It's hard to compare it to any other genre. While it is technically a fantasy book, it's based in modern times, so it's hard for me to pin this to any specific group. I can only compare it to other books that I could not put down or listen to, like the Hunger Games series. I found myself listening to this book every single chance I could, even if was only to hear the next 3 minutes worth of story.
I see this series goiing on to big fame and even the movies.
So much texture for all of the characters
I haven't read the print version.
when the goddess was having trouble with the blender...when the death goddess was so turned on by his (atticus')defeat of the god angus, she told him she was gonna seduce him on the morrow...and the final paragraph ending with..there are only five? o.m.g.gufffffaww.
never have had the pleasure of listening to one of his performances before and have to applaud his narrative skills, voice characterizations, and would strongly urge you to continue using his services. definitely have him on my list of favorites.
absolutely! I'm not what you would regard as a fan of any one genre, I just enjoy reading a good yarn, from any category. this was/is now one of my favorite books. thoroughly enjoyed the story, the narrator, and especially the irreveverant humor. I love humorous asides and this guy slings them around like confetti. I burst out laughng many times, and using the dog oberon as his vehicle or tool to inject his humour was just too perfect. all in all a perfectly enjoyable entertaining flight into the world of fantasy. the narrators voice characterization of the mental communication between oberon and atticus was at the least, very good. I thought it was just right, personally, even though some had issues with it, and can't imagine a better voice characterization, especially given the implied limits on oberons umm ..mental attainments and his priorites of life.
probably the most remarkable thing about this book are the reviews. I could understand a single star appearing in the reviews of a book that has at its core, lots of twos and threes. not one with 9 out of 10 5 star reviews and then suddenly a 1. this oddity caught my attention immediately so I. read some of the single star reviews...and almost didn't buy the book. the primary reason I went ahead and bought the book was the price. single digits and lots of 5 star reviews combined to convince me to take a chance on the book. I wouldn't have known, of course, what I was missing (and am somewhat...dismayed...that their is that much difference between what is enjoyable and what is not, to disparate readerships. this has taught me a lesson...even when a poor review sounds reasonable...one must consider the possibility that there could be a hidden agenda, either personal or political, at play, and to consider all aspects when deliberating a purchase.) I, now shudder to think, I almost passed this one over ,because of a reasonably worded negative review...
The dialog between Atticus and Oberon had me howling and their relationship touched my heart. I enjoy well spun tales that push the boundaries of how we experience our world. Hearne's tale entertains and the nuggets of wisdom inspire.
While I do not find stories about werewolves and vampires interesting, I found myself tolerating them in this story.
The author gives us an appealing hero, an intriguingly complex background story, a slew of witches, werewolves, vampires, Celtic gods and other interesting secondary characters--and a very funny talking dog. The narrator provides a light, cheerful delivery and all the necessary accents, including "Doggish." Between Hearne and Daniels, the result is a lot of fun to listen to. This is the first in a series and the only one I've listened to, but I would certainly be game for the second one, if not more.
Intriguing book, imaginative story line, not a page turner but kept you wondering. reader did a good job articulating the roles of the characters.
the way the reader used inflection of his voice to bring the characters to life
of course oberon
Audible has opened up a whole new world of reading that I could not make work in the traditional page turning world. I am on a mission to listen to a wide variety of adventures, mysteries, thrillers, classics, etc. Thank you Audible!
Simple put this is an excellent read. I found it fun and entertaining. Mr. Daniels voice for the dog in the story alone is worth listening to the book! I found myself laughing out loud several times. I just wish the book was longer as I found myself wanting more. I will for sure be getting the next two books in this series and hopefully they will be as fun as this one was.
Yes. This is a fresh voice. I love the interpretation of the Gods and Druids.
Oberon of course!
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend that was perhaps an adept reader, as there are many different characters and strange names that take some getting used to. An interest in mythology would certainly help.
I liked the scene where Atticus accepts an apprentice, against his better judgement. I also liked Oberon, the dog, in general.
There were times when the story seemed stilted, and dragged just a bit. I couldn't tell if it was the narrator, unsure of the intonation/inflection needed at that point, or if the author had gotten bogged down on details we didn't really need to move the story forward. I am planning on reading/listening to the next book in the series, but I have a feeling this is one novel I'd prefer to read from now on, rather than listen to.
I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.
Letting some time go by do I didn't recall every little thing I read it again this week and I think I enjoyed it more than the first time. What a book!