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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to The Land, Audible's 2018 Customer Favorite!

Enter a mesmerizing tale reminiscent of the wonder of Ready Player One and the adventure of Game of Thrones

Book 1 of a 7 Book series that will Amaze and Delight you for weeks! 

Tricked into a world of banished gods, demons, goblins, sprites and magic, Richter must learn to meet the perils of The Land and begin to forge his own kingdom. Actions have consequences across The Land, with powerful creatures and factions now hell-bent on Richter's destruction. 

Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm? 

A tale to shake "The Land" itself, measuring 10/10 on the Richter scale, how will Richter's choices shape the future of The Land and all who reside in it? Can he grow his power to meet the deadliest of beings of the land? When choices are often a shade of grey, how will Richter ensure he does not become what he seeks to destroy? 

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What listeners say about The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

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Would be great if it wasn't LitRPG

I enjoyed most of listening to this, and the reader did a fine job, and the story is good, but I just can't do LitRPGs in Audiobook format. I stopped after only a couple chapters and downloaded the book and read it normally. Every time I had to listen to them read out the character status page or all the details of every item picked up, I died a little inside, but none of that is the fault of the author or the reader, that's just a problem with all audiobooks in this particular subgenre

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Amazing!

A wonderful start to a series that I have no doubt will be great. The level up sounds are an acquired taste, but fit given the genre. I am now fully in love with the LITRPG genre after listening to this book. It fuses my love of Fantasy and Video games perfectly. It also makes me want to log onto my PC and embark on another ESO quest.

The narrator was amazing with the different characters, and.the writer is clearly skilled at story telling. I've already procured book 2, and will be starting it immediately.

Also, as a side note, for those who are put off by the level up noises, the best I can tell you is that I was too at first, but they decrease in frequency and become tolerable as an acquired taste.

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Fantastic Story

Great listen, Nick Podehl is a master of his art he really brings this great story to life.

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worst thing I've ever read.

the concept of this book is good, but the writing, characters, and overall plot are garbage. it's only saving grace is that the narrator is quite good. do not buy.

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fun story

great writing and better narration. a bit short at just under 10 hours, still enjoyed it immensely

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Superb

Theres sound effects, theres different voices, the book is amazing. This became my favorite book very quickly. Highly recommend.

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Can’t wait for another book.

One of the best series I have listened to. Please write more! I’m already listening to it again. Can’t put it down.

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Imaginitative Book Series

The recording #Audible1 was a amazing and actually felt like I was in the series. The recording group does not just record the narrator but add in sounds to liven up the video game experience. Can feel the characters. So much is going on and shit hits the fan and just so good. Totally recommend this book.

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Great Book, Brilliant Narrator

The story has a unique premise for a litrpg novel, setting it apart from other works like Eden's Gate or Sword Art. The author writes the main character Richter with a very cavalier style that is addicting to listen to. The narrator though is what makes me prefer the audiobook to the ebook, his performance is stellar and sound effects are well used.

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Enjoyable litrpg

Easy to listen to, I thought the narrator did an excellent job. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in litrpg.

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  • forhakim
  • 2019-09-22

Less Story More Interruptions

This was my first audio book in the LitRPG genre. I don't know if it's just this book, or the genre, that didn't quite work for me. The story was good, but character development was ordinary at best. But that's not the biggest problem. The main issue is the constant and very very long status updates that break up the narration/progress of story. The protagonist goes about his tasks, accomplishes something, and the narration gets interrupted by something like "Congratulations. You have accomplished X task. You have earned X points and X rewards and your status is now X and your strength is now X and your health is now X and you have achieved level X in X skills..." Such updates happen too frequently and go on for far too long. If this were a print book I could skip it, but in audio book format you don't even have that option. This completely fractured the listening experience for me. As for the character development: one book into the series, I am not emotionally invested in the protagonist's story enough to buy book 2. Sorry, but pass.

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  • Thomas Newingham
  • 2018-12-27

not very good

honestly I felt like I was listening to somebody else play Skyrim. it was an okay book not really worth the amount of money that I spent. I wouldn't want to listen to any of the other ones in the series.

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  • Erica Schmidt
  • 2018-09-22

Stellar Narration! Style tailored to Gamers

I'm a gamer. I drove from Oregon to New Jersey in a week... and driving 10 hours a day was boring! I listened to 3 books, a ton of NPR and I was looking for something different. I missed my games!

I already listened to another litrpg, the GOD AWFUL, "Tamer: King of Dinosaurs" and needed to try something proven... not what was clearly a grown man's pathetic teenage sex fantasy.

I was not disappointed by this book.

Hear me out. If you're a gamer you'll know what I'm talking about: Sometimes when you're playing games more than living a normal life, gaming elements start to incorporate into your dreams. You'll have a top-down view, a HUD, or an inventory in your dreams. Sometimes you'll loot something like a tree stump in the middle of nightmare, and when you wake up... you kind of wish you were still dreaming. When games mix into your dreams, you get the best out of both the real world and the virtual world!

That's what makes LitRPG so cool!

The main character gets sucked into a world governed by game mechanics, and rather than (more realistically) lament losing everything he's ever known or loved... he just sort of rolls with it! Haha! "Hmmm that was wierd. Ooh there's a person with a quest notification over her head... guess I better check it out!" Weeks later he's made friends, started a village, and only occasionally has he reminisced about his old Earth life... not ONCE does he ask, how did I get here and how the fuck do I get out? He's pretty much in heaven.

It does get a little exhausting listening to each and every stat block listed out... or all the loot descriptions... but like I said, the narrator is stellar. Occasionally I wondered if they got a different actor for certain characters... but no, he's just that versatile.

This is not Game of Thrones. This is not Harry Potter... This is like... maybe an manga novella?? I've never read one of those sooooo yeah. This is light reading to say the least. Young Adult for sure... but fun enough for this 37 y.o. gamer ;)

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  • William P. Fowler
  • 2018-08-01

Simply terrible.

two dimensional Mary Sue with no motivation or personality has everything go right for him.

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  • Ole Magnus Waaler
  • 2020-06-05

just no

I just can't, with the sound effects and awkward gamification style. it's not for me

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  • James Clendenning
  • 2020-12-22

made me sleepy

i did not finish it, in truth i didn't make it very far.
for me personally, i need something to keep me awake. wit, fun, funny.

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  • Gregory Millar
  • 2020-03-12

A mediocre tale saved by a fantastic narrator

Let's start where this audio book really shines: The narrator, Nick Podehl.

The versatility of his voice acting and the energy he puts into the narration is second to none. His delivery is so amazing that it single-handedly makes this an enjoyable experience well-worth the time, if not necessarily worth full price.

Which brings us to the story itself: It's mediocre at best. To describe it as succinctly as I can: The story is a displacement power-fantasy WoW fanfiction with built-in game mechanics. If that doesn't sound so hot to you, that's because it really isn't.

That synopsis by itself would be a hard sell, but the story does little to capitalize on what might otherwise be a "but wait until you read it!" moment where a bad sounding idea turns out to include a fun twist. The plot is largely predictable, lacking anything truly insightful or new, there are many forced references and memes tossed in haphazardly, the author occasionally doesn't know the meaning of some of the words he uses (such as deadpan), there is an intermittent issue with telling and not showing, the narrative occasionally dives into unneeded author-tract, and the game mechanics slid quickly from quirky to obnoxious as they're used primarily as a mechanism to dump low-effort exposition on the listener and accelerate character relationships.

Coupled with all this is a staggeringly uninteresting protagonist who gets all of the toys at the cost of having little in the way of personality. Now, having a blank-slate of a character could be useful for developing an audience avatar, but that's not really what this one is built as. Instead we get a cavalier dude-bro who faces a few early setbacks culminating in a couple moments of angst. Moments which are then quickly overshadowed by his being emotionally unaffected by pretty much everything else that happens to him for the rest of the book. He does have a few moments where he spouts some self-righteous platitudes or has meandering internal examinations, but those serve only as the occasional reminder that he's not very deep as a character. In his favor, he is never needlessly jerkish to others as many power-fantasy protagonists tend to be, but not being a completely irredeemable misanthrope is, sadly, the best and only thing he's really got going for him.

The whole story feels like a missed opportunity. The writing, aside from the breakstep nonsense of the narrative game-mechanics, is well paced; the characters who aren't the protagonist are relatively interesting; the descriptions of setting, when they are provided, are succinct yet evocative; and there are occasional amusing moments between the characters where the potential of the author shines through. However, instead of offering interesting deconstructions and counters to the tropes of gaming communities, the story instead wholly embraces even the more tired cliches without really examining or offering a new take on them. So, while it could have been really ground-breaking and new addition to the fantasy genre, instead you have is a story about a bland gamer becoming a MMORPG character who isn't hampered by level caps or class restrictions. You can find hundreds of those on fanfiction sites for free if you really want to read them, though I don't personally recommend that.

Unfortunately for those authors, they don't have an amazing narrator to carry their work.

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  • Austin Worwood
  • 2019-10-03

Blasted with vulgarity first paragraph.

I wish books had ratings for the content like movies or games do. Not a pleasant experience to be unexpectedly blasted with vulgarity in the first chapter. Hard to find good fantasy adventures for the whole family these days.

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  • Colt
  • 2018-08-03

Not What I Expected, but SO GOOD!!!

When people think of a novel they many times see the normal arc of intro, conflict, climax, and resolution. This book takes that concept and throws it to the wind! It builds upon it self with many different stories, all having there own arcs, all at once. These stories intertwine in a way that feels natural and fluid. Also if you are like me and love to see things grow from humble beginnings to something spectacular than you will absolutely love this book!

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  • Mr R R A Boyd
  • 2019-06-28

New to audio books - It blew my mind how good!

I have a long commute for work and decided to try audio books. After looking at suggestions then I seen the reviews for this book, and wondered if they really could be this good... as I am new to this genre of books then I did not know what to expect.

It is without doubt some of the most creative writing I have come across, humorous, witty, drama and romance, all brought together by the narrator who does a brilliant job in bringing to life this book. It has made me enjoy the commute to work and anywhere else I can now listen to this and I am now on book 4 and can't wait to listen to books 5-7.

It is best money I have spend in years and totally worth the $'s. Congrats to Aleron Kong who in my mind should have more recognition for this outstanding work.

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  • legionsama
  • 2018-07-14

Very good !

very good performance and a very good book I already buy the next 3 book ! if you know or like light novel you will probably like this book.