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Regicide

The Completionist Chronicles Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)
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Summary

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

©2018 Dakota Krout (P)2018 Tantor

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Another excellent story with a perfect epilogue ;)

Hurry up and write the 3rd book lol I'm dying to know what the future holds for Joe.

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I really want to like this more.

The story continues but doesn't really advance. So far, it's a pretty surface level plot. My biggest issues are: 1. Author needs to remove 50% of the adverbs used with dialogue tags and 95% of "instantly." It sounds nitpicking, but the frequency and they way they are used is really jarring. 2. Once in the first book and twice in this book, an NPC gives him an item that saves the day shortly after he gets it. Well, that was convenient. Perhaps too convenient... 3. A few more contractions would help it sound less stilted.

All in all, still a decent story and narrating with an interesting MC. I'll continue listening to the series, and with my expectations now cemented, perhaps I won't be quite so critical with the follow up books.

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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
  • Nuneaton, United Kingdom
  • 28-11-18

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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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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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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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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love this series

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

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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
  • 25-09-18

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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  • Max
  • 20-09-18

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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  • Clayton Guerry
  • 18-09-18

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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  • Tory Johnson
  • 20-09-18

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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  • Shaddii
  • 19-09-18

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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  • Ray Johnson
  • 19-11-18

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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  • Michael
  • 20-09-18

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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  • Justin
  • 24-09-18

cool beans

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

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  • MelissaFelix
  • 01-12-18

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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  • Jeremy R.
  • 09-11-18

Not your everyday Joe

If you enjoyed the first book you will enjoy this one too. I'm a big fan of Dakota Krouts work and books like this one are the reason. I don't feel like this book was as good as the first but its still really good. I do feel that there were a couple plot holes introduced into this book (ex Joe needing to keep his class a secret in order to reap the perks) but we will see if the next book resolves those. I am curious to see if this series ties into Dakota's other series. Only time will tell.

The author does a good job of keeping things fresh and one way he does this is by introducing new characters. He also does a good job of bring back old characters here and there. As with his other books he does a good job of keeping the story moving along, there was maybe one spot in the story that I felt dragged on for a little to long but nothing so bad to impact my enjoyment of the book.

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  • o2deprived
  • 26-10-18

A solid addition to the series.

I love Dakota Krout's wit and unique form. This isn't Shakespeare, but it is solid. The end sort of rushed up on me and seemed a little disconnected from the majority of the story's beginning and middle. But this is LitRPG after all and is more akin to non-linear gameplay, loosely following a main quest. If you are a Dakota fan, this is a great book. If you are a Dakota fan and are familiar with Vikas Adam -- you know no one can tell a Dakota story quite like Vikas. He is fantastic!

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