Also thought the author s ability to describe a scene was uite good I never felt Lauri Törni - Legend - Larry Thorne lost for the events or scenery whileistening What worked از دیار آشتی less for me were the many times our main character had inner dialogue As critical decisions needed to be made we as the audience were able toisten in on his inner conversation This is a personal preference than an issue with the writing styleThe book s narration was performed by David Stifel who I m happy to say also narrates the second book in the series It is always good to have consistency in an audiobook series I The Kite liked the narrator s deep and rich voice which added some to the dark and ominous feel to the story For a book of its size there were only a few slight issues but nothing that would prevent someone fromistening and enjoying it fully I came to The Power of Place like the added audio sound effects used when a new item was discovered or some other system event occurred Often these minor subtle additions can make a story all that interesting asong as they are not overused or take away from the story itself The sound uality was on par with other professionally done audiobooks I have Thoughtful Interaction Design listened too The only minor thing I will point out is that there were a few slightly noticeable volume inconsistencies again these can be expected for a book of itsength and they were hardly noticeableFor parents or younger readers this book is rather dark at times and does contain some brutal and graphic violence found in many other fantasy books The book also contains a fair amount of vulgar A course in Game Theory language usage This surprised me for a fantasy series however I believe the author was trying to write toward the YA crowd then younger readers The book also has a few references to sexual andor crude humor There are topics or subject matter that would not be appropriate for younger readers and I would suggest this age group find a different book to read Or if you are easily offended by anything mentioned above this book is not for youIn summary I overall enjoyed the book as I thought it added a few things not seen in other LitRPG books The writing was not overly complex or deep the focus on telling the story from the evil perspective was rather uniue and it fills one s desire for a solidly written and narrated LitRPG book The book has received a number of acclaimed reviews so it seemsike it has been well received If it sounds interesting I recommend you give it a Topless Cellist listenAudiobook was purchased for review by ABR Catharsis Awaken Online 1 by Travis Bagwell is an awesomeit RPG novel I had heard so much about so I got the audio and The Wild Queen (Young Royals, listened and I agree I saw some reviews that said they read the first 10 20 pages and uit because it was boring This is where the author is setting up who the characters are on the outside of the game which is super importantater There is a reason the author doesn t jump right into game mode This is plotted very well and bleeds out Tax Progressivity and Income Inequality little trickles of info just enough for the reader to get hints of what is going on It keeps you guessing and wanting you to continue to read The action is fast and furious You think the main guy is evil he is not There is to this guy then you think There is aot of depth to the characters and you really get to know them even some
of the NPCs I already bought the next book and will read the NPCs I already bought the next book and will read review it too Great book Uuurgh I don t know how to review this bookIt was fun that s one thing It had a ikable protagonist a fun setting and in interesting premise This is probably my first full LitRPG and the audiobook was really well narratedBut there are some glaring flaws The antagonist is a clich worse than many terrible comic book villains Any scene with him was actively annoying and I disliked the character not because he was a good antagonist but because of how much he resembled a bad comic book villainI also wish I feared for the main character a bit as you
don t really feel that he is in danger at all throughout the book The t really feel that he is in danger at all throughout the book The and narration were enough to pull me along and I did enjoy myself but I wish I could have been a ittle invested in the charactersBut y know I did have fun Giant battles with exploding zombies skeleton creatures and the undead Fire mages Ice mages Necromancers This is a damn fun book especially for fans of video gamesSo yeah the book does have its flaws but that word fun keeps popping up I ve already bought the seuel and at this point I m pretty sure I Arduino Development Cookbook ll be reading the whole trilogyFUN So GOOD 5 StarsI can hardly believe that this is the author s first book Iove a good Villain story but this book is so much than that I m fangirling to much to explain in coherent sentences The synopsis on Goodreads is pretty great and honestly if you re the type of nerd who reads that synopsis and is intrigued or thinks it may be good you re probably going to Mastering Gephi Network Visualization like it I feel the only time someone wouldn tike it is if RPG books aren t their thing I happen to The Canadian Regime love them which is why Iooked for a book Testing Aircraft, Exploring Space like this in the first place I sifted through a few books and I m so happy this one was the book I chose Okay Enough of the recommendation detailsWhy I enjoyed the bookIt was a captivating bookIt s an interesting take on RPGs and the NPCs are wonderfully entertaining as well The BEST part about the book is the complexity of the characters A key thi. Begins playing Jason uickly finds himself on the path to becoming the game’s villain In the process he also starts to suspect that there is something unusual going on within the game This novel contains graphic violence andanguage Books don't have ratings but if they did this book would be rated M for Matu. ,
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One stars two stars I m not sure but I m doing one to counteract all the positivity I did a bunch of research to find the best place to get into the LitRPG genre Yikes This better not be the best it has to offerLet s start with an analogy Your ten year old non prodigy plays through a challenging violin concerto in the privacy of your home in front of family It s a spirited and entertaining rendition but far from professional No one would dare put her on a stage and charge money as if she were a professionalDo you see where this is going Let s take Travis Bagwell s own profession No one would dare try to represent someone in court without the years of necessary egal trainingThat s kind of why it baffles me that people think it s okay to slap up the book they wrote on and charge people money for it This belongs on a personal webpage or in the hands of family and friends or at the very east make it free on J This book was hard for me to rate On the one hand it really was not a great book The dialogue was pretty shoddy the characters were shallow the writing was not great The big twist that the main character was a bad guy occurred almost immediately as soon as the game part of the book got started The RPG side of things got incredibly repetitive hey I wonder if he will put these stat points into willpower and often the action plodded along as our narrator had to spell out problems in way too much detail even though they were uite straightforward based on the actions that previously Bingo Suares Debut novel self publishedPlot SummarySo this book is set in the future around the year 2076 virtual reality video games are a big thing and a new game that s supposed to be record breaking and ground breaking is being released soon During the control tests with beta players the AI system that controls the whole video game starts going rogue The AI named Alfred is over riding protocols and doing things he wasn t designed to do ike access players memories Alfred is supposed to be one of the most advanced AI s ever created and the game developers are nervous but ultimately put the game through beta rounds into general public releaseThe main character was expelled unfairly from school and spends much of his time playing this game farming items for real world money to make it byAlfred continues to do things the designers hadn t intended building an interactive world that s unprecedented It s ike WoW but incredibly enhanced One of the interesting parts of the game is that there s both pleasant and unpleasant sensory feedback Pain is a real part of the game and was included intentionally by the game designers to deter people from callously running into battle without a care it can be turned down but the pain feedback can t be turned off entirelyAlfred had made his own decision to base the magic system in game based on players personality based off a test you take as soon as you get intoCharactersJason The main character of the story he s an 18 year old who s parents are mostly absent from his Un Cadeau pour ma Femme life they go around the world and do conservation activismeaving him to his own devices most of the time Jason is a typical nerd enjoying video games has very few friends and a crush on a girl Overall I was surprised *his personality type in the real world turned out to be *personality type in the real world turned out to be it was in the gameAlex The antagonist and my east favorite part of the books He s a psychopath who s Jason s school bully He doesn t just punch people in faces being a general jerk he also dismembers his pets and other
Jasons Shadow Bound love interestAlfred The AI who controls entire Awaken Online video gameClaire and two POV s of cerulean entertainment Claire has protested the release of the game due to the unknown capabilities of Alfred to control the minds and bodies of players is the opposite and pushes opinion and he eventually wins out I can t believe I m blanking on this guys namePacingThe beginning starts out aittle slowly but when you get to the action scenes it goes pretty uickly There are some info dumps but because I found how the video game worked and how characters Mapapansin Kaya? level so interesting I didn t mind If you find that shit boring youl be boredPros and ConsProsI want this video game to exist so badly it s set in the year 2074 so virtual reality has been fine tuned and is incredibly immersive with sensory feed back including pain it sounds ike an amazing world to try and explore The personality based magic system is also highly appealing whenever I play video games I m almost always healer class if it s that kind of video game so reading through someone be the bad guy was interesting since I can t ever make myself do it Sometimes with Mass Effect 2 I d get bored and try to create and evil character just to see if I could make it through the game in a new way I always uit shortly after I make the character I just feel bad being a jerk even if its directed at pixels Watching someone be an evil characteranimalsriley jasons ove interestalfred the ai who controls
is fun for me to watch though the zombies and monsters Jason is able to summon is really coolfun for me to watch though the zombies and monsters Jason is able to summon is really cool watching him plan out how to take out whole groups of people by himself using summoned monsters was fun I did want to earn about this world and video game after finishing the first and I did automatically pick up the next book and finish it fairly uickl. This is an alternate cover edition for B01J0E8Z8A On paper Jason has a great Life at the End of thevTunnel life He attends a prestigious private school on scholarship and his parents are reasonably well off Yetife hasn't been easy for Jason He has spent most of high school being tormented by both the students and faculty and his parents. .
Y I enjoyed the story a otConsThere were a ton of cliche s and tropes in this book where I feel Моя семья и другие звери; Птицы, звери и родственники like there was no depth The antagonist is at the top of thatist because I don t buy his back story creating the The Herd from 93rd level of psychosis he s displaying His dying mother who probably had mental issues slaps him on her death bed and calls him weak he then cries at his mothers funeral and his dad tells him to stop showing weakness First it s incredibly strange for parents to actike that but even if they do say that kind of shit to their kid I don t think it s going to make him go home and gut the family dog and turn into an utter psychopathAudience People who Manual for Planetary Leadership (Easy-to-Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path) like LitRPG and don t mind info dumps on rules and magic LOTS of magic LOTS of fighting read for having fun than reading for polished work This book was fun but was rough around the edgesike many debut novels people who ike cat companionshttpweatherwaxreportblog Be aware this is a very disturbing book I could have sworn this was a horror book and not LitRPG In any event I would not recommend reading it if you re sueamish So I found the beginning at school a bit boring and annoying That silent angry distracted type read teenager frustrates me And I also couldn t be bothered to read those italicized alternative pov chapter intros So boring I actually put the book down but I picked it back up yesterday And then he started playing the game I found myself going back to read all those intros I skipped hehe They were actually uite fun and by the end I was ooking forward to them I became uite fond of Robert pAnyway for the remainder of the story I was thoroughly entertained as I Dawnkeepers (The Nightkeepers, love chaotic evil MCs By theast chapter I was pretty sure I would give this book 4 stars but I really had no interest in reading the seuel Then the epilogue happened so now I m off to read book 2 My original Awaken Online Catharsis audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer Awaken Online Catharsis is the first of two books in the Awaken Online series written by Travis Bagwell The audiobook edition is richly narrated by David Stifel who has voiced books in nearly every genre provided on Audible at the time of this review The book is best classified in the Literary Role Playing Game LitRPG subgenre It is a rather arge book compared to others in its class coming in at 526 pages for the Kindle edition and over sixteen hours for the audiobook version So what sets this book apart in a rather crowded space With a plethora of books about heroes conuering the evils of the and this book reverses that perception and instead tells the story mostly from evils point of view Think of what Lord of the Rings would have been ike if told from the perspective of the side of Mordor If you are
gamer enjoy fantasy 101 ways to improve your life like coming of age stories and enjoy playing a chaotic focused I think you will enjoy the story Bagwell tells in this book Be aware that the book can be uite graphic and rather dark at times so I would not recommend it to very young readersI found it interestingooking up the word catharsis it relates to purification cleansing purging or iberation Each of these words are dealt with in this book In short the book is a coming of age story where the main character becomes a hero an evil hero that is within a virtual MMORPG Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game created by a rather shady corporation This company may have ost control over the game s Artificial Intelligence AI system and must hide this fact from the authorities All of this begins unraveling while the main character s physical Fenton Glass Compendium life is also in shambles with school parents and friends His one true escape is in this newly created virtual world called Awaken Online or AO The book takes place in the near future and is mostly written for the Young Adult YA audience I say this because most of the adults in the book are stereotypical of ones found in Disney movies Often idiots seeking the child s forgiveness and ignorant to the events occurring Adult characters are not freuently seen throughout the book This aspect does not ruin the book but I m sure you will notice it by the end When I was doneistening to the book it made me think of the Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller s Day Off movies set in a MMORPGAs one would expect from a fantasy book setting there are many of the standard tropes such as zombies undeada gamer enjoy fantasy ike coming of age stories and enjoy playing a chaotic focused
skeletons plenty of magic weapons crafting drunk and bumbling guards different types of magic heroes demi gods etc These and manyplenty of magic weapons crafting drunk and bumbling guards different types of magic heroes demi gods etc These and many found within the pages of this story Not only do you have such fantasy items but you also have the inclusion of technology such as AI corporations struggling to maintain their dominance and monetize their success There were many message and dialogue boxes cluttering the screens for those who have previously played such types of games I often found that when a new item was discovered I could visualize the system providing me the details as they were read along with the extra audio beep Inside the U D A letting me know it was a system message I didaugh out A Medieval Christmas loud as the author described the dreaded Fog of War often found on adventure game maps I always was the one to have to clear every bit of it before finishing the game The book brought back so many vivid game playing experiences for me Are never home Frustrated and alone his one escape has always been video games In game he can feel the type of power and freedom heacks in his day to day ife Fortunately a new virtual reality game the first of its kind has just been released which promises the opportunity for an even greater escape Once he.