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The Station Core: A Dungeon Core Epic

Station Cores, Book 1
Narrated by: Miles Meili
Series: Station Cores, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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Milton Frederick was arguably the best player of Crowned Lieges of Destiny in the entire world. As the strategy coordinator for one of the top guilds, he was beginning to actually make a living from it. That was, until he was abducted by aliens.

Instead of your stereotypical grey aliens with big black eyes who like to perform anal probes upon unsuspecting victims for unknown reasons, the Collective had a more altruistic purpose. Sure, kidnapping 100 humans from Earth, ripping them away from their lives and families, and erasing their memories doesn’t sound great - but the way they saw it, the benefits would far outweigh these side-effects. Seriously, who wouldn’t want their consciousness trapped in a Station Core, subjected to the whims of a collection of alien races, and then ordered to defend against other hostile aliens for all eternity? They’d be immortal - so...bonus!

Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), the Station Core now known as Milton never arrived at his destination. Severely damaged and confused about what happened to him, he woke up to find himself trapped inside a massive chicken egg on a strange, primitive world filled with curious - and deadly - creatures.

Now, in order to survive the harsh environment, Milton has to rely on a snarky, foul-mouthed AI guide to show him what it means to be a Station Core. With her help, he might just live long enough to figure out a way to get off the planet - if only he wasn’t so afraid of squirrels....

Contains litRPG/gamelit elements such as level progression and experience, optional tables, no harems, and a heavy dungeon-core emphasis.

Based on feedback, there has been an update to include the absent footnotes to the narration. Many of the longer stat table footnotes are contained in separate chapters for ease of listening.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Jonathan Brooks (P)2019 Jonathan Brooks

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His evil plan worked!

Caveat: I recieved this book for free.
So, his evil plan of making me want more worked. After listening to this book, I will be getting more books written by him in the future.
I don't like spoilers, but I do like little murder critters.

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Chaotic and Fun

I've read and listened to a few dungeon core series and this has to be one of the best. The main character is quirky but funny and his companion would put any sailors mouth to shame. BEWARE the squirrels. This book is a great listen and I cannot wait for the next in the series to come out. I highly recommend this series.

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A great Dungeon Core story, but

The Station Core has a pretty solid plot behind it. A pacifist alien group has come under attack. They simply do not have it in their culture to kill their opponents. Naturally, they look for someone that can do such a thing. Sadly, humans come straight to mind as being capable of this. The aliens kidnap 100 individuals and turn them into Station Cores (read Dungeon Core). A few of the military types pass away before they can be collected and converted, so they grab a few gamers to fill their roster. Something happens and one of the gamer's core is launched into space and lands on a different wold. The game core needs to rely on his gamer knowledge to figure out how to survive and what to do from here.

I really enjoyed the premise for this story and main character. I just want to be clear that this book does have one large factor that will limit it's audience. The other main character curses like a sailor. I like to listen to audible books while i'm working around the house with my kids. This is NOT a book that you can do that with. As long as you are alright with heavy language, you will enjoy this book!

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great spin on a dungeon core story!!!

Fun story and great narration!

The main character (a gamer) is kidnapped by aleans and transformed into a dungeon core and somehow finds himself stranded on an unknown planet. Shenanigans ensue!

well worth a credit!

I can't wait for the next book in this series to come out!

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good but short

Enjoyed it thoroughly but short enough to dock a star, narration was solid.

Although I do appreciate the way they tried to streamline the presentation of stats in a narrated book, it was still just as cumbersome as usual and didn't help much. Though I've never had much of a problem with that except in some few books that went to silly lengths of unnecessary detail

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refreshing twist on the core concept

pleasant performance, no jarring voiceacting. as mentioned by someone, contains a lot of swearing but it's integral to one of the characters and completely in character. story carries nicely, timeline jumps a bit but keeps a nice pace.. development progresses nicely but stalls a bit in the first quarter, looking forward to the next book :)

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Great

It really is a great book. Looking forward to the next books and finding out if he ever makes a space ship.

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A good start

Interesting start, but A lot of unanswered questions. Story jumps a little as main characters take a time out. I would think it put into such a position a person might do more then take a multi year nap. Hoping next story in series evens out a little more. Series has good potential, and interesting concepts.

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A really fun listen.

If you enjoy LITRPG, you will enjoy this one. The story was fun and got to it quickly. I enjoyed the characters and like the world building very much. The narrator was wonderful. Finished over a weekend and will immediately start the second in the series!

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Entertaining

Very entertaining dungeon core story. Initially, I thought this was going to be a space or military adventure.Although it turned out differently, it was a pretty awesome, fun adventure.

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  • Jim
  • 11-20-19

Not what I expected, but good anyway

I was at least half expecting this to be a more sci-fi setting, rather than pure fantasy, but I wasn't disappointed when it wasn't.

It's has a clever rationale for the setup of the situation, interesting and likable characters, and a nice world setting.

My only criticism would be that the book is paced a little slowly at times, but overall still worth the read (well, listen) and I'll definitely be continuing the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-19

Not my normal listen ... really glad I did!

I’ve been reading litRPG for a while now, but never of this type and I’m so glad I did. Exceeded my expectations in every way possible. Looking forward to book 2!

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  • Mauritz Krylander
  • 11-09-19

Disappointed

This book had a good concept. Very good in fact I thought the idea was intresting.

unfortunately the author effectively railroads the story into a dungeon core novel. This may be what some people want out of this book but I found it a copy of his previous works and to destroy a lot of potential.

For example the author creates stats which are arbitrary and uses increasingly weak excuses to explain things like not being able to improve them on command. This is obviously to railroad the story into a dungeon novel.

It's sad that the author had such a good concept and wastes it could have space fleets and plantary wars between cores instead we have a core stuck in a hole leaking radiation as an excuses to have a dungeon novel.

As a dungeon novel it's still bad not much intreasting happens. Too slow paced and not enough note worthy events. The dungeon core may take centuarys to achieve even the smallest amount of progress unfortunately I will be long dead by then so I will have to pass on this series.

As far as the narrator he was less then great dont get me wrong nothing wrong with him I just personally found his style a bit grating not enough to detract from the story though.

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  • CJ Silva
  • 09-14-19

Top Notch Dungeon book

Really liked the concept of this story and want to hear more of it. Stats by the buck and good humour 5 Stars!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-19

Good book, good time

Loved this book! Time just flew by. Can't wait to listen it the next volume.

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  • Dave M
  • 08-06-19

Good take on the LitRPG theme

Good first book of a series, fun and well paced. Some of the swearing although funny maybe a little excessive. looking forward to the next book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-20-19

hi

Where is the marine monster. after all the waste go's into the water. fish or snake?