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.
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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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!
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.
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For centuries, Atticus has been lying low trying to stay under the Tuatha Dé Danann’s radar but after what went down in Hounded that’s no longer an option. Oddly enough, instead of lining up to kill him, the old Gods want to enlist his help to dispatch some of their own foes. Hexed is another action-packed installment in Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles; full of demon hunting, manipulative Celtic goddesses and witchy magic. You can’t go wrong with this series on audio; both the writing and the narration are phenomenal. A definite must!
I love how versatile Luke Daniels’ narration is; he’s a pro at transitioning from one character to the next and does a great job of giving each of them a distinct voice with the help of accents, pitch and tone. I especially enjoyed his Coyote persona because he absolutely nailed the Southern twang and slower paced dialogue. His interpretation of Oberon never fails to bring a smile to my face and I think Daniels’ has Atticus’ POV down to a tee. I was relieved to hear him pronounce “Roosevelt” correctly this time around but he did botch “nocked” (as in an arrow) a few times which was a mild irritant.
The mythology, multiple plot threads and scheming characters help ensure that this book is never dull. There’s even a bit of sex in this installment, just probably not the fun kind you’re thinking of! Needless to say, the Celtic Chooser of the Slain and the Goddess of War’s tastes are anything but vanilla. However, she’s not the only Tuatha Dé Danann who’s vying for Atticus’ attention; Brighid, the Goddess of poetry, fire, and the forge also wants a piece of the druid pie.
Oberon still continues to be the star of this series; from his bath time adventures to his doggy humor, I just can’t get enough of his POV. As a dog owner I’ve often wondered what goes on inside their heads and these books do a great job of playing off of that. Atticus comes in second on my list of favourite Iron Druid Chronicles characters; I love how he can talk circles around practically anyone and, can often times diffuse a volatile situation with logic and reason. However, when all else fails there’s always Fragarach or in this case… RPGs!
Hexed combines intense action with quick-witted humour to create an entertaining experience that’s truly unique. Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels are quickly becoming one of my favourite audiobook duos; together they transform Atticus’ story into an irresistible, full-bodied adventure.