As soon as I started listening to Hounded, I didn't want to stop! I needed to know what happened next. Atticus gets in over his head and there is constant danger at every turn. Oberon, his dog who he has a special link with is hilarous and makes me literally laugh out loud. The story is great and the narration is fabulous. Luke Daniels is now my favorite narrator.
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
Totally not what I thought it might be. It was a reasonable story line ,narrated pretty good. Most of the character voices were believable. The best part was the comedy. It is not dry humor. When the main character is hurt and his dog makes him laugh ,you almost hurt too. There are a few foul words,but nothing to go to confession over. The story line was imaginable . Even though it contained your standard witches,druids,werewolves and vampires and the like, it was a nicely tangled web and full of modern day antics to boot. Couldnt shut it off . Got me in trouble a few times for staying up to late. My OUT LOUD laughing got me some explaining to do. You'll enjoy it. Even his lawyers, a vampire and a werewolf, kick butt. Now if you'll excuse me I'm on to the second book. Dont miss this one.
I listened to this book at work and I couldn't stop laughing! The entire book was a huge pleasure to listen to. I loved every minute of it and spent most of the workday pounding the keyboard and listening to this book. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series. Definately a great book to listen to!
The story line is not the most original (the literary world seems flooded with witches, wizards and vampires lately) but Kevin Hearne manages to write a novel which is both entertaining and interesting thanks to his references to many old and oft overlooked Gods and Goddesses. I know I'll be listening to this book again in the future.
Despite numerous interesting characters in this novel I have to be honest and say that my favourite is Oberon; I live with a Labrador named Finnegan and I swear that was his voice I heard in the character, especially the parts about the pooodles and sausages. The addition of Dog Logic in the story is unusual and very welcome.
Luke Daniels does a great job narrating the story and his interpretations of each character are distinct enough that the story line is easily followed and you don't find yourself replaying portions of the book trying to figure out who just said what. I don't think many other narators could have brought to life an old Irish widow, a wolf hound, a centuries old Druid and assorted werewolves, Gods & Goddesses as well as Luke Daniels has done it here.
I bought this book out of curiosity and after listening to it have already downloaded
I loved the story! I also loved the tiny bits of humor that were interjected to make me smile!
I stumbled onto this looking for something new. I literally logged on and bought the next two books in the series after finishing the first one and am already queuing for the fourth due in March 2012.
This series really has a little of everything. The characters are relatable and the momentum of the story just keeps flowing so well that I wanted to finish this in a single sitting. You don’t need to be a hard core fantasy fiction fan to enjoy this one.
Topped with a great sense of humour this series often had me laughing out loud.
I definitely haven't read anything like this before.
I am not sure. The performance is excellent! It’s just more convenient for me to just switch on and listen than find the time to properly settle down to read.
Auberon (the dog)'s chirps had me snickering a few times.
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Can’t wait for the next one. Definitely a new fan!
I Love reading books, My Job makes that difficult, so Audio Books have re-opened the Universe to my Soaring Imagination!
Kevin does an awesome Job, continuing the storyline, and Luke has totally captured the main characters. I highly recommend you read this series in Order.
If you like Irish / Scottish folk tales or better yet are into Druids, you will enjoy this book. At first it is wierd that the author includes many references to things a college age person of our current age would be into and say, but get past that and you will really enjoy this book. Don't expect a Morgan Llywellyn style reallistic approach to history. The author plays with the Celtic gods and they make very believeable villians and love interests for the main character. In addition there are werewolves, vampires and witches (oh my!), which of course are living amongst us, but we mere mortals just have no idea. The narrater does a good job of capturing each character's personality, especially the hound! By the end you will wish it was longer, even though at first listen it is a bit contrived. I plan to continue with the rest of the series, gotta see what happens next.