I would listen to this story again and again because it's that good. I know a lot about Celtic myth/legend and am often disappointed because the author messes it up somehow. For instance, they will give grossly incorrect pronunciations for names of Gods/Goddesses, place names, or phrases commonly used in the Gaelic language. In this story, the main character is interesting, but not a pompous ass; the Sidhe are accurately portrayed, and the relationship the main character has to his dog is worth the read alone. The voice performer is right on target each time and the entire feel of the story is not only intriguing, but appropriately entertaining and funny in all the right places. This is a great read (listen) and I would recommend it to anyone regardless of genre preference.
The way the supernatural characters were portrayed, and the main character's outlook/point of view.
This story makes True Blood seem stale.
I really enjoyed this book (and I'm enjoying the 2nd one as well).
The story grabbed me from the start, the characters were interesting and, on occasion, I actually laughed out loud at some of the dialog.
I also really like the performance. Mr. Daniels does a great job of bringing the characters to life. I'll definitely look for other book narrated by him.
I was looking for something different besides the mystery/thriller/espionage that I usually read and after reading some reviews I decided to download this book and I was not sorry! I loved the characters and the story. It had both humor and suspense and by humor I mean laugh out loud funny! I will be reading the rest of the series and maybe anything else by this author. Also to be noted, the narration was most excellent including all the different accents and each different character, above all though, like many others Oberon is my favorite! Get the book, you won't be disappointed...!
I love to read sci-fi and thrillers. Will read anything that gets good reviews. I hear a lot of good books that way.
I will listen to this book many times. it was very funny
Oberon the dog was the best part of the book. Do you ever wonder what a dog thinks?
all of it
how much do you know about the Gods?
Absolutely! It was a very good book. Kept me entertained and intrigued throughout.
Any of the exchanges between Adicus and his dog Oberon. There wasn't a moment between their conversing, that I wasn't laughing out loud!
No, first time for me.
I would speak of it, but it was part of the ending. I wouldn't want to give the story away.
To anyone who likes fantasy stories. Try this one. I promise it won't disappoint!
It is up to you to use your powers for good!
This story is addictive! What a clever tale. The accents and voices were fantastic too. When I do read it in print, I will forever hear Luke Daniels visual painting of my favorite characters, Oberon and the widow. I laughed out loud on several occasions just because of Oberon alone. I know for certain that I would have stumbled over and over again had I tried to read this book in the traditional sense - strange names of gods and celtic references. With an engaging narrator like Luke Daniels I couldn't put it down. Kevin Hearne spins a wonderful yarn and he found (or someone did) the perfect narrator for this work. Can't wait to listen to his next books. Being set in Tempe and other parts of Arizona that I know quite well made it even more entertaining for me. You will love this story and it's delivery!
Yes. Fresh concept for urban fantasy. It is hard to find urban fantasy that is not completely wrapped around vampires and werewolves.
The main character is, of course! But I have to say, I liked the dog too. I can see many listeners on the fence about the dog, but my opinion was he was great comic relief.
Yes. Luke always does a nice job.
I loved the mix of all mythologies together. Essentially they're all true except many have been mis-remembered over time. Also a re-imagined druid main character was something new to me.
The worst part of the book, and it is peppered throughout the entire thing, is his stupid dog. It is a cross between Jarjar Binks and Tex Avery's Willoughby the dog though smarter than both, equally annoying. Always ready to punctuate every scene with his perspective on what just happened. Usually misunderstanding or joking about it. So every somewhat serious thing was either followed by stupidity, a (usually bad) joke, or a Scrappy-Doo style aggression.
My wife and I listened to this while driving around to various relatives for Christmas. Audible is great for this BTW. We kept groaning and looking at each other or replacing Aticus' response to the dog with our own
Yes. Get a few teenie bopper heart throbs and crank up the special effects. Go full Twilight on this one and replace vampires with druids and really every mythology ever.
The story was entertaining and we made it through the whole thing. That damn dog really ruined a good story.
Hounded is a witty fast-paced adventure filled with a mixed bag of mythological characters. The main character Atticus is a down to earth (pun intended!) ancient druid. He's definitely the kind of guy you'd like to share a pint with in a pub, while you laugh yourself silly to the tales he tells you! The humour ranges from ancient celt 'shite Kine' to modern avuncular. You will enjoy this audiobook :)
Lots of good druid info. Enjoy the fey characters. Lots of great humor. I lived where books are located so I know exactly where the author is talking about
The Morrigan in the book shop
Can't wait till the next one.