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"The training levels have concluded. Now the games may truly begin."

The ratings and views are off the chart. The fans just can't get enough. The dungeon gets more dangerous each day. But in a grinder designed to chew up and spit out crawlers by the millions, Carl and Princess Donut need to work harder than ever just to survive. 

They call it the Over City. A sprawling, once-thriving metropolis devastated by a mysterious calamity. But these streets are far from abandoned. An undead circus trawls the ruins. Murdered prostitutes rain from the sky. An ancient spell is finally ready to reveal its dark purpose. 

Carl still has no pants.  

They call it Dungeon Crawler World. For Carl and Donut, it's anything but a game. 

©2021 Matt Dinniman (P)2021 Soundbooth Theater

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Let's face it... Most reviews are trash

I can't tell you how many idiotic reviewers have tricked me into listening to terrible books here. Now I'm NOT saying that most reviewers on audible are half-baked idiots who would be fascinated with a bug zapper. I'm NOT saying that if you've written a review on this site, there's a 90% chance you have brain damage. And I'm definitely NOT saying that most reviewers of sci-fi or fantasy never mentally progressed from their teen years. Oh and finally I'm 100% NOT saying that most reviewers are, in their personal lives, trash people with less potential than a microwaved hamster. My point: take this with a grain of salt, peasant.

Ok. Deep breath... DUNGEON CRAWLER CARL IS THE BEST AUDIO BOOK I'VE LISTENED TO IN YEARS!!!!

DCC is an incredible mix of humor, action, sci-fi, and fantasy that absolutely overflows with personality, thanks in no small part to the talented Jeff Hays. How tf does he do all those voices? I was certain there were at least 3 voice actors. Bra-freakin-vo, my man.

It was an outright pleasure to follow Carl and her royal majesty, Princess Donut, on their crawl (again). Their relationship development is believable and engaging. Never thought I'd say that about a man and his ex girlfriend's cat, but here we are. The magic system ai is fun as hell, enemies are generally described with stomach churning (and hilarious) detail, and MOST fights are seat-of-your-boxers-can't-go-to-sleep-until-I-know-what-happens crazy, excluding grind sessions. But those are fun too.

Not going to get into details because YOU should download and start listening right now with a fresh head and no expectations other than a great time. Don't read any other reviews. This is it. God is speaking to you through my fingers. That's right, this is God. I know about the weird sh*t you've been watching on p*rnhub and we'll talk about it when you get up here. Ok, gotta run. I'm meeting Satan for brunch and she is suuuuch a drama queen when I'm late.

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Fun read

I enjoyed this second season of the Carl and Donut show. Looking forward to the next installment.

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Found this unbearable

I won't be continuing this series.

I just can't cheer for this protagonist anymore for a number of reasons.

The humour overstayed its welcome by the end of the first book, by this end of this one, it decided to move in and take over the living room. It's really hard to vibe with a book when you're spending most of your time shaking your head in dismay at the constant barrage of 'lolsorandom' humour that you hate.

Then it's the sheer next level self-deprication on display. Carl not only has no ego - like at all - but the butt of every joke seems to be him. Am i supposed to enjoy this? Do people find this admirable?

I'd probably find the former two more tolerable if Carl wasn't such a passenger in this story. Shit just keeps happening and he just reacts, never proactively. It's a deeply unsatisfying experience, I dunno how you expect me to believe x quadrillion people are loving it. Oh, it's because he's in boxers and a toe ring! HOW FUNNY, RIGHT?

Donut is still as annoying as ever too. When the book isn't trying to be funny, it's hitting you over the head with crappy melodrama that just doesn't land because of the aforementioned 'humour' clashing with the tone, and because I just don't care about the annoying cat.

Ugh. I should stop writing reviews the second I finish reading. I apparently get ranty.

I'll not be continuing this series.

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first review woohoo!!

amazing as always Jeff!! my wife and I have been patiently awaiting this release and caught it last night. Great job on the narration, and great creation Matt D! we look forward to more!

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Great Book

Jeff Hays does great. The jokes are funny. The main characters are unique and have personality. The author does a good job of making the power up feel earned from work rather than given.

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If you liked book 1, this continues to deliver

From the start, this was a odd and unique dungeon crawler litRPG, what with a spurned jock and a prima donna cat as his partner. However, for all the hilarity that ensues as they delve from one floor to the next, facing unimaginable difficulties, they deftly overcome them with creative and oddball strategic maneuvers. The story elements are more than jocular exchanges, Matt Dinniman also manages to include many poignant situations and encounters as well. Even the few instances of low-brow jock humor comes off so unexpectedly that one cannot help breaking out with some loud chuckles so, fair warning, make sure you're not listening in church during your pastors sermon.

Jeff Hays' performance is fantastic throughout.

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niiiice

yeah. a good solid sequel book. can't wait for the third. honestly nothing i could say wouldn't be a spoiler. glurp glurp!

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Acheivement: Audio Excellence Audience

Reward? Nothing! Getting to enjoy another excellent novel in the Dungeon Crawler Carl series is its own reward! Now listen to Matt's other novels to tide yourself over while Jeff lazily finishes the third novel at his artist's pace (when he's out of whiskey and needs to make rent).

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This series was a great find

Normally this genre wouldn't be something I'd dive into, but I decided to say the hell with it and give it a shot. And I'm glad I did, because now I'm addicted to this series. Dammit Donut, I need more!

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HOLY COW THIS IS AMAZING

I LOVED IT. Start and you can't stop! Carl & Donut have me heart!

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  • n j plumridge
  • 05-18-21

Goddamnit, Donut!

Loved every minute of this audiobook, from the story to the Sound-booth theatre narrators. Thank you and well done.

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  • Konstantin
  • 05-15-21

So much fun! Great action great narration!

Excellent narration by Jeff Hays! The entire book is so much fun!
Keeps you on the edge! Action is top notch!

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  • Sigurður S.
  • 05-12-21

It surprises you

Loved this one. Often these litrpgs try to be funny but seldom succeed. This series does.

One of my favourites.

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  • m ward
  • 05-04-21

Too short

Great book and engaging story - well read. but it’s too short for full value/5 star in my opinion

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  • Robbie Gamble
  • 10-19-21

Another 5 star effort

Really enjoying this series. Can't waitto see what the next floor has in store for our feline heroine and her companions.

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  • Mike Roach
  • 10-02-21

Amazing!!

First dive into LITRPG was with book one and book two is just as good!!! Highly recommended.

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  • william
  • 09-28-21

awesome

great second book continues as first one greats story awesome characters kick ass action an funny ticks all the boxes

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  • Jane Revill
  • 09-24-21

Amazing!

Absolutely fabulous! The story was really well written, very true to the style of an MMO but could easily be enjoyed by someone just wanting an adventure story who wasn't a gamer. I often find myself smiling at Carl and Donut and even occasionally laugh out loud. The narrator is absolutely superb and really adds to the enjoyment. Couldn't recommend enough and looking forward to part 3!

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  • Sam Rowan
  • 08-17-21

2nd one in im invested baby!

Another floor another adventure, Carls building stats up now and stuffs starting to get serious.
loved it, better than the first, not trying to sound ungrateful lol.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-06-21

New Quest! Listen to this audiobook!

Rewaaaaaard? A fulfilled life that you enjoy while listening!
The combination of adventure, RPG elements, excitement and rip roaring humour is your reward!
Go buy this book now to start your quest!

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  • jenny strasiotto
  • 12-07-21

good fun you should listen to it just a few minut

good fun . try it for totally you self and you will see cheers. good luck to human. for

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  • J COBURN
  • 10-31-21

Sublime entertainment!

What's better than listening to a Dungeon Crawler Carl audiobook for the first time?

Listening to it a SECOND TIME!

Rewaaaaard..?

You get to pick up on all the nuanced humour you missed the first time round.

(now read that review again in the Dungeon AI's voice if you didn't already)

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  • The Keyboard
  • 07-26-21

Great Second Book

If you're reading this review, you've most likely already read book one (if you haven't, go out and get it - just look at the average review rating! DCC is one of the best books in the litrpg genre) and are wondering if book two is going to live up to the hype.

I'm pleased to say it does. There are some differences... book 2 feels a little slower, like the author has realised he's onto a good thing and now needs to flesh out the world. There's a lot of setup early on for events that will pan out in future books, but it's good setup, and the book does get rolling into that fantastic 'action / something goes wrong / god-dammit-doughnut' that was so wonderful about book 1.

I won't say any more, except that all the main characters are back, and it's great to see the relationship between Carl and Doughnut grow. If you enjoyed book 1, you'll enjoy book 2. There are still laugh out loud moments, and lots of juicy action scenes. This is fast turning into a stellar gamelit series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-04-21

Utterly wonderful

In my ignorance, I was initially disappointed at the shorter volume. However, this has proved yet again to be one of my favourite books in this genre. With colourful characters and a plot that won't quit, Matt has absolutely knocked it out of the park with this entry. Now if you'll excuse me, I am going to go and purchase book 3. If you are hesitant about picking up the series, what are you doing with your lives? Get this book!

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  • Simon Bailey
  • 05-05-21

Goddammit Audible! Now I have to wait for number 3

Such a good series. This book is different to number 1, both books and performances are brilliant though. The character interplay is excellent, hints at a universe wide story line but more depth in the character plots for Carl and Doughnut. I listened to this over two days, it kept me entertained for 11.5 hours and was well worth it.

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  • Owen Smith
  • 04-30-21

Love it

One of the best books out there. Great performances and well written. When is the next one out?