One of my favorite audiobooks of all time. A great urban fantasy. Very funny, great action, and a great group of characters. Please read this so I am not so lonely in my fandom. Spread the word, the iron druid chronicles is awesome!
Wouldn't know. I don't have time to read print books.
Oberon - the dog - an EXCELLENT character and an even better narration of his voice.
This is a first.
You can learn a lot in 2000 years.
I'm not usually much into the whole supernatural culture thing but I have found a few series (Dresden, Charlie Davidson, Black Dagger Brotherhood - the early books) where the story itself is good enough to make the supernatural stuff plausible. Surprisingly, this one was as well! I am always on the lookout for another good series and I have to admit that I enjoyed this one a lot more than I expected.
It is worth a listen just for the dog. Oberon is a gem and the narration of his voice is hilarious. I will definitely be listening to more of these.
I purchased this book in one of the "buy 2 books with 1 credit" sales and this was the book I choose to go with the book I really wanted. It turns out that I enjoyed this "free" book so much more than I had anticipated. I often use the sales to try out new authors, and I was certainly not disappointed by my choice this time.
I loved this book! Although I have not purchased the other books in the series "The Iron Druid Chronicles", I intend to do so in the future. I was very impressed by Kevin Hearne's writing, as well as the excellent narration by Luke Daniels.
Some of my favorite humorous segments involve Atticus, the druid, and his Irish Wolfhound, Oberon. One of Atticus's talents is the ability to "mind-speak" with his dog and the conversations between them are hilarious. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed those parts so much I have gone back and listened to them numorous times.
I don't think you will be disappointed if you purchase this book. I highly reccomend it.
Kevin Hearne made a modern-day novel about magic and monsters that actually comes across as believable. The Iron Druid's ability to be both aloof and caring about something at the same time is extremely amusing. He loves his dog and cherishes chilling on the front porch with a little the old lady down the street. He's not bothered by innocent people who ignorantly walk into death when they are disrespectful or have a bad attitude, but he tries to make sure that their deaths don't get him in trouble with the law. I was very pleased with the writing and the characters.
Luke Daniels did a great job of narrating. His accents are well performed, which is where a lot of narrators tend to fall short in my experience. I do think that Oberon's voice (the dog) could've used a bit more intelligence in some scenes, as it didn't always match with the ideas the dog was conveying later on, but it's an understandable voice for him if the narrator hadn't read the full book before choosing it and the rest of the narration was very good, so I let it slide.
All in all, from the delight I obtained in this novel, I'm already to pick up the sequel when my next Audible credit comes in.
Everything. The characters, the narration, all of it.
Yes, he is fantastic
Laughter is high on the lists
I highly recommend this series and anything the narrator has done.
Yes!,Luke Daniels deserves a raise for his contribution to All the Audio book reads he has Done. To be honest I only visually read some of the book & decided to just Remeber the Audio versions rewards,& continued on.
Oberon,Aticus's Logic & Diplomacy.Too many to remember!
All of them!
Looking (with Great anticipation!), for "Tricked",to come out!
This is my second favorite adventure/magical/humor book that I've listened to this year, second only to Christopher Moore's "Lamb" (only because Lamb made me laugh AND cry).
Once the story starts, the action jumps out at you and never really slows down. You get just enough of a breather to appreciate the virtues of a fine glass of Irish whiskey or sitting on a rocking chair with a friendly neighbor before the next Hell-acious calamity is breaking down or melting the door. The pacing was great, and the narrator kept me right at the edge of my seat the whole time. On the flip side of the action was the humor that kept just the right edge of sarcasm and wit without being corny or over the top.
I won't say that I have a favorite scene, however, I will say that Oberon is definitely my favorite character. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that as a confirmed cat person, Oberon won my heart and made me wish I had an Irish Wolfhound too.
There were lots of "catch your breath" moments and just as many chuckles. This isn't your touchy-feely romance novel disguised as a mystical adventure. This is a pure hold-onto-your-girdle magiky, fun, romp in the burning desert. I finished listening to the novel today, and I've already downloaded book 2 to start tomorrow. If #2 is half as good as #1, then I will be a happy little commuter for another week.
I enjoy, epic and modern fantasy, science fiction, business, historical mystery, and technology books. Fav. series: Game of Thrones, Vampire Earth, Dresden, Iron Druid, Falco mysteries, Chris Anderson titles, Peaceful Warrior, and the Way of Kings (and more, of course;)
Well-rounded, engaging characters with a unique concept. The individual stories are strong with a steadily building story arc throughout the series. Lots of fun moments & excellent narration with a range of characters (men, women, gods, monsters, and a dog!)
Who wouldn't want to read about a world in which everybody thinks Thor is a jerk!
Funny, entertaining, Depth
It is a different approach, refreshing. my wife and I laughed a lot but the story has a surprising amount of depth as well.
I can't even begin to say hot great this book was. Not only was the story entertaining and well thought out, but the conversations were hilarious. The characters were good, the villains sufficiently evil.
My only caution to those who are just starting out, learn some things about druids and mythology before you start or some of the characters won't make much sense to you.
My only complaint is that this book would have been nice to be much longer.