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Dungeon Born

Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
Auteur(s): Dakota Krout
Narrateur(s): Vikas Adam
Série: Divine Dungeon Series, Livre 1
Durée: 12 h et 32 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (157 évaluations)

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Description

A powerful dungeon. A sheep-herder turned Noble. Their path to ascendance through cultivation. 

Conquering dungeons and using them to grow has long been the most efficient way to become a powerful adventurer. The only thing keeping the process from being easy is the Beasts that inhabit these places. Questions plague those entering this particular place of power: Where do the "rewards" of weapons, armor, and heavy gold coins come from? Why is a fluffy bunny charging at me? For abyss-sake, why are there so many monsters? 

Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Core, a soul forced against his will into a magical stone. With the help of an energetic friend, Cal grows a dungeon around himself to bring in new sources of power. 

When a threat he doesn't fully comprehend bares its many teeth, Cal is determined to survive the attempt on his life. Unfortunately for adventurers, the only way for him to achieve his goal is to eat anyone that enters his depths. 

©2016 Dakota Krout (P)2017 Tantor

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Good story

I enjoyed reading this novel, more than I did listening to it. The glee in the dungeon voice, as people were dying did bug me a bit.

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Audio version of Classic video Game

OMG, It is dungeon keeper, it's such and interesting perspective and I am really enjoying it so far. I like it when Characters make progression and have changing views of the world♡

Has been great to listening too.♡

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Great start for a fantasy series

I was hooked within minutes. What a blast! Never a dull moment in this book.

The stories revolves around Cal and Dale. Cal is a new born dungeon. With the help of his bonded wisp, Dani, his sole focus is to become a stronger dungeon. Like a newborn baby, he has no knowledge of the world. He sees everything with child like fascination and curiosity. He doesn't kill for fun or malice, he is born to kill the explorers that enter him. Watching him grow as a dungeon is absolutely fascinating.

Dale is a sheep herder that first discovered Cal, taking ownership of him and the mountain he resides on. Within moments of his introduction, he does something that made me question his person. When the only other surviving member of the group refuses to share the dungeon ownership, Dale kills him. From then on, everything he does I took with a grain of salt. However, through fantastic character development, he redeems himself as a person though I still preferred reading Cal's storyline.

This is a fantastic introduction into a world full of mystic beings and endless possibilities of magic. I can't wait to get started on the next book.

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bleeding ears

thou I found the story interesting I had to give up on this book. I listen to books at work with earbuds in and the guy they have reading this book YELLS LINE FROM CHARATERS randomly threout the whole novel. like almost everything the will of the wisp says he shouts it a ear piercing voice he uses for her. wreaked what I imagine would of been a series I would of enjoyed

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Couldn't finish

I managed to just pass the 2 hour mark (1/6 of the book).
The story feels more like exposition from some fantasy game rulebook than something meant to be taken as an actual story.
I don't know if the characters were meant to be so annoying and grating or if the performance just made them that way, but this was the first book I won't be completing in a long time.

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One of the weirdest most delightful books

I love this book. It is delightfully unique and interesting! I highly recommend it.

It is a new concept that takes a known idea of a dungeon and flips it on its head. But not changing what you know only adding to it. The voice actor is top notch and you can clearly understand who is talking at all times. What a delight!

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Life Changingly Good!

This book inspired me to be a better person and can open your mind to insights you may not have considered... wile entertaining you with lovable characters and fun adventures. Full Points for Dakota! and Vakas is a genus

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cringey dialogue, endless exposition

I want to like this book but, the amount of times I found myself audibly groaning over the cringe worthy dialogue made it hard to see it through to the end. If it's not cringey, its endless exposition about the convoluted power system that features terms like "Rank A" as though it were a video game but isnt. This story is set in a fantasy world that uses RPG terminology like Mobs and Loot and even the dungeon itself is essentially pulling up stat sheets for item drops. It just doesn't work. I've read a lot of RPGLit and this is one of the worst yet. More time is invested in trying to explain the system of the world using out of place RPG terms than is spent building the world or story. I'd probably rank this book a little higher than I did if it weren't so questionable that it has so many 5 stars for being such a below average book.

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Lit RPG - a Dungeon's perspective

An interesting perspective - that of a fledgling dungeon and its Will'oWisp side kick and lfe teacher. Worth a listen.

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dark humour great performance

loved it the story was extremely funny. very dark with the deaths and the dungeon finding humour in his work lol. performance is good gets better as book progresses and more diversity is added.

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  • L. Vazquez
  • 2017-10-30

Good book but some dialog is cringe-worthy

I thought this was a good book however, dialog between Cal and another character are extremely cringe worthy. The other side of the tale and he's growth with the humans was much more interesting. Don't want to introduce spoilers but you'll notice the cringe worthy dialog within the first few chapters.

The narrator was great.

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  • josh chappell
  • 2019-10-17

Just a heads up.

In this series the narrator changes without warning a few books in. The transition is jarring and awful. The new reader doesn't even attempt to stay along similar voices as the previous. I wish I was warned.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-01-04

Good story, voices less so...

So I read this first, then listened later. It may just be me, but the "voice" of the dungeon (Cal) and wisp get incredibly irritating. I know the dungeon is "young" but it was hard for me to finish because of that. Your mileage may vary...

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  • SirMehr
  • 2017-04-01

A Gem in the RPG/Fantasy Genre

I stumbled upon this book while sifting through the Audible store. It sounded like a fun twist on the RPG World style fiction that I have recently been drawn to. What I did not expect is how quickly I would get drawn into the world that Dakota was spinning. This story takes you through the nostalgia filled settings of many a great RPG/Fantasy World from a perspective that I never even thought to envision; through the eyes of a young and only recently sentient Dungeon Core. You the dungeon through discovery after discovery as it comes into it's own developing itself into a great dungeon worthy of the best adventurers. Dakota weaves the mechanics of the symbiotic relationship between Dungeon, Adventurer, and Society as all grow and evolve around each other.

With the Audiobook, Vikas Adam excellently portrays the childish wonder behind the young and growing sentience that is the Dungeon Core. I feel Vikas portrayed the personalities of Dakota's characters so well that, even though I am dying to move on to book two, I feel I must wait for the next Audiobook to be released so that I can experience the book in all the excellence that is created via the pairing of Dakota and Vika's work.

I highly recommend checking this book out and I will be sharing it with all my friends.

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  • Phil Leyba
  • 2018-12-12

Couldn't finish

I am not sure if the story was any good because of narrator. Excessive pitch and volume changes accompanied by incorrect inflections made it too difficult to listen to.

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  • John
  • 2017-11-02

Very interesting premise. Disappointing execution.

I like the ideas, world building, and arc of this story, but I feel like it's let down by poor overall writing and performance. I think the author might be fairly new, I'd like to see how his next books turn out.

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  • Lore
  • 2017-11-01

A fun concept poorly executed

To anyone who enjoys fantasy RPG games, including old school paper Dungeons & Dragons, the premise of this book is an interesting one. Why are there so many dungeons around just sitting there waiting for a party of adventures to come and plunder them? How did they get there and where did the monsters come from? What do those monsters in each room do all day long when the dungeon is not being raided? How can a rat drop a helmet twice its size as loot after it is killed? Well this book attempts to explain all of that and while a tongue in cheek book about the illogic of fantasy RPG video games may sound like fun, let me tell you why you might want to avoid this one.

This review serves as a word of warning to anyone interested in this book that you should put some extra effort into your screening process before deciding to pick it up. The book itself is fun at times but the majority is mediocre at best and sometimes it is just downright poorly written. This makes me question the many 5 stars ratings of this book on Amazon and Audible. Even very popular, best selling works by talented authors don't garner such ratings. My advice to you is that you should go out of your way to look at some of the lower rated comments on Amazon as well as the good ones to allow yourself to form a balanced opinion. Don't forget that people who return the book on Audible don't get to post a review.

The over-emoted narration of the audiobook is often beyond annoying with the first few hours of dialogue between the dungeon and the wisp being quite painful. I certainly encourage you to listen to the sample here on Audible to decide for yourself if the narration is ok for you or not. Note that they carefully avoided the really bad over-emoting in the audio sample but you can still experience a few hints of it. Vikas Adam clearly has talent but any time there is dialogue between the dungeon and the wisp his reading makes me cringe.

I quickly decided during the very annoying first few hours of the book to return it to Audible to get my money back, which made me wonder why the other reviews did not warn me off. So I decided to finish listening, just in case there was indeed a 5 star listen hiding behind a slow start, but sadly, there is not. At least by not returning it I can post this review to offer a different opinion, but I suspect it will get buried by unhelpful votes from those behind the skewed ratings.

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  • Squeak
  • 2017-05-20

The Dungeon is Alive!!

I had heard this story compared to Ready Player One, but where that was a futurist game going back to earlier well known games, this one was more like going back to beginning game programming. Back when you programmed in DOS. I remember writing little programs where first you learned to put a pixel character on screen, then learned how to move the character around, then learned to make the character interact with other things you programmed. This book reminded me of that. First Cal learned to create things, then learned to move them around, then each time he would see how his little monsters interacted, he would go back and re-do them to make them better.

I think this would be teen - young adult range, but as a (sometimes) adult I still enjoyed the story and would go onto the second in this series, just to find out all the changes the dungeon would come up.

Since I listened to this as an audiobook, the narrator, Vikas Adam, did a good job on all the characters. The Dungeon Heart (Cal) and his little willow-o-wisp (Danny) were portrayed in young pre-teen voices and like most pre-teens they seemed to get into little arguments over nothings. Vikas did a good job portraying their teen angst.

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  • Justin
  • 2017-12-04

Lackluster storytelling.

Reads like a video game tutorial written to sell future games in the series. Interesting concept, but no closure to the story, it just stops.

The performance of the book is excellent, though.

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  • Matthew
  • 2017-04-02

Not Bad

Any additional comments?

The book has some interesting things in it like a world where an adventurers' guild is something difficult to get into but gives huge rewards like extended life. Or where a dungeon core is sentient and can analyze things at a molecular level and reproduce them from the ambient magic.

So yeah, cool ideas, but only an alright book. It was worth my time as kind of a background noise that I didn't have to think too much about. Wish fulfillment and escapism I suppose. There are better examples of everything in this book, but if it sounds good to you, I think it is worth picking up. I hope the second book follows the sentient dungeon core Cal more though.

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