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Earth's Gambit

The Gam3, Book 2
Written by: Cosimo Yap
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: The Gam3
Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The Earth has changed. War is now fought in an alien virtual reality - the Game - where many of the players are anything but human.

Now part of the Black Rose guild, Alan heads to the Academy to level up and get stronger. He hopes to make allies and learn skills to win the battles to come. But with everyone pursuing their own agendas, what can one gamer do in a universe he still doesn't fully understand?

©2017 Cosimo Yap (P)2017 Podium Publishing

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  • Josh
  • 19-12-17

Excellent original story

Story was fantastic and incredibly original. Cant wait for book 3.

Nick Podehl amazing as usual.

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  • A-10 Egress
  • 06-12-17

OUTSTANDING story line!!

I really do like this story line. Lots of Twist and turns and it doesn't bog down while keeping up the speed needed to keep one in the story.
The main character some times seems like and idiot but he does have help from others...

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  • A. Coop
  • 14-05-19

MC needs to communicate

The story is a fun adventure to listen to with plenty of action and politics to keep it exciting. I continued this series because the other characters and world development was interesting and promised exciting development. The MC is such a loner that we don't get a chance to delve into any of the other characters stories. MC still let's himself be blind sided and focuses only one aspect and ignore everything else. When he does decides to make a decision it's weak or like a impulsive child. His AIs are more entertaining then him.

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  • Brandon Myers
  • 19-03-19

Great Performance and Exciting Story

I went through both books in just under two days. I didn’t want to stop listening to it. Nick Podehl’s performance was on point, as usual. He brings the characters to life and Cosimo’s story kept my attention consistently. It’s a good litrpg for those interested. I’m looking forward to the next.

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  • Anthony Henry
  • 05-12-18

Absofreakinlutely worth every second!

I loved every moment of this book. I would highly recommend it to all readers!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-18

Spy + SciFi litrpg = Great!

A highly enjoyable read that keeps you guessing throughout, can't wait for the next book!

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  • Chimsom
  • 08-09-18

Great book

All around really good book. However the MC has zero people skills and refuses to learn.

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  • Borgstrom Family
  • 04-09-18

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this is hands down on of the best LitRPG novels. the voice acting is on par with the writing and comes together to form an amazing epic.

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  • Mattinsd
  • 14-08-18

It was great, just make it like longer next time

This was a very fun listen. Nick is also a great reader. It’s just a little to small. Been reading some others that are just as good but 3 to 4 times longer. This does not tale away from the great story. It just a bang for buck thing:)

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  • 4everyung
  • 07-08-18

Nice installment into the LiT-RPG world

Fun series! Book 2 was as good if not as fun as the first! Can’t wait for the third!

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  • Graham
  • 02-01-18

Non stop entertainment!

The second installment of Yap's 'The Game' is even more gripping than the first. I'm not a gamer myself - the story is standalone entertaining and so appropriate to a broader action and Sci -Fi/fantasy junkie audience. This story draws you into a multi faceted, complex universe with rich characters and abounding plot twists - the next installment can't come soon enough.

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  • Jordan Nash
  • 11-04-18

Wow, Book 3 can't come soon enough!

Book two was amazing! expanding on Alan's adventures from the previous book the first few chapters set the tone for another great book.

It is slow at times but they're either for plot explanation or for general description, One thing I love about this series is the Narration, Nick Podhel really out does himself and delivers another great narration.

would definitely recommend the series to any avid gamer, it sci fi fan!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-18

Another epic installment

I was expecting a party of five, Alan, kitana, sidestep, etc to go on some quests and dungeons for loot and levels, but instead the story took a much larger more interesting route and it was great.
It was a little less 'gamey' than the first but as the ground was already set this wasn't a bad thing.
I genuinely can't wait for more.

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  • RADOSLAV MARINOV
  • 22-01-18

A truly gripping series!

By far the most immersive RPG series I have read this decade. Thee authors attention to detail is impeccable and succeeds in capturing the quintessential nuances of the genre. Thus is definitely one to read to the end, hopefully there will be many more additions.

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  • David
  • 15-11-17

Good sequel

Enjoyable story too short though and no real epic battles all seems a little easy for the hero and lacks tension but an enjoyable book in all

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  • Vivienne
  • 14-06-19

Great twists

When I picked up this book and saw it will be about the war I didn't think I'll enjoy it as much as the first one. I was positively surprised. It managed to keep the story interesting and I loved the twists. There were some things I didn't see coming. All in all...love it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-19

Don't waste time reading this review

Just buy the book and enjoy the GAM3 world. The story develops interestingly and brings important details needed later.

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  • Tobias N. Svendsen
  • 01-03-19

waiting for the third<br />

now i am just waiting for the third book to be on audible. i am sure it will be awesome!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-19

Pretty good but repetitive

Plot wise it was pretty good; spoiled by constant and overpowering game statistics. A shame as it has the makings of a top shelf saga

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  • Dingo 883
  • 19-12-18

A good continuance of the story

The story and characters continue to pull you along. I think what I like best about it is the frequent surprises. The author does a good job of writing events with results that aren't what you might expect.

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  • Craig
  • 22-11-17

Ready Player 1 meets Expeditionary Force

Ready Player 1 is one of my favorite books. It was the first LitRPG stories I ever read and it was so much fun. Sadly the next few I read I barely finished and some I didn't. I was hooked quite early with this series and finished both books in about 4 days.

I liken the feel of these books as the title says - Ready Player 1 meets Expeditionary Force.
Skippy the A.I. form Expeditionary Force is nothing like Eve though. But the general premise of an A.I. helping the main character to discover the mysteries of the universe along with some sidekicks to help is essentially the same.
Alan is similar to Wade from Ready Player 1. A down on his luck character who seems to stumble into a situation he is ill prepared for yet despite all odds shines under pressure.

You don't have to like playing games to enjoy these books, just understand how they generally work. If you love a great adventure and science fiction then you will love these books.

Nick Podehl does a wonderful job with his narration. His female voices aren't annoying like most males are who try to perform them, his accents are good and he is easy to listen to for long periods.

Buy this, love it, and spread the word so we can get many more stories from Cosimo.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-18

Can't get enough of this series!

I haven't read many LitRPGs but this is by far the best I have read. Can't wait for book 3!

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  • David
  • 06-12-17

Epic book.

a fast paced adventure. briliant concepts and world building. I am rather fond of this book series.