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Ritualist

Completionist Chronicles, Book 1
Auteur(s): Dakota Krout
Narrateur(s): Vikas Adam
Durée: 12 h et 6 min
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The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far from figurative. Becoming a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves. 

In his pursuit of power, Joe fights alongside his team, completes quests, and delves into the mysteries of his class, which he quickly discovers can be practiced only in secret. Ultimately, his goal is to complete every mission, master every ability, and learn all of the world's secrets. All he has to do is survive long enough to make that happen.

©2018 Dakota Krout (P)2018 Tantor

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Book 2 Please

I want it now. I've listened to a lot of mmorpg or litrpg audiobooks and this one is at the top of my list.

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Enjoyed it

I thought the first few chapters were a little weak and the middle dragged on. However, the character is really unique and I thoroughly enjoyed watching him grow. The ending was really good.

The narration was top notch and I am looking forward to listening to the next book.

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Great book in this genre.

I really enjoyed this. The plot, characters, game elements, and unique features of the setting were all interesting and enhanced the story. There were good development moments and some semi unfortunate silly mistakes, but the good far outweighed the sins. Overall an easy recommendation if you are interested in the genre.

The summary for the book was a little lacking, so I didn't get it immediately when looking at the genre. I was pleasantly surprised when I got into the book and almost slammed it in one sitting. Luckily work allows me to enjoy my audiobooks with only limited interruptions. I guess my point here was that if you are hesitant about the description trying to sell the book to you; don't be. As long as the genre interests you, you should find something to enjoy in this book.

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Painfully awesome

This is one of those rare books whose ending I started to mourn even before I reached the halfway point. I was constantly checking the time to see how long I had left until the inevitable post-masterpiece void.

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I'm completely hooked.

it's not often a book leaves me this wanting. I eagerly await what is to come in the future of this series.

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Good Start to a series, but..

I really have enjoyed the world building and such, however the MC's party drives me crazy, a whiny tank and a party leader that would of made me walk long ago (perhaps even ghosted altogether). Stopping mid battle to have a conversation check, zero spatial and or tactical awareness check, shrill annoying voice: check; taking unnecessary risks due to poor planning check, not actually checking that the party is on the same page, and referring a wiki to explain world mechanics that the reader is left ignorant of... perhaps this is just me wanting something vaguely rpg like, perhaps i would of responded better i could listen to the party leaders voice actor and no want to grind my teeth, perhaps it would of been better if the MC was not entirely ignorant of basic game mechanics in general (not just mmorpg, but gaming basics) so he would be able to leave this dumpster fire of a party alone and get on with the point of the story

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  • IAN
  • 2018-05-18

The book was Amazing

the book was great other than having waaaaaayy too many numbers to remember it was a great experience. keep up the great work guys!

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 2018-05-18

Ritual is necessary for us to know anything

I really did not want to like this book. I wanted Dakota Krout to keep putting out his Divine Dungeon series until it was finished. Now, I'm torn. I still want the Divine Dungeon series, but now I also want MORE Ritualist. Krout is an incredible writer, and you get sucked into the story immediately. I appreciate how he gets the character of Joe into the game quickly and doesn't really screw around with all the usual angst or cognitive dissonance most MC's display when they are about to go into a virtual world permanently. Nope, we go straight into the game, and we are better for it.

I really appreciate that Joe gets a secret class, with special skills, and that he works for a hidden god. It's fun watching him try to keep things straight, because once the cat is out of the bag then he loses all kinds of benefits. And he has some sweet skills. The only thing that really throws me off is that the MC, Joe, enters the VR permanently because he is a quadrapalegic, and still opts to get a body that will be winded from walking to fast and can be beheaded from a paper cut. You would expect him to take a healthy vibrant body, but I will say his choice does make sense if you consider that he is in it for the long haul. He has a long distance perspective that few others have. Additionally, Krout is about the only dude I know that can make a healer not only exciting but totally a bad grass mamajamma. Most people go swordsman, rogue, or wizard. Dakota manages to make the cleric interesting. Plus the ritual stuff and the occultist proffesion suck you in.

Vikas Adams had me waaaaay back with the Divine Dungeon number one, Dungeon Born. I loved his characterizations and the humor he injects with his voice. There are few narrators who are as skilled as he is, and he really moves the story along at his pace. The man is a pleasure to listen to, and his female voices are just as good as his male ones.

I gove Krout points for including a nod to my beloved Dungeon, Cal, in this book and can see the similarities in attitudes. Both are fair, easily annoyed, and ready to dole out proper punishments and rewards. Can we see a nod to everyone's favorite wisp in the next book, Dakota?

I loved the cover, the wolfman looks awesome, and we get to see Joe right in the middle of a ritual. It looks slick, and you know that this book is going to feature some hardcore monsters and some deadly magic. Lava Worms, anyone? Joe is a fun character, and I really look forward to seeing more of him in the future. Now, we just need to get the Divine Dungeon series caught up and I'll be satisfied. YOU will be satisfied if you get this book. This is, without question, one of the best LitRPG/GameLit books I've ever read! Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.

If this review helped, please press the YES below. Thank you immensely!!!

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  • Clayton Guerry
  • 2018-05-26

Masterpiece

Dakota Krout, as always, delivers a phenomenal story. I thought it would be hard for him to top his Dungeon Born series, yet he managed to pull of an amazing new story. I'm fully hooked, eagerly awaiting the next in the series!

The Ritualist is one of the most interesting takes on LitRPG I've had the pleasure of hearing. He doesn't turn his main character into a "Mary Sue", making him fight for every bit of progress.

Do NOT skip this, it's definitely worth the listen. Vikas Adam delivers a strong performance, combining with Krouts great story for a delightful listen.

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  • J. Larson
  • 2019-07-22

Fabulous - love the scholar path

I wasn't going to write a review, just give it five stars and then I glanced over the negative reviews. They make no sense! One person dismissed this as good for teens only. This 38 year old high school physics teacher/optometrist/gamer loved it!

I really liked the intro to Joe and the way he enters the game (the other prologue was a bit opaque and wasn't at all needed, I'll grant you that). Joe is a very likable and believable character. Not everyone wants to be a mindless barbarian! Some of us revel in our nerdiness and I LOVE that his skills in life actually translate into his skill in the game.

I found the pacing to be very good and I liked that the story wasn't linear. This world is open ended and so the story has multiple threads going at once which gave it a sense of realism and longevity. Awesome litRPG. I found Joe to be a more sympathetic and believable character than those in the Divine Dungeon series (which I also liked, but they were much more linear and less interesting especially the irritating wisp).

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  • Dustin Leonard
  • 2019-07-19

Awesome book all around

Loved this book amazing all around best of Mr dakota so far keep going please

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  • Rickey
  • 2019-07-02

Damn you Dakota!

I want to say that I hated this book oh, I want to say this series needs to end, but I cannot.

I am a huge fan of the Dungeon Norn series therefore I was reluctant to even start this series because it felt like promoting it would take away from any further entries for Dungeon Born, but screw it because this book was good!

Maybe the main character was a little bit too much of the quintessential hero we find the most modern day media, but to be honest it's written in such a way that it does not feel so campy / taboo. I genuinely enjoy the world that is being built, and can't wait to see what happens in it.

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  • Andrew
  • 2018-05-25

Really enjoyable read

One Part Dungeonborn
One Part Sword Art Online
One Part Elon Musk fan fiction.

sold!

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  • N. Davenport
  • 2019-08-05

Hold your breath

I almost gave up on this book in the first 10 minutes due to some truly horrific attempts at cleverness. If those attempts had paid off later in the book, I might even forgive them, but it really was just the author's own little inside joke. It would be like having a well-endowed blond hairdresser character who everyone calls Dolly and who is at one point encouraged to "part on". That's about the level of cleverness we're talking about here. But it only lasts a while, so if you can get past the first couple chapters (which also include some truly distasteful representations of soldiers and veterans), you may actually enjoy the rest. It's the classic "RPG in real life" genre that seems to have emerged recently, and it's a solid addition to that area.

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  • Inks
  • 2019-07-24

Wow

This was simply amazing. It has me wanting to go play a variety of mmo's and/or table top RPGs. I look forward to listening to the second book once I am able!! It had me laughing out loud at work and visibly reacting to the story. I probably looked like a crazy person but it was well worth it.

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  • Itchetiky
  • 2019-07-18

Holy cow!

This. Was. Awesome!

The narrator was awesome!
The author was awesome!

Where’s the rest?

Fortunately the author and narrator have already made a good collection of audiobook‘s.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-07-16

Phenomenal book, 10/10 would recommend.

The story got through the setup quickly which I enjoyed and then progressed extremely well. Loved the way the main character has OP skills that actually take effort to gain while being physically frail, felt very balanced. I found myself getting emotionally invested in the supporting characters as well as the main. The author is very talented and I can't wait to read more of their work.

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