I would give Luke Daniels (reader) another shot because I didn't have as much of a problem with him as Kevin Hearne (author).
Nope. Unfortunately Hearne took a good concept, gods of different pantheons materializing in different ways, and applied it to poor characters. The main character, Atticus, is supposed to be this awesome druid, so he comes across as a know-it-all who toys with everyone around him as he sees fit. I didn't stick with the story to see if he got his ass kicked, but he would've deserved it. If I'm rooting for the hero to be beaten, and he's not an anti-hero, there's something wrong with the storytelling. Also, way too much conversation. I think we're supposed to get that he's SMART and HANDSOME and OLD and golly gee, so KIND to old ladies and dogs, but it gets boring and he's honestly not interesting because he is/does all these things.
He did okay. The voice of the dog was sweet, but his women were lackluster (though I blame Hearne for that more so than Daniels).
I only went through a few hours out of 8, but it didn't improve with time.
Thankfully there's no Mary Jane character, or a simpering female figure who loves this "protagonist," no matter how terrible of a person he is.
I'm a crippeled old warrior with difficulty typing/writing etc. I used to love reading books, and have read many. I now love audio books.
This book stretches the boundaries' of the paranormal. It is kind of funny, but my inadequate imagination can't get around the paranormal phenomena. This book may appeal to some 13 to 17 years old, but not an old timer like me.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
A FRIEND WILL HELP YOU MOVE, BUT A REALLY GOOD FRIEND
WILL HELP MOVE THE BODY
I enjoyed this despite myself. This book and series has been popular for some time. I was afraid it would seem silly or take it's self too seriously, so I avoided it for a long time. It turned out to be a fun book and while Hearne had me at Oberon (the dog), I believe Atticus had a lot to do with me enjoying the book. Atticus is a very likeable guy. He was a breath of fresh air. Atticus could have been a mailman with no magic and I would have enjoyed reading about him. Atticus is a Druid, which appeals to the tree huger in me, since he gets his power from the Earth. There were also Celtic Gods, demons, vampires, werewolves, lawyers, witches and the Fay. I will continue the series as it looks like there is more fun to be had. CAN'T BLAME A HOUND FOR TRYING.
Take Dresden, make him a Druid, and give him a more positive outlook on life and you'll have this unique story. It is an epic tale and the narrator is worthy of it.
I greatly enjoyed Hounded overall. I have to say I consider myself somewhat of a book snob. There are only a few authors I like and I pretty much stick to the books they write because I know I will like them. I tried this because there are no new books out by my standard authors. I'm adding this series to my list.
I have never had the pleasure of a Luke Daniels performance before but he really made the story come alive for me.
Luke Daniels is by far my favorite narrator so far and the story is up at the top as well.
The Iron Druid Chronicles reminds me a lot of The Dresden Files.
I don't know if there is a specific favorite, but the interactions of Atticus and Oberon are all pretty fun.
I've already purchased books 2-4 on the strength of this one and will most likely be using my next couple of months credits to finish out the series.
Listen to all kinds, but mostly enjoy witty light-hearted entertaining reads. Stay away from romance novels & books with heavy violence.
Enjoyed the book. You can't go wrong with a lighthearted entertaining story that is full of sarcasm, humor, and wit.
I read/listen purely for enjoyment and any reviews are based on that. Mostly fantasy, mystery, suspense.
Simply put this book as awesome. Not the deepest thought provoking awesome but just purely entertaining and hilarious. Hounded was in my wish list, which is my hmmm maybe list, for several months. I finally bought it two days ago and bough the second one yesterday. Atticuss is great but his dog flat out fabulous. Book one was fast paced and action packed. Violence, death, monsters, and God's lightened up with a dog's point of view. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series, I just wish they were a little longer as I'm used to long epic series and I don't use credits on books that are cost less than one so the first three are cash buys but we'll worth I t in entertainment value. If you are looking for a fun read hounded is a good way to go.
Grandma bibliophile! Audible books make reading with an active life possible.
I got this book because of the excellent reviews it was receiving. I was definitely pleasantly surprised. I listened straight through except for an hour with my mother. Only because I didn't want to miss any part of the book. This was such a fun book, and the narration was spot on for entertainment value. Not over the top or monotonous. I am now a definite fan of Luke Daniels also. I laughed out loud a couple of times, usually when Atticus is talking with Oberon his dog, receiving some strange looks from my own dogs. If only.......
I was a little leery at first with the narrator but once the story progressed he really did an excellent job with the characters and feelings behind each one.
The main characters are very well done and the relationship between Atticus and Oberon is very thought out.
I was a little disappointed with the 'F' word being used so much, but I can't do anything about that...