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Sully

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cringey dialogue, endless exposition

Au global
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-11-28

I want to like this book but, the amount of times I found myself audibly groaning over the cringe worthy dialogue made it hard to see it through to the end. If it's not cringey, its endless exposition about the convoluted power system that features terms like "Rank A" as though it were a video game but isnt. This story is set in a fantasy world that uses RPG terminology like Mobs and Loot and even the dungeon itself is essentially pulling up stat sheets for item drops. It just doesn't work. I've read a lot of RPGLit and this is one of the worst yet. More time is invested in trying to explain the system of the world using out of place RPG terms than is spent building the world or story. I'd probably rank this book a little higher than I did if it weren't so questionable that it has so many 5 stars for being such a below average book.

Fantastic performance

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-02-12

I loved this book. It's a wonderful fusion of video gaming and fantasy and I've never come across a book that could give a character multiple dpths the way this book does. Having a lead character who is experiencing a fantasy world through the prospective of a video game wonderfully captures how I feel playing traditional RPGs and your attachment that grows towards every little thing. I can understand that it may not be for everyone as the listing of character stats and resources can be tedious or boring, but for me these are the things I love in video games. The writer created a world that felt so much like a real game I truly want to play. To boot, the reader was fantastic. There were so many unique voices that helped me immediately invision every character without needing to name them for me to know who was speaking. The subtle sound texturing through out was never jarring and helped me feel more in the world. This is probably one of the best audio performances I've come across in the 30 or so books I've listened to on audible.