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Publisher's Summary

The Sullivans are a normal family. But after being transported to the magical world of Arenia, normal isn’t a luxury they can afford.

It’s just another Thanksgiving for the Sullivans - until the walls disappear and they discover they are being transported to Arenia, a place where game rules are real and their Earthen ability to reincarnate grants them unlimited potential. 

Or it would, if the celestial administrator in charge of their case hadn’t mixed up longitude and latitude and sent the wrong family. Oops. Too bad he already faked their deaths. 

Now scattered throughout the Arenian wilderness and armed only with their Tomes - books containing all of their skills, accomplishments, and quests - the family members must discover a strength they didn’t know they had if they are going to survive long enough to find each other.

Note: Contains some profanity and a turkey, but not a profane turkey. Personally, I’m fine with profane turkeys, but if that’s where you draw the line, you should know that there are none in this book. In fact, I’m going to promise you no profane turkeys for the entire series. That’s my gift to you.

©2021 Caribou Press (P)2021 Soundbooth Theater

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Awesome family Isekai

One of the issues with a lot of the family books is that some characters are more compelling than others. I like that this one is more focused on the kids and frand father instead of having everything revolve around the parents. I really enjoyed listening to this book, the narration was awesome, and I will definitely be getting the second one when it comes out.

This book acts as an introduction to the world and characters, and nothing much happens except that they get past what amounts to a tutorial for the reader and them, though it isn't formalized as such (no one is actually guiding them, really)

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A fun litrpg experience

Arrival is a pretty good book with an outstanding performance by Jeff Hays. It has a ton of funny and witty jokes that I enjoyed and continued listening to the book giggle late into the night. The summary of the book is a bit misleading, though it does explain exactly what happens in the book. We have a bunch of characters and follow their journey through the book from different perspectives and experiences with generation-specific jokes of course.

Does the book take itself seriously with all the jokes and references in it? On a scale of 0 (batman) to 10 (the prince has no pants), it's around a 3. An absurd situation is followed by a life or death experience with a smooth enough transition that you have enough time to switch the gears. I had a few breathtaking and clutch moments in between the jokes, so it's somewhere close to Dungeon Crawler Carl in that sense. A minor critique is that the pacing of events for some of the characters is too fast, haptic, or inconsistent, and a few times I found myself waiting for the POV to change to a different family member.

In the end I really enjoy the book overall and looking forward to the next one in series!

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I need more.

moremoremoremoremoremoremore. more.

I got the audio book for free as part of a promotion. normally I like to wait until an author has at least a couple books out, and here's why. this book is why. I want more, I can't have more, now I have to wait. I don't want to wait. There's a magic turkey running around a forest right now and I want, no I need to know everything about that as soon as possible.

Jeff Hays has a voice almost as magical as that turkey, and the audio enhancements add to the storytelling without distracting from it. Another great job from Soundbooth.

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SBTheater is the ONLY plus here

wow, this was so boring. The jokes weren't landing. The world system was bland and uninspired.

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Gets ya hooked

I'm enjoying it very much. It's kinda unique, in the way of a family transported to a new world. and the turkey.

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Buy it .. buy it now

really really enjoyed this book, very much looking forward to more. jeff did an amazing job with the voices

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  • 03-21-22

Hilarious

This is one of the funniest books I’ve listened to in a while. It’s not a heavy book and with Jeff Hays narration it really comes to life.

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Not for me.

For every reason I can think of and some I can't, this book is just terrible. Possibly the worst litrpg I've ever had the displeasure of listening to.

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fantastic start

aside from following so many people, which slows the progression a little, the book was fantastic. the world building is well done and the characters stay true to their personalities.
looking forward to the next book.

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Good story

Good story. I recommend this one as a casual listen. Not crunchy but stats are present.

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  • Nordlending
  • 04-21-22

Man, this was a fun one

I highly recommend it. I guess I need 15 words. Its worth one of your credits.

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  • sloth
  • 02-01-22

Awesome!!

this is a great book once I started I couldn't put it down got some good humour I'm looking forward to what's gonna happen with grandpa he's bad ass and Jeff gives another amazing performance bring on book 2 👍

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  • Simon Bailey
  • 01-29-22

Very well written and performed

This is a quality piece of work and sets the scene brilliantly for an intriguing world. Some good humour thrown in - as expected from the team of people performing this piece. Thank you for another great addition to the library.