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  • Rise of Mankind Series, Book 1
  • By: Jez Cajiao
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (160 ratings)

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Age of Stone

By: Jez Cajiao
Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
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In all the games Matt has played, dungeons are places to raid, places you dream of conquering, but when the world is stripped of electricity, and the first mana-twisted beasts start to prowl, the games all come to an end....

Matt's just an ordinary guy, but when he's beaten, robbed, and left for dead, bleeding out at the bottom of a gully, it all has to change as he grasps frantically at his only chance for survival, coming as it does in the form of a glowing, dangerously pulsing light.

With his reality forever altered, Matt must quickly find a suitable place to deploy the Dungeon Core, fighting his way through the hundreds of people between him and safety, because if he doesn't do it soon, a Core Detonation will solve all of his problems for him....permanently.

Welcome to the New World.

©2021 RJ Cajiao (P)2021 Tantor

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interesting story but bad character interactions

TLDR: poorly written characters, especially women. frustrating dialog. Not worth your time.

the good:
good ideas that are decently fleshed out.
combat is mostly good.
magic system is a bit weird but seems fairly well thought out.
profomace is decent although not a huge range.

the bad:
characters are almost always bickering and no one seems to actually talk just whine or shout.

very few female characters and almost every single one is immediately sexualized and poorly written.

I found none of the characters likeable and most are intolerable. most people are hyper violent and over react a lot.

really inconsistent morality on both the man character and others.

you are constantly given directions to places but they don't always make sense and are mostly unnecessary.

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great story lotta potential idiot lucky mc

great story
mc is an idiot and bullshit lucky
but still good idea and has potential
like he has magic yet he never uses it untill he almost dies
like when he fighting against some zombie thing he shoots bullets at an undead an misses alot instead of just burning it twice with his fire skill then sending his minions in instead he just has them fight and die pretty much

magic should be used first not last chance
wtf is the point of having massive damage if U only use it afterwards
save ya bullets

also mc always goes stupidly into fights by himself like some fking trained professional thinking i got this shit
and survives by bullshit

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Good story, but blandly written

the story and plot is good but it didn't pull me in. I am being told about the world rather than shown. Don't describe the picture, paint it for me.

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Good premise, ok execution

It’s a good story idea, but plot and MC are quite frustrating. Narration is ok, but voice acting is not that great, compared to other books of similar style. Glad it was free as I’d be annoyed if I had paid.

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Did know what I was getting but loved it !!

I had no idea what story I was in for, but after an hour I was hooked!! Overall was a really good engaging first book. Leaves a lot of potential into the future and good bones for character development. I would recommend highly. If you liked “he who fights with monsters” or “Defiance of the Fall” you will like this book. I have already purchased next two books to binge it!!

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So, at the end of the world

Given the available scope of possibilities…. Let’s have the college kid type MC with the mini dick brain control humanities last hope 😑

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Very Enjoyable

Great blend of reality and the gaming world. Can get long winded in the stats at times, but the author manages to pull it off so it doesn't distract from the story too much. Looking forward to the next book.

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Written by a horny teenager.

As far as books go, its pretty solid. I don't care much for the style of combat in these books but it gets a bit better as time goes on. The narrator does take a bit of time to warm up to the series but is fine in this first book.
What I don't like is the near zero time between chapters and the prolonged repetition of bits of 'progress to next level' for every stat.
And by all that is hole-y, I swear the amount of sex jokes *thrust* in there is rather 'generously proportioned'. It's like the story was written by someone with the libido of a teen who just hit puberty full force.

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magazines not clips

great book. I need twelve more words to fill out this whole review. hi

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great book

loves the book so much just wish the rest of the books were free to

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