Only read this book if you want to be endlessly amused and entertained!!! I can't remember how many times I laughed out loud while reading this book. Once you meet Atticus O'sullivan (the main character, who you first meet in "hounded" the first book in the series) and his...um....friends. You'll be hooked!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (paranormal fantasy) - The cover art for this series might mislead you to think the story is about a warrior in some type of serious battle. Not so. It is light, witty and involves an ancient Druid named Atticus, who looks and acts like a college student. You could sum the whole book up by saying that Atticus constantly finds himself facing a new, different supernatural creature who tries to either cast him under a spell or kill him. He employs two vampire lawyers, owns a magical sword and has an adorable talking dog. He signs a peace treaty with a coven of witches and has a crazy sexual encounter with the Goddess of Death. He approaches the Virgin Mary for help killing an archangel and tells her, "Tell Jesus to stop in for a beer next time he passes through." You get it? Light, easy, fun.
Even though there is clever banter between characters and funny situations, this series isn't really my cup of tea. The constant conflict between supernaturals gets really old. I only listened to this second book because I'm in love with Oberon, his dog. OMG!!! He's so hilarious that he should have his own book. Unfortunately, he doesn't appear enough to hold my interest, so I don't plan to continue listening to this series.
PERFORMANCE - Awesome, wonderful, love him!!! He does everything great, but his portrayal of Oberon is absolutely PRICELESS!!!!
OVERALL - The story stands alone if you want to start the series here. Kids would love this book but there's quite a bit of cursing and some sex, so probably not a good idea.
I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys audiobooks. The quality of writing and narration is superb and the humor is perfect.
His accents are amazing. It's incredible how much range he has and his voice for Oberon always makes me smile.
Listen to all kinds, but mostly enjoy witty light-hearted entertaining reads. Stay away from romance novels & books with heavy violence.
Enjoying that the story is lighthearted with a lot of sarcasm and wit. Sometimes I like a break with a shorter story that makes me smile and keeps me interested. This series does the trick.
I'm a horror nut! Zombies in particular! Epidemics, end of all things! Also enjoyed Game of thrones very much!
Wolf hound still gets me laughing!
No but bet ya I will be !
Basically did over day & half!
Again, check out this series! I can honestly say this author could go on & on with this series & never have to end it! Coming soon Iron Druid book 28!! Ill still be listening I'm sure!!
I was very excited to read both “Hounded” and “Hexed” by Kevin Hearne after the many overwhelming, great, positive reviews. Regrettably, I was very disappointed in both books AND that I had also wasted two credits : ( .
The humor in these stories seemed to be cheesy and immature. They were definitely not my type of fantasy stories. It appeared to be written for an audience with the maturity level of 13 year old adolescents. Perhaps those that enjoyed it liked the way it was set in modern day and were entertained by all of the ‘overdone’ fights that occurred frequently throughout the stories.
I made myself listen to the end of both books, in case they suddenly were going to get better. Unfortunately, this never happened for me. I felt that each of them were boring and absurd stories. Furthermore, I was never able to care about any of the one-dimensional characters.
The only plus I can give these two books is the excellent narrator, Luke Daniels!!
Hexed is a witty well written book. There are several serious plotlines which could have gotten confusing, but, Hearne's brilliant writing allows for clarity while navigating through the complex threads. As always, Oberon gave funny commentary on what he observed; and, the widow Mc Danaugh also added to the humor. The narrator , Luke Daniels, is excellent. Daniels does a great job with the accents and bringing personality to the characters. These are books are well researched and work well in a modern setting. I'm coming to this series late so I have the good fortune to be able to download the next one and begin reading it as soon as I finish this one.
Ready to enjoy great books!
This was a fun book really making me wish it hadn't ended. I can tell I will gobble this series up! It had me chuckling out loud at work with it's not trying to hard to be funny punch lines. This story is unique for me because it was my first experience reading/listening about druids. I must say "me likes". Narrator was great, I loved it when played the dog. The story kept my attention while at work (I sometimes lose whole story lines while there lol). Definitely worth the money for a download (being that it is less than a credit.)
I thoroughly enjoyed Hounded. This book was an excellent continuation. Can't get enough Oberan; he's just too funny. I also enjoy the author's use of classic 80 movie lines.
Just the conglomeration of Demons, Bacchants, and witches keep the story fast paced and enjoyable. It has a modern LOTR feel to it with a splash of well-timed humor.
He's great. I hope he continues telling the story of Atticus O’Sullivan and his band of misfits.
One of my all-time favorite series hope it continues.
Hey what can I say? The story was very interesting, stayed at a nice fast pace and kept me laughing at the protagonist's sarcastic and witty dialogue.
By the way, I have had a small conversation with the author. He is a nice guy so buy this book.
The Dresden Files. The protagonists are both pithy, magical, and keep you laughing in the midst of sure doom.