I haven't read the print version, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Luke Daniels.
I was looking for something to listen to while I wait for the next Harry Dresden novel and the Iron Druid Chronicles was recommended to me. They're both about a strong male character who performs magic and is much older than he appears. From the moment I hit play, I was hooked. I can't seem to get enough of Atticus and Oberon. I can't wait for the next book!
Luke Daniels did a wonderful job with this book. I haven't listened to any of his other performances, but I'll be searching for another book read by him in the near future!
I've never laughed so much while listening to a series of books! My co-workers must have thought I was crazy.
I love Atticus but my favorite character by far is Oberon, Atticus' Irish wolfhound. My family had dogs while I was growing up and I imagine that if they could have talked they would have sounded a lot like Oberon. I highly recommend this book!
Rarely a dull moment. Very entertaining If you love the Dresdon Files you should enjoy reading these series. Can't wait for the next book
I love after Atticus's story to his dog about Genghis Khan that for the rest of the book the Oberon wanted to gather the hoards and get his harem of poodles. Also the part were he kills the man in front of the widows house was hilarious.
when everything continued to get worse as Atticus realised that everyone was playing/using him for their own plans.
Loved it. It is full of adventure and comedy from Atticus's character to the comments of his friends it is a great book, and though I don't have it in print now I am going to buy it soon to add it to my collection of books.
Luke Daniels Performance and a good story line
The Dog he was good comedy relife
Luke Daniels Made Each Carecter Have It's Own Personality
yes but it took me two
I had Never Heard of this Book beforeYou put it on Sale
so I Took a Chance
Now I Must Bye The Other Two Books from the Searies
I stumbled upon this series with the sale on "First Books in a Series" and I am so glad. The writing is fast and funny. The hero is a smart ass and so is his dog. Some of the best dialog is between Atticus and his Irish wolfhound Oberon. The narration is very well done, flowing seamlessly over hard to pronounce Irish and Polish names. Kevin Hearne has done a remarkable job writing a fresh, engaging and funny new Fantasy series.
The story felt undeveloped to me. Characters popped in out of nowhere and popped back out again with little notice. Maybe the continuation of this series makes the story come together by filling in the details.
Disregard the comment that puts this on par with the Dresden Files (pretty much what prompted me to get it). It's decent. Decently funny, decent story, decent characters, decent action. Can't go any higher than that though.
Some reviewers wrote that this book would appeal to Dresden fans, so I took a chance on "Hounded". Thanks for that recommendation, you were spot on, Harry would surely get on well with Atticus. I think it would also appeal to followers of John Taylor in "The Nightside" series.
That mythical and faery beings use modern language, idioms and customs makes perfect sense if they are to survive and remain unnoticed. It is the particular way in which this is done that adds so much to the humour and enjoyment of this book. If you're a ghoul, in a modern world, of course you need a refrigerated van to store those parts of a body you couldn't eat straight away. Oberon, the inquisitive wolf hound, is a gem and I really loved his conversation.
I very much look forward to collecting the rest of 'The Iron Druid Chronicles" and hope Scott Brick continues to be narrator, he was excellent.
I bought this first book in the series on sale for less than $10, and it was easily my best new discovery of the year. I had never read anything by Kevin Hearne or listened to anything read by Luke Daniels before.
The story is creative and a different twist on all the old mythological stories. I found I liked the characters almost immediately, which for me is the all-important requirement for continuing the series. After listening to the first book, I immediately bought the other two. I listened to the series over the course of about 3 weeks during my commute, and I found I was looking forward to getting into the car!
Luke Daniels does a very good job reading. His voices are always distinct and varied enough that you never have trouble telling who is speaking. Atticus's dog is actually the comedian to Atticus's straight man in these stories, and Luke does delivers some of the best lines in the book perfectly. He's on my short list of readers who might get me to try a new author just because he's reading the book.
As I'm writing this, the 4th book is due on April 24th. I have a reminder on my calendar to get it for my commute home that day. That's how much I like this series.
The writing in this novel is very simple.
I bought the first three books in the series at the same time because Audible was offering them on sale. It was a false saving as I could not make myself finish the series.
I do believe a young teen would probably enjoy the books but I caution adults to think before purchasing these for themselves. As I said the writing is frustratingly simple and the 'humour' is obvious to the point of being almost patronising.