Kevin Hearne writes a pretty entertaining story here with creative use of the ancient gods of many cultures. The interaction between the main character and his pet wolf hound is really funny. Oberon was my favorite character.
I have only two complaints: the performance - the narrator could not pronounce 90% of the foreign words in the book (and there were quite a few). It was very distracting. Otherwise his reading was fine, a little dull, but fine. My second issue was with the author's reliance on tired and hackneyed stoner jokes and trite description of the goddess Morrigan as looking like a Victoria's Secret model. Really? She is the Irish goddess of goddess of battle, strife, and fertility, I just cannot picture her as emaciated with fake breasts.
Overall, a good read but the author needs to work on making his character sound more like a 2,000 year old druid and less like the ASU frat boys he often pokes fun at.
The descriptive storyline with a fresh take on the fantasy genre (from my experience anyway), the humour and the narration by Luke Daniels with the voices really pulled me in.
I'm not sure if it was the narration or the characters but for me this was good story potential poorly executed. I won't go any farther into the series.
Fun Breezy Engaging
He did a great job bringing out the characters with this voice, both male and female.
Good story, good premise, I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Wished it had gone on longer - only eight hours of listening enjoyment for my credit.
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!