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Raze

Completionist Chronicles Series, Book 4
Written by: Dakota Krout
Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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Humanity on the run. Desperate base building. Dark deeds done during daylight.

Joe has started to draw attention to himself and his abilities. While some of the attention is good and allows for personal growth, most of it is from various organizations that feel threatened by the sudden upswing of power that Joe's guild - The Wanderers - is attaining.

As the threat to Earth begins to reach its peak, all of humanity has a choice: flee to Eternium, or stay for an uncertain future. Some stay, some go, some don't make the choice quickly enough. In Ardania, the human Kingdom is seeing an unprecedented influx of people. Supply and demand is an issue no matter where you go, as a civilization of a few million can't prepare to accept an eighth of Earth's inhabitants at once.

Joe sets out to solve problems where he can, but he can't be there for everyone...especially when a group of smiling enforcers are working to bring him down.

©2019 Mountaindale Press (P)2019 Tantor

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The story keeps getting more interesting!

this book has elements of stories I love... AND was not expecting to see thanks again Dakota. I will also point out for those who are annoyed by the change in narrator that the more Luke does the better he gets by the second hour i didn't even notice the change anymore.

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Great

Really fun.. Flying through these books.. Always sad when they end.. Onto book 5 next.

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Lots of new, little bad

I personally like the new narator alot. Some of the ways characters have been reimagined are great becuase of it, and there are no voices that grate on your ears. after a few chapters you just stop noticing a diffrence.

The begining is still abit stiff, but by the end youll end up enjoying you self for most of the time. it is worth mentioning that there are things that turn out to be less than appropriate, and alot more gross.

Buy with caution if you find your taste in potty homur less than palatable.

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Literary Crack!

I finished this book in less than a day. Cannot wait for the next one.

Also, don’t worry about the narrator change. The change in character voices is explained in the story and you get used to it very quickly.

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  • 2019-11-13

The narration threw me off

The story was pretty great man but i think it was a really bad move to switch narrators. Luke Daniels wasn’t bad but Vikas Adam did such an amazing job voicing the previous characters that these new voices felt foreign to me.

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  • Richard J Sidorski JR
  • 2020-01-03

Never good to change readers

While I enjoy this series a lot, it seems it has gone off where it started I thought he was suppose to keep the Ritualist a secret but he’s always doing rituals and no one ever questions him, maybe the reader’s kind of dry sound made me miss where this is suppose to be ok now. also there was like three times in this book where it seemed like big endings but no build up he just completed the quest and that’s it on to the next one

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  • R. Harmon
  • 2019-11-21

So good!

It amazes me just how good Dakota Krout has become as a writer. I loved his work from the first Divine Dungeon book, but the quality has continued to improve over the years. I suppose this is how it's supposed to work, but it feels like every book he writes is "the best one yet."

This book, "Raze," is no exception. While the second book, "Regicide," was a tough act to follow, this one builds well on the previous installments, and several of his characters show clear personal growth. We see some new characters, too, in addition to tying up a few loose threads from the previous book. The author addresses what seemed at first like an inconsistency but turns out to be a major plot point. He even supplies an in-universe explanation for the change of narrator.

Speaking of the narrator (no pun intended, though I think Joe would approve), Luke Daniels is on top of his game here. As with Rexus, the "side quest" just before this book, his voices are just right. Jaxon sounds more like the dignified, elderly doctor than the "creepy old man" as read by the former narrator, and the effect is more humorous than I would have expected.

Overall, I found this one very entertaining. I intend to listen again very soon, since I kind of rushed through it due to how engrossed I was. There are always those little things that one misses on the first pass, and this story feels like it has good replayability.

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  • Uncle Vic
  • 2019-11-13

Why, Oh Why?

The change of performer really spoiled this book for me. I'm not saying he's bad, but going from Vikas' performance to Luke's was so jarring, there was no continuity for me.

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  • Daniel Everest
  • 2019-11-12

Sadly the same problem as eternium persists

Let me start off by saying Luke Danials is a fine narrator but the difference between him and Vikas Adam is definitely jarring as someone who listened to the earlier books certain voices associated with the characters are markedly different which detracts from the enjoyment. The story itself is excellent with Dakota Krouts other work but in this case reading the book is more enjoyable.

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  • Ariel Mozeson
  • 2019-11-18

Narration:(

you really have to be careful about switching up a narrator mid series. It's so jarring. Especially this guy, who seems to have a completely different take on all the characters. Sigh, it's really threatening immersion for me.

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-11-14

More of an episode than a book.

First off, the transition from Vikas Adam to Luke Daniels came off much better than it did with Krout’s other series. It has been about the same amount of time for me between the last Adam and the new Daniels books in both series. I was definitely put off by the change in the Dungeon series, while in this one I actually like the Daniels version a whole lot more.

That aside, this book was entertaining but scatter-shot in its pace and plotting. The ending just sort of happened, and there wasn’t anything that resembled a unifying element that I could point to.

So in the end, it was worth the credit, but not anything particularly special.

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  • Jonathan Holtmann
  • 2020-01-04

Excellent continuation

Adjustment to new narrator was relatively easy. The book was very enjoyable and an excellent continuation of the series.

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  • C. Normandeau
  • 2019-11-16

Hate changing narrators

It’s so difficult to enjoy a book when the narrator is changed from prior books in the series

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  • Josh Ferguson
  • 2019-11-18

It's like he didn't even listen to the other books

I like Luke Daniels as a narrator, but the differences between him and Vikas Adams are like the differences between bread and butter. Spoiler: Magical Synesthesia makes women sound like men, and men sound like they're all from the deep South or from France. Even after listening to the first two books, I couldn't follow this one without constantly going back 30-45 seconds each time someone spoke. As much as I relate to Dakota's books, I will not longer engage in any series where the narrator is changed. The names are pronounced differently, the pace of the book is different, and ultimately the entire series is dashed for me.

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