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Dybsy

By: A. M. Macdonald
Narrated by: Skyler Morgan
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Summary

What if you found a world where video games were real?

Jake Wingfoot is Dybsy, the legendary gamer and esports champion. He has earned the fear and respect of clans and guilds throughout the globe, but nothing has prepared him for the Singe - the real world, where losing a game has terrible consequences. The Singe is under attack by an enemy known only as Nemesis, defended by the elite soldiers of Vector Academy. But Nemesis is winning, and the Academy needs a new plan and a new weapon. Enter Dybsy...when the Academy reveals the Singe and recruits Dybsy into the war, he must train in neuro-combat and learn to fight within his team of gamer misfits. If he can't, the enemy will conquer the Singe and humanity will fall - and worse, Dybsy might never game again.

©2017 A. M. Macdonald (P)2019 A. M. Macdonald

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  • Zeantichrist
  • 29-07-19

Great listen. Well put together.

Great listen. The story was well put together. Had me wanting to finish asap. I liked the narrator he really brought the book to life. Looking forward to the next book if its continued. Overall a really cool premise and well detailed world.

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  • Greg
  • 11-12-19

risks?

The narrator's slow read (phonetically sounding out each word) made this a struggle. I tapped out though death in the system means you lose your love of gaming. Just dumb.

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  • Josh R
  • 31-08-19

Interesting Gamelit novel

Dybsy is an interesting take on the Gamelit genre. It’s more along the lines of Ready Player One or Amada meets the Matrix. Overall it was an interesting premise, but sometimes the story gets a little bogged down as it can focus on the day to day stuff a little bit. That doesn’t detract too much, and I still found myself flying through the book. The characters were well done and relatable, and the author's implementation of the story was original. The narration was good. The narrator chose distinct voices for all the characters and they seemed to fit the characters well. Overall, this was a decent Gamelit style book and it’s worth a listen. I’ll probably listen to book two when it’s available.

This audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-22

Not a Litrpg Bro Gamelit

It was an OK read. It wasn’t really my thing. When I got the book it said it was listed under RPG and it was not. So I was expecting something totally different so I wasn’t really that enjoyable to read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-21

Good GamLIT

If you like GameLIT, Dybsy is a pretty good listen. I enjoyed the storyline following Jake and his friends, however, I would have enjoyed a few more battle scenes. The narration was good. This book concludes itself but I think I would listen to the second book if the author wanted to write a sequel.

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  • Jayde
  • 15-01-21

A Real Gamers Heaven

Interesting idea turned into a pretty good story. Concept sounded a bit juvenile but I found it engaging enough to make me not want to put it down. I can easily recommend this story to anyone looking for a light read in the LITRPG genre. Although this book is complete in itself, it is certainly set up for more to come and I am definitely ready for the next book in what I believe will be a good series.
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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 29-12-20

Entertaining take on a gamer novel

Narrator: ok differentiations
Language: damnit, shit
Violence: typical rpg violence, no major gore
Sexual content: none
Parents: any teen would be safe to read this.
Story: choppy but interesting. Some fun twists that I won’t spoil as they make the story. Good action and self reflection for everyone, not just gamers.

If there is a sequel I’d be interested to pick it up.

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  • Bridget Loomis
  • 04-10-19

Great story and narration

This story was wonderful with great detail! The narration was on point and captured the characters' individual personas with precision.

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  • James McCain
  • 08-09-19

I was disappointed and did not finish

I was disappointed in this book and didn't finish it. The writing was ok and narration was fine, but neither really drew me in. The book also takes a while to get to the premise of the book. It picks up at that point, but not enough to make me want to finish.

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  • Logan
  • 11-08-19

really enjoyed this listen.

Enjoyed the beginning and middle but the end was lacking a little. was waiting for something huge in the final battle and there was nothing. The practice battles had me more interested than the final battle. That being said, I look forward to the next book in the series.