So, my overall is based on my taste and "Hammered" has been a little to close to how real life works. I suspect I will continue the series, but not for a while.
Hearne keeps his characters true to the insights he's shown us. In "Hammered", we get to hear the stories behind Atticus' friends Lief's and Gunnar's hatred of Thor, plus we are introduced to a couple of other legendary characters.
The story is good, laying the foundation by creating character personas that I would like to read more about and culminating in the battle royal. Luke Daniels bring the characters to life too well.
Promise are made that can't be broken and slow spiral for Atticus that began in book 2, Hexed, continues. Just like Atticus, I think I see where this is headed. I am sure Kevin Hearne will cleverly pull this out, though I am not ready to read who we lose as we get there.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
Atticus and a band of mystical beings set off on a mission to take down Thor, The God of Lightning. Thor has been terrorizing innocents for centuries and all of his misdeeds are about to come to an end. While Atticus helps the group travel through realms the avengers all tell their stories of how they were wronged by Thor. A great adventure with both new and returning characters. Atticus knows that upon the completion of this trip he will have to move on out of Arizona, not only because this is the life of a timeless Druid, but he also feels that a dark force is coming. He, his apprentice and his magical dog are off to a new place and a new beginning. I am definitely looking forward to joining them in the next book. This series never disappoints and the narration is so good it is like a character itself.
The first two books in this series were excellent and well worth the credits. Do yourself a favor and stop listening after book two. In this book we listen to Atticus make stupid mistake after stupid mistake. He kills needlessly, shows no remorse, and there is a tenth of the humor and funny antics you find in the first two books. I found myself hoping the book would end hours before it should. It became far too awkward and depressing. I started rooting for the "bad guys", a.k.a the Norse, and actually went out of my way to avoid listening to the book when the occasion arose. I'm truly disappointed in this book and wish this series had gone in a different direction. It had such potential.
it was the same story as the previous books, just with more F bombs. In this one they just go after Thor, but otherwise it is all the same. Nothing special here.
Thor. And Coyote.
stupid. a waste of my time. bleh.
This book was really well written. There was so much detail on God's and culture, along with even more back stories of current and new characters. Luke Daniels just keeps getting better in his narration making this book and series a really great listen. The ending has me nervous and excited for the next book. I love this series and highly recommend it, but I would definitely start at the beginning if youre interested.
The way the myths of old are weaved into modern life. A great imagination is at work here.
Out of the blue, a visual from the story catches me off guard and I embarrass myself by laughing out loud in public.
The Stephanie Plum series makes me laugh like this.
He can pronounce correctly all the gods.
He brings to life the thought and voice of the dog. He has a wonderful delivery of the silliness and manages to change he voice enough to portray the various characters. His skill is impressive.
Of course. This is why I listen instead of reading. I would get nothing done.
I smile the whole time I listen to this series. Good stories, fun characters, and enough suspense to keep me anxious for the next adventure.
I am awesome.
Needed more comic relief, and/or more Oberon. Although, the Morrigan's appearance always beings me giggles.
More action than the first two books in the series,and interesting new characters emerge.
The giant squirrel ride up a tree. Throughout the entire story, I enjoyed Atticus throwing others under the bus for his wrong doings.
This series has definite potential for a TV series on CW or SyFy.
Can't wait to get through the other books in the series!!
I love this series so far. The narrator does an excellent job as well. I didn't give him kudos in the last reviews but he makes this series worth the listen. The books are well written and do keep my attention. So much happens in these stories you definitely don't get bored.
I wont give away the story but will say my only issues was the losses at the end of the battle. But had it been real life there would definitely have been losses and probably more than what actually occurred,
Overall it's an excellent story and the narration is some of the best I've heard. I'd recommend the series.
Probably not, it's a great episode but having listened once I don;t think I would need to again.
Great characters and narration
His voice of Oberon is just brilliant. When he speaks for Oberon, I can see exactly what the big Irish hound looks like.
I was a litlte concerned I may not like it based on the publisher's summary, but trusted the high Audible ratings and was not disappointed!
Straight up, Luke Daniels is perfect for this Irish druid. But you would think said druid would know that all things aren't the same all the time. Giving your word completely and keeping it no matter what is not always the most honorable thing to do, especially if you don't look down the road to see where it can lead. You would think a man of this age and with his acquired knowledge would know that but then again sometimes you do what you gotta do and rearrange your life as necessary. A druid's life isn't all tea and cakes and always knowing what the right answer is. This is what makes this series so acceptable, so close to what leads our thoughts to conclusions knowing there isn't just one answer and there may not be a right answer. He is the last druid but he is alive, not a hermit or insane from living and losing so many he has truly cared about from old age, if nothing else. He still cares about humanity, individuals, probably deeper than I can because he has outlived so many and chooses to keep caring. The language isn't for children but it isn't slapping you in the face every sentence. You see yourself, your friends, your losses through his eyes. He thinks like you, screws up like you and has to go on living just like you. This book is where some of the characters, so fleshed out in the previous novel, don't survive and so well written that we feel the loss. I found myself grieving for one in particular. I felt the struggle to let go and either move on or let the grief swallow me. The druid has had to move on for over a thousand years yet his humanity is intact. He shoulders his responsibility to the earth, humanity and tries to keep his friends safe. But all isn't as it seems and in there lies the mystery, the subterfuge and how to survive betrayal, questioning friendship and/or loyalty. This is the book that tells you the price of things you never dreamed off. Grab you 2 fingers of something the color of dark golden honey, add a bit of ice, feel the sweat on the glass and ......... listen.