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The Village of Noobtown

Narrated by: Johnathan McClain
Series: Noobtown, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
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Well, it could be better.

Jim and his literal shoulder demon have survived, so far, by the skin of their teeth. 

After finding a long-abandoned starter village, Jim has begun the process of rebuilding his town. Unfortunately for our favorite adventurer, the threats he now faces are far more complicated than mere monsters. The poor Noob has to deal with angry townsfolk, trade negotiations, and a talking badger. 

With goblins and bandits also sniffing around, will Noobtown - I mean Windfall - survive?

©2019 Ryan Rimmel (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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An improvement on the first!

A longer story, less stats and more story development and humour have given this sequel a welcome step up in quality from the first in the series, not that the first was bad. The constant talking about stats and damage can definitely become grating, but looking back on both books, I tend to only remember the story itself, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and so perhaps the stats aren't as bad after getting used to them.

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Buy this! You wont regret it.

Hilarious, beautifully performed, engaging story. Can't get enough and need more. Hurry up I'm thirsty!

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Was surprisingly humorous!

Did not expect the humour in this one which left me gasping for air on a number of occasions. Likewise I enjoyed that there was a good balance of humour, action, strategy and leveling.

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A good installment.

While the book works well as a installment of the series, It dosent quite gel well with the wider world building elements. Its not a book that can survive on its own merit, alot of its action beats follow other litrpg stories yet the result doesn't quite leave me satisfied with the journey.

It alludes to a higher leveled world outside the valley yet its doesn't quite follow through on that image.

I enjoyed the references that were riddled thoughout and look forward to jim finding his own way though the novel.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-2019

LOL cheep humor but still beyond funny

I thought after I was 10 years old I would be beyond fart jokes but in this case the author used them and other such piece of rhetoric to play to all the strengths of all the characters. I love that the MC is not an idiot, it sadly has become far to commonplace for writers to make their MC's Obtuse but not here Jim is a consistent characters and the side characters play off him perfectly. The narration was perfect, intense when it needed to be, and it has fun is the character dialogue that actually makes you feel like they are happening between two, or more, people (In my opinion that is the sign that the narrator captured what the author wanted.) 10 out of 10 WILL listen to it again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-11-2019

Amazing installment

Absolutely loved it. Will be one of the books I continue to go back to over and over again! I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves D&D + LITRPG

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  • Ben
  • 18-01-2020

Even better than the first- laugh out loud for hours

I love Ryan Rimmel’s writing. I was laughing on the train, at work, at restaurants, while walking- everywhere I was listening to this. There’s humor skillfully injected throughout the book, and yet it still has a fun plot, clever pacing, interesting characters, great banter, manages some pathos when called for, and has an intriguing litRPG system.

The narrator does a flawless job with the reading, particularly with the humor. Many narrators I enjoy do great jobs, except with jokes coming across flat. McClain leans into the humor, and enhances it with his choices on timing and inflection. I was genuinely impressed.

Can’t wait for the next book to drop!

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  • Cody
  • 28-11-2019

The guy is and idiot for sure

It gets said so often it's pretty much a running joke. He repeatedly asks dumb, or obvious questions over and over again. He has access to time perception altering... Let's call it an ability, and he uses it to practically stop time, so he can ask questions he half the time answers himself. Instead of taking advantage of the ability to look through all of menus, tabs, traits, skill, perks, ext.. at 100/1 speed and make intelligent, synergistic choices, he picks.. at.. random.. Fucking moron. He can unlock all classes, and doesn't look into any that aren't flashing directly in his face. Sometimes he even ignores that. Instead of picking a few people to trust in and get help learning a new worlds ways, he's content to listen to a literal demon whispering in his ear and a fucking asshole of a honey badger. He never thinks anything through, is CONSTANTLY saying things like, "what's the worst that can happen". He even says it in a way that implies he knows he shouldn't be saying it, but he does it anyway for... reasons. Seriously, he would have been better off with no memories of earth, they are only hindering him, he can't really apply any of his earth knowledge which is normally the appeal of stories like these. The world's are just to different, and he's too caught up in those differences to think of anything interesting. So him knowing of earth is really just pointless, and serves no real purpose other than to make him miserable, and homesick.

All in all, it's humorous but tiring. Probably the last book I'll listen to in this series.

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  • Brandon Schroth
  • 20-11-2019

Absolutely fantastic

If you liked the first you will like this one just as much. The humor is right in line, the action is great. All in all great book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-2019

awesome book

I can't wait for the next one! simply amazing with great humor and good story.

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  • Michael D Cournyer
  • 02-05-2020

very funny, great story

I highly enjoyed this book. the banter is top tier. I like that the mc isn't trying to have a harem.

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  • Jonathan Tullier
  • 31-12-2019

Love the story but...

You've got real potential here. Please stop making the MC so damn stupid... making way too many mistakes for someone with an IT back ground, which by definition makes you flexible and detail oriented. When and where did the MC get hit with the super moron stick between book one and two?

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  • L. Bach
  • 23-04-2020

Refreshing and different.

I don't right many reviews mostly because I hate to write. But, when I come across a good series I have to share. It may not appeal to some people but these books about Jim, his familiar, and his companion have left me wanting more!! I can't wait until the next book comes out. If you have a weird sense of humor or if you ever played Dungeons and Dragons I think you would enjoy this book.

Jim dies on earth and winds up in another dimension as an individual that has to earn his life with experiences. He begins his adventures with his familiar which is actually a demon and gaines a companion, a honey badger. He also becomes the Mayor of an original town in the dimension. You are taken along all of his journies and hear how he advances in his life experience along the way. There are goblins, wolves, bandits, and pumas. You can't miss it.

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  • Tygari
  • 23-04-2020

Better than the first

This one is better than the first. It still suffers from the same issues as the first. though a bit reduced.

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  • FREEBIRD33
  • 23-11-2019

great

more fun loved the 2nd book really can't wait for the 3rd

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  • Rubin Bryant
  • 24-11-2019

Noob Levels Up

I very much enjoyed the first story, this sequel is even better.

Ryan Rimmel weaves an enjoyable tale, witty and occasionally sad. Every now and then he seems to forget he’s told us something before and brings it up again as if for the first time.

Johnathan McClain (John McClain! How awesome is that name) is a brilliant narrator.

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  • JP OK
  • 19-05-2020

Excellent second instalment, no mention of...

... The high ground. So was thinking four stars. But there were two mentions of the high ground in the first book. So five stars.

On a semi serious note. Just relax and enjoy an idiot MC and a very relatable war badger do their thing. Would recommend a decent Cote du Rhone and dim lighting to bring the world to life.

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  • Morris
  • 06-02-2020

far superior than the first

BEWARE: Do not listen in public because it is hilarious! I spat out my drink with laughter because of a particular scene. Overall this book is a great continuation and the character shows great self progression and with his bonded familiar. This is a hidden gem. A must read for all

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  • Mark
  • 06-02-2020

Great book

Great book cant wait for the next book, I highly recommend it to anyone