Mogworld was first audiobook I listened and I loved it. The way Croshaw made all sounds, the way story went on, characters, I loved them all! It made me laugh too many times when I was on train on my way home from work. Good work!
This story had me laughing the whole way through. Lots of ironic use of the old cliches from any fantasy/adventure story from books or games. The characters were great and we'll acted by the author/narrator. Definitely not an epic tale, but that's what's so great about it. Definitely giving it another listen, and plan on purchasing the authors other book.
I've listened to this audio going on ten times now and it hasn't gotten old. The writing is brilliant and the imagery is flawless. I swear if this was made into a movie it'd become the best dark comedy of the year.
"So far, so generic, but a generic plot can be the best platform for a bit of knowing nudge-wink self-referential irony." -Zero Punctuation review of Sacred 3
While Sacred 3 has missed the mark so hard, it may as well have shot in the wrong direction and landed in a different country, this book serves as what feels like a perfect example of that statement being true.
The general framework of the story is one that you've seen a million times before...but, the thing that made it so enjoyable is the twists that the tired, old tropes get told with. I don't want to mention specific details due to spoilers, but... Even the act of the subversion of expectations feels well written. And, of course, the personality of the favorite sarcastic twit, Yahtzee, shows through in both, the writing and the delivery
The one quip that I have about this is some of the audio delivery is a bit meh. Not nearly enough to be a dealbreaker, but (if I'm not mistaken) it shows of being a first project.
All in all, very much enjoyed the audio book. If you're on the fence, give it a bash and a couple of chapters.
mogworld is a hilarious look at what happens when a zombie wants to die. The world is generic, but that works to it's favor. The main character has no other goal than to die, which is new in the fantasy genre. The narrator does a good job of getting the tone of each character across
an excellent listen, definitely check it out
While enjoyable, some segments did drone and were not as engaging as id like to have hoped. Yahtzee still pulls it all through, however, for a memorable experience that still gets a solid 7.5/10. Get ready for some stupid fun.
Not only am I a fan of the atypical character and relationship dynamics but I'm inspired to find more like it. I've also started looking for games that portray the drama of living as an undead. Thanks Yahtzee
As an avid Zero Punctuation fan I can say I went into this with more than a little bias, but even so I can't recommend this book enough. The writing and characters are all excellent and beyond expectation, from the main character Jim the death obsessed undead mage, to catatonic scantily clad barbarians every character in this story just oozes personality and the clever wit you can expect from Yahtzee Croshaw. Even the setting of the novel seems to come to life into its own deranged and possibly mentally unstable character that to me shows how much effort time and care was put into this one. 5 out of 5 across the board for Mogworld without a doubt.