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The Dungeoneers Audiobook

The Dungeoneers

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After five years as a city guard, Durham's horizontal career trajectory adds a corkscrew when a mis-delivered order assigns him to caravan duty for an eclectic group of dwarves who hire themselves out as professional dungeoneers. No ruler wants to leave a powerful magical weapon lying about in a dungeon where just any prophesied upstart can stumble across it and use it to overthrow the kingdom. That's where the dungeoneers come in. Dungeons sacked, artifacts recovered, no job too big or too small. They're not adventurers; they're professionals. With the discovery that Durham may have arrived with a destiny attached to him, the dungeoneers find themselves in the midst of some history about to happen. Will experience and Dwarven know-how be enough to carry the day?

©2015 Jeffery Russell (P)2015 Jeffery Russell

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    Bill Bucket 12-05-15
    Bill Bucket 12-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Get past the narrator and the story is great"
    What aspect of Faust Kells’s performance would you have changed?

    He got off to a rough start. Quite a few of the sentences were read in a way that seemed like he wasn't sure which inflection to use so he decided to use them all. It got to be much better toward the end of the book.
    Note that when he says something that sounds like "ahk-in" he is reading the word "akin". Small thing, but it certainly knocks on that fourth wall.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a very funny story and is very well written. It's similar to NPCs by Drew Hayes.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    PretzelCoatl California 05-06-16
    PretzelCoatl California 05-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "If you like incompetent characters..."
    What disappointed you about The Dungeoneers?

    ...then this book is for you. That probably sounds sarcastic, but I mean it honestly. I know that the "bumbling, worthless main character that comes into his own" archetype is popular for some reason, but I can't stand it. The main character in this story may as well be a cardboard box for all the use he is. A literal monkey could have performed his tasks just as well. I took solace in the fact that the main villain was astoundingly competent and interesting, until he, too, became astoundingly incompetent towards the end.


    What was most disappointing about Jeffery Russell’s story?

    Again, the incompetence of the characters. The primary supporting cast was competent within their own element, but once outside it, they didn't really do anything. At all. Some of the characters were *stated* as being competent, but their overall actions didn't really support that, and it was annoying watching them blunder through things in the kind of luck-based fugue that indicates poor character writing.


    What didn’t you like about Faust Kells’s performance?

    I didn't feel that the narrator really did a good job of distinguishing the characters. To be fair, they were all pretty similar, and the author even stated they all had nonsensical accents, so I feel bad for the narrator, as this had to be a hard assignment, but it just didn't pull me in.


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

    It had some amusing moments. I can't recall any offhand, but perhaps a half dozen times I found myself smiling or noting that a line was particularly well-delivered.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Shopperstiltskin 04-18-16
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    "Playful and entertaining"

    If you want a serious story, look elsewhere. This is just a simple fun listen. He does an ok job with different voices, and it has its moments. If you like the D&D genre, and don't mind stretching the plausible to almost silly, you will like it. I see a few reviews where people expected a book to keep up with Drizzrt.... Different zip code entirely. It's good in a very different way.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    G. Amundsen Alaska 01-27-16
    G. Amundsen Alaska 01-27-16 Member Since 2013
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    "DnD game"

    A story written by the kinds of people I generally like playing DnD with. You could just feel the influence of practice at collaborative storytelling. Enjoyed the story. Would recommend.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie 03-17-16
    Charlie 03-17-16 Member Since 2017

    No spoiler reviews which reflect my unflinchingly honest opinion.

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    "Not a Fan"

    I made it halfway through before giving up. I really don't mind silly stories or brain candy- if they're relatively well done. This just wasn't. It was empty and boring. The personalities of the dwarves were completely empty, the storyline beyond predictable, just... not worth the time or energy.

    I am a gamer and I do appreciate things like this, normally. This just wasn't one of those times. Give this one a pass.

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    Jeremy 02-11-16
    Jeremy 02-11-16 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    Great story great narrator. had me from beginning to end. I will be waiting for more.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan Keith 01-25-16
    Ryan Keith 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "hilarious!"

    Well written, great story, and the narrator was amazing! very humurous as well, i liked this one.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Canada 05-08-17
    Amazon Customer Canada 05-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Magnificent"

    I first bought this audiobook more than a year ago. It fell off of my radar, and I didn't listen to it until recently. I deeply regret the delay.
    There are so many great lines in this book. Not just funny ones, although they abound, but moving ones, and thought provoking ones too. Near everyone one, at some point or another in their life, considers being an author. Mr. Russell's skill with a descriptive phrase has convinced me that I am not one.
    And Faust Kells. He does not read this book. He does not narrate this book. He PERFORMS this book. I am afraid that in some parts, he overshadowed the material with which he was working. Call it a give and take.
    But, I don't want to oversell it. So, yeah, it's pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    04-20-17
    04-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Story! can't wait for more!"

    had some issues on what I believe was chapter 12 but loved it! Can wait for more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Hamilton 03-24-17
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    "good"

    it was good, I have to write 15 words to leave a review which blows but I liked it so i'll do it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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