• Dan the Barbarian

  • Gold Girls and Glory, Book 1
  • By: Hondo Jinx
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (876 ratings)

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Dan the Barbarian

By: Hondo Jinx
Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
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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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Dan becomes The Man!

Dan wanted to live in another world, on of adventure and excitement, but when he gets his wish he discovers that comes with a price. Incredible author and one of the best narrators out there.

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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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Curiosity Pays!

I will admit I got this book out of pure curiosity and was floored by it! Wonderful work Hondo! You know I am going to be getting the second book in a moment. You have approximately 10 some hours to get the third written, published and made into an audiobook! LOL - seriously though, this was a true surprise and I am so very happy curiosity won out. Look forward to reading a hell of a lot more of Dan and his girls!

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Like every guy who has ever played D&D's 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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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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Convert the real world into litRPG

I've really enjoyed this series. The first (for me) to turn the real world into a litRPG adventure for the MC and it really sparked my imagination. Above average writing for this genre too. Good job Mr. Jinx. Gold, Girls and Glory!

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The Main Character is such a cowardly whiner

I don't think I've ever wanted the MC killed off in series before, and for someone else to replace him. The story starts out with this college kid Dan who is a dreamer, and coward who has no motivation to fix his life. He dreams and wishes he had the muscles and charisma to get the girl and be the hero, but instead of doing something about it he just plays D&D with his friends and fantasizes about a different life and complains about how life is unfair for people like him. Low and behold Dan get his wish literally, by a genie who grants him one wish for freeing him, and he becomes Dan the barbarian. As a barbarian he goes through his new life thinking how powerful and tough he is, and how he can do any or beat anybody in battle. Of course he does something stupid and gets sent back to his own reality and instead of learning something from his experience he just complains and whines about how unfair it is that he is back in his old life and cries about a life he didn't earn or deserve, and of course he gets to go back for another chance. The book would be really good if Dan wasn't in it, all the other characters are good and story was well told but Dan has to go. The writer was right about one thing though, and that is the MC is Danielle and will always be that.

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Sooooo much cheese!!!!

first off the narrator was phenomenal she did an awesome job. the story was entertaining but very Saturday morning cartoon. I might listen to the next book if the narrator does that one too.

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He's dumb without charm.

Dan is a Barbarian, his con/dex and strength i get that. He is just dumb all the way around, and worse he is to stupid to understand he is a dummy. A.P. is a great narrator.

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Meh...

When I think of a barbarian, I think of the manliest man who ever man'd (if you know what I mean). However, Dan is not. He is a shy dweeb pretending to be a barbarian. The writing is good, the story is entertaining, I just couldn't get past the fact that the MC was a fraud. This issue is also compounded by the fact that a women is narrating the book. Andrea Parsneau is very talented and one of my favorite narrators, so this isn't a stab at her. A barbarian by nature though, should sound like a... Man, not a woman trying to sound manly... The old man Wizard she did in this book was hilarious though. she Andrea nails that old man voice as good as anyone could!

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  • kian
  • 01-05-19

Ruined potential

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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  • Rod
  • 09-08-19

Dear God this is sooooo bad

The plot depth and writing style is tween fiction except for the comically explicit sex scenes. It's ridiculous how earnestly the whole thing is written. But hey, If you are involuntary celibate with a sub 80 IQ, you'll probably chant U! S! A!... U! S! A! as you listen to it.

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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 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆......