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Mark Vyner-Smith

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  • Dungeon Born

  • Divine Dungeon Series, Book 1
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134

For eons, conquering dungeons has been the most efficient way to become a strong adventurer. Although not everything is as straightforward as it seems. Several questions have always plagued the minds of those who enter these mythical places of power: why are there so many monsters? Where do the amazing weaponry and heavy gold coins come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies? Cal has all of the answers to these age-old questions, for a very simple reason. He is a Dungeon Heart.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Badly written

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-02-2019

Great voice acting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2017

This is a really nice take on the dungeon idea, well thought out. The voice actor really sells the characters and makes the playfulness of the script come to life. I've listened to many audio books and read many books, this is the first l've wanted to recommend. Immediately getting the next two in the series!

  • Swarm

  • Star Force, Book 1
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 63

Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good old fashion B grade action

  • By Amazon Customer on 27-02-2014

Good popcorn

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2016

What did you like most about Swarm?

Okay look, this series is great. It's not ever going to be classic literature or even classic sci-fi, but it's entertaining military sci-fi. It would actually make a great film or mini-series though.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Swarm?

I'm not going to spoil it, but so far I've listened to 5 books in this series, and I liked them all.

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The reader's calm confident voice captures the story well.

Any additional comments?

Some of the characters aside from the main character aren't really fleshed out. You could argue that this is because the main character just doesn't think about them all that much. I'd be interested to see a re-telling of this story from a female perspective though...