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Dakota Krout presents the second book in The Completionist Chronicles series.

©2018 Dakota Krout (P)2018 Tantor

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Another masterpiece, as expected

This is my fifth pairing of Vikas Adam's voice with Dakota Krout's work, and possibly the best yet.

Krout's writing continues to get better and better, even though he started with such an amazing book.

In the same vein, Vikas' interpretations of the characters brings them to life like noone else ever could.

Regicide is the second entry in the Completionist Chronicles, and has amped up the story since the first. The characters are phenomenal, the writing clever and witty, and the story itself is unparalleled. If you enjoyed the first, this is definitely worth continuing. If you've come across this review and havent listened to the first book (The Ritualist), I cannot recommend it enough.

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He is giving me allot more than an inch!

If you have already listened to this book then you no doubt recognize my headline as a paraphrase from the book. You are probably also rolling on the floor laughing right now as you remember it. Definitely my favorite moment in the whole story but it was a really hard choice. This book is an absolutely exceptional sequel and every bit as good, maybe even better, than the first book. It has moments of seriousness expertly broken up with just enough comedic antidote to keep the book light and fun. Also, i am usually good at predicting events but the surprise twists in this book blind sided me at least 6 times. I was up till 2 in the morning last night finishing the book and am listening to it again now as i right this review.

If you liked the first book you will love this one and you too will want allow more than an inch. ROFL!!!!

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King of litRPG

Dakota Krout's Regicide crowns him as the now and future king of litRPG. The Completionist Chronicles rules using everything we love about the genre: fun characters, playful writing, and exciting fantasy violence in a fantastic world we're always excited to learn more about. The plot advances quickly while keeping the character sheet lists that slogs listeners in other litRPG audiobooks to the minimum needed.

The new characters are likable, and I especially enjoyed Jackson, whose low charisma laughs make him the spiritual child of Robert Bevan's Half-Orc character 'Cooper,' but with less body fluids.

The pacing of this book is the best of all Krouts work so far, things move quickly without pages wasted on travel or character sheets that haven't changed much since the last time they were read. (with the exception of 2 moments where Vikas Adams does a great job of saying "asterix" three times fast.

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  • Michael
  • Matthews, New Caledonia
  • 09-20-18

Where are my socks?

Anybody seen my socks? They are were knocked off by this book and I still haven't found them yet.

Seriously though, this is a continuation of one of my favorite new series, it's funny and the writing is solid.
It can be a little dark since the main character can be a little amoral but nothing crazy. And the book avoids one of my pet peeves about books but especially the LITRPG genre, over sexualized characters! No dumb fantasy harems, every woman (or man) doesn't immediately want to screw the main character, no Author fantasies ruining a perfectly good scene.

I am super eager for the next book, I highly recommend this series.

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This book deserves more than 5 stars

This is an amazing follow up to The Ritualist honestly made me want to go back and power listen through both again

I connect well with the character with little to no effort. often finding my self consumed by the story and narration. Riding the highs, laughing at the puns, raising blood pressure with the woes and foes of Joe.

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Kill the King? I don't think so . . . .

The great bald chronicler of all things occult has returned, and the world is better for it. Again, I curse Dakota Krout for putting out such excellence instead of the Divine Dungeon. It irks me that he has created another series so addictive that I had to create a ritual that signaled that it was time to start reading this book.

Honestly, I always hear if you had to pick one gameworld to play in, which one would it be, and I would choose Krout’s setting for the completionist chronicles. There are ton of options, and everything is boosted by your real life skills so a chiropractor becomes a fearsome warrior based on his knowledge of anatomy, pressure points, and nerve clusters.

Joe, the main character, decides to start up his own little group and to do so he dirty dozens the hell out of potential guildmembers who were turned down because of their od proclivities. Each person that he hand picks for his personal squad is an oddball in someway, but they are all interesting and unique characters and for a ragtag squad of weirdos they work really well as a team. I think that my favorite way that Krout worked the attribute of charm in the game was amazing. It made total sense and was a hilarious consequence of having such a low score. For me that was the best part of the story. It was a small almost throwaway bit, but it worked and had such an impact on our favorite Crackyerbackter that it just stood out like a firework in a coal mine.

I also appreciated how nothing in the game is just given over, Joe has to work just to be able to learn how to, for example, create a scroll. Additionally, I also felt that the way he stole temples was a nifty idea and was glad to see him actually employ such tactics. There were a few things that I was not a fan of, for example, the town that became a dungeon sequence did not fly well with me. I don’t know if it was because of the constant failures that the group encountered or just the format of the story itself. It just seemed very clunky with beary a pun that was fun, that made me have to grit my teeth and bear it though most of the bear bones of the battles. Truthfully, this was the only real part of the book that I had a hard time getting through. It just sort of stalled there. One of my favorite sequences involved Joe creating an artifact level building. It was fun even if there was no “fighting” involved. I would have enjoyed more research or meeting up with the fellow who sold him his brains in the first book, that looked like an interesting path, but alas Dakota did not follow it this time around. Several developments that were also enjoyable were that we got to see a bit more of Joe’s mother, and that not everything in the guild is all apples and rainbows, it’s more like A-holes and raisins. This strife led to a great confrontation, and Joe doing some things you didn’t expect. Oh, and the title of the book juuuuuuuuust might be a little misleading. You’ll get the title at the end of the book.

Vikas Adams continues to please, amaze, and astound. I think that he works so very well with Krout that they are an unbeatable team. Truly, Adam’s voice is versatile and is able to run a range of emotions, and carries such depth that he elevates the book to a whole new level. I enjoy listening to him a great deal.

I’m going to give this an 8.4 rating. I enjoyed it, but felt that Krout’s dungeon sequence did not fit in well with the rest of the book. It just felt like he needed something to let the team fight together, but it just didn’t click like it did in other areas of the book. Overall another fantastic job.

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cool beans

Nice addition to the series. Kinda ends abruptly. the main character is overpowered like always.

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Oh look, you did a spin in the air.

Couldn't have loved it more! I thought the first book was amazing, but this one managed to be even better. I'm pretty depressed I found this series before it was complete because it's going to be torture to wait for the next book, even though it didn't really end on a cliff-hanger. Anytime you think the book is focusing on one thing for too long, it immediately switches to something else. As always, the audio was also great and highly entertaining. I can't wait for the next book in this series!

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Potentially great story. Questionable writting!

I am new to the LitRPG genre. My introduction to LitRPG was The Land series by Aleron Kong and so far I have read all of those. Therefore my conclusions about this series are based off that experience.

Dakota Krout is absolutely spot on with this story line. Although book 1 was a little slow to pick up Regicide is gas pedal all the way. The story from a LitRPG stand point is really entertaining and will keep you wanting more, especially when the battles and moments get tense.

My only fault with this series and this author involves a mind numbing elementary writing style. I honestly don't know if this is a result of how the narrator reads or simply how the actual book would read but it is hard to hear at moments. Its difficult to describe but every so often, and not for any reason, short almost grade school sentences are used and it makes the entire production seem less than professional. It hard to explain but chapters ending with, "It was a good day, or "He had lots of fun today" just make the whole book seem like a kids book. It's hard to explain but I promise you will pick up on it as you begin to listen.

This is by far the best representation of LitRPG and I would not recommend this being your first venture into this genre. All that being said, this series does have some potential and if your like me and you're waiting impatiently on the next Aleron Kong book to release, this will help hold you over.

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Another great book by Dakota Krout

"The completionist chronicles" is such a good series.
Listen as Joe continues to grow as he strives for his goal of discovering every secret.
Regicide doesn't shrink back or backpedal from the events of the previous book.
The events of the last book have had exactly as big of an impact as we thought they should. And the events of this book are going to have even larger consequences. That's the best I can tell you without spoilers. If you are about to read this: it's gonna be good.
If you've ever tried to complete everything in a video game this is the series for you.
exciting, engaging. The main character can admit flaws and in doing so improve himself.
Have you ever listened to a book and wanted to learn more about the secrets of the world? Well this series promises to deliver through Joe's goal of 100% completion.
Regicide does not break it's running stride of discovery.
And it let's you know it is only the tip of the iceburg. I've read quite a few Dakota Krout books, and when he has a book drop hints of things to come, he delivers--unlike some authors who build mystery for it's own sake. In Dakota Krout's books, mysteries are meant to be discovered and revealed, that is half the fun.
This world has enough layers that as each layer of mystery is pulled back you can see the next,
but after all as Tim "T Snake" let slip in the first book, "It's more than just a game."

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  • 12-10-18

really good

really good I love how it has links to the other series
I am so looking forward to the next one

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  • Ian
  • 11-28-18

So Good you'll not want to put it down.

Just as the first an amazing bit of writing, this is a audio book you will not want to put down. I'm finding myself wanting to binge listen to this book in the car, on my lunch break in the shower anywhere I can and have blasted through it in a few days

As with the First book you follow Joe a Would be Ritualist... cough Cleric through his trail's, tribulations and skill increases. Battling Monsters and forming friendships.

Just as good as the first book, if you loved the first the second is just as much fun with lough out loud humor. Worth a download

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-26-18

whats with the voices

for anyone thats read the divine dungeon series also by dakota krout you'll realise that some of the voices are the same like jo sounds like dale or the "narrator" sounds like hanz

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  • Mahesh Nakka
  • 10-26-18

Loved it

Vikas Adam is fantabulous narrator. The story is already awesome as sweet sweet wine, but Vikas's narration made it Nectar. Loved every single chapter, character & line. Voice modulation for all the characters are super cool!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-18

wasn't expecting much

And yet, both books really took me by surprise. both the story and performance are implemented skilfully. I definitely intend to get the third book in this series once it come out.

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  • Alyn
  • 09-28-18

love this series

Great series so far, been listening every chance i get problem is its over too quickly then

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  • ChristopherHart
  • 09-26-18

incredible experience

an excellent book that is well preformed and fun to listen to. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • J
  • 09-25-18

puns

Loved it and got an omg moment as well, just how did that become that. sooooo many puns though bear puns, egg puns the entire thing is a damn pun

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-22-18

A fantastic story

This series is one of the best LitRPG's out just now, well written and interesting story with a bit of everything.

I am enjoyed this book very much because the main character is fully committed to the game world, has interesting abilities and room for growth. I loved the crafting and research aspects of the game world. A nice twist at the end of the book.

The Narrator does an outstanding job and doing a Scottish accent can be tricky. I liked the voice of the system/A.I. best of all it's mysterious, yet easy to understand. Vikas Adam has become one of my favourite narrator's who's performance adds depth and life to the story.

I eagerly look forward to the next book but will wait for the audiobook to be available to get the most out of the book.

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  • WarwickStudent
  • 09-20-18

If you enjoyed the first you'll like this one.

More of the same really but still good. I liked Joe's prisoner number. The humour was on point and the numbers were a secondary concern, as ever. Good narration and fun plot although not quite as good a story as in book 1.

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  • Allison
  • 09-25-18

Another fantastic book!

Another fantastic book with another great performance by Vikas Adams.
Please release book 3 as soon as possible! 😁

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-20-18

Ritual of summoning

Anyone know a ritual to get book three, because Dakota is killing it. I can't wait to see how this world evolves !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-18

First Book drew me in the Second Swallowed me hole

This story and the world it builds combined with the narration drew a world that I was unwilling to leave. That I was stricken when reaching the end of the book and finding that there is not a third waiting to escape into it.

If you have never given Amazon titles for litrpg a shot or wanting to experience the world of audible, then this series is the one you want as your first. It will have you at the edge of your seat, smiling with mirth at the bad jokes and wanting your own POD to join the fantastic world that Joe lives in now.

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  • Jamahl
  • 09-30-18

That was awesome!!!

Can’t wait for the next one now. Really looking forward to seeing this grow and evolve