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Summary

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? 

Please LIKE Aleron on FB. He also does almost weekly giveaways of shirts, signed books and other loot!  

Facebook Author Page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks  

Also, please contact Aleron. He LOVES hearing from people!  

This is his contact info: 

FB The Land Forum: facebook.com/groups/AleronKong - If you want to discuss The Land with other members of the Mist Village Mafia, join us!

Website: LitRPG.com - Come check out custom artwork from The Land, find awesome loot, and find more LitRPG

Amazon Author Page - amazon.com. The place to find ebooks and customer testimonials

Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong - I am an indie author, no publisher. If you’re like access to early chapters of unreleased books or even to have yourself written into the books, check out my patreon. Help me make more books! 

Instagram: @LitRPGBooks

Twitter: @LitRPGBooks

Newsletter - sign up for updates on the books and funny videos lol 

Please like Aleron on FB. He also does almost weekly giveaways of shirts, signed books and other loot!
Facebook author page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks

Also, please contact Aleron. He loves hearing from people!
This is his contact info:

Website: LitRPG.com
Email: Richter@LitRPG.com
Instagram and Twitter: @LitRPGBooks

Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/www.litrpg.com
Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong
Forum: forum.litrpg.com
Newsletter: litrpg.com/newsletter
Blog: litrpg.com/litrpgblog/
Youtube: youtube.com/c/LitRPG
©2016 Tamori Publications (P)2017 Tamori Publications

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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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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

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

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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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Awesome

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

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  • Christian Gilmore
  • 11-07-19

For The Mist!

If your looking for adventure and some laughs,this book is the one for you. It introduce a lot of progression among world as well as characters.. There quest that link to other quest just like proper video game fashion. Personality are pretty spot on, Nick Podel did and awesome Job delivering the characters in Audible. Speak of which main character make alot of references which is refreshing. Give it a chance like i did. I'am Sure you'll become a fan.

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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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  • Rodriguez304
  • 18-07-19

one of the best book series ive read in a while

i felt i lived every moment - from happiness to tears - right alongside the MC and loved the clever ways aleron kong introduced epic moments and dark mood settings onto the story. a must read for D&D and MMORPG fans or if you love role play in general!

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  • James Snyder
  • 09-07-19

Best book series in the world

This is an incredible story that is performed by the smoothest voice. You truly get enveloped into the lives of the characters and the plot.
Your mind will try to figure out what is going to happen next and it is the complete opposite.
Beautifully written and performed. Love it.
Ready for book 8.

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  • Brandon
  • 17-07-19

Great job in merging RPG/D&D and novella

This was such a fun time listening to this book to where I looked forward to hopping back in my car just to hear what happened next.

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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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  • p.
  • 08-07-19

great first book

I really enjoyed the book and am glad there are six more (as of now) for me to go through.

my only complaint is that the authors EXTENSIVE explanation of gear, leveling, etc. I find myself skipping those.

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  • adam ray
  • 05-07-19

holy wow!

the narrator is damn good and the myriad of voices in which he is able to portray is amazing.

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  • Chris Laney
  • 28-06-19

What I’ve been looking for

This was a wonderful experience. The story moved along well, with seeds of a much bigger story still to come! Great humor and character interaction.
Nick Podgel is easily one of the top narrators I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Tis the good reader that makes the good book”

I say Tis the phenomenal narrator that makes the phenomenal book.

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  • Landon Call
  • 05-07-19

Worth every star given.

I finished this book in less than 2 working days. I honestly couldn't take my headphones out to stop listening. You are captured from the very first word and left wanting more on the last. I can't wait to listen to the rest of this series and hope they get even better from here.

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