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Life Reset: Hobnobbing

New Era Online Book 3
Written by: Shemer Kuznits
Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Having survived the first wave of invading players, Oren now seeks to strengthen his clan. With the Breeder's Den destroyed and most of Goblin's Gorge's resources devoted to rebuilding, his best hope lies in creating an army of golems. But for that, he needs Viridium, a rare metal that can only be obtained from hobgoblin towns, where Oren and his clan of goblins are viewed as nothing more than potential slaves. To make his way in the game, and to defeat his former guild, Oren's ingenuity alone will not be enough. He will need to conquer his deepest fears and tap into his inner monster.  

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:     

Jeff Hays - Narration, Music, Sound Design   

Laurie Catherine Winkel - Raystia, Yulli   

Annie Ellicott - Misa, Lolo, Duladeen   

Dalton Lynne - Proofing, Editing   

Ahmed Mahmoud - Production, Editing, Mastering, Music, Sound Design

©2019 Shemer Kuznits (P)2019 Shemer Kuznits

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finally!!! oh thank God!!

I dont even need to listen to it to know it's good this is a great litrpg series! time to dig in peeps much love! I will update with a proper review in 1 day I'm about to binge it

wow talk about cliff hanger! 😂😂 the sound effects were on point as expected from Jeff hays 5 stars across the map amazing book! hurry with the next one! Wait there will be a next one right? Some how it doesn't feel like this story is done too many loose ends I fully expect another one if not...ahh well it was a good ride.

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Can’t wait for the next book

This book entrenches us in another facet of dynamics of the world that gave me another vision of the possible interactions with the locals.
The climactic final battle is one that kept me on my feet and guessing.
The finale opens a lot of possibilities of continuation.

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predictable maybe fun yes.

I liked the story. Orens actions are pretty predictable and the majority of the story plays out as a power fantasy.

also Vic is a asshole.... 😁

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awesome

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. I have been listening to alot of litrpg audiobooks lately and this one did not disappoint.

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A fantastic addition to the series!

My favourite in the series, so far! Lots of fun. New locations without leaving the trest behind. Great development and resolution!(?)

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Still enjoying

If you like the last two books you will still like this one. Usually don't like multiple narrators but I didn't mind it this time. The music and sound effects are a nice touch but the voice quality varied in quality at moments, think it was just post cut edits.

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A bit desappointed

The end is just weird, I was expecting too much maybe, all of that to get a one side fight

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  • Jackson
  • 2019-08-30

Good series that falls apart spectacularly

I really enjoyed reading/listening to these books, so it became that much more disappointing by the utter garbage that was an ending. I’m not sure how it can even be redeemed in a 4th book outside of telling everyone to pretend the ending of the third book was a bad totem dream.

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  • ArtDadofER
  • 2019-07-29

Absolutely hated the ending

The last two chapters were awful, plot points were ignored, and the build up to the ending wasn't even there. It totally fell flat. I feel like I wasted my time on this one. The first two books were amazing, this one, not so much.

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-06-19

Strange ending to the trilogy

This book does fall off relative to the other 2 in the series. As a LitRPG style book, it follows many of the conventions of this genre, and indeed the world established continues from the other 2 in the series. Without trying to give too much away, I'll try and detail out some of the issues as to why this book has gotten so many negative reviews as compared to the other 2, though you may infer some heavily hinted at spoilers from this review, if not directly outlined....

First off, there is the whole "quest line" as described at the end of book 2- the MC takes a trip to a hobgoblin city to establish a trade route, to eventually try to be able to see the ultimate expression of his sphere golem creations. This whole thing feels little more than a side quest, but fully takes up roughly 2/3rds of the book- it's considerably more tedious and less interesting without the stakes that were in the other 2 books. It's not completely horrible, but it just doesn't hold your interest. Eventually, the "dread totem" continues to build and plan for the betterment of his people and his eventual revenge against his old guild, the "manapulators" in the last part of the book, which is much like the storyline from other 2 books had been headed.

Second, the last big battle in this book is accompanied by a great amount of expanded sound effects, and even a game themed soundtrack that plays alongside the narration during the battle. It's ridiculous and annoying, subtracting from the overall enjoyment of the audio performance as opposed to adding to it (IMHO)- it's just too "over the top".

Lastly, the apparent conclusion to the series wrapped up in the final 2 hours of the book. The V.i. storyline comes to fruition, and the whole plot line of the 3 books takes a radical shift into a new direction. The characters that you invested in over the 3 books are not well wrapped up in terms of their story arc, to the point that you wonder if this really is the end of the trilogy or not. If it is, then it's extremely unsatisfying, as I don't think anyone (with the exception of Vic) winds up with a fully resolved conclusion.

I suspect that we'll get a 4th book in the series perhaps, as this just does not feel like a satisfying ending, but that will be completely up to the author. Exactly what he has planned for this world and these characters from here out (if anything) is anyone's guess.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-06-05

disappointment

I am very disappointed that you ended to series this is one of the best litrpg series there is and it was so much more story to be told. the book was going so good until the ending that you rush

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  • Crispy Bacon
  • 2019-06-08

The M Night Shyamalan of LITRPG

This is not a compliment in any way.

This series is trying to shock you with the typical 1 twist wonder that you only see from crappy directors above. I am actually dissappointed because not only did I see this coming, I was actually hoping it wouldn't happen. Now that is has, I see the huge lost potential in such a unique idea for a book.

I am starting to not like the main character and would have preferred more of the book to be about Rastia and her mission. There was so much potential for exploit in such a flawed system, I'm surprised the author didn't capitalize on it. All that was accomplished was a mission that was doomed to fail from the start, and only through dumb luck did it all turn out in the end. Sad

As was said before by other commenters, the ending was bad. My suggestion is to skip to the end to save yourself the 14 hours of buildup that turns out to be worth nothing, because it all goes to waste. Terrible letdown for fans. Might as well told us that the entire book is a dream and the main character wakes up just to forget it 2 hours later...

The one good thing that came out of the ending is that Vic is no longer going to be around and annoying as ever. Would rather have the Aussi guy take over permanently, He was awesome!

Come on Shemer, you can do better!

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  • Trina
  • 2019-11-05

Don't Let The Negative Reviews Stop You!!

This 3rd book in the set is an absolutely amazing piece.

It just like the many game worlds it is based off of has a mixture of everything and as such not everything is pure combat but what combat there is, is extremely well done. The ending is fantastic and without giving spoilers, it receives far more hate than it deserves.

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  • vince mora III
  • 2019-10-02

great story

easy to visualize the story and the battles with great detail but not so much that it dulls the story

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  • Thomas Kay
  • 2019-10-02

excellent storyline

you know I have listened to other lit RPG books and many start to go downhill this is not one of them. the narration performance and story is consistent and keeps on growing I especially like how the environment keeps on expanding in the author is growing this interesting world and the interesting perception of the protagonist. many books such as chaos seed also gloss over what happens to the real body in the real world this book addresses it head-on I love this book I think it is a welcome addition and recommend anyone this trilogy. I also like the hints at the end of the book that will lead into a fourth book. great job

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  • Gpop
  • 2019-09-29

When is book 4!?!?!?

Another exciting and entertaining entry in Shemer Kuznits fantastical world of Goblins! Please, don’t stop creating sequels to this story line. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Abdalmonam
  • 2019-07-23

Bad ending, disappointing sound effects

I did not believe my eyes when I saw the 3rd book of the series up on audible. I got it and listened to it immediately. I was surprised to hear the annoying sound effects that don't even match the sound they are supposed to portray. It was very distracting and out of context. I guess it would've been better without them.

the story however not what I was expecting, I was used to a certain standard and suspense. whereas this book was boring and full of side quests that even got the main character bored. it seems as though the author gave up on the story and just wanted to finish it.

I wanted to see the breeder den back online so we can learn about new classes and have different characters added to the village. the village was one of the things I loved about this book because we got to see it being built from scratch. but here it was ignored and left behind all for a non essential resource ( the viridium ).

totally let down, I hope this is just a filled in the series.

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