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Once a seasoned gamer, Max has cheated fate, swapping his dying body for an immortal avatar in the world of sword and sorcery MMORPGs. He joins the ranks of a new race of people: perma players, forever stuck in the virtual castles and cities of AlterWorld. Now they have to obey the ever-changing rules of their new home while learning to live together in peace, love, and justice.

But freedom and immortality are a poisoned chalice. Some of Max's new friends crave power; others become traitors and spies. Soon the first screams of pain fill the virtual world as its freshly minted slavedrivers and torturers indulge in the absence of law and order. Their crimes provide a constant flow of gold back to their real-world controllers: the power-happy governments plotting to take over AlterWorld's magic technologies and limitless resources. What would you do? Would you step aside and watch the magical world turn into the Earth's dark twin? Or are you strong enough to step in the virtual sharks' way?

©2014 D. Rus (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Really enjoyed the story I had to stop

I really enjoy the story idea. I think it is a fresh and it brings me back to when I played MMORPGs. I would recommended the books. The narrator does a good job. Not great, but good.

This is going to sound ridiculous, but I had to stop because I couldn't stand the main character saying "my inner greedy pig". Every time I heard it I would get a little more frustrated with the book. I think I was only two hours in on this book and had counted him saying it over 10 times. The last straw was when he said it 4 times in the span of 10 minutes.

Decent story idea, good narrator and okay writing.

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Sounded neat but

The series should be called My Inner Greedy Pig. I wanted to like it, some of it wasn't that bad but the dialog was off at times and there was the over use of some phrases that killed it, for me. I muscled through the first two but don't think I can do anymore to see if the writing was refined. Some of it was fun , little more tuning in my opinion.

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very mediocre

the book tends to have its most dramatic plot devices at the end of the story. The translation of the book produces quirky expressions. other reviewers are correct, there is very minimal plot and drama. The main character just does his thing as he gets and loses opportunities.

I'm curious about the next book, but I rather not spend a credit on that curiosity. I rather spend that credit on better works.

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Not really a series, just one huge book broken up.

this is the second book without it's own distinct plot. there are plot points for the "series" but no individual plot or each book. a promising series, ruined by marketing. if the five decent - sized "parts" in the series had been combined into two or three complete, and long, books THEN it would have been my new favorite series. as it is, I'm bailing at two "books".

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Continues and improves the first book

I absolutely loved the first book in this story, in part because it let me relive some of my MMORPG gaming days. This book continued the story and moved it forward well. it continued to tackle some tough issues while at the same time developing the main characters.
The only problem that I have is that this book move away from some of the things that I loves so much about the first book: the detailed description of the perks and the normal experience of players in games like the one described. The reason it does this is because the main character continues to get more and more important in the world and gets swept up in some big plot points and moves away form the smaller points somewhat.
This is actually probably a good things since it moves the action along, but I missed it a little bit. Still 5 stars though. It was awesome.

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Book 2 of 8

this series was one of the first than exposed me to LIT RPG or game lit as it's also called. I really enjoy this series this book is really cool I liked how the whole thing ends some people think I could have stopped at book 7

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i wanted to start the next book right away

This is one of the better litrpg series out there, this book made me buy the next book the same day this one is finished so i can only give it 5 stars. I hope the rest of the series is of the same quality like this one was.

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Great story ruined by "Having said that..."

The author wrote "Having said that" so many times, it was seriously like listening to a broken record. I started to cringe and get anxious knowing it was going to happen again any second. I'm kind of curious to know what happens in book three, but can't handle another audiobook full of "Having said that..."

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Intriguing premise, good narration, but lacking

I'm disappointed because I was very intrigued by the premise. There are just too many plot holes and inconsistencies. After the first book I figured I would give the second book a chance but the issues did not get better. Both books together do not quite make a complete story. The cliffhangers at the end of each book feel a little like extortion. Rather than feeling like volumes of a large saga, each book feels more like a chapter that was fleshed out into a short book much the way a student will take one page and stretch it into three for a term paper. Then finally something important happens and the book is over without resolution. I am simply not willing to continue buying more books hoping the story will get better.

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Too much happening

I don't want to give the book a bad review, I just think this book spends too much time adding too many challenges to the main character which takes away from the story. This is why I don't watch shows like intervention. I definitely like the idea behind the story and these last two books have motivated me to play WOW more. lol. Finally made my first level 100 shaman. :) ... It has pointed out several interesting things to look out for if going 'Perma' is ever an option. However, I think this is the last book in this series for me.

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  • Teitur Ásgeirsson
  • 01-26-19

I really enjoyed the audio book.

I really enjoyed the audio book. A new spin on magic and the way the system works.. I highly recommended the book. I hope the author is a fast writer...

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  • Harvey
  • 08-24-18

A bit Childish

childish and sexist.

the protagonist is never in danger, and for some reason he is heralded as the hero despite never proving himself. there is no depth or struggle. there is no self interest from the other parties, they only with to serve Max and shower him with gifts.

the love interest is only there to serve the protagonist and his sexual desires.

tl:Dr it reads like the fantasies of a young schoolboy, he wants magic and fame and girls fauning over him.