Kevin Hearne has an amazing talent that would make reading his books a blast. His way with words and descriptive acuity are wonderful on their own. But bringing in an equally talented reader is what really makes this experience one that I didn't want to end. Luke Daniels *gets* these characters, I think (I hope!) in the way that Hearne wants his readers to get them.
Going with series rather than books, and am going to jump on the Dresden bandwagon.
timing. tone. Luke Daniels takes writing that would already captivate me and brings it to a place where I'm making my husband stop what he's doing so he can listen. (He laughs, too.) Luke has an appreciation for the characters and it develops through the series. He's become the voice of the series, so hopefully we'll have continuity.
I lost count of how many times this book had me laughing out loud. And in the middle of, say, Trader Joes on a Satuday afternoon, do not doubt that this earned me some funny looks!
This book, this series (four books so far), on Audible is an amazing combination of a talented, funny, intelligent writer and a reader who has the talent and skill and ability to bring the characters to life. Well, well worth the credit or money and time.
Many times. The narrator, Luck Daniels, was made for this. He is incredible.
His change in voice made this a real treat. His voice alone made me laugh and smile so many times.
A great story with a couple laugh out loud moments. If you enjoy fantasy at all its in there.
Tied in all the mythologies with the fantasies and created a bit of greatest warrior.
It made me look forward to my commute.
Didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Luke Daniels gave an outstanding performance on this novel. At times I found myself bursting out loud with laughter. Great wit and great fun....can't wait to get to book 2.
A fun book with a interesting twist on the usual fantasy genre. A Celtic pantheon was an education. Placing it in a modern context, with humor made this a joy.
It was great listening to this. The sarcastic lead character takes his business seriously while protecting his friends and poking fun at hypocrisy and the idiosyncratic behaviour of us all. .
I enjoyed the fun aspects embedded within a serious and complex story.
Listening to the book we can learn how to pronounce Tuatha Da Dannon as well as the names of other Irish gods and some of the gods from other religions
A Christian, Husband, & Geek - in that order!!
Luke Daniels does a great job in the book. The story was good all around, but if I had to give it a fault it is that the story goes on building, then the book ends quickly. Now ifyou know that this book has multiple parts that is not that big of deal. So If you want the full story listen the the whole series.
Certain ones, yes. Friends that enjoy magic and action.
The Iron Druid, duh...
No, but I enjoyed it.
The whole series was great fun and I look forward to the next book coming in Nov. '12.
Great action and mythology
What I liked best about Hounded was the rich assortment of characters. The interactions between the protagonist and his side kick and the Widow are absolutely hilarious!
Luke Daniel does a great job of switching characters believably. He goes from the main character to a dog voice and then to a sexy goddess and it doesn't make you miss a beat that he's a dude doing a women's voice.
If you steal a God's magical sword be prepared to be Hounded.
It could have been longer, but it was well worth reading.
Oberon and the whole story/universe
Luke Daniels does a wonderful job with this series. He handles all the different languages (Gaelic, Polish, Norse) with no trouble. You can tell he's having as much fun reading this as we are listening. I absolutely love his voice for Oberon the Irish Wolfhound.