• The Corrupted Core

  • The Dungeon of Stories, Book 1
  • By: John Stovall
  • Narrated by: Brian Wiggins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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The Corrupted Core

By: John Stovall
Narrated by: Brian Wiggins
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Publisher's Summary

The first rank four dungeon ever born. An unusually talented party of adventurers. Both must face the terror that destroyed the kingdom that came before them.

Will is the newest in a long line of dungeons born into the world — and he’s a rank higher than any dungeon that preceded. He’s born along with seven other dungeons in a small area, but so many dungeons were born in one place because of a magical disaster...a disaster brought about by the Voidbringers who sought to conquer the world.

Now the unthinkable has happened. The Voidbringers have returned, and they have the ability to corrupt dungeons. As a powerful dungeon, Will is one of their targets. He comes under assault by their minions, has to deal with aggressive neighboring dungeons, and of course, adventurers.

With the aid of his dungeon fairy, Amber, and an adventuring party run by Gar Adamant, displaced prince of the kingdom destroyed by the Voidbringers, Will must grow his dungeon to become as strong as he possibly can, grow his nearby town, defend himself and the locals, and fend off the enemies that surround him everywhere.

A Dungeon Core story.

©2021 Capital Station Books (P)2021 Shami Stovall

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NOT REALLY A DUNGEON CORE NOVEL

Too much of the book has nothing to do with the dungeon core, it spends a great deal on the adventurers and the people outside the dungeon. While some may enjoy hearing about the adventurers travels it makes the dungeon core seem like an afterthought. While the book does start with the core it quickly meanders away and into an adventure novel. I lost interest and could not finish this book, very disappointing overall for the category it was listed as.

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okay...

The dialog between the fairy and core is just dumb and annoying, like most Dungeon Core books... quit trying to copy Cal and his fairy.
Actually, the fairy just sucks all around, so annoying.
And Will not surrounding his core with strong bosses is dumb

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Loved it!

I have listened to almost all dungeon core books on audible, and this one was top 5%. Quite generic but very well written and it was very pleasant to listen to the narrator.

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Good book, but wrong narrator

This book was a good dungeon core book. It doesn't stand out in any particular way. Unfortunately, the narrator doesn't have any voice or accent for dwarves, and other than being reminded they are dwarves can be easily assume they are human.

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very solid litrpg

entertaining and easy to listen to litrpg, looking forward to the next books in the series

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Great dungeon core book

If you are looking for good dungeon core book to scratch that itch. This book is definitely for you.

A classic take on the dungeon core, with enjoyable world building.

Would recommend to any of my friends, looking for another dungeon core book

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Definitely not the right narrator.

Narration is not bad; as in no audio flaws. HOWEVER, no character distinction, or not much. The narrator would be good for other books just not this one.

Writing; some odd word choices in places but over all OKAY. With a new narrator I would continue the series; I would suggest a Male and Female as there are multipole female and male characters.

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eh

too much jumping around to characters nobody cares about. MC is over confident, and moronic

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Nothing that has not already been said.

There are some great dungeon core stories out there that help you truly immerse yourself in a new world. This was not one of those. I don't like being a harsh critic this story does have okay elements some of the dialogue was okay for a modern story but not a mythical one. Too many modern terms used even the swearing was Modern and irritating. The narrator did not really help the story either there are some things that narrator could have done to make the story sound mythical but he did not such as giving unusual accents.

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Not enough Dungeon

So for those of you who love dungeon building and the "Dungeon" view, this is not for you. I would say after the beginning only about 20% (max 25%) is from the dungeon's POV. While I can say that the stats, leveling, alignments, perks, and build path both for adventures and dungeons is exquisite. it's perfect for the stat nerds out there.

Personally I prefer a book like this to be more about the dungeon than it is in this book. I am going to get the next one and see if it is more of the same or not. Honestly the book is fairly good it's just not to my preference, if I don't have a preferred version of dungeon story I would have given it 5 Stars.

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  • N Maxwell
  • 09-14-21

so so

average dungeon core book with good and bad parts, I almost stopped listening to it mainly because I was getting "Ned Flanders" vibes from either the author or the narrator. It was a hard slog to get through for me.

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