I found the writer very humorous and the narrator entertaining. The voices were executed appropriately for all characters. I appreciate the time the writer took to explain the world the he was creating it was well balanced and structured. Glad this didn’t turn out to be a Romance Urban Fantasy! The Fight scenes kick ass! Can’t wait for the next book, get into this series you won’t regret it
Generally I am not a big fan of this genre, but with all the good reviews I thought I would give it a try and am really glad I did. I just finished the third book in the series and can't wait for the next one! Of course the listener must be willing to suspend disbelief as is true with all books of this type, however Hearne at least supplies a thread of logic to the"unbelievable" and always answers the questions which pop into a listener's mind when he asks you to suspend disbelief. In addition, the author writes with a great sense of humor and is adept at creating well developed three dimensional characters, some questionable and some very likable such as Oberon who is my favorite, as well as some very wicked and malevolent ones who sufficiently challenge the talents of the main character of the book. On top of all this, Luke Daniels does an outstanding job of audio performance with his polished accents and his amusing rendition of Oberon. My only complaint is that the books are just too darn short!
I love the genre, so going into this I had high hopes. Kevin Hearne did not disappoint me one bit! The story was an easy enough to follow but still had enough "depth" to keep my interest perked! Luke Daniels does a great job in narrating a fun, fast story! Love it, bring on the next book, oh and how 'bout a screen play, this book screams movie!
This is an excellent debut novel by the Author. This novel is original, witty and has extremely likable characters. Keep an eye out for Kevin Hearne (author of Hounded) he's an up and coming writer!!
downloaded this on a whim and I am so happy I did... not finished yet, but the narrator is fantastic and the story line is just the right mix of serious (and bloody) action and comedic relief. download... you will not be disappointed!
Hounded is an excellent fantasy story woven in the modern world. The writing is visual and there are many memorable characters. The narrators voice was a perfect fit for the character. His sometimes stumbling accents, when reading other characters, made it more enjoyable. The occasional campy humor and impossible situations added to it too.
Being a Harry Dresden fan I really enjoyed "Hounded" and found the similarities and differences in the worlds of these two series to be interesting. I love the characters, especially that of Oberon which had me chuckling aloud every now and then. Like others have commented, my only reservation was that I wish the book had been longer because it's one of those where you're not ready for it to end. I'm off to get the next in the series and will hope to see more.