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The Idle System (A LitRPG series Book 1): The New Journey

By: Pegaz A.
Narrated by: Roman Howell
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Publisher's Summary

There's a single ambition no man can reject: immortality. 

For John, death was merely the beginning. Transmigrating into a new world granted him an opportunity to change his view on life. With power and immortality as new goals, he is willing to pay any price. Unfortunately, there are those willing to take advantage of him and his unfamiliarity with a new world. Shadows behind the curtains, unwilling to reveal themselves, will trick him into doing their bidding.  

Now, John faces an entire kingdom on his own. Deceived? Conned? They don't care. His actions carry a sin none of them are willing to forgive. With the world as an enemy, John will fight to accomplish his goals. His path will be stopped by no one. 

Listen to this novel to enjoy a journey of self-discovery, ambition, and revenge. 

©2018 John Allen (P)2019 John Allen

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  • Petter
  • 08-03-2019

Great start for Pegaz

Eve online leveling, one punch man action and prince of thorns power hunger and morales . Nice to see a book without any harem. really looking forward to the next book.

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  • Cody
  • 06-03-2019

Surprisingly fun.

There's something oddly satisfying about a main character who has little to no conscience. Our guy starts his adventure out on an unknown world by discovering he now has an ability called idle system. To be honest I've never heard of that type of game before, but after finding out what it actually was I realized I've played a few games like that. Anyway, the author does a bad job of explaining to us, as if we're already supposed to know what it is. I was very confused by the explanation. Hell, the character seemed just as confused for a while as well.


After that it's just ramps up continuesly. Our boy seems to care very little about taking life. The first glimpse of this is when he decides to hunt a species of monster bear to extinction, because he got caught under one and literally had to eat it off him after he punched it to death. Then he takes on assassin jobs with no hint of remorse at all. Essentially after he finds out killing humans can speed his grown. He starts trying to find excuses to kill people, even going so far as to willing go to jail for two days for a bar fight so he can kill criminals in "self defense". And it just gets crazier from there.


The main character, or only character really, doesn't seem to care about much else but getting stronger. No greater goal, no friends, no nothing. Hell, he barely stops killing long enough to sell his stuff. If your looking for character development, world building, or serous plot, then your barking up the wrong tree. However, if your looking for pure fun and entertainment then I doubt you'll find much better in the genre. I found myself grinning thorough most of this book. There's something oddly freeing about listening to a character with no inhibitions, no emotional hang ups, or a goody goody. Dudes in it for himself, and I'm completely cool with that. I've listened to probably over 100 litrpg books at this point, and I recommend this to anyone that wants to take a break on a book that didn't take itself to seriously, or at least I don't.

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  • Chris Buzon
  • 04-04-2019

this was a really great take on the litrpg genre.

This isnt for everyone. the mc is not an idiot, is ruthless,bl and the idle gaming mechanic is important. no romances, few characters, and somehow better for it.

I can't wait for book 2.

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  • Steven B. Fleming
  • 01-04-2019

Interesting Flavor

Haven't played too many idle games so not an expert on them. Have played Eve Online though and many games with similar concepts so understand the theory. Was actually pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the concept expressed in a litrpg. Applaud the author for making the attempt at something new, even if the rest of the aspects of the book were a little lacking.

The main pro of this book was of course the Idle system which the author really delved into in detail. It's far more rpg than it is lit. If you're the type that really likes to have the mechanics of skills spelled out in a litrpg then this is the book for you. The author spends a strong amount of time with the skills and how the math and time affect each one, as well as the hierarchy main skills and subskills. Min\maxers will thoroughly enjoy themselves.

The story itself however was pretty shallow. Character interactions were weak and one dimensional. There is practically zero real struggle of the hero so no real traditional hero's journey here. No real emotional ties or drama. It's as bland as whole grain cereal or plain rice crackers. The story is all about power leveling, and absurd and borderline ridiculous power leveling at that. But hey - that's a strong selling point for some litrpg's and for some people that's all you need. It's not necessarily a bad thing, particularly if you enjoy that kind of ultimate power fantasy narrative. I prefer things more balanced and the hero to struggle somewhat and have some decent story in a litrpg, but do occasionally enjoy just good old fashioned crushing everything too.

Speaking of character power leveling, it's definitely interesting that the author puts little to no moral qualms into the main chars decision to attain his goals, including mass murder and species extinction. You definitely don't see that in most of today's novels. Although we still have a lot of harem litrpgs, you don't really have this level of destruction. It's a bit refreshing to be honest, even if it's not my normal fare, though also may put some people off if they are sensitive to such things.

Overall I think this is a good first entry for the author. I like that he tried to introduce something new into the genre and think it's worth checking out.

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  • Alex
  • 21-03-2019

fav book

wow that's a great book I love the characters and can't believe the end hope for book 2 soon

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  • Scott
  • 10-04-2019

Miss-Ka-Lay-nee-us

Great story if you like super OP main characters.

Don't let the narrator's butchering of the word 'miscellaneous' fool you, other then the 7 times you want to beat your head against the wall hearing Miss-Ka-Lay-nee-us, he does a fine job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-03-2019

great book i have to say.

great book as i said. ill read this again and again for time to come im sure

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  • Riley
  • 23-03-2019

A lazy story about a lazy protagonist

Garbage is the best word I can use to describe it. Thought it might be a fun read, but it is unimaginative and superbly boring. With plot conveniences left and right. If you are looking for a waste of time go play an actual idle game it would be more fulfilling than this. This writing is really just lazy and rushed. Please don't waste you money on a book where the protagonist can't even tell that he is naked. No I'm not even kidding about that.

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  • Joel Lewis
  • 04-03-2019

Couldn't immerse myself into the story

l tried, just seems like something anyone could have written. No spark of the amazing that drags your heart and soul into a story.

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  • Shnarfenburger
  • 29-03-2019

meehhhh

The narrator pronounces the "c" in miscellaneous... It gets worse from there.

The book's story is ok but at least initially confusing and frustrating. I've listened to the first few chapters and I'm done, definitely not worth going on.

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  • Cobyboy
  • 28-02-2019

In For A Treat

Quite a delightful experience listening to this one overall. A story that kept me intrigued about what was going to happen. The author definitely nailed the process of writing a thrilling story in an RPG-like setting, which is quite rare in most LITRPG stories that I have read and listened to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-02-2019

Great story, would recommend to everyone

Great story, very interesting. I have just finished listening to it now and have already started again, I would recommend it to everyone.

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  • D!po
  • 18-04-2019

Fantastic!!!

Just wow!!! I couldn't get enough. At the start, the story was a bit dodgy. But, you can tell the author rapidly improves the story. By the end of the book I was hooked, now waiting for second installment of this beauty.

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  • 04-04-2019

Not bad for a system novel

Interesting idle system. It's like your typical system novel with a twist. It's kind of like you're playing a mobile idle game while experiencing a new world...? If that makes sense.

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  • Athena
  • 26-02-2019

A great Book!

This book is child safe, they do kill monsters and there are some assassinations but nothing you have to pause if a child enters into the room.

Oh, some light swearing, not alot it's not overdone just the occasional swear now and then.

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  • Cameron
  • 16-03-2019

Decent story, bad narrator!

The narrator gave me a headache within minutes of me starting the book! It’s just him droning on at max speed and it’s irritating as all hell!

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