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Dan the Barbarian

Gold Girls and Glory, Book 1
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Cut class. Kick ass. Save the frigging world.

When college sophomore Dan Marshall's life morphs into a hybrid of Penn State and a home-brew tabletop RPG adventure, he grabs his talking two-handed sword and hits campus, seeking gold, girls, and glory.

But even with two beautiful badass women at his side, how can a low-level barbarian survive when he’s pitted against a fraternity of gnolls, a dungeon full of nightmares, and an apocalyptic death cult bent on destroying the whole world?

Warning: Dan the Barbarian is an over-the-top adventure novel intended for listeners 18 and older. It includes explicit sex, graphic violence, a harem of gorgeous ass-kicking girls, and a foulmouthed two-handed sword. Listen at your own risk.

©2018 Hondo Jinx (P)2018 Hondo Jinx

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  • Eirik
  • Røyse, Norway
  • 01-08-19

Good story

Only complaint is that the main character is an idiot for most of the story. He is redeemed at the end tho. 8/10 story. Narrator is absolute 100/10. Amazing!!

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  • Erik
  • Champaign, IL
  • 02-12-19

Enjoyable Harem LitRPG

I had a good time listening to this. I loved some of the characters, the quirky wizard was hilarious. There is a harem element, and while I don't normally go for that sort of thing, that aspect didn't get in the way of the story.

The protagonist experienced actual character growth - when the story ended, he was a different person than he was at the beginning. To me, that is a mark of good writing. I also enjoyed the world building, and I'm interested to see where this goes. I'll certainly be listening to the next audiobook in this series.

I enjoyed the narration as well, Andrea Parsneau did a brilliant job as always. Different characters each had their own unique narration styles.

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Like D&D meets ever guy who has ever played D&Ds Dream.

First of all. I read the book before I listened to this one. I loved the book so it was a no brainer. If you have not listened to anything narrated by Andrea Parsneau this would be the one you would want to start with. She nailed every single character in the book for me and really brought them to life.

She nails Dan’s voice as the MC, college kid trying desperately to pass his classes and avoid the wrath of his crazy professor, to the seductive, and incredibly powerful duo of Holly and Nadia, and my personal favorite the foul mouthed talking sword Wulfgar. On a side note, I don’t know how she did it but Willis’s gnome voice was amazing!

This story and performance will leave you wanting more, trust me. I can’t wait for the second one to come out on Audible!

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  • TU
  • 01-28-19

A unique approach to LitRPG and so good!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I loved this book. I will start off by praising the narration. Andrea Parsneau did a superb job of bringing this book to life. I love her voices, espcially for the monstrous characters. So great! Anyway, I also really love how this author approached the whole game world thing. A cool, unique approach. All in all, this is a great start to the series and I am rediculously looking forward to the next book!

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awesome

loved it cant wait for book 2. full of action and explicitly hot girls and conan jokes

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Very entertaining

This is a fun and entertaining story. It’s a nerds fantasy. The MC is easy to like and your want him to succeed.

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I want more

This book is awesome I so can’t wait to listen to the rest of the book series.

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Minor Spoilers... Maybe?

So Dan sucks. He finds a genie and wishes for real life to be a D&D rip off. He is now a barbarian. Good “things” happen to Dan but then Dan refuses to play D&D in the D&D ripoff world siting low level. He regrets this later. Later happens after some more really good “things” happen to Dan before the school games. Later is as the games are supposed to be ending. Dan pulls through somehow ending the book.

The morale of the story. A good DM will almost never put you in a situation that you can’t win unless it’s their plan for you to lose to continue the story or you roll horribly. So alway go on the obvious quest. It makes things easier.

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Meh

Story was interesting but author made main character incredibly stupid. And naming his sword/character Wulfgar? seriously? Lack of originality big time. Oh and his diety name is Crom... go figure...

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poor timing

I couldn't get past the beginning. great reader, but the other pulls every oh poor me card for the main character that I felt nothing. the Mc is so unlucky that quite literally nothing works out. it got cringe and boring very fast. if the author had built the character up before all that happened I would have been interested but no.

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  • kian
  • 01-05-19

Ruined potential <br />

I only read it because of the author, I really like her narration and she did an excellent job but the book was ruined by character flaw, Dan is soo dumb that I wondered why he was the main character, I felt like bashing my head when he couldn't connect the dots and the selfpity is too much to handle.

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  • John
  • 01-01-19

Dan the Barbarian Gold Girls and Glory

Hondo Jinx has a great talent and skilled as a author his first book is brilliant and now with the narration talent and skill of Andrea Parsneau who voice acting skill makes the characters in this book come alive makeing us all cheer when Dan get what he Dreams of A life of Adventure can not wait for his next book of this series to come to Audible 12 out of 10 stars ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆......