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Goroth

By: Neven Iliev
Narrated by: Jeff Hays,Annie Ellicott,Gary Furlong,Will Watt,Alejandra LaFlor
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At a glance, the dwarves and gnomes of the Horkensaft Kingdom are two peoples who are worlds apart. The former are seen as hardcore traditionalists hell-bent on maintaining the status quo, while the latter only look ever forward and upward as they grasp at the future with both hands. And yet, these two seemingly opposing cultures serve as a counter-balance to each other, creating a civilization that draws upon the wisdom of the past to face new challenges. Whether that is actually the case or mere propaganda will soon to be put to the test, as they are about to receive a visit from the Hero of Chaos. The enigmatic herald of change has already fostered a well-deserved reputation for setting things in motion by their presence, and only time will tell if the Kingdom of the stout-folk will survive the impending transition.

Though, once again, Boxxy doesn't actually care what ripples it causes. It isn't there to upset society or challenge the stagnant culture of all-work-no-play. Its goal is to track down an errant treasure that escaped its grasp while it was out of commission, and maybe secure some new pieces for its ever-growing collection along the way. Before it has a chance to, however, it must first deal with a significant issue that threatens to undo much of its work since its arrival in Azurvale. It is a challenge unlike any it has faced, and not one that it can hope to solve easily through force and violence. The limits of Boxxy's patience and self-control are about to be tested, as it looks desperately for a way...to leave the house.

Content Warning: Profanity, gore, violence, explicit adult content

©2022 Neven Iliev (P)2022 Soundbooth Theater

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  • 08-29-22

Great but Too many spoilers for Fizzy’s book

Honestly I swapped to Fizzy’s book after getting half of it spoiled by this book. Read up until they sort of intersected about a storm. That’s the only detail I’ll say. Then swapped back and finished this one. Should have started with Fizzy I guess then swapped back and forth but it’s impossible to know what will be spoiled. Just swap when the storm comes up. Like immediately. Don’t finish the scene. Just swap. Oh and I really wish Soundbooth as talented and great as they are would get their app in order. It’s kinda horrible. But otherwise excellent job on recording and a cool addition to Boxxy’s story.

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There's such a thing as to much background noise.

great story, great continuation of boxie doing ridiculous boxie shenanigans... but unfortunately this particular title at times has a distractingly loud amount of background noise that is hard to not get distracted by sometimes.

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Series starting to drag

The series is starting to get repetitive and dragging on, there's only so many times it can hit the same few jokes on the same plot loop of Boxy getting in trouble, a overtop fight the likes of which never have been seen, then nothing. This one lacked anything really unique, no caramelldansen demon summoning, no question getting punted through the walls, not even multiple nut arrows, it felt, everything was just a joke made in a previous book reiterated. As for the narration it's ok, often times the music drifts on after it stops matching the scene only to randomly stop a few minutes later, the voices from the same person are slowly getting more or less the same.

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Noisy

Great story can not wait until the next one comes out just tone down the music and noise so I can hear the narrator better

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? What happened.

I think this book is one of those one offs that just isn’t at the same quality as the rest of a series.

First of the boxy books I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Not sure what happened. Also the sound effects were annoying in some places.

Like they just said hmmm let’s throw something random here.

Overall quality of this book compared to the others in the series was subpar.

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Short changed

The book was great, and the story followed the rest of the series as well, but it feels like half a book. I feel a bit jipped paying full price for half a book.

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like many others have stated

the background noises are far too loud. there's time you can barely focus on the narration over the sounds in the background, especially in dungeon. the story I feel has moved more back towards the boxxy we know and love vs the previous book (though I don't understand the sudden influx of "snack time" when boxxy use to be against doing it too often. the increase in "reward time" with snack just doesn't follow his normal mindset. but honestly, that can just be seen as boxxy subconsciously being grateful for snack helping. my biggest complaint is the background noise volume. really hard to focus on the story while driving, when I have clinging and banging loud enough to rival the speakers.

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Great story & narration, overwhelming sound effect

Look, I know some folks enjoy the "full audio experience" or whatever but I simply cannot stand these sound effects. They're distracting, annoying, and overwhelming. There are times you can't hear the actual words over them. The story and narration remain top notch, as always. I just REALLY wish there were an option for no sound effects.

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I love the ambient sound!

man this series is great, I love it, but what I love the most is the quality of this audiobook! with the audio effects I'm able to submerge so much better in to the story. huge success! please do it again!

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Best Series Ever

Seriously. Don’t change a thing- the audiobooks are worth the wait. The writing is amazing, story is great, characters are great, Jeff is great (despite the end of this book)….Please, don’t let anyone tell you to “speed it up,” or “tone it down” in any way.

Thanks for making such a great and entertaining series.

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  • 10-07-22

Boxxy is back, but where’s the story?

This is a difficult one to judge.
It’s 11hrs which is really short. The story feels like a filler and churned out. It’s basically a single Dungeon run.
On the good side it’s Boxxy and I can’t help but love the character and his misfit entourage.
It really misses a good story but nonetheless you get a taster of the good ole Boxxy charm so you stick with it.

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  • Kay
  • 09-26-22

Not so tasty

Sadly far too much unnecessary narration and not enough dialogue between the characters. The storyline was ok but this is not as humours as the other books

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  • James
  • 11-27-22

Once again nailed it!!

This is an excellent mature listen and Boxy is a honest to god true anti hero you can`t help but shout for. Another Sound-booth masterpiece with LOL moments. Can`t wait for the next installment. Just one of those series you hope never runs dry or ends.

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  • Dustyfox
  • 11-20-22

Messed up but a great series

I’m enjoying these books…there is a good mix written into them. Nice to listen to something that you haven’t a clue where it’s leading.

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  • Notally_Not_A_Robot
  • 11-14-22

Too much ambience and waaay to overacted

There is hardly any moment of calm. Almost every single second is filled with way to loud ambience or is in someway overacted to the point of being toe-curlingly cringe.

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  • Chris parry
  • 10-07-22

Bit dull and pointless

Nothing really happens in this one. Also the music and sound is all a bit too much too loud. Takes away from concentrating on the story and what’s actually happening.

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  • Colin Parke
  • 09-20-22

A great dungeon delve

I really enjoyed this one a lot. It was funny and exciting. This series continues to provide an entertaining listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-19-22

big miss

nowhere near as good as the other volumes. kinda boring actually. also fk Setra or whoever was the crystal maiden, if i ever hear that voice again i'm gonna fill my ears with glue.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-22

enjoyable but not a masterpiece

i loved the other books in the series but this one.... its hard to say i hate it but i neither hate nor love it it provides a good continuation of the series, the addition of background effects and the addition adds a level of immersion iv scantily seen in other books.

in short:

its no hamlet or Romeo and juliet

but it tickles that itch of comedy , action and Lewd

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-12-22

awsome

awsome! but a little short and not that many "adult" sceens. but boxy is back!

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  • riley
  • 08-27-22

a whole book about one dungeon

unfortunately for this book in the series it almost seems to be a filler episode in your favourite TV show. well I'm sure they needed to expanding universe a little bit and provide growth the characters the fact the entire book almost the same length as others in the series is encapsulated in one dungeon is a bit of a letdown. compare with that managed to do with similar size books in this series. I'm glad to see the author is self aware of what the main character is turning into my assumption will be that there will be another knocked off their high horse moment like the was early in the series on the status reset, it definitely feels like there is not much of a risk with the main character as much as there was in the first couple of books in the series. you genuinely thought earlier on at the main character had risk and reward but it's getting to the stage were insert enemy number 55 we'll get defeated no ifs no buts or maybes.

on the positive side of this review very glad that they decided to get away from the city and back to adventuring but please be prepared for 90% of this book do only include a single dungeon which everyone knows the results of the only surprise being reward. I can't even begin to emphasise with how power creep can work in the style of franchise. I always like to think what was done in this book and look back on the entire story arc. each book has left a fairly decent impact on what has been achieved by boxy

when you look back at the conclusion of this box one of his demons had a rank up and they completed a dungeon that's it that's what the author decided to write about it and this audiobook is encapsulated. it is a bit of a shame and I may have to higher expectations as this series is getting the love it deserves.

I mean this honest Lee when you think back on completing this book could you skip this book in its entirety and then next book make sense unfortunately outside a champions death, this book could be skipped in the series and would have no impact on the overarching story. maybe that was the goal in its entirety but for me as a readout that's lazy and not something that's to be enjoyed. this is a filler episode on what is a rich and interesting world I'm excited to see what the next book in the series will become good in conclusion this book is a large letdown.

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  • Colin Davies
  • 11-26-22

another awesome book

love the development of the characters and the story and how clueless the antagonist is.

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  • Travis Townsend
  • 09-27-22

For the author

Good story line just like the rest of the books……however your sound effects while good and well done are a little to loud I found myself rewinding often trying to figure out what was said …also the epilogue had this high pitch ringing for about 20 mins which was painful (physically)to listen to maybe it’s just my ears but let’s try avoid that in the next one ……Thanks for your hard work keep the books coming

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  • Daniel Aquino
  • 08-26-22

Amazing

Amazing!! truly amazing, it's only fault is that I want more and need more. the voice acting as always is over the top. As for the background music and sound effects, I love it, I love it and hate it because it makes me wish that all audiobooks had them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-22

Do you love large chests?

I have personally been a ELLC fan since halfway through the series being written. So call me a massive fan girl, download, and join in the boxed madness!!!