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Dungeon World 2: A Dungeon Core Experience

Narrated by: Miles Meili
Series: Dungeon World, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fred did something bad.

He didn’t intend to do it, but the destruction of a dungeon core - accident or otherwise - will likely result in horrific consequences for anyone connected with the crime.

And not for just the perpetrators; everyone around them will suffer vengeful retribution from the nearby cores for the unthinkable act.

Knowing that his mistake will end up endangering his new friends, the townspeople of Gatecross, and even his Guild, Core Power, Fred decides to do whatever he can to protect them.

After he absorbed the nature core, he unlocked the ability to establish a territory and create his very own dungeon - a dungeon which will hopefully provide the defense they need to survive against the expected fight to come.

Unfortunately, the nature faction isn’t the only one that learned about Fred’s crime.

The Dungeon Adventurer Syndicate, under the authority of the Craytion Kingdom, has sent a powerful group to investigate....

Contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling.

No harems and no profanity.

©2019 Jonathan Brooks (P)2019 Jonathan Brooks

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decent

just some good ol fashioned dungeon based story, nothing revolutionary and fairly predictable but still enjoyable if you like the genre

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Another great installment.

Another good installment. yet I felt the ending was a bit too predictable if not a bit cliche, the story and characters need a bit of time to ferment and develop, along side the MCs power.

95% of the book took place in 3 days time. which isnt conducive to building the identity of a dungeon. it turns into a tower defence novel, which uses the flower tripper exploit, to give no incentive to making an actually interesting dungeon.

given that he can improve the core structure of other cores, I assuume that he will be able to balance out the small fouth core that he just got. although it was a bit of a cop out as he didnt really earn the core anyways.

Im looking forward to what the set brings in the third book.

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  • Chris Buzon
  • 27-06-2019

This series is wonderful

Honestly this might be one of the best Dungeon Core books I've read - and I have read a ton of them. This is harem free, profanity free, and NOT for kids. I'm blown away by how good this is.

This is definitely a twist on the core type books, but *is* still a dungeon core book. The ratings are not over-hyped. Pick this up!

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  • Bryn Williams
  • 09-07-2019

way too short

good book with unique features and ideas but way way waaaaay too short the 2 books should have been

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  • Christopher
  • 07-07-2019

Bit of a slog, but ultimately worth it...

Kudo’s to Jonathan Brooks for a truly unique take on the Dungeon-Core sub-sub-genre of GameLit. His imaginative world building is refreshing in an often cluttered field of borderline Fan-Fiction also-rans and harem-obsessed, giggling 12-year-olds.

Not only that but his books are fairly well edited in regards to grammar and word-choice. That said, Brooks indulged a bit too heavily in his passion for dungeon building mechanics in the first half of this book. For almost the entirety of the first four hours he eschewed story telling for direct exposition of how dungeon building works.

Now normally, I’m a fan of understanding the mechanisms and structure of the magic system in my fantasy novels. However, not at the total expense of the momentum of the story. The author spent almost half of this book in one long recitation of the process of building a dungeon and didn’t bother much with characters, plot, scene setting, or even prose itself. It was almost like the narrator was reading directly from an imaginary college text book on the inner workings and functions of general dungeon construction... it was pretty dry.

I had to put down and pick up this audiobook 3 times before I was able to make it through to the second half of the book... Then I listened straight through to the point of staying up till the wee hours to finish it.

At the close of this audiobook I ended up wanting to hear the next one twice as much as I originally wanted to listen to this one... hence my statement that it’s worth the slog.

I will be buying the next installment, but I very much hope that Mr. Brooks does a better job of blending his passion for world mechanics with his obvious talent for story-telling. I’m hesitantly giving this 4 stars in the hopes that his next book smooths this wrinkle out.

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  • Arne
  • 27-08-2019

An amazing continuation

All you want from a litRPG dungeon novel, with great twist and thus perfect if you like the genre, but might be looking for something slightly different. Highly recommended.

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  • melodee
  • 25-07-2019

nice

nice and clean, the progress is steady with no crazy jumps and the main character has no crazy hangups.

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  • Michael
  • 09-07-2019

great book, but half a product

great story and character development strong structure but the only problem I have is the length. it feels way to short, I normally try to avoid any books under 15 hours or 600 pages but some are just worth it. I recommend this book but also recommend making them a bit longer. more detail into the dungeon formation, more main character involvement and the S rated guys. ple ty of room to expand on but wasn't. just feels like I got half of a finished product like a few other authors do. i wont black this other in my chats but do recommend he works a little more on it. performance was 5/5

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  • Keeg
  • 23-01-2020

Great book

I love this series. Fast paced with lots of stats (that are put into their own chapters so they are skip-able when they get overwhelming!), lots of progression, OP MC, and a fun concept.

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  • oceans11
  • 11-01-2020

Great continuation

A great continuation of the story. A lot more suspenseful than the previous one. Still a ton of action and a lot of fun. Narration still good.

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  • C. Owen
  • 11-01-2020

Better than the first. Keep it up

While the first one was a bit slow. This one really took off. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. I think the narrator also did a better job at getting the emotions across. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!

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  • Laprad
  • 10-01-2020

loved it

absolutely loved the story. I am excited to continue the story of Fred and to see were the story goes from here.

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  • kharnynb
  • 18-02-2020

Book 2 in a nice series!

An interesting idea behind how a world and character can be done in litrpg with a decent twist.

This series focus is on the main character that is a "dungeon core(think dungeon keeper)"/adventurer mix in a quest for retribution.

Interesting concept and I quite like the narration, if quite basic, it does what it needs to do.

Book 2 is opening more into the dungeon core bit and the character starts to develop more.

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  • Morris
  • 15-02-2020

Even better than the first.

Completed this in one sitting because it gripped me from start to finish! This is a unique dungeon core story and features loveable characters and a unique core. I'm really interested about how it will end. I particularly like the fact that the skill/point page has it's own chapter which can be skipped if necessary (not that I do but the option is great). I cant wait to listen to the next one.

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  • Nighteyes
  • 05-11-2019

a great sequel

picks up where the first left off, even includes a awesome recap of book 1 which I'm a big fan of...
stat pages are moved to separate chapters for easy skipping.
the story continues naturally, while the meta plot is mentioned enough to be remembered and moved forward without getting in the way of what is happening right now.
i jumped straight into this after book 1 and it didn't outstay it's welcome...
get it now, you will enjoy it if you enjoyed the first one...

Miles Meili continues the same quality performance as book 1, so that can tell you what you want it to...
I enjoyed it though there is certainly room for improvement

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 24-10-2019

Series progressing well

This book picks up right after the end of the first one, so it is best for potential listeners to check out that one first. This second instalment in the series definitely goes for the escalation of the original series premise with more factions aligning themselves against the main character and his friends. The main character applies his abilities in some unique and interesting ways during this escalation, both from his human and his dungeon aspects, so the personal progression matches the overall world escalation very well.

The narrator does another solid job, nicely enhancing this instalment of the series with their performance.

Overall, a strong sequel to the first book, which you should probably read or listen to before this one.

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  • L.
  • 28-09-2019

Another great delivery

I thoroughly enjoyed three authors take on the story. The possibilities seems limitless, and MC doesn't seem very over powered, as I thought he would have been. Thank you for another great book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2019

Mmmmm

the title of my review can be interperted in so many ways. first... zo relaxed.. just listening to this amazing voice. second.. moves the plot twist althought some were to be expected. and lastly as a sigh that its finished already...
looking forward to the next part 😁

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-2019

Rollercoaster

This one had it all. Soaring highs, deep dark lows and every emotion in between. All of this with epic battles as the cherry on top. A great second volume. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • MB
  • 31-07-2019

Great fun

A great second part of this interesting and different litrpg story. We look forward to listening to book 3 (hopefully) soon!

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  • luke
  • 05-07-2019

dungeons, traps and monsters

this book builds right of where the first one ends.

if you want a book about building and defending a dungeon this is the place for you !

can wait to see what happenes next

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  • Voyager
  • 30-06-2019

Very different & well thought out

For a book that has lots of stats, at least you know when they are coming so you can jump past if you want

Looking forward to book 3, asap pleae.