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Summary

They say only fools enter the tower....

All Max wants is to become a climber and search for his long-lost sister.

But citizens aren’t allowed to climb - they aren’t even allowed remotely in the vicinity of the mysterious and magical tower. Plus, even if citizens could enter, it didn’t change the fact that Max’s body is paralyzed from the waist down, confined to a wheelchair. No way would anyone let him enter the tower. Ever.

Yet one night, everything changes, and Max’s world is thrown upside down. He suddenly gains an ultra-rare ability and the chance to train and climb the tower.

But being a climber isn’t as easy as it sounds. Each floor of the tower contains vast worlds and deadly, magical monsters.

While Max may want to ascend to the top of the tower, there are plenty of others who want to as well, many who won’t blink an eye at removing anyone who stands in their way....

Tower Climber is the start of a brand-new LitRPG/progression fantasy series by Jakob Tanner, best-selling author of Arcane Kingdom Online. The story contains RPG mechanics, stats, and ranks as a form of power progression.

Pick it up today!

©2020 Jakob Tanner (P)2020 Jakob Tanner

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Nice story with cheesy oneliners

I really enjoyed listening to the story.

There is a nice bit of character development and story progression which makes it quite enjoyable. The story is not too complex, which made it easy for me to listen to during my commute.

My biggest gripe is the cheesy oneliners during battles. During almost every battle at least one of the characters puts in a line like "You can't defeat me because of superior endurance stat", or "you don't know the power of my rare trade that does this to you".
I really think the script would be a lot better if these lines are rewritten into something more interesting.
Another minor gripe is that the stats are listed quite often, especially during the first half of the book. Sometimes it is quite irritating to hear a stats list five times in 30 minutes.

Overall I quite like the story and I think there is a lot of potential for the next books in the series.

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Great story, it catches your attention and keeps it, the characters are well defined and you invest in them

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not bad

I really enjoyed the story. It was really well written. the characters were cool and the world building was pretty awesome. but the narration could have been better. like, it was really bad. But still, I would say, the story was good and I would rather read the books for the sequel

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great series 👍👍

once I started I could hardly put it down got plenty of action and adventure and progression of the main character's.

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Fun story for new readers

While I had been aware of Tower Climber for a while I had yet to get round to giving it a go. Now having read it I am keen to explore more of the narrative and established universe. Deffinitely kid/teen friendly.

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a interesting start

tower climbing LitRPG story where people have traits which gives them either power between common to unique and mc starts off with nothing until an unfortunate situation is pushed into him where he unlocks hes hidden power

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interesting to say the least

Jakob may as well have named the main character Harry Uzumake. I actually enjoyed the book but that's because I enjoyed Harry potter and Naruto, both which are heavily represented in this book. There wasn't a lot of originality though which was disappointing as the book could have went anywhere.
The main villains had (in my opinion) what should have been a devastating event happen in front of him and it wasn't even commented on or acknowledged. I could ramble on but would spoil the book for someone who potential could/would enjoy it.

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For younger people

Listen a couple of hours. This is for around 20 years olds. Not my taste.

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Interesting

definitely an interesting take on the tower climber concept was a nice Twist definitely worth a read I'm going to pick up the second book now.

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kind of annoying

honestly it was full of plot holes and not really a great story, sorry. the narrator was good though.

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  • 08-02-21

Story is pretty Juvenile

I was gonna say it'd be a good read for young readers, but then I realized there's a good amount of murder in this book so from that view point the book is not meant for kids.
If he's writing for adults, then it's pretty terrible.
Also, same goes for the narration. If the book was meant for a younger audience then the narration would be awesome. But, if all of this is meant for adults it's insultingly childish. I guess he's working with what the author gave him, but still.
Overall the premise is cool, and the world is interesting, but I think it could've been a whole lot better though.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-05-21

Listened to all but an hour

This was painful to continue listening to, the adults are basically children and completely brain dead.

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  • Luke Fouquier
  • 29-04-21

Meh

Too many underdeveloped tropes and the bad guys are all poorly written.

The world timeline seemed as if the author wanted readers to be confused.

The full vein/half vein subplot feels forced. The first generation to get powers are still alive within a natural lifespan.

Same thing with the dynastic aspect of these powerful houses. There just wasn't enough push back from all the average people with traits. It would take more than two generations for Americans to fall that completely into an aristocracy. People with traits abusing people without traits, 100% believable. The social conditioning of deferring to "nobility" among those with traits, not from Americans. Not that quickly.

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  • Joseph e Stanislawski
  • 31-03-21

Painful

Credit to the author for the world building and magic system. The rest was very hard to get through. The vast majority of characters (especially the villains) were very one-dimensional, and their prejudices were not very credible.

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  • A.H.
  • 25-05-21

Litrpg Harry Potter but Infuriating

I usually don't leave negative reviews, but this novel actually made me angry reading it, . Human's do not work like this, none of the actions or reactions are plausible. The characters in this novel fail to ask obvious questions, even to themselves, leaving huge holes in both the reader's understanding, and the story itself. The villains are all mustache twisting and petty. The mc is uninspired and his solutions are either utterly basic or completely implausible, and in either case would not work without massive plot armor. The arc of the story was somewhat compelling and it kept me reading hoping it would improve, but it didn't. Apologies to the author for this negative review, but honestly I feel like I'm owed an apology, I will never get this time back.

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  • Mr. Thomas
  • 02-05-21

Cringy narration

Yikes the narrator really isn't doing the author any favors. The story is meh and dont get me started on the beginning.

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  • Danny
  • 02-05-21

Love the concept, the execution not so much

How to put this... The story feels like it was written for children. The characters has unrealistic reactions towards each other and the bad guys seems comically evilly stupid. The main character gets himself out of situations by shear dumb luck. At one point he warned someone about the bad guy in the story and... Nothing really comes from it... What the heck? The person he warned even said that he will look into it and nothing happens? I think the author forgot a lot of small plot points.

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  • Al
  • 24-05-21

disappointed

This is not so much a tower story, he climbs like 3 floors the entire book. It also feels more like a teenager book due to the characters being 14-16 year old and the way they have conversations. I'm a fan of the genre but this book/series is not for me; I couldnt finish though I made it about 70% of the way through.

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  • Jennifer Rundin
  • 12-04-21

Childish main character, mature theme

As said prior, there is ahuge juxtaposition of the maturity of the story and the childish main character.

The MC explodes someone's head without a thought but is completely childish about starting fights and their thought processes.

Personal preference narrator used their nasally voice for the main antagonist and it grated on my nerves. I would not recommend a nasally voice for a character that appears so often.

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  • Nighteyes
  • 04-02-21

very different climber book

given that the MC only climbs a very limited amount of floors during the book, it's not typical of the genre...
it is however very well written.
it has a slight tendency towards YA, but that comes mostly from the fact that most of the main cast are late teens than anything else.
it's a interesting start to the series and if you like climber stories you should definitely check it out.

Steve does a great job with the voices and I was especially impressed during the final chapters (hard to say without spoiling)

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