I had just finished the Dresden Chronicles and was hoping to find another storyline with as much fun and excitement -- I didn't really have much hope that the narrator would equal James Marsters. LUKE DANIELS ROCKS!!! and after listening to 'Hounded' I am now firmly hooked on the Iron Druid Chronicles!!!
The characters are so full and wonderfully detailed that I cannot get enough!! (I have become such a fan of Oberon -- the Irish Wolfhound...and his most delightful personality!!). I am about half way through 'Hammered' and eagerly anticipate the next volume!
Oh, seems I nearly forgot props for Kevin Hearne: KEVIN HEARNE ROCKS, too!!!!! Thanks for a most enjoyable listen (and do NOT let Luke get away from doing the narrations!!!)
I love a book thats just left of normal. I believe the greatest books have plot lines that intersect and eventually connect.
The Iron Druid Chronicles are a fun series with a lot of folklore that brings the [somewhat] tired genre to life. That is if you can get passed the abundance of blatantly unnecessary expletives.Its an imaginative series that takes all Gods in stride and introduces you to everyone from an ancient Idian witch to Jesus Christ, from an ancient and powerful vampire to the Norse Thunder God Thor.Some characters will make you struggle thorugh scenes, like the consistantly out of place idiot dog, but over all its a fun lively bunch.
The Morrigan is a character you'd love to meet in person. She's a death goddess with a heart of gold thats been wrapped in a thick layer of coal. Be careful or that coal will ignite and incinerate you before you reach the gold ;-)
Luke Daniels does an excellent job with all of the characters. Atticus is a winner.
This is book 1 of 4 (so far). I've read the first 3 and once I'm ready for the next round of expletives I'll be onto 4.
The audio version is a great way to pull reluctant readers into the world of fiction.
All the characters in the story are enjoyable, but I am particularly fond of Oberon, the Irish Wolfhound.
Hearing a young man's voice read the first person narrative of a young male character gives the story a little more verisimilitude.
A grudge with a god will dog you forever.
This is a fantastic series. I've been recommending it to just about everyone I know.
I'm a Joyful Vegan/Artist-Photographer who has become passionately addicted to Audible.
I love the concept of this fantasy hero has the wisdom of a 2000 year old man who is conversant with modern technology
I haven't read another book that I blew through so fast and enjoyed so much.
This is the 1st of Luke Daniel's performances that I've heard and it was brilliant
I'd love to see a film or TV series of this. I'd call it Timeless
None I just loved it, and intend to read the whole series. Thank you Mr Hearme.
This was a really good story... it had me guessing until the end. I enjoyed the characters and felt like they could be real ppl!... And I was laughing almost all the time and pretty much listen to this book in one day!! I will listen to it many more times!!
Great series! Laugh out loud funny! I often listen in my car and wonder what people think when I am laughing and commenting when driving in my car alone! Luke Daniels does a great job with all the character voices- especially Oberon the hound! He is hilarious! Kevin Hearne has got a great series of stories here. You cannot go wrong!
I love the modern day humor used in this series. I frequently find myself thinking "I have to remember to use that one!". This author has me laughing out loud and wanting to go back to listen to all of the books again when I'm done. The narrator does a GREAT job of getting across the emotion and humor as intended or even better than intended by the author.
The main character because of the great dialogue.
Absolutely, this one and each subsequesnt book in the series had me laughing.
This review is for the series in general, as I have listened to all 4 of his books to date.
The concept is perfect. It fits a niche that I don't believe has ever been properly examined and used to the extent that he has. In the world of Atticus O'Sullivan, the world of the Supernatural and Mythological is very real. Every facet of mythology has a place in the universe that he is creating with this series. There is no right belief system, nor wrong one. In this world, all Pantheons exist, from all the worlds belief systems and religions. With this framework that he has created, this series and the authors creativity literally have no boundaries. He can go anywhere he wishes with this series, and I hope to read many many many more iterations of it.
My favorite character, other than the main one Atticus, is Oberon. When things get dark and dismal, he is always there to offer insight, wit and humour. I sometimes find myself wanting more of the banter between Atticus and Oberon, but understand that it is a fine line to tread. Too much and it becomes ineffective as a literary tool, not enough and Oberon disappears into the background.
I am fairly new to the genre of Audiobooks, but have found myself with this economy spending an increasing amount of time on the road, and this is an incredible way to help pass the time. With that said, in the 9 months or so I have been been listening to them, I have listened to roughly 50 or so books. Luke Danials is definitely at the top of his class with his performances. His ability to switch accents, to change tones, even with the ability to alter his voice for female characters, is one of the best I have listened to. His ability to grasp and pronounce difficult phrases, places and languages, just seems to roll off the tongue. I have even found myself searching Audible to find other books that he has narrated, because he is that good.
There are moments across the series where you can feel the weight of the age of Atticus. Where the trials and tribulations of centuries of running, loves lost, and pain. It makes you weigh in on the subject and wonder how the man has continued after all this time. But then he has the ability to turn it all around and show you the beauty and life that ou are surrounded by. A very moving series.
Kevin Hearne is one of my newest, favorite authors. He has an ability to blend items of historical significance, add a dash of facts, a large pinch of mythology, give it a twist of modern day insight, and serve it all up to you on a silver platter. I find myself when reading his books, "getting" exactly what he is saying. His observances on society, government and people as a whole. He also has a rapier wit, an incredible sense of humour, I have actually caught myself laughing out loud at times while listening.
Father, Husband, Business owner. Enjoy the entire Vince Flynn series, and would recommend them to anyone who enjoys action books.
The story moves at a nice pace, and the interaction with the Wolf Hound is so funny. It makes a nice balance. I am looking forward to the other books.
None that I have read.
His voice mixes well with all the characters in the book.
The Great Druid.
Kevin Daniels style of writing is captivating. I couldn't put it down
Luke Daniels was able to make all of the characters come alive - even the dog :)
I can't wait for the next book