I haven't read a print version of the first book in the series. In general, the narration of the book is superb. Luke Daniels can voice many characters so differently that you forget it's a singular narrator (something that can reduce the enjoyability in the hands of a less-capable narrator) One thing that you miss in the audiobook is the spelling of the ancient celtic words, but I only noticed that when I read the 3rd book in the series.
The protagonist, Atticus (his modern name) is definitely a fascinating character with druidic powers that, in Hearne's universe, make a great deal of sense. He and the universe are strong enough that I've gone all in and am currently finishing up the 8th (and currently final) book. Oberon, the Irish Wolfhound, is a great sidekick/comic relief. I love Daniel's performance of Oberon.
Yes, Luke Daniels is The Man. I noticed that the performer of another favorite series (Off To Be the Wizard, by Scott Meyer) was the same, but the voices were different enough that it wasn't instant recognition. The Iron Druid series has more characters, and so I'm sure it's pushing his boundaries doing soooo many accents and characters. Here in book one, I enjoyed every voice, so I'd say this one he's at his best.
Yes, if I were to have that many hours available, this is one I would listen in one setting. I was captivated, listening to it even during gym workouts, even though I generally prefer music at the gym.
If you think you would enjoy a modern fantasy, in a world where magic might actually exist, you'll like this. It's clever writing by an author who clearly does his research and can craft an enjoyable story and universe. I would be tremendously happy to see this brought to life as a show or movie. (Are you listening, NetFlix, Amazon or HBO?)
Honestly one of the best books I have listened to in a long while. The narrator did an amazing job portraying the characters. Highly recommended.
pretty great. entertaining, engaging, funny, witty, suspend your disbelief only the slightest and you're off on a magical ride
Great narration. Luke really brings Hounded to life.
#1 Luke Daniels #2 Great story.
Definitely the Druid
I love Fantasy. I guess you can say that makes me a fantastic lover... ;)
Pretty good book, and decent narration. But the narrator (Luke Daniels) needs to learn to emote a little better. I felt the voice of Atticus to be too flat in most places.
Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles crossed my reading radar occasionally but I never paid attention to the blip. That was my mistake. HOUNDED is a delightful book full of Celtic magic and humor that makes for a rollicking tale. Luke Daniels has an impressive repertoire of voices and the pace of a born storyteller. I thoroughly enjoyed both story and narration of it.
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If it were more sophisticated. Better dialogue.
It should be labeled as Young Adult, which I don't believe it is. But yeah, I'm generally not into the YA genre. Occasionally, but this is not it.
No idea, but probably someone with an Irish accent would have given this story at least some texture.
The stupid dog! Oberon. Like I said, Scooby Dooby Doo!
Didn't even finish this it annoyed me so much. I am a voracious reader and just could not find this more than barely entertaining. The writing is bad and the characters did nothing for me. Giving this series a pass. Other authors have done this genre so much better. Like Laurell Hamilton and Illona Andrews to name just a couple. And with far more sophistry, Guy Gavriel Kay!