Okay, I’ll admit this one took me a little to get in to. I wasn’t overly sucked in right away, but the more I listened to the story unfold the more I had to keep sticking my earbuds in and keep on listening.
The story is a nonsense romp through a medieval-type world filled with fantasy creatures and magic. Our long-suffering hero, Dungar Loloth, kicks off on a quest that sees him kidnapped or otherwise held against his will for an astonishing amount of time. Along the way, he meets Jimminy, an… eccentric lad, chipper to the point of being possibly insane. Together they march towards their goal – to rid the kingdom of a witch who intends to usurp the throne.
There were a few moments that pulled me out of the immersion of the world along the way. Two examples I can think of are referring to whiskey as “scotch” and another time referring to “Kool-Aid”. Whiskey I can believe exists, but calling it scotch didn’t make sense…and Kool-Aid likely needs to explanation.
That said, Hunder packed a hell of a lot of story into the almost 11 hours of plot. The narrator, James Patrick Cronin, did a great job of voicing the characters and making each unique and for the most part, believable.
There were some more obvious jokes and cliches relied upon, but nothing that stopped me from listening. All up, I’d certainly give any other books written by Logan J. Hunder consideration for a listen.