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Life Reset: Hobnobbing

New Era Online Book 3
Series: New Era Online, Book 3
Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Having survived the first wave of invading players, Oren now seeks to strengthen his clan. With the Breeder's Den destroyed and most of Goblin's Gorge's resources devoted to rebuilding, his best hope lies in creating an army of golems. But for that, he needs Viridium, a rare metal that can only be obtained from hobgoblin towns, where Oren and his clan of goblins are viewed as nothing more than potential slaves. To make his way in the game, and to defeat his former guild, Oren's ingenuity alone will not be enough. He will need to conquer his deepest fears and tap into his inner monster.  

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:     

Jeff Hays - Narration, Music, Sound Design   

Laurie Catherine Winkel - Raystia, Yulli   

Annie Ellicott - Misa, Lolo, Duladeen   

Dalton Lynne - Proofing, Editing   

Ahmed Mahmoud - Production, Editing, Mastering, Music, Sound Design

©2019 Shemer Kuznits (P)2019 Shemer Kuznits

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Ending was crazy good!

Wow.. what a ride, I thought that it started off slow. But as I got further through, I didnt want to put it down!! Loved the ending!

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GOBLINS....

Character actions too stupid compared to previous books. Completely against his character. Constantly makes stupid decisions that should backfire against him and his clan.

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poor finish

Great build up and character developement ending seemed to waste it, bit ot a let down

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life Reset

Shemer Kuznits is one of the most talented and skilled author's I enjoy his work greatly and this book is no different. And with the voice acting talents and skills of Jeff Hays, Laurie Catherine Winkel and Annie Ellicott. Who narration skills makes the characters and world come alive. 12/10 stars a most to listen to and get lost in.

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totally enthralling.

i love this series and im not sure how i feel about the end to this book. Im not sure where i wanted it to go but that ending left me hoping for more!!

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Brilliant

The series could end at this point, I hope it doesn't, with out a doubt each installment of this series is my most highly anticipated.

A perfect combination of authur and narrators, keep up the great work team.

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  • T. F. Coleman
  • 04-06-2019

Excellent if not last book in series. ** if it is

Life Reset has everything you want in an LitRPG, except a good ending. After learning that book 3 will most likely be the last of the series, I feel like all the work Oren put in to build his character and settlement was for NOTHING.

Each book so far has been excellent. Book 3 is slightly shorter than the first two, but it is packed with action and important developments in the series. In Book 3, our Dread Totem takes a trip to another city to secure an important mineral, where he meets many new characters and causes quite an uproar, as usual.

This is such a difficult book to review. The series thus far has been fantastic, one of my favorites, but the author has said this “Trilogy” stands on its own, implying that he will be moving on to a different series altogether. The question is - If the author can’t commit to completing a series, how can the readers? This ending falls far short of completing such an outstanding story. Maybe the author’s creative mindset is forcing him to go in a different direction. Idk.

Prediction: Kuznits may create a new Interstellar Space MMORPG. It will also be excellent, but will end the same way. Then he will combine the two stories together. Unlikely, but one can hope, and that would be pretty cool.

Shout out to Jeff Hayes, Laurie Catherine Winkel & Annie Elliott. Tremendous work. They actually managed to add sound effects that added value to the story.


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  • Avid reader
  • 14-06-2019

terrible ending

loved the series hated the ending. author has a new series on Kindle but will not start it as I have no faith in the author's ability to end a series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-2019

Loved the series, but...

I totally loved this trilogy, but i feel it ended too fast. There is so much more to explore and and experience in this world so my only disappointment is that there are no more books in this series.

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  • David Rollin Silverman
  • 11-06-2019

Very mixed

I don’t want to give unwanted spoilers, but the ending is... weird. Depending on following volumes it could be really interesting or just bad.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-2019

The ending... smh

The ending seem rushed, poorly written and was a let down(To Me). An excellent series all in all though!! I'd still recommend it! Your take may differ from mine...

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  • Omar ibrahim
  • 11-06-2019

Wasted Potential

The ending is quite disappointing... completely not what I expected, and it did feel somewhat rushed. Still looking forward to seeing if this continues.

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  • Dakota Martin
  • 08-06-2019

Ok, but not as good as the first two

Jeff Hayes and the other actors were good but this is a case where to much just looks tacky. The sound affects were just way to much and felt out of place. Also, with there being so much talking with food in mouths, gulping, laughing, sighing, accents, etc it just drags the book out.

This book was just a disappointment compared to the first two. It is really repetitive and boring, and the settlement building pretty much takes a back seat most of the book. From the arrival at the city to like the last 20-15% of the book I feel could of just been cut. Besides 1 or 2 things, non of it really mattered. The MC is just way to smug and OP that most combat doesn’t matter, his uncontrollable anger is eye rollingly bad, and he it feels like his maturity level has declined greatly since the first book.

In synopsis, the book just felt empty, everything the first two books set up didn't matter. Tika was ignored pretty much most of the book, the Dark god thing turned out to not be a big deal if you just left the gorge, the NPC vs humanity MC personality thing is a joke, what happened to all of the other players in this book? and by the third book the stat break downs and number talk is just white noise. Most of the technical MMO talk by this level is like high #, blah blah, high #, blah blah look how strong I am. The quests and NPC's is there book are also just pointless, none of it really accomplishes anything.

Finally, why is there so much joking and laughing going on in this book? In the last two books I kinda felt a sense of urgency and suspense, this book was just kinda laid back. Its supposed to be a life and death situation, escaping from a game, and we are spending time joking about pop culture references and shopping spree's in book 3? And the ending.... wtf.

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  • kyyle
  • 05-06-2019

annoying voices

The new style of reading is very annoying, particularly the system text. its an over synth'd grating sound. The minatour and goblins sound very annoying like someone doing an over exaggerated voice of something mocking somebody for being dahhhh urrrr doppy

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  • Crispy Bacon
  • 08-06-2019

The M Night Shyamalan of LITRPG

This is not a compliment in any way.

This series is trying to shock you with the typical 1 twist wonder that you only see from crappy directors above. I am actually dissappointed because not only did I see this coming, I was actually hoping it wouldn't happen. Now that is has, I see the huge lost potential in such a unique idea for a book.

I am starting to not like the main character and would have preferred more of the book to be about Rastia and her mission. There was so much potential for exploit in such a flawed system, I'm surprised the author didn't capitalize on it. All that was accomplished was a mission that was doomed to fail from the start, and only through dumb luck did it all turn out in the end. Sad

As was said before by other commenters, the ending was bad. My suggestion is to skip to the end to save yourself the 14 hours of buildup that turns out to be worth nothing, because it all goes to waste. Terrible letdown for fans. Might as well told us that the entire book is a dream and the main character wakes up just to forget it 2 hours later...

The one good thing that came out of the ending is that Vic is no longer going to be around and annoying as ever. Would rather have the Aussi guy take over permanently, He was awesome!

Come on Shemer, you can do better!

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  • Christopher
  • 19-06-2019

Strange ending to the trilogy

This book does fall off relative to the other 2 in the series. As a LitRPG style book, it follows many of the conventions of this genre, and indeed the world established continues from the other 2 in the series. Without trying to give too much away, I'll try and detail out some of the issues as to why this book has gotten so many negative reviews as compared to the other 2, though you may infer some heavily hinted at spoilers from this review, if not directly outlined....

First off, there is the whole "quest line" as described at the end of book 2- the MC takes a trip to a hobgoblin city to establish a trade route, to eventually try to be able to see the ultimate expression of his sphere golem creations. This whole thing feels little more than a side quest, but fully takes up roughly 2/3rds of the book- it's considerably more tedious and less interesting without the stakes that were in the other 2 books. It's not completely horrible, but it just doesn't hold your interest. Eventually, the "dread totem" continues to build and plan for the betterment of his people and his eventual revenge against his old guild, the "manapulators" in the last part of the book, which is much like the storyline from other 2 books had been headed.

Second, the last big battle in this book is accompanied by a great amount of expanded sound effects, and even a game themed soundtrack that plays alongside the narration during the battle. It's ridiculous and annoying, subtracting from the overall enjoyment of the audio performance as opposed to adding to it (IMHO)- it's just too "over the top".

Lastly, the apparent conclusion to the series wrapped up in the final 2 hours of the book. The V.i. storyline comes to fruition, and the whole plot line of the 3 books takes a radical shift into a new direction. The characters that you invested in over the 3 books are not well wrapped up in terms of their story arc, to the point that you wonder if this really is the end of the trilogy or not. If it is, then it's extremely unsatisfying, as I don't think anyone (with the exception of Vic) winds up with a fully resolved conclusion.

I suspect that we'll get a 4th book in the series perhaps, as this just does not feel like a satisfying ending, but that will be completely up to the author. Exactly what he has planned for this world and these characters from here out (if anything) is anyone's guess.

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  • Mauritz Krylander
  • 08-06-2019

wished the noises would stop

drop in quality from the last books all around don't know what the author was thinking

The shitty noises ruined the experience

a shame because I wanted to enjoy this book but found it impossible

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  • Sean M.
  • 16-06-2019

good narrators, good story, poor audio effects

The story progressed well but the audio effects detracted from the production quality. the narration was good as always but the post production is lacking with too much echo/reverb and inconsistent sound stage. so this is a step back from the production values of the first two instalments. looking forward to the next instalment in the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-2019

Nope!

Will be a enjoyable experience for most. However In my opinion, this installment felt rushed, so much could have been explored and wasn't, left me wondering if shemer got fed up or just ran out of Ideas. Mostly really missed the detailed settlement development.

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  • Adam Turner
  • 24-06-2019

The End

As some others have pointed out, for some reason the producers have decided to use sporadic sound effects to try to enhance the power of the story. It doesn't work and just makes it sound cheap. The Star Wars audiobooks have a much better production value of this.
The story itself is good and there is plenty of action and interesting parts, just not as many or as exciting as the first two books. It is the weakest of the three books, probably because it is much shorter but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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  • David Probyn
  • 18-06-2019

A Great Addition to the Series!

A great addition to the New Era Online Series, as always its hard to give the review justice without spoilers, so will leave all story elements out.

Two things different on this last book performance wise:

- Narrators voice would suddenly increase/decrease in tone at places, i noticed during the tone increases it almost sounded like a different person, but i think it was the same person lacking the emotion of the lines as they were added afterwards?

- Sound Effects were a nice edition, the first one was unexpected and scared the Shadow Crap out of me!

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  • craig
  • 17-06-2019

A fine conclusion

My complaints about this series are pretty well removed in this book but it does feel much more pop culture referance than even the previous and the conclusion abrupt but it closes the story of our dire totem sufficiently. Excellent performances throughout if you have got this far finish the tale

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  • Alyn
  • 14-06-2019

Brilliant

Enjoyed ever second of this book, sound effects were a nice touch.
cant wait for the next one.

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  • Mr. R. Chvapil
  • 13-06-2019

Well done again

consistently entertaining story. every book was packed with good balance of action, romance and intrigue