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Randidly Ghosthound felt lost and alone even before the System transformed the Earth. Before every person had to deal with the sudden presence of levels, skills, monsters, and the very real possibility of death....

Due to unusual circumstances, Randidly starts in an isolated dungeon far beyond his level, forced to rely on the mysterious Traveler Shal in order to learn and survive with the dangerous new status quo for his world.

But survive he does, only to leave the dungeon and discover that while he experienced several hellish months in the dungeon, only half a day passed on Earth. Randidly's capabilities are now more than enough to help build a small enclave of survivors, but that doesn't mean balancing his sense of responsibility against the plots of an unfriendly town will be easy.

And although he doesn’t know it, he needs to prepare. Because the System has sent down a tribulation, which waits in the shadows and monitors his every move....

Experience the start of this hit LitRPG fantasy series with more than 50 million views on Royal Road.

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Very interesting take on a LitRPG

I liked this as a book and an exercise in world building. And the main character having the name Randidly Ghosthound got an amused reaction from me. I did get rapidly annoyed and the name however when in the beginning it feels like it's said 3 times in every sentence and that there is never any attempt whatsoever to shorten his name to Randy or some other nickname. I can give a pass on it for the other characters in the book as they call and refer to him as Ghosthound, but the irritation definitely drops off a few hours in.

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great time

really enjoyed the story, execution, and narrator. excited for the 2nd to see how the story keeps going

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A great book

This is a great book with a unique idea for progression in the LITRPG style. The MC is well rounded and has a somewhat clear idea of what he wants to do but has doubts along the way. the voices were great and I couldn’t ask for better.
Overall 15/15 give this book a try I’ll definitely be looking for the next in the series.

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  • CDM860
  • 10-11-2021

This book has mood swings

Sometimes MC is doing something cool ...sometimes he's being lame ...a lot of the time he's being weird.
Towards the end, the story jumps all over the place ...to the point where u have to wonder, what is the point of this?

I enjoyed portions of the story, but there seemed to be a lack of direction towards the end, a lot of weird fluffy stuff that doesn't have much to do with the storyline. Idk if there was some kind of minimum word count he had to hit, but for whatever reason the author starts introducing new characters and telling us about stuff we don't know about or care about, MC wastes a lot of time, n has a bunch of pointless interactions.

Overall, this series is worth keeping up with, but after reading/listening to Defiance of the Fall ...Randidly Ghosthound just doesn't grip you the same way Super Brother Man does

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  • Al
  • 09-11-2021

whimsical and dark

It's a very well written litrpg that has very well fleshed out support characters without taking away from the magic in the protagonist's character development. The Nexus is a fascinating expansive universe but the greatest aspect of this story is Randidly himself.

I very much enjoy the growing legend of Randidly Ghosthound.

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  • Joseph
  • 13-11-2021

If socially impaired protags are your thing

I'm honestly jealous of the characters in this story not privy to Randidly' thoughts. It's honestly equal parts exhausting and infuriating.

A mixture of socially retarded with a desire to help everyone leads to a wholly unlikable (to me) mixture. Add to that the bizarre decision to have his personality imprinted on by a weird taskmaster alien he knew for a few months...

Honestly, every time Randidly was in his own head, brooding, freaking out because people want to talk to him, angsting,I just wanted to scream. Or throw my phone at the wall.

If that wasn't enough, there's certain decisions he makes throughout the book (specifically letting a clear psychopath live and continue to terrorise a population) that just made him even more unlikable to me.

The only time I didn't hate him was when he was grinding skills (... that's a lot of this book) or in a life and death battle. The first section of the book too, where he was still humble enough to not have a messianic complex.


Ultimately, cool premise, but I won't be coming back to find out how the Legend continues.

I just don't like him enough to care.

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  • A.H.
  • 11-11-2021

1/3rd of the book is status readouts.

The status readouts do not work in audio format, it's maddening, There are so many long status readouts, one after the other and right in the middle of things I can barely follow the book.

Aside from that, the story has satisfying progression and an interesting system. The characters and interactions feel mostly believable and human. It's okay, I want this book to be better than it is. It has a lot going for it but it never really delivers, maybe it's the format, idk.

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  • Mitchell
  • 10-11-2021

Went down hill fast

Started ok then just got worse and worse being stupid or having a disorder isn’t a way to move a story forward it just seems lazy

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  • david
  • 28-11-2021

we know

so I didn't make it past the second chapter but could not take it anymore. they keep giving the main character name every 3 or 4 sentence. he has not interacted with anyone else still every time he does anything they reintroduce him. it a little thing but it just made it unlistenable to me.

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  • Ty
  • 11-11-2021

the d's

I started keeping a list of names because i thought the shrooms were confusing me... but no, the story just skips who's narrating, and there are 50 people with d names.

Deckland
Danny
Dozer
Donny
Danielle


Best.Adventure.Ever.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-11-2021

Very good LITRPG

Narration was excellent. Well written litrpg. I really liked the MC. did not start out OP and had to work for all of his skills and power.
looking forward to book 2.

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  • G Lewis
  • 22-11-2021

Stop whining

Overall the story is okay, to much time is spend reading status pages. Those work for books but not as much for audio. I wish the MC was different.
I forgot how inept and whining the MC is. He is a very wishy washy character that is constantly changing back and forth from reliable and complainer. Woe is me for I have been given power now the whole world will be destroyed if I don’t save it. Kind of dramatic for someone like him.

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  • Rich
  • 19-11-2021

More crunch than is needed

So I don’t mind a good stat sheet but full character sheets each chapter and sometimes twice a chapter? That’s just too much IMO. The author also does full character sheets for a couple side characters. It’s an ok story and one I’ll keep up with but could be better.

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  • M. Paddon
  • 12-12-2021

A real mixed bag overall.

It took me a while to review this, as I like to try to be kinder to first novels. So I'll try to point out things I liked and things the author might like to look at, as he makes same mistakes some other new litrpg writers make.

Firstly, fix the blurb. You give away the plot to the first eight hours of the book including a fairly big spoiler. Not needed. As for that first eight hours, that was the part of the book I most enjoyed. From there the things that frustrated me and had me actually yelling in annoyance at times started.

A lot of this happened in the next four hours, but periodically throughout. Its the way he treats people. The way he looks down on them as weak, like he can't recall what that is like. It's the way he learns a big thing about the system but then just takes that away from thousands of people just to satisfy is curiosity on what a class does. When he gets his answer, doesn't much care for it he dumps off responsibility on a scared kid. I quite literally HATED the MC during this whole period of the book.

A lot of the reasons for this the author explains by him having social anxiety, which is something many suffer from. However, I don't buy him continuing to do so. Stats change you, or should, as does experience. This is someone that spends every day facing death, someone that has changed his mental toughness in stats and skills learned, so I don't believe him carrying on with this mental fragility to talking with other people. A flawed character can make them interesting, it should not make the reader detest them.

The other thing is stats, and something as I said some litrpg authors do incorrectly. Don't overdo them. Readers love stats, but we don't need a full character sheet anywhere near as often as he does in this book. Do it less often, and truncate it when the changes are small or the sheet has gotten really long. Also, a lot of the stats are meaningless, which is another author slip up that is common. Don't know what I mean? Well, he has tons of skills, but can you tell me the difference between what the skill does at level 1 and level 50? Answer is no. It gets more powerful, or more effective, but with no stat change listed for whatever that change is. So all he is doing as the character sheet is read out is telling me skills with meaningless level numbers.

There is a lot of promise here, enough I'd read book two, but I'd give up if this was book two and had the same issues. Don't take my issues as a reason not to read it, as clearly some reviewers didn't see the problems I did given the five star reviews, but for me I had to give it an honest review from what I saw.

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  • Mardigann
  • 12-11-2021

A bit of a roller coaster.

Alot of highs and some lows but definitely a winner for me. I found it hard at times to put down while on a the odd occasion I couldn't wait to get past certain parts. However due to the interest the author sparked in me about the development of the story, power system and the characters. I will be looking forward to the next instalment of this series. Also I felt the narration was decent and fitted in well with the mc and overall feel of the book. I would normally rate it a 4 star but due to the standard of litrpg novels of late its gotta be a 5 star. Good job and keep up the good work.

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  • T. Beran
  • 15-11-2021

20+ hours well spent

This is a great litrpg. similar to Primal Hunter. If u like He Who Fights with Monsters you should enjoy this one too.

The narration was excellent for the most part. A few unpleasant grunts and squeals were a bit uneccesary. if you want to make those sort of noises in my ear, you need to at least buy me a drink 😁

The stat repetition was a bit heavy for a bit, but it dropped off later on thankfully. Will be looking out for book 2.

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  • Cameron R Mair
  • 19-01-2022

A bit amateur, lacks backstory

I bought this because someone commented, "if you like He who fights monsters, you will like this".
This is not the case, there is really no comparison in quality.

There is no back story to this book, I am struggling to remember why he is where he is and he just seems to accept he is in a game.

I listened to it for an hour on the way home yesterday and realised after 30 minutes I was thinking about other things and not listening. I'm about 4 hours in and think I'm done,
So many better books in this genre.

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  • Conan
  • 15-01-2022

captivating

a very interesting book that sets up a lot for installments and a lot of room for worldbuilding and character development

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  • mr
  • 23-12-2021

just fun

I've reviewed this audiobook as 5 start for the simple enjoyment I had listening to eat. it was entertaining and compelling and I found myself listening for longer than I intended

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  • Jim Brodie
  • 03-12-2021

Whimsical System Apocalypse

It's a very well written litrpg that has very well fleshed out support characters without taking away from the magic in the protagonist's character development

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-2021

Superb

Superb. Love the fighting scenens, particularily against the sphinx. My sole minor annoyance was the amount of time the character sheet was announced.

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  • Joe mellor
  • 20-11-2021

WOW

This book is crazy good ..well written and well Narrated .. looking froward to the next installment .

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