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Summary

Something quite odd is happening in Second World - the planet's foremost MMORPG. Something that's causing alliances to be broken, and friendships, forgotten. A worthless low-level mine becomes the stage of vicious battles, its burned ruins suddenly contested by the game's toughest clans. Every border is controlled, and every road in the province blocked off. The weak players and NPCs alike are subjected to non-stop violent raids courtesy of Eastern invaders. And the strong...the strong are scouring the virtual world for the culprit - the weirdest noob the game has ever seen.

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Excellent AudioBook

such an excellent story, very entertaining and quite gripping
so much so I didn't want to stop listening!
left me wanting more.

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Not so much a story as a character creation

While a little too slavish to the RPG style, and a lot repetitive, the story of Russ is still one worth reading.

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Difficult to start but got better

Wa really hard to get into at the start, but I soon got into it.

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better than expected

good book with standard "Lucky newb" becoming a hero. worth a listen for LitRpg lover

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loved it loved it loved it

this was a great book. I want to play this game now with the Emporor of nooks. #TeamBug

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  • Dom
  • 03-02-18

Turned out to be worth it

Oh. My. God. was this book ever insanely annoying to start. Painful to listen to for the first few hours b/c of how ignorant the MC is. Also, the word noob is used like the Smurfs use the word smurf. Really obnoxious.

But once that's over with the story really picks up and you get your money's (or credit's) worth and don't feel cheated.

The narration is ridiculously mediocre. It's not terrible to listen to but he's not that great either.

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  • Chris Vernon
  • 17-08-18

Half to almost 2/3 of the book is boring

Collin did Ross voice exactly like his normal voice as he read everything not another characters voice. Very annoying and unprofessional. The plot being dry and the author repeating status and location scripts dozens of times only paragraphs apart. This was a highly unbelievable and terrible book to suffer through. While it had moments of creativity and a novel world view. Ross the MC is too stupid to survive and the tricks he used were not possible when you tell me that there are over 400 million players and the game has been around for years. The exploits and way Ross became a hero and raised a 100plus level undead as an Level 0 character is nonsense.

I can not recommend this book or author to anyone.

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  • Sin
  • 13-02-18

hated the start then got better

the beginning was like stereo instructions. the repetitive noob rant felt like the writer had never actually played a mmo no one talks like that out side bad made for TV dramas. after that the story picks up and it becomes a hell of a ride

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  • Jacob W.
  • 18-09-18

Noob, noob, noob.

What a noob. You're a noob. Such a noob. Noobs like you are too noobish to do even the noobiest of tasks that normal noobs can do. Quit noobing around. Stupid level 0 noob.

Seriously, the word noob is horrifically overused during the first five hours. There are several words that could replace it just fine and NOT detract from the story or dialogue. How many times can one person call another a noob in the same conversation?

Most of the characters seem to have a lewd quality about them, aside from the main character, and treat people of lower level with complete disdain. This definitely gives the world a different feel and creates a cutthroat environment. It seemed that only a select few players are decent people and the NPC's were also well mannered as games usually make them out to be.

A confusing aspect of the game is the prompts. I was lost several times because the prompts we're too similar and it sometimes sounded like a single prompt was read like six times for a specific achievement.

The world was slowly being built up throughout the book and the fact that people worked to convert in-game currency to real money made it that much more interesting. In-game slaves? That's pretty cool. An unstoppable bugged NPC called Bug? That's also pretty cool. Dude gets a sex change?? Okay...what a twist! I give the book an overall of four stars because I enjoyed the story so much and I wasn't going to let the word "noob" influence my review heavily.

There are a few things that I hope get cleared up in the second book because they didn't make sense but I'll be listening to the second book nonetheless.

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  • matt
  • 02-08-18

worst litrpg experience to date.

i can not decide what was the most painful aspect. was it the narrator's monotone droning or the fact that virtually the only difference between character voices is cadence and differentiation is nigh impossible in most conversations. but no the worst part was how apt the name of the book is. the first 4 hours are the worst most in painful depth explanations of the utter basics of any rpg/game. I don't need 4 hrs of explaining what buffs are nor what durability could mean or how stats work. I haven't finished and am already reviewing. I never skip anything but I've passed by whole chapters due to the monotonous explanations. there is also a section on pooping in a VR world that is so dull boring and uninteresting that even a mob of 12yr old boys wouldn't bother cracking a grin at.

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  • Irshad Karim
  • 18-04-18

Not bad. Slow to start, and loses track at the end

The story was decent, and actually quite gripping in the middle. The last chunk lost me though (but by that time I'd already purchased the sequel, so I'll go through it as well). Worth mentioning though was the narrator. Everything seemed to be enunciated and emphasized as though every word was of extreme importance. It was off-putting from the beginning, though not a deal breaker. Kind of in the vein of Jonathan Yen's narrations, though some people do like that sort of thing.

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  • Darkpoet
  • 02-02-18

Surprisingly Good.

You know I really hated this book at the beginning. I mean this would be a great book for someone unfamiliar with rpg games, but to me he was just so noobishly noobie. lol. But you must remember the title. So by the end of the book you are striving for more story. I thought it was well thought out. So yes a good addition to the lit RPG series.

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  • wynaut
  • 23-01-18

Worth it

Not gonna lie a truly boring start but it does indeed pick up and you just can’t help but wonder what’s this mofo gonna do next

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  • Cory
  • 18-01-18

amazing start to this series

this is an amazing start to a new series if you are hardcore video game player you'll appreciate this and if you're someone who's interested in finding about what's your video game playing children are saying then this is a book for you

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  • Dreamer
  • 12-10-18

Over used noob. I get it, he doesn't know anything

I can't handle it. Noob is not that entertaining of a word. To hear it a dozen times from the moment he entered the game was enough to make me question why I like this genre.