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Summary

Randidly Ghosthound felt lost and alone even before the System transformed the Earth. Before every person had to deal with the sudden presence of levels, skills, monsters, and the very real possibility of death....

Due to unusual circumstances, Randidly starts in an isolated dungeon far beyond his level, forced to rely on the mysterious Traveler Shal in order to learn and survive with the dangerous new status quo for his world.

But survive he does, only to leave the dungeon and discover that while he experienced several hellish months in the dungeon, only half a day passed on Earth. Randidly's capabilities are now more than enough to help build a small enclave of survivors, but that doesn't mean balancing his sense of responsibility against the plots of an unfriendly town will be easy.

And although he doesn’t know it, he needs to prepare. Because the System has sent down a tribulation, which waits in the shadows and monitors his every move....

Experience the start of this hit LitRPG fantasy series with more than 50 million views on Royal Road.

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A real mixed bag overall.

It took me a while to review this, as I like to try to be kinder to first novels. So I'll try to point out things I liked and things the author might like to look at, as he makes same mistakes some other new litrpg writers make.

Firstly, fix the blurb. You give away the plot to the first eight hours of the book including a fairly big spoiler. Not needed. As for that first eight hours, that was the part of the book I most enjoyed. From there the things that frustrated me and had me actually yelling in annoyance at times started.

A lot of this happened in the next four hours, but periodically throughout. Its the way he treats people. The way he looks down on them as weak, like he can't recall what that is like. It's the way he learns a big thing about the system but then just takes that away from thousands of people just to satisfy is curiosity on what a class does. When he gets his answer, doesn't much care for it he dumps off responsibility on a scared kid. I quite literally HATED the MC during this whole period of the book.

A lot of the reasons for this the author explains by him having social anxiety, which is something many suffer from. However, I don't buy him continuing to do so. Stats change you, or should, as does experience. This is someone that spends every day facing death, someone that has changed his mental toughness in stats and skills learned, so I don't believe him carrying on with this mental fragility to talking with other people. A flawed character can make them interesting, it should not make the reader detest them.

The other thing is stats, and something as I said some litrpg authors do incorrectly. Don't overdo them. Readers love stats, but we don't need a full character sheet anywhere near as often as he does in this book. Do it less often, and truncate it when the changes are small or the sheet has gotten really long. Also, a lot of the stats are meaningless, which is another author slip up that is common. Don't know what I mean? Well, he has tons of skills, but can you tell me the difference between what the skill does at level 1 and level 50? Answer is no. It gets more powerful, or more effective, but with no stat change listed for whatever that change is. So all he is doing as the character sheet is read out is telling me skills with meaningless level numbers.

There is a lot of promise here, enough I'd read book two, but I'd give up if this was book two and had the same issues. Don't take my issues as a reason not to read it, as clearly some reviewers didn't see the problems I did given the five star reviews, but for me I had to give it an honest review from what I saw.

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A bit of a roller coaster.

Alot of highs and some lows but definitely a winner for me. I found it hard at times to put down while on a the odd occasion I couldn't wait to get past certain parts. However due to the interest the author sparked in me about the development of the story, power system and the characters. I will be looking forward to the next instalment of this series. Also I felt the narration was decent and fitted in well with the mc and overall feel of the book. I would normally rate it a 4 star but due to the standard of litrpg novels of late its gotta be a 5 star. Good job and keep up the good work.

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20+ hours well spent

This is a great litrpg. similar to Primal Hunter. If u like He Who Fights with Monsters you should enjoy this one too.

The narration was excellent for the most part. A few unpleasant grunts and squeals were a bit uneccesary. if you want to make those sort of noises in my ear, you need to at least buy me a drink 😁

The stat repetition was a bit heavy for a bit, but it dropped off later on thankfully. Will be looking out for book 2.

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The Ghosthound!

I really wanted to like this book, and it was very close. The thing that lets it down is the amount of adoration that the other characters have for the MC, despite the fact that he seems arrogant and almost ridiculously self-obsessed. Not for me - not a terrible story, but I found myself hating the MC and I had to return the book, which is very rare for me.

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Some good aspects and some big flaws.

First of, how the heck does no one comment his name?
Anyways..

In many aspects the book feels close to some of the greater LitRPGs.
But something vital is missing.
The entire experience is far to generic.
The backstory is lacking, the flow feels off and I'm struggling to like the main character.

Even side-characters were mostly unlikable and instead of giving them a character arc, they remained that way.

I highly recommend books like HWFWM, Defiance of the fall, Dungeon Crawler Carl or Reborn:Apocalypse if you like this genre, but desire something good.

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meh its ok

main character is a bit of a drama queen like it tries to hard to make him seem cool

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Is the legend of randidly ghosthound

A very enjoyable book from beginning to end I am looking forward to starting the next one

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Superb!!!

I absolutely loved it! The writing is fantastic!!! Very immersive experience!

The narrator does a brilliant job in regards to everything! Bonus points for the monster screeching (it happens rarely but manage to jump-scare me a few times)

Superb!

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I would give it a 5 but...

it's a Great story and I loved it with definitely be getting the next one! the only problem I have is that there are a few time skips to move the story along but no growth in that time... it started to annoy me more then I'd like to admit. like he goes from fight to fight day to day with skill growth all the time, to and 2 months skip and they reached the location but no growth at all. but all in all get it it's good fun!

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The main character's self doubts seem very forced.

The story is interesting enough if you like OP main characters, but he is frustrating at times, especially when he has the kind of doubt that seems forced and illogical, especially for someone focused on intelligence and wisdom. One theme in his thinking is that he feels like a burden, while at the same time, he is the highest contributor to the survival of his people both in combat and out of it, so it is hard for me to understand what makes him think that besides the author making it so.

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  • CDM860
  • 10-11-21

This book has mood swings

Sometimes MC is doing something cool ...sometimes he's being lame ...a lot of the time he's being weird.
Towards the end, the story jumps all over the place ...to the point where u have to wonder, what is the point of this?

I enjoyed portions of the story, but there seemed to be a lack of direction towards the end, a lot of weird fluffy stuff that doesn't have much to do with the storyline. Idk if there was some kind of minimum word count he had to hit, but for whatever reason the author starts introducing new characters and telling us about stuff we don't know about or care about, MC wastes a lot of time, n has a bunch of pointless interactions.

Overall, this series is worth keeping up with, but after reading/listening to Defiance of the Fall ...Randidly Ghosthound just doesn't grip you the same way Super Brother Man does

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  • Joseph
  • 13-11-21

If socially impaired protags are your thing

I'm honestly jealous of the characters in this story not privy to Randidly' thoughts. It's honestly equal parts exhausting and infuriating.

A mixture of socially retarded with a desire to help everyone leads to a wholly unlikable (to me) mixture. Add to that the bizarre decision to have his personality imprinted on by a weird taskmaster alien he knew for a few months...

Honestly, every time Randidly was in his own head, brooding, freaking out because people want to talk to him, angsting,I just wanted to scream. Or throw my phone at the wall.

If that wasn't enough, there's certain decisions he makes throughout the book (specifically letting a clear psychopath live and continue to terrorise a population) that just made him even more unlikable to me.

The only time I didn't hate him was when he was grinding skills (... that's a lot of this book) or in a life and death battle. The first section of the book too, where he was still humble enough to not have a messianic complex.


Ultimately, cool premise, but I won't be coming back to find out how the Legend continues.

I just don't like him enough to care.

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  • Al
  • 09-11-21

whimsical and dark

It's a very well written litrpg that has very well fleshed out support characters without taking away from the magic in the protagonist's character development. The Nexus is a fascinating expansive universe but the greatest aspect of this story is Randidly himself.

I very much enjoy the growing legend of Randidly Ghosthound.

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  • A.H.
  • 11-11-21

1/3rd of the book is status readouts.

The status readouts do not work in audio format, it's maddening, There are so many long status readouts, one after the other and right in the middle of things I can barely follow the book.

Aside from that, the story has satisfying progression and an interesting system. The characters and interactions feel mostly believable and human. It's okay, I want this book to be better than it is. It has a lot going for it but it never really delivers, maybe it's the format, idk.

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  • Mitchell
  • 10-11-21

Went down hill fast

Started ok then just got worse and worse being stupid or having a disorder isn’t a way to move a story forward it just seems lazy

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  • david
  • 28-11-21

we know

so I didn't make it past the second chapter but could not take it anymore. they keep giving the main character name every 3 or 4 sentence. he has not interacted with anyone else still every time he does anything they reintroduce him. it a little thing but it just made it unlistenable to me.

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  • Ty
  • 11-11-21

the d's

I started keeping a list of names because i thought the shrooms were confusing me... but no, the story just skips who's narrating, and there are 50 people with d names.

Deckland
Danny
Dozer
Donny
Danielle


Best.Adventure.Ever.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-12-21

Has potential but a lot of really stupid parts

I picked this up because it was compared to He Who Fights With Monsters and Defiance of the Fall but this one is nowhere near as good as those.

Performance: overall it was good but there were a few time he didn't keep character voices straight, nothing too bad but a bit annoying.

Story:
The good - I like the world and they system, even if it doesn't work great for audio ( I ended up skipping through a lot of the character sheet readings because it's just too long when one person has like 30 skills to read through). The paths are cool and add some great mystery and depth compared to normal level ups. The way the villages work and the spirits not liking the MC makes for good world building.

The bad - The MC is an idiot. It takes him 3 times almost dying before he understands the lesson to not just waste his stamina. He acknowledges the fact that people need to get stronger before founding a village but then goes and does it anyway screwing over a lot of people. He knows that taking a class will stunt his own growth, and so does Sam but they have no issue letting Donny do it without even a warning. He then let's another village get founded by people not strong enough to defend it without any care for consequences even after knowing the additional hidden dangers because as established it takes massively screwing up 3 times for him to learn. Also his last name actually being Ghosthound feels like a flimsy excuse to have him use an edge lord gamer tag.

If the MC is an idiot the rest of the people are somehow worse. Everyone worshiping the MC is just a bit much, yes he's strong and cool but whispering his name in reverence every time anyone thinks he's involved is just a bit too much. How is it that nobody can seem to figure out stats without MC showing up to guide them? A month in and people are teaching blatantly wrong information as gospel fact but MC spots the flaw in seconds. MC's ex goes on a rant about boring things peacefully proceeds to almost get killed but is saved by MC then proceeds to believe there was a peaceful solution, while also having lived through the first day where she saw people get ripped apart left and right for no reason.


If this story could get over the MC being the only person that can actually figure things out it would improve a lot. Also there is a lot of pointless swearing and references to sex, I'm not against that stuff being included but the way it's used feels like a teenager trying to be edgy while writing rather than fitting in the story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-11-21

Very good LITRPG

Narration was excellent. Well written litrpg. I really liked the MC. did not start out OP and had to work for all of his skills and power.
looking forward to book 2.

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  • G Lewis
  • 22-11-21

Stop whining

Overall the story is okay, to much time is spend reading status pages. Those work for books but not as much for audio. I wish the MC was different.
I forgot how inept and whining the MC is. He is a very wishy washy character that is constantly changing back and forth from reliable and complainer. Woe is me for I have been given power now the whole world will be destroyed if I don’t save it. Kind of dramatic for someone like him.

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