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Publisher's Summary

Dark forces are threatening everything that Dungeon Lord Edward Wright cares about...and they don’t expect what they’re about to get. 

Only a few weeks have passed since the Battle of Burrova, and Edward and his friends are busier than ever improving the Haunt and protecting the surviving villagers. 

Sadly, time is a scarce commodity in the world of Ivalis. Soon enough, Ed finds himself thrown in conflict against the man behind the mindbrood’s attack, a man who is seemingly capable of shrugging off mortal wounds and who is willing to unleash a devastating plague of undead against the Haunt and everyone inside. 

Only the otherworldly powers of a Dungeon Lord may be capable of protecting the Haunt against the rapidly approaching danger...but can Edward remain the same man if he exposes himself to the corrupting influence of that very same power? 

The second installment of The Wraith's Haunt is upon us, and Soundbooth Theater had a blast producing it! In the first book, Annie Ellicott played some of SBT's creepiest monstrosities. But in this book, she's taken on the entire female cast, including Kes and Lavy who were voiced by Jeff Hays originally, and a charming new character, Katarina Locksmith, the clever thief. Annie and Jeff have been honing their vocal chemistry, and the results speak for themselves! 

The Soundbooth Theater team for this production:
Jeff Hays - Narration, Characters, Production Supervision
Annie Ellicott - Female voices
Dalton Lynne - Proofing, Editing
Griffin Malnar - Production, Editing, Mastering

©2018 Carlos Hugo Thomas Huesca (P)2018 Soundbooth Theater

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Great Read, Want More!

I purchased the first book because of Jeff Hays. However, I quickly fell in love with the characters and their struggles. The author has done a wonderful job.

I've spent the last couple days binging the series and can't get enough.
I'm eagerly awaiting to purchase the next instalment.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 20-05-2018

Lord Wraith's wrath wreaks Havoc on Heuron

Gadzooks! Where do I begin? How about with the amazing audible talents of Jeff Hays and Annie Ellicott. What wicked warbling this pair doth make together! Hays is far and away my favorite narrator, and Annie has blown my mind with her own skill, talent, and versatility as well. They make a dynamic duo doling out dimensionally vocal magic. They flow into each other's voices effortlessly, and if they did any editing then it was done seamlessly. As much I as love hearing Jeff do female voices I have to say that Annie manages to steal the spotlight quite a few times, and her vocalizations of one thief in particular made me wish I was in Ivalis. You hear that Murmur? In all sincerity this is an impressive pair that not only works well together, but really elevates the story into the stratosphere. I am quite content just listening to Jeff do his manly voices while Annie carries along with the ladies.

How about story? Well, the writing is fast, humorous, and utterly gripping. One thing I noted in the first book was that I appreciated how much Edward used his head more than his hands in a fight. The same thing goes here, at every opportunity he out schemes, outwits, or out plays his opponents. Even when all hope is lost, he doesn't give up and thinks of something that he has in his bag of tricks that he can use to defeat his opponent.

We get to see some of the Keep finally being upgraded, some new monster allies, and a business venture that should put Lord Wraith in the black, if he can stop bleeding long enough to take care of all the red. The characters continue to grow and develop, and each one get a point to shine in their own little spotlight. Edward might carry the story, but his allies come together and survive on their own thanks to his training and the impression he has made on each of them. Ed does find love, but her dad has some issues with anyone but him being around his daughter. Nicholi returns and has a nasty secret surprise hidden up his sleeve for Ed and co. Ha, now that I think of it, Ed has a nasty surprise up his sleeve at the end of the book, too. You need to see it for yourself. I'm not giving anything away.

Basically, the battles and blood balance out the training and building that the team does. The fight scenes are some of the best I've read, and the training should come with some montage music. I'm not sure how long this series is going to go (a long time, I hope) but readers should beware that the next big bad is someone you already know and hate. Book three looks to be epic if the Epilogue lives up to its promise. Can I just as Hugo to hurry along book three and four? Waiting more than an hour or so between books is just murder.

Oh, I have to mention the cover. I love it. I enjoyed the book one cover, too, but this one does its job. It catches you eyes, makes you want to learn more about the story, and is something I would hang on my wall if it were a poster. This is what a cover should look like; dark, dangerous, mysterious, and foreboding. If you are scrolling along it will make you stop and go back to see what the book is about. Great choice on some excellent artwork.

Huesca has created a bevy of interesting characters, each replete with their own drives, goals, and personalities. The story never relents, it is always pushing forward, and the ending is most satisfying. If you are looking for something that is LitRPG, fantasy, horror, or even action then this is the book (and series) for you. You will not regret getting this, although I do suggest reading book one first. So, get book one now if you haven't, and if you have but are worried that the story suffered from a sophomore slump . . .DON'T. No need to fear. This book takes and builds on everything in book one and improves upon it. Don't miss out. Start reading NOW!!! Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

If this review helped, please press the YES below. Thank you immensely!!!

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  • christopher m horton
  • 01-06-2018

Even better than the first one.

I didn't think it was possible for a 2nd book or movie to be as good or better but the people reading it and the story written by the author has proved me wrong, I can not wait until the next book comes out!

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  • ACB
  • 31-05-2018

Loved it.

Even better than the first book. I love the interactions between Edward and Haddon (sp?). The other characters are given more life and depth. Jeff Hays is masterful, as usual, and gave life to the story and characters far beyond what my own inner voice could However, I have to be honest - mostly hoping the narrator reads this and adapts. Annie took me out of the story with her characters quite often. Half of her female voices (aside from Kat and Adriana) had a comically gravely and shrill aspect that grated and seemed far too manic and cartoony (I found myself pulled out of the story either cringing a bit or considering whether the tone seemed out of character). I lost the ability to determine who was talking without context or attribution cues from the writing when these characters were talking.

Overall, I Loved it. The ending was both satisfying and exciting, now that I know who the next minor antagonist might be! Can't wait for the next. Here's hoping Hugo and Jeff the best of luck, inspiration, and health!

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  • Edmond Brobbey
  • 21-06-2018

good

loved it. can't wait to see how he deals with ryan. Wonder if his earth friend will be there and if he'll be able to communicate with them.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-06-2018

where is the next book...I want it

I'm mad....cuz I have to wait....that's the only reason I'm mad....this is so great a book. a series....I love it

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  • Archmera
  • 18-06-2018

Jarring

The differences between the voices recording wise is absolutely palpable. It made it un listenable for me.

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  • C. Cuzzort
  • 16-06-2018

Good story but ....

I’ve enjoyed the story so far but my one complaint is they decided to do a dual narrative male and female. I’m not talking about this part is Jeff and he does all the narrative section. I’m talking about Jeff to Annie with Jeff reading the thoughts. I love Jeff and Annie is good to but I don’t like them together like that. It was distracting to the point that I’ve lost interest in the story. If the author wants to do a male female duo. Pick one per chapter and stick with it. Wheel of Time did just fine that way and Kate and Michael are my favorites.

This of course is my opinion and strictly based on the audiobook not the story as a whole which I still enjoy.

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  • Logan79
  • 14-06-2018

A solid performance and fun story

I love that Soundbooth Theater is bringing back ensemble cast for audio entertainment. A great story and talented voice actors made this a excellent purchase.

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  • Jim Baker
  • 06-06-2018

It is actually better than the first

When I read the review saying it was better than the first I was dubious. I'm happy to report that once the story gets going (mostly the narrators finding their stride and getting into character) it really does get better than the first. I rarely write a review, but I felt this one is worth the effort to do so. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I did :-)

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  • james p alvord
  • 05-06-2018

Great book

Really enjoyed this book. loved every minute of it. I highly recommend it to all look for a great time

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  • Mr. M. C. Hackett
  • 28-05-2018

excellent

great series, eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. I like the restrictions in terms of spells per day. The main character is not O.P

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  • Duane Welch
  • 22-05-2018

not sure

Personally i think that they should have left the narration the way it was in the first book i don't appreciate having all the femails characters performed by Annie ellicott