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Publisher's Summary

Seamus is facing life in prison without parole. While doing his time, he's given an option by the Department of Justice and the biggest virtual game maker around, Mindblown Entertainment. If he will help them test long-term immersion, he will get the chance to play the latest game from Mindblown - Alpha World. All he has to do is sign away his legal rights and sign an NDA.

He's the first gamer to be sentenced to life imprisonment in a virtual world. What could go wrong?

©2017 Daniel Schinhofen (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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disappointing

Promising theme that never really got going.
No significant storyline after the first couple of chapters, but if you want to listen to a game walk through on the same level over and over occasionally interspersed with cliche schoolboy sex fantasy, this is for you. Very disappointing.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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sucked me in, yet left disappointed

This was my first book in the area of LitRPG, the start of the book was very promising, and started to get worse from there. the book was slow at times and repetitive and had far to much sexual fantasy to be taken seriously. while i enjoyed it enough to finish i do not think i will listen to the second book and have found much better LitRPG which have better writing and story lines.

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Gripping!

Great idea, smooth delivery, very suspenseful. Great read. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series!

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Good story

A look into evey gamers ultimate fanatasy, to be in the game and to be part of that game

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underwhelming

The MC comes across as a huge douche-bag, and is always "chuckling" to him self for no reason. Narrator for this character, or his "affected" voice he made for this book just ruins it.

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No.

Story premise good.
Execution poor.
Dialogue excruciating.
Performance... not bad under the circumstances.
Sorry but that's my opinion. Others may differ.

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interesting litrpg. worth a listen

was going great for a good while, turned into a raunchy NSFW book about half way through for some reason. nerds I guess?

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Excellent narration & concept, poor execution

DON'T LISTEN LATER ON WITHOUT HEADPHONES, EVENTUALLY DEVOLVES INTO SMUT YOU DON'T WANT OTHERS TO OVERHEAR.

I enjoyed the beginning and the narration was great but the main character quickly becomes bland and vague with, ahem, 'Romance' taking the front seat far too often. Past about the first three chapters the various relationships between the male main character and the female characters drags the story down, Definitely feels like an MMO because it replicates the slow grind of next to nothing happening perfectly.

If you got nothing better to read and don't mind smut give it a shot otherwise you're not missing too much.

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buy this book if you liked ready player one

if you liked ready player one this book takes you down a different path but in a unexpected way that make you want to keep reading,

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Gamer for life<br />

Absolute enthralling listen one of the best books so far purchase from Audible loved it