I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I loved the characters in this series especially Oberon and the granny. The narration was great. Highly recommend this for a fun and I think an original story line
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
I was a bit leery at the start since it felt like it might be a bit lecture-y on the nature of faith - i.e. there's a whole conversion with the Widow Donahue near the beginning that results in having some weapon blessed, but which felt like a discussion of faith and prayer.
This lecture-moment passed pretty quickly though and the story was actually a bit more action-packed and a bit faster paced than book one was. I'm not sure Oberon was quite as pithy-funny in this book, but there are humorous comments throughout the story which lighten the mood a bit. It's chock full of mythical/religious references which make the story seem authentic (yeah, I know it's fantasy, but still, this makes it feel very realistic).
Overall, it's as good as the first in the series, so if you liked that one, you'll like this. (The story does stand alone, but you probably won't enjoy this story as much if you didn't read book one first.) This story is wrapped up in the end, but there are some threads left hanging which will have to be tied up in the next installment so I'm starting book three now to find out how Atticus is going to fulfill his obligations.
The narration is excellent.
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The humor and the action.
Oberon. He is the anchor and heart of the series.
Oberon, because he lightens the mood and keeps the main character from taking himself too serieously.
I laughed in several scenes.
The second book is definitely better than the first. I would advise giving it a listen.
I'm enjoying this series very much. The first book was a pleasant surprise, the second delivers the same great action, humor, and fast paced storyline. And, of course, there's more Oberon. Is it weird that I like the dog better than any other character in the book, including the hot young Druid? Maybe. But it's a damn cool dog.
If you enjoyed Hounded, you won't be dissappointed. Top notch narration, this is one of those books where you don't take out the earbuds for eight hours... and you've no idea where the time went.
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
Book 2 picks right up where we last left our hero. Kudo's for the author in keeping the characters interesting by adding to thier depth. I am really enjoying this series.
Loved it all
I loved his relationship with the witches
The fight and when the Druid's friend, Vampire got hurt
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avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.
I really love this series. These books are great for my short attention span. They're full of action, comedy and more than a little bit of danger. I'll keep listening as long as Kevin Hearne keeps writing.
I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.
Kevin Hearne does it again with a wonderful 2nd book in the series. I laughed until I tinkled a little. Atticus is a sweet, kind and loving person who also happens to have amazing druidic powers. He takes care of the little old lady down the block, makes tea for people with arthritis called "mobili-tea," and loves his dog. It's the kind of writing that belongs on the screen. Somebody please make movies out of this one! And Luke Daniels absolutely amazes with a performance that is brilliant and spot on. His many languages and accents really blew my mind. Highly -- very highly -- recommended. Don't miss this one!
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Love this series! Great blend of Story line, magic,and personal character development. Love the Character interaction between Hero, Atticus and his faithful companion Oberon. In fact Oberon is my actual favorite character. He is so witty, observant and a faithful friend. This series is a must read/hear for the fantasy enthusiast. Not a Romance Novel Series masked as Fantasy, but honest to goodness Fantasy.
I didn't find this one as good as the first, but that probably has more to do with being ill rather than the story. I do wish we could hear more of Oberon (PLEASE!) This wonderful Irish Wolfhound is soooo well done by both the author and the narrator! ("that's ok, you can just rub my belly the whole time") The narration is superb! Luke Daniels manages to move from well spoken Shakespeare to Irish Brogue to (what I call) head-bangin' stoner dude to seriously funny (and witty) Irish Wolfhound with apparent ease. Hearne is great with throwing in references to a wide range of classics from Hamlet to The Princess Bride. He refers to other authors with a natural and casual ease. This is a wonderful listen and I recommend it to anyone who would enjoy finding themselves unexpectedly laughing out loud!