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Dark forces have extended Edward Wright an offer of incredible power at a terrible cost...and Edward has chosen to make them regret it.

When Edward is swept into the world of Ivalis as a Dungeon Lord, the Dark's most powerful servant, he has no servitude in mind. He'll oppose the evil plans of the Dark god, Murmur, whatever it takes.

Through only his wits and his guts to help him survive a weakened arrival, Edward must rise to power if he is to earn the right to live another day. But in the battle between Dark and Light, what can Edward choose if both sides are cruel, uncaring monsters? Cold gods laugh in the distant world of Ivalis. Heroes chase after power and experience, while Kings send their armies to their deaths in the name of the Dark and the Light.

But no one expects the rise of the Dungeon Lord.... And in the world of Ivalis, maybe a single man can forge his own path.

With the One Man Theater himself at the helm, joined by the sensational Annie Ellicott as two of the most disturbing monsters ever produced by Soundbooth Theater, we hope you never forget this horrifying LitRPG experience.

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:

  • Jeff Hays - Narration, Characters, Production Supervision
  • Annie Ellicott - Amphiris the Spider Queen, Ilene the Mindbrood
  • Dalton Lynne - Proofing, Editing
  • Alex Tate - Production, Editing, Mastering
©2017 Hugo Huesca (P)2018 Soundbooth Theater

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A litRpg

This was a good book. One stranger to another it’s worth the buy. And will most likely quickly climb the ladder to become one of the top stories in its category. I think the narration was excellent and stayed consistent throughout the story.
The plot itself was believable enough.
What I really enjoyed was the different monsters and how the narrators used their studio to maximize the creepiness of each monster.
Buy it, love it.
There was one sex scene which wasn’t to much or to long and it’s a very very small portion of the book.
Excellent book

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Over all too soon!!

I'll be honest here, I am beginning to listen to just about everything I can find that Jeff Hays records. The man is vocal monster, and his range is scary. DL sees him providing ever newer voices to his repertoire and th world is better for it. The man is a vocal monster, and I think his taste in choosing what to read is almost at the same level. I don't know how he picks his books, but I have never heard him narrate a dud. Annie Ellicot does a great job here, too. the pair work seamlessly together that is reminiscent of Old Time Radio Dramas, but much much better.

DL 1, looks to be like the first in a long line of books; I am happy to say. It has a great style, lots of humor, and a gross and terrifying monster to trouble our "evil" Dungeon Lord and his minions. Hugo keeps the book nicely paced, and it is always interesting. Additionally, it handles the "I live in a video game" troupe in a cool way. One of the things I really enjoy is getting to watch the main character level up, and I had to laugh when the MC complains that he hardly got any experience for killing a high level monster. The explanation he gets was completely justifiable, and not something you see in these LitRPG novels nowadays. The hero is clever, intelligent, and brave but not suicidal or stupid. He behaves in a logical and reasonable manner.

This is a great book, and I most highly recommend it to you. Go read it now, so we can get more of Lord Wraith's adventures.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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More colorful than the cover

The dark side recruits a experienced gamer to be a new Dungeon Lord. Interesting mix of stuff from across the LitRPG genre a bit of portal, a bit of dungeon core (Lord). I had a little trouble following the very beginning (prologue?). The rest of the story flowed well. Jeff Hays did a great narration and Annie Ellicott did great creepy monster voices. The little batlin was my favorite. I'll listen to the next one when it comes out.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Work in retail hell? Consider selling your soul!

Deals with dark gods: Check.
Requisite sex scene: Check.
Lowly minion dies in battle: Meh, I'm not telling.

It's good, not excellent, maybe a bit predictable. The dungeon mechanic is different which is nice.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A Good Listen (But a Warning)


I've been growing more fond of LitRPG novels lately, and this one is an excellent listen. The plot and characters are believable, the decisions they make under stress are thought out, and the errors they make are understandable. The narration was also excellent, though I would have liked that the guest narrator was used more in all the female roles. Which... brings me around to why I rated this a little oddly.

-- Minor Spoiler --
A child dies in this book. It is horror movie worthy. The voice actress is so on point, and the imagery so shocking, that it was all I could do to stand to listen. Violence towards children is a particular sore spot of mine when it comes to media, so I include this for people who might feel as I do. It was as good listen, but it made it nearly impossible to finish. Though, I will give the author and the narrators my compliments for evoking such a strong emotional reaction that I had to pull over and calm down.

So... yeah. With that caveat, enjoy. I do not mean to dissuade anyone from enjoying this book. I just felt like there needed to be a warning here.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Decent LitRPG.

It's a decent LitRPG though I was disappointed that there was no real dungeon building. That was the primary purpose of the book I thought but it does not seem to be so.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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whoa

excellent narration, great job, Hugo great story and a wtf on that mind .. stuff seriously I'm gonna have nightmares. So thanks .....

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  • adam
  • DAYTON, TEXAS, United States
  • 02-20-18

awesome!

loved it! was definitely worth taking the risk. it didn't focus so much on stats levels like a lot of other lit rpgs

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Interesting take on the growing LitRPG genre.

Hugo Huescas's Dungeon Lord: The Wraith's haunt is an interesting take on the LitRPG genre, though I would perhaps categorize this as LitRPG Lite. What do I mean by that? Well while there are without a doubt RPG elements woven into the tale, unlike most books in the genre, very little leveling up is actually done. This felt more like a traditional fantasy novel with some RPG elements tossed in. That being said it's quite an interesting and entertaining tale. I enjoyed the fact that the author tosses our 'hero' into the role of a 'villain.' It's something I've only seen a time or two before, but I always enjoy these books. Of course he isn't a true villain, but to the general public that's how a dungeon lord is viewed, which of course only adds to the challenges of trying to do good. I will say for a book entitled Dungeon Lord with a main character who is a dungeon lord, very little actual time is spent in or around dungeons! Which I must admit I found quite amusing. Without posting spoilers, I'll say the story is well crafted. The author created an intricate world and parts of the story may even pull at your heartstrings in sympathy for the victim of the true monster of the story. The book featured a wonderful cast of characters-loved the comic relief minion. I'll be quite interested to see where the story goes from here.

The book is performed mainly by Jeff Hays, who as always does an absolutely fantastic job of brining the characters and word to life. This time around Jeff is also joined by the talented Annie Ellicott. who does an equally spectacular job bringing her two characters to life. This is now the second or third time I've heard them work together and they make an amazing team. I hope they continue to work together in the future.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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The story itself is pretty cool.. But someone took the idea of a game and then turned it into a story.. Not a bad idea, but they didn't exclude things like a person's chart and health bar and skill level and Potions.. If you like World of Warcraft you'll love it! If you could do without that BS... Don't waste the credit! For me, the approach just took the whole Fantastical part of it and threw it out the window! Imagine the movies gamer and spawn mixed together... Yea.....

2 of 7 people found this review helpful