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Welcome to The Land, Audible's 2018 Customer Favorite!

Enter a mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones

Book 1 of a 7 Book series that will Amaze and Delight you for weeks! 

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. 

Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? 

A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it? Can he grow his power to meet the deadliest of beings of the land? When choices are often a shade of grey, how will Richter ensure he does not become what he seeks to destroy? 

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just find a way to reduce the dings!

loved the concept and the story. let down by the amount of item descriptions in a row it got very annoying!

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The Land

This will be a review of the whole series not just the first book.
This LITRPG series is in the top 3 easily, it writes off the earth side of it in the first 20 min and gets strait to it, which i cant fault it for. The main man in this is giving some OP traits right out of the gate. All long term stuff nothing like a OP sword no just more point per level and the skill to learn any skill. there are a few other but i'm not going to sit here and type his character sheet out.
You know hes going to be a long term power house.
This book has gore not in unchecked amounts but revilement to what damage and spell was used. Also in the later books there is ............... you can be shocked like i was. You can feel the pain unknowing as well.
the story arks quickly and there is a lot of opened ended quests. if i could read his full quest book i would uninstall because i know there is not enough days in a year to do all those side quest. In all its a LITRPG its no Stephen king story line its a quick hardcore levelling story and some city building.
Also voiced by Nick Podehl , wicked performance and one of my favourites a long side RC-Bray

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Awesome

Loved it... lived it... you feel a sense of achievement with each gain in character level

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Father of LitRPG my foot.

What disappointed you about The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga?

The blurb declares the author the "father of litRPG", apparently this is a title he has self-declared with no basis whatsoever. Far from being the first American voice in the genre, his work is not revolutionary in any way.
The book is full of constant pop-culture references, dick jokes and other juvenile and very-American humour that make the main character sound less like a hero and more like any 17 year old boy on reddit.

What will your next listen be?

Something in the litRPG genre by a different author!

Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favourite?

The way Nick voiced the Prince was excellent, but Nick Podehl never disappoints. Shame he got such bad material to read.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga?

All the pop culture references and teenage jokes that make it read like a YA novel instead of epic fantasy. He's in a world where LITERALLY NO ONE understands the references, ugh.

Any additional comments?

Skip this guy and read an author who actually earns their praise instead of inventing it. Great authors don't have to yell about how great they are, their work speaks for itself.

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Awesome

This is an awesome book, with great moments in it. Awesomely written. With some great characters

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Good Book! B.W.R.

Drawn into "reading" again. It was just too short, specially when it can be listened to everywhere

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takes me back to my RPG days

loved it ,totally took me back to my RPG days ,story line is great and loved the narrator

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Podehl does a terrific job.

The story is great, but a tad dense in information for the audiobook medium. Nick Podehl's delivery is fantastic.

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good book

Was a very very good book could not stop listening would recommend this series A****

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Fantastic series

I got the first book on Audible on Friday, by the end of Monday i have finished book 3 and am on to book 4, I have book 5 and 6 already in my library waiting as I know I will of finished it in no time, the reference and the way the characters talk to each other in this series are fantastic, it is a very natural and is closer to how a lot of gamers would talk to each other, I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book.

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  • codi Coleman
  • 11-03-18

annoying

It's fun but I don't care for the stat readout every time the protagonist levels up it hinders the story and I couldn't finish it.

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  • Penderdax
  • 27-05-20

Hackney, Banal, Plebeian

Reasonless and illogical all around. Childish self serving trash. Going to return and won't be venturing into litrpgs again. You want litrpgs read manhwa. Like "the gamer". There are many others that are on a level these authors I doubt will ever know exists or at least hope you don't for there free.

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  • Kiva
  • 10-06-20

Cringe

If You want to read a book that shoves internet memes down your throat every 20 seconds you are in a for a treat.. “what does the fox say” the fox says don’t read this book.

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  • Bull
  • 27-06-20

For the most part a classic LitRPG

The story's would probably be great if it wasn't wishful thinking and racism with a dash of politics with out the use of an dictionary (aka; your standard American Polly's). Though I believe racism and politics have a place in all books but one sided bigotry of modern political party.... nope.... I read to run away form stupid and find an adventure for a while not to be reminded that people think that conservative is just another word for racist... Honestly I do not want to go into depth in server depravity of the racism and political politicking in this book that is modern politics; as I said I read these books you’re away from reality not to have its thrust back into my face.

Advice and whether to listen to this book or not… really depends on whether you can ignore the modern politics or agree with it. And if you can this is a mid-rating lit RPG novel. The definitely worth a listen if you’re waiting for next release of your favorite series (with out the modern stuff), but as for me this book was returned and I will not be continuing the saga.

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  • forhakim
  • 22-09-19

Less Story More Interruptions

This was my first audio book in the LitRPG genre. I don't know if it's just this book, or the genre, that didn't quite work for me. The story was good, but character development was ordinary at best. But that's not the biggest problem. The main issue is the constant and very very long status updates that break up the narration/progress of story. The protagonist goes about his tasks, accomplishes something, and the narration gets interrupted by something like "Congratulations. You have accomplished X task. You have earned X points and X rewards and your status is now X and your strength is now X and your health is now X and you have achieved level X in X skills..." Such updates happen too frequently and go on for far too long. If this were a print book I could skip it, but in audio book format you don't even have that option. This completely fractured the listening experience for me. As for the character development: one book into the series, I am not emotionally invested in the protagonist's story enough to buy book 2. Sorry, but pass.

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  • Erica Schmidt
  • 22-09-18

Stellar Narration! Style tailored to Gamers

I'm a gamer. I drove from Oregon to New Jersey in a week... and driving 10 hours a day was boring! I listened to 3 books, a ton of NPR and I was looking for something different. I missed my games!

I already listened to another litrpg, the GOD AWFUL, "Tamer: King of Dinosaurs" and needed to try something proven... not what was clearly a grown man's pathetic teenage sex fantasy.

I was not disappointed by this book.

Hear me out. If you're a gamer you'll know what I'm talking about: Sometimes when you're playing games more than living a normal life, gaming elements start to incorporate into your dreams. You'll have a top-down view, a HUD, or an inventory in your dreams. Sometimes you'll loot something like a tree stump in the middle of nightmare, and when you wake up... you kind of wish you were still dreaming. When games mix into your dreams, you get the best out of both the real world and the virtual world!

That's what makes LitRPG so cool!

The main character gets sucked into a world governed by game mechanics, and rather than (more realistically) lament losing everything he's ever known or loved... he just sort of rolls with it! Haha! "Hmmm that was wierd. Ooh there's a person with a quest notification over her head... guess I better check it out!" Weeks later he's made friends, started a village, and only occasionally has he reminisced about his old Earth life... not ONCE does he ask, how did I get here and how the fuck do I get out? He's pretty much in heaven.

It does get a little exhausting listening to each and every stat block listed out... or all the loot descriptions... but like I said, the narrator is stellar. Occasionally I wondered if they got a different actor for certain characters... but no, he's just that versatile.

This is not Game of Thrones. This is not Harry Potter... This is like... maybe an manga novella?? I've never read one of those sooooo yeah. This is light reading to say the least. Young Adult for sure... but fun enough for this 37 y.o. gamer ;)

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  • Thomas Newingham
  • 27-12-18

not very good

honestly I felt like I was listening to somebody else play Skyrim. it was an okay book not really worth the amount of money that I spent. I wouldn't want to listen to any of the other ones in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-20

Overrated, somewhat charming

Got half way through, had fun with the first quarter, then I wondered, “what’s the point?” Waited until 50%, I saw a trend. Just literature dopamine rushes and character progressions, and then, like a bible being lobbed like a grenade, came the explosive emergent cringe worthy politics of the average leftist peasant, “it doesn’t usually get more cringe worthy and self unaware. This has been fun and it will be more better than this.” I thought. Nope the plot isn’t truly about transdimensional demon gods of Shinto pandemonium, it’s all about that multiculturalism and evil conservatives being ignorant rich bigots, ironically, as the main character is looking for ‘colorful’ cheap labor to risk their lives for him on the troll infested frontier. Real cringe. I’m used to the incredible inability to understand oppositional view points of right wingers, by almost everyone, but why would you drop it on the reader half way through when your story seems to be talking about cosmic evils and corruptions, then suddenly inject the existential need for,”be nice to kids that don’t look like you, and that may have fed your human kind to trolls, or rabid wolves.” Anyways, I feel like a fool to have not seen that coming, even if there’s no way I could have. Overall, I rate this 2 soy beans out of five blue arm pit haired, stunning and brave college campus woman’s rights evangelists, out of 5. Skyrim belongs to the Nords. Will be exchanging. As if I need even more of this brain cancer in my life. Fun dopamine story though, before it’s story got full of big soy.

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  • William P. Fowler
  • 01-08-18

Simply terrible.

two dimensional Mary Sue with no motivation or personality has everything go right for him.

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  • Tami Krok
  • 29-07-20

I want to like it, but misogyny and sexism...

I tend to enjoy escapist literature and do not read for intellectual stimulation. While I enjoy LitRPG in general as an avid D&D, Pathfinder, and video game RPG player, each book in this series is falling into the "I can't handle the misogyny and sexism" category, especially when the character is supposedly trying to set up this wonderful city where all races can get along with one another (as long as they're men).

I get the constant penis jokes and don't mind sexual innuendos when done well. It's that you know all about the looks, "fun jugs" and shape of the ass of every female character but you really don't get any physical description of the male characters other than "the dwarf has a black beard". Not to mention the women are helpless do-nothings who need constant rescuing, older "bossy" mother figures, or sexy villains. It's like he doesn't consider women as human beings with any depth of character.

I really tried to enjoy this series, but I can't feel good reading about a douchebag who likely would send unsolicited dick pics and thinks that penetration alone gives women orgasms that isn't making progress towards becoming a better person (he gets worse with each book). If you are like me, then I would suggest you not even start.

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