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Dungeon Bringer 1: A litRPG Adventure

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Series: Dungeon Bringer, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Summary

Construct your dungeon. Summon your monster girls. Slaughter your foes.
 

When the Inkolana Cartel's experimental computer network comes under attack, they give white-hat hacker Clay Knight two hours to fix the problem.
 

If he succeeds, he'll be rich beyond his wildest dreams.
 

If he fails, he's a dead man.
 

But when Clay hacks the hackers, he stumbles into an ancient ritual that summons him to the dusty, forgotten world of Soketra. In this strange new land, Clay finds dungeons, monsters, and a fierce pride of beautiful cat women who believe he is the reincarnation of the ancient Dungeon Lord Rathokhetra. With a band of bloodthirsty dungeon raiders on his doorstep, Clay must master his new abilities and gather guardians for his territory to save himself and his army of warrior women from a fate darker than death.

©2019 Shadow Alley Press (P)2019 Shadow Alley Press

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Dungeon harem with a good storyline

really enjoyed this performance was very good made me think if Micheal Scott earl made a dungeon lord book it would probably look a little like this . if you like William d Rand's work as well you probably enjoy this definelty worth a go if your a fan of harems dungeons books monster girls and litrpgs portal fantasy's . if your a fan of these types and especially if your a fan of all of these . I'm just about to read book 2 as I can not wait for the audio to find out what happens next .

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Yup a good book

A good book plot line is solid ish , author knows the litrpg or gamelit way of narrating and packets it full of action and humor.

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  • kian
  • England
  • 18-05-19

same as the rest

the narrator did a great job and it's part of the reason I got the book but it didn't live up to standard, too simple and characters lack depth and back story. maybe it's just me but I didn't find it engaging.

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Very entertaining

I really enjoyed this book a nice twist on dungeon building and lit RPG. The narrator was very good and did detract from the story . There is a bit of harem in the book but it’s not crude and over done it leaves more to your imagination which I find adds to the story rather than detracts from it . I will be picking up the second book on audible and will probably read it on kindle ul if it’s on there .

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Great listen

Simply one of the top three books I've listened to the narrator does really well to bring you into the story and it is really well written

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  • pldittrich
  • 29-05-19

another great gamelit harem.

This was an excellent title of its type. Now, it didnt blow my socks off with its creativity and unique genius, which is the only reason the story didnt get a 5. You wont see a whole hell of a lot that truly surprises you, if u r into the harem gamelit genre. It hits everything you would expect. but that isnt necessarily a bad thing. This genre is fairly niche. But this book hits all the right buttons for people who are into this sort of thing. Including hot catgirls, with a neat egyptian theme that is just waaayyyyy underappreciated in its hotness. so glad somebody finally recognized that.
Now, if you are looking for graphic sex scenes, then you may need to go elsewhere. fade to black is device used here for MOST of the actual sex scenes (there is some, just not a lot). Frankly, i prefer it this way. These types of stories are way better when the author takes the time to descriptively help u appreciate the scenery as you go, and build the tension. the little, constant things, that all add up to a great experience. Thats so much better than just one flimsy excuse after the next for people to start humping. Frankly, it kinda kills a book like this if i have to keep hearing certain 4 letter words for male genitalia ALL THE TIME. id much rather enjoy subtle and detailed descriptions of his female companions in their various states, because women can just be sexy in a lot of different ways doing a lot of different things (that's just how most of us with Y chromosomes see it).
So, while this mostly wont blow u away with originality, its an excellent book of the genre and well worth the listen. And the author seems to have been like "i dont care how cliche it seems, catgirls are awesome, and so i see no reason there shouldnt be plenty in my story". And i applaud him for this. There is nothing wrong with finding an excuse to use what people LIKE.
The author also made the very wise choice to enlist James Patrick Cronin. Not only does this show he did his homework and found a good narrator, it also shows he was willing to invest in the best for his book. I'm not knocking authors who go for more bargain deals when looking for their narrator. Tough world. i get it.
However, when an author cares enough to invest in someone well known in harem gamelit circles, and favored by those listeners, it makes all the difference. Hell, i often look for new audio books based solely on what certain narrators have been doing, and james patrick Cronin is one of those narrators.
On the narrator, i saw some reviews above complained about Cronin's use of a "french" accent for the sort of egyptian cat ladies. Initially, i would have said that he needed a foreign accent to help distinguish characters, and i would have been fine with that argument alone. However, look up arabic and egyptian accents. if u start googling it, you will find many links talking about how similar they are to the french accent. Like, native speakers will sometimes mistake it.
What does this mean? it isnt just a french accent, its the accent most appropriate for the setting. Cronin did his research. those people who complained about the "French accent killing it for them", had no idea what the appropriate accent for the setting would have actually sounded like. Because it would have sounded very much like a french accent. so, if you go into the book and are like "why does this egyptian catgirl sound french?", just ask urself if u know what an EGYPTIAN accent would actually sound like. Because u probably dont. Cronin nailed it. look it up if u dont believe me.
So, fans of gamelit, monster girls, and dungeon core novels, go for it. This book hits all the right buttons. well worth a listen. im looking forward to book 2.

- note: i did receive a free credit for this book as part of a random giveaway. just want to b upfront. but it isnt like they were paying me to leave a review, or made me legally obligated. Its just the decent thing to do, if they are kind enough to give u a free listen. Ive tried to be fair and honest with my review though, and hope thats adequately reflected here.

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  • Brett Siegel
  • 22-05-19

Decent read

Definitely a decent 1st by a new author. Not too much harem. Good tactical content. Will definitely give the next book in the series a read.

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  • Steven
  • 06-06-19

Loved it!

Dungeon building and an army of cat girls, what more do you need to know? I loved listening to this book. It is one of the best dungeon building books I've read so far. I was a little worried about the harem aspect but Nick did an outstanding job of showing how to properly incorporate that aspect into a book. At no point did I feel like that aspect was taking over the story or drawing away from it at all. James Patrick Cronin does an amazing job at bringing this story and its characters to life. The different ranges of voices he uses really helps draw you in to the story. I'm looking forward to the release of the second and third books in this series. I definitely recommend that everyone give this book a try.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-19

Wow

Im gonna be upfront here, I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

With that out of the way, I LOVED this audiobook. I usually try to stay away from harem (sex scenes usually kind of skeeve me out) but I figured I would take a chance on it when I saw a code giveaway. Boy am I glad I did!

From the very beginning, I was pulled right into the role of Clay, thanks to James' fantastic narrative skills. The action started strong and fast, and never slowed down from there.

I loved Clay's bold "Get it done" attitude, and the snark was STRONG. I adore strong snark.

The named females were great, and built up the MC just like a good harem should.

My only problem, if it could be called a problem, is that I need more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-05-19

Had High Hopes

I had high hopes that this would be a good book. I was disappointed by the strange gamelike rules that make no real sense. Originality in creating the dungeon was squashed by these arbitrary RULES.

Also the main character supposed to be an extreamly talented Hacker. Yet he has no backup strategies. His intelligence does not show through as much as it should. The simple fact that he actually believes that his kidnappers would pay him 1 billion dollars marks his intellect as less than stated by his backstory.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-06-19

Well written

Depth and character in its own way with furies and a basic but less intricate RPG mechanic compared to other titles. Perfect blend of such elements with other story elements however and no immersive either.

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  • Marcopolo
  • 11-06-19

Good Start

A good start for a series a bit of a different take on a introduction to the new world. It will be interesting to see the explanation of the method of transference. I found the characters interesting and am intrigued to see their development. The narration was very good and I look forward to the next audiobook!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-06-19

loved it!

I won this audiobook on a giveaway, but it is one I've been looking forward to for quite a while. I loved the story and the dungeon mechanics! definitely worth a listen too!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-19

A Great Beginning

A great combination of real world and game. you dislike the bad guys and root for the hero's. cant wait for part 2

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  • Dakota Murphy George
  • 24-05-19

Great book

Great book to add to one's library. Having a success Hacker as a MC was enjoyable. I am looking forward to seeing how the series continues.