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Publisher's Summary

Splitting the party is never a good idea, but sometimes, that's just the hand fate deals you.

On Nazere, the gang's plans are cast into the wind when a stubborn foe returns to settle a score.

Back in Cardinia, Stacy has her hands full trying to help Dave, while Dave does everything in his power to avoid being helped.

Tim and Cooper stagger out of the desert, to find themselves in a whole new world of trouble.

As everyone explores new parts of this vast fantasy world, they encounter new friends and foes...and run into some they've met before. Set sail for adventure with galleons of seamen!

©2020 Robert Bevan (P)2020 Robert Bevan

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Dear goodness...

Fantastic listen, every part of the story needs to be told even as Bevan scars us all with more graphic descriptions and obscure thought processes. Characters are really fleshed out and viewpoints feel well justified and defended. Again we face the conundrum that is having another book that is well worth the wait while sadly reaching the end and beginning the process again of looking forward to more and thinking and stewing incessantly.
Jonathan Sleep needs a tip jar after the musical numbers we were all subjected to, and the sound effects throughout are a very appreciated touch. Thanks to both these artists and everyone else behind the scenes that’s makes these books possible, I’m guaranteed to buy these until all of the story is told, D6’s included!

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Bevan and Sleep do it again!

Seriously, They do it again!
Much like when I push my wife down the stairs to abort an unwanted pregnancy.

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Horse murder and shoddy carpentry

Better than the last.
Our heros are getting better... or worse.
Worth a listen.

Why does Cooper sound like he lost some badass? Did the reader forget the last performance?

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my face hurts and it's hard to breathe

Choked so hard from laughing people thought I had Covid ... never disappointed by these books besides wanting them to be longer. 😂

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The series returns!!!

I was let down with book 7 a lot... I am wondering now if perhaps I don’t need to go back and re-listen. Book 8 had all the wit and banter in just the right spots and in the right amounts for the story being told! I literally laughed out loud several times in this book and because of some depression stuff that is not something I do every day, or week, or month... Thank you to the author and the terrific narrator (nailed it!!) for providing me with this slice of relaxation and care-free troupe through a uproariously funny completely overly lewd and politically just wrong but done so in that tongue n cheek manner that makes it work...

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I can't wait for the next one!

I love everything about this series. Also, the narrator is amazing. I'm sad I'm done now!

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So Much More Than Just a Narration

Absolutely astounding addition to the series. When I read the book before the Audible release, it's with the voices from Jonathon Sleep in my head. I knew the audio book would be incredible but even my imagination could not do this performance justice. Not only does Jonathon Sleep host an incredibly rich array of distinct characters but Saturn Studios goes so far as to add sound effects. When the narration mentions a spring coming loose, you'll hear the groan and release of a spring. When a Bard sings, the crowd sings along in chorus.

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narrator does a great job as usual, just found this one messy. Too many story lines and separate adventures has really diluted the main story. This felt more like a d6 book than the series. disappointed and will find it very difficult to purchase any more of these.

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Crass but wildly imaginative

Critical Failures is that guilty pleasure series and volume 8 of it is no exception. First off, Johnathan Sleep is a masterful narrator and does a fantastic job at giving each character a very unique feel and distinct voice. For this alone I recommend the audiobook.

Now explaining Bevan's world and style is another matter. As the volumes progress it seems that the dick and fart jokes only get bolder and more frequent, which do start to become too much. It seems every third line there's an attempt at base humor which just makes it overall less funny as a reader. Still, the combination of a group of random assholes trying to navigate from literally within the world of a Dungeons and Dragons equivalent, and the endless and frequently clever and hilarious solutions one can come up with in such a world just never gets old. This book, and it's series, really satisfies that geek itch and leaves you wanting more.

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underwhelming

I would have thought a story this long would have gone somewhere. I was wrong. A couple of small twists and a wide open ending make the book fall flat. I'm ok with some unresolved issues but no resolution makes it feel like the author is singing me along just to sell another book. As always the narrator was great.

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  • Jon V
  • 08-23-20

So good

As always in this series, an excellent listen. I want Jonathan Sleep to narrate my life, Stranger than fiction style, in the voice of Captain Longfellow.

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  • Astrid Deacon
  • 01-05-21

Loving this series!

I'm loving this series! As a roleplayer myself who enjoys playing d&d every week I find these books great fun and can't watch it told book 9!

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  • Jonathan Gray
  • 11-27-20

awesome series

Awesome and funny series. absolutly loved it. A good combination of humor and intresting plot. Made for a great series with good story progression and character development.