I would definitely listen to it again and plan on listening to the rest of the series as well.
The main character's interactions with his elderly Irish neighbor lady were usually interesting and at times pretty surprising. Someday I hope to have a friend who would be willing to help me bury a body if needed. ;)
I was initially put off by his choice of voice for the dog... but it grew on me. It was very distinctive and added a lot of flavor to the scenes he was in.
Great pace. It just loped along.
The narration is easier on the eyes, but the tone was a bit monotonous at times, which robbed the story of its full impact, in places.
This book will not end up on a great books list in the next century but it is a fun ride. Just a nice story that does not take itself too seriously. His telepathic communication with his dog is hilarious. Easily as good as any other popular author. I will probably read the whole series but not be in a great hurry. Literary candy...
This is an enjoyable, energetic series with all the fun magical characters in a modern setting. It is the rare audiobook i carry into the house with me after my commute, but i kept on listening at home and would have been sad to reach the end if i had not already purchased and downloaded the next two books in the series.
What really makes this such a treat is Luke Daniels' narration. His characters are colorful and unique, his accents are fantastic, and the real test for me is his reading of the numerous FEMALE parts. I hate when men try to do women and end up with that insipid, distracting, and what comes off as insulting attempt at a high, weak sounding Tootsie impersonation. Mr. Daniels totally rocks it, so much so that I forget a man is reading the part. Each voice is distinct enough to keep characters straight, and who doesn't fall in love with Oberon, the Irish Wolfhound? So fun. Get this book! Worth not only the credit, but the full price as well.
This was a great listen. Light and very entertaining. Oberon, the Irish Wolf Hound is by far my favorite character. The narrator did a very good job esp with Oberon.
Finally, a fantasy series that doesn't take itself too seriously. The action will keep you turning the pages, with a smartass modern reference to Star Wars periodically to make you laugh out loud. Oberon the dog needs a nomination for best written dog character ever. I haven't looked at my own dog recently without imagining Oberon's excited voice and one track comments coming out of his mouth. Luke Daniels does an outstanding job with the different accents and characters. This series makes me want to plan long car trips so I'll have time to listen!
This book was among the better fantasy books I've listened to, good story and not a romance.
I haven't listened to this reader before but I thought he interpreted the character quite well. His voices for the other characters were also good, especially the dog. Loved the dog!
Overall, I enjoyed this book enough to look for others in the series.
The performer was great and the story was unique. It made me want to buy the next one! Wish it were longer...
I just finished all three of the books in this series, and, I have to say, I flew through them. The stories contain just the right mix of humor and message (think the ethics of keeping the earth) with a deft dash of sarcasm and sex to keep things moving.
Not on the list of classics, but such a good way to listen as you drive -- I want the next installment soon!!
His voice was varied and subtle, and he handled the various accents well. But how could I not also mention his interpretation of
No, because I didn't want it to end too soon!
Thanks and let's get that Book 4 on its way.
Only be cause Luke Daniels really captured the characters' essence.
Waking the witch by Kim Harrison is comparable because I love the supporting characters as much as the main character. It's a fun and exciting read as well.
The fun of Oberon's chatter just can't be captured by ink.
I loved the whole thing.