• You're Not Allowed to Die

  • Twenty-Sided Eye, Book 1
  • By: Kip Terrington
  • Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (278 ratings)

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You're Not Allowed to Die

By: Kip Terrington
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

Joe's body is failing him. In order to make his last weeks of life more palatable, he goes into full digital immersion. This new process will allow him to play in a virtual environment with a fake but healthy and strong virtual body. As soon as he steps into this new environment he meets his virtual assistant, an Evolving Intelligence (E.I.), who takes the form of someone close to him and goes by the name Spooky. After explaining how the game will function, she gives him his first items.

Before Joe and Spooky can begin playing the game, they are both summoned to a reality where magic is real. Due to the coincidental timing of this event, Joe believes this is all just part of the digital immersion. He is unaware that the summoning has healed his real body, making him now truly young and powerful. As he still believes that he's dying, he lives every moment to the fullest, unaware that he is now a near immortal. What will happen to his assistant, the E.I., once placed in this new reality? Will they survive their new environment or will the myriad of dangers swallow them up?

©2017 Kip Terrington (P)2018 Tantor

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the mislabeled story

this may be labeled you're not allowed to die it should be you're not allowed to stop at this one book it has three story arcs that combine to make an amazing story hopefully we'll get something sooner than later it's definitely a great buy for the price

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Great story with one exception

This is a fun book with a great premise. The story is well developed with fun character development. The one exception is the character Spooky. This character is poorly written and the development inconsistent. Spooky is developed as a guide mentality and "partner" to the main character. The development issue is the fact she is neither a guide or a partner but constantly cruel and a perpetual stumbling block to the MC. Acting repeatedly against being a partner and then justifying illogical actions with bad writing. If the author wants the story to have value they need this character to become a sub character who is kind and assists because at this point she does not follow the "way" and makes little sense in the story.

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This is a great LITRPG.

I didn't think this one was going to be good but I was wrong. I really enjoyed myself in this read. The only thing that gave me pause was the game assistant fairy being a black woman and being named spooky....yah how was that missed during editing? He calls her spook a lot. The only thing I can think of is that this was translated to English and it isn't a term of racism in Russia. Other than that this book should not be passed. Also the cover art is kind of spooky.

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Good but I was not hooked.

I struggled with this from the start. I did not make it much further once the name spooky stuck... sorry but I could not go through with it.

The lay out and story was something I was really interested in. Unfortunately I personally just could not work with that name being said constantly.

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Not allowed to stop listening.

I expected some LitRPG junk food. What I found was an interesting story with a heart. This is a great story for those of us who want everyone, regardless of their background, to be treated with dignity and equal opportunity - but without having politics shoved down our throats.

The Good
1.) Well-written, unique characters
2.) The crazy story concept
3.) The balance between 'skill collection' and real character development
4.) The moral of the story - that people of all backgrounds are valuable and worthwhile
5.) The fact that the message of equality was not an indictment of anyone - but instead an uplifting message

The OK
The Narrator grows on you. But his expression doesn't always make sense to me. He did a good job. But he's not Nick Podehl or Ryan Kennard Burke good.

The less-than-OK
The author named a black fairy creature 'Spooky.' And she's sometimes referred to as 'spook.' Not exactly sensitive to those with dark skin. But I'm pretty sure this was an oversight considering the lengths the author went to in order to make the point that we're all really the same on the inside.

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ok story needs new narrator

monotone narrator despite a story that felt like it had potential. couldn't get passed half.

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No, just no.

Has You're Not Allowed to Die turned you off from other books in this genre?

No just this author.

Would you listen to another book narrated by J. D. Jackson?

Maybe

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from You're Not Allowed to Die?

Made three hours in then gave up. So safe to say I would have canned the project.

Any additional comments?

If you want my opinion on this book lookup JRR Tolkien's quote about allegory and that pretty much sums up my feelings on this book.

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Tried to like it

The concept was decent but the main character just doesn't make sense when you take the whole package into consideration.

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Book 1 is OK but 2 is rubbish and I bet 3 worse

REMEMBER! This is my opinion - you folks are probably more patient than me.

The title says it all. Like most of us, I've been waiting a long time for coherent well-narrated fantasy. So I heard the sample - took a chance - Book One of this series kept me interested without exciting me but hey - better than nothing, right? Book One has enough to make you think = "OK, I'll get the rest."

Mistake - Book two meanders all around the place in a way that befuddles. Every chapter beginning causes a bitter "Now where the ?%@# are we? So frustrating that I didn't finish that stupid thing and won't attempt Book Three.
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Sorry to be a downer - Still waiting for the next Land, for the next Demon Accords, for the next Peter Grant, for the next Saxon Tales, and of course the next Dresden, or at least something that is worth listening too.. Sigh -

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it sucked big green donkey dick! And the narrator

it sucked ASS! AND the narrator sounded like that dude on ferris bueler. butler, bueler

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  • Bret
  • 09-11-19

Not a style of writing that grabs me.

Loved the concept but it sounded like someone reading a shipping inventory.
I got bored early and kept waiting for it to grab me. I finished the book but 8t was hard work and had me drifting off into my own thoughts regularly