Great fun, a new world to explore. Atticus is a 2100 year old druid, who has an interesting collection of friends including vampires werewolves and the fae--well, sort of friends, as much as possible with the fae. The characterization in the reading was great.I
My favorite Character was his dog, Oberon--definite comic relief.
Hard to pick one--I think the one with the Widows and the werewolves.
I rarely want to listen all in one sitting
Hounded ranks among the top audiobooks and podcasts that I've listened too. It is certainly shaping up to be my favorite series by far.
Oberron, the lead character's faithful Irish Wolf Hound. The personality given to the dog by the writer is adorable and funny while the voice given by the reader makes it joy every time the dog is actively part of a scene.
I think the voice work, and in particular the attention to different character's voices really makes it a stand out performance. I believe I would enjoy listening to more of his work in the future.
The book made me laugh quite a bit. I enjoyed the mix of culture and comparative religion melded with the story. The author paints such a vivid world that I would enjoy living in it were it not for all the spooky bastards already residing there.
This series is a buy in my book.
A unique twist on fantasy with intelligent and funny characters.
The scenes with Oberon the dog are the best. His insight into humans is revealing filled with humor.
He is wonderful at creating voices that really bring the characters to life.
Yes!! The narrator did a wonderful job and I especially loved the dog.
The conversations with the dog
Book was great listening to for my first audio book. It was done way too quickly! I enjoyed the story in the modern day and it had some good humor in it. There wasn't a whole lot of action so I can see why some reviews say boring, but I found myself listening to it whenever I had the chance. Would recommend to anyone.
Mom of 3 saved by her audiobook addiction!
I love this series. I'm not sure what prompted me to pick it up but I am certainly addicted, and really enjoy the characters, and their progression. It is a great, growing story, and the blend of culture, history, and magic is fantastic.
The narrator. Luke Daniels brought the characters to life and filled them with humor. Narrators can make or break an audio series for me. If I'm not hooked in the first book then I'm not going to listen to the next. I'm definitely getting book 2.
Dresden Files. Same genre, similar characters.
Oberon - that dog made me laugh out loud!
Never underestimate a druid.
Laughing out loud while driving. Never have I enjoyed listening to a book more than this one.
This book (series) is a stand-alone.
Oberon, he deserves all the treats and belly-rubs.
Luke Daniels has done an excellant job of narration. I am amazed that he capatured all the dialects
I had been searching for a book as entertaining as the Dresden files for months. This book far surpasses my expectations.( I was losing hope)
The characters are built extremely well, and the flow of the story is beautiful. I think the art of the narrator definitely increases the potency of the story.
yes, I wanted to listen to this straight through although I gobbled it up in today's.
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.