Orconomics: A Satire

  • by J. Zachary Pike
  • Narrated by Doug Tisdale Jr.
  • 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Professional heroes kill and loot deadly monsters every day, but Gorm Ingerson's latest quest will be anything but business as usual.
The adventuring industry drives the economy of Arth, a world much like our own but with more magic and fewer vowels. Monsters' hoards are claimed, bought by corporate interests, and sold off to plunder funds long before the Heroes' Guild actually kills the beasts. Of course, that's a terrible arrangement for the Shadowkin; orcs, goblins, kobolds, and their ilk must apply for to become Noncombatant Paper Carriers (or NPCs) to avoid being killed and looted by heroes.
When Gorm Ingerson, a Dwarven ex-hero with a checkered past, stands up for an undocumented goblin, he inadvertently singles himself out for recruitment by a prophet of the mad goddess to undertake a suicidal quest. But there's more to Gorm's new job than an insane prophecy: powerful corporations and governments have shown an unusual interest in the quest. If his party of eccentric misfits can stop fighting each other long enough to recover the Elven Marbles, Gorm might be able to turn a bad deal into a golden opportunity.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Absolutely loved this book!

As a roleplayed I fully appreciated the characters & their higinks. A great story and well narrated, can't wait for book 2 to be released!!!
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- Astrid Deacon

A brilliant take on the Fantasy genre!

What a great idea, this is the way a high fantasy world would logically develop, much like our own. It's a version of the world I've never really found before and sounds like it comes straight from a very well thought out D&D game. I had a lot of fun listening to this, I even finished it in a couple of days. The story left me constantly wondering what was coming next or where everyone would end up and I wasn't disappointed. I can't wait until the sequel, I'll be buying it on release.

There are some chuckle-worthy moments and smart jokes but its the characters and story that will keep you coming back to finish this one. I'm currently listening again to see if I can capture any little details that I might have missed the first time and there's a quite a few funny little bits.

I highly recommend this book if you like fantasy but want something that brings something new and clever.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-12-2016
  • Publisher: Gnomish Press LLC