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Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

Narrated by: Jeff Hays
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones.

The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime! It is sure to be a long and dangerous road, fraught with danger! And it all starts with a simple test - reach Level Five in the dungeon called the "newbie zone" and earn the right to become a full-fledged adventurer!

However, such things get hopelessly derailed when his adolescent mind beholds an exposed chest for the first time - a fateful meeting that would inevitably lead his life in a direction he never even dreamed of!

Content warning: Gore, violence, explicit sexual scenes

Everybody Loves Large Chests was first brought to Jeff Hays on Soundbooth Theater Live, his live streaming narration show. Since then, it has been the most consistently requested and enjoyed title by fans. So much so, that Neven Iliev finally decided to approach us to put out a full audio version of the first arc in Boxxy's adventures!

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:

Jeff Hays - Narration, Characters, Production Supervision
Dalton Lynne - Proofing
Alex Tate - Production, Editing, Mastering

©2017 Neven Iliev (P)2017 Jeff Hays

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Wait for better pricing

Like a lot of audiobooks you get, this is not worth the price or a credit. Sometimes fun and the premise is entertaining it is a slow story that feels half done. Akin to f2p gaming, I was left feeling dirty and used after completing. Avoid until it becomes available with kindle unlimited and you can add the audio for a few dollars. Jeff hays was pleasant as usual tho.

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  • Ryan
  • Perth, Australia
  • 10-03-2018

A standout LitRPG with a fun twist

What did you like most about Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)?

This is a story that is not afraid to take itself to seriously while at the same time not being afraid to have consequences.
In the finest tradition of the players messing up the plot this story takes our expectations and continually turns them on there head.

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Neat!

What is book? Is book tasty?

*Sigh*... Yes Master, book is very tasty.

Oh... good.

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What a surprise!

Was reluctant to try this one out but damn am I happy I did! It’s such a troll book!

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A story of a Shape-shifting Monster Mimic.

I purchased this Audiobook on a whim, thinking it'd be some half-baked adventure of some blank-slate protagonist and his harem of travelling bimbos. But I was wrong, I didn't expect such a unique and interesting story from the perspective of a feeble minded monster.

Read This Book.
I normally don't read fiction, but this story and its narrator made for a great listen.

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A silly enjoyable adventure.

I liked this one as a rest from the serious books ive been listening to...American accents for monsters and the like is ....inaccurate but this is a fun tale and I'm disappointed that there isn't another in the series.

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Fantastic

Hilarious and entertaining from start to finish. The most unique book I've read in years.

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Moo review

This book is great it does not follow a human or other main race but instead a monster witch I love 😆 great work and lots of jokes

Loved it

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  • HeatherY
  • 23-11-2017

Really Entertaining

This is a very different take on LitRPG! If you're expecting a traditional story about a gamer that gets sucked into a VRMMORPG and works to level up, this is not that type of book. It doesn't really have a traditional story structure or an antagonist. It's just a bawdy tale about a monster's adventures in a world that happens to operate with the same mechanics as a game.

What this book did have was humor, and plenty of it. It was a really entertaining and fun read. The characters were hilarious, and had me snort laughing out loud. The story flowed right along, the main character was unexpected, and the whole thing was well-written. Ugh, I resisted hard, but yes, I'll say it. This book was tasty.

Jeff Hays' performance was outstanding, it really suited the book. He had great comedic timing and just delivered those deadpan lines perfectly. He performed different voices for each character, including female voices, and there were some awesome sound effects. It just brought the whole thing up a notch, the book would have been a fun read, but the narration made it a hilarious listen.

Although I loved most of it, I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you're easily offended. It spends a lot of time satirizing women (God I hope it's satire). I requested a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • Mitch
  • 14-11-2017

Not what I expected, but great "RPG" fun

I don't think the Audible book description quite fits, but if you've ever played an RPG video game WoW or D&D this story is a great twist on some classic tropes of the genre. No, this is not some high level thought provoking fiction. It's a fun witty and entertaining story masterfully performed. I agree with some reviewers that the material is a bit juvenile, but that's what makes it so fun. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in one of the campaign worlds from any of the great RPG games? What about the lives of the monsters you always fight? Then read/listen to this book and prepare to laugh aloud while also feeling oddly connected to the most unique anti hero I've come across in some time.

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  • tony trammell
  • 18-11-2017

Not comedy

I was trying to find a funny book to listen to. This ended up not being super funny but definitely entertaining. A little graphic at times. Overall pretty good.

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  • L. Lipp
  • 05-12-2017

Silly, funny and hard to put down

This is the first LitRPG that was written to be purposefully silly. They did a good job, I was tired of the "same old"..

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  • Felipe
  • 13-11-2017

Great mix of dark comedy & litrpg

From the cover and book title, was't expecting the humor to be so dark, but even so this was very entertaining. The "main character" is very different then most I've read in the litrpg genre, making it very fresh (the closest main chars to this being stores based around dungeon cores to similar outlooks). It is definitely worth a listen, but be prepared for a helping helping of gore with the dark humor.

Note: I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Michael
  • 27-12-2017

didn't live up to the comments hype.

I purchase this book based off of user comments and Jeff Hayes. Jeff Hayes did his usual impeccable job. truly is a talent. the comments on the other hand I feel were well off of mark. virtually everybody stating they couldn't hardly contain their laughter because this book was so funny. it was clever in a few areas, and a decent story overall. but it is not an overly funny book.

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  • Joshua
  • 10-01-2019

hard to swallow ;) but entertaining

Have you ever listened to one of those books or watched a movie where you listened to the main bad guy, then found yourself low key agreeing with him. Then you start rooting for the bad guys in a weird way.... well this is the exact opposite of that. The main character is a monster with no sense of morality and very little attachment to others. Most of the time your actually kind of hoping someone kills it. People mercilessly die around the MC. So if you have ever played the game grand theft auto and have gone on murderous rampages for amusement, put yourself in that mindset.

Besides the obvious way you can not identify with the main character, this book is extremely entertaining in a perverse kind of way. Honestly dont be discouraged from listening to it. Just brace yourself for a touch of inner turmoil when the MC literally eats a character you may have ended up liking.

Oh and if your wondering if the MC is ever less.. umm stupid eventually it picks up a few brain cells. So if your bothered by its intelligence level just hold on a little. Its just gotta level...alot

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  • Ian Gillespie
  • 06-04-2018

that was such a blast I'm so glad there's a sequel

If you could sum up Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1) in three words, what would they be?

Funny, Engaging, Tasty

What did you like best about this story?

I thought the way the mimic was written was positively hilarious! I've never heard a story told from a mimic's stand point, but the fact it's a stupid box made for a lot of great moments.

Which scene was your favorite?

Meeting arms. Everything from talking to Karl to being given a name, it was great.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I got it over in two days. I bought it on a slow day and work, listened after I got home, and finished it the next day at work. I didn't want to put it down!

Any additional comments?

It was so funny, I was snickering all the time! The preview had me worried it might have been a story written from a DnD party's perspective, but no, it's actually written from the perspective of the mimic in the scene. I had a great time and I'm picking up the second book now.

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  • Qwatnez
  • 25-03-2018

OMG!, D&D With SERIOUS humor. A MUST READ!

I don't know what to write so let me start with this, OMG, this was great, I want more, whatever you do don't stop writing! the humor alone was great. I'm old-school D&D so you add the two together and I know exactly where your book is coming from and I just couldn't get enough. what I want to know is what games did you base your book off of because I would play it LOL!!!

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  • Nightling
  • 25-03-2018

Very Tasty!

This is a really fun book that doesn't follow the normal story plot line most book do. The m.c. is one of those anti-heroic comedy types that you can't help but love. This book is well worth the buy if you are unsure. You definitely fine this book "very tasty".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-2017

Need a follow up!

Ok this book really wasn't what i was expecting.

enjoyed it thoroughly though!

I highly recommend this and am fingers crossed touch wood for a whole series!

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  • Neil
  • 03-01-2018

Clever, witty, well performed and some of the best characterisations since Sir Sparhawk roamed the land.

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  • R Forson
  • 21-12-2018

Randomly found this now a life long fan

I seen this in my recommendations in my kindle store. It kept appearing finally I thought why not and I was not disappointed in fact it introduced me to litrpgs I since got this audio version and I am now a patron of the author.

So about the book

It's about the rise of a weak character to a killing machine in essence. Old trope sure but with a few twists. There is sex, greed, manipulation, deception, sexisism and murder however as the main character is asexual and amoral these are done by side and minor characters allowing for a completely different way of telling these types of stories.
This performance is well done in my opinion as said above I read it first and when I heard the male voice voicing the female characters for the first 5 min I was dubious, Jeff hays however has enough vocal range to carry the performance.
The stats spoken is the only bad thing I have the type of mind that doesn't mind that however I know this isn't everyone's "cup of tea" and those sections do lend themselves to the kindle version also the audio does give the option to skip them through the chapters menu so win win as long as you aren't in bed.
I hope the few that are still reading will get this book and enjoy it as much as I did the author is still writing and finished book 3 not that ago the story gets better and better.

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  • Lizzardcat
  • 18-09-2018

entertaining from start to finish

I enjoyed the various characters and the new perspective of the game / adventurer story

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  • Ross
  • 23-04-2019

struggled from start to finish.

if it wasn't for then narration being very good I probably would not have finished this book. didn't seem like there was much of a story either.

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  • David Burns
  • 20-04-2019

Clever but that's it for me

A game that's dramatic in a hobbit type of direction, not bad but not my cup of decaff

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  • Aniko111
  • 16-04-2019

Graphic but good

Was not what I was expecting and some parts are worth skipping through but fantastic.

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  • chimneyman
  • 30-03-2019

A silly bit of nonsense

I gave four stars because I guess the target audience will thoroughly enjoy themselves. I guess I'm just not a part of the target audience!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-03-2019

entertaining

read the book without stop, maby not one of the great classics, but we'll worth the read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2019

Unique

This is a wholly singular tale. I selected this on a whim but Is is so absolutely out there I doubt I will ever forget it. Not a moment of regret on my part. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I have absolutely loved it.