to behaving like a moron again. The series is unique in the genre for concept, but falls into the trap of making the biggest challenges the MCs own idiocy.

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  • steven
  • 05-05-19

amazing

the wrap up, the plot, chapters just. wow....please read the entire series. can't wait for what this author does in future

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