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Dungeon Born Audiobook

Dungeon Born: Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies?

Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart, a soul forced against his will into a magical stone. After several lonely years, Cal was able to regain sentience, allowing him to form new memories while slowly growing a dungeon around himself. With help from a friend, Cal learned how to create monsters and traps, increasing his power and size quickly.

When a threat to his existence rears its head, Cal decides that he will do anything to stay alive and become stronger. Unfortunately for treasure-seekers, the fastest way for Cal to achieve his goal...is to eat anyone that enters his depths.

©2016 Dakota Krout (P)2017 Tantor

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    SirMehr 04-01-17
    SirMehr 04-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre"

    I stumbled upon this book while sifting through the Audible store. It sounded like a fun twist on the RPG World style fiction that I have recently been drawn to. What I did not expect is how quickly I would get drawn into the world that Dakota was spinning. This story takes you through the nostalgia filled settings of many a great RPG/Fantasy World from a perspective that I never even thought to envision; through the eyes of a young and only recently sentient Dungeon Core. You the dungeon through discovery after discovery as it comes into it's own developing itself into a great dungeon worthy of the best adventurers. Dakota weaves the mechanics of the symbiotic relationship between Dungeon, Adventurer, and Society as all grow and evolve around each other.

    With the Audiobook, Vikas Adam excellently portrays the childish wonder behind the young and growing sentience that is the Dungeon Core. I feel Vikas portrayed the personalities of Dakota's characters so well that, even though I am dying to move on to book two, I feel I must wait for the next Audiobook to be released so that I can experience the book in all the excellence that is created via the pairing of Dakota and Vika's work.

    I highly recommend checking this book out and I will be sharing it with all my friends.

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful
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    craig 03-31-17
    craig 03-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing read."

    at first i didn't think i would like this book. i was quickly into it and relized far too soon it was over....book 2 please and soon. it is out on ebook if u have to read..but i thought the audio telling was top notch. still waiting on release date and more info on book 2.....come on...dont make us wait......book 2.....soon.......really.......2nd book.....

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Bryce Bilbo 04-18-17
    Bryce Bilbo 04-18-17 Member Since 2012

    Just a dumb hobbit that spends too much time listening. I do quite enjoy that though.

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    "I dont think Ive finished an audiobook faster."
    What did you love best about Dungeon Born?

    The nature of Cal and the dungeon. It was endearing and to be honest reminded me of myself when I was a child. The insatiable pursuit for knowledge and understanding. It helped that Cal was generally hilarious. He wanted to learn, to grow, but help while he did it. It was heart-warming in an odd way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Two things: The unique point of view from Cal and his story -It wasn't as cut and dry as I expected. It was unique and I genuinely was surprised by some of the directions the book took. Plus I've always really wanted to know what a dungeon core was thinking. Pretty great insight on one, if you ask meCharacters felt real. They melded well and all had a really believable feeling to them. Their speech was something I could hear being a real interaction. For the most part, it wasn't stunted or robotic, it sounded organic. There were some cheesy characters, but they never took away from the story. They didn't take away from the other characters conversing.


    Which character – as performed by Vikas Adam – was your favorite?

    That's a hard choice. If I HAD to pick I dont think I could between three of them. Hanz, Dani, and Cal were all very solid. Cal was realistic in an odd way, even though it was hard to put myself in his place, it was explained and performed well enough that there were times I would lose myself to what I was seeing and hearing. And it felt nice! And the earlier days reminded me of myself as a child. Always wanting to learn and help. Then later reward those that able to think things out and act accordingly. Dani was probably the best in terms of dialogue to me. Her shifts in mood and bossy nature are familiar and made me grin. I know someone a lot like her, so she was instantly a character that I felt I knew and liked a lot. Her quips almost always were able to illicit a reaction, be it a grin or an eyeroll. Plus her voice was spot on. The second I heard it, there was no doubt that there could be another voice for her. Vikas nailed it. Hanz was just.. Hanz! A somewhat highbrow trickster, funny and deadly! Wasnt afraid to get his hands dirty though. He's hard to explain and complex - though I feel that is through lack of information at the moment. The guy is a good guy and always good for a smile or laugh.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I cant say without spoiling. There a part near the end though, I was almost in tears and cheering for a group. I really wanted to see them succeed.


    Any additional comments?

    Its not a terribly long book. Which is the biggest down side! I wanted to hear more and I am so tempted to buy the next one rather than wait for the audio. Vikas's performance really takes it to the next level and I cant ruin that. Overall, this is probably one of my favorite books and listens of the past 2 or so years. I cant wait for the next one to come out.<br/><br/>TL;DR - The book is great. Story is exciting, Vikas has hiccups in the beginning it feels, but quickly smoothes out to being the perfect fit, characters all feel like real people. If you love fantasy. Buy it. If you ever were a game nerd and always wondered what a dungeon core was like, how things happened in the dungeon when you weren't there, buy it. Its not too long and well worth the listen.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    RICHARD 04-01-17
    RICHARD 04-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A drew Hayes recommendation"

    Very good book a very fun read the Voice talent is top shelf some of the characters are a little 2D but that aside it's a very fun book and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    M. J. Geary 04-06-17
    M. J. Geary 04-06-17
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    "wow just wow! i love this book."

    im going to have a hard time being patient for the next book. its so fresh and new.

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    Steve C. 06-05-17
    Steve C. 06-05-17
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    "one of the best ive read in awhile"

    Not really a normal LITRPG because the world makes no claims to to being a game of any kind, or have any sense of duality like you see in pretty much all LITRPG's. But instead the world operates under game like rules-which really seems to work better than you think it would. The perspective was new, fresh, unlike any other books ive read thus far. i strongly recommend this book as an audio book as well, the orator is on par with the best ive heard/my favorites. i realize thats a bit more subjective, but i really enjoyed 95% of his acting and only Luke Daniels rates that high in my mind.

    My biggest complaint is that there is no sequel currently available. 😊

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jean-Luc Lagoy 03-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    An excellent book form a point of view that no one ever seems to think about. Very funny and suspenseful with great characters throughout the book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David West Lafayette, IN, United States 06-22-17
    David West Lafayette, IN, United States 06-22-17 Member Since 2015

    Just a guy that likes a good story.

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    "Waited too long!"

    Okay so if anyone is on the fence about getting this book, stop it right now and get it. I spent months wondering whether or not I should get this with one of my precious credits and waited until just a few days ago. I shouldn't have waited. This is a great book! So interesting, so much fun, so much for standard fantasy novels! This book is great! Now I have to wait for the next book!!! /sigh

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    Amazon Customer Seattle 04-23-17
    Amazon Customer Seattle 04-23-17
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    "Campy fun"

    As someone who's played many RPG games for the past 30 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. i can tell the author has enjoyed the same. The real magic for me was the Fantastic narration which brought the characters to life in a way I don't think I would have imagined had I read the text version. I look forward to the second book and to more narration by Vikas Adam.

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    Lee 04-19-17
    Lee 04-19-17 Member Since 2007
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    "could not stop !"

    I enjoyed the book and the narrator's approach the characters. I couldn't stop listening till the end and I very much look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Ben
    3/31/17
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    "Fantastic Book"
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    Whilst, for my personal taste some of the voices felt off, I loved every moment of this book, and am eagerly awaiting book 2. Throughout the experience of listening to the novel, not once did I feel bored or had to force myself to continue; each and every chapter added to the book in an interesting way.I really did love listening to this. (Apart from some minor voice issues)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dan Wright
    Shirebrook
    5/5/17
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    "loved it"

    great book. alittle daft but lots of fun. well worth a read. give it a go.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Piotr
    7/29/17
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    "Cant wait for 2nd book!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters and the D&D feel.


    Which character – as performed by Vikas Adam – was your favourite?

    Cal


    Any additional comments?

    As much as i loved the book as a whole i had a feeling that too many events were resolved by pure "luck" of the character.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vanessa
    7/21/17
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    "What a book - totally new and fresh to me with"

    A smooth flowing narrative with a rich unpredictable and fascinating story. Dale and Cal rock! 😁

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    6/29/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Well read and a great concept. Listened to the whole thing in two days. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. L. HALL
    6/16/17
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    "Worth a listen "

    I have to give points for the narrator trying to give character and different voices to all the characters. Some of the voices however are very painful to listen to. The narrator changes the volume of his voice with each character so you are constantly increasing and decreasing the volume. The narrator also makes many mistakes in the context in which the text is read, as if this is the first time he has read the book. The story is ok and would appeal to rpg fans.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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