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The Dark Lord Bert

By: Chris Fox
Narrated by: James Gillies
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Summary

How does a one-hit-point goblin become the Dark Lord?

By accident. Bert is a tiny goblin with big dreams. He follows adventurers, and loots the copper they leave behind when they take the real loot. One day, Bert hopes, he'll have enough copper to buy a warg, and finally promote from a one-HP critter to a Warg Rider.

Kit is a typical gamer hoping to enjoy a good story, but her friends are more interested in rules, loot and experience. Kit’s friends Crotchshot, Brakestuff, and the White Necromancer rampage their way across the land desperately seeking the Dark Lord trope, which gives the wielder the power to reshape the world.

When Bert accidentally steals the trope, Kit is forced to make a choice. Should she help her friends, or help a new Dark Lord rise to power?

The world will never be the same. Get ready for The Dark Lord Bert.

©2019 Chris Fox (P)2019 Chris Fox

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Decent, but not great

Light enough so you can hear to it on the way to work.

The reader is amazing

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world of warcraft on steroids

loved it, funny, gruesome, world of warcraft on steroids. funniest fantasy I've read since Terry Pratchett

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 13-04-19

I wish I could give this 6 stars!

This was hilarious...couldn’t stop listening to this! It’s like scary movie’s makers, Mel brooks, and Douglas adams all got together and said let’s make a fantasy novel. From the bard Kanye East, the zany loot that appears throughout the story, the baron Collin and his mount Jacob, and the list goes in and on...I MUST applaud the evil dark lord the “nuppet count” made my day. I talked to everybody at work about it. The narrator is without a doubt more of a voice actor than a narrator. He lent to the story exactly what was needed. I can’t imagine reading this book in print having listened to it with such a fabulous narrator. Get it listen to it and spread the word!!! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ross
  • 05-05-19

amazeballs

this book was hilarious , a total must read by fox. great narrator.worth the purchase.

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  • Josh Hatfield
  • 01-05-19

Oh that Bert.

Here's what gets you, Bert is the most lovable character I've ever read. I love that guy. I also love Chris Fox writing style, it's so casual, it really pulls me in.

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  • Christopher
  • 13-04-19

great narrator and hilarious story

I liked Better a lot. it took a little bit to get used to him but he does get better as the story progresses. The voices the narrator used for each character was amazing and made me laugh hard. It was worth the money

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  • Pendragon's Folly
  • 04-02-20

Hilarious!

I love this book. I first read it on kindle. I now have it on audible and paperback. I pick up something new each time I read it!

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  • Paul Sparks
  • 31-01-20

ROFLMAO

This by far has to be one of my favorite books of Chris's. I know parties like the one in the book. I don't think I have ever laughed so hard at a book. I recognized all the tropes.

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  • jose
  • 27-01-20

Oh Bert!!!!!

That’s the saying I hear a lot. Why? Not sure. I just don’t see it............ who am I kidding. It’s was awesome. Bert is one of the cutest creatures to date. Right up there to baby Yoda. Or gizmo. Can’t wait for the sequel they hinted on. Yes spoilers. Love the use of other stories used by similarity. I was laughing and Bert is just the cutest. SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!

Ps. For those that say it’s too childish and breaks the fourth wall too much. You are no fun and have no heart. I’m not 12 but in my forties and loved the story........and Bert.

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  • DBNB
  • 29-12-19

A+

Fox does a great job with this book! Gillies knocks it with his performance. Jokes and references throughout keeping laughing and rooting for little in stature but big in heart Bert. Would be thrilled if there is a follow up.

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  • MOP
  • 17-12-19

Great story

Great story. I got it for myself and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that my kids would enjoy it as well.

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  • K. Hallett
  • 03-12-19

what a fun listen!

I loved this. As a gamer I found it hilarious that a goblin managed to become the Dark Lord. Finally, alignment matters!

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