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Changing World: Origin: A LitRPG Saga (Book 1) by Sergei Katz

He’s entered the ultimate VRMMO. But will a glitch prevent him from leaving with his sanity?

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Unable to see color, smell, or taste, Dave longs for a more vibrant life. So when he learns of a Japanese company seeking beta testers in a unique full-immersion game, he jumps at the chance to escape his bland monochromatic world. But when a code-error causes him to skip the tutorial, he’s thrown into play with no skills—racing to restore his health points.

With only weeks remaining before he loses access to the project and the vivid senses he’s finally gained, Dave teams up with a young archer and a clever shapeshifter. Desperate to extend his playtime, the trio quests for a magical stone. But while battling madness in a bizarre fairy forest where killer spirits want his head, he must fight for his very identity.

Can Dave expand his gameworld abilities and defy the gods themselves?

Changing World: How It All Began is the first book in the thrilling Changing World LitRPG fantasy series. If you like well-developed worlds, heroes leveling up, and realities blending with magic, then you’ll love Sergei Katz’s amazing universe.

Buy Changing World: How It All Began to enter an exciting virtual dimension today!

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Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Changing World: The Fast Flow by Sergei Katz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was so good! Loving LitRPG, a subgenre I had no idea I loved so much. Love Nintendo so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised, but still, reading role playing games is a whole different experience I never really desired so much before.

I listened via audiobook, narrated by Tom McLean who is absolutely amazing. His voice is so versatile, he can do so many impressions. I want all my books to be narrated by him. He adds diverse, dynamic quality to all the characters. I can’t wait to hear the rest in series. Every time he introduced a new character I was so impressed, not thinking he could outdo himself by how many voices he can do, then there was more. From a witch to a little girl, to a giant sounding voice to accents of all sorts.

I’d highly recommend this one to anyone, especially those who enjoy video games or just plain magic or fantasy adventure because it was just so lively and accessible, especially on audio, get it in audio.

The Story
Mirroring a video game, with all the quests and levels, completion was so satisfying.

Also absolutely hilarious. Laughing aloud. This naive understanding, green character developing along with a POV that sustained his character traits all the way through.

The Writing
It was easy to follow, easy to differentiate character and their action, especially in the audiobook version. Overall the style was enjoyable, especially from the perspective of the main character, for ease of taking something from a point of simplicity to a lightbulb moment of situational perspective that everyone can relate to, takes talent and skill to find subtleties in what makes for a good one liner or funny aha moment or for furthering the plot in a way that grabs your attention.

Looking forward to the next one, especially if the narrator remains the same.

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