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True Hero

Champion Is Playing, Book 1
Series: Champion is Playing Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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A simple man, lacking in knowledge, but quick of wit. He is flung into the future, where everything is different. Now, he has to make a name for himself, carve his own path in life. He decides to play a game, the biggest one in the world. A strategy game, focused on tactics, used to select the top managers of the largest international corporation. Now, he has to prove his mettle and earn a place for himself in the future....

Watch as he enters the competition, chooses his class, creates an army, and shows everyone in this new, future world the spirit of a player from the 2010s. Will he be the champion in the end?

©2018 Anton Emelianov and Sergei Savinov (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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  • Kaz
  • 2019-07-01

Good book, but author has great talent.

Author has a great quality of work. The plot line went ok and story was well thought out. I just felt like the author could do even better with an old school rpg style. Not this mass battles but with one on one Rpg. There the Author could truly shine.

However I do believe the next book moves in to that.

This review was left in turn for a free copy of this book.

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  • Cory
  • 2019-05-21

10 out of 10 Tavia Gilbert as always is amazing

all I can say is that it's an excellent start to a series and that Tavia Gilbert and Jeff Hayes have to get together and make narrator babies

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  • Cody
  • 2019-05-25

Fake it tell you make it.

This book is the epitome of this phrase. Honestly, this book is kinda a one treck pony, and I guessed a key point of the ending well in advance. I'll give it points for its original take on a litRPG. I also appreciate that not only did it get straight to business with the intro, but also that they're very little Stat readings. Some litRPG's get bogged down with this, and pull you from immersion of the moment at times.

It is entertaining for a while, but I find myself dreading Dan's perspective since he's often calling people cowards, or manipulative. Even though everyone else practically idolizes him. The constant misunderstanding gets grating after a while. Especially when you realize that's all the book is. If I had to describe it, I would say, it's a sitcom marathon where none of the issues are resolved, but all the other characters besides the main one THINK they are, while the MC barrels head first into the next problem with barely a shread of a plan. Over, and over, and over and over again.

He's not getting by on skill it's like.. Ok think of it this way. If you trained your whole life to complete against others that were trained to a similar standard, then as a professional, it's common sence you do things a certain way. Most efficient path, best lines of sight, ext. Now drop a casual player into the mix. Utter chaos. Instead of actual plans and forethought, this guy bulldozes any plan counting on an enemy that has the same way of thinking. That's the entire premise of the book.

What if, we dropped a newbe with no training into MLG under the false assumption he knew what he was doing?

While the idea was funny, I couldn't help but feel tired of it after awhile.

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  • Thor
  • 2019-06-26

Never Ascribe To Malice...

...that which is adequately explained by incompetence. The ultimate moral of the story, here we have a perfect example of the old lesson. Our champion succeeds through a mix of making the right decisions for the totally wrong reasons and dumb luck, but it's the actions of his opponents that really cement this by not following this rule. And what's most entertaining about the book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-06-18

Litrpg version of, "The Man Who Knew To Little".

A completely clueless guy, who lucks into amazing things. It's awesome! I'm definitely spending a credit for the next book.

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  • STEPHEN PESSOTTI
  • 2019-05-22

a pretty awesome litrpg

I really enjoyed this litrpg it didn't bog it self down with tons of bloat just giving you the ability and how it worked when it is learned. so if you prefer your litrpg a bit lighter to keep the action flowing this is for you.
the only complaint I have is the mc not noticing people's real reactions to him as well as feeling a bit over lucky in a few spots. honestly though he was enjoyable even still.

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  • Aaron
  • 2019-06-03

Story is Worse than GOT Ending

The book is nearly impossible to listen to by the end. Main character is so dumb that he never actually achieves anything. Yet Every move works out at maximum positive results. He thinks he’s acting outside the box at the start, and makes a glass canon character. The other characters think he’s amazing and a brilliant genius.,,., it’s all luck.... WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER HEARD..... worse then GOT ending

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  • P. G. McFinnigan
  • 2020-07-30

Really funny series

I've listened to the entire series and voice actor and actress make it hilarious and all around awesome.

Negative reviews are from people who don't understand the humor.

The character's luck is purely comedic. It moves the story forward, but it's always in a random manner and it's just funny. People are complaining about the MC being stupid, but ignore other characters apparent godlike level of ability. It's obviously a plot device, using each characters' misunderstandings to get chuckles out of the listener/reader.

The same exact type of humor is often used in The King's Dark Tidings series, which is a bit more action than comedy, but also really funny.

Each book is formed of a rough conglomeration of popular game genres. This one is similar to strategy games like Total War, but not exactly like any one game of the genre since he lives them all in a more "realistic" (options wise) VR aside from the third book. The second book is like MOBA games, and the third is like a monster trainer game (Pokemon GO!/Digimon for example), except the monsters are digital and live in the MC's world (basically like Digimon but slightly different).

The series is a comedy with an entertaining story in the background. It's nothing mind blowing, but it's really funny, the voice acting is great, and it's one you can listen to several times without getting bored.

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  • D and B
  • 2020-01-24

Not your typical LitRPG

Normally I don’t like lucky MCs, but I was so busy laughing and enjoying the story to care. And there is plenty of strategy and analysis that it’s not the authors being lazy. Nor is the MC talentless by any means.

Tavia and Eric did an amazing job. I liked this twice as much because of their performance. I love that they had Tavia for the female POV.

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  • Ohtochooseaname
  • 2019-12-21

Fun and Funny Russian LitRPG

I found this book to be the funniest Russian LitRPG I have read yet! The story was great, and seeing the perspectives of the other characters as little slices between chapters made it particularly enjoyable.

It is the story of an underdog and outsider who succeeds because he banks on his strengths and his lack of familiarity (and very good luck) causes him to make unconventional choices, which others struggle to react to.

I listened to this book pretty much straight through and had a lot of trouble putting it down to go to sleep, which puts it into at least the top 5 percent of books for how much I enjoyed them.