• Viridian Gate Online: Empirical Endgame

  • The Viridian Gate Archives, Book 8
  • By: James Hunter
  • Narrated by: Armen Taylor
  • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (966 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Darkling City has fallen, but its final Stronghold remains.

With the Reality Editor in hand, Jack thought the assault on Skalahólt would be a short, victorious war. But his army has been stopped cold - and worse, someone close to him has been taken by the Overmind of Death. Every second counts if Jack wants her back alive, but to even have a chance, he’ll have to leave his troops behind, and dive into Thanatos’s twisted game-within-a-game.

Stranded behind enemy lines with only one shot at victory, Jack is faced with seemingly impossible challenges that will require him to think outside himself, to change, and even to lose. But as the puzzles take a new turn, and the other Overminds finally reveal their hands, it soon becomes clear that more than just this battle, or even the war, is at stake. Eldgard’s future is being written in Jack’s every action and word, and the Travelers may not have a place in it....

From James A. Hunter, the best-selling author of Rogue Dungeon, Bibliomancer (Completionist Chronicles Expanded Universe), and Shadowcroft Academy for Dungeons, comes the final installment in the best-selling LitRPG series, Epic Viridian Gate Online! Jack's adventures in a cutthroat, virtual reality, fantasy world will grip fans of Ready Player One and The Stormlight Archive alike. With over 350,000 copies sold, this is one series you don't want to miss!

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Can’t do it

I was really looking forward to this last book in the series as the rest of the series has been pretty good, but this book fell way short for me. The pace is just sooo slow that I had a hard time paying attention, and that’s even after I turned the play speed up to 1.3 times.

I’ve listen to over half the book and I can’t make myself finish. The author tries to go too deep and introspective all the darn time and it seriously hampers the action/gameplay. Even when you finally get to action scenes, they just fall flat.

At the end of the last book, when Abby died, I was super invested in the story (spoiler alert) and knowing she comes back is the only ending that I needed in order to finish this series.

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The voice volume keeps from really quiet where you have to turn it up then it will blast you to hell . The other part is this book compared to others is on the boring side not supper boring but it’s there :

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Binge Worthy Entertainment

Action packed with plenty of monsters, gods and a multitude of beings and creatures. Loved every character and the narrator was superb.

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hope it's not the last!

series is such a hidden gem. this whole story is fantastically laid out and have loved every book!

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sorry but the Mc gets annoying

sorry but the Mc gets really annoying sisnsce he seems to rage at stupid stuff and forcing ppl into that system at the end was dumb, the series was great until this book, it all felt rushed and slapped together just to get it over

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good story, mc is starting to get annoying.

getting tired of the MC being so self-righteous, and then backtracking saying he's nothing, it's annoying. Either make your charecter gods gift to earth with the ego to back it up or make them have little self worth with lots of doubts. Giving them a ton of ego and self doubt just makes no sense and isn't believable. Either you think you are good enough to save the world or you don't, it's annoying to hear "I am the only one who can save the world, and I'm wholly capable of the task" followed by "I shouldn't be here, have no qualifications and have no clue what I'm doing" while simultaneously being the leader of a major faction will all the support he could want, getting everything handed on a silver platter, trials, tribulations and loads of personal experience (not just in-game exp) to set him up able to accomplish all the monstrous tasks he has.

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ecch

it was good until the end. it just became too preachy. jack making changes to everyone's life because of his feeling.

it just really felt like a let down.

it was too 🧚‍♂️ tail of an ending.

it just didn't sit well with me.

but I can see how fans can like it.

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I can't help thinking that if they would just shut up and did what they're supposed to do this book would have been a lot shorter all the monolog talk I'm a log in talking inactive I mean yeah and anyone who's I'm giving moments A-day what did you just say yeah let's do this damn that's what I said the least 10 minutes anyway it was a good book

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What a great story! It was rich and complex. The writing was captivating. The voice acting brought the Characters to life. I thorough enjoyed the series from beginning to end.

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Amazon or Netflix

Truly fricken amazing.....
I would love to see this book series come to life.

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  • S. Reid
  • 04-26-22

A brilliant ending

After what feels like an eternity Hunter and Taylor have completed the final audio in the main series and with quite a few surprising turns it's as good as you can wish. Hopefully this means we will see the return of certain characters later on in the future.
With Jack being my fav character it's hard to say just how well they did with the antagonist Empire that turns us around after so many books being a main villian.
Suffice to say that this really feels like even from book 1 this was always how it was meant to be and not a hastily turned out finale. Spoilers after doing this see how many hints were placed across the other VGO series and earlier stories of this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-22

Wow, love where this is going

LitRPG is definitely building into a strong genre. But I love where thos book has taken it. This series has so perfectly set up the moment to move the goal posts, that you are so happy when it does, and even more so when they do it again in the conclusion. Love your work.

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