Then he meets the mysterious Zarra, and she tempts the champ to try her cutting edge game. Leo soon discovers a virtual world that is beyond fantastic. Can he resist the lure of this amazing game and the beautiful woman that has asked him to quest on her behalf?
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By M H. on 13-07-18
Nearly Refunded but glad I didn't
Okay I didn't enjoy the start of the book. I was quickly bored by the first chapter and didn't like the characters and didn't even know anything about the main protagonist. But then it gripped me and it kept me gripped right to the end.
I can't help but feel the author did this on purpose so we (the readers) drew parallels with the MP who himself was bored. And when the MP started to get excited the book became more and more exciting. So bravo to you Mr author if this was intended and if it wasn't don't worry I still really enjoyed the rest of the book.
And yes I eventually liked all the characters from the goofy best friends to the nympho elf.
Alot of litrpgs put this whole books contents in their first couple of chapters. The author however seemed to realise that the first book of any litrpg saga is the best and it is my hope he keeps this pace for the rest of the series so it feels like that first book experience all the way through.
The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life with many different believable accents and is probably one of the top narrators I have listened to.
I don't often leave full reviews but this was something special. Give it a read you won't be disappointed.
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By Ray Johnson on 22-02-18
Difficult to get through
This book was really hard for me to care about, and I tried. One of my favorite authors listed this as one of his favorite series,, but I just don't see the appeal. In a world where game players are treated like sports stars, Leo Lennox is the best You'll know this because every single person in the book calls him Champ. Everyone. Constantly. To a point it felt like they said it every third word.
Leo is an awesome video gamer, and so is sought out to help playtest and develop the most realistic video game of all time. His time in the game is the best part of the book, but we spend more time with the old champ in the real world. Where all he does is whine that he isn't happy anymore and he needs a change. He was so annoying. "Yeah, like by the time the ten thousandth beautiful chick hits on you you couldn't care less." That's a parahrase. Lenox is constantly sought after, and you have to ask why. He has literally no personality. Plus all the stuff about Jew this and Jew That bothered me. You just have to say or show his manager is jewish. You don't have to make it sound like some neo-guys worst nightmare.
I guess I am disappointed in that I was looking for a more gaming style book. Instead we get a good chunk of the book revolving around his contract negotiations. Oh, and for the longest time I was going back and forth on whether or not he was really in a game or in an alternate reality.
The kicker or me was we finally get to a point where he cn spend time in the game andthe book ends. Not my cuppa.
Story did do great as the narrator! Very impressed by his work.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Mike on 18-11-17
I expected something better
I listened to this book for 8 hours and the main character, Leo, only played the game twice. So the story pretty much revolves around this video game champion just wanting something new to play, not him actually playing in the game. If your going to advertise a litrpg then maybe the main story should be about the game.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful