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The Crafter's Defense

Dungeon Crafting, Book 2
Narrated by: Louise Cooksey
Series: Dungeon Crafting Series, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
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Sandra managed to survive the first major incursion from the nearby Orcs, thanks in part to the help a certain half-orc/half-dwarf provided. However, Kelerim left her dungeon to seek out his father, leaving her all alone with just Winxa - her dungeon fairy - as company.

With the loss of her new friend comes some opportunities, at least; she now has the freedom to craft whatever she wants, and the threat of her dungeon core’s destruction from outside forces is practically absent. She even has the opportunity to upgrade her core size, unlocking additional constructs for use as dungeon monsters, as well as a new core-specific skill.

Unfortunately for Sandra, a particular action outside of the dungeon has unintentionally drawn attention to her activities, and there’s now a very serious threat to her survival. Racing against the clock, the crafting-based dungeon needs to find a way to prevent her destruction, all the while dealing with the problems her expanding area of influence has created.

Because it’s not only the nearby races that she has to deal with - but the nearby dungeons, as well.

This dungeon core story contains litRPG/gamelit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.

©2019 Jonathan Brooks (P)2019 Jonathan Brooks
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good continuation.

expands well on the first book. more of the same in a good way, enjoyed this book and looking forward to more in the future

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  • chris warren
  • 10-01-2020

Needs more editing

The author has rather redundant word usage, often using similar words right next to each other. The lists in the book easily take over a minute to read, and several are repeated far too often for my taste. The use of acronyms did more to confuse me then anything else. Finally the narrator has a habit of cutting off the end of some words, making it hard to understand her occasionally.

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  • Keeg
  • 04-03-2020

Need more

This book was as good the first. Doing very well balancing pacifism and combat, with no hesitation when combat is needed. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • Kristopher
  • 05-07-2020

She's trying

Better narration than book one. It is like someone actually reached out to Louise Cooksey with constructive criticism after listening to that one. Still has parts that I wanted to stab my ears at, but much better on the whole. I actually find myself looking forward to book three to see if she improves more.

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  • Glenecollins
  • 28-06-2020

A good sequel

It is a pretty good sequel to a good book, some interesting concepts were introduced so I am looking forward to the next book

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  • James Lee
  • 25-05-2020

Good continuation!!

The first story was a little slower than I liked, but this one more than made up for it. Many different elements came together to form a solid story that is sure to build into a rich world and interactions with various world elements.

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  • Natalya Kracko
  • 24-05-2020

Just as good as the first

Superlative performance and origanl tale. Feels a bit vaive but the main character isn't that old.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-04-2020

calling all dungeon creator fans

awesome....i can't say it enough jonathan is a master of his craft of storytelling and with each book gets better...if that's possible...i can't wait to check out book 3 of winxie and sarahs adventures....also I really enjoy the narrator Louise she does a really good charature reading

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  • Rynette
  • 16-03-2020

good clean book

No bad language, and no sexual or suggestive content. huge Thank you to the author.

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  • Booklover
  • 24-02-2020

Great series

Great series, just waiting for 3rd book to be released via audio.

Jonathan Brooks is pretty good with the dungeon core type books. This is, I think my second set of his dungeon core books so I'll admit I'm pretty pleased.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-2020

great story, annoying narrator

the crafting aspect is fun, except for the incredibly long lists of repetitive crafting options. Why do we need an entire chapter of blah.. needs, blah, cost, unknown. Blah... needs, blah, cost unknown... ad nauseum. I would much rather have actual crafting instead, but that seems to no longer be as important as the nonstop lists of boring numbers.
Between that and the UNBELIEVABLY ANNOYING VOICE of the whiney, off tempo, weirdly emphasized narration has pretty much killed the appeal of this series as an audio book. I will definitely look for it in print, but won't buy another audio book in this series. Another narrator I will firmly avoid in the future, no matter how much I like the book.

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  • Morris
  • 02-02-2020

Epic crafter book!

This is a great book it's fun light hearted and entertaining. It follows the life of a dungeon core desperately trying to save the the races. The story is a must read and I will be continuing on with this series.

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  • C. Rowlands
  • 17-01-2020

Strong follow-up and escalation for the series

While not really the ideal place to join the series, it would be possible, although you'd be better off experiencing it from the first book. This instalment in the series picks things up directly from where book one ends and does a very good job of expanding the immediate scope of the world of the first book, introducing new races for Sandra to somehow try and communicate with, while also introducing new challenges for her to face as she expands as a dungeon and how she interacts with some of the others too.

Most of the supporting cast are new in this book, so there was always the chance that the reader might need to be drawn into the series all over again, but the main character's personality and continuing development helps to ease the new cast in quite readily for the listener.

The narrator's performance is a strong one that further helps to draw the listener into this story with a suitable range of tones for the cast and a general narration that helps to add to the drama when needed.

Overall, a very good second instalment in this series, now I just have to wait for the next one.

[Note - I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.]

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  • L.
  • 13-01-2020

An extremely fun story

This was the second book in the series. Louise did an absolutely amazing job with the characters. Really wish she would dual narrate! But an amazing job none-the-less!

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  • Rea Semei Solomon
  • 10-01-2020

Another Great book

I like reading litrpg books but i just love this book series. That is mainly because i really enjoy reading about crafting. If you love dungeon books and crafting you would enjoy this book. I love rereading this book as well as its first book. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • luke
  • 06-01-2020

best book so far

I love this book. the building, the fighting, the lore.

I can't wait to see what happens next