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Transformation

LitRPG series. Book I
Written by: Valery Starsky
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins

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Publisher's Summary

If you like fire-breathing giant creatures, dark elves reigning absolute and unchallenged, money-grubbing dwarves, and powerful dragons - you can find them in Transformation.    

The familiar world collapsed overnight. As the Transformation progressed, disasters occurred throughout the Earth. Materials changed their properties, new species of flora and fauna appeared. The Game converted our world into a huge dungeon, completely replacing the previous civilization.  

However, the alien plans for Earth began to go awry from the very beginning. The conversion was less successful than expected. An ordinary young man stole the bonus for the first gaming action, depriving the invaders of their perk.  

How can Yaroslav manage this situation? Which aliens will become his ally? Which ones are his enemy? Dare they rebel against the all-powerful invaders, regain their land, and even create a new world?      

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:       

Justin Thomas James - Narration, editing, mastering
Jeff Hays - Ollie, Ellir, and Dar Kroo
Aurelia Vazquez - Eva, Heiro Kamir and the rest of the female cast
Dalton Lynne - Proofing, Guest Voice
Ahmed Mahmoud - Music

©2019 Valery Starsky (P)2019 Valery Starsky

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-11-19

one of the first books ever

seriously bad on every level,, I don't know if it's badly translated or what but it's deff garbage

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  • Tyler
  • 24-11-19

A great save by soundbooth

I tried reading this book on my own and couldn't even make it a hour into it before I gave up the translation alone made it unreadable, so when I say jeff and the crew narrated it I thought hell this could be great, and the narration was amazing...that's quite literally the only thing this book has going for it.

The story is so twisted and incomprehensible that it's a miracle anyone can finish it, add to it the plot armor is so thinly veiled it might as well be written into every encounter.

If your someone that loves digging into the details about systems or watching as the characters explore the world dont bother, yar just mystically knows everything important and if he doesn't know it then it's not expanded on at all.

In conclusion this is by far the worst book I've had the displeasure of reading not just this year but in the last 5 years

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-11-19

Pure filth

This is one of the worst books I have come across. The narrator's do a good job but, a gold plated turd is still a turd. The concept and premise seems to be taken from Tao Wong's System Apocalypse. That being said it can be done, take Equalize by Ryan DeBruyn for an example it's different enough that you don't end up comparing the two characters.

Let me now discuss the main character... he has no emotional depth to me. He comes across as a snarky, know it all that never had been disagreed with, also did anyone feel like he went from I love my parents to, oh well they're dead to quick?

Maybe you can get this on a deal or with an extra credit but otherwise don't waste your money.

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  • John G.
  • 22-11-19

Please take a writing class.

My high school english teachers would have failed any student that submitted such a piece of writing. The narrator's do their best to add some life to such a crude poorly constructed world and flat characters, but the lack of depth, detail, and any interesting character development makes this book difficult to listen too.
The main character, is a teenage genius, extreme marksman, mixed martial arts expert, parkour expert, has a familiarity with quantum physics via his parents, and apparently has "extraordinary willpower"
If that doesn't tell you what kind of book this is, good luck.

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  • Adedayo Makinde
  • 20-11-19

what can I say

This book was so sweet that if not for my amazing resistance and resilience I would have gotten diabetes...the mc was practically given everything he could ever want using a repeating magnetic canon. there's no sense of suspense or intrigue...its ok for 5-12 year olds...oh and this is the worst I've seen soundbooth studio perform ever...the main narrator kept distracting me with his pronunciations such as
guard - gerd
hard - herd
card - kerd
it became so distracting I didnt know when I started repeating it each time he pronounced something.

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  • Mario
  • 17-12-19

bad...just bad

it's a translated book., which I've enjoyed in the past. this one is off. the pacing, the emotional outbursts at the wrong moments, and the lack of explaining the new world add up to a rough listen. thanks for the return credit from audible!!

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  • Jacob Santos
  • 10-12-19

Not the best

One of the weaker Sound Booth Theater productions. Even Justin couldn't completely negate the BS story and writing. Still, acceptable, but only because of the style Justin chooses for narration. With a weaker narrator, I would have turned the book off and asked for a refund.

The story is what happens when you go too far into Mary Sue or rather create a story where everything just falls into the main character's lap with little to no challenge. Somehow the main character was able to gain first kill achievement twice, out of all of the conflict and people fighting in the conflict, even through there was someone prepared to take the achievement.

The book draws heavily on telling, instead of showing. Why is the main character a bad ass? Because the book can't wait to make the main character OP AF, because that will be fun, right? It often is, but the combination creates low stakes which caused annoyances.

The story isn't all bad since it's style also lends towards fast pace. No time for character development when there are achievements to gain and bad guys to destroy easily.

I would compare it to Conan The Barbarian, except I am almost certain that series has character development and tension. This book is more like an action movie. Fun, but lacks substance.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-11-19

Cool magic system, storyline sucks

Liked the magic system, its different and opens up lots of possibilities with character development.

Storyline is all over the place and is constantly jumping to different places. Feels like the author is Just having a lot of ideas and trying to merge them all in to one plot or storyline, unfortunately it made for a hard listen and Just Hard to get a sense of.

Main character is annoying, arrogant and not relatable.

Overall I liked the universe and the magic system but the fast pace and sudden changes is disorintating and tiresome.

Would like to hear more but Just with a little bit more Base and better explained plot/storyline + final goal and motive for actions, sorry for a bad reveiw but it is how it is.

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  • Shawn C.
  • 16-04-20

Decent book ruined by Soundbooth

First, the good - the story is interesting with the plot maintaining momentum. Yar, the protagonist, is a bit of a Marty Stue but let's be honest - that fits the post apocalypse game lit genre pretty well. It's also worth noting he is still underpowered compared to his opponents hunting him in the background.

Second, the meh - there are translation issues. Not a big deal if you don't nit pick. Some of the word choices reflect cultural differences which may interest the observant.

Finally, the bad - avoid the audio version. Better yet, avoid Soundbooth Theater in general. The sound effects, differences in sound levels, and lousy voice transformations make this difficult to understand. Expect to need to change the speed and volume often to maintain a comfortable listening level and to repeat sections where the words are muddled by added sound effects.

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  • caleb
  • 22-02-20

Nope.

Being a huge litrp fanboy, I decided to give this one a shot in the hopes all the reviews were wrong (it's happened plenty enough for me). Nope, so much nope. story has potential as its already been done and done well but this particular set up is ridiculous, MC thought process is rediculous, just so much damn ridiculousness.
narrators while being great, couldn't save it.

Pass on this one folks.

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  • Ben
  • 04-12-19

so much promise but not quite there

So, the overall story had a lot of promise, the concept was interesting and had a lot of potential. There were a number of game factors that needed explanations of how they worked such as the levelling system and the stat points that needed clarification to better understand what was going on.
The biggest problem though, is the literal translation word for word rather than the meaning which means that there is a jarring and awkward variation in the conversations a character may have that swing from natural sounding to so stilted and contrived that it becomes painful and irritating to listen to.

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  • james mcadam
  • 17-11-19

loved it

overpowered mc great story and excellent narration as always by soundbooth look forward to the next one