Jumping straight into the action from the conclusion of the first book, where the challenge of dungeon vs dungeon had just been thrown down. This carried on with the same, actually maybe even elevated levels of winks and nudges to pop culture and many other Royal Road books. I’m sure I’ve missed many, but a threadbare class, an axed named Frank, badger companions, and AIs that like feet were just… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 15th of May, 2022
Somehow I forgot to actually write my review of Dungeon Core Online. I'd made all my notes, but since listening to it a few weeks back, I totally overlooked actually doing the writing part of it. Well, now that I'm firmly into book 2, I thought it best I get to work. I guess first off, if you don't like puns, then this isn't the series for you. If, however,… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 8th of May, 2022
Since it had been a little while since listening to the first book, I revisited that one before diving into Volume 2 to reacquaint myself with what was going on. Our main character, Vita, continues to go from strength to strength as she becomes more in tune with her soul control. We're also treated to an intertwined storyline as told by a particularly vicious monster. They're both separate and intertwined… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 8th of May, 2022
A little bit slow to start, with preparations for Grebthar Day taking up most of the first half of the book. This was still entertaining, but not as much as the second half of the book where Mayor Jim, Shart (his shoulder-demon), animal companion Badgelor, and adventuring cohorts from Windall finally get to enter the dungeon below Windfall Castle. A dungeon crawl with a heavy homage to Indiana Jones; boulders… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 28th of April, 2022
The story in book four of the "He Who Fights with Monsters" series is at a slower pace than the first three in the series. A good half or more deals with Jason’s homecoming to Earth and the obvious issue that entails. Dealing with family who thought he was dead, and shady government departments trying to work out if he’s friends or foe. Dealing with his return and how his… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 25th of April, 2022
Shadeslinger by Kyle Kirrin started a little slow and with, let's be honest, a fairly douchebag main character but quickly warmed up as the plot got moving. The main character, Ned, buys out all the head-start places for a brand new VRMMORPG intent on becoming the best in the game. The problem is that he's mediocre, at best. The game developer isn't too happy with Ned and gifts him a… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 24th of April, 2022
While I enjoyed the heck out of the first book, this was the first time that I've returned an audiobook in a very long time. I tried but failed to reconnect with Threadbare and the cast of characters in this second outing. I listed for a good half of it before giving in and deciding I simply no longer cared.
I can't pinpoint exactly why, but this one didn't suck me… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 19th of April, 2022
I'm going to keep this one short, as now I need to avoid spoilers where I can as I get into the third. Some of the humour from the first books seemed lacking. Not that this was a terrible story, just a change away from what I'd been enjoying. This was a little more internally focused, with Jim coming to terms with his death and rebirth in this new world… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 18th of April, 2022
This is one of those hard-to-like books that is also kind of hard to hate. Let's get one thing out of the way; the main character, Aidan Salt / Apex Strike, is a colossal douchebag. He's eighteen years old, frothing with hormones, and a world of super-villainy has just opened up before him, filled with smoking hot babes who just want sex with bad guys.
So if you can put aside… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 14th of April, 2022
I've been holding off posting this review for some months because I wanted to see if book three ever eventuated. It looked like it came close once, before disappearing from Amazon just as fast as the pre-order came. As such, some of this review is based on the story being abandoned. If it ever starts up again, I'll revisit and revise this, but for now, that's what I've got to… Read More Reviewed by: The Audiobook Review Reviewed on: 9th of April, 2022