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Gaming with friends offered what Amanda missed in her dreary college life: friendship and excitement, the thrill of combat for a good cause, and the chance to be a hero. Neither Amanda nor her friend, Eric, ever expected to face the suddenly real world of their fantasy adventures. But when a careless joke draws the ire of a dark wizard, both must rise to the challenge.

Leveling up has never been so hard...or felt so good.

WARNING: Days of High Adventure contains graphic violence, graphic premarital sex, graphic violation of college housing regulations, rampant geekery, multiple dismemberments, impalings, bad language, nudity, drug references, consumption of alcohol, destruction of private property, paganism, theft, arson, slavery, reptile-on-human violence, improper placement of hazardous materials, money laundering, illegal immigration, tax evasion, poor workplace standards, unwed cohabitating couples, kidnapping, assault under color of authority, bearers of false witness, human sacrifice, desecration of religious sites, unsafe work standards, uncredited film quotes, and references to games falsely accused of Satanic influences. There may be dungeons and/or dragons herein.

©2014 Elliott Kay (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Caleb
  • California
  • 09-22-15

Very fun read.

First, I wanna say that Tess Irondale, who seems to have emerged solely for Kay's books, or has adopted a new moniker, has given a fantastic delivery. Easily one of my favorite narrators now. If she did adopt a moniker for these books, I wish I knew what other name she goes by to track down more titles. I hope to see more of her here.

This is a really fun story. It has much of the whole "transported into fantasy world" trope, but the characters are good and the story fun and interesting.

Others have said the story is too short, and I think that's because we like the characters at the end. They're fun and interesting, they grow and become more powerful, they make friends and lovers, and, generally, make us eager to spend more time with them.

I disagree that it's too short because it's a complete story, and it's satisfying when you're done. Kay could have pushed longer but he'd have had to introduce a handful of subplots and I think the whole thing would have gotten convoluted fast.

As it stands, you'll have a really fun 4 hours, and those in the DnD know will catch a few references.

Every DM on the planet wants to do something like this, but I think Kay nailed it here. :)

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I came in with too high of expectations.

I think I came into this book with elevated expectations. After the unexpected success of NPCs that I reviewed last year, I was hoping this would be a similar thing, a fantasy novel based on the idea of real world characters interacting with a gaming world and having real world consequences.

Don't get me wrong, there is no problematic elements in this book. There is nothing I find objectionable (unlike the Slave Harem idea from Wild Wastes), in some ways it was worse, it was just meh. It felt like there wasn't enough details, but the weird part is I couldn't tell you what details were missing. On top of that, it was all the standard tropes, nothing that interesting or new.

The technical writing is fine, the story is clear (mostly) but it just doesn't have a spark for me. I do realize the fantasy world in the book isn't quite the niche I prefer in fantasy, but it still just didn't have a spark. even the sex scene wasn't interesting to me.

I guess maybe I should be happy this was a short audiobook (a little over 4 hours). So it didn't waste too much time.

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Not bad, not good

If you could sum up Days of High Adventure in three words, what would they be?

fresh, predictable, swift

What do you think your next listen will be?

something more "deep"

What does Tess Irondale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

great performance, more lively than if read by myself

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes, but also because it is only 3 hours long

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i like it but with cavets

The narrator is great and gives characters with quirks and personality. The story has good action and moves along. Problem is story is too short and characters become strong too fast. Still story is good for the length presented

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Great novella.

The story was so captivating that when it ended I found myself wishing it went on a bit longer. It starts off a bit slow but quickly draws you in so give it a chance. Great read and characters for day-dreamers to find a connection with. The narrator isn't the best but will grow on you.

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Too short :-/

I wish it were longer as its got a fun premise but like this review, it's not.

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I truly loved the story

The narrator was superb I only wish it was more indept and a follow up story.

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Totally fun romp!

Grabbed this audiobook on a random sale. Short but sweet fantasy romp, filled to the brim with silly tropes, and totally right up my alley. Sometimes, you just wanna eat cake. Sometimes, you just want to hop into a fantasy world, meet fantasy babes, fight wizards, and high-five your inner teenage self. I will absolutely check out more from Elliot Kay. Great and engaging narration by Tess Irondale as well. One small note: The accent Irondale used for Fallon at times reminded me of Borat (No offense, Ms. Irondale). Made me chuckle a couple times, but it didn't take me out of the story.

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Good first book

I love Elliott Kay's other books, and that's why I started reading this one. It's kind of cliche, but the characters are well driven and a good first book of Ellie Kay's work.

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can't wait for a sequel!!!

this book is amazing and if you love dnd I highly recommend it 10/10 would read again