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David knows all about working in a dead-end job. At least he thinks he does. After a freak accident in the barren wilderness of the Australian outback, he finds himself confronted with the true meaning of the term. David is now a dungeon core, charged with producing armies of minions and ensuring his domain is a place where the unworthy go to die. 

But the accident not only transformed David, it fractured him. Part of his psyche still remains with his broken body. When an interloper wrestles control of the dungeon away from him, David must brave real-world perils to ensure that both he and the dungeon he has become will survive.

Can David withstand the breaking of his body and ravaging of his soul? Will he reunite with his dungeon self in time to destroy the menace trying to take over his dungeon? There’s only one way to find out - listen to Dungeon Configure today.

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Fun take on the genre's usual limitations

The manner in which this book deals with the usual issue of the limited range of a dungeon is a fun one, splitting the dungeon and core into two semi-independent entities rather than simply adding an additional supporting character leads to some interesting differences in the mechanics due to their connected nature. Throughout this book the author seems to enjoy playing around with a number of the tropes of the genre, but it is mostly done with good-natured, but somewhat dark humour that still seems to respect the ideas being mocked, portraying dungeon fairies as malignant creatures seeking to entrap a dungeon core rather than the usual benign helpers being an obvious early one. The performance of the narrator helps to further enhance this book with a good range of distinctive tones and voices to support a varied cast of characters. Overall, this was a strong start to the series and I am interested to see how it progresses in the future. [Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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Dark dungeon core book

This was one of my delves into the dungeon core after reading quite a few LitRPG books. So I've not got any direct comparison in this sub-genre to compare with but I enjoyed this book. This was a refreshing change to have this book set in Australia. This gave the book a nice refreshing feel and some nice colloquialism. With Troy Neenan coming from Australia why not use what you are familiar with. I do have a bit of a warning needed as this book can be quite macabre in its actions and descriptions which isn't for everyone. In some places it does get very dark. This book has two sets of narrative stories. The first follows the dungeon as it researches and sets traps to defend itself and the second story follows David in the ‘read’ world as he tries get back to normality and he gradually realises his connection with the dungeon. Both viewpoints were quite different and I enjoyed following both stories. The dungeon progression was very interesting and had some use of real life items and science (it didn’t follow the usual Goblin, Orcs, Troll route). There were a few issue but were quite minion as I could overlook them. With the dungeon and main character both being called David it was hard to sometime work out which one we were currently following for a sentence or two until they mention something that makes you realise which one we are now following. Also the author liked to us ‘something happen and then backtracking telling us what previously – Like what TV shows do showing you something weird or out of character and then saying previous 24 earlier). A few times when there was a time jump I thought I had missed a chapter or forgot what I listened to the day before. Travis Baldree did a great job with the narration. He made everything more interest and use a good selection of voices. I will consider picking up the next one as I would love to see how Troy expands the world. [Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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on the fence.

I'm not sure about this book, I had to listen to it twice, it's a great concept, and well presented. The issue is for me I struggled to follow it, re-listening to certain chapter just make sure I was on the right path. the narration is spot on, faultless even. over all I'm quite sure this will appeal to the masses.

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Great read.

Honestly the only reason why it was 4 instead of a 5 for story is that am a very hard person to please. Good over all, a really fun read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-04-20

A fun interesting take on a dungeon core novel.

First off I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review. that said I am very pleased with the whole thing. it took the dungeon core story and while keeping the features that I enjoy twisted them enough to be new and interesting. I particularly enjoy the small knocks on issues that litrpg and dungeon core books often have. they made me chuckle. no harem which is often for the best and a mc who really seems to be a good guy in a strange situation. I definitely recommend giving it a go.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 02-05-20

Intense!

I had not come across a horror book within the gamelit genre but I really enjoyed it. It was really intense. Travis Baldree is an excellent with the narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-20

The Dungeon Core we Needed

This is an excellent rendition of the normal Dungeon Core books. Are Hero having been a geek all his life identifies the genre and uses it to his advantage. Amazing book. I couldn’t stop listening. Loved the whole thing and can’t wait for installment 2

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 26-04-20

Great first audiobook!

Good story and narration! David gets turned into a dungeon and a dungeon core in the Australian outback. Now he has to figure out how to survive as a dungeon in the wild! Travis does a great job with the narration really bringing the characters to life. This one was really interesting, and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • Cory
  • 24-04-20

we had to wait a while but it was worth it

we had to wait a while for this being on audio but it was worth it that's a good story and he handles the splitting of the two parts of the dungeon core the Voice Talent works very well with the accents and the pit trap that he go to phone into we're clearly defined such as the harem cliche that often place the genre

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  • Spooky Mike
  • 01-06-20

Really Fun Dungeon Core

Full disclosure this is not my genre and not something I would have picked up if it wasn’t for Travis Baldree narrating this. I have to say while I am primarily a horror guy, this was a lot of fun and would easily say there are enough horror aspects in this to satisfy me. Something about how the story was told and all the intricacies of the word Neenan created really worked well for me. For a litRPG story I really enjoyed what this had to offer. Again, since this isn’t my genre I can’t even say what I was expecting, but what I got was something quite enjoyable. I really liked David and found his path through the dungeon core quite satisfying. There was a lot of horror elements surrounding his path and that definitely resonated with me. It was graphic and quite gruesome, just how I like more stories. The real reason I listened to this novel is that I am a huge fan of Travis Baldree’s narrations. He has a wide range of voices for the characters and does a fantastic job. You can hear the emotion and energy he puts into his narration and brings every story he tells to life. If you haven’t checked out his other works, you owe it to yourself to do so. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • MissWings
  • 26-05-20

Good narration.

The narrator does a passable Australian accent. Not being from Australia, I'm not sure if it would sound authentic to someone from that country, but it sounded pretty accurate to this American listener. I've discovered I'm not generally a fan of the dungeon core subgenre of RPG lit books, preferring to read about people playing a game, rather than building dungeons for other players to go through, but overall I liked this book. A good sense of humor in parts, but balanced with some horror elements nicely. Note: I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kiel
  • 15-05-20

original and compelling

this was one best most original dungeon cores that's been released in a long time, I was hooked and knew I was going to love it the moment the dungeon found it's fairy. Can't wait for book 2.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-05-20

Fed a fairy to a bug zapper?!

Oh my goodness, this book is good. The fairy scene had me dieing. It's good to see that trope being literally killed. I love the grit, and lack of gratuity. The language was quippy, and engaging. the story was compelling, and I just kept wondering what was going to happen. I am glad I read it, and I'm sad they're isn't more. Not many books I've read have kept my interest as well as this one has. Thank you for the awesome read.

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  • Kwabena Speller
  • 05-05-20

Very Interesting

Narrator is a master. The layout of the story makes it a fun and funny listen/read.

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