I really enjoyed this book. The author seems to have done his research into the panthion of gods and Irish culture. Also the character development is great, after some time you could identify with the character in todays society.
Characters with history
Oberon. Never thought a dog character could make me laugh.
Luke is able to bring out the uniqueness of each character.
Ancient Druid in modern day Tempe just trying to live a normal life.
Good books have characters with depth. Characters with depth have history. Characters with history become real. The author went to great lengths to give his characters plenty of history.
Great combination of old mythology and new. Tons of witty references to other great works, like the Princess Bride and Battlestar Galactica. Charming characters. Plot lines that are exciting and unpredictable. This author is fantastic.
I'm a Navy vet, swim teacher, wife, and I love books!
I enjoyed this book, but I was expecting a romance/fantasy. I got half. NOT ROMANTIC! Though the story was fun, random casual sex with a few goddesses does not a romance make. Maybe the second book has more romantic plot (I can see it maybe going there), but this one is more action/fantasy.
I think anyone who reads this book instead of listening to it is missing out. Luke Daniels adds so much to the story! And the story is already a lot of fun; it's sort of like a World of Warcraft quest - complete with level ups and loot. Not overly thought-provoking, but easy and enjoyable. I've already read the second and I'm downloading the third.
Yes, I really enjoyed listening to the narrator. His accents and ability to pronounce very difficult words was impressive, plus his timing was great.
The main character (Atticus) has a dog named Oberon and I laughed out loud hearing the two of them interact.
I enjoyed the interactions that Atticus had with his elderly Irish neighbor, as well as with his dog.
I would listen to this Book again because it is very interesting and the Reader makes it fun. Oberon is a funny dog. Anyone who likes Dresden would love this book and vice versa.
I though that this combination of reality/fae would never work this well! It's one of the most funny books I've ever heard! Congratulations!
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Hounded, by Kevin Hearne, is a great introduction to a very good series about the druid Atticus O’Sullivan. The characters, the story and the ambience really made this a great listen. Unfortunately the experience was marred by the publisher, a couple of days after I listened to Hounded, I went back to get the next part in the series, only to find it unavailable in my part of the world (Sweden).
Not only was books one through three, including the one I had already got, gone, but strangely, book 4 was, and is still available.
I keep getting bummed out by these strange deals both on Amazon and Audible. Parts in series are made unavailable on what seems to be the whim of the publishers. I really wish Amazon and Audible would put some pressure on the publishers so these things don't keep happening.
Anyway, I really wanted to continue listening to the story of Atticus O’Sullivan, but I couldn't. So I purchased the books for my Kindle instead.
Finally, I strongly recommend Kevin Hearne and the Iron Druid Chronicles, it's a great listen, or read in my case.
Yes, despite the silly cover art it's quite an enjoyable fun listen.
Loved that this was not paranormal romance, but rather a easy to digest tale of an ancient druid living a modern day life in Arizona and the gods and monsters he consorts with.
Fabulous performance! But, and I am clearly in the minority here... I really disliked the main characters dog, Oberons' scooby doo vocal delivery. It always pulled me out of an otherwise fantastic performance and fun plot.I'd suggest you listen to a sample so you can get a taste as you might not be as bothered as I was.
I will probably read the sequels as opposed to listening, then I can bestow a more erudite tone to Oberon.
Very enjoyable tale especially if you enjoy mythology.