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Publisher's Summary

The afterlife isn't always what you think....

A loving father of three children, Albert lived a life of few regrets. He served his country far from home. He outlived his soul mate. He died alone.

However, his assumptions about a peaceful eternity, reunited with his wife, are thrown out the window when a meddling god digs his fingers into Albert's afterlife.

The positive? He will have a chance to see his wife again.

The negative? He has to survive the dangers of the legendary World Tree for the next 300 years. He's been reincarnated into a world full of magical evolutions, monstrous deer, sassy 10-year-old elves, and untold hidden dangers. It won't be easy, but if life has taught Albert anything it's this: If something is worth having, it's worth fighting for. And he intends to fight.

©2020 Shadow Alley Pres Inc (P)2020 Shadow Alley Pres Inc

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Delightful

So much like a cultivation story and yet not too. Kenneth Arant is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors and he only has two books.
Thank you to Travis Baldree, who's amazing voice led me to a new author.

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Where's the next book?!?

I loved every minute of it!

Now, I'll have to patiently wait on the edge of my seat until the next book comes out 😭

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that was actually pretty good

not sure if there's going to be a second book with the ending it could go both ways. it's not a bad ending I just hope there will be another book at some point.

as with all books read by Travis baldree I can't tell if it's his brilliant narration or the story it's self that's making me so attached to the charters. I think I could recommend this to anyone, tho I might be a immune to gore and stat sheets at this point so I'm probably not the best judge

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-06-2020

A need to buy for LITrpg fans!

It is simple if you like a reincarnation story, this is the book for you.

If you like GameLit or LITrpg this is a story for you.

If you like the sound of Travis Baldree's dulcet tones then HECK YEAH you need to get it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-08-2020

Good premise but suffers from one element

A Snake's Life has a great premise and interesting world. The main character isn't too much of a dunce and side characters while one-dimensional, are interesting. However, this series suffers greatly from power-creep and differing power levels. The main character's challenges are not very challenging at all. The abilities that he obtains and his growth are almost exponential. The powerful beings in the world are almost God's in terms of power compared to the average human (or elf).

If you want a story where the main character literally eats his way through the plot with no challenges, anime tier dialogue/descriptions, and insane power-creep this is for you. It's not a bad book, it's just unmemorable in the plethora of litrpgs that are churned out monthly.

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  • D. Neill
  • 13-07-2020

Hard eye roll.

What a moronic premise.

Dude gives up his humanity to be with his wife. His wife is human. She'll eventually die. She'll eventually be taken to wherever humans go when they enter the after life. The dude will not go wherever humans eventually go. Moron will be separated from his "super important wife" ends up abandoning eternity with his wife after a short delay in exchange for a few years/decades with her.

Fuuken moronic. Stupid insulting. Dip Shorts. Dumb premise.

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  • word bandit
  • 20-06-2020

good book

started off slow and strange but once it got going I liked it 10 out of 10

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  • Steven Don Porto Carero
  • 17-06-2020

Made me laugh

The humor was right up my alley. This is a promising start in a new series. The stats are kept simple and I liked that. Likable characters, epic adventures, good humor and good narration. What more can you want?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-07-2020

LOVED IT!

As usual with Travis Baldree, excellent performance. He never fails to make a book shine.

Kenneth Arant is an excellent author and I look forward to book 2. This first book is the purest example of a LIT-RPG/Evolution book. I loved every moment.

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  • danny
  • 16-06-2020

So glad i gave it a chance.

My only complaint is this book is on the shorter side, But it is definitely worth a credit

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  • Rab Beverly
  • 04-07-2020

Not for kids, that's for sure

I mean, people mating with wolves is a little surprising, especially with this genre being recommended to young audiences.

The story is really not that interesting either. The main character is inconsistent. One moment a remorseless mass murderer, the next moment a supposed good guy. There are entertaining moments, but consistency and a sense of story would go a lot farther than this book's substitute for story. That is, jokes about anatomy and long, meaningless fight scenes full of unneeded gore, where the end result is not in doubt whatsoever. Just move the story forward.

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  • Anthony
  • 14-06-2020

wow

It was better than I thought it would be The characters are really likable Is a few things I didn't like but that's like every book definitely worth the credit and can't wait for the next book I'll be keeping it

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  • Chris M
  • 13-06-2020

Amazing!

This was a joy to listen to! I've read the book previously and loved it so I thought I'd see how the audiobook was. Travis just brought the story to life and I'm so glad I picked it up!

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  • Thomas P Scott
  • 17-06-2020

A good read.

navigation was good, story was good and I honestly hope there is actually a sequel to it.

it was also nice to see a different perspective from the whole travel to A Different World trope.

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  • Thomas ly
  • 28-08-2021

Good start, excited to listen on

Loved the premise, basically is the setup of re:monster but as a snake. And I love anything narrated by Travis Baldree.

I like the humour in it, with the main character not taking everything too seriously.

The protag doesn't have any real destination to get to which feels confusing at times as he hops between worlds to eat stuff to evolve.

The long term goal being to eventually meet his beloved and get back at the gods which is a nice add on.

One minor thing I dont like is that he's OP which is fair, im down with that. But you never get a feel of how powerful he really is, whenever he thinks there's a stronger opponent coming up he just evolves.

All in all quite like it and excited to see what comes next.

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  • Mansoor786
  • 29-05-2021

great

A well thought out story with a non human mc but still feels human enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-2021

Different, High energy Monster fun

Cool premise, Good story progression, fast pace, and interesting 'non-human' protagonist.

The only drawback is a phrasing slip up here and there, and the author is not great at describing the surroundings / setting very well. The reader may need to be a bit more creative in the 'theather of the mind' or happen to know a little more about Norse Mythology for instance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-2021

Very entertaining

I really liked this story. It was a good one to listen to while relaxing. The comedy was fun, and the action scenes were nice. I liked all the characters, since they were quite unique and had interesting interactions with Torga. The evolution system was interesting, and kept the plot moving forward. It was also quite nice that the author included many different environments and elements to induce new challenges. It wasn't a litterary masterpiece, but my enjoyment was still very high. If you're looking for Tolkien #2, this isn't it. If you're looking for a story to relax to, enjoy and chuckle at from time to time, I recommend this whole heartedly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-01-2021

Suprised me!

I went in to this audiobook thinking that it would be 3-4 star material but was pleasantly surprised to find this one is actually 5 star in my mind! so long story short and no spoilers, I recommend this one whole heartedly! :D

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  • INVIZ
  • 12-12-2020

Makes no sense.

Why does he recruit a little squad of shitty goblins? He could have just ate everyone in that town and taken what he wanted. Just skip all the trash and go straight to the druid world and bond with a powerful druid.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-2020

Great story, not suitable for kids though.

Listened through it in a day, and it is a decent story.
It is regretable that it doesn't have enough antagonists whom actually threatens the mc, and thus the plot, seems to be driven by curiosity about evolutions.
World building has a lot of concepts, names, places and content derived from the Asgardian pantheon, and the twists on the personas help round off the mysteries of a person by having them similar to thir name sharing mythical being.
Ending is a bit vague, and can both be seen as rounding off the book, and setting up for another.
I recomend for people 16+ who like Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Game, Other World story tags.

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  • StumpyMum
  • 12-08-2020

A tad let down

The concept is awesome. Light Novelish, I admit. Sometimes felt like lazy writing though.

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  • Adam
  • 29-07-2020

A really nice take on the genre

For once in one of these types of books I actually like the protagonist, I had a fair bit of fun listening to this and I really hope it gets a sequel

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