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Summary

In the wake of an unexpected homecoming, Jason questions if there is still a place for him in the world he left behind.

Forced to confront what he has become in his time away, he feels more alien than ever. But his old world is hiding secrets that he never knew.

As he starts to unravel what has been hidden from him his entire life, he discovers that not only might he fit in better than ever but he may be exactly what the world needs.

©2021 Shirtaloon (P)2021 Podium Audio

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I really hate these books.

I end up listening to them withing 2 days of release and then have to wait for the next book!

Seriously though great books.

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Not as good as the last 3

It took its time getting back into the story i was expecting more hopefully book 5 will pick up better.

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Not what I expected or wanted.

I hoped this book would focus more on the story arc we knew but I suppose I will have to wait for that.

Cheers to the burp at 09.24 in chapter 44.

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Brilliant

The whole series is fantastic. Great story, amazing depth of character and excellent narration. I repeatedly found myself laughing out loud. Thoroughly entertaining throughout. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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Only problem is waiting for the next one!

How long till the next installment? April for the kindle edition, so I may have to join the patrion

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More please

Want book 5. 6, 7, etc…. Come on get going that pen an’t smoking yet.

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Good but very self-indulgent

This volume was good but spent way too long on the MC smugly rubbing his powers in the face of family, old friends, and acquaintances. It was fun at first but after a while got very repetitive.

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I can't wait for the next book

In this book, we'll finally learn more about Jason family, his world, and how he was hurt by his brother a long time ago

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I have enjoyed every aspect

I have even decided to re listen for the book 5 release. I love this series and aspesiali the way it is narrated the personality oft the main character is shown in full

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My favourite litrpg so far

Four long books in, and I still can't put it down. Great narrator, great interactions between characters. Lots of fun moments!

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  • 05-01-22

To be honest.

Listen im an American and im also a marine corps vet... I see alot about this book hinting towards racism and anti American propaganda in the reveiws... first thing is first... its a story a very well written story, it doesn't matter where you stand on politics... the only racism I seen had to do with the way his mother treats people... and just in case many of you don't actually know a lot of other countries hate our government because our government is pretty irredeemable at this point and unless you've worked in the government you stand absolutely no chance at changing my mind... most countries do like the American people and our values but our government as a whole sucks... so it's the absolute truth when he said what he said and his cheap shots were completely valid... along with the fact that we knew from the start MC doesn't like government figures of any kind... this book... hell this series is amazing and it is beautifully performed. I hope to see what comes of his niece in the future and I can't wait for him to rank up again but I'm here for the journey and the lighting fast quips. I absolutely need more!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-12-21

10 steps back from the rest of the series

honestly I love this series but this whole book just seemed like almost nothing but liberal propaganda. it just forces stuff completely unrelated to the story in your face for seemingly no reason and gives the mc and his family the look of "we're better than everyone and only we aren't racists and bigots". also a lot of anti america stuff thrown in for whatever reason. Seems like there was very little story progression and mostly just filler.

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  • JosephGaff
  • 29-12-21

Tangential, possibly pointless though endearing

Overall I hate leaving bad reviews but I can't deny that this book feels like a step back in writing and character development story wise. I am glad there's a continuation and more to the story as well as we get to visit Jason's home and family, especially his niece, there's just not much substance or progression in this 4th book.

I gave it 3 stars though honestly I'm not sure I would have given it that if not for the voice actors performance. A lot of the new characters are enjoyable though rather side stepped at certain points leaving them feel at times one dimensional without any of their own sense of urgency. In part my feelings stem from re-reading the first three books again and in comparison to the other books this book doesn't spend as much time developing characters as much as it just comes off as a rough draft for a screenplay.

By the end of this book I couldn't tell if the author was trying to convince the reader or themselves that they need to go on their own walkabout before finishing this series. I mean if you're going to critique the end of the game of thrones tv series, which everyone agrees was rushed, you could have written a more developed and substantial homecoming that took into more consideration the experiences and character development from the first three books. and I get that that's a rather harsh criticism to level but I just believe Shirtaloon can and has done better with the previous books and I will still look forward to more in the series.

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  • Brett
  • 03-01-22

apparently shirtaloon hates America...

One of the main reasons I read fantasy is so I can get away from politics somewhat since it seems to be unavoidable. it is my escape.... love this series but wow. I've never felt so alienated by an author. It went from "okay, that's fair" to "jesus, I think this guy hates me because I happened to be born in America". I get it, there's a lot to not like about our politics but I didn't realize I was signing up to be berated when I pre-ordered.

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  • BenjaminL
  • 28-12-21

Did anyone else stay up all night to downloadthis?

Can't wait to enjoy this story more! Best litrpg series to date! Well worth the listen.

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  • Andrew T.
  • 01-01-22

Could do without the political commentary

Could do without the political commentary and anti USA propaganda.
dont need that in fantasy

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  • jerimiah
  • 29-12-21

It's ok

It is one of the better books in the series. only negative things I could say about it is the bits of Racism and Anti-American rhetoric throughout the book.

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  • Rachel
  • 31-12-21

Political mudslinging

I was looking for an escape from political mudslinging but found it anyway. I loved the first book but this one just kept bringing up a hatred for 'world super powers' like China, Russia and the USA.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-01-22

magic is real and America is bad

Those are the most harped on points in this book. Get over yourself, like Australia is a land of saints. "You made kids afraid of the sky", eye rolls intensifies.

Besides cheap shots at the USA, this book is just whingey filler. Don't kill people, I'm a monster, capitalism bad, all said by a uber wealthy murder hobo who virtue signals at every opportunity.

Get back to the roots and keep your political opinions on the back burner.

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  • yellowbird
  • 28-12-21

Better than a second Christmas

I love this series. The third book ended on a brilliant (and tragic) cliffhanger - one I couldn’t begin to resolve on my own - so I’m up and listening to book 4 as soon as it came available (at 2am local time, lol). I’m already eagerly awaiting the 5th installment.

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