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The Chosen One

By: Tevagah
Narrated by: Annie Ellicot,Gary Furlong,Jeff Hays
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Summary

Qube was designed to die....

As the cheerful childhood NPC companion who helps the [Player] learn the world during the start of the game, it was only natural that the big bad would kill her at the end of the tutorial, kick-starting the [Player] on a quest for vengeance.

The only thing is, no one told her that.... And this particular [Player] doesn’t like to play by the rules. Being a chaos-loving gremlin, he glitches her out of her programming loop and drags her on various adventures. They'll grapple with friendly sharktopuses, evil emperors, and what it means to be a person.

On the way, they pick up equally unlikely party members, with Qube breaking the world in increasingly strange ways as she seeks to be the very best companion ever.

All the while, Qube herself slowly realizes that her reality is not quite what it seems....

Experience the start of a GameLit/LitRPG series about an NPC freed of its programming loop and brought along on a player's journey of adventure and power progression. A loving parody of old-school games, Dungeons and Dragons, and every player who has ever thought, “What happens if I do this?”

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“Fire solves problems”

A brilliant deconstruction of video games and the LitRPG world. Really enjoyed it throughout!
The multi-narration works really well with some great character voices!
Can’t wait to see what comes next.
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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teehee

Funny and engaging, if you like the litrpg genre it's a refreshing take on it. Excellent performance by the narrators, brings the story to life without it feeling forced or cheesy.

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  • Harry
  • 12-09-22

Wow!

The narrators really got into the parts. The story was a unique take on the litRPG genre. I really really recommend this audiobook.

I was given this audiobook for free and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 10-09-22

Unfortunately this book wasn't for me.

Unfortunately I wasn't in the right audience to appreciate this gamelit book... even though it had been narrated by Soundbooth Theater Productions, where some of the best narrators work... They couldn't fix the book for me. They couldn't fix the slow beginning or that Qube was such a ditz, even Qube the Chosen One realized that she was being a ditz, but due to her programming couldn't help herself. And don't even get me started on how much I disliked the Hero. So yeah I did not finish the book, maybe if I'd had a bit more patience I could have power though and gotten through to the nougat.
...Okay that sounded a little harsh. So I girded my loins and listened a couple more hours... but unfortunately, 5hrs in, I still 😕 haven't changed my mind, sigh 😔. Qube is less of a ditz and more importantly able to control what she says and even able to start making some decisions on her own, always a good sign. But the Hero is definitely a putz.

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  • Ben
  • 09-09-22

Amazing story, and incredible production quality!

Ever wonder what NPC's think about when they watch you roll instead of walk? how fast-travel looks from their perspective?

this is the story of an NPC trying to make sense of her world while following the Chosen One on his quest to defeat the Evil Emperor.

if she can get him to stop breaking the world.

it's an incredibly fun listen for anyone who ever said "that makes no sense!" when playing a badly coded game.

sequence breaks, glitches, stealing everything not nailed down.

one of the best stories to ever come over from royalroad.

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  • Nathan H.
  • 16-09-22

Fun book

very enjoyable and light hearted. Pokes fun at crazy game logic. i really enjoyed how the main player is a typical game exploitationist.

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  • xhianil
  • 21-09-22

Bland for 90%

The book is bland and stiff for about 90% of it, maybe hitting a joke or two, with the only thing going for it the fact I was at work so didn't have time to find another until the end, only finding a pace towards the end.

As for narration, I don't really enjoy Annie's one voice that she can do, screechy high pitched temper tantrum, less so for hours on end with actual screechy tantrums in the book.

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  • Willis Burns
  • 07-09-22

Sexy Screaming Spider Lady!

This book was WILDLY entertaining. I couldn't get enough of the ridiculous but clever names. Eagerly awaiting a sequel and more fun. Great stuff!

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  • Tyler
  • 07-09-22

My favorite audiobook!

I loved listening to every second of this book! The author is so clever in how they reveal information about the world to the reader while leaving the other characters so confused by everything the Chosen One does. The narrators do a fantastic job, giving such life to the different characters and I am especially impressed by the sound effects (like Sewer Bard's guitar). I will be relistening to this book until the sequel is released!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-11-22

not an adult type book

too much more a child for me. I didn't get through the second chapter

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  • JerryH
  • 25-10-22

Nice idea, impossible to follow

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added; the transition from one confused sidekick to multiple flavorless confused sidekicks shows the weakness of the premise. I like the idea of the jerkass protagonist knowingly breaking the game world, but the psychiatric impact on the NPCs isn’t interesting. I gave up after a bit on this.

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  • futnavchap
  • 22-10-22

Not my cup of tea.

This is a decent example of NPC perspective in a video game. The writing is not bad, but there is a ton of sexual undertones that just becomes grating. The npc takes everything seriously and is obviously oblivious to the tropes whereas the PC is gaming the system and knows where the tropes are taking the story. Some people will likely love this story, but it grew tiresome for me.