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  • He Who Fights with Monsters 5

  • A LitRPG Adventure (He Who Fights with Monsters, Book 5)
  • Written by: Shirtaloon, Travis Deverell
  • Narrated by: Heath Miller
  • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (960 ratings)

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He Who Fights with Monsters 5

Written by: Shirtaloon,Travis Deverell
Narrated by: Heath Miller
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Publisher's Summary

Jason has discovered that his homeworld is not what he thought. What’s more, the rest of the planet is on the precipice of sharing his revelation.

With magic on the rise and forces pulling him in multiple directions, Jason is faced with challenges greater than ever before.

Even as his power reaches new and incredible heights, he is faced with the realization that going beyond his best is still not enough.

About the series: Experience an isekai culture clash as a laid-back Australian finds himself in a very serious world. See him gain suspiciously evil powers through a unique progression system combining cultivation and traditional LitRPG elements. Enjoy a weak-to-strong story with a main character who earns his power without overshadowing everyone around him, with plenty of loot, adventurers, gods and magic. Rich characters and world-building offer humor, political intrigue and slice-of-life elements alongside lots of monster fighting and adventure.

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Good story going the way of Airwolf

I am a huge fan of this series. It is engaging, entertaining, and fun, and I can't wait to read the next one. Unfortunately, the success of the first books is leading to a frustrating situation with the latest ones.

The author has over 600 chapters written, and you can read them all online if you'd like. The audiobooks are selections of those chapters that the author/editor chooses to lump together to make a book. I'm not sure if it's a product of greed or trying to stretch the series out to allow more time to continue writing but something awful is happening.

The first three books seemed like full, coherent novels that the narrator did a great job turning into an audiobook. The narrator is still doing a fantastic job but the books are getting shorter and less novel-like. The fourth and fifth books just seem to end. There's no resolution of conflict, no real climax or satisfying transition from one problem into another that sets up the next book in the series. The last two books seem like someone just threw a dart at the chapter list and wherever it stuck, that's where they end one book and start the other. The books have been getting appreciably shorter with the next one to be released next month being 10ish hours shorter than the first ones.

I'm going to continue to read these cause the story is awesome and the narrator does a great job but it's heartbreaking to see a wonderful series devolve into a money-making conveyor belt of unfinished and unsatisfying installments in what should be an epic story.

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The end of this book just ends randomly

Jason isn't a hero, and he certainly isn't Batman, but that's what he's being made out to be. The solitary hero that can never be happy.

Major spoilers ahead

Killing off virtually everyone close to Jason wasn't the the emotional turmoil that it should have been. Greg and Kaito weren't characters that bore a lot of emotional weight, and killing off Asya left a bitter taste in my mouth, despite characters constantly telling Jason that he's not Batman, that's exactly what he's being portrayed as, a forced loner that isn't allowed to make emotional connections without them being killed off.

Also this book ended halfway through and not even on a cliffhanger, there is no strong final event that builds suspense, they are just in the middle of travel and the book suddenly ends. It feels like it was getting too long and was forced to end as not to be a 40 hour book. Or maybe the book was taking too long and a publication due date was hit before a proper ending could be written.

This whole series isn't going to have a satisfying ending, I can feel it now. After all, how do you go up from not only saving the world, or even two worlds but also the very existence of the universe?

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Loving this series,

Great story with lots of quick wit and humor catching you off guard at perfect time. Can't wait for more books!!! Already pre-ordered #9

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Realistic Writing

The story is going amazing, well developed Characters, rising stakes, and great humor! There are a lot of people who came from the first 3 books who were expecting these next three to be similar, and were very disappointed when it wasn't, and I've got to say, I don't think they completely understand why Earth is written as it is.

To me, the Author has written in the reasons on why Earth doesn't have much action in it, and why it's all political. I mean, it bloody Earth, Our modern Earth. Everything is Political, everything is up for a price for power and influence. Why would Magic be any different? It's not Harry Potter, teachers don't run the political world, Politicians run the world, and they are morally corrupt, and not completely all there.

This is proper realistic writing for our world, and I love it.

As for the complaints about Jason not being a developed character, that's incorrect. Jason changes, he doesn't bite back as much, he takes responsibility, he doesn't throw people off anymore and uses more to make his opponents make rash decisions mid battle. It's great!

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I’m Addicted!

It’s literally a binge event for me. I so stoked
To listen to the next book! Love the humour in it.

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Liking it better than book 4

I think that y'all should give the narrator more time to work on the story. There's a lot of characters and for some reason, he misread Akari's name 3 times so far (I still have 9 hours to go).

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Disappointing

I thought the fourth book was boring and destroying what I liked about the series then I tried to listen to book five…. I’m done with this one not even going to waste my less then valued time. Perhaps if the character wasn’t such a Hippocrates and would get out of the “real world” ( so disappointing) it would have kept me but after the disappointing fourth and now the continuing of disappointment I’m done with it. Thanks for the first 3 I guess.

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a bit much

I enjoyed the first few books but this book was terrible. all the talk of dimensional structure takes away from the story and makes it feel like more of a text book. the story is flat lining for me. the MC was so funny and cheeky in other books now he just mopes around. I get that a lot of trauma can be hard but seriously everyone in the book constantly tells him it's ok. this book was tedious and I feel like maybe the author is rushing to put books out. I was happy Jason came back to earth but they could have done so much more with this

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Book 5 Another Treat!

Although ‘out of this reality’ the banter, sarcasm and outrageousness of Jason adds humour to what could otherwise be a very dark story. Ready to dive into Book 6!

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a good continuation

Loved pretty much every minute of it. Continuing to be sassy, funny, and an overall great time.

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