Fine, I never write reviews, but after hearing the Inigo Montoya reference this evening while driving home I had to say something....This author is a crack up! I guess it helps that I get virtually every cultural references he makes. Well of course if I don't get some, I may never know it...but that's beside the point .Plus I just spent a weekend in Tempe AZ, and was familiar with all the streets around the school and his fictitious book store. This book, as was the first book in the series(Hounded) are FUN, fast moving stories. I've never been real big into the Fantasy books. Usually I listen to Military Sci-Fi, but this book caught my eye(or ear I guess) and I listened to the sample. I was hooked...er..a..Hexed! I downloaded it paying cash of course. By Audible standards this book is a bargain....which of course looks to change at book 4, as Kevin Hearne becomes a superstar requiring an entire Token!(way to go Kevin).
The characters have depth, wit, and maybe even some evil charms! But of course leave it to an Irish wolfhound to steal the show. Luke(the force is with him) Daniels lends such a great voice to Oberon! The smartest dog ever....yet, he's still a dog in the end.(he loves a good sausage and a butt sniff) Those who read the book um...on paper(so old school) simply can't get quite the enjoyment that those audio book listeners get. Luke's voices are a huge part of the book. Glad to see he's signed on through book 6!
So, lot's of great Druid, Witches, Wolves, Crow, and an old Irish widow! Leave it to the wolf to be a lawyer! Can't wait for my 90 minute drive to work tomorrow..... A building was blowing up and heads were rolling when I turned it off this evening!
After reading through Keven Hearne's web site, it seems he's become a writing machine and Book 5 looks to be out before the end of the year!
Enjoy this one..but pay cash, since this steal of a book can't last much longer.
really good job reading the book
The Dog in the Story
you live for thousands of years and life still dosent get any easier
They are to short they need to be longer
The adventure, humor, and story crafting were very good in the first book of Iron Druid series, and improve to excellent in this second installment. Luke Daniels continues to impress with his portrayals of a wide variety of accents and characters. I look forward to the next the Iron Druid Chronicle.
work with children and dogs, so fantasy is a wonderful distraction!
I can't imagine the story being as richly told if I read it as print. The narration adds SO much to the story!
I LOVE Oberon but the widow is a close second!
personality, humor (wry and/or sarcastic at times), his vocalizations add so much, the reader can tell he is enjoying his work!
A druid's ilife is never boring...
Am thoroughly enjoying the series!
Unlike other series, this author is brining strong characters with obvious weaknesses and real-life challenges. The main character continues to take actions that seem rash and heartless, but later the purpose is given clarity.
ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance
Kevin Hearne writes a fun novel-not literature-he's not Neil Gaiman but his second novel made me laugh and sometime thats enough.
I like his characters, and though the protagonist, who looks to be in his 20s also acts a lot like a 20 year old..he isn't what you would call mature even though he's a couple of thousand years old.
The plot kept my attention and continuing character development made for a strong second book in the series.
Worth the credit..
One of my top 5 favorites!
He is THE MASTER performer! If I won the lottery I would pay him to read Everything ;)
If I could have...
Kevin Hearne rules!! Sausages for all!
Author, Narrator, Reader, Listener
I admit I had my doubts about whether Hearne would be able to keep up the fast-paced, hilarious, lovable, puckish pitch of Atticus O'Sullivan from HOUNDED and was prepared for the second book to be a let-down.
HEXED did what a second book should do--it deepened the problems from "that sucks" to "OH S--T", tangled Atticus up in even more problems, introduced even more lovable and hateable characters, and continued adding layer after layer of complexity to the story. Hearne weaves his tale both backwards and forwards, deftly showing where Atticus has been before, and giving us delicious hints and portends (through the various pantheons and divinations) of what to expect in the future.
Atticus's draw is undeniable, and if you're not sure whether to invest in the second book or not, I will put my full weight behind shoving you off the precipice of doubt. This book is worth it, and having listened to all four books that are currently out, I can definitely promise you won't want to miss this.
Luke Daniels is an extremely talented voice actor as well. His accents are impressive despite an extreme variation, and I especially appreciate the way he reads female characters--without resorting to the falsetto or extreme breathiness of other male voice actors. Yet somehow, I can always tell when a woman is speaking. I hope we get to hear Daniels read quite a bit more--he's fast approaching my favorites list.
It's definitely one of my favorites- the story is good and the characters make you laugh!
Oberon was my favorite character and the narrator did a great job with his voice, he spoke and acted just how I would expect a dog to (if they could communicate in our heads of course...)
I really loved the first book and was worried that I'd be disappointed with the second but I wasn't.
Kevin Hearne does a great job of blending fantasy and modern times and throws in some good, dry humor. I especially like the coversations between Atticus and his dog Oberon. I find myself laughing aloud as I listen to these conversations in my car. Luke Daniels has brought Kevin's characters to life for me. Not since listening to James Marsters narrate the Dresden FIles have I been so entertained and lost in the story and characters.