This Used To Be About Dungeons: Volume 1 | Podium Audio

This Used to Be About Dungeons

This Used To Be About Dungeons: Volume 1

Book 1

By: Alexander Wales

Performed by: Zura Johnson

Released: September 12, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 23 hr, 31 min

This is a tale that used to be about dungeons…
Now it’s mostly about walking in the woods with a friend, looking for mushrooms to put in your soup. Maybe haggling with the squash seller, or taking care of a neglected garden, or even just putting some jam on a good shortbread biscuit. And yes, sometimes you still go down into the dungeons with your friends, and kill monsters there, disarm traps, avoid spiked pits etcetera, etcetera. But when you come out now, it’s not really about the gold and loot. It’s about realizing you’ve got a good cure for that old shepherd’s cough, or maybe you even found the perfect magic trinket to give to the local kids who helped you out when your cat was sick. 
Just remember that dungeons are always going to be there. Yes, sometimes you might need to make a journey to one of the Spirit Gates or a pilgrimage with the local Cleric of Symmetry to a holy shrine. But your tour through the local lairs can wait. There’s a big world out there, a mostly tame place with lots of magic and even more to do and see…
Join me, won’t you?



Alexander Wales

For seven years I worked as a software engineer before



Zura Johnson

With 30 plus years of experience in theatre and commercial VO, Zura began her full time work in Audiobooks in 2020. As an actor she has found it to be the perfect marriage of her two greatest loves: the storytelling of theatre and voice acting. Zura holds two degrees in performance, including an MFA from the renowned Old Globe Theatre. Her greatest strengths are in her broad character range, comic timing, and accent work. Her character work was recognized in 2021 when she was an IAA Finalist for Best Female Narrator. Some of her favorite genres to narrate are SciFi, Fantasy, and RomCom. Zura is also an accomplished artist and illustrator. Her dearest love outside of her booth is traveling the world with her husband and two children.