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Publisher's Summary

"The training levels have concluded. Now the games may truly begin."

The ratings and views are off the chart. The fans just can't get enough. The dungeon gets more dangerous each day. But in a grinder designed to chew up and spit out crawlers by the millions, Carl and Princess Donut need to work harder than ever just to survive. 

They call it the Over City. A sprawling, once-thriving metropolis devastated by a mysterious calamity. But these streets are far from abandoned. An undead circus trawls the ruins. Murdered prostitutes rain from the sky. An ancient spell is finally ready to reveal its dark purpose. 

Carl still has no pants.  

They call it Dungeon Crawler World. For Carl and Donut, it's anything but a game. 

©2021 Matt Dinniman (P)2021 Soundbooth Theater

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Ridiculously fun!

Highly enjoying this series in all its ridiculousness!
NEW ACHIEVEMENT! You just received a shining 5 Star Review!
Some knuckle head in Canada just spent an Audible Credit on this crazy nonsensical book!
REWARD? The money you earn in royalties on that credit…
The warm fuzzy feeling you’re experiencing is a bonus. Now get on with the next book!

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Highly entertaining!

Can't wait to see what's next! So many plot twists you can see are coming!

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God Dammit Donut!

The story is fantastic, neurotic and hilarious. If Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Chuck Palahniuk had a baby it might manage to be this crazy and humourous.

What makes it even more amazing is the voice acting. Jeff Hays is awesome. He channels a more with-it and put-upon version of Puddy from Seinfeld for the protagonist's voice and it is absolute perfection.

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I can't get enough...

this is my favorite series, the writing is hilarious and Jeff Hays is awesome as the voices. I can't stop listening.

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Still Fun

This story,, has an addictive quality,,, sort of like, specifically going to a Circus, for Cotton Candy.
Wouldn't recommend a steady diet like this,,, but, for a treat,,,, It's great.

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Enjoyed this too much!

I couldn't turn this off and ended up reading it all today! CANT WAIT TO START THE NEXT ONE! 🤣

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Enjoyable

A good story that must be listened to. I doubt i'd enjoy this if I had to actually read it.

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Loving it

Really enjoying the series. Jeff's voice is perfect for the character. Will be gearing the rest of the series for sure. Glup glup.

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I was Wrong

I do not write reviews very often however this series deserves one. Second book in and it is a fantastic story and performance. Reading the original description I was not expecting the wonderful adventure that these audio books truly are. Looking forward to the rest of this series.

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Better and better!!!

Just keep listening to these. They're SO entertaining! A+++. Fantastic narration and storyline!! If you loved the first, you'll love this one. CANNOT wait to start the next one!

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  • Butter Butt Butt
  • 2021-05-05

Let's face it... Most reviews are trash

I can't tell you how many idiotic reviewers have tricked me into listening to terrible books here. Now I'm NOT saying that most reviewers on audible are half-baked idiots who would be fascinated with a bug zapper. I'm NOT saying that if you've written a review on this site, there's a 90% chance you have brain damage. And I'm definitely NOT saying that most reviewers of sci-fi or fantasy never mentally progressed from their teen years. Oh and finally I'm 100% NOT saying that most reviewers are, in their personal lives, trash people with less potential than a microwaved hamster. My point: take this with a grain of salt, peasant.

Ok. Deep breath... DUNGEON CRAWLER CARL IS THE BEST AUDIO BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN YEARS!!!!

DCC is an incredible mix of humor, action, sci-fi, and fantasy that absolutely overflows with personality, thanks in no small part to the talented Jeff Hays. How tf does he do all those voices? I was certain there were at least 3 voice actors. Bra-freakin-vo, my man.

It was an outright pleasure to follow Carl and her royal majesty, Princess Donut, on their crawl (again). Their relationship development is believable and engaging. Never thought I'd say that about a man and his ex girlfriend's cat, but here we are. The magic system ai is fun as hell, enemies are generally described with stomach churning (and hilarious) detail, and MOST fights are seat-of-your-boxers-can't-go-to-sleep-until-I-know-what-happens crazy, excluding grind sessions. But those are fun too.

Not going to get into details because YOU should download and start listening right now with a fresh head and no expectations other than a great time. Don't read any other reviews. This is it. God is speaking to you through my fingers. That's right, this is God. I know about the weird sh*t you've been watching on p*rnhub and we'll talk about it when you get up here. Ok, gotta run. I'm meeting Satan for brunch and she is suuuuch a drama queen when I'm late.

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  • Joseph
  • 2021-05-03

Found this unbearable

I won't be continuing this series.

I just can't cheer for this protagonist anymore for a number of reasons.

The humour overstayed its welcome by the end of the first book, by this end of this one, it decided to move in and take over the living room. It's really hard to vibe with a book when you're spending most of your time shaking your head in dismay at the constant barrage of 'lolsorandom' humour that you hate.

Then it's the sheer next level self-deprication on display. Carl not only has no ego - like at all - but the butt of every joke seems to be him. Am i supposed to enjoy this? Do people find this admirable?

I'd probably find the former two more tolerable if Carl wasn't such a passenger in this story. Shit just keeps happening and he just reacts, never proactively. It's a deeply unsatisfying experience, I dunno how you expect me to believe x quadrillion people are loving it. Oh, it's because he's in boxers and a toe ring! HOW FUNNY, RIGHT?

Donut is still as annoying as ever too. When the book isn't trying to be funny, it's hitting you over the head with crappy melodrama that just doesn't land because of the aforementioned 'humour' clashing with the tone, and because I just don't care about the annoying cat.

Ugh. I should stop writing reviews the second I finish reading. I apparently get ranty.

I'll not be continuing this series.

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  • Kate Juden
  • 2021-05-03

Fun read

I enjoyed this second season of the Carl and Donut show. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • David Culpepper
  • 2021-04-23

first review woohoo!!

amazing as always Jeff!! my wife and I have been patiently awaiting this release and caught it last night. Great job on the narration, and great creation Matt D! we look forward to more!

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  • Aaron Patridge
  • 2021-04-24

Acheivement: Audio Excellence Audience

Reward? Nothing! Getting to enjoy another excellent novel in the Dungeon Crawler Carl series is its own reward! Now listen to Matt's other novels to tide yourself over while Jeff lazily finishes the third novel at his artist's pace (when he's out of whiskey and needs to make rent).

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  • Sailfish
  • 2021-05-01

If you liked book 1, this continues to deliver

From the start, this was a odd and unique dungeon crawler litRPG, what with a spurned jock and a prima donna cat as his partner. However, for all the hilarity that ensues as they delve from one floor to the next, facing unimaginable difficulties, they deftly overcome them with creative and oddball strategic maneuvers. The story elements are more than jocular exchanges, Matt Dinniman also manages to include many poignant situations and encounters as well. Even the few instances of low-brow jock humor comes off so unexpectedly that one cannot help breaking out with some loud chuckles so, fair warning, make sure you're not listening in church during your pastors sermon.

Jeff Hays' performance is fantastic throughout.

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  • Mr.Strange
  • 2021-04-29

niiiice

yeah. a good solid sequel book. can't wait for the third. honestly nothing i could say wouldn't be a spoiler. glurp glurp!

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  • Colby C
  • 2021-05-05

This series was a great find

Normally this genre wouldn't be something I'd dive into, but I decided to say the hell with it and give it a shot. And I'm glad I did, because now I'm addicted to this series. Dammit Donut, I need more!

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  • Thomas Family
  • 2021-05-04

Great Book

Jeff Hays does great. The jokes are funny. The main characters are unique and have personality. The author does a good job of making the power up feel earned from work rather than given.

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  • anthony westenberg
  • 2021-05-02

HOLY COW THIS IS AMAZING

I LOVED IT. Start and you can't stop! Carl & Donut have me heart!

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