Our hero, Atticus, doesn't have a shred of Harry Dresden's personality or complexity, and all of the other characters are likewise paper thin, completely undeveloped. The character of Oberon, the dog, is idiotic.
The story also lacks the, oh, intellectual depth of a Dresden story, which often wrestles with the ideas of right and wrong. Atticus seems relatively amoral, and demonstrates an indifference to the implied deaths of two humans at the hands of an immortal towards the beginning of the story. I almost stopped listening after that.
The story doesn't really build any suspense as it moves towards the climax, so there isn't much satisfaction afterwards, particularly since it's difficult to care much about Atticus or his stupid dog.
Yes I would recommend this to any friend, very entertaining
Great set of characters, set in a modern time with very ancient people
Don't hurt me if you can.
Great story , at the beginning I was concerned the reader was going to be a let down as the story evolved it went very smoothly and ended to quickly.
This is part one of an unusual fantasy series. Unlike my usual tastes in epic fiction (Song of Ice and Fire, Mistborn trilogy, etc), this series is contemporary and much shorter. The reader does a great job of pronouncing semi-unpronouncepable Celtic and Norse names, increasing my appreciation of legends from those areas.
The Iron Druid series features more humor and many contemporary references that may not allow it to age well, but make the books feel more as if a storyteller is relating the tale today. The characters are interesting and, in the case of Oberon, endearing. My only complaints are that the books are too short and the next books in the series aren't out yet.
10. What a creative book
the Dog. He brings back common sence
His character portrail was excellent. You could definetly identify with each person
No. I use audio books to travel with. The make drive time shorter
Made me want to check-out the rest of the series. It was very fun to listen to. The story flows nicely and is filled with action and humor. Luke Daniels' reading is just what this story needs.
This book (and the rest of the chronicles) rates as the best I've listened to. I've looked through my library and thought of the many others over the years but none surpass this experience.
There are so many things! - the plot, it's not predictable unlike so many plots in the written word. The characters are larger than life and I love the way Atticus is so modern and the Gods and other kinds he interacts with are not. The simplicity of the action and the wry humour is delicious, just so delicious. This book will be my favourite go-to when I want to listen to something I can lose myself in.
I can't say enough how good this man is! - based on this performance I will now be working through the 50+ books he's narrated just because he is the narrator! His characters have life and spirit and I fear now that if this series is ever made into movies I'll never watch them for fear of disappointment. For me the characters are those voiced by Luke Daniels.
Hooked on it for sure. The television was off for days and I found myself rushing chores that I couldn't listen to the book as I did them, to reach the time that I could listen. My only solace that I still had two more books to go and the promise of the May release of number four....Yum!
The Cave Girl's Kitchen
Luke Daniels- the narrator and Oberon the Irish Wolfhound.
When Atticus has his ear chewed off- Mostly because if what happens later in Hexed.
He is very animated in his story telling. He is able to do many voices.
I was very surprised how funny this series is.
He captures the idiosyncrasies of the characters, through his voice and intonations. His talking dog is especially funny.
My whole family, aged from 8 to 42 years old, listened to this book on the way to our summer holiday destination. It really made the trip for us. We all totally enjoyed it.
I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing
Oh yeah I plan to listen to them all and them go back through the series again.
Yeah I kinda think I did
If you like series like the Dresden Files. You will Love this series