If you like "The Dresden Files" then you will probibly like this one. Less gritty and noir than Dresden, but the same idea. AND Oberon! As another reviewer mentioned talking animals can go horribly horribly wrong. Not so in this case. This one is written very well, caused me several spit takes and strange looks as I laughed out loud while listening on earphones.
The main character can seem a bit flat at times but that is common in the first book in a series. The book is not a deep philosphical treatse it is a light fun Fantasy novel set in the modern day, like Urban Shaman.
A fun and light read for the weekend.
I cant say enough about this book... I thought it was innovative and very well done!!!
I am not sure what else to say.. I could go on and on... but truly it would take weeks ... my husband and I really enjoyed listening to this book
I like urban fantasy and this one is great. Love the narrator and his Oberon voice. Enough subtle humor to make it a pleasure to listen to.
This book took me a little while to get into, but when I did, I was hooked. I am an eclectic reader, but avoid romance and was pleased to find this one did not fall into the thinly disguised romance that a lot of this type of fiction has generated. I think the characters could be fleshed out a little more, hopefully this will be so with upcoming books. Plot was a little thin in spots but still an enjoyable read. The performer does not do accents well, but I did not really mind. His portrayal of a dog was humorous to me. I wish you a pleasant few hours listen.
A fine read with wit and humor. The side conversation with the dog provides some of the best lines in the book. This is light reading with an excellent narration. The mythology is well researched even with the occasional cheap shot at Thor. I thought the lawyers were well and properly portrayed.
I'm not a fan of urban fantasy but I liked this one! The main character is a pleasant guy with its strengths and weaknesses and there's a batch of Celtic gods and goddesses which happen to take a trip to Arizona...
I liked the reading and particularly the way Luke Daniels makes Oberon sound : with an immediacy which allows to feel the lack of reflection in the dog - no second thoughts here.
And that dog is hilarious. I'll have to track down the passage about Mary Poppins turning to the dark side of the Force! it's worth its weight in gold.
Their relation is very sweet. One can feel Oberon is the only character which Atticus feels really attached to after all these centuries of existence.
Its a wonderful tale.
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