• He Who Fights with Monsters 4

  • A LitRPG Adventure (He Who Fights with Monsters, Book 4)
  • By: Shirtaloon, Travis Deverell
  • Narrated by: Heath Miller
  • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (17,660 ratings)

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He Who Fights with Monsters 4

By: Shirtaloon,Travis Deverell
Narrated by: Heath Miller
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Publisher's Summary

In the wake of an unexpected homecoming, Jason questions if there is still a place for him in the world he left behind.

Forced to confront what he has become in his time away, he feels more alien than ever. But his old world is hiding secrets that he never knew.

As he starts to unravel what has been hidden from him his entire life, he discovers that not only might he fit in better than ever but he may be exactly what the world needs.

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To be honest.

Listen im an American and im also a marine corps vet... I see alot about this book hinting towards racism and anti American propaganda in the reveiws... first thing is first... its a story a very well written story, it doesn't matter where you stand on politics... the only racism I seen had to do with the way his mother treats people... and just in case many of you don't actually know a lot of other countries hate our government because our government is pretty irredeemable at this point and unless you've worked in the government you stand absolutely no chance at changing my mind... most countries do like the American people and our values but our government as a whole sucks... so it's the absolute truth when he said what he said and his cheap shots were completely valid... along with the fact that we knew from the start MC doesn't like government figures of any kind... this book... hell this series is amazing and it is beautifully performed. I hope to see what comes of his niece in the future and I can't wait for him to rank up again but I'm here for the journey and the lighting fast quips. I absolutely need more!

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10 steps back from the rest of the series

honestly I love this series but this whole book just seemed like almost nothing but liberal propaganda. it just forces stuff completely unrelated to the story in your face for seemingly no reason and gives the mc and his family the look of "we're better than everyone and only we aren't racists and bigots". also a lot of anti america stuff thrown in for whatever reason. Seems like there was very little story progression and mostly just filler.

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Tangential, possibly pointless though endearing

Overall I hate leaving bad reviews but I can't deny that this book feels like a step back in writing and character development story wise. I am glad there's a continuation and more to the story as well as we get to visit Jason's home and family, especially his niece, there's just not much substance or progression in this 4th book.

I gave it 3 stars though honestly I'm not sure I would have given it that if not for the voice actors performance. A lot of the new characters are enjoyable though rather side stepped at certain points leaving them feel at times one dimensional without any of their own sense of urgency. In part my feelings stem from re-reading the first three books again and in comparison to the other books this book doesn't spend as much time developing characters as much as it just comes off as a rough draft for a screenplay.

By the end of this book I couldn't tell if the author was trying to convince the reader or themselves that they need to go on their own walkabout before finishing this series. I mean if you're going to critique the end of the game of thrones tv series, which everyone agrees was rushed, you could have written a more developed and substantial homecoming that took into more consideration the experiences and character development from the first three books. and I get that that's a rather harsh criticism to level but I just believe Shirtaloon can and has done better with the previous books and I will still look forward to more in the series.

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apparently shirtaloon hates America...

One of the main reasons I read fantasy is so I can get away from politics somewhat since it seems to be unavoidable. it is my escape.... love this series but wow. I've never felt so alienated by an author. It went from "okay, that's fair" to "jesus, I think this guy hates me because I happened to be born in America". I get it, there's a lot to not like about our politics but I didn't realize I was signing up to be berated when I pre-ordered.

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Could do without the political commentary

Could do without the political commentary and anti USA propaganda.
dont need that in fantasy

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Did anyone else stay up all night to downloadthis?

Can't wait to enjoy this story more! Best litrpg series to date! Well worth the listen.

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It's ok

It is one of the better books in the series. only negative things I could say about it is the bits of Racism and Anti-American rhetoric throughout the book.

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magic is real and America is bad

Those are the most harped on points in this book. Get over yourself, like Australia is a land of saints. "You made kids afraid of the sky", eye rolls intensifies.

Besides cheap shots at the USA, this book is just whingey filler. Don't kill people, I'm a monster, capitalism bad, all said by a uber wealthy murder hobo who virtue signals at every opportunity.

Get back to the roots and keep your political opinions on the back burner.

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  • 12-31-21

Worst book of the 4

Disappointed overall with how boring the majority of the book is. Every book has been filled with social justice stuff and comments but this book is filled with extra pandering and unnecessary comments to the story such as “Like the gated communities in America, except built to keep out dangerous magic instead of ethnic minorities” like commentary on guns being bad but this whole series is filled with tons of people being murdered by the supposed good guy.

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Political mudslinging

I was looking for an escape from political mudslinging but found it anyway. I loved the first book but this one just kept bringing up a hatred for 'world super powers' like China, Russia and the USA.

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  • Christopher Johnson
  • 12-30-21

I really hate these books.

I end up listening to them withing 2 days of release and then have to wait for the next book!

Seriously though great books.

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  • Mr. S. Woolley
  • 12-31-21

Not as good as the last 3

It took its time getting back into the story i was expecting more hopefully book 5 will pick up better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

Not what I expected or wanted.

I hoped this book would focus more on the story arc we knew but I suppose I will have to wait for that.

Cheers to the burp at 09.24 in chapter 44.

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  • Sebastian Ranzi Kotze
  • 01-04-22

Brilliant

The whole series is fantastic. Great story, amazing depth of character and excellent narration. I repeatedly found myself laughing out loud. Thoroughly entertaining throughout. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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  • Alister Wildman
  • 01-03-22

Only problem is waiting for the next one!

How long till the next installment? April for the kindle edition, so I may have to join the patrion

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  • Paul B.
  • 01-03-22

More please

Want book 5. 6, 7, etc…. Come on get going that pen an’t smoking yet.

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  • David
  • 04-05-22

Good but very self-indulgent

This volume was good but spent way too long on the MC smugly rubbing his powers in the face of family, old friends, and acquaintances. It was fun at first but after a while got very repetitive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-22

I can't wait for the next book

In this book, we'll finally learn more about Jason family, his world, and how he was hurt by his brother a long time ago

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-22

I have enjoyed every aspect

I have even decided to re listen for the book 5 release. I love this series and aspesiali the way it is narrated the personality oft the main character is shown in full

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  • Miss L.
  • 12-03-22

Really enjoying the whole series

Rich characters and an unpredictable storyline that keeps me gripped. Love the use of traditionally dark traits being used by the somewhat flawed protagonist for good (mostly). Also great humour appropriate to the story and characters.

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  • Uncle K.
  • 01-17-22

Biscuits.

A great series from beginning to end. As an Australian the material was even more relatable. Full of humor, action, fantasy and emotions. The main character is annoying and loveable at the same time. I had a lot of laugh out loud moments through out the whole series so far. For the frequency that Shirtaloon pumps out these gems its surprisingly well written and cohesive. The performances by the reader are perfectly suited to the style as well the way he verbally contorts himself between characters is amazing. I recommend these books to anyone looking for a great escape from reality. 10 out of 10.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-22

Best so far!

This series just keeps getting better! Brilliant concept and great narration. Love having an Aussie reading an Aussie book too.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-07-22

Great Continuation but...

I am still enjoying the story but DAMN the personality of Jason was really starting to annoy me by the end of the book. The other books i have read in the kindle app so i can skim over the long sequences of sarcastic smug conversations or the rambling of 80's tv shows but this time i bought the audio book and i was struggling with it by the end of the book. there were times when they spent what felt like 5 min straight of the audio book talking about tv shows and i wanted to just sikp over it to advance the bloody plot. I think it is even worse with his sister\family in this one, they all seem to have varing degrees of jason's sarcastic personality but thankfully toned down to a more human level. Maybe it was because i went through the audio book in like 4 days but it was really annoying by the end.

i enjoyed the plot but it did seem to drag alot. i am pretty sure large parts of the story have already been written but if the author can tone down jason's smart ass personality, for lack of a better term, i would enjoy that.

i am interested in where the story will go from here. The performer did a great job with the different characters and accents.

overall i enjoyed this book, a change of pace\setting from the others keeps the story fresh, i would have enjoyed the author exploring jason's interactions with the family members he dosen't get along with a bit more than all the time that is dedicated to his sister an niece, like his mum and brother an ex gf, there are moments but they seem short and unexplored compared to the other family relationships.

anyway thats my 2 cents

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-22

Fantastic

Great story, awesome to here something that's not American centric. Really look forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-02-22

can't wait for #5

hesitant woth the "change" at first but was pleasantly surprised it grew on me as fast as it did.

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  • Therese M
  • 01-12-22

Yet another gift

Honestly, this series brings me so much joy. It makes me laugh out loud, cry real tears and replay quotes over and over until I’m sure I have written them down correctly. The main thing I wanted to say was a huge thank you to Travis and Heath for bringing this world and it’s characters to life. It has been getting me through some of my worst days. Next book already preordered 💜

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  • NeitherSoldier
  • 01-03-22

I like it quite well

I did like it wished it was longer but I don’t know something was kind of missing, maybe it is the fact I’m use to more monsters or I’m use to the rest of the team but yeah. Can’t wait for book 5

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  • Michael
  • 01-03-22

great read! and bloody great lemonade!!!!!

Jason's latest shenanigans are highly enjoyable and the whole book was so well done!

great read! and bloody great lemonade!!!!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-02-22

More Aussie Litrpg goodness

More Brilliance from Shirtaloon.
awesome worldbuilding and story development, great pacing more books please.

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  • Doug
  • 01-02-22

Satisfying and Fantastic

great progress in the story. witty, charming and action packed. highly recommended, can't wait for the next one

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