• Gold, Girls, and Glory: The Complete Series

  • By: Hondo Jinx
  • Narrated by: Andrea Parsneau
  • Length: 40 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (218 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cut class. Kick ass. Save the friggin world.

When college sophomore Dan Marshall's life morphs into a hybrid of Penn State and a homebrew tabletop RPG adventure, he grabs his talking two-handed sword and hits campus, seeking gold, girls, and glory.

But even with two beautiful bad-ass women at his side, how can a low-level barbarian survive when he’s pitted against a fraternity of gnolls, a dungeon full of nightmares, and an apocalyptic death cult bent on destroying the whole world?

This compilation edition chronicles Dan's epic rise to power and includes all four previously-published books in the complete series: Dan the Barbarian, Dan the Adventurer, Dan the Destroyer, and Dan the Warlord. To prevent spoilers, the above description covers only the first book.

Warning: This over-the-top adventure series contains graphic violence, undefined relationships/harem, and a foul-mouthed two-handed sword. Listen at your own risk.

©2018, 2019 Hondo Jinx (P)2021 Hondo Jinx

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Great story

What a deal! Great story narrated by an amazing narrator. This is a must buy for anyone who enjoys a good harem story.

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Probably won't finish the series

I love Andrea's Parsneau's narration. I think she is one of the best out there. Great character voicing and impeccable timing. Andrea's reading of this book was the only reason I took a chance on it. Frankly, of all series where Audible compiles three or four books into one offering, I have only once or twice enjoyed the writing. This isn't one of those. The first book isn't bad. It does have a few interesting parts to it where the MC is being influenced by the character's mental stats as well as the character class. It's also a bit of nostalgia seeing a character based on what seems to be a AD&D Unearthed Arcana Barbarian. The harem aspect of the first book isn't terrible, but it gets much worse in the second book. The fact that the world is based on the kind of campaign that the MC's friend and GM wrote does explain away some of the more lurid and ridiculous aspects of the society the MC finds himself in. And I suppose that the people in the world being reskinned version of many of the people he met at the college, but don't have any memory of who they were, is either a results of the djinn's wish to keep them in character or indicates that the MC was brought into a different world. Seems like a bit of a missed opportunity to have other people trying to deal with this weird reality with the MC. I might continue listening to this series when I run out of other books, but that will definitely be back burner.

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The first book was amazing! Then...

Book one was fantastic. Guy makes a wish and a genie turns his college into a DnD world. So you've got the usual college stuff but with a fantasy twist. Instead of Calculus 220, you've got Intro to Treasure Identification. Great stuff! The generic end of semester college games featured in so many movies are now a series of dungeons and battles. So much fun!

After that, the characters leave the college for reasons and it becomes another generic fantasy harem series. And like so many harem series it really overloads the story with characters to the extent that it becomes hard to keep track and you see less and less of the characters you got to know early in the series. Also, the main character's obsession with the size of his dick, which increases every time his Charisma stat goes up because...sure, was a bit cringe-inducing. You're a kick-ass barbarian with multiple lovers, none of whom have complained about this! You seem strangely insecure about the matter and it's weird.

Andrea Parseau is amazing as always. Her voice is fantastic and she does an amazing job juggling the ever expanding cast such that you never have to wait for the book to tell you who's doing the speaking. I've never heard her give a bad performance. Truly one of the best there is at what she does.

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Great Book by Hondo, amazing narration by Andrea!!

Enjoyed reading this series, loved the narration by Andrea, she can't do any wrong, check out this book!

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Really wanted to love this but...

Felt like a teenage boy wrote most of the book, Andrea Parsneau did a great job but a male narrator in tandem would have probably been better. Even knowing he was thrust into a game like world the MC still seams at the end not to understand.

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Great Series!! Amazing NARRATOR!!

Great Series!! Andrea is amazing and can bring any story to life...Big Fan..Great series. amazing plots ...twist...struggles ...women. My only struggle is the women just helplessly falling in love with him after getting his @#$& or seed. TOO MANY Wives.... I didn't like the leveling system either took too long to level up ....but overall great book series!

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It's alright

I've only gotten through the first book but so far while the book is pretty good the MC is just too stupid. I get that he's supposed to be a barbarian and whatnot but my goodness is he an idiot. Here's hoping he stops making such dumb choices later on.

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Great Story

Hondo's entry into the scene is a smash. Literally. By Crom, it's right up there with Conan, but hotter women!

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Not horrible, but not riveting

I almost didn't pick this one simply based on the art work on the cover.

The story itself is ok, but I've recently stated judging these books by how often the author have the MC do things that make NO sense, things that make me say "oh, come on, that's just stupid." Once or twice it could happen. More than that, and it's intentional. Couple it with the fact that every author who writes a story with a 'barbarian' as a MC seem to think that gives even more license to do absolutely idiotic things that no actual person would do. Barbarian <> mentally incompetent.

This is a series of 3 books. The first was good, maybe a 7/10. The seconds was ok, a solid 5/10. I've not started the 3rd. And that in and of itself tells me something. When I've gotten to the point that I've decided to look for another book over continuing the series, it's just a sign.

I'll probably eventually listen to the third. Maybe. If I do, I'll update this review, but things are gradually rolling down hill at this point.

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Mentor is HILARIOUS

if you read Fight Town you know about the game show host that is in it. Wolfgarh is hilarious & made reading the scrolls...GREAT!

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  • Tim laidler
  • 06-22-21

Not a bad book.

Decent story, though the protagonist is mostly terrible. Brilliantly performed, hard to believe it's all the same woman narrating at times.
All the sex gets a bit annoying. I usually have books on while cooking, driving or to help me sleep. This isn't great for any of those things!

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  • Jim Brodie
  • 06-13-21

Erm, no.

Book 1 : Ok
Book 2 : fair
Book 3 : bad
Book 4 : WTF

When the hero is sidelined in his own book you start to wonder why.

For 1 cred i'll not send it back but i won't buy another one.

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  • Tommjc
  • 06-14-21

All around excellent story and performance.

All around excellent story and performance if you like Litrpg Harum stories as I do.