• The Scarlet Cavern

  • An Alien Sci-Fi Harem Adventure (The Makalang, Book 1)
  • By: Michael Dalton
  • Narrated by: Mason Lloyd
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Former Marine and lonely single dad Will Hawthorne just wants to clear his head with a weekend in the woods with his live-action-role-playing group.

But a careless misstep sends him tumbling through a cave into an alien world. There he finds a dying civilization of bizarre human-animal hybrids, filled with effete males and frustrated females who are soon pursuing him for their own ends.

For Will has stumbled into this world's most powerful legend - a legend of the one who will come to reverse its decline - the legend of the Makalang.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Michael Dalton (P)2021 Tantor

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meh

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the differences in tech the alien world and how things are different is the only thing the book has going for it.

the bad and ugly:
the mc is a total cuck -5 stars for story because he kept wanting to get back to someone else's children.

the narrator was decent although should get a female co-narrator for this kind story.

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Great book

This is a great book and I love the original take on the Isekai genre. This is a brand new world not a replica of your generic fantasy world. There is a great combination of high tech stuff and low tech stuff that is interesting. The narrator was decent though I'm not a fan of solo male narrators for harem novels.

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very interesting

this audiobook was my first introduction to any work by this author. I enjoyed the story and I'm interested in seeing what happens next. I think the narrator did a pretty good job.

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turned out better than i expected

This story ended up being an ok listen for as short as it was. Not gonna win any awards but it kept me entertained.

As far as the performance goes im always at odds with any book that has a man doing female parts. It generally always comes off feeling weird and even cringy at times. There are a good number female narrators that do male parts pretty well but it just doesnt go too well the other way around usually. All that aside though he did pretty well.

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A Great First Book!

Great and varied characters with an interesting plot. The narration is excellent. The whole production is excellent!

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excellent

I have read many in this genre and this one is a easy fun listen with a non complex plot and very enjoyable. a little short . I hope the author does not take forever for the second and third in series.

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loved it.

awesome book but over to fast. can't wait for the next one. buy it know. you wont be disappointed.

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Full Marks

only complaints are two fold and both forgivable. first, guy wants to go home, but because it's because of his kids it's alright. second, book too short man.

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  • Robert Knight
  • 09-25-21

A fun story

This is a story that I easily enjoyed. It was easy to follow and keep up with. The characters were built in a way that you can make a connection with. This story a fun listen.
The narrator does a good job bring the characters to life. He builds the story and doesn't get boring in the telling.
The only bad things I have to say is when are you bringing the next book out and make it longer it was too short.
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  • ObioneJZ
  • 07-21-22

Great book

Love this story. I totally identify with MC and enjoy his realistic take on the situation
Solid foundation of a world to build on!