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Critical Failures VII

Caverns and Creatures
Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
4.5 out of 5 stars (452 ratings)

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Deeming the Whore's Head Inn no longer safe to hide in, the gang decide to take a more proactive role in their pursuit to get back to reality, or at least to keep Mordred from doing so.

©2019 Robert Bevan (P)2019 Robert Bevan

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It shows up in my library just fine...

They are all great books.

I've loved this series for years. Critical Failures is an amazing series. I force all my friends to listen to it any time we're in the car.

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The Good, Bad, and Overall...

The Good: The story is coming into full fruition with all the decisions of the previous books having their impact. It has motivated me to re-read the previous books looking for those indicators. You can tell Robert Brevan had a plan from the beginning and not just a method to deliver dick and poop jokes.

The Bad: I like dramatization, but in this case it takes you out of the moment. Robert Bevan created a vivid world and my imagination can see it just fine without the foley sound bin being tossed in. Jonathan Sleep is good as always.

Overall: I'm glad I stuck with it (though the junior high humor is fun) to see the story fleshing out fully. There is a lot of depth added in this installment. I look forward to the next book.

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I think I'm done with Bevan

Like so many authors that write series, Bevan is stringing it out for maximum profit. Once again this addition does not move the main plot line forward very much. He is still using the same (now getting tiresome) middle school toilet humor and he has added a bit of sex to maybe keep interest. I think I will just wait until this comes to an end and then buy the last book to see how it ended.

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Fun for the whole family!

Another stellar example of modern American literature by the esteemed Robert Bevan. And go buy merch. https://www.teepublic.com/user/robertbevan

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As wonderfully inappropriate as ever

If you've made it this far in the series, you know what you're getting: wildly inappropriate jokes, a lot of old friends, few new faces, no conclusion, great narration, and don't forget the racism and blasphemy!

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Needing a fun laugh

Taking a good poke at the Fantasy world with dick and fart jokes. This is not Shakespeare, but it is a terribly fun read.

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On the floor laughing.

Nothing unusual here. Dungeons and d**k jokes. If you don't like dirty comedy go home. If you love some trash comedy. Get in the can.

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Good; Not Great

In the grande scheme of things, the story goes along the lines you’d expect it to. That’s part of the issue. I feel less and less emotionally invested in the story than I did in 1-4. 5-6 were still pretty good, but now I’m keeping up with several storylines.

It’s still full of all the humor and vulgarity we’ve come to know and love but the story isn’t as intriguing. I’m ready for everyone to just accept their fate and read about people from earthing making their life in a fantasy world.

Sleep, the narrator, once again hit it OUT OF THE PARK. The dude is amazing. I look forward to CF 8!

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again the author teases us

there are too many of these books that have a lot of filler but no meat. yes it ends on another "cliffhanger" but it's just unsatisfying up until then.

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Another Phoned In Title Saved By The Narrator

These books were a fun little romp for the first 4 or 5, but after that each book becomes increasingly just an obvious plot stretch to get a few more dollars. The first books had actual plots and resolutions, but the later ones are like 2 days of traveling with a few references to Dave's mom.

Much like the Facebook group that supports the author, these books have grown old and boring. The author has even taken to using incredibly homophobic posts that a sudden mysterious influx of members post to push his work. He waits long enough for the posts to get lots of commenters, and then instead of banning the poster and removing the content, he bans the poster but leaves the post up, and adds an ad. He doesn't really give a shit about the feelings of the people in his group, he just wants the free publicity.

Basically, the author had a good idea and some funny jokes, and has beating that dead horse into the ground, and suddenly wonders why his books aren't selling. At this point, I'm recycling credits spent on his previous books to keep up to date. It's kind of like the book version of hate-f***ing.

As usual, the only thing that makes the book palatable is Jonathan Sleep, a horrifically underused narrator who is the only reason Bevan even has a career.

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  • PIERRE
  • 12-07-19

Mordrid needs to suffer more

I loved this book and listened to it in two days. It’s funny and stupid and rude an all round good time. I’d like to hear Mordrid suffer a bit more, take a big hit or something.

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  • Jon V
  • 11-10-19

Bigger. Longer. Still uncut.

I love this series, and this seventh installment is the best yet. I’m so glad there’s a d20 on the cover. Jonathan Sleep is excellent, his contribution is as important as the author’s. His voice voice acting adds much comedy, especially his Captain Longfellow really makes me laugh.

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  • Mr JB
  • 11-06-19

Just as good as book 1

I was hooked from the minute I heard the first a few years ago, and the series has been consistently excellent, unlike many series' that die out after one or two books.

Love it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-19

Noooo I want more!!!

Loved it had a lot of character development which was great 👍 this series is truly messed up but I love it 😻 lol