• Dungeon Lord: Abominable Creatures

  • The Wraith's Haunt, Book 3
  • By: Hugo Huesca
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays, Annie Ellicott
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,700 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Light strives to purify the kingdom of Starevos from evil...and only Dungeon Lord Edward Wright stands in their way.

The Heroes of the Militant Church, led by Inquisitor Gallio, scour the forest in search of the Haunt, while Ed desperately attempts to uncover the secret behind the Heroes' origin. Can Ed and his friends defeat the Inquisition and secure their own place in the world, or are they destined to become the monsters of their own tale?

All over Ivalis, the portents announce blood and fire as the ancient traditions return and abominable creatures long thought forgotten stir in their tombs. Both the Dark and the Light loom hungrily over the Haunt, and only one thing is certain...

If pushed, Dungeon Lord Edward Wright will fight against them all.

Soundbooth Theater is proud to present the third book of Hugo Huesca's horror/comedy/Gamelit epic, The Wraith's Haunt. Ed's challenges keep building, and this time he has to face the Inquisition instead of a new monster. And the Incquisiton's primary weapon is Ed's old guild! Join us for the best audio production of Dungeon Lord yet, complete with a standout performance by Annie Ellicott as the various ladies and spiders of the Haunt, and a stampede...of Hell Chickens.

 The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:   

  • Jeff Hays - Narration, Sound Design
  • Annie Ellicott - Lavy, Kes, and the rest of the female cast
  • Dalton Lynne - Proofing and Editing
  • Griffin Malnar - Editing, Mastering, and Sound Design
©2018 Hugo Huesca (P)2019 Hugo Huesca

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Great start, grew tedious.

I'll keep it short. I dropped this series after book 3, here's why:

- Protag makes Batman look like a mass murderer. One of my biggest peeves is artificial conflict, and a lot of the conflict in this story arises because Ed refuses to kill. Anyone. Despite how cartoonish some of his enemies are.

- The litRPG elements are an afterthought. They're barely there and in three books, I'm not feeling any sense of progression in the character's power, despite the author telling me there is.

- Objectivity, the system in this book that stops people gaming the system is a horrible concept. Don't write a litRPG and immediately constrain the gamer fantasy of everyone reading.

- Finally, I got over the light vs dark thing real fast.

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20 hours of fun & good voice acting

Lord Wraith is at it again, messing with the laws of magic gaining new fun minions and expanding his..... everything...

as a side note the two voice after for this book did a outstanding job.

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Outdone again!

The story Ed Wright continues in another thrilling book. It was great to be longer than the previous two books and be full of content with minimal filler. I’ll say that the plot takes twists and turns that when surprising are great for the reader, and even when they seem obvious are highly satisfying. Looking forward to the next edition!

PS- As an audiobook listener I am thankful for the reduction in “reading the character sheet.” Those sections when the narrator reads me stats from a character sheet are hard to listen too. And this book did a good job of having less, but enough to provide meaning.

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jumping the shark and looking good doing it.

great book. I was discouraged after reading a few reviews for the third book but took a chance anyway. The writer did not let me down. The book has become less game more fantasy with each passing chapter and has come to not need the support of game mechanics but using them as accent marks. it's like telling a friend of an epic battle in an mmo, less a game review but an epic story. buy it, listen to it.. and beware dark pacts in darker places.

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Good audio book

It was a good story and performed well by the cast. The book also has really well time sounds and depth I have not heard in other audio books!

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One of the best fantasy series available

What a great story, with excellent narration, I cannot wait for the next installment, a deeply flushed out universe with incredible characters are brought to life.

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Huesca Lords it over us

I have to say that I was really pleased with how this book turned out. I honestly hadn’t expected it to amp up in the third book, but it does. Lord Wraith is just as brilliant and conniving as before, but now he has some experience under his belt and is ready for whatever the forces of darkness decide to throw at him, or so he thinks.

Edward has a lot happening here. He adds a recently deaged vampire into his clan, and we get a big monster battle. There is a lot happening here, and I applaud Edward for sticking to his no kill rule. He realizes that a single misstep will lead him irreversibly down a path of darker intent. He does not want to become one of Kharon’s buddies or a minion of the darkness. So, watching him struggle to reign in his own minions, and keep them from killing is at times giggle inspiring and simultaneously tension building because you know nothing good is going to come of it.

What I really liked was how Ed was acting like he was playing three dimensional chess. He gos on a quest to find out how the heroes operate in his new world, and once he manages to do that he’ll try to suss out a way to stop them. So yeah, he doesn’t have a lot on his plate at all. On top of that he has to rescue an ancient vampire, coordinate and train his troops, and get ready to battle some honorable foes he would really prefer to avoid. Plus, Huesca manages to keep the powers to manageable levels and not have OP MC’s. Another benefit is that you can jump stats if you want, but if you love the crunch it’s all there.

The one real beef I have with the book is that it repeatedly seems like Ed’s old boss is going to get pulled into the same world as a hero or some such in order to annoy and foil Ed. That or his old gal pal. Honestly, I would stay away from both of them. His old boss reminds me of the villain from Awaken Online where he is arrogant and so full of himself that he’s the best thing he’s ever tasted. He drinks his own kool aid. The former possible love interest is just not all that interesting. In today’s world all she would have to do is make an accusation and people would be looking into what her boss has said and or done to make her uncomfortable.

Jeff and Annie really bring this thing to life, and they make an excellent pairing. I’ve pretty much said it time and again that SBT does some amazing work and that when they get going they absolutely cannot be touched. Annie practically overwhelms with her feminine wiles while simultaneously playing a whacked out ancient bloodsucker that ends up looking like a twelve year old. Jeff craftily carries the rest of the book with his intense narration and masterful manipulation of men and monsters is fun to listen to. Top notch performances and production.

Final score, 8.3 stars. The book continues to improve and the stakes are raised every time we draw to a close.

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Best one so far

This one has the least amount of character sheets and the most story so far.

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Freaking amazing series.

Consistently surprised at the amazing detail and storytelling ability, psychological insight. My first litRPG series, and now I am hooked. The voice narration is hands down brilliant.

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Best in series so far

This is the best in series so far. Great performance by all cast. Can’t wait for next in series

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  • MKxSTARx
  • 05-22-20

what a thrill

loved every moment of it. would recommend you pick up this series today. and be ready for a crazy ride

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-25-20

Awesome

I read fantasy my whole life. these Dungeon Lord books writen by Hugo Huesca are easly in the top. the story, the characters, the hardship, struggles and victories make me feel part of this. I laugh and feel this. And then comes Soundbooth Theater and makes this the best listen book ever. Please do not stop this serie you people.

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  • Marcin
  • 02-10-20

Amazing series, all 4 books are awesome

I've listened to all 4 of these audio books and I have to say this series is top 3 I ever listened to. Period. And I actually do not like "gamification / LitRPG" concept in fantasy. That says a lot. The performance of the Soundbooth Theater is WOW, just... WOW. They really brought the book to life, I loved all the voices and effects. It may sound cheesy but in my opinion it's not just an audiobook it's an experience.

What I really did love about the book was that everything made sense. All actions had long-lasting reactions in the world. Character building was exquisite. It was amazing that even in book 4 so much from ALL previous books made perfect sense as if the author had everything figured out 4 books in advance. The mind brood idea was genius and how it fit in the world history and the impact of it. The main villain of book 4 was just soooo awesome. It was easy to almost agree with the main villain and think "maybe he is actually right !?" and that's what I call good writing. No soulless "haha I'm evil I want to destroy everything" but deep, meaningful stuff with seemingly real history, their own philosophy etc. Edward's crew and inquisition also had their share of great personalities.

Hugo, please do not even think of writing any spin-off books and concentrate on completing this story :) If Soundbooth team will narrate this this could end up being my favorite series ever. Big round of applause. *CLAP CLAP CLAP*

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  • Gizmo
  • 05-24-19

Gripping!

Loved it! Story line had a good pace and the voice acting was, as always, fantastic! Looking forward to the next one.

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  • Charlotte Davey
  • 04-28-19

Huesca, Hays and Wllicott Do it Again

I hihhly recommend this installment as well as the series as a whole. I'm already an avid fan of this story, and have enjoyed every minute of it.

RPG/gaming-style fiction is fairly new to me, aside from the Dungeon Lord books, but this series has really set the bar high. The author writes his characters with plenty of depth, and my heart was genuinely pounding with concern for them during some of the more dangerous parts. I don't want to see a single member of The Haunt come to harm and that kind of engagement is rare from me.

The recording team are also brilliant, and I can't fathom how talented they must be to cover the width and breadth of emotions, accents, inflections and tones for all the characters.

I'm so looking forward to the next one, and will save myself for the Audible version.

Thank you to the author and sound production team for some phenomenal entertainment!

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  • Dingo 883
  • 03-22-19

Slow build up

It was slow to start with a lot of narrative drama that did nothing to advance the story or spark interest. Once the crap hit the fan it picked up. I certainly don't regret listening to the series, but I felt there was a lot of filler material to finish it off.

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  • ChristopherHart
  • 03-01-19

great book

this is a really good book but has a few draw backs. I liked the narrator but I found the that sound effects reapply threw me off. the story is also really good. overall it's great, just the sound effects I found to be annoying.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-20-19

what i was waiting for

The best in the series, makes up for the previous ones being comparably dry. The character development was far from stilted, the world building was consistently good. The lit rpg progression was original and gives that great rpg progression feel. Massively brings the whole series up a level.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-19

Great stuff

Love the pacing in this book as it doesn't feel like the author is just writing for the sake of turning this into a cash cow. There's also a lot of depth here for those interested in not just the lit Rpg element but are also looking for a well written story.

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  • Anders Haywood
  • 03-25-19

Fantastic!

This series just keeps getting better, and this latest edition is no exception!
It had a much bigger scope, more characters and it was so intense!
We also find out more of the lore (NO spoilers) about the universe.
I was also unsure how things were going to play out towards the end, there too.
Itreally was an intense experience, where my heart rate was tripled at times!
This was just plain awesome!

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  • Dale
  • 03-03-19

slow start but great overall

The beginning is a bit slow in parts compared to the previous books but picks up soon enough and into an overall great read/listen. With more of the world lore and future story possibilities revealed im really looking forward to the next, plus more, in the series.

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  • Embrakh
  • 02-26-19

Another excellent read.

I was worried that the adapted audiobook series had been cancelled. I'm very happy to have found out the author's still having his awesome books adapted by such talented narrators. They really do an amazing job at helping to bring the characters to life and distinguishing them as unique and interesting individuals.

Having said that, I'm very much looking forward to the fourth audiobook's release. I highly recommend both this book and this series for anyone in the fence. You won't be disappointed. I'm still surprised about how the story is only gaining in intensity and general quality. Hopefully the next books released soon.