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Rogue Dungeon: A litRPG Adventure

The Rogue Dungeon, Book 1
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
Series: The Rogue Dungeon, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Roark von Graf - hedge mage and lesser noble of Traisbin - is one of only a handful of Freedom fighters left, and he knows the Resistance’s days are numbered. Unless they do something drastic...

But when a daring plan to unseat the Tyrant King goes awry, Roark finds himself on the run through an interdimensional portal, which strands him in a very unexpected location: an ultra-immersive fantasy video game called Hearthworld. He can’t log out, his magic is on the fritz, and, worst of all, he’s not even human. He’s a low-class, run-of-the-mill Dungeon monster. Some disgusting, blue-skinned creature called a Troll. At least there’s one small silver lining - Roark managed to grab a powerful magic artifact on his way through the portal, and with it he might just be able to save his world after all.

Unless, of course, the Tyrant King gets to him first...

From James A. Hunter, author of the litRPG epic Viridian Gate Online, and eden Hudson, author of Legend of the Treesinger and the Jubal Van Zandt Series, comes an exciting new litRPG, dungeon-core adventure you won’t want to put down!

“An excellent start to a series, this book has everything I look for in a fantasy novel: action, intrigue, and evolution!” (Dakota Krout, author of the Divine Dungeon and the Completionist Chronicles)

©2018 James Hunter, eden Hudson (P)2018 James Hunter, eden Hudson

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Really good

A little slow to start but really good in the end like really good

Yay

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Great story, great narrator!

Can't wait for the next installment in the series. The story was easy to follow and the narrator adds life to the story.

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  • Zach
  • 13-02-2019

nick

podehl.
any book this man can make into a masterpiece I swear it. the book itself is moderately good, it's a little different and I think I love it! but nick podehl is truly a masterful reader. he puts emotion into every word that many other audio readers fail to even come close to. listen to all of Nick's books, and you'll know exactly what I mean.

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  • Tyler
  • 22-09-2018

Solid start to a unique series.

There are a few things that make this series stand out. I like the guy from a pure fantasy world tossed into a video game world concept, I like that respawning is a dangerous prospect. Especially for the monsters. Characters are pretty decent. I like the diversity of troll types and evolutions.

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  • Michael P.
  • 18-05-2019

Fun take on the genre

This is a fun book, with a good mix of world building and adventure. Though I will say it will not answer many of the questions you will have. Instead, it will leave you with more questions right up until the end. It is well paced and enjoyable to get through, yet it will leave you unsatisfied until you continue with the series.

Solid performance by narrator Nick Podehl, who brings a well polished feel.

Overall, I recommend Rogue Dungeon, as long as you plan to continue with the remaining books.

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  • Riley Hayes
  • 25-09-2018

It was ok

The story was ok, both the author and reader put too much emphasis on sword techniques and their pronunciation, and the differences in characters levels made no difference. All in all, it was Ok at best.

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  • J. T. Burman
  • 04-06-2019

Terrible character names

PwnerBoner007? Seriously? That's super annoying. Don't do this if you're an author. And be warned if you're a listener: certain aspects of this book are gonna annoy you. But it gets great around five hours in. Book 2 will be better.

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  • Yair Mayer
  • 21-09-2018

Rushed and short

I Pre-ordered due to recommendations. Unfortunately it is not up to snuff. Feels like there's a good story to tell but instead it was rushed.
The character seems to rush into challenges under prepared with no actual reason to rush. More to lose then to gain.

Only good part was the narrator - and Kaz.

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  • ryan
  • 23-06-2019

awesome

i always love the idea of rpg book where the main character is a bad guy class.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-06-2019

Interesting story but needs a little work

I like the story but whoever decided that every sword fight with the main character needed to use fencing terms was an f'ing moron. The fight sequence goes something like: He swirled into a reverso tondo, then into a revrso menso, cappucino, leonardo di caprio, fettacini alfredo, salami. Hahahah I'm a fancy prancy ballerina man.

I can't decide if it's just lazy writing or if the author is just trying to show off. Either way 99.9999999% of his intended audience can't follow it.

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  • Brandon M. Salazar
  • 11-06-2019

Not A Dungeon Born Clone

If that’s what you were worried about...because I was

It’s actually a very unique premise: guy in a fantasy world screws up a teleportation spell and finds himself as an enemy NPC in a video game. Not that he even knows what a video game is. And then he proceeds to farm the players for THEIR loot. It helps that the players are a pretty realistic representation of real gamers. Self-important, entitled assholes in other words

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  • Cheryl
  • 09-05-2019

halarious

never stop writing these books. one of the best litrpg series! just nonstop action and humor!

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 30-05-2019

Adventurous!

Review From Boyfriend And Myself: We both really enjoyed this story. I held the book off so that he and I could listen to it together. We have listened to it together from beginning to end and we both loved it. We can't wait to listen to the second one. This is an excellent way to spend time together as well. The narrator did a great job. I have no complaints about him or the book itself. I wound up picking up a ebook so I could read along now and then. It's available on Kindle Unlimited for those who would rather read instead of listen. Or read and listen. Fully enjoyed this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-2019

Fabulous performance by Nick Podehl.

Distinctly brings out the individuality of the characters in the story. Tone use of voice matches perfectly with the situation, keeps listener engaged.

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  • scobie
  • 06-03-2019

the rogue dungeon

this book was a little slow to start but I shouldn't got into it looking forward to the next

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  • Snapper
  • 25-02-2019

Amazing despite being shorter then others.

I usually spend my credits in long books, but this one was much better then most of the longer LitRPGs. The story telling was interesting and the protagonist acted like his background of nobility unlike some books where the protagonist acts like a teenager from earth despite not being one.

I really enjoyed listening to this book, give it a try is my recommendation.

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  • Scott R
  • 17-02-2019

A different but enjoyable new adventure

This is a different adventure as our MC is part of a resistance but when he attempts to escape from a vile deapot he finds himself trapped in an RPG game.
Everything changes as he leads a new resistance against the Heroes who slaughter those he had come to care for.
A Common theme but from such an unexpected viewpoint i wasn't too sure if i would like it.
Such is the writing and skill used to ensnare the listener that we are soon supporting the Trolls and Dubgeon creatures against all manner of heroes, Internal politics and The ever present first threat from our MCs world.
Narration is flawless as you would expect from Podehl and helps the story along easily.
5 stars all round and a new fan who will have this in their TBH list.

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  • Player1
  • 13-02-2019

great listen.

very much enjoyed this audio book. well paced and thoughtful. nice character progression. At first thought it wasn't a litrpg then it was. I won't spoil it.

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  • michael
  • 10-02-2019

Interesting take on a LitRPG

An enjoyable take on the LitRPG genre. The main character is from a fantasy world and has no idea what a video game until he is thrust into one. Combined with the fact that he takes the place of a monster allows this book to avoid many of the issues that other LitRPG books can have.

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  • Edward
  • 30-12-2018

Well worth listening to

I really enjoyed the first chapter or so, then struggled with the world development part and was, honestly, a little bored. But the book couldn’t work without it and, once you step back and realise that “that” level of knowledge and confusion is what would happen it passes quickly.

You’ll quickly come to be enamoured with the characters and humour of the book.

I was put off buying this for some reason but now I can’t wait for book two.

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  • Ashley H.
  • 11-12-2018

Slow Start but stick with it - amazing performance

Narrator is the best I've listened to on audible and played the characters perfectly, the book starts a bit hectic and is a bit hard to follow at the beginning but stick with it and your wont be disappointed.

The author has a very unique take on the game world and the magic system is fantastic.

Characters are engaging and you care about them quickly. Defiantly worth the read.

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  • Dingo 883
  • 29-11-2018

Took me a bit to get into, but it hooked me.

For whatever reason, I couldn't pay much attention to the first little bit, but as soon as he got into the game world I was hooked. It has a few unique elements to it, like the magic system. I found it interesting. I also enjoy the creature evolutions. I'm looking forward to the next one. Nick of course does a great job narrating.