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Summary

The entire best-selling Dungeon World series is now together in one volume! 

This Dungeon World Series Box Set includes: 

Dungeon World, Books 1-5
Bonus short story 

In a world five times larger than Earth, dungeons and their Dungeon Cores have become the top of the food chain. 

Millions of dungeons inhabit the planet, utilizing the Human people as a source of much-needed Mana to facilitate their own growth; in turn, the humans delve into the dungeons to acquire their own power in the form of Essence, which allows them to develop and enhance themselves in a multitude of different ways. It is a symbiotic relationship that has lasted thousands of years and has brought about a measure of peace. 

Far in the northern wilds where no Humans (and therefore - no dungeons) regularly frequent, a young man is left alone when his parents are suddenly murdered. Now, without friends, family, supplies, or even much knowledge of the wider world, Fredwynklemossering embarks on a journey to discover who - or what - killed his parents. Along the way, however, he learns more than he bargained for, including his seemingly impossible status as a Dungeon Core/Human hybrid. With that knowledge comes a shift in his objective; revenge against those who wronged him turns out to pale in comparison to the dangers the Humans will face in the future. 

Will Fred be able to successfully straddle the line between the Human and Dungeon Core worlds? Unfortunately, he’ll have to, or else the entire Dungeon World may be doomed.... 

Contains 564,000 words, LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling, as well as dungeon construction and defense. No harems and no profanity.

©2020 Jonathan Brooks (P)2021 Jonathan Brooks

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In Serious Need of Editing

This review is for the whole series.

The story is not bad. The idea of a dungeon being the MC and developing its power and abilities is interesting and novel. However, the writing is so bloated with extraneous verbiage that, unfortunately, I stopped listening about halfway through book 4. It seemed like the text was padded to ensure there were 5 books, each book covering one stage of the MC's journey. This resulted in a story with far too much exposition (possibly to up the word count to fill five books,) which a good editor would have trimmed to help the author "show" more and "tell" less.

An example of excess verbiage would be "He turned to look at her with a smile showing on his face." which could be replaced with "He turned to her and smiled." a reduction of word count of more than 50% You could also remove all instances of "appeared to be," "seemed to be," "somehow," "some sort of," and "actually," and other qualifying words and phrases and reduce the length by about 10%.

Miles Meili's narration is OK, if a little monotonous in places, although this could be due to the amount of emotionless exposition in the story.

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a great place to start in the dungeoncore genre

tbh, dungeoncore is not my favourite subgenre of lit-rpg at all (ranks above harem and ultra violence, but still) although this is a great place to start your dungeoncore adventures. that defenders are attackers is confusing, but besides that. good!

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It could be good

I've been traveling all day listening in and honestly I have no idea what's going on, I'm just so bored by it.
I think it's the narrater.

The series I was hoping it would be like it Apollos Thorne Underworld. Unfortunately this stopped suddenly at book 6 so I'm looking for a substitute

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Pretty boring

Could have got the story across in a few hours, and mc is a little too slow in the head for my liking.

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loved it

enjoyed these books alot, like the fact you can skip the characters interface sheets because there in there own chapters.

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I loved it

I love how he describes everything and i also love the story.
I have not finished it all yet.

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falls flat

interesting concepts that never get over themselves as a plothook. the story and writing are lacking, and it appears whoever wrote it was trying to write for TV rather than a book.

Pound for time it's not a bad deal, but I couldn't finish.

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Great listening

The story was good and not to slow or to fast. The reader was spot on and has a nice ring to his voice.

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Brilliant and unique

Very engaging and compelling story,
Has everything from dungeon building and crawling to romance and jokes.

Well worth a listen and with out 50 hours in the series it’s well worth the price

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great work

great work by Jonathan brooks. always enjoy his books. plus, dungeon books are always fun

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  • Marlon
  • 16-11-21

Let me save you the time Trash

So, I am into Litrpg and I really enjoy them but this was just trash. No one dies and no one stays dead lol let me say that from the start.
This is one of those feel good books that makes everything works out, so if you are looking for some blood and death this is not for you and its not worth the credit I say because I could imagine a story where everyone and everything works out just great lol. I say this entire series isn't worth 1 credit, I always wonder why these books at times have such low reviews and this is why they're trash.
Finally, I would tell anyone looking for a litrpg to skip this one because it's straight up garbage.

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  • Landis Family
  • 06-12-21

Garbage

I’m not usually cynical but this was not worth it. The story is trash and the set up and character development is nonexistent. The only thing going for it is the fact that it’s a lot of listing for only one credit. But you should really buy something else.

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  • Nicholas
  • 18-11-21

Who cares if everyone lives

look, I've read so many books about death and suffering and mr brooks makes books where the good guys win and oh well, consider this a game of thrones clense

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  • Austin Johnson
  • 23-12-21

Fred

Jonathan Brooks is an amazing author, one of my personal favorite in fact. His unique spins on Dungeon building and the engaging characters and story line that comes along with them are wonderful.

In this case, Fred's story is unique, exciting, and engaging the whole time with some interesting twists thrown in. You get a little bit of everything you can want from dungeon building to, to rpg character progression, to the unique combination of the two that is Fred. I absolutely love it!

Highly recommend.

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  • Bryson
  • 12-11-21

Always solid Author - Decent Narration

Not my most favorite narrator in the genre, but a solid dungeon core story raises it to an easy 4-5 star.

Added bonus, if you ever have questions, Jonathan is available and responsive via social media. Just an all around great guy with a great value for your credit.

Enjoy! I know you will :)

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  • Faith Akinmola
  • 22-11-21

maturity

I'm in book 3 because I like the idea of the book however character development is very weak.

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  • Scott
  • 20-11-21

refreshing take to a dungeon core

I really enjoyed this audible, the take of a dungeon core was new to me. The performance kept my attention. He really did a great job. and 52 hours for a credit is a great deal. I would recommend this book

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  • Jeff Peck
  • 22-12-21

Enjoyable New Take on Dungeon Cores

Jonathan has come up with a very different take on the LitRPG/Core concept, I enjoyed the hell out of it.
Not going to explain the plot, read/listen to it yourself. Also a great deal! One credit for over 54 hrs. of good entertainment!

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  • Fredrick Ferguson
  • 30-11-21

For the most part loved it

Majority of the story and the concept i actually had me drawn completely in however alot of the time you made the mc seem very forgettable during crucial times and repeatedly made him say I need to pay more attention next for him to do the thing over and over. Actually during most of the story and in every book even though he can hear and see everything in his territory he still failed to pay attention during key moments almost Everytime. Then he doesn't actually play the cards he actually have sometimes I don't know if it's for plot or you just forgot but some of the times where he was in a bad situation some of his abilities could of got him out simply but he acts air headed to the fact. If you can fix these minor issues your stories could go a long way but readers like progess and he barely shows any besides in power

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-21

a solid dungeon Core series, that ending though.

overall it's a pretty good series, I enjoyed it till right about the end. The ending isn't very good because it's essentially, I suddenly became a God and snapped everything better solution and it's pretty lame, I also find the way that nobody ever seem to get truly angry at the main character for being insanely Reckless pretty unrealistic. Over all its good just those gripes.

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