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An average child born with genius siblings, will be cast from the inner circle, tagged as black and left for the wolves.

The Advanced Learning Online World (ALOW), have been running strongly for over a decade. Curing genetic and acquired diseases, restoring anatomy and organs. All the while, the patient mentally plays within the fantasy world under a medically induced coma.

James C. Corwell assumes his treatment as the left side of his body undergoes restoration due to a military accident. Just in time for Campaign! Where dungeon, raid, invasion, and scenario all merge into three months of conquest, mayhem, and debauchery. 

Never an avid gamer, this loner must navigate his way through a world set upon role-play and politics. Can he do what has eluded him since birth, and make something of himself? To further add insult to injury, his brother purchases the Nobleman Package as a practical joke. 

James, aka Hedge Lord Jaeger Persik, turns to the past 28 years of life experience, and unfamiliar creatures for help.

Will this black sheep finally become part of a flock, with his uncommon way of thinking and his ability to adapt? Or will frustration and ignorance reign? 

Warning: This book contains scenes of graphic adult situations, language, and non-traditional relationship structures.

©2019 AW Sheffield (P)2019 AW Sheffield

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  • 30-05-2020

Good start to a series

The book follows the typical Dan Harmon Hero's journey. The main character being screwed by his brother, enters a game, high stakes, high survival mode. The author is probably planning long series. The book is written pretty well, good characters. But I feel that the author has fallen into the habit of heavy Isekai and light on the game elements. More guy goes to fantasy world with specks of a game system. Menus are used twice in the entire book, There is no levelling, The author could have cut the game elements and it wouldn't have changed anything. Despite this being marketed to GameLit readers, I suggest that readers who enjoy Isekai and slice of life will mostly enjoy this book.

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  • patrick ketcher
  • 08-01-2020

How bad can you make it for the MC?

This book just blows my mind. The general concept sound like it had a lot of potential. The first 8 chapters (about half the book) is all the crap that happened to the MC. No real explanations why. Gets framed, gets convicted, gets a bad job, gets hit by a car, gets screwed while sent into the game, gets enslaved, etc. There was a weak background but it felt like an afterthought. There was also a few points that something "good" happens to the MC, but it's not really all that good and it's very short lived. The MC is a moron. With each new bad situation, the MC makes up some stupid "it'll be ok" "suck it up" excuse. There was several times when it felt that the story was getting better, but something bad happens or some new antagonist walks in. I have skipped forward through maybe a third of the book hoping that this book will redeem itself.

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  • Kristoffer Hess
  • 09-01-2020

A Lite Although Humorous LitRPG

I found this to be a very lite LitRPG in terms of emphasizing things like stats. It was also a bit rough for awhile at first as I found it took some time for the MC to become likable even with his back story as he takes awhile to lighten up but overall I found the different arcs, humor, and changes in direction of the story to be a very enjoyable experience. As remarked in other reviews it does have some pretty funny moments and in my case there were multiple moments when I almost burst out laughing in the middle of a break at work. TJ Clark also does a wonderful job narrating and I am looking forward to future installments of this series. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jeff
  • 02-06-2020

Fun book!

Very fun book! Like all new series, took me a minute to settle in, but with solid narration and a good story, I ended up listening to the whole book in one sitting.

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  • Jason Talley
  • 25-01-2020

Too crude for me.

First, I was given a code for the audiobook version of this by the narrator, TJ Clark, with the understanding that I would post a fair review to Audible. That said, let's get going. To be blunt, I didn't like this book. Except for one character, EVERYONE in this book is either a crude jerk or just crude. Seriously, everyone talks like the kind of person who says stuff like, "Eat it, losers!" on a daily basis. And I'm cleaning up the language there for the sake of this review. Anyway, it's like the author really knows how to write only one sort of person and everyone is like that to one degree or another. Cheap trash talk a frat boy humor . Honestly, I could rail about this aspect of the book for several more paragraphs, but I'll leave it at that. However, I can't remember the last time I felt so aggravated with a book. I don't like laying such a harsh slap on what seems to be someone's first book. But I am being honest with my feelings here. In fairness, the MC does become less of a jerk around the 75% mark. And when people aren't acting like trash-talking FPS players and are just dealing with the world and doing more typical gamer stuff the book is honestly pretty decent. Not amazing, but certainly on par with other reasonably good titles. But it's always back to trash talk and churl humor. The narration I have no complaints about. The narrator does a good job with what they have to work with. It certainly made some of the stuff I didn't care for in the book easier to endure. Cover art is all right. I also downloaded the KU version to do a technical writing examination. Generally, it's all right, but the proofreading could use some work. "Humans should be kept in pins," made me laugh as I imagined elves trying to imprison humans in bowling pins. But hopefully that boo-boo will get cleaned up soon enough. I'll give it a pass. Frankly, I'm not the best audience for this book. It's clearly for people with a rougher sense of humor than me. But even then just about every character being a no-class jerk just rubbed me the wrong way. Again, I don't like being so tough on a new, indie writer, but I'm not one for pulling my punches either. This author does have some talent and there's certainly going to be an audience for this title. The Robert Bevin crowd perhaps. In any case, I do wish this author well and hope this book was a helpful learning experience for them. But I honestly can't recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-2020

Just bad.

Don't buy this. it's an incredibly scatter brained book with a horrible MC. There is nothing special about the MC, you might as well follow the NPC farmer from a videogame. He doesn't think for himself, he just does what he is told. He can fight but is completely useless. Ow, he is also turned into a damn slave when you think something interesting might happen. Then it just keeps plodding on. In comes the "mature themes" and he just gawks at people like a damn pervert and then almost pukes when someone comes back with a little jizz in her hair and another woman... cleans it up. If you like an MC that acts like a 40yr old virgin that sits in front of his computer jerking off to porn every day and is borderline mentally handicapped (there's no other reason to explain how stupid he is.) then this is a book for you. We also get zero information on the world, the system or even the MCs stats. At the start of the book, someone supposedly zeroed his stats but it errored out and randomised them. Yet 3h in and nothing about the MCs capabilities is known other then he grows excellent plants by talking to them. I didn't finish it. But if the first third is anything to go by, it's not worth listening to. If you are interested in buying this book, I recommend chewing on a lead pipe for 8h instead. You'll get just as much enjoyment and it's free.

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  • Anon
  • 19-01-2020

this book sucks once again a rape and slaver world when did that become fantasy

seriously rape and slavery is not fantasy i’m pretty sure its a large part of history but man great job reproducing a classic rape and slaver book two tumbs up golfclap .... and that you audible for not letting me return this shitty book but apparently ify you return to many online they stop youfrom doing it and make you write a letter clapclap

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  • Darrell Wong
  • 08-07-2020

Good first book

Full disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The beginning of the book was a bunch of computer logs, which was boring and made me wonder if this book was going to be a bad listen, but then it ended and the story began. The protagonist was involved in an accident that left him disabled. However, he was able to get into a game to heal, while your body heals, you play the game. But you have to have money, luck, or both to get into the game. While in the game, the player can pay money to play different packages that add to the story. The protagonist's account was configured to have a low noble's package, which unbeknownst to the protagonist, was paid for by his brother. *SPOILERS BELOW* The protagonist decides to be a farmer and goes about setting the stage for his farm and farmland. However, before his farm is stable, he is kidnapped and sold as a slave. He then goes through several negative experiences before freeing himself and going back to being a farmer. It seems like he was kidnapped too early, like there should have been a better reason for him to be kidnapped. Once he is back on his farm, he discovers he can talk to the land and that each plot of land on his farm has personality, likes, and dislikes. When making the plot of land happy, the produce grows faster and the quality is much better. But while he was away, a natural disaster struck the other farms. Thanks to the partners the protagonist has, the farm's business has taken off and his farm is the most profitable in his kingdom. Due to the power and fame his farm has garnered, the protagonist is pulled into politics. Which results in him going to the land of the elves and obtaining a wife. The wife was put under a spell, that made her essentially into a robot slave, as the father forced her to marry the protagonist. When the wife comes out of the spell, the wife chooses to stay with the protagonist. Its not clear why or when she falls in love with the protagonist, but she does and the relationship is cute. The protagonist also falls in love with the wife. I would have liked more fleshing out of the falling in love. The daughter would normally be angry at the father, but she was raised as a nobleman's daughter and was expecting an arranged marriage. Seems to not mesh well if the wife is supposed to be strong and independent. One problem I have is that in the end, the protagonist is elevated way above his station. Like his rank just sky rockets, which seemed silly to me. Another concern I have is that the protagonist is supposed to be a farmer, he doesn't farm a lot. His partner and staff do the majority of the planting, tending, and harvesting of the crops. The protagonists just appears to converse with the land to get their desires met and then disappears for long bouts of time. *END OF SPOILERS* Overall, this book was interesting to listen to and flowed well, aside from the continuous stream of negative events during a part of the book for the protagonist. There wasn't any large plot holes, which I really dislike. The narrator made the book more interesting and added depth.

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  • Rishabh Bhandari
  • 21-06-2020

engaging and builds up well

I really enjoyed the book and finished it in 2 to 3 days. the story starts a bit slow but picks up half way and a lot of important characters get introduced in the second half. a bit more time to build their character arc would be great in the second book. the narrator really makes it enjoyable and easy to understand the change in context. a subtle change in tone to separate real world from the virtual would also be great to make it easy to understand although it is so rare that it may not be necessary. the lead character is really likable and I am glad it did not turn out to be a story of 1 person who can do it all. him relying on others for help makes it very refreshing.

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  • Bryan Spencer
  • 20-06-2020

Amazing LitRPG Noble Fun

An amazing start to the series, I can not wait for more. This is a great adventure LitPRG and the Narration was a perfect fit. I could not put it down. Just had to keep listening. Note this title was provided free for review, however, the thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Gorp
  • 17-06-2020

Could've been better.

I don't think having the MC dumped on so heavily in the the first half added anything really, sure it sort of explains how he learns things, but it just wasn't enjoyable. The second half was way better but still had some problems. The only reason I stayed to the end was the narrator TJ Clark.

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  • Matthew O.
  • 30-07-2020

Fast and farming furious

I received the audiobook as a free giveaway. I would recommend this book as an introduction into this type of novel, as it is very game-lite with minimal game mechanics. The Narrator was excellent, he really did a great job giving each character a distinct voice, and the world an added depth. Really enjoyed a lot of the characterisation, many of the side characters are well fleshed out and believable. Though unfortunately the main character grated on me in places. Just my personal opinion, as I have seen this type of character done before and I didn't like them then either. The plot was very fast paced in places, sometimes too fast for my liking. I liked that some scenes were not dragged out to death as they would be in other books, but then again the author perhaps could've spent some extra time in places. Events are sometimes passed over as narrative when they could/should be scenes, or they happen in the background. I did find the overt comments about every woman's boobs and figure unnecessary. All in all, I will likely get the second book in the series, as I enjoyed the overall story line and the direction it is headed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-2020

A Good Start

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review. It's a good start to a series and an interesting take on VR, the main character is likeable and fleshed out and the story is interesting but I found it to have a few pacing issues throughout, a lot seems to happen in a short space of time so I'm hoping the next book takes it a little slower. The only other complaint I really have is that I didn't enjoy a lot of the 'adult' interactions as they came off as crass for crasses sake, but they didn't put me off the book and I still had a good time. The narration was very spot on, TJ Clark does a great job an I never really got bored listening. All in all a solid start, looking forward to hearing what's next.

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  • Jonathan
  • 08-06-2020

Interesting worlds

I received a review copy of this book which is well written and narrated. The world both inside and out of the game is interesting, with hints of a much deeper story to be unveiled. The main character, as usual with the genre, appears to have an overpowered ability that he must learn to use, although there is a depth hinted at that suggests that there is something odd about it. A lot happens in the book, which does almost make it feel rushed, as several of the events felt like they could be full books in themselves but instead were resolved in a few chapters. Overall a very interesting book and a promising start to a new series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-2020

Book Review: Noble Farmer

I'd like to take a moment to set the scene - the MC of the book is thrown into the world after a bit of bad luck; he takes to the life in the world with relish setting his sights on setting up a farm and making a living that way... but other events conspire to stop that. The story isn't just from the "in-game" point of view - lots of discussion about what is happening in the real world too (I like this, it gives context to some of these books and feels, oddly, more real because of it). The story is really really good, the scene setting feels very good and get you, as the reader, and the MC involved in the world. I like that he really doens't know anything when he arrives and the NPCs don't treat him like a high-and-mighty just because he's a player. The world is a semi-realistic fantasy world - with the player being fully immersed in full body VR type interface (for medical reasons). I liked the story arc - and I honestly can't wait for book two to come out... the MC also didn't feel too OP throughout the story. The only thing I found a bit odd (but the context was important) was the talk about sex (and the boobs). Now I don't mind either of those things ... but the context just felt a bit odd when it first came up; also a bit too "in your face" ... but that wasn't to say that it was badly done. It just took the book from a good yarn to being a more mature good yarn. Definitely don't let this put you off. Voice acting from TJ Clark was brilliant - I hate to say it but I didn't notice anything about the voice acting ... but that's a good thing in my eyes (er, ears) as it means that it was well done and brought be into the story well. As I said above, I can't wait for the next book and I'd definitely recommend this for a listen or read through but I think it's aimed at the late teen / adult market. Summary: Story: 4/5 LitRPG Mechanics: 4/5 Narration: 4/5 [Please contact me if you’d like me to listen and review any books - I’m always on the lookout for new listens and promise a fair and honest review!]

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  • J. A. N.
  • 16-01-2020

Enjoyable

Even though there was precious little farming in this part, I enjoyed listening to the 'Noble Farmer' and cannot wait for the next book in the series. The good: Worldbuilding is a piece of solid craftsmanship, and even though the book contains a lot of adult interactions, all of them are there for a purpose. The author found a good balance between storytelling and stats. The bad: There were a few minor mistakes (i.e. the protagonist is arrested by the CIA while the case would be outside of their competence).

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