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A Thousand Li: The First Step: A Cultivation Novel

A Thousand Li, Book 1
Written by: Tao Wong
Narrated by: Travis Baldree
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Long Wu Ying never expected to join a Sect or become a real cultivator. His days were spent studying, planting rice on the family farm and spending time with his friends. Fate, however, has different plans for Wu Ying and when the army arrives at his village, he and many other members of the village are conscripted. Given the opportunity to join the Verdant Green Waters Sect, Wu Ying must decide between his pedestrian, common life and the exciting, blood soaked life of a cultivator.

Join Wu Ying as he takes his first step on his Thousand Li journey to become an immortal cultivator.

©2019 Tao Wong (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Justin
  • 24-07-19

Not quite Will Wight, but good enough.

PSA: Chi in this case is pronounced chur as that is how it sounds in Chinese. I've seen many reviews complaining about this as if the narrator is saying it incorrectly. However, the author is Chinese and has obviously instructed that the words be pronounced as such. So don't be confused when you randomly hear Churrr all the time. hopefully this will get people to stop with the false accusations that the narrator is incompetent, because he is one of the best.

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  • STEPHEN PESSOTTI
  • 13-06-19

This is a Fantastic martial arts book!

If your like me and like Marrial arts or old Martial art movies then your going to love this book.
The world is interesting and something I hope we learn even more next time.
The characters are enjoyable though I'll admit listening to it now and then some names got hard to remember.
The martial arts are fantastic I do regret how some bits felt fast forwarded. However closing my eyes and hearing the names of the different styles and attacks i could make up my own picture of what was happening.

I highly recommend if even any of what i have said caught your interest.
In the mean time I'll hope we get a second book soon.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-07-19

short but packed

solid take on the cultivation genre. wish there was more but the story was fulfilling.

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  • Steven Don Porto Carero
  • 23-06-19

nice cultivation book

If you like books with a cultivation theme like the Cradle series then you will most likely like this one. good story and good narration.

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  • Chris Buzon
  • 13-07-19

probably the best cultivation novel I've read

this is a 'pure' cultivation novel. protagonist isnt overpowered, acts human, and is engaging. honestly worth picking this one up!

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  • David
  • 21-06-19

Love this book and hope the next book drops soon

I am so into the cultivating genre right now and there are good ones and bad ones and okay ones. This is a good one probably third behind The Ten Relms Series and Cradle Series. I was excited to see that the writer of the System Apocalypses series decided to try his hand at this newish genre. Also we get the fantastic narrator from the Cradle series to narrate it. Seriously if you like the genre pick this one up. Not as good as Unsouled or Two Week Curse when it comes to starting the series. You kinda just get thrown right into it with no world building. By chapter three the world building gets good and you catch on to what is going on. I don't think this is a big enough of a deal to drop a star so there you go.

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  • Adam
  • 23-06-19

Very good

A very well written book, insightful and broad in scope. Reminiscent of lit rpg with an eastern flare.

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  • Kwabena Speller
  • 13-06-19

Great Story

The world building and character development are amazing. I also have to give props to Narrator.

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  • treytgranger
  • 12-07-19

very good read

I was sucked in very quickly it's a very fast paced read and I was found the only issue being able to keep up with the names and which character was which. other than that I am looking forward to the next book.

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  • Alex
  • 21-06-19

good book to recommend

please don't stop here I'm looking forward to more like this. hope the next book comes out soon

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  • Liam
  • 25-06-19

I really enjoyed this

I devoured the whole book in one go the only issue I had was the names as a native English speaker the names being multiple words long in combination very foreign names made it very difficult to keep track of who was who something to keep in mind for future books written and read or even translated to English

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  • Tristan
  • 26-06-19

Really easy and enjoyable listen.

The book was well paced. It was refreshing for the MC not have everything given to them. You really felt the MC deserved the fortunes that came his way!

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  • james mcadam
  • 23-11-19

loved it

great cultivation story .great characters and very well written. excellent narration and carnt wait for the next one

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  • Morris
  • 09-11-19

Great start to a cultivation novel

Very similar to a manga novel. Tao did a great job as the book is filled with fighting and cultivation. Author creates vivid images and makes you want to listen to more.
If you like fighting, cultivation and competition this is for you. Will be listening to the next book

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  • chefrock
  • 04-07-19

A great first book can't wait for more

reminds me of the cradle series, excellent narration and very easy to listen to. if your a fan of a mc working hard to get to the top look no further.