• Eight

  • Eight, Book 1
  • By: Samer Rabadi
  • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (593 ratings)

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By: Samer Rabadi
Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
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Publisher's Summary

Life’s tough when you’re trapped in an eight-year-old body on another world.

His name is Eight. Not really, but that’s what the System decided after a slip of the tongue. One moment, he was stepping out the office door on the way home, and the next waking up on a hillside below a town wall. Oh, and the gate guard drove him off, because he thought Eight was a monster.

What’s a boy to do in a world full of magic and so many, many hungry creatures searching for their next meal? Well, there’s an old man inside that body, and he'll use everything he’s learned in his sixty-four years to survive. Starting a fire? Sure. Crafting a spear? Check. Defending the cave he calls home? Also check, a big one.

There are allies too, but not the kind you’d expect.

Eight is a LitRPG novel of magical survival—of discovery, bushcraft, and creatures weird and wonderful. A hit on Royal Road–with millions of views–and now it’s available on Audible (narrated by the estimable Gary Tiedemann).

©2022 Samer Rabadi (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Hooked after 10 minutes!

I may have just found my new favorite series. Eight was the adventure I didn’t know I was looking for. Interesting concepts and world building. The first few chapters the protagonist is very introspective but as the story progresses you see him fully commit to his new world! I can’t wait for the next book. Great narration and story telling!!

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The writing and narration is incredible

I gotta say I really enjoyed this book. The flashbacks are a little rough emotionally. The author captures the pain and sadness of a life well lived eloquently. The characters are interesting and have their own experiences as well. The two perspectives at the end; magnificent. Overall, well written, masterfully narrated and highly recommended.

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Having, nothing but praise

Delightful, very well read.
Story was focused and we'll prepared and delivered. A plus

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3 reasons why you should give this a chance.

1. Great narration.
2. Likeable character, with a older perspective with a young body. A common theme but best I have seen.
3. Good value over 12 hours.

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Very sentimental.

The story is decent but far to much sentimentality and looking into the past for me.
Though the story is about an old man so maybe it is true to the character.

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  • 08-31-22

Really good

Okay so i did enjoyed this but I'm a little biased because of the mixed heritage of the MC and yes i also love pozole but i have to say that some chapters i found really boring and i actually skipped most of 2 chapters and didn't ended up missing anything also the otter is so freaking cute especially when she shows up wearing sunglasses and a tourist shirt. would be definitely picking up book 2

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other reviews must've been paid

this book is all introspection no story. the book is boring. nothing happens till the last 2 hours of the book. by then I it was a struggle to finish.

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Great Relaxing Story with Character Progression

The story was a great story. I really enjoyed the soft tones of the narrator.

An old man in a child's body stuck in a hostile new world. It is quite the concept and I felt that the author did a great job in telling the story.

I'm looking forward to book #2!

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worthwhile read

good balance of power and trials. good start in small area of the world. looking forward to seeing eight in the wider world.

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A delight

I really enjoyed this audiobook. I was skeptical but it only took 10 minutes and I was hooked. Really looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-22

Enjoyable, but...

Pros: well written, unusual.
Cons: slow progression, unusual names (as a not native speaker they all sounds the same), parasites

Gonna buy the next ones as well.

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  • Stu
  • 10-18-22

refreshingly different perspective for the genre

loved it, great story, great performance. a nice new approach, mix of litrpg & survival not full of monotonous repetition of game stats as many others in this genre, just enough to show evolution & development

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-28-22

loved it

I love all the book and narration. I am looking forward to the next one.

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  • Cooperman
  • 09-03-22

Good start looking forward to next one

Tbh the reason I have this a go was the royal roads tag I’ll given anything that did well there a go. I was surprised I really liked it although now I want more :(

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  • Mansoor
  • 09-02-22

This is a good first attempt but

The book is overtly complicated, I would say to the author that you don’t have to try so hard that you can write. Story is a good one, but just needlessly complicated and it’s just a hard listen even at 1.6 times the speed

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  • Michael
  • 10-31-22

truly interesting and well thought out

loved it and am looking forward to the next one. audible was great and looking forward to more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-22

Enchanting

The background and culture of the main character is sprinkled authentically throughout the story to colourits contents in vibrant shades unseen in the genre. Tenderly performed, the narrator takes on everything the book throws at them and makes art with it. A true gem, I look forward to the next instalment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-21-22

Boring AF

incredibly boring find another book i cant get past 3 hours as I say look for something else save ur credit

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-22

lacking something

I felt like there was always something missing and that small things were happening with big detail. I just couldn't see it through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-22

Fantastic!

Really enjoyed this one, can't wait for the second! Imagine a litrpg where they're not reading of stats every chapter! who wulda thunk

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-06-22

A delightful, soothing gem

Loved it. Bought it on a whim with a bonus voucher because I liked the cover art and was very pleasantly surprised. I've been in a slump with audiobooks and the unique flavour of this litRPG was everything I needed to be fascinated with a story again. It's a quiet tale - plenty happening but much of it is internal. It's full of thoughtful wondering, awe of nature, spiritual consideration and real humanity. I was 100% invested in the MC and was rewarded richly. The performance was perfect for the mood of the story. It felt like litRPG meets Calm meditation app, but still injected the right tension in the action scenes. Very excited for the second installment.

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  • Benjamin Papallo
  • 09-29-22

Hatchet meets Wuxia

Struggles and payoffs. The book is filled with them. They’re well paced and come in a delightful variety of textual flavours. Doesn’t hurt that the narrator has a voice with the richness of freshly melted butter. It’s pretty great