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The Duchess of Hammers: 2nd Dive Begins

World Tree Online Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Anneliese Rennie
Series: World Tree Online Series, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Bye-bye is back! Just a week since the 1st Dive came to an end, Bye-bye and his friends find themselves in Root City, a city built up around the World Tree itself. This sprawling metropolis is filled with potential and danger in equal measure.

Barely logged in and just starting to put plans in place for the month-long dive into the World Tree Online, they are quickly entangled in a quest with far-reaching consequences, should they fail. They are also in charge of ensuring Duchess of Hammerton survives the next week to make it home. Standing in their way is a love cult bound and determined to kidnap her. If that wasn’t enough, there are those who plot in the dark places hidden just under the surface of Root City.

Can Bye-bye and his friends survive the aptly nicknamed Duchess of Hammers and the trouble that follows her?

©2018 M.A. Carlson (P)2019 Spectrum Audiobooks

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FIXED (was: Recording corrupt)

Edit (Dec 20, 2019):
Audible fixed this by adding the missing chapters, so I’ve fixed my rating.
Note that the chapter numbers are still messed up in the app (goes from 13 to 17, but it is just the numbers shown, the correct chapters are there in the correct order).

Edit:
Confirmed by getting ebook, 3 Chapters missing from audio (14-16).

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Gaps in story make me believe there is a problem with the recordings.

Mention of fight at sundry store, Keith dancing, and never seemed to do advanced spear training with tiger dude.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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A Fun Read!

I enjoyed the group interaction, the Thief is a blast - mystery, humor, sneakiness,more to be found. This has been a fun read/listen, as I enjoy the narrator,s Protagoras of each character and cannot wait for book 3. Keep up the good work.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Erik
  • Champaign, IL
  • 01-16-20

Every bit as good as The Curse of Hurling Ridge

I enjoyed listening to this LitRPG audiobook. The characters are all unique and have their own voices. It was enjoyable to watch Bye Bye's adventures. I actually enjoy that players have over-the-top names while NPCs have more realistic names. I like Bye Bye Jacko's class, he makes reading in-game literature sound fun.

My only real complaint is that the real world barely plays any role in the in-game story, it almost feels tacked on. Since almost all of the story takes place in-game, that doesn't bother me.

The narration was quite good, and Anneliese used different voices for different characters. There was a bit of a mix-up with the chapter order with audible, but that seems to have been resolved.

If you enjoyed The Curse of Hurling Ridge, you can't go wrong with The Duchess of Hammers.

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Solid

In my mind, a five star book is one that you list to over and over again. I enjoy this series and my gripes are generally very low. I did end up reading this series digitally before buying the audible book so I guess I wasn't as excited to get ahold of it as the first time I read it. Still though, I find it to be a good series and I look forward to new content for it. I think I liked the first book a bit more than the second though offhand.There was nothing wrong with this book but it is kind of a two parter with this being the first half of what felt like a to be continued.

Good job, looking forward to more content.

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Too many accents/ Very Corny

This is not a book a can recommend, the characters are flat and the few attempts to add depth fail, and what would have been character growth is undermined by the very next chapter.

the narration is one of the worst I've ever heard, everyone has a British accent and those who don't have really bad Scottish accents. At some points I couldn't endure it and I just skipped the chapter.

There are so many things to complain about, but I'll leave it with this. The characters are terrible, the narration sounds like ravens screeching and the plot is more predictable than an episode of Matlock.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful