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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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Loved it a lot.

Narrator: great voice acting. Comic similarities with the real world. Western fantasy meets eastern isekai.

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Different and amazing

Love the narration and the sound effects! They made me feel like the story was truly alive.
Many amazing characters in a very unexpected setting made this book a great adventure. Overall fascinating, especially the cobolds and the continued question in my head who the "good ones" and the "bad guys" are.

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hidden gem with great characters

I did not expect this to be this good. Its a wholesome, buddy-, action- comedy in a fantasy setting.

The author created a story around two very unique and well done main characters. The plot leads them through a series of bizarre events, but it manages to stay grounded due to the good consistent character writing.

Con: The audiobook narrator uses voice morphing effects for which sometimes make it difficult to understand a sentence. Also, occasionally the voice effect and character speaking don't line up.

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amazing

Absolutely loved this audiobook. I had already finished the web novel so when I heard about the audiobook of course I jumped on it.
The narration is amazing, especially the sound effects on the dragons voice's. My biggest complaint is I found some of the female voices a bit grating.
The story is incredibly funny story about a dragon and a poor "minion" who gets taken along for the ride.
10/10 would recommend

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jeremy Pierre
  • 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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  • Nathan Parker
  • 29-07-20

Mildly amusing, but it gets old

The characters all have vivid personalities, but they're so two-dimensional that they really can't carry the story along. The dragon's arrogance is funny, but gets old after a while and it's really tough to develop much affection for him. He would be better as a minor character in another story. The sames goes for our other MC, Victor. It's just really hard to care much about these characters.

The narrator does a good job, although there a couple of minor female characters whose voices are like chalk screeching across a chalkboard. He actually does too good of a job with the dragons: he uses some sort of echo technique that makes the voices sound thunderous, but it actually makes it harder to distinguish what they're saying if you're listening in a noisy environment as I often am.

I grew bored after a while and started counting the minutes until it was over.

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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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  • 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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  • Go-go
  • 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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