Caverns and Creatures

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 884 ratings

Critical Failures: Caverns and Creatures, Book 1 Summary

Tim and his friends find out the hard way that you shouldn't question the game master, and you shouldn't make fun of his cape.

One minute, they're drinking away the dreariness of their lives, escaping into a fantasy game and laughing their asses off. The next minute, they're in a horse-drawn cart surrounded by soldiers pointing crossbows at them.

Tim now has the voice and physique of a prepubescent girl. Dave finds that while he lost a foot or two in height, he somehow acquired a suit of armor and a badass beard. Julian's ears have grown ridiculously long and pointy. And Cooper... well Cooper has gotten himself a set of tusks, a pair of clawed hands, and a bad case of the shits. He also finds that he's carrying a bag with a human head in it - a head that he had chopped off when they were still just playing a game.

Shit just got real, and if they want to survive, these four friends are going to have to tap into some baser instincts they didn't even know existed in their fast-food and pizza delivery world.

It's fight, flight, or try to convince the people who are trying to kill them that they don't really exist.

©2012 Robert Bevan (P)2014 Robert Bevan
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  • Book 1

    • Critical Failures: Caverns and Creatures, Book 1

    • Caverns and Creatures, Book 1
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    Tim and his friends find out the hard way that you shouldn't question the game master, and you shouldn't make fun of his cape. One minute, they're drinking away the dreariness of their lives, escaping into a fantasy game and laughing their asses off. The next minute, they're in a horse-drawn cart surrounded by soldiers pointing crossbows at them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Occasionally funny and very uneventful

    • By rasmus on 22-12-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • Critical Failures II: Fail Harder

    • Caverns and Creatures Book 2
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    Finding themselves permanently stuck in this strange new world, the gang tries to make the best of it by finding the nearest tavern and getting shitfaced. The plan goes just fine until they lose Katherine and Chaz.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super book!

    • By James Hannam on 13-07-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Critical Failures III

    • Caverns and Creatures, Book 3
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Going back home was not exactly what Tim and the C&C gang expected. Trouble continues to follow them back to Gulf Coast Mississippi. Trouble...and a gnome...and an undead midget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've raced through this... bring on the next one!

    • By James Hannam on 13-07-16

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 4

    • Critical Failures IV: The Phantom Pinas

    • Caverns and Creatures, Book 4
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    The adventure continues. Tim and the C and C gang face their most difficult challenges yet. Horses die. Eyeballs are eaten. People are urinated on. A god is born.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Story stays ok, but writing gets more juvenile

    • By Kristian Koivisto-Kokko on 03-02-18

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 5

    • Critical Failures V

    • Caverns and Creatures, Book 5
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    Many view "hitting rock bottom" as a foundation on which to rebuild one's life, a place from which one can only ascend. Gamers know to search for a secret door leading down to the sewer.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • meh

    • By Alexander on 23-02-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • D6: Caverns and Creatures

    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    This is a collection of the first six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes "Cave of the Kobolds"; "Zombie Attack"; "Orcs, Bears, and Assholes"; "Shipfaced"; "Dungeon Crawl"; and "The Creep on the Borderlands".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad my friend recommended this to me.

    • By Butlertoll on 12-12-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 2d6 (Caverns and Creatures)

    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    This is a collection of the second six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great collection of mini adventures

    • By James Hannam on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • 3d6

    • Caverns and Creatures
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    This is a collection of the third six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • bravo more more more

    • By robert brooks on 28-09-16
    • Caverns and Creatures
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 22-09-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: £18.79

    • 4d6

    • Caverns and Creatures
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    This is a collection of the fourth six short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series.

    • Caverns and Creatures
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 10-08-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: £19.39

    • 5d6

    • Caverns and Creatures
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a collection of short stories in the Caverns and Creatures series. It includes the following titles: "They Fight Three Giants", "From the Bowels of Hell Hounds", "Tossing the Salaad", "The Fuccubus", "Fistin' the Furious", and "Pixie Dicks".

    • Caverns and Creatures
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 17-04-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29