Review: Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

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Title: Otherworld
Authors: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Format: audiobook
Narrator: Jason Segel


The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.

Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.
Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.


When this story started it sounded a bit like Ready Player One. I even started thinking it was part of a series with Ready Player One, it however is not.

There is something sinister going on in a game though. The NPCs and monsters aren’t really a computer program, they think for themselves. They think for themselves, and they can reproduce. They also hate humans because they come in and kill them thinking it’s a game. So, like in a normal game the monsters will attack and try to kill you.

In a normal game, if the monsters kill you, you respawn. The maker of Otherworld is testing new technology though putting people in the game for real. If the monsters kill you, you die.

When someone is in an accident and their brain stops talking to the rest of the body, they become test subjects for this new technology so they can have as close to a normal life as possible…in the game, or a part of the game anyway. The problem is, when they go in the game they don’t know they are in the game and start looking for more. They end up exiting the safe zone and enter the game.

Overall I gave this 4 stars. As hard as it was getting to understand what was going on in the beginning, once the story got going, I really got into it. The story sucked me in, having me wondering what was going to happen next, and what was really going on in the game. There is even a small romance going on in the game. Don’t worry, no clothes come off.