• Oh, Great! I Was Reincarnated as a Farmer

  • By: Benjamin Kerei
  • Narrated by: Travis Baldree
  • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,885 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What do you have when you blend a pinch of LitRPG, a touch of farming simulator, a sprinkle of epic fantasy, a whole cup of Isekai, and a dash of Home Alone? You have Arnold’s life.

Accidentally murdered by a cleric in another universe during a botched resurrection, Arnold, a semi-pro gamer, wakes upon an altar to find himself incarnated into the overweight body of a farmer who could have been his fatter twin. He’s not the hero. He’s not the villain. He’s certainly not the chosen one who is there to save the world. He’s a clerical error.

It could be a bad joke, but apparently, it happens so often that they have a standard procedure for returning you. That standard procedure doesn't apply to Arnold.

Now stuck on a new Earth, in a new universe, with no way home, Arnold must use his gaming skills to figure out how to level his farmer class to 100 and gain a second class which doesn't make him want to beat his head against the wall. There is just one small problem: Farmers don't gain experience from killing monsters. Like at all.

Follow Arnold on his hilarious journey as he stubbornly comes to grips with his new reality and tries to change his destiny from that of your typical farmer.

©2021 Benjamin Kerei (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Not bad, but not as good as the hype suggests.

I normally try to write well rounded and fully explained reviews, but I don’t have that in me right now. Apologies in advance for this abbreviated review...

This book is worth the credit, but based on the reviews so far you’d think it was the best new Gamelit series to come out this year... It’s not. This is an entertaining book that has some interesting points, but its MC can be annoying and often does and says things for plot reasons rather than because it’s something the character would actually do.

There are also pacing and plotting issues, clarity problems, and odd jumps in the timeline.

So really, I’m saying this audiobook is better than most of the drivel that needs to be sorted through in the LitRPG/Gamelit genre, and you should probably spend the credit. Just don’t let the irrationally inflated ratings set your expectations too high.

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Oh, Great! Another killer Travis Baldree LitRPG

This is such an unusual take on the genre, I had so much fun with it, and as always, Travis' dulcet tones made it 100x better. Cannot wait to hear more from this author!!

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Hilarious

Overall this is a funny book. A little dark in the beginning but over funny for a litrpg. Good story really enjoyable.

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A very enjoyable LITRPG

I only give reviews for books that I enjoy and would reread/relisten to. This means that I almost exclusively rate books 5 stars. That does not mean that this book is a masterwork. It does mean the I enjoyed the story and would love for the author to be able to write more. Give it a listen if you’re a fan of the genre as it is definitely better than a majority of what gets published as LITRPG. I loved Travis Baldree’s narration as always. He is, in my opinion, one of the best in the business.

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really good definitely worth a credit

It's full of humor, if you like lit RPG books then you'll love this one

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Stopped at the worst time

Trying my best not to spoil anything but it makes it a bit vague. I’m taking a break because I am annoyed at the time suck and plot excuse that happening so far into the book. It’s pathetic and annoying to listen to the MC being pulled out of story and character nearing a major set of climactic points to pretty much waste time creating and then dismissing a massive plot hole.

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Expected a background book, couldnt put it down.

So yeah,

I expected to be a book I'd listen to when playing games, working or when traveling. I couldnt put the damn thing down.

Its well written, the characters are believable, the story is engaging.

The Summary does not do this book justice.

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Surprisingly, I now need more of this

I dance around this book for a long time then finally took a chance. I really enjoyed it. This was a mix of lots of niches that I liked alone, but together it was awesome and now I feel like there needs to be so much more of this.

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tons of fun!

This was a great less-crunchy litrpg. What a fun and novel game system! I don't know that I've listened to anything else particularly close to it Interesting mechanics, interesting world, and great characters abound. Travis Baldree did masterful job as well.

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The start is so boring

This is a great book but only after the build up and that's big sad.

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  • Morris
  • 09-20-21

If you're on the fence! JUST DO IT!!!!

This book in my opinion is a gem! The gem of 2021!

It has everything you could ever want in a LITRPG. It's funny (not ha ha funny but roll off your seat full belly laugh funny) it's got a great plot. It has an interesting MC and a great companion.

I can't wait for book 2!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-17-21

Really great story

I really enjoyed this book and only regret that now I'll have to wait a while for the next one. Funny and clever.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-21

Just wow! Awesome

I definitely didn't expect that amazing story. the silly name and image put me off buying. but a read some of the reviews and decided to give it a chance.

What an amazing listen! Great pacing, Good characters with individual personality's, hilarious situations that don't take away from the story.

as someone else but in their review that convinced me to buy... An absolute gem of 2021

I NEED book 2!

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  • Nordlending
  • 10-10-21

Oh, Great! A farmer who hates farming

I didn't think I would like it, and I was proven wrong.
Came because of Travis Baldree, stayed because of the story.
This book was a lot of fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-21

Great twist on a fun concept

Honestly can't recommend this enough for any litRPG fan - aside from being entertaining, it managed to keep me gripped throughout the entire runtime. Will definitely be back for the sequel!

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  • Abby
  • 06-26-22

Sorry to say this one was a rare DNF

I wanted to like this, it seemed an interesting angle on the litRPG genre but after eight hours of listening I just can’t face anymore; the MC is unlikeable (I almost gave up in the first chapter when he hits a child) and lacks emotional depth - there is one brief attempt to show he has feelings but it is very brief, and unsuccessful. The plot is slow and doesn't seem to really be going anywhere and in light of there being a sequel I suspect there will be no real resolution to the story. Things may improve later on in the tale but I feel that eight hours is more than enough to give it a fair try and it hasn't impressed. Travis Baldree does excellent voice work, though the protagonist’s drawl started to grate on me. There is some great gamelit out there but this isn’t it. Try Dungeon Crawler Carl instead.

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  • Audible Fan
  • 09-17-21

Excellent book and creative idea

The story is different from the usual litrpg and a most enjoyable experience. There is humour, action, some fantastic world building and the pace is good.

The narrator is wonderful.

I can't wait for the next book.

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  • neil rackstraw
  • 06-22-22

pre ordered the next one

I've read a lot of litrpg books like the land, good guys, bad guys series and so on and this didn't quite fit my usual go too for this genre, after reading a few reviews I decided to go for it and I'm glad I did. Normally it would take me a few weeks to get through a book however I've absolutely smashed this one and finished it in under a week... As I've loved it that much! to the point I've pre ordered the next one! so if you're wondering whether to pull the trigger I say, go for it! you'll be surprised

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  • Lewis Tod
  • 06-17-22

Brilliant

Very engaging storyline. Litrpg is a genre that I don't usually listen to, glad I came across this one though. Look forward to the next book.

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  • katkab
  • 06-11-22

Really enjoyed this book!

So. I had heard about this book, but I held off on listening to it because I thought.. A book about farming!? I read other peoples reviews and everyone loved it so I tried it.
Thank you to everyone who reviewed it! This book is amazing and without you I would have skipped over it. The story is Great it had me hooked quickly, it's very funny and a well thought out concept, a unique story about a class nobody wants! The author should be very proud of the book. I am definitely going to listen to the next book as soon as it is available after I listen to this book again!
The narrator Travis Baldree as always is amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed his performance, he is amazing!
Congratulations to the both of you for a amazing story. Highly recommend by me if you love this genre of books and if you don't I would say give it a go anyway! Loved it! 5*

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-21

Not engaging

Im only 3 hours in and I have to stop there. Theres no reason to care about the character or the story, ive been listening to a few LITRPG type books lately (like dungeon crawler carl and mayor of noobtown) which have likable characters, hooking storylines, engaging relationships etc. and this book has left me with little to enjoy or look forward to so far. It might get better but I wont be finding out.

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  • Beekee
  • 10-18-21

Farmer no farm

Each chapter is set days/weeks/months apart, sometimes it tells you but most time you assume through the summary of the start of every chapter, gives the story an odd pace.

Also alot of the decisions by the author left me asking why..

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He (MC) has leverage agaisnt the kings daughter, but cant use that to ask the king to tell the queen to F%$* off.....because at this point they have a vendetta agaisnt each other..
The story just cuts off .... the mark was not compensation don't justify that trash...

The MC gets exp early to lvl too 100 but instead buys permanent buffs to increase his stats instead of using it... unjustified never explained why.. he did sell some but not the whole 400k


And biggest spoiler of them all for me was the start, MC is in a high position with family meaning he will always be safe with family no consequences.. which means he probably created his own king system to replace the current one, via people doing tasks to be paid with experience for task.. breaking the roles they were born into....

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  • The Keyboard
  • 12-17-21

Great LitRPG read - even if you don't like farming

This was an unusual book that I would never have picked up if not for the excellent star rating. I'm glad I gave it a try.

The story starts with an ordinary guy transported to another world and trapped in a body that can only gain experience and 'level up' through farming. Farming turns out to be about as boring as you might think it is, so the rest of the book involves him trying to find exploits and workarounds to rise in power without ever having to plant a crop.

It's a really interesting concept, and different to what I expected going in. There is definitely 'farming' in the book, but the story is more about bugs and exploits and trickiness than this being any sort of 'farming simulator' style read.

Writing was top-notch for the genre, though the story was occasionally a little slow. If I had to provide any criticism, it might be that there wasn't a lot of foreshadowing for some of the exploits that were discovered. The MC gets stuck in a situation, and then immediately works out how to get around it through the use of information that is only just revealed. It's a minor issue, and for the most part there was a really nice mix of action, town building, farming and 'new world exploration' that I enjoyed. Narration was decent - the narrator does male voices well but most female voices sound the same. Again, a minor issue.

This is an easy 5 star litrpg, going down to maybe 3.5 stars if compared to the best of the wider fantasy genre. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to listen to book two - the book wasn't the hack and slash adventure that I usually enjoy, but I'm still glad I gave it a read. If you enjoy gamelit I'd highly recommend that you give this a try too, regardless of if you think you're going to like the farming aspect or not!

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  • Niall
  • 10-29-21

Great Story and Very Funny

Loved it!
The performance great.
The story was charming and fun.
The humor made me smile a lot and lead to awkward moments of having to explain myself.

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  • Fiona Maxwell
  • 08-13-22

Great Game Story

I really liked this story. I am not a gamer so some of the terminology was lost on me, but I really enjoyed the story. I thought Arnold was a really likeable character & I liked the side characters that are supposed to be liked. The world described was interesting & I look forward to reading the next book. The narrator did a great job bringing all the characters to life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-22

Unfortunately feel like a copy from others

It is a bit disappointing to listen to variant to a storyline others done before, is okay for a holiday read, but not sure I will follow the inevitable sequence of this series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-22

b2

good easy listening
t y U t Yi U O o P please consider the best from

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-22

fun read

It's not the best book I've ever read but it was very enjoyable and I cannot wait for the next one.

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  • THE_ONE_AND_ONLY
  • 05-14-22

lol

disappointing ending.not hype enough. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .do d

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  • Andrew
  • 04-28-22

Farming Gamer's Delight

Recommended for anyone who has ever farmed any brand or RPG.
The narrators Texan drawl was initially annoying, but in context fit nicely in the story.