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Dungeon Eternium

Divine Dungeon Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Divine Dungeon Series, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

Unlikely allies uniting across the world. Blood feuds that span centuries. A single chance at life.

The world watches the sky with trepidation. The insanity of Xenocide knew no bounds, and all will soon suffer the effects he had planned for a millennium. Though none know what is to come, they all know it isn't going to be easy to survive.

The Master has a plan, one that can give the world at large a way to escape the onrushing desolation. It may be on the bleeding edge of morality and what he needs might prove too difficult to secure, but the Master asks for trust.

Cal and Dale both have their role to play as the world hurtles toward destruction. One needs to bring the races of the world together while the other simply needs to survive. Surrounded by supposed allies, the duo will do all that they can to succeed - but with every new arrival comes rising tensions and faltering trust.

The apocalypse is coming. Will honor or greed stand the test of time?

©2019 Mountaindale Press (P)2019 Tantor

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actor change killed it

The change of voice actor killed this book for me. it just killed my whole view of the fantasy world. not that he is bad it's justin am used to the other guy.

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Changed Narrator

Sadly with all the voices of the main characters changed this was a lot harder to follow.. No attempt was made to even emulate the previous work.

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New narrator lost abit of soul

its just not the same. All charecters had their own voice and now its just a mess. the story is still great but like call abit of the soul is missing

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Great Story, Terrible Narration

The story was great, 10 out of 10.

But the fact they changed the narrator was one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard of. Saddled with the fact that the new narrator didn't even make them sound even remotely the same, right the way down to a full personality shift. Personally I had no idea who people were until their names were read out loud.

Note: Love Lukes other work, he's brought so many books to life for me but this one, he stright up murdered.

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Utterly Ruined

I'm sure Luke Daniels is actually a pretty good narrator, but it totally breaks the immersion and continuity of this story, replacing Vikas Adam was a massive mistake.

The characters are all so different, sometimes I had to pause and look up some info to remind myself who was who.

As far as I can tell, absolutely no effort has been made to maintain any accents or traits, and all the female characters sound like gruff northern men, its such a shame!

I think I am going to have to go back and read this entire series the old fashioned way to really appreciate this fifth book, and I am absolutely dreading getting Raze, the next Completionist Chronicles Series book, as it will also clearly be utterly ruined.

Dakota, what have you done?

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So disappointing

I don’t know why Dakota decided to change narrators right at the end of the series but it’s just to jarring I tried but I really can’t do it. Listening to over 4 books with Vicas Adam u get used to the voices but then to suddenly here a different narrator that does every voice differently I couldn’t tell who was saying what unless it’s directly mentioned where as before I could tell just from the voice exactly who was speaking. It saddens me to say I’ll be returning this book and will just stick with the ebook

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Great as rest of the Serie

Story was as captivating as other 4 books were. I really enjoyd storytelling and how it finnished story.
Didn't really like reader. All female characters sounded manlier than male characters. Couldn't really distinguise characters from each other. My mind always tried to hear voices from the previous books narrator.

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It’s a new story

What’s with the choice to change the narrator? It’s more than the change of voices and tone given the the words making the characters seem like different people. The whole story sounds like a stand alone book and not the next instalment in the series. It ruined the whole series for me and if you have never started these books I recommend not doing so simply for this fact. If like me you don’t have the time to read the actual book and listen to audios this series has become a disappointment because of that one mistake. Such a shame!

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Felt rushed

I am disappointed with this book. I really enjoyed the rest of the series, but this book felt rushed.

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good book bad reader

did not like the reader. everybody sounded like a male cowboy. but the story is nice. not a lot of dungoen stuff in this one, lots of deal making. whoe gets to survive? find out for you self.

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  • Rab Beverly
  • 20-10-19

Change of narrator is very disturbing

Changing from Vikas Adams to Luke Daniels is very jarring. Characters who once sounded convincingly female now sound like whiskey-drinking obese grandfathers. Rose became a 50 year old Scottish man who loves smokey single malts, at least from the voice. Dani is an old sailor recovering from a bout of tuberculosis. Cal is suddenly a kibbitzing Northeasterner with a heavy, if slightly hard to place, accent. That said, the story is still a lot of fun. And, after a book or so maybe I'll adapt to these new voices. I sure do miss Vikas Adams' narrations of these characters though.

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  • T.J. Duke
  • 17-10-19

ugh, narrator

I enjoyed Luke Daniels reading Rexxus, it was different, but felt like a valid interpretation of the characters. Here, he completely ignored everything Vikas Adams did and gave all character voices new quirks. I got really tired of Cal sounding like an impression of Peter Griffin, and various other characters gaining random accents. It was difficult to get into the story because of this.

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  • A. Morgan
  • 18-10-19

Great story; but I've been spoiled by Vikas Adam

Enjoyed the book. A *little* predictable (which is why I dislike prequels so much) if you've read the previous books in the series as well as the Completionist Chronicles to this point. But it still made me laugh and smile and I still enjoyed the ride (something I can rarely say about prequels in general).

<spoiler level="minor">
Also re-started the Ritualist and loved the name of the "game" the "Certified Altruistic Lexicon" was in charge of. *That* made me laugh for a solid minute.
</spoiler>

As an Audible listener I was disappointed in the performance. I hate to be critical as I doubt I could do any better and I *know* I've been spoiled by Vikas Adam. But the reader for this one only had one true "female" voice (and it was just wrong for Rose; and wasn't even used for Dani...not that it would work for her either) and kept using the wrong voice for the wrong character (the number of times Cal's voice was used for Dani was especially frustrating as they were talking to one another).

Rant over. Just wanted to get it off my chest.

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  • kyle
  • 18-10-19

Needs old narrator.

Almost felt like a different story. Wasn't happy with so many people sounding like red necks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-10-19

Same issue every other reviewer has

Please Audible. Can you consider making it a principle to not change a narrator with a long series. It feels like the characters have gone through extreme personality changes. I didn't check before buying for a narrator assuming it is business as usual. Luke seems like he is overacting the roles maybe it is just because the other guy was more low key and calm.

Went though this experience with Got and also suffered. Like imagine you wake up one day and your two best friends switched voices

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  • Daniel
  • 17-10-19

change in narrator nearly killed all characters.

It is sad to follow a book series this deep and have the narrator changed out.

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  • Josh Ferguson
  • 18-10-19

Great story, but.....

Ok, so the story itself is great. I understand that the author had no option about changing the narrator, but wow, it really ruined the adventure for me. I felt like I was starting a new book series. Vikas Adams did a wonderful job with the voice acting in the previous books. Luke Daniels, while a good narrator, makes me have to repeat sections of dialogue, as all of the characters (especially the female characters) have varying degrees of the same male voice, with southern and french accents. I haven't even yet finished the book, but I really hope it is the last one so that I can move on with my wounded heart.

Edit: After finishing the book, I am glad that the series is over. I've loved this series, and I really got to love the characters, but the voice change up, even with the lore as to why, just too negatively changed the beat of the story. Hans is by far one of my favorite characters, and I feel like he was completely replaced. Luke Daniels is really great in the Ascend Online series, but here, it just didn't measure up to the bar Vikas set. Thanks Dakota, I still can't wait for the next Completionist book to release next month!

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  • Kyle Garrett
  • 18-10-19

It's good, but read it yourself.

Do you remember the 90's, and saturday morning cartoons, where 4kids would just take anime and plaster random dubs over a show, totally changing the tone and feel of a series just to make a profit? Well, that's what this book is like.

Luke Daniels is a narrator I've enjoyed before, but his voices just don't work for this series. The tone genuinely sounds like a saturday morning cartoon at times, with his voices sometimes being far too exaggerated, especially when compared to the voices done by Vikas Adams. Speaking of voice comparisons, Daniels' voices sound nothing like the ones performed by Adams. We're on the 5th book of a series, so such a dramatic change in how characters sound is very jarring and confusing. If he was at least trying to sound similar to Vikas' voices I could accept it, but he gives characters radically different voices, and sometimes different accents, and as a result it's hard to immerse myself in the series, since I'm constantly confused on who is talking, and constantly comparing his voices to the voices I'm expecting.

I feel bad going so hard against Daniels, but I just didn't enjoy his version of these characters at all and genuinely wish I'd just read the book myself. The story itself is great, and exactly what I expected from the series, but the narration change seriously hurts my enjoyment of this series.

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  • Robert Lane
  • 21-10-19

All female Voices sound like grumpy old man voice

Love the series. Love previous Narrator but they switched Narrator and well.... its a good story but you have to suffer through horrible voices on some of the characters. Don't get me wrong you can still enjoy the story but many times when the narrator switches voices I have to concentrate on who is supposed to be talking because the voice just does not fit the character. If you loved the previous books you will get this one and its worth the credit. I just hope Dakota goes back to Vikas Adam as Narrator.

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  • Chris Chayer
  • 15-10-19

Vikas Adam was better.

Let me start by saying I like the narrator Luke Daniels, but Vikas Adam was better. Also not sure why they felt the need to switch narrators so far into a book series, Vikas also had more distinct voices which made it easier to follow. A disappointing change for this fan of Dakota Kraut.

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