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Game on!

Ever since various world governments signed the World War III Armistice, the virtual world has become even more important than the real world.

Adam does not care for the virtual world. His only concern is curing his terminally ill lover, but with Aris on the verge of death, he is running out of time and hope.

When a woman called Fayte comes knocking on his door with a proposal, he is all too happy to accommodate her. She will cure Aris of her supposedly incurable disease with experimental technology that has never been tested. In exchange, Adam will enter the newest VRMMORPG, Age of Gods, to help Fayte win a bet against her father.

He enters the game, creates his character, and is ready to rock. But before he can even think of helping Fayte with her bet, he must first leave the Village of Beginnings by reaching level 10.

Can Adam prove his worth by being the first person to complete the dreaded tutorial stage?

Warning: This series is rated R18 for explicit content. It does not fade to black.

©2020 Brandon Varnell (P)2020 Brandon Varnell

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amazing book

this has become my favorite book, i read it once and have listened to it several times already. i greatly look forward to where this story is going

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It's hard for me to listen

I've been playing games my whole life and this book game design is so weirdly bad. The game is grind heavy apparently but this guy gets level 10 in what 3 days? When everyone level is averaging 5-6. And it just seems so dumb like this guy gets a head start on millions of people because he did a starter quest? So he's the only one out of millions who did a quest or something even though he pretty much sat through the entire tutorial introduction wasted that time compared to the people that immediately went straight to grinding? Plus like this guy apparently played games before and was world famous once but he gets surprised at the concept of a inventory?like WHAT?!? And what's up with this fayte chick who the hell tracks someone down for no reason other than "he walks with a deadly grace" that reason and conclusion to who he WAS is so stupid. Plus manz is trying to live a happy life with his dying wife why the hell are you intruding on that to seek help for your personal problems like this man dying wife is more important than your family allowance competition.
Man there's a lot wrong with this book but I can put thoughts into words right. Like I do not like this book but I can see how it can be good. Feels like a the author doesn't know how realistic the gaming world is. Like people complete 60hr games in a week's time. Will find a way to cheese any mechanic, will have guides on classes in abilities day 1, and will do exact same thing hours on in for the smallest reward or just bragging rights. The people in this book act like my grandmother when she tried VR for the first time and these people are supposed to be big gamers part of some military guild or something? Idk but yeah. I'll stick with your other book Wietfjjduyjbdujhg or whatever because this one right here AIN'T IT.

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Great listen

I'm normally not into game lit on tape but it was done so well in seemed quite natural. The multilayered story is well done and the characters are well rounded. Tesscagain does a great job in her narration.

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Poor Game Design

Poor game design in a game lit story translates into poor world building. No amount of highly realistic feel will keep people invested. If the game is heavy on grind, combat is dull, 5 hours in and theres still no meta narrative for the game world makes for boring game to play and even more boring game to read about characters playing.

I loved Wiedergeburt. Cat girl doctor and A Most Unlikely Hero were good. Man Made God is boring.

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Amazing!

what a great new series the only thing i didn't like was the dodge system but i understand that is necessary otherwise Adam would be completely broken and while i like OP mcs i think it does a good job balancing adam

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Very Good

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was interesting with great action wonderful romance and great developing friendships! The characters are marvelous and well developed. There are a plethora of interesting things to develop in the future! I can’t wait for the next audiobook! Tess Irondale does an excellent job and certainly adds to the appeal of this wonderful book!

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Good story more pg13 than rated r 18+

Not sure who is writing up the bios or each of these books. But this one definitely was pg not R . Still will give it another. Look when book two comes out

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MC is a pervert

In the first few pages, the author shows our main character imagining sexual acts with a 17-year-old invalid girl. Not only is that way too intimate for a character we just met, it's also technically statutory rape since our MC is 19 years old. To ratchet the perversion up a notch, the girl is his adopted sister. Yes, they're not genetically related, but it still triggers the gag reflex.

I'm already inclined to return the book, but I force myself to soldier on. The very next page has the MC meet another woman and he immediately starts obsessing over the size of her breasts, comparing them to the breasts of the former object of his lust, his 17-year-old sister/lover. Geez, what a creep. This is all I can stand.

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great listen

genuinely surprised at how easy it was to keep listening to this book. some of the mechanics ate questionable but it is still very entertaining to listen to

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very well done

all right so I'm familiar with some of this author's work. One of us series is complete and one that I am waiting on bated breath for the next installment. Well I wait I decided to try another series from this author and I have to say I'm loving it. this book was a good opener especially considering that the specific writing type is new to the author. At the time of this review the first two books are available in audio form and the third one is available as an ebook. Book for supposed to be out December 14th. I'm moving on the book to right now and I've already purchase book 3 as an e-book so I'm going to say I recommend the series.

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Man Made God 001

This book was bloody brilliant great work Brandon Barbell

And with the voice acting talents and skills of Tess Irondale who makes the characters and world come alive with the narration...