This book is a refreshing fantasy story for one who is worn out from exhausting, multi-arc epics. One need not keep track of 3, 4, or 5+ story arcs like one might find in George R. R. Martin's or Tolkien's epics. Very refreshing to hear a tale that does not get convoluted or become a quagmire of details one must keep track of.
The book is narrated well. Some listeners might not appreciate the narrator's accent or snarky sound, but I say that it parallels the narration found in the Dresden novels.
The book combines pantheons and mythos similar to the Dresden universe, by far my favorite (new found) way to present high fantasy instead of a singular pantheon/mythos setting.
This is a great series,really fun read.The talking dog could have been left out.but reccomend this series.
I did not read the print version, but I loved Luke Daniels voice, inflection, and....we everything... I think he added as much to the book as the story itself.
I can't pick one thing. I love the characters, the unfolding of the story, the action, and the humor.
They are all equally amazing. After listening to this story, I actually go out of my way to select stories he narrates.
I laughed a lot, was tense, and very emotionally invested in the ride (it's a ride more than a read)
I listen to audiobooks when I'm in the car. This series is my only exception -- I actually carry it around with me and listen to it everywhere because I can't walk away from it.
Interesting characters, frequent action and adequate history combine to pull the reader/listener in. The current-day Arizona setting is novel for fantasy. Hearne is really funny, but he can also capture a poignant moment, lending the book a touch of gravity that I wasn't expecting and found pleasantly surprising. I devoured this one and went straight through the remaining 3!
Yes, I would listen to Hounded again. It was a very good story, and there were parts that just cracked me up. I really enjoyed Oberon.
I am not sure which book I might compare this to, but I loved that the setting was present time with th traditions, gods and creatures from history.
I liked Atticus, but I loved Oberon. I felt like Luke Daniels did an amazing job narrating this story.
I loved the relationship between Atticus and Oberon.
Just very entertaining.
This was a truly unique book. Loved the main character, and his dog. Interesting combination of druids, Greek and Roman Gods, wherewolves, vampire (minor character) and witches... in a totally modern setting. I'm looking forward to the next one of the series.
Haven't read the printed version, but I couldn't imaged the story not being told by Luke Daniels. He gives the characters life.
the introduction of the Irish mythology. We get stories about Geek, Norse and Egyptian mythology very often so I found it refreshing to hear about the Irish. I also like the way the story incorporate the different mythology into one world.
oh! so many it's hard to choose. the dog scenes is of cause very good and for some reason the scene with a naked Morrigan and the two dudes from the college always pops into my head when i think of this book. "Tonight I'm going to eat their hearts!!" (or something like that)
laugh! There is so many funny scenes that you can't help but laugh and the rest of the time you just sit with a smile on your face.
I found this book by share luck or with a little help from audible. The book with on sale as part of the first of a series deal. I was flipping thru. the books and though hmm.. something about a druid in modern time hmm might be something for me. I'm so glad I tried it. book 2 and 3 was just as good if not better and the 4th is on it's way and I can't wait.
It had great ptoential and was all around a solid book
The dog was awsome
When the dog got poodles and said
The final battle was great till the simple kill.
No, I rarely listen to books more than once.
It seemed a natural conclusion to the story. Nothing earth-shattering. More like the end of an episode if this were a tv show.
This is a fun read, good for a road trip when you don't want anything heavy to think about or pay attention to. The characters are entertaining, if a bit contrived. The narrator does a decent job of differentiating voices, and I swear Oberon is by far the best.