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Summary

Contains all five books in the Station Cores series: 

  • The Station Core - Book 1 
  • The Quizard Mountains - Book 2 
  • The Guardian Guild - Book 3 
  • The Kingdom Rises - Book 4 
  • The Other Core - Book 5 

In addition, there are some bonuses: 

  • Hand-drawn maps (admittedly done by me without much artistic talent) that I used to help me write the series 
  • A fun 12,000-word short story that combines the Dungeon World and Station Cores universes. 

Milton Frederick was originally abducted from his apartment to help defend one batch of pacifistic aliens called The Collective against another set of homicidal aliens called Heliothropes...but he never quite made it that far. Instead, during the process where his human consciousness was ripped from his body and inserted into a massive metal contraption called a Station Core, the ship that he was being transported on blew up and he was sent hurtling through space. 

Crash-landing on an unknown planet with just a foot-and-a-half tall, foul-mouthed, nanite-formed AI guide called ALANNA to tell him what happened, Milton has to come to terms with his new existence as a giant metal egg, defend his hazardously-in-need-of-repair outer shell from the dangerous local wildlife (including blood-thirsty squirrels), and manage the unique radiation spewing from his damaged internal reactor - all while figuring out how the heck to get off the planet. 

All of his work building a “dungeon” underground, defending it with makeshift traps, and filling it with small Combat Units may work well enough against the random beasts wandering around, but they’re next to useless when something else even more dangerous shows up knocking on his door: people. Not humans, of course, but the local equivalent - Proctans - who are similar enough to Milton’s original species...though with one major difference. 

They all have unique special abilities that looks suspiciously like “magic”. 

However, there is an even bigger threat that looms on the horizon not only for Milton, but all the Proctans as well....

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

©2019 Jonathan L. Brooks (P)2020 Jonathan L. Brooks

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Great listen, didn’t want it too end

To get all the books in one set is brilliant ! I really enjoy listening to the worlds Jonathan creates and this is another one I hardly put down. Can be stat heavy at times, but Jonathan has done a great thing in putting the stats in to separate chapters so can be skipped if you want, although I never did personally ! It’s def worth a listen in my opinion

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Not what I was expecting

Wow. What a ride. This is a real entertaining, well written and well voiced bargain of a book. Even if the title and blurb hints otherwise, it is a fantasy dungeon core story. Just replaced Magic with some sciency terms. And what an epic story it is!
Almost the whole 56 hours (yes, really 56 hours for just one credit!) take place on a fantasy-like planet.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book for everyone who liked the genre!

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A great book but..

the story itself is awesome and I had a little to many late nights listening to this.

one negative thing though (and it's the only one)
even tho I like stats etc and the lit RPG genre. this book is extremely repetitive and reads up all stats over and over again.. it is to an extent that it almost interrupts the story to many times.
most stats are separate chapter readings and can be skipped by going to the next chapter.

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bad language unnecessary.

I have no idea what the issue with the bad language is here, but it's put me off from even finishing book 1.
the performance was fantastic, representing all the different alien races and traits with their voices. pity that was only in the prologue.

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A lot of book for one token!

I really liked this tale and hope the is another in the series.
There are a lot of stat update chapters but it has been made so that you can skip past them without ruining the story.
Also this is all 5 books so you get the full tale rather than being left on cliff hangers.

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great books!!

loved every minute of it definitely worth a listen is you are into dungeon books :)

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Good story if too long

Epic story, although very stat heavy. litrpg is a genre that needs more authors like this. There was some nice character development but perhaps not enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-21

No more stats please

Decent story but please no more stats. every stats chapter is like pulling teeth and makes a decent story into a headache.

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  • Charles Lawrence
  • 16-12-20

Too many damn stat chapters

Overall the story and narration is fine.

But there’s just too many god damned stats pages. Most of them are 1-2 minutes, but some are at least 9 minutes of listening to someone reading stats.

If the story was in book form, it would be super easy to skip ahead. But in audio form, the stats are superfluous and basically distracting and time wasting.

The overall book lengths would probably be 20% shorter if none of the nonsense was included.

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  • Tania
  • 09-12-20

Great Series!

This series is what got me hooked on Brooks as an author. It is a series that I have gone back and listened to and read a few times now. The nice thing about the audio book is that during the stats recitation if you don't care about them you can skip to the next chapter and not miss any story. The stats are on their own chapter and are not needed for the enjoyment of the book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-01-21

Good story WAY TOO MANY STAT BLOCKS

the story its self is very good. However The massive amount of space dedicated to repeating OVER AND OVER stat block really takes away from the book. As an audo book it is verry difficult to skip past this annoyance as the author indicated could be done. For an audio book this should have been rearranged with the stats left for last.

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  • Jeff
  • 11-02-21

Station cores

This is a really fun series and well worth the cost ,I believe it is a must have .

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  • Tyller
  • 05-02-21

always a good read, listen

Even though Jonathan Brooks is a stat happy guy always look forward to read, listen to the books that he puts out this compilation of one through five other than a hour-long extra at the end of the book is still the original one through five but always willing to give a little money to where and who deserves it also when authors make these compilation books it's always nice to not have to switch between books every eight to 12 hours especially when I drive haul truck in a mine, MSHA area and picking up my phone and switching over a book is a construction hazard
As always five stars Mr Brooks keep it up I'll keep buying

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  • Justin M
  • 31-01-21

Need a Different Way to Read Stats but Make More

The only complaint I have which is slightly nullified to a disclaimer at the start is the stats. I think some of the other reviews are a bit harsh when you literally have disclaimers and even say feel free to skip. Something I know quite a bit about from peoples comments in yt let's plays I make where you say your playing blind, blind is in the title then people cry that your not a master at the game. It's like you need to personally show up to their house and be like hey bud, blind means look elsey if you don't like seeing a nooby tripping over their own feet. Anyway, for future ones I'd say it might be better to designate sections of the book, maybe dice it up into quarters and have a big stat reading then. That way if you want to skip it would be easier to do so. It happening every time a random person levels up or beast is acquired and it goes through all the beasts again is a bit jarring. Over all I'm a sucker for any stories and this was a pretty neat surprise as it's a new genre for me. I might look into more core books but being able to listen to this 5 book epic over 3-4 days at work was a treat. Please consider making more compilations available or grouping them up as doubles would be nice since spending $12 on a audiobook that doesn't even fill my work day would be hard for me to do. Also please consider continuing this series in the future, you have a pretty unique point to continue from and I'm sure *spoilers* there is a universe of opportunities for Milton and his children to get themselves in trouble but in space this time.

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  • Jeremy
  • 31-01-21

Great story

I really enjoyed this series and it was a great value, to warn the casual listener there is a lot of stat pages but they are thier own chapters and the story is written in a way that they are not needed at all. That being said, it was great I really enjoyed it, can’t wait to read the rest of his books.

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  • terry j. anderson
  • 30-01-21

an overall good story

enjoyed the story overall but I think an overuse of the stats, great characters 👍

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  • Jen
  • 27-01-21

Fantastic Series

This was a fantastic series. The action was good, the stats were interesting (and very easily skippable if you didn't want to hear them), the characters were interesting in their own way, the LitRPG element was good, and the premise was believable,

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