I liked the dog and Luke did a great job reading him.
Nothing extreme but I enjoyed it throughout.
A little short.
Barely. The story is reminiscent of the Dresden Files, except with several flaws. The main character is a modern day druid who's been alive for 21 cemeteries. He encounters several goddesses, and in James Bond fashion sleeps with or almost sleeps with all of them. Furthermore, all his fights are extremely anticlimactic and short.
The only thing that saves the book is his dog, who has some hysterical lines. Beyond that, the book is good if you have nothing else, but don't go out of your way.
It never feels like the character is ever truly threatened. That should change. The other sporting characters need more depth too, particularly the lawyers.
The narrator sounded... Young, I think is the best way to put it. Not bad. He did very good with accents and the dog's voice. A decent but not exceptional narrator.
No. unless the special effects were amazing.
I've been thinking of the Dresden files series during this review, because it certainly feels like the author is trying to capture that same feel.
The first book of the Dresden Files was rough. But it was better than this. The author had his biggest problem with the threat. The character never felt so much threatened as inconvenienced. Further, the sexual energy between the main character and every goddess he met was really irritating. Bond and Kirk could get away with it, but this character just didn't seem suave enough.
I did enjoy the world he set up, and the dog (and widow) had great lines, so I may give a second book a shot, but I won't be going out of my way either.
The books in this series are not long-- 6 or7 hours-- but every minute is a joy. Interesting, funny, great blend of ancient druid in modern setting. And I love the Irish Wolfhound. He is fantastic and he is voiced perfectly. If you love fantasy, you will love these books. Get all three in the series!!
Get ready to meet the last Druid… I hardly ever leave reviews but this audio book series is Absolutely Awesome! If you have even a passing interest in the Fantasy genre I highly recommend this series. If you’re a diehard Fantasy fan (like me) I think you’ll love it. I devoured the first three books in the series (in a few days) and I am eagerly awaiting the 4th book.
An interesting and intricate story based on Celtic mythology, with fast paced action and intriguing characters. The narrator did an excellent job with both male and female characters, and a hysterically funny Irish wolfhound.
Absolutely. Looking forward to the next in the series.
No. But I will be looking at more of his work.
Not really, pretty even throughout.
Hunter, Fisherman, Free Diver and SailorFavorite Authors: Peter F HamiltonThor HeyrdahlMichael ConnellySteven HawkingBill Brys
me wanting more.
A Very punchy story that kept me interested to the end
It's a one off concept and a story on it's own
First time I heard Luke read...and am looking for more of his work
Absolutely...and that's exactly what I did
It's a real shame there are only three books in the series
This story is well read and enjoyable
Interesting story with lots of popular culture references
Hounded is one of those stories that you start listening to while making dinner and then end up staying all night because you can't bear to turn it off. I resisted buying the title for several months because the glossy cover and targeted marketing made me dismiss it as 'just another vampire and werewolf series'...but it is DEFINITELY NOT. The historical research is well-done and integrated with up-to-the-moment pop culture references. Who knows if it'll still be as good in 10 years (though I like to think that LOL cats are timeless) but it's a great modern read. My only critique is that it's relatively short and there are only three books...I can't wait for the next one, coming soon.
I love a good fantasy novel, with elements of myth, mystery, magic and mayhem, and this book provides them all. On the premise that the gods are real - yes, ALL of them - and likely to drop in for fruit smoothies at any time that suits them, Kevin Hearne brings lightness, energy, and interest to a narrative that had me from the first thing the dog said. Yup, talking dog. Definitely one of the best characters, but the hero character is also engaging, even if he is a little old for me at two thousand plus
Well, I liked the Morrigan, the Widow, the Hero, and the Apprentice.But I loved the dog Oberon best of all.
Best scene goes to the Epilogue, with Oberon's reward/s - can't say more without Spoiling! Landscaping the Widow's yard also a fine scene.
I don't yet have the kind of connection with the characters that I get from, say, Terry Pratchett, where the lightness of touch is coupled with a real depth. I don't feel it's necessary, for this series, but I fully expect it to develop as the series lengthens, and the author brings more to the characters.
Recommended for anyone who loves a range of mythologies, enjoys a lighthearted approach to those myths, loves dogs or the Irish, and prefers stories that are on the whole upbeat.
Definitely. Great story line, great characters, humour. Love the characters and the way the author has incorporated modern life and laso mythology. I initially thought it was going to be too detailed as early on there is detailed explanation for things, but soon forgot about this and got engrossed in story and didn't notice this again.
Very clever and very addictive. I fall in love with Oberon and couldn't wait for next book.
I have recently been reading Jeanne Stein's series and think these are slightly similar in regards to weaving different fantasy characters together, however Kevin Hearne has a broader focus given the mythology and history he explores/includes.
Oberon! i love his wit and humour and the way he talks. Is fabulous. Narrator is brilliant.
I have listened to all three books in this series now and was devastated when the last one ended. Can not wait until Tricked so the saga continues. Definitely recommend this series as a brilliant listen, great escapism and educating and entertaining view of druidsm and the old world.