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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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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!!!!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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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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  • 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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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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A...pun

this thing feels like you wrote an amazing story for a single reason and that reason was a pun was it at least worth it

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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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AHHHHHHHHH!

OH MY GOD DAKOTA, YOU'D BETTER GET THE NEXT BOOK OUT SOON OR I MAY JUST GO BALD...This book was amazing just like the last yet there just isn't enough left to do now as I have to wait forever for the next one.

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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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Wow

I just got a new favorite narrator. The story itself was excellent as well. I’m about to start the authors other series also narrated by same person. Can’t wait for book 3

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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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  • Morten
  • 09-20-18

Cant wait for the next one.

Loved it. Better than the first. Cant wait to see where this is going.
Protagonist is well reasoned.
Narrator has a pleasant voice. Accent imitation needs work. But is good.
Seriously cant wait for the next. Finished it in two days.

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  • Morris
  • 09-19-18

you did it again!

amazing as per usual, the most disappointing thing is the wait for the next release. aside from that it's a must read!

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  • Sylvia von Hahn
  • 09-18-18

The book is g. O o d r e lay good q q q q q e. S d d

H h jhhjj Jim h h h :-/ j j j. H b n n

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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