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  • I'm the Bad Guy

  • A Supervillain LitRPG Adventure
  • Written by: Simon Archer
  • Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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I'm the Bad Guy

Written by: Simon Archer
Narrated by: Zachary Johnson
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Publisher's Summary

Level Up. Kill Everyone Else. Take Their Stuff. 

All Dantem ever wanted was one teeny tiny, almost insignificant thing....

Vengeance on those who wronged him. 

When he’s suddenly recruited by the world’s largest video game company, he will finally have a way to achieve his dream. 

Assuming, of course, he has no problem being the bad guy.

©2020 Simon Archer (P)2021 Simon Archer

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Okay book with a strong narrator

The book itself is probably one of the better books from the author. However the narrator really brought it to life

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Well done well done

clever mc. a fun story. a good purchase hope you all give it a try

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Decent

Quite the enjoyable listen.An MC who isnt afraid of being an alpha, and an author who keeps the character consistent. The NSFW parts were tastefully done and didn't detract from the story. The side characters are developed although the love interests could use a bit of work in the next book.
The performance was alright but the editing could have been a bit better. There was also some parts where the narrators voice would change pitch mid speech and then revert back. Overall I feel that I'm probably nitpicking an entertaining read.

Looking forward to the next one.

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Amazing

The overall story is amazing 👏 it's rare to listen to stories like this with a purely evil mc and I just wish for the second one rn so badly 😢

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  • ryan
  • 2021-06-25

ok

ok normally Simon is a hit or miss author form me I love some of his books an don't much care for others but this one was awesome I well be following this series of his very closely. I'm ready for the next one

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  • Jaycobb
  • 2021-07-13

Sorta Amazing.

Overall this is Really well written, but I would compare it to a well made Alfa version of a game, the setting, the mechanics, the story are all done really well, but overall it lacks content. A lot of questions are answered with just ‘game logic’. And out of the 9+ hours of play time at least a full 1/3 is description of people and things, or some massive exposition dump. And another 1/3 is dedicated to the opening,

What should’ve taken 3-4 novels was craned into just one, so the MC is basically just jumping from boss fight, to boss fight. The build up is just glossed over and you never really get a sense for how dangerous the enemy is supposed to be, so their never really feels like their are any stakes in the table. It’s like the author realized they spent way to much time building the outside world and had to cram something together for wean we finally got in the game.

The setting is one of my favorite, it’s a fairly (if not completely) Unique take on an isekai. And using a clever cover to built directly into the story to allow the author to effectively power-boost/retcon the MC with an in book cannon justification. I don’t particularly care for it, but it fits, and works well.

the MC playing the villain is not original but it is somewhat rare. With a fun juxtaposition on the hero and villain. With the MC caring more about the innocent NPC’s he’s robing than the hero’s trying to stop him.

my main praise for this is the characters. Their well written for the most part, and the writer sticks to their characters outline in behavior (which is apparently really hard because I’ve found vary few authors who can do that). No one dose something out of place ‘because plot’ the Mc doesn’t do something blatantly stupid ‘because plot’. The MC is supposed to be a clever, intelligent, problem solver, with a serious knack for adaptation, And He Is those things! … than again, a lot of what happens in the book is glossed over or ‘yada yada’ed into the corner as unimportant.

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  • robert pitchure
  • 2021-07-21

no breaks on this one

dam this is a breath for fresh air. frist time in awhile that I've read a story where the char is a villain. even longer sense I've enjoyed a mc who actually thinks! 11/10 now I got to debate going to read book 2 or wait for the next audiobook.

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  • sean
  • 2021-09-01

playing the villain

this was a Great read from start to finish. really had that good mix of being a bad guy but one who cared. I can't wait for the next book.

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  • David-Alan Hight
  • 2021-07-06

Nice

we need more books that has bad guys as the Mc.
please do more.

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  • Illya Allman
  • 2022-04-05

good with issues

why do so many authors nowadays resort to harem novels?
you take a good story that has a reasonable set of characters and of course you have to throw in little boys wish fulfillment.
this cheapens the book and makes it uncomfortable to read when you hit those parts.
a quarter of the way into a good super villain superhero book you get slammed with the character suddenly having a overcharge labito, and 50 Shades of Gray stupidity....
I wanted to see how the plot line went so I went ahead and listen to the rest of it even though I skipped forward whenever they were having the sex play.
sad really that you decided to throw that into an otherwise good experience .

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  • Chasen
  • 2021-09-02

Good for a book inspired by a pop song

A rather refreshing book with a villain pov reminiscent of super sales on super heros but in my opinion better. I hope the next book comes out soon.

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  • Justin
  • 2021-08-31

The narration in this is a work of art.

Let's get to the facts: Over powered main character. Made me *actually* laugh a few times. Unique story. LitRPG elements. A lot of 'handwavium'. Those are all pluses for me, but they might not be for you.

The story is a 5/5 for me. The NARRATION IS AMAZING. 6/5. Over 500 audiobooks and mostly LitRPG and this has taken the #1 spot for best Narration of LitRPG. When you hear Crazy Kane for the first time, you'll understand.

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  • Alphonzo
  • 2021-07-18

Awesome Book

Simon Archer is a genius! This story is remarkable with an MC you will love. Zachary Johnson’s performance is amazing! Masterful Job with Book 1!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-07-13

a different and enjoyable take on litrpg.

I quite enjoyed this although it got a little predictable at the end. need 15 words to finish my review

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