This book put the hooks in for me. I love the fresh way the author embraces multiple myths from multiple religions and cultures to tell his story. A totally new approach and well executed!
I like what the story didn't tell more than what it did. There is so much room for the author to expand on this story it has potential to go on and on and on.
He seems somewhat nonchalant in his narration during what I would consider a high stress time. I had trouble deciding weather the situation was actually as dire as the author intended. Don't get me wrong though, all in all I feel he DID do an excellent job!
The book is too short. I guess i just love long reads. In my mind, all 3 books could be put together to make the first book in a great series!
I liked the story right away but wasn't to sure of the reader, but the more I listened to it the more I liked the reader. I thought this was a great fantasy read. The main character is great a modern day druid through and through. It's a fun and lively time I highly recommend it.
The druid and of course his friend and pet.
Both I and my sixteen-year-old son loved this book. We listened together in the car and laughed out loud in many places. The narrator's character voices and inflections are great. I love Oberon the wolfhound! There are many recent/current pop culture references in this book, which I think some readers may miss. We were listening to it on a road trip and had to download the second book immediately when we were done because we wanted more.
I highly recommend this book and series! The characters jump off the pages for you! A face paced extremely entertaining story line combining so many different mythological beings that you can't put the story down!
Luke Daniels brought this story to life for me. LOVED his narration of this series! He enhanced an extremely well written story with his rendition!
Hounded (as well as Hexed and Hammered) were amazing books! A few months ago I put a few things in my wishlist, and when I finally went through it at least half of the books were narrated by Luke Daniels, and I'm glad for it. He's wonderful! Not only does he smoothly voice Atticus but he brings to life each of the main characters masterfully. The writing was keen, funny, had just enough details and action, and kept me coming for more (all three books worth!). I highly recommend this (and the other two) novels to anyone who like a bit of harder-campy-type fun with action and a bit of mythical adventure.
Amazing, funny, quick-witted writing in all aspects.
Leaf was the best, mainly because of the writing, but he does such a wonderful job (even) on a secondary character.
YES! Each book in the series too. I can't wait for more!
I don't delve into stories this deeply but it's hard to wait for more. Wonderful book.
Avid Biker - RAGBRAI rules
The book presumes too much by introducing fantastical elements that make it impossible to take seriously. Teenagers may like it but it is not written for mature readers.
It just needs more gritty reality and less of the overly-fantastic.
Witty., Mythical, Thrilling
Irish wolf hound- He had the best lines. He was funny, and very smart!
Very much so. I usually do not like male narrator's, but Luke makes the book irresistable.
Very much so.
I listen to books while I am at work. And I enjoyed this action packed book so much that I listened to it the way home, when I walked in my front door, while I made dinner, and so on. It was a worth while book! A five star!!! I will listen to it again, and again, and again!
This one has a lot to offer. It is a humorous monster story that isn't silly or stupid - just has a kind of pleasant clean humor that makes you laugh. Lots of fun, and the narrator is fantastic.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the story, which was original and humourous, and the narration. The words and delivery of the thoughts of Oberon (the Irish wolfhound) had me chuckling in the middle of a crowded train! A definite keeper, and looking forward to the rest of the series.
I would say it ranks at about mid level.
The most interesting was by far the authors take on druidic mythology. The least interesting where the side stories that lead the protagonist to the final conclusion.
No I have not.
I dont think there could be any better name for it then Hounded, it just describes everything perfectly.
This is an easy listening story that does not involve a lot of thinking. The plot is by no means complicated but its not razor thin either. For those who have enjoyed stories like Urban Shaman or The Dresden Files this will be a great listen, although simplistic. I would like to add that in the second novel the writers talents greatly improved.