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The Idle System: The New Journey

A LITRPG Series, Book 1
Written by: Pegaz A.
Narrated by: Roman Howell
Series: The Idle System, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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There's a single ambition no man can reject: immortality. 

For John, death was merely the beginning. Transmigrating into a new world granted him an opportunity to change his view on life. With power and immortality as new goals, he is willing to pay any price. Unfortunately, there are those willing to take advantage of him and his unfamiliarity with a new world. Shadows behind the curtains, unwilling to reveal themselves, will trick him into doing their bidding.  

Now, John faces an entire kingdom on his own. Deceived? Conned? They don't care. His actions carry a sin none of them are willing to forgive. With the world as an enemy, John will fight to accomplish his goals. His path will be stopped by no one. 

Listen to this novel to enjoy a journey of self-discovery, ambition, and revenge. 

©2018 John Allen (P)2019 John Allen

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  • Cody
  • 2019-03-06

Surprisingly fun.

There's something oddly satisfying about a main character who has little to no conscience. Our guy starts his adventure out on an unknown world by discovering he now has an ability called idle system. To be honest I've never heard of that type of game before, but after finding out what it actually was I realized I've played a few games like that. Anyway, the author does a bad job of explaining to us, as if we're already supposed to know what it is. I was very confused by the explanation. Hell, the character seemed just as confused for a while as well.


After that it's just ramps up continuesly. Our boy seems to care very little about taking life. The first glimpse of this is when he decides to hunt a species of monster bear to extinction, because he got caught under one and literally had to eat it off him after he punched it to death. Then he takes on assassin jobs with no hint of remorse at all. Essentially after he finds out killing humans can speed his grown. He starts trying to find excuses to kill people, even going so far as to willing go to jail for two days for a bar fight so he can kill criminals in "self defense". And it just gets crazier from there.


The main character, or only character really, doesn't seem to care about much else but getting stronger. No greater goal, no friends, no nothing. Hell, he barely stops killing long enough to sell his stuff. If your looking for character development, world building, or serous plot, then your barking up the wrong tree. However, if your looking for pure fun and entertainment then I doubt you'll find much better in the genre. I found myself grinning thorough most of this book. There's something oddly freeing about listening to a character with no inhibitions, no emotional hang ups, or a goody goody. Dudes in it for himself, and I'm completely cool with that. I've listened to probably over 100 litrpg books at this point, and I recommend this to anyone that wants to take a break on a book that didn't take itself to seriously, or at least I don't.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-05

Get Nick podehl or Jeff Hayes next time!!!

I've been listening to audiobooks since I was in high school, I've been and audible member for 5 years now. I don't get why anyone would hire someone who obviously cannot narrate a book. The Man sounds like he's reading to a third grade class for the first time. Don't waste your money on someone who isn't going to perform. It's pointless, and it completely obliterates the chance of sales on the audiobook. When someone can't narrate properly and everyone suffers all around. Your book sales, my ears, no one's happy. Fix-It

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  • Paul
  • 2019-05-16

Awful

I forced myself to give this book a full hour of listening. The narrator has decent reading skills, but cant pronounce the word Miscelaneous correctly, and does not differentiate characters with any alternate voices. The story has no characterization at all. The main character is described as "just a regular guy" who one day walks to his car, has an apparent heart attack, and wakes up in a new world. He then spends hours in this new world without noticing that he is naked other than some boots. The hour I spent in this book was painful. I really wanted to like this book, I gave it an extra star because the premise of an idle game is unique to the litrpg genre at least.

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  • Michael
  • 2019-05-30

Interesting concept, flawed recording, good story

If you don't want to read the whole review the title says most of it. First off the recording on this first in the series has a serious humming noise anytime the narrator speaks. I am not sure if the narrator is new but he is a bit wooden early on in the book, the story and concept kept me listening. From what I understood in the book the main character is supposed to be British and he has an american accent.

I can only imagine if this was read by one of the top notch narrators. I would have given it 5 stars across.

I have listened to the first 3 books of the series and the narrator does "grow" in that his narration gets better. The hum noise is only heard on the first book and only when listening through headphones.

I have listened to a lot of the litrpg and life change type novels on audible. This was a refreshing take on the litrpg genre. I could almost imagine cookie clicker in the first part of the book when the character started growing his skills. I did enjoy that it is NOT an angsty novel about killing and doing things you wouldn't normally do to "level up".

If this is ever re-recorded I would suggest you have a second narrator read the system messages and the character sheet when it is read. It would give a more system feel to it.

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  • Petter
  • 2019-03-08

Great start for Pegaz

Eve online leveling, one punch man action and prince of thorns power hunger and morales . Nice to see a book without any harem. really looking forward to the next book.

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  • Klint
  • 2019-10-23

Not worth it


The MC is basically the only character that gets any attention and he is:

- Overpowered
- psychopath
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-14

interesting story, lackluster narration

I had trouble listening to this audiobook due to the narrators lack of inflection and it honestly seemed like he was just trying to read the book as fast as he could.

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  • Riley
  • 2019-03-23

A lazy story about a lazy protagonist

Garbage is the best word I can use to describe it. Thought it might be a fun read, but it is unimaginative and superbly boring. With plot conveniences left and right. If you are looking for a waste of time go play an actual idle game it would be more fulfilling than this. This writing is really just lazy and rushed. Please don't waste you money on a book where the protagonist can't even tell that he is naked. No I'm not even kidding about that.

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  • tygh
  • 2020-04-19

Horrible

Honestly I wish I could get my time back! The narrator was so bad I couldn’t focus on anything else!

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  • Jeremy M.
  • 2019-09-08

Mc is a Sociopath

First half dozen pages are a story. After that it’s like it’s written by a kid serial killer

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