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Publisher's Summary

For the first time in millennia, the all-consuming Darkness has been pushed back. Thanks to Arthur and his ragtag army of women, there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Or there would have been if Mammon, Princess of Greed hadn't awakened. Powerful enough to level a town with the blink of an eye and ally to no one, Mammon has one goal and one goal only. To own everything in Hell, starting with Arthur and his friends. And if he can't stop her from taking over while fending off attacks from Hell's ruling class, well, let's just say that his chance to stop the Darkness will slip from slim to none.

©2017 Jason Cipriano (P)2017 Jason Cipriano

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    3 out of 5 stars

Good, but.... Very VERY short.

This book was good, but very short for being a squeal. Also, it was scattered, with very little focus, with the plot constantly changing with random crap that keeps happening. Once the main cast gets close to resolving one issue, another comes up to cause even more problems, and that makes the second problem even worse.

in the end the writer Des Ex Machina's a lot of problems, which just feels annoying. If the this book had taken its time and explored the implications of each issue before introducing another problem that must be resolved RIGHT NOW, then i would be more forgiving. As it is, 3/5 for story. Good, but .... lacking, and way to short for an entire credit or a book. Brandon Sandersons Novella's are bigger. If you're shooting for a book, at least shoot for 8 hrs in length, otherwise categorize it as a novella plz.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

I don't know why I expected more but I did

If this were a video game I would be more forgiving of the ridiculous nature of this storyline but it isn't. So I feel cheated. It had potential but lacked scope...drive....passion. Again I shouldn't complain but one thing I did like was the reduction in sexy scenes.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Good overall store but one complaint

I really like the author and the overall story from the first book. I’m also going to purchase the third book and hope my one main complaint gets fixed.

The one main complaint is the main character just acts like a complete idiot sometimes. There are moments when he really shines, and you think he is maturing or progressing, then he reverts back to his old habits. I literally slapped my head in frustration with his decisions and action at certain moments.

The book is still good, but does have some “ really!,” moments.

I would still recommend it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A good story, but stuttered constantly by an mc

I like the theme, but the main character wastes so much time on pointless thoughts. Just random, stupid offshoots of ideas. I get it gives character and details, but it happens with literally everything. He spent a minute and a half on an offshoot about breasts. Outside of the main character's severe adhd, the story is nice and narration isn't bad.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Building up the story

The first book set us up for a great series, and part 2 delivers on that set up. The darkness has not yet been defeated, but Arthur and his gang haven't given up. Unfortunately, this is the time that Mammon decides she should make a power play, leaving Arhur to fight a battle on three fronts, as not ony does he have the Darkness and Mammon to content with, but he also has to put the smackdown on some of Hell's royal elite as well.

I would say it looks like he is caught between the Scylla and Charybdis, but it is more the case that he is between some of Hell's beautiful succubi. Yeah, he's got it hard. Seriously, though, the book actually improves all around from the frst book, proving that J.A. only gets better as he ages. BG is packed full of pulse pounding action, more funny stuff, and hot ladies to a point that your fingers would smoke if you had to hold this book in your hands.

I reiterate, Furlong and Cipriano are a perfect match.

My question to you is, why are you reading this review instead of Builder's Greed? Go get this book now. I'm not gonna provide spoilers, but I will remind you that J.A. Cipriano has also written a most wonderful book called, The Pen is mightier. Brilliant stuff all around, go download this book now!!!!

I said now!

You won't regret it. In fact, it has a very high probabilty of improving your mood. Avoid stress, enjoy life, nd read Builder's Greed today.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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An original concept but...

I cannot express the disappointment I am feeling after listening to this book. It seems that after the first book the author has either lost interest in the series or the previous volume was a fluke. Between the changed/ missing tenses or bumbling the characters current subject, I could only finish about two thirds of the book. And that was an exercise in willpower.

The narration was less than good as well. He seemed to 'phoning it in' as it were.

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Awesome

This series is very fun, it is a Harem series if that bothers you. If not then jump on in the water is fine ;-).

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  • James
  • Powderly, KY, United States
  • 04-07-18

The battle continues

Our hero gets better at fighting, still doesn't understand women and helps unleash lucifer. Narration is fantastic!

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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Only Slightly Better Then Book 1

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The author must be a 13 year old boy that played way to much W.O.W. . Ways to make it better? Maybe actually talk to a female before writing about them? The author spent all there "suspension of disbelief" points on the RPG story base.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'll try book 3

What about Gary Furlong’s performance did you like?

Gary has made a mediocre book passable. Good job man.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I still hold out hope. The story has potential.

Any additional comments?

I know this is a fantasy. A guy surrounded by bomb shell women is awesome. A battle with heaven and hell is great. Treating his girls like angles one min, and like dirt the next with a 2 year old like mood swing... not so good. The women acting like men with just different part.... not interesting.

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A fun bridge gap

Would you consider the audio edition of The Builder's Greed: The Legendary Builder, Volume 2 to be better than the print version?

The narration by Gary Furlong definitely elevates the book for me. I think he does a great job with all of the voices and gives everyone a unique personality through his reading.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I still find some of the harem bits underdeveloped and played out in an odd manner, like something from an anime. It slightly felt like a side step on the ending of the first book, but that might just be my personal feeling on it. With all of that said I still enjoyed my time in hell with Arthur, Gwen and the rest of their band of misfits.

Have you listened to any of Gary Furlong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to the first in this series and thought he did a great job in that as well. I haven't heard anything else he has done, but look forward to hearing him more in the future.

Any additional comments?

An overall enjoyable sequel, even though it felt maybe like an adventure in the middle of two books. It leaves us off in a very interesting place, and the next book will have some elements to throw a spanner in the works. If you enjoyed the first I think you will enjoy this one, and the adventure looks to continue on as strong it has.

I received a copy of this audible free and I'm thrilled to give my honest unbiased review