Made me want to check-out the rest of the series. It was very fun to listen to. The story flows nicely and is filled with action and humor. Luke Daniels' reading is just what this story needs.
This book (and the rest of the chronicles) rates as the best I've listened to. I've looked through my library and thought of the many others over the years but none surpass this experience.
There are so many things! - the plot, it's not predictable unlike so many plots in the written word. The characters are larger than life and I love the way Atticus is so modern and the Gods and other kinds he interacts with are not. The simplicity of the action and the wry humour is delicious, just so delicious. This book will be my favourite go-to when I want to listen to something I can lose myself in.
I can't say enough how good this man is! - based on this performance I will now be working through the 50+ books he's narrated just because he is the narrator! His characters have life and spirit and I fear now that if this series is ever made into movies I'll never watch them for fear of disappointment. For me the characters are those voiced by Luke Daniels.
Hooked on it for sure. The television was off for days and I found myself rushing chores that I couldn't listen to the book as I did them, to reach the time that I could listen. My only solace that I still had two more books to go and the promise of the May release of number four....Yum!
The Cave Girl's Kitchen
Luke Daniels- the narrator and Oberon the Irish Wolfhound.
When Atticus has his ear chewed off- Mostly because if what happens later in Hexed.
He is very animated in his story telling. He is able to do many voices.
I was very surprised how funny this series is.
He captures the idiosyncrasies of the characters, through his voice and intonations. His talking dog is especially funny.
My whole family, aged from 8 to 42 years old, listened to this book on the way to our summer holiday destination. It really made the trip for us. We all totally enjoyed it.
Oh yeah I plan to listen to them all and them go back through the series again.
Yeah I kinda think I did
If you like series like the Dresden Files. You will Love this series
It's hard to compare it to any other genre. While it is technically a fantasy book, it's based in modern times, so it's hard for me to pin this to any specific group. I can only compare it to other books that I could not put down or listen to, like the Hunger Games series. I found myself listening to this book every single chance I could, even if was only to hear the next 3 minutes worth of story.
I see this series goiing on to big fame and even the movies.
So much texture for all of the characters
I haven't read the print version.
when the goddess was having trouble with the blender...when the death goddess was so turned on by his (atticus')defeat of the god angus, she told him she was gonna seduce him on the morrow...and the final paragraph ending with..there are only five? o.m.g.gufffffaww.
never have had the pleasure of listening to one of his performances before and have to applaud his narrative skills, voice characterizations, and would strongly urge you to continue using his services. definitely have him on my list of favorites.
absolutely! I'm not what you would regard as a fan of any one genre, I just enjoy reading a good yarn, from any category. this was/is now one of my favorite books. thoroughly enjoyed the story, the narrator, and especially the irreveverant humor. I love humorous asides and this guy slings them around like confetti. I burst out laughng many times, and using the dog oberon as his vehicle or tool to inject his humour was just too perfect. all in all a perfectly enjoyable entertaining flight into the world of fantasy. the narrators voice characterization of the mental communication between oberon and atticus was at the least, very good. I thought it was just right, personally, even though some had issues with it, and can't imagine a better voice characterization, especially given the implied limits on oberons umm ..mental attainments and his priorites of life.
probably the most remarkable thing about this book are the reviews. I could understand a single star appearing in the reviews of a book that has at its core, lots of twos and threes. not one with 9 out of 10 5 star reviews and then suddenly a 1. this oddity caught my attention immediately so I. read some of the single star reviews...and almost didn't buy the book. the primary reason I went ahead and bought the book was the price. single digits and lots of 5 star reviews combined to convince me to take a chance on the book. I wouldn't have known, of course, what I was missing (and am somewhat...dismayed...that their is that much difference between what is enjoyable and what is not, to disparate readerships. this has taught me a lesson...even when a poor review sounds reasonable...one must consider the possibility that there could be a hidden agenda, either personal or political, at play, and to consider all aspects when deliberating a purchase.) I, now shudder to think, I almost passed this one over ,because of a reasonably worded negative review...
The dialog between Atticus and Oberon had me howling and their relationship touched my heart. I enjoy well spun tales that push the boundaries of how we experience our world. Hearne's tale entertains and the nuggets of wisdom inspire.
While I do not find stories about werewolves and vampires interesting, I found myself tolerating them in this story.
The author gives us an appealing hero, an intriguingly complex background story, a slew of witches, werewolves, vampires, Celtic gods and other interesting secondary characters--and a very funny talking dog. The narrator provides a light, cheerful delivery and all the necessary accents, including "Doggish." Between Hearne and Daniels, the result is a lot of fun to listen to. This is the first in a series and the only one I've listened to, but I would certainly be game for the second one, if not more.