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Dungeon Eternium

Divine Dungeon Series, Book 5
Written by: Dakota Krout
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins

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Unlikely allies uniting across the world. Blood feuds that span centuries. A single chance at life.

The world watches the sky with trepidation. The insanity of Xenocide knew no bounds, and all will soon suffer the effects he had planned for a millennium. Though none know what is to come, they all know it isn't going to be easy to survive.

The Master has a plan, one that can give the world at large a way to escape the onrushing desolation. It may be on the bleeding edge of morality and what he needs might prove too difficult to secure, but the Master asks for trust.

Cal and Dale both have their role to play as the world hurtles toward destruction. One needs to bring the races of the world together while the other simply needs to survive. Surrounded by supposed allies, the duo will do all that they can to succeed - but with every new arrival comes rising tensions and faltering trust.

The apocalypse is coming. Will honor or greed stand the test of time?

©2019 Mountaindale Press (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Rab Beverly
  • 20-10-19

Change of narrator is very disturbing

Changing from Vikas Adams to Luke Daniels is very jarring. Characters who once sounded convincingly female now sound like whiskey-drinking obese grandfathers. Rose became a 50 year old Scottish man who loves smokey single malts, at least from the voice. Dani is an old sailor recovering from a bout of tuberculosis. Cal is suddenly a kibbitzing Northeasterner with a heavy, if slightly hard to place, accent. That said, the story is still a lot of fun. And, after a book or so maybe I'll adapt to these new voices. I sure do miss Vikas Adams' narrations of these characters though.

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  • T.J. Duke
  • 17-10-19

ugh, narrator

I enjoyed Luke Daniels reading Rexxus, it was different, but felt like a valid interpretation of the characters. Here, he completely ignored everything Vikas Adams did and gave all character voices new quirks. I got really tired of Cal sounding like an impression of Peter Griffin, and various other characters gaining random accents. It was difficult to get into the story because of this.

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  • A. Morgan
  • 18-10-19

Great story; but I've been spoiled by Vikas Adam

Enjoyed the book. A *little* predictable (which is why I dislike prequels so much) if you've read the previous books in the series as well as the Completionist Chronicles to this point. But it still made me laugh and smile and I still enjoyed the ride (something I can rarely say about prequels in general).

<spoiler level="minor">
Also re-started the Ritualist and loved the name of the "game" the "Certified Altruistic Lexicon" was in charge of. *That* made me laugh for a solid minute.
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As an Audible listener I was disappointed in the performance. I hate to be critical as I doubt I could do any better and I *know* I've been spoiled by Vikas Adam. But the reader for this one only had one true "female" voice (and it was just wrong for Rose; and wasn't even used for Dani...not that it would work for her either) and kept using the wrong voice for the wrong character (the number of times Cal's voice was used for Dani was especially frustrating as they were talking to one another).

Rant over. Just wanted to get it off my chest.

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  • kyle
  • 18-10-19

Needs old narrator.

Almost felt like a different story. Wasn't happy with so many people sounding like red necks.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-10-19

Same issue every other reviewer has

Please Audible. Can you consider making it a principle to not change a narrator with a long series. It feels like the characters have gone through extreme personality changes. I didn't check before buying for a narrator assuming it is business as usual. Luke seems like he is overacting the roles maybe it is just because the other guy was more low key and calm.

Went though this experience with Got and also suffered. Like imagine you wake up one day and your two best friends switched voices

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  • Josh Ferguson
  • 18-10-19

Great story, but.....

Ok, so the story itself is great. I understand that the author had no option about changing the narrator, but wow, it really ruined the adventure for me. I felt like I was starting a new book series. Vikas Adams did a wonderful job with the voice acting in the previous books. Luke Daniels, while a good narrator, makes me have to repeat sections of dialogue, as all of the characters (especially the female characters) have varying degrees of the same male voice, with southern and french accents. I haven't even yet finished the book, but I really hope it is the last one so that I can move on with my wounded heart.

Edit: After finishing the book, I am glad that the series is over. I've loved this series, and I really got to love the characters, but the voice change up, even with the lore as to why, just too negatively changed the beat of the story. Hans is by far one of my favorite characters, and I feel like he was completely replaced. Luke Daniels is really great in the Ascend Online series, but here, it just didn't measure up to the bar Vikas set. Thanks Dakota, I still can't wait for the next Completionist book to release next month!

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  • Daniel
  • 17-10-19

change in narrator nearly killed all characters.

It is sad to follow a book series this deep and have the narrator changed out.

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  • Kyle Garrett
  • 18-10-19

It's good, but read it yourself.

Do you remember the 90's, and saturday morning cartoons, where 4kids would just take anime and plaster random dubs over a show, totally changing the tone and feel of a series just to make a profit? Well, that's what this book is like.

Luke Daniels is a narrator I've enjoyed before, but his voices just don't work for this series. The tone genuinely sounds like a saturday morning cartoon at times, with his voices sometimes being far too exaggerated, especially when compared to the voices done by Vikas Adams. Speaking of voice comparisons, Daniels' voices sound nothing like the ones performed by Adams. We're on the 5th book of a series, so such a dramatic change in how characters sound is very jarring and confusing. If he was at least trying to sound similar to Vikas' voices I could accept it, but he gives characters radically different voices, and sometimes different accents, and as a result it's hard to immerse myself in the series, since I'm constantly confused on who is talking, and constantly comparing his voices to the voices I'm expecting.

I feel bad going so hard against Daniels, but I just didn't enjoy his version of these characters at all and genuinely wish I'd just read the book myself. The story itself is great, and exactly what I expected from the series, but the narration change seriously hurts my enjoyment of this series.

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  • Robert Lane
  • 21-10-19

All female Voices sound like grumpy old man voice

Love the series. Love previous Narrator but they switched Narrator and well.... its a good story but you have to suffer through horrible voices on some of the characters. Don't get me wrong you can still enjoy the story but many times when the narrator switches voices I have to concentrate on who is supposed to be talking because the voice just does not fit the character. If you loved the previous books you will get this one and its worth the credit. I just hope Dakota goes back to Vikas Adam as Narrator.

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  • Martin Kastner
  • 14-11-19

Please re-record with original narrator Vikas Adam

I've listened to the entire series until this release. Not that this book is bad, or that I dislike Luke Daniels - in fact I like Luke Daniels' narrating very much - but the combination of the two threw me off. I cannot understand the decision to change the narrator in the 5th book. A narrator who has a completely different take of the now all so familiar characters manifested by Vikas' voice and interpretation. I'm having a hard time recognizing the characters and even distinguishing them. I won't listen to this book until Vikas narrates it again. Since, I am not the only one complaining about this issue, I'm hopeful that audible will hear our request. Thank you!

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  • teheim
  • 20-10-19

actor change killed it

The change of voice actor killed this book for me. it just killed my whole view of the fantasy world. not that he is bad it's justin am used to the other guy.

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  • Richard Mills
  • 17-10-19

Changed Narrator

Sadly with all the voices of the main characters changed this was a lot harder to follow.. No attempt was made to even emulate the previous work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-10-19

New narrator lost abit of soul

its just not the same. All charecters had their own voice and now its just a mess. the story is still great but like call abit of the soul is missing

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  • A.H.
  • 24-10-19

Great Story, Terrible Narration

The story was great, 10 out of 10.

But the fact they changed the narrator was one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard of. Saddled with the fact that the new narrator didn't even make them sound even remotely the same, right the way down to a full personality shift. Personally I had no idea who people were until their names were read out loud.

Note: Love Lukes other work, he's brought so many books to life for me but this one, he stright up murdered.

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  • Dan Tilley
  • 28-10-19

Utterly Ruined

I'm sure Luke Daniels is actually a pretty good narrator, but it totally breaks the immersion and continuity of this story, replacing Vikas Adam was a massive mistake.

The characters are all so different, sometimes I had to pause and look up some info to remind myself who was who.

As far as I can tell, absolutely no effort has been made to maintain any accents or traits, and all the female characters sound like gruff northern men, its such a shame!

I think I am going to have to go back and read this entire series the old fashioned way to really appreciate this fifth book, and I am absolutely dreading getting Raze, the next Completionist Chronicles Series book, as it will also clearly be utterly ruined.

Dakota, what have you done?

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  • jamie l scott
  • 23-10-19

So disappointing

I don’t know why Dakota decided to change narrators right at the end of the series but it’s just to jarring I tried but I really can’t do it. Listening to over 4 books with Vicas Adam u get used to the voices but then to suddenly here a different narrator that does every voice differently I couldn’t tell who was saying what unless it’s directly mentioned where as before I could tell just from the voice exactly who was speaking. It saddens me to say I’ll be returning this book and will just stick with the ebook

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-10-19

Great as rest of the Serie

Story was as captivating as other 4 books were. I really enjoyd storytelling and how it finnished story.
Didn't really like reader. All female characters sounded manlier than male characters. Couldn't really distinguise characters from each other. My mind always tried to hear voices from the previous books narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-19

It’s a new story

What’s with the choice to change the narrator? It’s more than the change of voices and tone given the the words making the characters seem like different people. The whole story sounds like a stand alone book and not the next instalment in the series. It ruined the whole series for me and if you have never started these books I recommend not doing so simply for this fact. If like me you don’t have the time to read the actual book and listen to audios this series has become a disappointment because of that one mistake. Such a shame!

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  • George Jessup
  • 18-04-20

different narrator

brilliant conclusion to a brilliant series. Luke Daniel isn't bad just different to the original

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-20

Change of narrator wrecked it

I'm not sure why the narrator changed. Probably because the narrator wanted royalties in the audio book. When they have read the whole series and made it a success its well worth doing all you can to keep that I'm sad that couldn't happen. The new actor tries, it's just lost so much of its emotion. The series was not well written from the start, as a friend I try to get into it pointed out, one minute a characters knows something like what tipping is, then needs it explained then there's lots of borrowed themes but the initial concept is great along with general storyline and character development the voice actor nailed not doing too many accents and rather doing more subtle differences which built on the characters correcting flaws in the writing with perfect inflections in the speech which suggested the narrator clearly knew what the author was going for. Such a shame I can't even get half way now.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-10-19

dont bother

its ruined, sounds like a thick New Yorker slapping out words. all characters sound the same and overall this is now ruined, was my favourite series.

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  • John
  • 17-02-20

Dungeon Eternium

This book is bloody brilliant a must to listen to and owned. Written by Dakota Krout who did a wonderful job of with this book and series and with the voice acting talents and skills Luke Daniels . This book is a 12 out of 10.

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  • mcrackar
  • 21-01-20

good book did not care for narrator

a fine conclusion? to the divine dungeon series, missed the superb narration Vikas Adams brought to previous instalments and found the new narrator to be particularly poor at feminine voices

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  • Kallem Newton
  • 25-10-19

Changed Narrators?

Great book series. a little annoy that Vikas Adam isn't narrating the books like he did in books 1 to 4

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  • Carl
  • 24-10-19

Great story.

Great story again! Just a shame the narrator didn’t keep the same voices for some of the characters like Dani and a lot of females sounded masculine this time that didn’t in the previous books.

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  • Mr Michael Kavanagh
  • 23-10-19

Yes, the narrator has changed. Deal with it ! :)

Warning. The narrator HAS changed. Don't let that stop you though. Despite the change from Vikas Adams to Luke Daniels, the story is still 100% Dakota Krout. Bad puns littered through a fairly comprehensive story, this is a fitting "ending" to the CAL arc. There is still potential for Dakota to come back to this, but for now you are not left hanging and the threads have all been wrapped up.
A lot of people have complained about the change in narrator (hence my warning at the start), but Luke Daniels brings an interesting take on things and as long as you go with it, the story is still there for you to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-19

A word of advice for listeners

I originally had this set as a 1 star review, due to the jarring narrator change, but let me tell you what happened...

I was pretty devostated when I saw the ritualist and the dungeon series changed narrator as vikus was near perfect for the role. When I started listening to this one it was just way too much of a change to stomach and I honestly hated most of the voices Luke chose. It made me rage quit and rate 1 stars.

But.. I lasted decided to give rexus and the ritualist a try with Luke Daniels and I have to say... It might have even been BETTER with Luke Daniels as narrator! I enjoyed it more than the previous chapters.

Anyway, that was enough for me to give this one a new crack. I can't say it was as good with Luke, but seeing his phenomenal performance on the other books, I could now stomach the jarring voice changes on this one.

It's certainly worth pushing through the change.

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  • Ryan
  • 21-10-19

A new narrator let it down

The story seems to have lost its way from the fun, interesting and inventive start to the series.
Not helped by a new narrator who tried his best but could not capture the essence of the old voices.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-10-19

Was great story

I loved the story even know the narrator changed but the change made the characters seem wrong like the where diffrent people like they had diffrent personalities

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-19

Amazing

Look it is definently a shift from the 1st book they evolved from dungeon management to both dungeon management and politics. I honestly love both and this was amazing. There was a different narrator than usual but Luke Daniels still has good voices for the characters even if it was weird. I’m finding it odd that so many questions were left unanswered like How does Cal control corruption so easily? And many more. But I hope that these can be answered in the completionist chronicles or a later series. RIP my favourite series right now