Travis Bagwell: Catharsis Awaken Online #1

The synopsis on Goodreads is pretty great and honestly if you re the type of nerd who reads that synopsis and is intrigued or thinks it may be good you re probably going to like it I feel the only time someone wouldn t like it is if RPG books aren t their thing I happen to love them which is why I looked for a book like this in the first place I sifted through a few books and I m so happy this one was the book I chose Okay Enough of the recommendation detailsWhy I enjoyed the bookIt was a captivating bookIt s an interesting take on RPGs and the NPCs are wonderfully entertaining as well The BEST part about the book is the complexity of the characters A key thing that turns a good story into a great story is making sure you see both the good and the bad to characters It gives them depth allows you to nderstand them and also makes the characters REAL I have a weird thing where I want not to like the good characters get frustrated or Desire Island - The Niece upset or mad at them and empathise with the bad characters at one point in each story I read listen to or watch This book s on the concept is based on having your main character who you like actually be a bad guy in the RPG and be able tonderstand why The only issue is how annoyed I was when it ended It s always frustrating when you read a series that has yet to be complete My original Awaken Online Catharsis audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer Awaken Online Catharsis is the first of two books in the Awaken Online series written by Travis Bagwell The audiobook edition is richly narrated by David Stifel who has voiced books in nearly every genre provided on Audible at the time of this review The book is best classified in the Literary Role Playing Game LitRPG subgenre It is a rather large book compared to others in its class coming in at 526 pages for the Kindle edition and over sixteen hours for the audiobook version So what sets this. This is an alternate cover edition for B01J0E8Z8A On paper Jason has a great life He attends a prestigious private school on scholarship and his parents are reasonably well off Yet life hasn't been easy for Jason He has spent most of high school being tormented by both the students and faculty and his parents.

Book apart in a rather crowded space With a plethora of books about heroes conuering the evils of the land this book reverses that perception and instead tells the story mostly from evils point of view Think of what Lord of the Rings would have been like if told from the perspective of the side of Mordor If you are a gamer enjoy fantasy like coming of age stories and enjoy playing a chaotic focused character I think you will enjoy the story Bagwell tells in this book Be aware that the book can be Sweet Valentine uite graphic and rather dark at times so I would not recommend it to very young readersI found it interesting lookingp the word catharsis it relates to purification cleansing purging or liberation Each of these words are dealt with in this book In short the book is a coming of age story where the main character becomes a hero an evil hero that is within a virtual MMORPG Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game created by a rather shady corporation This company may have lost control over the game s Artificial Intelligence AI system and must hide this fact from the authorities All of this begins nraveling while the main character s physical life is also in shambles with school parents and friends His one true escape is in this newly created virtual world called Awaken Online or AO The book takes place in the near future and is mostly written for the Young Adult YA audience I say this because most of the adults in the book are stereotypical of ones found in Disney movies Often idiots seeking the child s forgiveness and ignorant to the events occurring Adult characters are not freuently seen throughout the book This aspect does not ruin the book but I m sure you will notice it by the end When I was done listening to the book it made me think of the Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller s Day Off movies set in a MMORPGAs one would expect from a fantasy book setting there are many of the standard tropes suc. Are never home Frustrated and alone his one escape has always been video games In game he can feel the type of power and freedom he lacks in his day to day life Fortunately a new virtual reality game the first of its kind has just been released which promises the opportunity for an even greater escape Once he.

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H as zombies This book was hard for me to rate On the one hand it really was not a great book The dialogue was pretty shoddy the characters were shallow the writing was not great The big twist that the main character was a bad guy occurred almost immediately as soon as the game part of the book got started The RPG side of things got incredibly repetitive hey I wonder if he will put these stat points into willpower and often the action plodded along as our narrator had to spell out problems in way too much detail even though they were ite straightforward based on the actions that previously took place eg obviously he feels betrayed that the chick sold him out do we really need for him to explain his emotions in so many sentences Please assume some intelligence from the readers Lastly the central motivation of our hero he doesn t have much money people hate him because he is poor is not particularly believable It seems made Ice Wolves (Elementals, up rather than a problem the author actually has any experience with Not saying that people can t get made fun of because they are poor rather the author does not convince me that it would look and feel as he decribesAnd yet and yet I found myself pretty hooked on this book despite all the annoyances described above I was intrigued by the world that the author setp I was occasionally surprised by things that happened and the action was pretty fast paced even if some of the sentences were laborious as noted above Bottom line this isn t a well written book but it is a pretty good story Uuurgh I don t know how to review this bookIt was fun that s one thing It had a likable protagonist a fun setting and in interesting premise This is probably my first full LitRPG and the audiobook was really well narratedBut there ar Be aware this is a very disturbing book I could have sworn this was a horror book and not LitRPG In any event I would not recommend reading it if you re sueamish. Begins playing Jason Some Like It Hotter uickly finds himself on the path to becoming the game’s villain In the process he also starts to suspect that there is somethingnusual going on within the game This novel contains graphic violence and language Books don't have ratings but if they did this book would be rated M for Matu.


I live in Austin Texas with my wife and our three dogs I'm an attorney by day and an avid video game enthusiast by night Writing fiction had been a secret dream of mine for a while However between school and work that dream seemed impossible to sueeze in A couple of years ago I had a bit time on my hands and I finally decided to put my nerdy interests to work by trying my hand at wri