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  • Invent

  • The Completionist Chronicles, Book 7
  • By: Dakota Krout
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (139 ratings)

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Summary

Class secrets revealed. A large shoe to fill. Peace is only on the table.

Joe’s candidacy was successful beyond his wildest dreams. Between driving the elves out of dwarven sovereign territory, utterly destroying an army of thousands, and using resources he could have used for himself to bring back the fallen on his own side...his reputation begins to precede him once more.

The human was so successful that many people even within the dwarven faction have decided that they need to step forward to stop him. Realizing that he’s been in the public eye too long, Joe decides that it’s time to step out of fighting the war and instead focus on completing new quest lines and consolidating power.

After all, letting other people decide the course of war has always worked out for him in the past.

©2022 Dakota Krout (P)2022 Mountaindale Press

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Still one of my favourite series

humour, litrpg (with purpose) and great characters. It doesn't take itself to seriously and is great fun to read/listen to.

100% recommend this series to anyone.

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Simply boring.

Book 6 was still 'Ok' it had a story and some fun moments.
Book 7 is simply boring and completely shallow.
Joe is progressing his skills in the most boring and uninspired ways possible.
And of course as is the trend currently he gets locked in place by - Oh so exciting! - town building!
The moment that side of the story was introduced at the end of book 6 i dreaded it will come to this. And here we are.
Joe is basically locked in one boring setting until who know how long.
The beginning of the whole series made me excited for a character that uses his rare powers to abuse the 'system' and explore new possibilities for magic in his new word. In this book he is made into glorified electrician.
Since the 'sect' bit was added we are going down down down the mediocrity hole.

This book was not fun to listen to and i finished it only on hope it will get better at some point. It did NOT.
Im not recommending anyone buy it.

Also as Dakota is birthing books one after the other and starting new series just as much i think i will stop buying anything of theirs until they focus on ONE or two projects instead of making a pile of .... under-average stories.

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Stronger at the end

This started out quite purposeless and rambling. Joe has no real goal or adversary and is just accumulating power. Then, about halfway through, things start happening and the story really kicks off.

I could do with less Jackson. I know he intentionally is made to be annoying as a display of his low charisma but it is a shame that this continues while he gets so much "screen time".

If this was the first book in the series I'm not sure I'd go straight to the next one but as a continuation in this series it was a good one, if a bit of a stop-gap before what I imagine will be a more exciting next book.

The narration was really good.

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Not much progress in this book

There is surprisingly little actual story in this book, sometimes the writing seemed rushed and unpolished. I like the general theme and hope the story will continue more engaging with the next book.

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Incredibly entertaining!

Immersive and Engaging Story with Amazing Humor. Amazkn wants me to write mor but I don't want to, still grear book, screw amazon's revuew system

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Story beats that makes sense

This is one of the latest book in a long series and despite what the protagonist has been struggling with the story beats happening around him makes sense.

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Yet another great entry to this series.

Great characters and story, brilliantly voiced.

I was very happy to see this had come out.

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  • Patrick Sohr
  • 04-08-22

Not much happens

I’ve liked this series a lot, but recently it has been seeming to stall out. The puns and quirky behavior started out fun and enjoyable in the first few books as a backdrop to the main plot and game progression. However that shifts in this book.
A large portion is just puns, jokes, and Joe forgetting about stuff he can do. The story gets pushed to the background. Honestly you can probably just listen to the last 2.5 hours and get all the info you would need to read the next one.
The book also feels unfinished. The past books have done a good job ending where you are satisfied with what has happened but know there is more to come. This just kinda stops midway through a quest.
I hope this isn’t the trend for the rest of the series since I enjoy it overall.

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  • WP
  • 06-08-22

Better than book 6 I guess (spoilers)

Book 6 was difficult to get through, I liked the new setting but at the same time the author basically threw away EVERYTHING except Joe's character progression (all his friends are gone, his guild is gone and he barely even gives it a single thought the entire book, despite the author making a big deal out of him "going all in" and really deciding to dedicate himself to the guild in the previous book), and then on top of that slowed Joe's character progression significantly in book 6 as well.

Book 7 got a bit back to that aspect for a while, but the last half to last third of this book is some of the worst storytelling I've ever encountered. The idea that these are racial enemies (as in, they literally have permanent affects on them that make them hate the opposing side), fighting a millennia long war, and Joe is just going to pop in and DECIDE he doesn't want either race shattered and so he's gonna get them to make up and become friends (nevermind that he has NO idea if this is even possible or whether the system would accept it as a valid end to the zones conflict), and then like a MONTH later after NO EFFORT BY JOE they manage to get the LEADERS of BOTH nations to come to a peace talk in the MOST INSECURE FORT/TOWN IN THE ENTIRE F'ING ZONE. Jesus Christ, I have no idea how anyone can get through this without their eyes rolling out the back of their skulls. And that's only half the issues with the second half of this book, I just can't be bothered to write out the rest. The author very obviously had an end state he wanted to get to (Dwarf race shattered, Joe on the back foot trying to mount a desperate last stand in his fancy new village), but had NO idea how to get there, and its clear he only put about 2 minutes of effort into figuring it out.

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  • Patrick
  • 08-08-22

What the hell was that?

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The story was all over the place and had no reason for half the shit he did except to waste time and word padding…… and not good padding. A story should have a beginning a middle and an end even if it continues. this was a middle all the way though. you could just listen to a half hour at the beginning and to hours at the end and you would miss nothing.

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Luke Daniel does amazing voices

one new character that’s seems alright but given no time in the spotlight you barely remember her by the time she actually gets around being there real shame to. Joe’s guilds back but who knows what the hell they’ve been doing because you sure as hell don’t get a find out before the book end. Because no one ever help Joe otherwise this book may have been somewhat good if he wasn’t bogged down by mediocrity. (I guess it was trying to be funny but missed the mark.)

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  • Ashley Devany
  • 07-08-22

No progression, rants and tangents that waste time

incompleted book that was a slog and struggle to finish. I'm done with this series the first 4 books in the series were actually good everything else since then just yikes.

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  • Ryan
  • 10-08-22

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Luke Daniel is awesome as usual. Brings the to the characters. Book 7 is exactly like book 6. And the main character has not gone through any growth pass book 5. He’s the exact same level, doing the exact same things.

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  • Justin D.
  • 02-08-22

Another fantastic book in this enrapturing series

I have loved this series from book one, but it is really a testement to Dakotas skill and story that every book I'm just hooked that much more. This book in particular has some amazing humorous and clever parts. I cannot recommend this book more than it is a must. Only thing, now I have to wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Jacob
  • 29-08-22

I think I'm done with krout

my first litrpg was divine dungeon, started me on a multi year audio book binge. for that I am appreciative. the last 2 books are obnoxious and trite, I understand that new ideas have to be added and story progression is required but these feel like a 13 year old with unmedicated ADHD wrote them. please kill this zone. the races are not interesting, the advancements are abrupt. please just stop. maybe stick to your day job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-22

I think we can call the series over.

Lots of complaining about current events and personal life issues out of the book. Poor build up, climax out of no where. nothing really matters, jokes fell flat, and the author is just so bitter at his own life in a way that feels like a sermon.

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  • GW
  • 24-08-22

I think Dakota Krout lost the thread a bit

Honestly, I'm not sure what's happening in this book.

The last one was alright. It's a hard to essentially reset your entire world and not have a rough go writing something that makes sense, but this next book?

MAJOR characters from the first five books show up for maybe a couple minutes. They do exactly what the MC wants them to do, then mysteriously disappear for the rest of the book. Despite things that would ABSOLUTELY produced a reaction from them.

Other major characters from the first books are written out unceremoniously.

I'm honestly not sure what happened here. It's almost like Krout doesn't really want to write the Completionist any more and has just shifted the entire concept of the universe.

I'm not sure why it's so highly rated, other than it's another entry in the series. I might try the next one, but I'm very much on the fence.

Luke Daniels is stellar as always, probably the only reason I actually finished the book.

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  • Spencer Nichols
  • 02-08-22

great fun

I really adore this series and everything to do with Joe's journeys through Eternal!

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