Review: Death By Cliche (Podcast Novel)

I’ve been listening to Death By Cliche for a few weeks now, and greatly enjoying it. It’s a fun podcast novel by Bob Defendi, and you can listen to it yourself at PlayTesting.net for free.

Overall, it is a very amusing and engaging story, especially if you have ever played D&D, but is accessible enough that you should understand most of the humor even if you haven’t. A few scenes have literally had me laughing out loud, and many of them make me chuckle.

The story is about a game designer who goes to a local gaming store to help out a group of local players, by rescuing them from a horrible DM. He ends up getting shot, and things only go downhill from there. I can’t say much more without spoiling bits of the plot, even if they are early bits, so click on the link below if you want to see more.

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Overall, the story has many great characters, and the writing is superb. I’m definately considering buying a dead-tree copy when it’s available, because I’d love to read it again. A 5/5 stars, and something I greatly reccomend you listen to if you enjoy fantasy and/or humor.

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