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By: Joshua Anderle,Michael Anderle
Narrated by: Scott Aiello
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Publisher's Summary

Kaiden Jericho's life just went sideways.

He has been working odd jobs since the first school year ended.

(People have to eat, right?)

The problem? He isn't as prepared as he thinks he is.

Out in the jungles of the Amazon, Kaiden meets a new set of nightmares, and death there is permanent.

Even with all his previous training in the Animus, will Kaiden survive?

You don't become the best of the best by staying alive. In the Animus, you are closer to perfection with each death you suffer.

Kaiden Jericho would rather skip the death part, thank you very much.

Includes special note from co-author Michael Anderle.

©2018 Joshua Anderle and Michael Anderle (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Well written but oh so short.

It's... ok, but way to short, and ends in an odd way. Even starts in an odd way, doing one of those, "start the story in the middle, then flashback to show us what we missed" things. However, it only does it once, making it feel disjointed as I kept expecting it to flashback every time he lost consciousness. Why even do it at all if you only planned to do it once?

Aside from that, every other book has ended in a satisfying way, typically with him beating a midterm test or something. This one ends a week before a vauge test with him dealing with PTSD and fighting Werewolves to build his flagging confidence. If you were going to bring PTSD into this it feels a bit dismissive to have it come off as resolved so fast.

Again I have to point out how short this is, shortest book in the series so far if I'm not mistaken. Most of it was focused on Jericho, a few disposable fodder, and a Bounty hunter akin to Boba Fet in reputation. All the other side characters are relogated to little more than a cheering squad.

Also, PLEASE don't add some half baked romance with Chio. It's perfectly fine to be opposite genders, and still be friends. It would be refreshing infact.

The only real redeeming feature of this book is the Villan. He was interesting, and fun. Though he could have killed everyone easily If he'd stop messing around. Feels a bit lackluster in that regard. As if the only reason he didn't was for the sake of the plot.

The narration is as good as always to.

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Sadly disappointing

I can only hope this is not a glimpse of what is to come. I loved the first 3 books and was excited to see the fourth had come out but was sorely disappointed upon completion. The image this book leaves me with is one of an author who is eager to pick up pennies instead leaving a lasting impression. I would have rather waited for a complete book instead of a short story that didnt leave me wanting more. Consider this review harsh but it was an utter fail not entertaining and not at all in line with the rest of the series.

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Half a book with no real story li e

This was a waste of time, no real story any more.. its just fights with irrelevant banter...
The next one has even less of a point (didnt want to give up)... moving on

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length and pricing

Short and even with its short comings, manages to be above average due to great naration and interesting setting & characters.

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Still love the series

I almost never buy books below eight hours long but I made an acception here. It's worth the credit. I relally love the bad guy Sunny. Hope that he sticks around for a book or two.

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Great

The story was great but to short really want more it just leaves you hanging at the end

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Added action

Just when it feels that the series is settling into a routine the author added a twist to the series that makes it all the more exciting. Though the books are short it keeps the story moving at a fast pace with lots of humor. Can't wait to read more!

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It’s just such a good series

If your on the fence this far into the series trust me continue it’s just so damn good.

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Novella?

This book felt like a side quest. It is loosely taking place during the school year, but not enough to be named after that year. The book hardly had any substance and lacked much of a plot.
Not to mention the weird author’s note at the end.

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Can't get enough

this series is awsome can't seem to stop listenin to it all the time great listen

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somthing strange.......

chapters in the wrong order. well atlest i think so
you jup from misson , to scool and bak to mission... feals strange

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  • Kimmo
  • 03-01-22

Interesting Plot Twist

We get to follow the main character in a real world job this time, with an interesting plot twist.
We also get some more world lore this time.

Voice Actor Scott Aiello keeps up a good work with the voices.

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  • Kyle Noad
  • 08-22-21

a Good read

+ Good read, a worth sucessor to the prior books in the series.
+ Good characters
+ Fast paced story

whilst trying to be vague enough not to spoil anything.
+ In this book a character is introduced and is written well (For this book).
- by the next book that character is losing his appeal. By the one after that he’s just tiresome. So much so that the focus starts to shift away from Kaiden to the villain. One to be mindful off before continuing with the series.

- Rather short

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  • Mansoor
  • 01-11-21

So SHORT and not good enough

Really surprised and saddened by the story it’s SO SHORT and goes on tangents. No real LITRPG there either.

Very disappointed with the series and won’t be continuing with it

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  • Brianna Stormcloud
  • 02-14-22

Great series to listen to

Thanks for another awesome read/listen in this series! Kaiden’s life takes another interesting turn as he enters his second year at Nexus. Looking forward to seeing what he gets up to next

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  • Brendan
  • 11-27-21

suffers from middle book syndrome

ok well, I was enjoying the series but the last book was disappointing. climax at the start and the rest of the book is down hill. should have lead with finishing class and then getting the job and finish with his near death. not finishing on friends going are you ok, oh are you alright. editor should have told you this so feel free to kick your dads arse.