Death by Cliché

  • by Bob Defendi
  • Narrated by Robert J Defendi
  • 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

To Sartre, Hell was other people. To the game designer, Hell is the game.
Damico writes games for a living. When called in to rescue a local roleplaying game demo, Damico is shot in the head by a loony fan. He awakens in a game. A game full of hackneyed tropes and clichéd plots. A game he was there to save, run by the man who murdered him just moments ago. A game that has just become world-swap fantasy. Damico, to his horror, has become the heart of the cliché.
Set on their quest in a scene that would make Ed Wood blush, Damico discovers a new wrinkle. As a game designer, he is a creative force in this broken place. His presence touches the two-dimensional inhabitants. First a peasant, then a barmaid, then his character's own father - all come alive.
But the central question remains. Can Damico escape, or is he trapped in this nightmare? Forever.
Wait, what? This is a comedy? Ignore all that. Death by Cliché is a heartwarming tale of catastrophic brain damage. Share it with someone you love. Or like. Or anyone at all. Buy the book.
Based on a true story.


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Customer Reviews

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Found this ages ago on Robert J Defendi's website. Awesome to see it here with his original narration
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- David

Too Far Beyond Tongue and Cheek For Me

What was most disappointing about Bob Defendi’s story?

It was just too juvenile and ridiculous.

What character would you cut from Death by Cliché?

The "DOOOOOOOM" scene was the last straw for me. I had to stop listening.

Any additional comments?

I get what the author was trying to achieve (or maybe not), but the attempt to turn nearly EVERY LINE into a joke just got to be too annoying for me. The Caverns and Creatures series is much better.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2016
  • Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press