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Vainqueur the Dragon

Narrated by: Jack Voraces
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Summary

Vainqueur Knightsbane is your average dragon: A giant, fire-breathing lizard who loves to take naps on his golden hoard, kidnap princesses for fun, and make the life of adventurers miserable. Vainqueur's only pleasure in life is to watch his treasure get bigger, one coin at a time.

So when a would-be thief turned unwilling minion tells him about "classes", "levels", and "quests", Vainqueur wonders if maybe, just maybe, he should consider a career change.

After all, why bother hunting monsters for free when you can get paid for it?

©2019 Maxime Durand (P)2020 Spectrum Audiobooks

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This is a gem

I picked this up and expected to listen to this over the space of a week or two but I managed to listen to it in about 2 days, it goes without saying how good this book is....

You have the tale of an egocentric, egotistical and huuugggggely self centred AND STUBBORN (and ignorant) dragon. He forms a partnership with a mere human. I say partnership what I mean is a king and a minion contract. (They are a hilarious pair)

This book is amazing it is hilarious and entertaining and the story/journey makes sense. The author created a gem! Moreover the narrator has done an amazing job creating vivid character voices and loveable minions!! haha Mooorrreeee! I want more!!!!!

Warning! Please listen somewhere in private becuase random spurts of laughter will occur.

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This was AWESOME!!

Highly entertaining!
Different from other LitRpg books.
On a good way.
I hope it'll be more like this.
Cheers!!

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great fun

yes it's was very good. story a bit different,performance strong. can't wait for the next book.

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An entertaining take on litrpg

I received a review copy of this fun and entertaining book. The dragon is delightfully clueless and the "hero" is along for the literal ride. The narration is excellent, with the dragon and other non human creatures all given their own styles that bring the story to life. The only issue I had with the book were a couple of points in the first half where some twists and scene changes felt a little jarring.

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It's different!

It's amusing and the narrator did an excellent job but I find it difficult to follow sometimes, it jumps to chapters without continuation, like where did the Wyvern come from, and after killing the Duchess how did the end up under attack in their cave?
I really liked the 5 Cobalds, they are funny.

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  • MK
  • 09-05-20

Hidden gem

this was surprisingly good but made me laugh which I haven't done while reading for a long time. strong characters and litrpg themes made this a really good time for me at least.
looking forward to more!

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great listen v and v

funny, enjoyed it from start to finish made me laughth, love his dragon logic great voice acting

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Stupid dragon, I mean glorious dragon

Dumb arse dragon learns that the livestock (people), have things called levels. With his trusty minion (enslaved human) to guide him, he sets off to adventure and earn GOLD!!!!!!

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Entertaining Dragon and Minion audiobook

Loved this book from start to finish.
Recommended for everyone as I will happily look forward to a sequel to this series in future.

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A surprisingly entertaining trek

This is a book that I went in to with no expectations. And I can happily say that story wise I was delighted.
However, there does seem to be a tendency to flit from plot point to plot point with a few out of character moments that contradict pre-establihed character traits. But sticking with this book will be hugely rewarding; the main characters are well written and expanded. Aside from the aforementioned moments their development is solid and reliable with the book world's rules being adhered to strongly I would recommend this STORY to anyone

Now to address why this doesnt get a full 5 stars. Its main flaw is the performance and sound recording. Characters in a conversation are hard to differentiate between and also after an absence their entire "voice" changes. A particular mode of speech for one of the main character is an enhanced booming voice, alas, throughout the more intense story points this effect is not used and creates a jarring slowing of pace.

So in closing: Sound and performance not great, but I believe this story itself draws you in enough to overlook this.

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  • Michael Thorp
  • 02-05-20

Loved It. took me by surprise.

I was skeptical about purchasing this book but am very glad that I did. It was done surprisingly well. It was a good performance. Also very funny at times. A little dark humor goes a long way with me sometimes.

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  • Max
  • 01-05-20

Absolutely amazing!

This book is absolutely amazing the main characters are awesome got to love a massive dragon adventure! Love the relationship between him and his minion! If your reading this review and love magic, dragons, adventure and gold you must listen to this book! I can’t wait for the next one!!!! I neeed more!!!!

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  • patriotbaker
  • 04-05-20

Vainqueur BEST DRAGON

A truly funny fantasy book, bought it on a lark don't regret it at al,l would highly recommend listening to it if you need a break from the serious.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-20

A must listen! Top book so far this year

Okay so a Dragon as an adventurer absolutely love it! The MC is so amazing and hilarious with how he thinks. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it for anyone who loves LITRPG !!!!

So technical note. The audio book performance has several faults in it. Multiple times the wrong voice was used. But it is not a deal breaker for me. I hope their is better QA for book 2

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  • Justin
  • 03-05-20

good

Well written and narrated. some minor errors like in the beginning the MC is from London, and near the end he says he wants to get back to his home in the USA.

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  • Rodrigo S Cardoso
  • 02-05-20

So much fun!

I was wary at first, but I really enjoyed it. Loved the MC (both) and had some genuine laugh out loud moments. Witty and fun.

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  • Forest Getter
  • 01-05-20

love this book

I fell in love with this one in the first few chapters a red dragon adventurer what a unique story I was captured as soon as he started taking quests.

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  • TrustedReviewerFTW
  • 01-05-20

Interesting and fresh

I love books that follow Non-human main characters. Following a friggin dragon is really very epic. This book is certainly like none I have ever read. I look forward to book 2. The 15 hours I spent with it was well worth it. Jack Voraces is a very good narrator. I have listened to several books by him and he never disappoints. This audiobook is well worth your credit or hard-earned dollars.

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  • Josh Noneya
  • 06-05-20

This book is a riot!!!

Great story and narration!

Imagine a dragon who discovers adventuring and a class system...
"You mean I can get paid for eating snacks.. er... I mean trolls?!

Honestly what more do you need to know - stop hesitating and BUY THIS BOOK!!!

Jack does a great job with the narration - really brings the characters to life!

I loved this on and can't wait for the next audiobook to come out!!!

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  • c.
  • 02-05-20

great book

absolutely amazing book would reccomend to anyone who enjoys fsntasy novels with an opmc.

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