• Uncontrollable

  • A LitRPG Adventure
  • By: Sean Oswald
  • Narrated by: Daniel Wisniewski
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (916 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Whether it be the hero of legends or the character in a game, few things are more defining than Class.

Except maybe Class isn't always static. Tank, DPS, healer, and more. They are all just different sides of fate's die.

Taken from life as an office drone by a trickster god, Tim finds himself in the magical world of Iocusinte, where change is his only constant. It grants him great potential, enough to be sought out by different factions looking to use him for their own ends.

That potential, however, is mercurial. His Class and very appearance shift at random.

If Tim is to survive long enough to enjoy this new world and the friends he's making, then he'll have to solve the riddle of his nature and learn to master the uncontrollable.

Experience the next LitRPG saga from Amazon Bestseller Sean Oswald. It’s perfect for fans of Dakota Krout, Luke Chmilenko, and Troy Osgood.

©2021 Sean Oswald (P)2021 Sean Oswald

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  • 12-16-21

Good one

I really liked this and while i found the lack of leveling a little disappointing it was still entertaining and i totally didn't see that ending coming

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Ain't Got no Class

Tim wakes up with what feels like a hangover, but he hadn’t been drinking. Where was he? He was at work and it was the weekend, but then nothing. Then a big blue screen is in front of him, and is asking him if he wants to continue. He can’t seem to wake up and then thought why not play the game. Being a gamer office drone, this was like one of his games or books he had read.

He is asked to roll a die 3 times. Tim has never seen a die with this many sides, how was it even possible. Even the game is giving him lip, saying it sucks to be you. He tries to ask questions about what the game calls him a sojourner. He then rolls a 16 sided die and gets to be a blood mage and then rolls a 19 and is told he will be level 19 out of 20.

Grabbed by a trickster god, given no rules about the new world, given an ephemeral class Tim has a long road ahead of him. He wakes on the side of the road, confused and wondering where he is. He finds that he is on the world of Iocusinte (I – O-qu-sin-te’). A cart with a man and what looks to be his daughter help him out. He then realizes he is like 70 years old and wonder how long he has to try and figure out the world, his class and what the heck he is supposed to do in his new world.

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mixed bag

The story premise is fun and I like how the main character is ever changing and evolving. But rest of the world and their interactions are so inconsistent that it's bothersome. Many reactions just don't seem to make sense based on their character.

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Picking up Uncontrollable was a no-brainer!

Seriously after reading and enjoying Sean Oswald's set Life in Exile, picking up Uncontrollable was a no-brainer, although I'd never heard Daniel Wisnieski's work, I didn't even care. I knew I just needed to get the book! And boy was I right Sean wrote a dynamite litRPG!
Welcome to Tim's new life! Welcome to the magical realm of Locusinte where game like rules are in play... Trapped here by a Trickster God, Tim has to learn fast if he wants to live!
Oh and that guy Daniel well he's awesome too, giving a fantastic voice performance!

Here's a couple quotes that left me grinning!

"That gave it enough time to cough, tremble, and then hack a giant loogie at him. As disgusting as that might sound, the reality was those ten pounds of molten rock flying through the air was far more terrifying than a snot rocket."

"Tim smiled and said, “Maybe your name could be Mischief?” The mouse pondered again before asking, “What does it mean?” “Sorta like playfulness or teasing that can be for fun or can cause trouble,” Tim answered."

"Tim laughed as his familiar dealt so much death that he probably should have named him Reaper Cheep."

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the narrator saved it

The story is bad the idea is great but story felt lame if it wasn't for Daniel I'd just dropped this book.

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A rare miss for Sean Oswald.

This one was kinda boring, the character with the most story in my opinion was Cal Dakota and he was basically used as a plot device to move things along in a two dimensional way.

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Great concept and great delivery

This is a new novel completely distinct from the authors other work.

It's got a great premise, interesting characters and a lot of action. It kept me guessing.
The storytelling, and the narration, were both excellent.

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Great concept, Good narration, No plot.

Despite a good concept and narration, the writing itself fails to deliver. I am several hours in, and I still don't know what the plot is besides "man transported to video game world". The MC is two dimensional and has no real morals, virtues, vices, or anything to make him actually feel like a person. He doesn't know what he's doing in this world, and I get the feeling neither does the author. 2/5 because writing is hard and the narrator does a good job.

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found this story because of the narrator.

author did a good job on a little RPG story, space as I said the narrator is really good I appreciate him in the James haddock made series

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hand wobble

the story seems off. good premise. I just idk I can't put a figure on it their alot things that annoy alot things I like. building the world seems to grow but then stop and then grow. so I presonal only have half of it figured out. I think that I am not into this . the other reviewer I felt lied to me

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  • Xander
  • 08-17-22

As advertised

It is pretty much what you expect from the cover…

Dead standard… not unamusing

The narrator fits…

Quota filled for another year…

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  • Mark G.
  • 09-26-22

Started so well .....

this started well. however it soon becomes boring and very repetitive.
and why the narrator decides to voice the man character like a poor man's batman is anyone's guess.
it's incredibly hard to stay interested

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-05-22

Made long drives fly by, loved it

Downloaded originally as a bit of background noise but grabbed my interest easily which a big ask, great storyline, detailed characters and really looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • MKxSTARx
  • 08-02-22

Fantastic book

This was a very pleasant surprise and a fantastic experience. I loved the pace the story and the MC. Am looking forward to the other books.

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  • Aaron Boxall
  • 07-11-22

great book !!!

I throughly enjoyed this book and honestly am itching for the next installment was wonderful written and the voice actor was perfect for this type of story 10 out 0f 10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-22

Good book!

I really enjoyed this book can't wait for the next. Top class story reading!

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  • Glennccc
  • 12-27-21

Top class storytelling

This was a very entertaining book, great characters and a fantastic storyline. The game mechanics and the mc having to change his class several times worked really well. Lots of plot lines that look to be leading to bigger things. Of course Daniel Wisniewski does a fantastic narration, never in doubt.

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  • The Keyboard
  • 01-16-22

DNF

So I listened to the first 10 hours of this, but in the end decided not to finish the book. It's not... bad, per-se. Just, life's too short to bother with audiobooks I'm not really digging.

'Uncontrollable' revolves around an ordinary guy sucked into another world full of magic and RPG mechanics. In a nice twist, his special ability is that his powers (and body) constantly change. So for example he starts the story as a mage, but quickly finds himself turned into a warrior, with stats and spells to match.

In terms of LitRPG mechanics:
- stats were light, but meaningful. Perfect for Audio
- magic system was standard fantasy / D&D type stuff
- story was well thought out, though it featured some plot (as opposed to character) driven decisions
- MC was massively OP

The story has some really good ideas. I liked the randomness of the character roll, and also liked the thought put into some of the consequences of it. For example, he's a massively OP character, starting out at a level 3-4 times more powerful than most other adventurers could ever hope to attain, but along with the associated benefits, finds that being higher level means that no-one wants to team up with him (because they won't get XP).

So, why did I put the audiobook down? Well, for a start, I'm not really into OP characters. I want to see a hero struggle, not just cakewalk through everything in the room. The narration was also... how to say it... it wasn't terrible. In fact, it was reasonably good. But oh, the drama! Every single sentence was so dramatic I found my eyes rolling. Think 'bad 80s action movie trailer' and you'll start to get the idea.

The thing that really got me though, and the reason I ultimately put this book down, was the groan-inducing, plot-driven stupid character decisions the MC would randomly make. They weren't frequent, but I was just thrown out of the story every time the character did something no gamer in their right mind would ever do.

If you can deal with all this and you like OP stories, you'll probably like this one. I've read OP stories which were far worse. If you don't like OP stories though, or you want an intelligent MC, I can't recommend it.

So:
3 stars if you don't like OP stories
4 stars if you do like OP stories

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  • Andrew
  • 04-11-22

Not a bad book. worth a read for free

I gave this book 5 stars because it was included in prime and didn't cost me anything. For that it's definitely worth a look as something to get you through commute. All this said, I don't think I would purchase the sequel if I had pay for it.

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  • Allanon Coppell
  • 04-02-22

bunny is the symbol for woe

"hahahaha, bunny is the symbol of woe in this world"...have you not seen Monty Python and the search for the holy grail, bunnies are vicious killing machines, definitely a symbol of woe.

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  • Penuser
  • 02-01-22

A promising start.

Uncontrollable is full of potential to grow and become classic litrpg, after some revision.
The author tends to use cliche similies, such as those found in preteen "creative writing" exercises, coupled with some naive ideas. The protagonist asking too many questions is a daft idea, especially as they're trying to learn about the world they've arrived in...making for a weak device.
Despite this the story still flows and builds.

At times the narrator is fully keyed into the characters and their nuances, only to then oroduce a voice that sounds like your 4 year old nephew pretending to voice a hero character.

These points aren't insurmountable and this tale is still worth a listen. Give it a go.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-22

Very solid

Interesting and well paced, this book is good. The writing can be a bit clunky at times, and there were some typos in the middle, however the narration was great and I enjoyed the listening experience overall.