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Going Rogue

Spells, Swords, & Stealth Series, Book 3
Auteur(s): Drew Hayes
Narrateur(s): Roger Wayne
Durée: 15 h et 19 min
5 out of 5 stars (49 évaluations)

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Description

Adventuring is a costly affair, and while the tolls are often paid in blood, gold can drain away just as quickly. The party's trek out of Solium and across the lands of Alcatham has left them with only a handful of gold between them. Fortunately, they have drawn near Camnarael, Alcatham's capital, where all manner of quests - and rewards - await. But all is not as expected in the capital. Unusual occurrences have been happening throughout Camnarael: figures in the shadows making unsavory bargains, attackers harassing innocent parishioners, and adventurers from all over the land gathering to partake in a Grand Quest offered by the royal family. Most curious of all are the rumors that speak of a strange artifact serving as the reward for this rare and legendary quest...an artifact that sounds just a bit too familiar to the former NPCs.

©2016 Andrew Hayes (P)2017 Tantor

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if you're here you love it. Of course we want #4

If you're here, you're looking for fun, wish fulfilment fantasy... Yep, this is it.

This is a genuine love letter to table top gaming, the story and series are engaging.

The SS&S series has created a much better universe than readers expect from serious or "high fantasy."

The best entry of three strong books, I'm definitely going to purchase #4.

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Still loving it!!

I really love this story and these characters. Can't wait to find out what comes next!! So many possibilities!
Again, the narrator does a great job giving the characters a voice of their own. (Still miss Grumble's British accent from the first book. lol!)

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Voice changed BAD

With the exception of the out of nowhere awful voicechange for my favorite God Grumble it was perfect but Grumble was extremely hard to listen too

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Thoroughly Entertaining

I got my first hit of Drew Hayes's books after randomly using my credit on Second Hand Curses on September 2018, just something to listen to while I work. And now less than two months later I have binged listened to all his books on Audible and the withdrawal symptoms are setting in.

I put off the Spells, Swords, and Stealth series for the last because I have never played any sort of table top RPG and I didn't think I'd get the references. However, I'd listened to all the others available on Audible already, there wasn't a 6th Fred book yet, and mama needed her fix.

NPCs turned out to be very entertaining, I didn't love it as much as some of the others but a solid fun read nonetheless. Drew Hayes really knows how to write characters you'd want to hang out with. As the series progressed, every successive book got me more and more hooked into this universe. Going Rogue is a soooooo much fun to read, and now I am invested in these characters, and their journey from what they were in the beginnning of the first book to now. I loved it everytime the game world and the real world almost collided but didn't, it was such a great tease. It made the final converging of paths even more exciting.

I like fun fantasy and sci-fi, growing up on a steady diet of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett among others and more recently Daniel O Malley( So freaking good!), and John Scalzi. I am adding Drew Hayes to that list now.

Unfortunately, I am out of Drew Hayes books to read again and have been managing the emptiness by listening to the very entertaining Authors & Dragons podcast where Hayes is the game master. As someone whose eyes glazed over when people mentioned DnD, this is saying something. I might even look into the many Dnd groups at work and see if I wanna join one of the noob friendly groups.

Waiting for Book 4 of the SSS series.

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Another solid story

See Hayes takes on another great ride and deeper into the mystery of just what is going on. What is other end game of the mysterious Bridge gaming group? I can not wait for the next installment.

Roger Wayne is the perfect narrartor. He brings each character to life and is amazing to listen to

Highly recommended.

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  • MagePro
  • 2017-03-17

Never a Full Moment

I must admit, I wasn't expecting the tale to go this far. I was not only surprised, but pleased as well. Hayes has put together a group of characters that you can identify with. My fear, as the series went on, they they would become just another group of adventurers. I was not disappointed as the characters maintained their solid backgrounds and proved true to their core.
The other side of the fantasy role playing coin was just as exhilarating. Although it was roughly reminiscent of the book series, Critical Failures, it departed sharply from the vision of ALL players being foul-mouthed jerks, to show most are actually heroic and caring without being overwhelmed with hack and slash mentality. As a gamer, I applaud the author showing a more realistic view of great gaming.
What can I say about Roger Wayne? He is a joy to listen to and his portrayals of each of the characters brought a gleaming, brilliant light to the printed word... like magic! He could actually teach a few things to many of the audiobook narrators out there about character separation, distinction and actual performance.
Not only do I recommend this book and the series of which it is part, but the author and narrator. They seem to work very well together as a team. Wayne is also highly recommended by me and I suggest seeking out the many other books he has done.

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  • david
  • 2017-03-17

Great continuation of the series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, but only if they listened to the 1st two.

What other book might you compare Going Rogue to and why?

none really. This is the continuation of a great series and it feels like it could be ongoing thing, which is great because there's so many aspects they could explore or pathways they could go down.
I don't really listen to fantasy books, but Drew Hayes is such a great author which is why i gave this series a try. Was glad i did, however it means i haven't really got much to compare it too.

Which scene was your favorite?

No particular scene, just the overall plot construction. For example why does the mage selling stuff along the way purposefully give Gabrielle the axe that takes blood and life?, the girl that sells Russell & his sister the latest module of the Spells Swords & Stealth game, and the company behind it all. It all sounds really intriguing and i will look forward to the next instalment.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction. In fact at the start i was reluctant to listen to it because the genre of this book is more pure fantasy. Whereas the last few books i listened to were Sci-fi fantasy, and i wasn't quite ready for the change. But once i got back in it was great. There's little explaining of what happened in previous books, each character has well developed back stories that so far we have just heard the tip of the iceburg... and it's just overall a great story.

Any additional comments?

Drew Hayes is now my favourite author. I would highly recommend anything by this author, including even listening to him in podcasts and interviews talking about how he writes or constructs all the different books he's writing.
Every single book i've listened to of his is fantastic. I normally don't like fantasy books, but this one is intriguing and even exciting. The twists and this latest plot directions.. even though you could see coming was great!

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  • Lily
  • 2017-02-03

3rd book in my favorite guilty pleasure series.

Can't wait for the next book! Perfect fantasy escape. Entertaining and fun. Makes me want to play DnD again.

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  • Tony
  • 2017-05-15

Such a Fun Series

I really enjoy the D&D type of genre, and when an author can incorporate real people pulled into a game world, and do it well, the books are just good reads. Drew Hayes does this in this series.

The characters are interesting and diverse, the story is captivating, and the narration is very well done.

I highly recommend this series if you enjoy the genre.

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  • Laura Medley
  • 2017-04-23

Liking this series more and more

Book three and I'm looking forward to more. It was a bit of a rocky start to the series, but with each passing book the characters in both worlds are getting more and more fleshed out and in depth. The forward facing stories have a typical and yet atypical path and the back story gets more tantalizing.

Don't read these thinking you are going to get a revelation in storytelling that will garner those elite artistic awards that float about for scifi and fantasy tales very deep and obtuse or abstract and psychological. This is at its core a fun and interesting new look at a world (well, two really), where the player and the game finally meet and have to come to terms.

Book three takes us on another adventure into well, the hall of adventurers that leads to sprites and wolves and yes, there may even be dragons. Intregue is light, as is politics and cleverness, wit and wisdom is key.

We get new characters to work with, previous villains rear there heads and odd magic changes the futures for some yet again.

it's fast paced,. It's easy to read. It's well written. It's well read. I am very much looking forward to the next book.

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  • dwszoo
  • 2017-02-06

AWESOME

What did you love best about Going Rogue?

THE QUEST THE CHARACTERS ALL OF IT

Which character – as performed by Roger Wayne – was your favorite?

ALL OF THEM BUT I'M FALLING FOR THISTLE

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

ALL OF IT

Any additional comments?

WHEN'S THE NEXT!!!!!!!!!
HOW MANY PIECES OF THE BRIDGE ARE THERE? WHAT'S WITH GABBY'S AX? WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO RUSSEL AND HIS PARTY? AND WHO IN THE HELL IS BROKEN BRIDGE PUBLISHING? N*E*E*D T*O K*N*O*W!!!!~!~!~!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-02-06

Drew and Roger crushed it again.

Loving this series. Nice balance of humor, RPG tropes and fantasy. Can't wait for 4!

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  • Heather
  • 2019-01-29

A continuation of a GREAT D&D adventure!

I have to admit right off that I am a big Drew Hayes fan-girl.

These books, honestly everything he writes is fantastic. He has a way of turning the typical tropes of any setting on their head and makes you rethink what you though you knew about being a nerd, gamer, geek, dweeb, whatever. Being a lover of fantasy for decades now, and devouring so many creations from that setting, its fantastic to see a new perspective, or old perspectives made new and different.

His characters are always believable, relatable and engaging. You can actually see some character set in their old ways while their fellows progress and grow. The story is rich and wonderful. The reader does a good job on this series as well, pacing, voices, timing, all good.

I would highly recommend any Hayes novel

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  • Grace Grenier
  • 2018-04-03

Great fantasy story

Narrator is fantastic, gives good personality to each character. Good story overall, can't wait for the next one

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  • Wendy Moira
  • 2018-03-23

Hilarious and thought provoking all in one.

One of the best book series I have listened to in years! Hayes’ characters are engaging and interesting!

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