A simple girl that likes fantasy, mystery, and horror. She loves Doctor Who and The Southern Vampire series. A very open minded individual who can step past the boundaries of her favorites into new, unfamiliar waters. Also, she's willing to give any well-written book a chance. :)
I loved this! The premise sounded cool and when I listened to it... Well, it wasn't just cool. It kicked ass!
The main draw for me was the narrator. He had me going through many emotions and facial expressions as the story progressed. His emphasis on swear words are brilliantly done. Women aren't squeaky or breathy. Slight quibble with the Tamil (?) Accented character. Sounded like a dude, but forgivable. She was an old soul. Pun. ;)
The voice of Oberon (?) Always had me cracking up and was perfectly doggy! The narrator has a wonderful grasp of dialogue and turn of phrases. There's a one-liner he says at the end of one of the late chapters that I had listen to three times!
Notable mention has to also go to the narrator pronouncing words and names that sound difficult to pronounce once, let alone many times. He just make every sound so easy. Just rolls it off the tongue.
Now the story. It gets right into the plot and it's easy to follow. There aren't many deviations from the main story and some back-story of the world's history are in appropriate places. There's a lot of action and I also enjoy the mythology of druids and their powers. It's a solid story. But I feel like I ended up liking the character interactions more than the main story. Not by much, the every time Atticus and the Widow are speaking I grin. They have great moments together amid the chaos going on in the story.
The action scenes will have you listening with baited breath. It's feels less like book and more like Atticus relating what happened during battle. Some times during this time Oberon keeps a amusing commentary.
Slight quibbles are Oberon's extensive pop culture knowledge. I feel like I'm being hit over the head with three music and movie channels nearly every time he speaks. But there's a reason for it in the story and I can't really blame the poor thing for relating everything to TV. There are also some things you have suspend belief for, especially regarding people not smelling or seeing things Atticus has cloaked. Also, I started to tire of how much Atticus's age and youthfulness was mentioned. Though his often wise and older-beyond-years insight balanced this out a bit.
Overall, kick ass narrator, great story, and funny dog! Well worth the money/credit. I look forward to the rest of the series.
The conversations between the dog and master are hilarious!
He was one of the best readers I have ever heard!
Yes I would recommend this to any friend, very entertaining
Great set of characters, set in a modern time with very ancient people
Don't hurt me if you can.
Great story , at the beginning I was concerned the reader was going to be a let down as the story evolved it went very smoothly and ended to quickly.
10. What a creative book
the Dog. He brings back common sence
His character portrail was excellent. You could definetly identify with each person
No. I use audio books to travel with. The make drive time shorter
Made me want to check-out the rest of the series. It was very fun to listen to. The story flows nicely and is filled with action and humor. Luke Daniels' reading is just what this story needs.
This book (and the rest of the chronicles) rates as the best I've listened to. I've looked through my library and thought of the many others over the years but none surpass this experience.
There are so many things! - the plot, it's not predictable unlike so many plots in the written word. The characters are larger than life and I love the way Atticus is so modern and the Gods and other kinds he interacts with are not. The simplicity of the action and the wry humour is delicious, just so delicious. This book will be my favourite go-to when I want to listen to something I can lose myself in.
I can't say enough how good this man is! - based on this performance I will now be working through the 50+ books he's narrated just because he is the narrator! His characters have life and spirit and I fear now that if this series is ever made into movies I'll never watch them for fear of disappointment. For me the characters are those voiced by Luke Daniels.
Hooked on it for sure. The television was off for days and I found myself rushing chores that I couldn't listen to the book as I did them, to reach the time that I could listen. My only solace that I still had two more books to go and the promise of the May release of number four....Yum!
The Cave Girl's Kitchen
Luke Daniels- the narrator and Oberon the Irish Wolfhound.
When Atticus has his ear chewed off- Mostly because if what happens later in Hexed.
He is very animated in his story telling. He is able to do many voices.
I was very surprised how funny this series is.
He captures the idiosyncrasies of the characters, through his voice and intonations. His talking dog is especially funny.
My whole family, aged from 8 to 42 years old, listened to this book on the way to our summer holiday destination. It really made the trip for us. We all totally enjoyed it.
I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing
Oh yeah I plan to listen to them all and them go back through the series again.
Yeah I kinda think I did
If you like series like the Dresden Files. You will Love this series