• Kaiju: Battlefield Surgeon

  • By: Matt Dinniman
  • Narrated by: Joe Hempel
  • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (855 ratings)

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Kaiju: Battlefield Surgeon

By: Matt Dinniman
Narrated by: Joe Hempel
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A private server. A digital playground. An alliance of the world's most sadistic, most depraved minds. A place to bring their prey, to hone their skills.

Kaiju: Battlefield Surgeon. Survival horror. One of the most brutal, most terrifying full-immersion games ever made. A place where fantasy characters such as elves and dwarves clash with technology, where giant monsters roam the hills, entrusted with protecting the gates of heaven from the demons who would tear it all down.

A game where one plays the last of the battlefield surgeons: a healer tasked with keeping the behemoths alive at all costs.

But on this server, they don't care about the game. That's not why they're here. They've come because of the game's most unique feature: full pain. Realistic anatomy. The ability to bring their victims well beyond the body's normal breaking point. And most importantly, the ability to bring them back and do it all over again.

Trapped in a bloody, merciless nightmare, Duke only has one goal: to survive. And in order to survive, he must play the game. He must win the game. And to do that, he must become the most cruel, most ruthless monster of them all.

©2019 Matt Dinniman (P)2020 Tantor

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Not for the faint of heart or weak of mind.

Dominion of Blades and Grinding had a baby. Oddly enough the baby looks like your first born child. Weird. Then Matt Dinniman lifted that wailing infant new to the world and full of promise and surgically impanted a flamethrower on one arm a harpoon cannon on the other and replaced the legs with chainsaws. Then he replaced the baby's mouth with a tree mulcher and opened your skull and dropped it in there slapped it closed, stappled it down, with no anesthesia. Your cries of torment are now Matt's ring tone.

If this bothers you then don't even think about spending the credit to listen to this book because you aint ready. If this sounds like a good time, then don't hesitate give this book a listen. Also you are my type of people. Love this book just like all of Matt's works on Audible. HE never disappoints NEVER!!!

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Its truly horror, it fits firmly in that square.

This book is a horror litrpg book that delves into the mines and play ground of terrible people (understatement). The main character gets trapped in a what I can only describe as a hellhole. Thus in this hellhole he has to suffer through much (understatement) to find away out of the game. He suffers continual physical and psychological throughout the book.

I have to say it's well written and well preformed; and Joe deserves a medal (understatement).

Personally, I dislike horror, however the author's writing is always interesting so I gave it a try. He wrote it well and that makes me worry about him.

If your into horror and all its associate trigger warnings this book is for you, if your like me curious and of strong constitution, I'll say perhaps. If the throught of blood and it's associate fluid make you faint this book is not for you.(understatement)

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really gorey gross goodness

I recommend it if you can handle heavy gore.
the in game mechanics are super interesting and the story, in between description of very gross torture and otherwise disturbing content, is quite thrilling with good twist in turns as the main character gets more corrupt

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Truly Exceptional Horror GameLit

I snagged this just out of having a spare credit and a wild hair for something different.

Boy, was I shocked.

This was a real treat, and my only complaint is that there isn't more of it! The feelings of despair make themselves at home in your chest, and every chapter brings more to the story. The slowly unraveling mysteries, twists, and turns really kept me hooked.

I look forward to reading more from Matt Dinniman having now experienced his style. The dialog felt genuine, the thoughts of the MC were well portrayed, and the descriptions had the perfect balance of detail and comprehension.

I highly recommend giving this a listen if you're on the fence.

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A dark, gritty story, and a man forced to survive.

Well written book with a dark and gritty atmosphere. You can tell the author put a lot of time and effort into this 15 hour length audiobook.

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Too cruel for a fun listen

I love the author’s Dungeon Crawler Carl series, but this book is missing that magic, fun and heart. Like the Carl series, and all LitRPG books, the world assumptions are preposterous, cruel and extraordinary violent. No problem there but without any comic relief or arc or redemption it just seems like the author got drunk with a bunch of friends and brainstormed the cruelest, grossest tortures they could, sobered up and strung it together in a story. Listened all the way through. Wish I hadn’t.

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love that monster mash it was a grave yard smash

if you like The Land you will probably like this book. found it through litrpgpodcast.

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Slightly unbelievable premise, bad narration

I love Dungeon Crawler Carl so I expected to love this one too. It definitely has less action, and what action is has is mostly confusing. When you find out the premise of the game is it's really unbelievable and lazy. It feels like the author had an idea about a game built around pain but didn't bother thinking it through before writing. I can handle gross imagery, but not when there's no real purpose for it other than a flimsy concept.

The narration sounds like it is auto generated buly a text reading app. There's almost no distinction between voices, the narration is flat and emotionless, and many words are mispronounced. The action feels as dull as the torture scenes which are as dull as when people a sitting around talking

And the ending is so out of nowhere and random and feels like a cheat.

Overall, if you're not into people enjoying killing kids, kids cutting dicks off, self harm (cutting), and suicidal ideation then don't bother. Also don't bother if you're into believable, compelling stories and narration

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Unapologetically Irredeemable

No words can express my disappointment. Matt has done better. What happened? Just a mess.

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An amazing horrible amazing book

Kaiju is the most intense book I've read in years. It's disturbing and enthralling. It even brought out a couple of tears at one point, which is not usual for me. It's not for the faint hearted. For good or bad it's going to stay with me for a long time.

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  • Sigurður S.
  • 06-07-21

This is too much. This... is too much.

This book goes to some really dark places. It's a good book, hence the five stars but...

I would not recommend it to someone else. Mainly because that person might think there was something wrong with me.

But I guess I liked it?

It is well written.

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  • Danne
  • 03-11-22

Sadistic

Great voice actor. The sadistic nature of the story is not for me. If u wanted my skin to crawl, great, you succeeded.

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  • Scott
  • 01-24-22

great concept, not so great execution

while the story sounds like a great concept the writing and vocal work leaves a little to be desired.

some things that should be short are too long, some things that should have greater detail and length are almost skipped over altogether.

it held my attention for the most part but it was frequently hard work.

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  • Stephen Kirk
  • 12-05-22

Dark, original and intentionally fucked up.

A VR book with actual consequence, unlike 99% of books in the genre that use VR as a backdrop.
Not the most positive book and has references to things like self harm, torture and lots of general disgusting scenes but is somehow very lighthearted at times, I'd recommend it even if you are put off by that sort of thing as it is such a unique read.

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  • alex d arnott
  • 09-28-22

what the hell dude

this is one messed up story beware..... its clearly the progenitor to an other of his story's lol New Achvment....dark story that's gory as hell and in the Matt style it's f%£=#dup way of doing things...haha enjoy

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  • Robert Corner
  • 08-30-22

Unfulfilled

This really wasn’t for me. It was a bit torture porny. I can get why gruesome explanations and torture works for horror. But this wasn’t horror. It was just really bad. I regretted spending my credit but because I did pushed all the way to the end. Voice narration left a lot to be desired also.

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  • chris
  • 05-23-22

Pretty dark

Graphic torture (including genital torture… ouch) a weird hero to anti-hero theme. It reminds me of the book exoskeleton.

I did enjoy it, great story well told but by god I need a pallet cleanser for my brain now.

Would recommend but it is not easy fun time listening.

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  • Ash
  • 05-11-22

Interesting and unusual

Not your typical LITRPG.
I enjoyed the story. Some parts more than others.
The narrator did a good job, but not so much to my taste.
To be fair I listened to this after Dungeon Crawler Carl and Jeff Hays is a touch act to follow.
Over all it was good

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  • Jim
  • 11-27-21

Excellent!!!

An excellent story and performance. Matt Dinniman is a first class LiteRPG story teller. Highly recommend

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  • Tony S
  • 11-16-21

Over Hyped

I'm not sure what everyone sees in this, I got so bored with it I dropped it. I got a good 6 hours in and basically nothing much had happened. It's about as horror filled as my little pony. I'm sorry Matt but stick to Carl, at least he doesn't put me to sleep

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  • Joe Bryers
  • 05-09-22

Disappointing after listening to Crawler Carl

It was good, but it was a bit disappointing after listening to the Dungeon Crawler Carl series - which raised my expectations a bit too high. Great scope though.

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  • Thesode
  • 10-02-21

Dark themes, good story, poor ending.

About 20 minutes from the end, I would have said this is a good book with a great story if you don't mind some very dark moments. The book features a significant amount of pain and torture. I'm not really into that sort of thing but was able to skip past those sections and generally enjoyed the book. The overall story - until the ending - is a great, epic tale.

I didn't like the ending. It makes sense, I suppose, given what happens to the main character but it could have easily been done differently. As it is, the book is semi-tragic; albeit with epic scope. It could have been as story of redemption and forgiveness but the author chose not to go in that direction.

So this is a mixed recommendation. If you can avoid the worst pain sequences - the "amplification scene in particular - it's a good book with a great story. Just be prepared for a bit of a sour taste at the ending.

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  • Littleaussiebattla
  • 11-08-22

An enjoyable story

The story is good. It’s not my preferred genre, yet it kept me engaged as a once avid gamer. 👍🏼

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  • Vassili
  • 10-14-22

manufactured suffering

it's like the author us trying to cram as much suffering as possible into the main charachter without any logic amd story.
"Oh yeah and while I was being tortured, I reebered I had a dead son
..and a drug addict daughter ...and then there was more torture" WTF? Why? How does this add anything to the story? How does it FLOW in? It doesn't.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-21

To f*cked up

love the author and this book had a great start but...it got weird. read at your own risk