• The RPG Apocalypse

  • The RPG Apocalypse, Book 1
  • By: Jeremy Chambless
  • Narrated by: Maks Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (314 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Life isn't a game. Well, maybe it is now.

Every day is the same for Joseph: Study, go to class, repeat. He can't help wondering what it's all for; who it's all for? Life is dull, and there's no prospect of that changing. Is some excitement too much to ask for?

"Get to safety if you wish to survive!"

Joseph's prayers are answered, but not in a way he could ever have expected. Goblins, ghouls, kobolds, and a myriad of monsters and mythical creatures have spawned all over the college campus and beyond. The carnage is shocking.

If he's going to survive the RPG apocalypse, Joseph is going to have to figure out the new rules fast. And if it's wrong to feel so alive...when so many other people have died?

©2021 Jeremy Chambless (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Too many stat pages

Excellent orator

Good writing except deciding how its read in one regard.

Staus page over and over and over till i just started skipping 60 seconds every time. Don't need or want to hear full character sheet 4 times in 1 chapter. Much cleaner to say i added 3 to Intelligence bringing it up to 17.

Rediculous going to start battle (read full character and skill list) mid battle (read character sheet) late battle (read character sheet) win battle (READ CHARACTER SHEET)...

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more low key?

I don't know how to explain it but this seemed more low-key or not intense I guess, as other litrpgs and in some ways more realistic but also not as emotion intensive so it is a nice, more relaxing listen.
Drama still happens and it is not happy go lucky. it is a strange in between and I think a good litrpgs for newcomers to the genre.

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Not.bad, gets better

its a interesting book. the gamelit stuff is a little out.of the ordinary but its gets better and better. i will continue with book 2 when it comes out.

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This is just so so and disappointing.

This was disappointing. I felt like I was sitting through someone’s description of their last night RPG game. Just like someone’s vacation slideshow that you’re not interested in. The main character is like some average player that you might read about on the web blog. Nothing extraordinary, nothing special, nothing to stand out, very boring. It’s almost as if the author decided to turn one of his late night gaming sessions into a novel. The only thing interesting about this book is that it went from a RPG apocalypse to something almost like Isekai adventure story. That was a neat twist on the standard apocalypse story. It’s too bad I had high hopes for the story especially when it twisted to become an Isekai type story but the main character is just too plain with nothing outstanding about him and he seems to be a bit of a loser. Sorry but there are just too many good stories out there for me to waste anymore of my time on this one. If I just wanted to read about an ordinary person then I can find much better writers and story weavers, that can portray that type of storyline.

The only reason I gave this story two stars instead of one, is because of that twist in the middle of switching story types. Overall it improved story and it was a clever twist.

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weak story telling

Plot holes in general are allover the story. like why so few people survived? , or understanding thing's are playing out as a game setup then you should use gaming logic. (never split up the party). Better yet why not go to the roof of building and start sniping weaker mobs then go down finish the monsters they cannot shot. (the story going on with one bad idea after another). Dad jokes make more sense then the story does.
Performance is weak. Most of the characters sound the same. Any emotion any character have sound dry or really uncaring about everything. ( no passion in story telling).

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  • Al
  • 10-19-21

It was great!

This book was definitely worth it. Well written interesting world. Cannot wait for the next book.

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Decent read

Overall this was a good book. The biggest issue is the CONSTANT overuse of stat pages. It’s like the author just put so many in there to help meet a word count quota.

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Good Story only one issue

I liked the premise with the story. I always like litrpg's so it wasn't really hard to impress. the only issues I really had were the narrator. he would speak so fast that if you zoned out for a second you would have to rewind a few seconds to figure out what he said. there's also a part were they are in a forest with multiple guards and other people and yet they all fall asleep with ZERO night watch. thankfully after everyone but the MC's party dies they keep a night watch but it just seemed like a convenient encounter that could have been easily avoided

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how have I not heard of this?!

great book kept it simple, easy to follow through out the book but blew me away the last 5 chapters! can't wait for the next book!

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Disappointing

The book wasn't for me. I found it hard to care about the characters or what they did. It felt like the story wasn't really fleshed out. The world, characters, and system all seemed to lack substances. I have no desire to know where the story goes from here.

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  • Greg Sinnott
  • 12-17-21

Stats are a bit repetitive at times

Nothing special however it improved as it went. Stats were very repetitive and caused me to blank out whilst listening at times. Other than the repetitive stats the author did not waste my time and pad out the book with waffle. I will buy the next book but it won't be near the top of my list.