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A cultivation world destined for destruction. A man fated to destroy it. There’s a prophecy to ignore.

Jim was thrust back in time, returned to his body at the moment he started cultivating. Anyone else might have given up, but Jim doesn’t have that option. He’s already made the mistakes that doomed him in his first life, and he knows what to do to make it right. Jim wants to right the wrongs of the past...or future? All while a pair of angry gods torture him through lack of sleep.

He must find a way to reach the top of the cultivation world without drawing the attention of those who would take his knowledge of the future for themselves. Jim has seen how the world ended, and he is determined to fight his way through the world’s hidden foes and defeat his destiny.

Weakened to merely a shadow of his former strength, he quickly learns that fighting alone may not be his best option, even though fate seems to like it that way.

Luckily for the world, Jim thinks fate is stupid. He doesn’t care what it wants.

©2021 Michael Head (P)2021 Mountaindale Press

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6 OUT OF 5 STARS!

Seriously. This book deserves a 6 out of 5 stars.
I recently read through other cultivation style books and was not impressed with the characters. Truthfully, I could not have cared less if they lived or died, but Michael has given me new hope for this series.
Finally, a main character who I can actually like!
The premise: Jim knows how the world is ending. He may or may not even be partially to blame. The gods of his portion of the universe send him back in time to fix the mistake to save billions.
So that sounds similar to a lot of other titles that have recently popped up. A second chance. A redo.
But Reincarnation is different!
As he goes back in time, Jim is not in the body of an adult, but his 10 year old self. Not only is he physically weak, but he has just now entered the world of cultivation.
However, Jim's knowledge and memory of control over his chi allows him to be quite over powered, not because he has inordinate amounts of power, but because of his skill. This was a nice spin on the genre, as I enjoy that skill is emphasized more than brute power.
Jim is also a likeable character. He has a moral code that I agreed with, but also wasn't a holier than thou Paladin archetype. He was also battle hardened enough to make the tough choices, EG. Killing one of his enemies so said enemy would not stab him in the back later. How many stories have you read where the main character spares someone, only to have everything ruined by the person they spared/let get away?
Seriously. Read this book. You will not be disappointed.
On the plus side, Baldree narrates it, and I've pretty much enjoyed everything he narrates!

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Can't wait for more

I'm usually lukewarm with cultivation novels, but this one grabbed me. Much like Towers of Heaven, the MC goes back in time to when he is just starting, but with all his knowledge intact. I enjoyed seeing Jim put bullies of all sorts in their place and rallying to battle the Nox.

I even contacted the author...looks like book 2 is out on March 17th and he's already working on book 4!

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Great book

This is a highly Recomended Any Fans of cultivation. If you like completionist series. Silver fox. Snakes life. Cradle. You will love this book

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Starts off strong, but becomes repetitive

Interesting take on dark age Asian setting, but once you get over the crafted world, you notice a repetitiveness of the author. All the bad guys are completely incompliant, to the point of thinking is it satire. The main character is a psychopath and the author is trying to justify the motivation by inserting "he has done this so there for he must die" even though it's a super minor thing the bad guy has done. The main character is protected by plot armor, and it blatantly obvious.

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Impressive and ambitious story!

Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the writing and performance. I'll be getting the sequels and following this narrator.

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Review After Book 3

I write my review after listening to all three books. My opinion of this series thus far is that it starts out strong and slowly gets a little weaker as it goes on. I was all aboard after listening to book one but after book three I have a few more concerns.

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The characters and setting are all fun.
First book felt unique and felt like it was constantly shifting and revealing new ideas.

CONS
10 hour books feel EXTREMELY short to me. Its my bare minimum requirement but honestly the cost to entertainment level isn't great.
Books two and three felt slow paced with not a lot happening. There are stretches of time where it feels like nothing is really happening other than they are existing but with how short these books are it ends up feeling like they fumble around in the middle of nowhere until they find the end of book boss fights.
The plots for books two and three felt like they were reused. They had very similar events and I cant help but feel let down by book three even though I felt it was better than book two in that it felt like a copy and paste of the previous book.
The author uses pop culture memes in such a way that the characters don't really break character but I found myself rolling my eyes every time. Things like star wars and G I Joe references felt a little cringe.

Overall, the story is fine I just don't like how short they are. Book one was better than the others as well but overall I suppose its an alright story.

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Great!! Genuinely worth it!!!

I whole heartily have heard audio books from many, I think this easily rivals all of the harry potter franchise in, imagination, quality of voice actor, and story line.

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Great Narrator

if there's one thing that the narrator can do well and what I love him for. Is snark. Snarky comments seem to just tickle me the right way when travis baldree is saying them. it makes them hit twice as good and having them throughout the book kept things fresh and me chuckling with dark humor jokes/snark

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  • Al
  • 02-18-21

Simply amazing!

A great start to a cultivation series! A 650 year old cultivator goes back to the time he was 10 with all his memories intact, he's competent, not to OP and thinks alot of his actions through.

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This is a fantastic read!

The premise for the story is great. It is well thought out and the pace is very well done. It is very hard to stop, even if you have to. Travis once again does an amazing job with narration. This is an absolute gem to add to the cultivation genre. So looking forward to the next installment!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-21-21

A Strong Start

Very easy to finished this book!

Travis as always provides an amazing realization of the characters and is always a pleasure to listen too.

Michael's story was both enjoyable, meaningful and creative. This is certainly the type of book that favours action which is executed remarkably well. Though that is not to say the character work and plot is bad. Most of the characters felt unique and distinct and the plot was well thought out and engaging. In my honest opinion the writes could have taken a bit more time and spent more time developing these aspects as it really is a strong foundation set here.

Needless to say I recommend this book to anyone interested in this genre. Though prehaps not as an introduction to it.

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  • Nathan
  • 06-26-21

mediocre

Excellent narration, very mediocre writing.
The protagonist is an overpowered packrat murderhobo who overcomes every challenge with ease and always encounters an over the top justification for sudden violence. The setting is incredibly generic. The antagonists are moustache twirling traitors with a declared hatred for women and babies. All characters lack depth of any kind. The ideas behind this work are colourful and fun, but the execution is lacking. Only managed to finish it thanks to the stellar narration from Travis Baldree

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-21

Not to much impresed.

I listen through half of the story and i fell like there are quite a lot more interesting stories about reincarnations.

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  • Taylor
  • 03-16-21

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[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-21

Great book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next. It will be interesting to see how Jim will be able to take on other Nox

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-21

Brilliant!

Fantastic story that moves at an exceptional pace that is performed brilliantly! Absolutely loved every minute of this one ... moving onto the next immediately !

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  • Zak Wightman
  • 03-17-21

Reincarnation

I always love A satisfyingly good audiobook with good world building an op main character and a good story, with a promise of more to come.

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  • aph91173
  • 03-14-21

Great start for first book

Well written and ready a great narrator, that kept me listening. Story is a good length and finishes nicely ready for the next book.

I was given a free copy of this audio and will be getting the next books are released.

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  • jay
  • 03-04-21

Intense

Non stop action. An op mc but not better then everyone. Enjoy the story from start to finish.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-27-21

Best wuxia audiobook but still has flaws

Best performance in a cultivation book so far with a protagonist that for the most part doesn't act like a idiot the main flaw I have is that and be warned minor spoilers ahead when parts of his secrets get revealed and stuff starts to get real instead of being like ok cats out of the bag now better step up he starts trying to hide his abilitys even more which ends up getting people killed or lets them make mistakes that get in the way of the plot if one of the targets of your mission is here and your surrounded by enemys showing the people treating you like a waste of space your stronger than them and you know what's going on is always the best idea

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  • Peter
  • 04-25-21

Similar to The Beginning After the End

Similar to The Beginning After the End. Plot, tone, and characterisation are familiar, but worse. I don't care about any of the characters, including the POV character. The personalities of all of the characters aren't believable.

The prose quality is above fanfiction, but notably below a professional level; it could have used a ruthless editor. There was a bit of repetition throughout the book that stood out when listening to the whole story.

The balance of the fights versus the main character's experience and confidence seemed to be way off. The fights almost killed him multiple times, he continuously gets snuck up on, and I lost count of the number of times he got sucker punched or knocked out. His internal dialogue however exudes nothing but confidence going into these encounters again and again. Surely by the third close call he'd realise that he's recklessly endangering himself and he'd be more realistic about his potential death (and world doom) instead of carrying on with the same attitude.

Character growth seems nil. Shouldn't there be character arcs accompanying the plot arcs?

Travis Baldree is a champ. Good voice actor breathes some life into a subpar story.

This book is an okay time waster if you're waiting for the next TBATE and enjoy trashy power trip stories.

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  • BRONWYN AUHL
  • 03-18-21

Constant ‘convenient’ happenings.

Travis’ narration was good for the most part.
The story itself was interesting at times though it became a bit jarring when everything just seems to keep falling into place and the overpower MC just keeps winning/ achieving as much as they do in such a short time frame. I finished the book but wont be picking up the next. The Eastern influence is obvious throughout in both magical and societal norms which made the content a bit more (dry?).

Anyway decent book but not one I’d recommend.

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  • Xravia
  • 09-24-21

Lack of stakes and boring underwritten adversaries

I honestly don't have much to say as there is little of substance to get invested in. The book constantly undermines its premise at every turn. Its a regressor book but alot of things change, the mc forgets since it was along time ago and gods constantly help the MC out because they know about him. The build up the nox (main villians) as a to-do list and the first one he encounters might as well be any other monster, but only the main character can kill it because he is special or something 🙄. Nothing is really earned, all the other characters have no personality despite wasting time involving themselves in the plot to blindly worship the MC.
The MC itself is undefined apparently his soul was altered by the gods he fell for a basic trap from the emperor but he was an intelligence officer that did the work of a entire empire in 1 hour a day while constantly make plans that fail because he is just so eye catching... and killing a 13 year old girl to justify the MCs 'battle instincts' is pretty god damn stupid, heck I would call the entire book unintelligent as a fact. I'm ending my listening experience here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-21

slow

very little time pasted unless there is many time skips in other books I don't see how this will have an ending

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-21

Great story

Excellent story well worth the listen. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series and look forward to listening to how it all ends.