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Summary

Imagine waking from a three-year coma in an abandoned hospital, on an Earth that has recently fused with a different dimension. 

Last I remember I was saving my high school crush from the path of an oncoming truck. Now I'm a skin-and-bones weakling wearing nothing but my hospital gown. Oh yeah, the world is also full of monsters, and I'm the only human left.

It turns out a godlike System evacuated humanity but decided to leave the vegetable in the bed. From the moment my parents named me Lex Lurker, I was destined to be ignored. Everyone else has received a chance to prepare for what's to come in the Tutorial. I've only gotten a snarky talking cat for a companion.

I could crawl into a corner and wait to get eaten by a kobold, but after years of being asleep, I have a new appreciation for feeling alive. And for all the chaos, there are game-like rules and magical powers that could help me avoid becoming a meal and perhaps even thrive in this hellscape.

But first I'll have to find the tenacity to survive, the courage to fight, and the strength to face some dark truths about myself. Whispered voices call me the Hope of Humanity, but it turns out I might be the villain of this story.

©2021 Constantin Step (P)2022 Tantor

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  • Jakeel Campbell
  • 10-05-22

Review Is For Book 1&2 After finishing both.

1st of all I am a very generous reviewer. My biggest pet peeve is that these books should have been one books. Both books features the same villain at the same location over a week at most..Felt like I was cheated out of a credit.

in terms of the book itself I felt as though this book was targeting a teenage audience. I don't think it's for adult and the guns and blood makes it not fit for small children.

The MC is an enigma to me, potential to be O but will be a while before we get there. if you like a more alpha male main character this isn't for you. This MC is for those who like the Nerd to hero kind of growth.
he shows progress but both books take place over like a week or so there that.

if I was going to get the next book it would have to be in a publishers pack or a buy one get one sale. the story doesn't progress enough to be 8 hrs.

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  • James mullins
  • 28-04-22

entirely too much rambling.

They portray the MC as a introverted shut in but he does nothing but ramble and ramble and ramble. I had to skip half of the early chapters because he spends literal half hour chunks just spewing verbal goblygook over nothing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-22

mistake for purchasing

personally I was wrong to get this title. The soft speech of the narrator does not really help the already passive personality of the main character and is very off putting for what I was expecting to be an adventure story. It just goes to show that you need to listen to the excerpt before down loading a title on discretion alone. 😞

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  • IDONT3VENGAME
  • 15-05-22

Bad Writing

There is a South Korean book called "Everyone Else Is a Returnee". This book seems like the author read That book and thought he could do a better job but failed horribly. The author fails to show rather than tell. The interspersed japanglish is also very cringe worthy. the system mechanics are not explained very well. It is overall a mess and I hope that by the second bee the author can pull his/her head out of their butt.

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  • Randall
  • 26-04-22

Great first book!

I definitely enjoyed the concept of the MC being left behind and his weird life even before that. I am very intrigued to see where the plot is going. It was a fun little adventure and the narration was spot on! I loved the little puns and jokes thrown in throughout. My only complaint is that it seemed a little short and it basically ended right when things started getting going. The system was a pretty good mishmash of leveling and affinity/cultivation from other systems.

Overall, well worth the credit, and I will certainly be getting the next one.

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  • lars
  • 15-07-22

Could get past 1 Hour

So much whinig, no progress, at end of book 2 apparently still on day 3.

So glad for the refund functionality.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-07-22

warning not good

this story has a great concept but is absolutely terribly executed the author spends way too much time describing insignificant points without moving the story forward on top of that his idea of dramatic plot twists only lead the story away from its original concept and goals making it one of the worst stories I've heard on audible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-22

it's progresses so slow

I'm already half way through the second book and he is only level 10. he spends more time talking about things that aren't important at all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-07-22

No. Dude is a Pedo

I read both of his currently published books. The story is almost non-existent so far and he added in two sets of characters who are furries. One is a set of anthropomorphic dogs who he fights throughout the books, which he refers to constantly as "doggies". Another, which includes the main characters, is a group of anthropomorphic cat creatures which he refers to as "kitties". One of these half cat/human character he wrote into his story is described as prepubescent multiple times. This character becomes his love interest. It is pointed out in the story that she is "just a child" throughout the first and second book until he realizes that she "is actually an adult and only looks and acts like a child" although there are multiple sexually charged situations before this realization. The author is definitely a thinly veiled pedo. Writing about how cute and childish she is and then "seemlessly" switching to her thinking that the main character has a crush on her or whatever. This is confusing and gross. I dont care if she is "actually an adult" if she looks/acts/thinks like a kid then you are a pedo if you use her as the love interest. She's supposed to be like eight dude... wtf is wrong with you. Its clearly supposed to be something like a "loli" from anime. However, that should be illegal too. The main character also turns into a furry/cat-man hybrid for most of the books. Its bad... Really really bad. This doesnt even touch on the fact that the book is extremely poorly written and is so uninteresting. The only memorable part is the end of the second book. Also the main character has such a stutter that its unintelligible when he speaks. Who writes in a stutter for the main character?? If he does manage to say something without it being hard to understand he adds double the length of the quote in explanations for how he managed to speak without stuttering. "He almost went an entire sentence without stuttering. 'good job' says the random cat following him around. 'you made some progress in your speech' 'y-y-yeah, I-i-i-i-thin-k it's b-e-e-e cau-sese- you-u-u-u..'" dude.. who wants to read that kind of stuff?? I can put up with that. But obvious pedo stuff is not gonna fly. The author talks about how a girl is like 8 then talks about how hes "not allowed to touch her inappropriately" while she's passed out ten seconds later... I'm telling you its bad. Don't bother reading it. Shelter your kids from it.

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  • Casey Padgett
  • 16-06-22

Childish writing with average audio.

This was difficult to finish despite being so short. The characters were undeveloped. The dialogue was painful. The system mechanics were often convoluted, and the narration simply failed to excite.

I usually enjoy fantasy characters thanks to gripping imagery or cultural details, but this book just couldn't make me care.

I'll admit to a slight curiosity before the end, but even that was mostly derailed by an epilogue that was apparently trying too hard to be mysterious. I doubt I'll pick up book 2.