• Wrath

  • A LitRPG Dungeon Core Adventure (Dinosaur Dungeon, Book 1)
  • By: Alex Raizman
  • Narrated by: Annie Ellicott, Jeff Hays
  • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (364 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When dungeon delvers and dinosaurs clash, who can survive? 

Newborn Dungeon Cores must choose what entity they help contain, and that choice determines what monsters they are able to summon. After being executed for crimes forgotten in death, Tira is given the chance to make that choice. Tira chose Acekorah, the Primeval Terror, a being so dangerous few cores will risk trying to contain it. 

The danger wasn’t important. Tira remembers dying. If containing Acekorah means Tira will face greater danger, that’s a risk worth taking, because the Primeval Terror walked the world long before the races of Man roamed the earth, and Cores bound to him are able to summon beings from beyond the veil of time. 

Now, forged in the fires of Tira's wrath, the dinosaurs will walk the world anew.

©2020 Alex Raizman (P)2021 Alex Raizman

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solid

I do have some criticisms, a few hours from the end i almost returned the book when the MC does a thing that, though hinted at earlier, just feels weird and doesn't really improve the story.

I didn't return it, and the rest of the book is good - so I'm glad i just stuck with it.


SBT crew is amazing as always.

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Grows into something typical

Starts off as a unique, fast-paced, dark fantasy about a reborn dungeon core. But soon, the MC finds a group to be a favorite and remind her how great humanity is, so they get plot armor. Then it turns into a basic dungeon core litrpg with a lighter focus on the actual dungeon as you go a long. It's not a bad story, it's just disappointing how much better it could have been if the author didn't settle less the half way through.

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Just couldn't stick with it

I bought this without reading reviews or listening to sample because I love Annie and Jeff, both do a wonderful job as always. The story, however, does not hold my attention well. It started off okay, but by halfway through the book I find my thoughts wandering and I have to backtrack a few minutes just to remember what was going on. I liked the idea behind the world but I just don't care for what the main character (Tierra?) and supporting guide (Pierre?) they are doing. I was hoping g for dinosaurs killing everything in the dungeon, maybe breaking out into the world, not a main character who starts to feel sorry for half the people that enter the dungeon and manipulate it to not kill them. I'm not going to return it because I did somewhat enjoy the first half, unfortunately I will have to mark it as read and let it sit because it just can't hold my attention around the 10 hours left mark.

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All dungeon core books are the same

I don't like dungeon core books. I only bought this one in desperation, because I needed something to listen to and, with all the good reviews, I thought maybe this one would be different. The triumph of hope over experience.

The main problem with dungeon core books is that by their very nature, the story takes place at one location with essentially two people, the core and its wisp, not leaving much room for a complex plot or interesting interpersonal drama. The second problem is that it strips context from dungeons that exists in other litRPG books. In dungeon core books, the dungeons start off with one or two rooms, with mobs like horned bunnies. Even as comically boring as this is, for some reason adventurers flock from all over, forming large camps outside in a carnival-like atmosphere. You don't see this in other sorts of litRPG books, where the dungeon fits into a larger story and has a more serious atmosphere.

In this particular book, the wisp mostly exists to tell the dungeon how clever it is and most of their conversation is similarly nauseatingly sweet. In fact, most of the dialogue among characters is uninteresting and unnatural-sounding.

The only thing mildly interesting in the story is the mystery of who is killing the dungeon cores; without this subplot, I would have stopped listening halfway though.

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Dinosaurs in a dungeon!

Tira life ends in a fiery act of defiance, but that isn’t the end of her story. She is reborn as a dungeon that can summon dinosaurs! She will need to grow strong enough to avenge death.

Wrath is a fantastic dungeon core book. I’m not going to spoil it, but the book’s plot hook and character twist are amazing! I am hoping that more dungeon core books sue this concept. Soundbooth does a great job narrating this book.

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so good!

Dinosaurs and dungeons? oh my...what a great listen I loved both narrators they did a great job! please give it a listen you won't regret it!

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Annie and Jeff being a dream team as always

I went in expecting a borderline horror story, but actually found a very nuanced and creative world building book with lots of great action, humor, and genuinely tender moments. Not super crunchy, but the system is believable enough to make up for that to me. Can't recommend this enough if you like litrpg

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This is great

I listen to a lot of books like this one. I loved the call to the Dungeon Born books. It is a cool way to go about another dungeon core book’s series.

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got me through a bad day. thank you kindly.

Had to have a root canal done yesterday and this book not only helped with the anxiety, but also the sparse random ponis of comedy made it almost enjoyable. side not the dentist thinks I'm a masochist now. thanks.

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Jurassic time

A book 65 million years in the making. I love it. My favorite character is Zeke. He was curious and very much Tira’s child. I felt sorry about how the new core came about, but I understand the reason. I look forward to the next book.

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  • Mr. Da Crisp
  • 05-11-22

Damned good.

I've always thought of the Lit RPG genre as lying somewhere between comfort blanket and shovelware.

Maybe because the genre is intended to be comfortingly familiar to gamers that so many writers put little effort into world building or characterisation which is a real shame.
There's also my personal bugbear: the Character status update. This in my opinion is not only a great way for an untalented writer to pad out their word count but should also be considered by medical research as a legitimate way of inducing a coma.

This is not the case here.

It's not often that an idea in the rpg genre genuinely surprises me or that character motivations beyond "get more power" are explored, but right from the outset mr Raizman does just that.

The main characters (at least for the most part) actually feel like people rather than tropes or Mary-Sue self inserts and (shock horror) have well plotted arcs and motivations. There's even a Raptor that has a more believable personality than most Lit-rpg MCs and the plot is driven by stakes that feel like they might actually matter.

Also the idea that a 'Dungeon' is called that because it is intended to trap and contain a powerful invading entity not because it looks like one is utter genius and I will be shamelessly stealing that the next time I GM a dungeoncrawl.

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  • Nordlending
  • 10-10-21

The Dungeon Core books I didn't know I wanted

This book was great, and I have enjoyed it a lot. I can't wait for a sequal.

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  • Dominic Juckes
  • 09-17-21

from murder hungry dungeon to mostly murder hungry

the dungeon management aspect of the book while important is far from the focus of the book rather it focuss on exiting combat and the progression of the main character from wanting to kill everyone she possibly can for revenge for her death to someone who cares about her dinosaurs and dungeon wisp.

the world building is also very good with little bits sprinkled here and their rather then a massive info dump.

all in all I'd say it's an exceptional story which gives dungeons an exiting purpose which also explains why they are called dungeons.

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  • MR ALEXANDER WISHART
  • 04-03-22

some nice changes

well it a decent series this is my second time listening to it I enjoyed it more the first time but hated the French voice even more the second time also it makes less sense to me how the MC turns into a crazy sceeming women as soon as she see the country that killed her I felt the changes from calm to crazy was to quick and believe it could have been handle better with her going over the idea's about what she was going to do to them and not just decide that it they here let's do it