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The Land: Founding: A LitRPG Saga

Chaos Seeds, Book 1
Written by: Aleron Kong
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (269 ratings)
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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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Facebook Author Page: facebook.com/LitRPGbooks  

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Patreon: patreon.com/AleronKong - I am an indie author, no publisher. If you’re like access to early chapters of unreleased books or even to have yourself written into the books, check out my patreon. Help me make more books! 

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Not for me

I suppose I just didn't understand what litRPG was when I dove into this, so this isn't to say that the content wouldn't be what someone else is looking for, I just believe the story would benefit from not being interrupted by pings and notifications constantly reminding you that the character is not in an organic world/realm. The constant forced humour from the main character seems plainly out of character, how quickly he adapts and accepts to being thrown into a new world with no idea of how to leave is unbelievable, and any attempts to make him relatable make me want to distance myself from that person. The only time he had ever swung his fists were at "frat boys when they got too close to his female friends"? come on...

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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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  • Tim
  • 2018-10-28

Smugness Abounds

I got about halfway through this book. I'm clearly in the minority since I only purchased this book based on the number of high reviews. Richter reminds me of a child playing an RPG who rage quits the game because his friends aren't playing fair. The author seems to be transparently showing off his "cleverness" in using the Richter to outsmart NPC type characters.

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On the fence at first.

I was on the fence about this book to start, and honestly if it wasn't for nick podhel I might not have given it more of a chance. The stat sheet read outs are tedious, and better meant for books. But the story is fun, Richter is a fun character to get to know and I'm somehow now on the 4th book in as many weeks. Each book leaves you wanting more. They are also not long or particularly difficult and in depth booms, but engaging enough to listen to for the time, and the world-building through quests and mishaps keeps it interesting. And as a fan of RPGs it's a cool take on the genre.

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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 and series!

I stumbled onto what this genre called LitRPG. I’m a big gamer and this great to listen to while at work or commuting. The voice work is great and keeps me well engaged with what going on. I’m now on book 7 and still happy with it all.
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  • PRG
  • 2018-09-13

Excellent Read

An easy listen, following the storyline and enough action to keep you interested. In other words, I brought the next book in rhe series.

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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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Good introduction to the world of lit rpgs

This was my first lit rpg and having been a longtime fan of dog games, both tabletop and electronic, I was pleasantly surprised. The author and narrator were able to accurately capture the nuances of a typical gamer relating to characters in a fantasy world.

Really looking forward to see how this shapes up as a series.

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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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  • George
  • 2019-04-14

Unbelievable series

First review I have ever written, but I wanted to give kudos to the author and narrator. Hard to believe that Dr. Kong was writing this in the evenings while still maintaining a busy physician practice during the day. Despite being self-published, the book was remarkably polished and the creativity and depth of The Land is truly something to behold (the next 6 books are just as good). And Nick Podehl's ability to create specific voices for all of the characters, then maintain those flawlessly throughout the lengthy books is Oscar-worthy.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-07-31

Where has this been my whole life!

I cannot believe i have never heard of this genre and book before. The author has such a genuine feel for his story and it's refreshing to see a story without compromises.Anyone who is a fan of games, fantasy, anime or just really good story telling will love this series.

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  • Bham Al
  • 2017-10-26

A great performance, and a great story

I’ll start with the story, it was great.
Well it became great. The beginning was rough. Like, I want to punch the main character in the face rough. He just came off as trying so hard to be funny and make light of his situation. But this changed quickly. He really grows on you as time goes on and he grows up considerably. The rest of the characters are quite likeable and the story and quest lines feel really grand. I throughly loved the world of “The Land” and will definitely be buying the rest of the series
Performance- I have no issues.
The narrator does a fantastic job. The individual voices were great to here and really added to the character depth. I really enjoyed the Mama characters voice.

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  • chris
  • 2019-02-25

CAUTION: this book will get you hooked on this series

AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT!! This book will get you hooked on this whole series! I bought this first book thinking I would try it out and didn’t listen to another audiobook until I finished all 7 books in the series so far! I loved the world that Aleron creates and Nick Podehl brings to life in this amazing adventure story. The story grows on you just as the characters are growing in their levels and roles. It shows how a great leader is formed - by serving and protecting his people. Overall great story line and I can’t wait for the next book in the series!!! Gnomes rule!

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  • Isaac
  • 2017-12-03

the narrator made me feel like I was in the story

I quite enjoyed the first book of the series. It was a very interesting book. My favorite moment was probably when Richter stole all the belongings from the Baron.
I quite enjoyed listening the narrator. The narrator did such a good job. I felt like I was in the story, traveling with the characters step-by-step, feeling what they felt.

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  • Joshua Morris
  • 2017-09-01

please get all the books on audible!!!!

I want I listen to them all!!

can't wait, I'm sure this will be a great series

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-23

I loved this book!

I thought it was very well written and the performer did an oustanding job!
As soon as i finished, i went ahead and putchased book and can't wait to delve into it!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-09

Truly Immersive

I was so immersed in the world this book creates. I was having flashbacks to the excitement of playing world of Warcraft at 10 and to truly endless adventures that await. 100% recommend to anyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-28

Beautiful Progression

As the story blooms so does our righteous protagonist, as a fan of character development and progression in Rpg games this was a fun read and I would recommend if you're also watching the anime "Rising of the shield hero"

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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.