Caverns and Creatures

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 960 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 239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    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 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    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 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Splitting the Party, Splitting the Fun.

    • By Cian Browne on 10-11-18

    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 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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

  • Book 6

    • D6: Caverns and Creatures

    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • Critical Failures VI

    • Caverns and Creatures, Book 6
    • By: Robert Bevan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Sleep
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the wake of their recent loss, the Caverns and Creatures gang are left hanging. Do their choices amount to more than waiting around to die of thirst and leaping to a quicker death? Probably, or else this would have been a much shorter story.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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 44 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 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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 35 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 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In dire need of a Level Up.

    • By Cian Browne on 10-01-19
    • 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 24 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29