I love reading books, I never thought I'd enjoy audio books like the one I downloaded!
I never owned an audible book before but I have listened to TED talks while working on my spreadsheets (does that count as an audible?). Anyway, the Iron Druid was the best companion ever during the tiring end of the year when deadlines left me too tired to read. This ebook was a good companion while I was relaxing. I had it playing in a Kindle and my daughter sat near me and we shared the experience of being read to.
I love the way Luke Daniels lent his voice and cadence to each character's words. I went through a lot of audibles and chose the one with his voice because it's his voice and his easy-going style that made it easy to understand.
When I read books, I often fall asleep. With the Iron Druid, I made sure I didn't miss out on the action and stayed wide awake.
I stumbled on these books and bought the first because it was on sale. I listened to a 1/4 of the book before running back to buy the other two. They are well written, funny, have great characters and frankly just a sheer joy to listen to. The narrator is fabulous but he has great material to work with. I have to say that Oberon, the dog, is my favourite, although Atticus is a close second. The easy relationship and banter between Atticus and Oberon makes the characterization in these books sing. I'm a lover of myth and history and Hearne has woven both seamlessly into his well written story.
I would listen again. It not for the great story then just to here the voice and toughts of a Irish wolf hound. Love it
The dog voice
I would buy it again if I had the chance.
Reader was great for this book. I enjoyed this book because it was fast paced and easy to listen to. I like the idea the main character is immortal because I will definitely listen to the next book in the series.
This series of books concernning the last remaining druid is great. I love reading all books concerning different myths. This series utilize the Celtic mythos. If you love Riodan's books with Percy Jackson and the Kane children. Then you will love this book. I grew up reading fantasy. I had noticed that true fantasy has fallen to wayside, as Urban fantasy has gain in popularity. This book is the reason Urban fantasy has grown. The greatest part of the whole series are the interaction between the druid and his wolfhound!! The author has a winner series here along the lines of Harry Dresden, and I look forward to more books!
Good easy-listening fantasy. I bought the book based on the fab reviews, and while I wasn't bowled over, it grew on me. I think I'm a little old to be swayed by Atticus' hip-dude charms, but Daniels' narration is spot on and enjoyable. I'll order the next in the series.
I've tried a number of books that feature modern witches, vampires, etc. and usually find them too goofy or too harsh or unbelievable and stop reading partway through, but this I really enjoyed. The central character is a 2000-year-old Druid who looks and sounds like a thoughtful young man. He has had to be clever and resourceful keeping alive that long, and this book features his toughest challenge yet. It's light in a good way, great writing, great narration. I'm on to the next book in the series...
I would gladly recommend this book to a friend. It was great listening and instantly went out and bought the next one to continue with the story. The person reading is awesome, his voices he used and the tones were great and kept me
The humor, the story itself, the person reading it. Hard to pinpoint just one thing.
If that was the person reading it then excitement, believability and the ability to lose myself totally in the listening instead of growing tired from eyestrain.
A modern Merlin for real??? not sure, I'm lousy with that kind of thing
absolutely would go see it in the movies but not sure that a movie would be as good as the person narrating it made it....
I would listen to this story again and again because it's that good. I know a lot about Celtic myth/legend and am often disappointed because the author messes it up somehow. For instance, they will give grossly incorrect pronunciations for names of Gods/Goddesses, place names, or phrases commonly used in the Gaelic language. In this story, the main character is interesting, but not a pompous ass; the Sidhe are accurately portrayed, and the relationship the main character has to his dog is worth the read alone. The voice performer is right on target each time and the entire feel of the story is not only intriguing, but appropriately entertaining and funny in all the right places. This is a great read (listen) and I would recommend it to anyone regardless of genre preference.
The way the supernatural characters were portrayed, and the main character's outlook/point of view.
This story makes True Blood seem stale.
I really enjoyed this book (and I'm enjoying the 2nd one as well).
The story grabbed me from the start, the characters were interesting and, on occasion, I actually laughed out loud at some of the dialog.
I also really like the performance. Mr. Daniels does a great job of bringing the characters to life. I'll definitely look for other book narrated by him.