I like how all gods exist and how some are nice and some are not. The entire premise is very silly yet at the same time fun to listen to.
Atticus of course. I like how he is always overconfident, fails because he is fallible and yet figures out a way to come out alive.
Luke does a great job pulling me into the story with his interpretation of what the story is about. One of my favorite narrators. Up there with Jim Dale.
Laugh, especially when Oberon is in the scene.
This story drags on a bit but overall still up there as well worth listening to. Glad I bought it.
A great series.
The whole book was a fun ride, from start to finish. Just like all the rest of the series.
Amazing and funny, Luke Daniels is talented and a joy to listen to
No. Despite the pop culture references and the always enjoyable banter between Atticus and Oberon, the competent reading by Luke aside, this book was poorly developed.
The fact that the rest of this book was tarnished by the author and the characters irreverence for the gods....All of them. Thor dead at the hands of a Vampire? Not even interesting, the reasons behind the characters reasons were not compelling. Even the long awaited story of Leif was not enthralling nor interesting. Sorry to say I will no longer ne reading this series and will recommend that no one else does either.
This review and write an original Druid story that does the culture proud
Yes. Mr. Hearne has great potential as seen in the Atticus Jesus, Mary, Morrigan, Oberon and Coyote interactions but his arrogance and his characters arrogance are not earned and therefor not respected.
Surprisingly Excellent Series
Oberon is a funny character and I love all the goofy things that he comes up with, it makes me wonder what kind of things my dogs would say to me if we could speak to each other!
Luke is hands down the perfect voice for Atticus. He does a great Oberon and I wouldn't have found a better voice for Oberon just by reading the book on my own.
I do a lot of laughing aloud while listening to this book while I am at work. People turn and look at me and start laughing too, even though they have no idea what it is that I am laughing at! When I explain to them why I am laughing they laugh even harder, especially when it is something that Oberon has said.
I am surprisingly very happy I decided to read this series. It constantly has me writing down notes to myself to look things up. I have a list I have to sit down with on my computer sometime to look up, such as, is Coyote really a sort of god, what is a druid, and all sorts of other things that I want to Google when I have the time.
Kevin had to do some serious research on a lot of the dated information that the characters speak of, and those are the kinds of things that have me wanting to sit at my computer to research for myself.
This is a awesome series...
the entire Iron Druid series
I must say that Luke Daniels is one of the best narrators I have heard. I have listened to several series simply because he was reading them and found them all equally as good as the iron druid. He has a incredible range of abilities.
This was my favorite of the first three books in the Iron Druid series. I'll be starting the next book right after this.... so I'll make it short.
If you are brand new to this series then I urge you to, by all means, get Hammered... but you REALLY want to listen/read the books in order.
As to how this book stacks up to the two books preceding it, I seem to differ in opinion from many. I very much enjoyed this story and the new characters introduced. I can see how the mythology might be much for some if that's not their thing and this book is heavy on mythological characters; but I found most of it to be quite facsinating. I loved bonding with the new cast of characters (and some familiar ones) over the campfire as Atticus solidified his bonds with them as well.
As much as I love Oberon, I didn't miss him. He is not featured as prominently in this book so if Oberon is your favorite character and the reason you read the books, then you might be disappointed. I found that there was still an enormous amount of humor in this book. I especially enjoyed the banter between Jesus and Atticus and Leif and Atticus.
My deep love/appreciation of Atticus(and Kevin Hearne) grew with mention of his love/appreciation of Neil Gaiman and with his playful jabs at It's a Small World and Budweiser/American beer.
The epilogue is a diabolical teaser, however, and if the fourth book wasn't already available I might have been just a tad irritated. I cannot wait to find out the fates/futures of many of the characters.
Once again... kudos to Luke Daniels' narration. His narration and Hearne's writing make for a wonderful combination.
He does them all well. His Russian accent is awesome so I would say Perun, the russian god of thunder.
Gods, watch ye back. There is a Druid on the loose.
Great great series. So much fun. If you like mythology of all cultures mashed together into modern pop culture then these are your books. Suspend belief and just role with it. It is a fun ride. I'm on to the next in the series. TRICKED!!
Tell us about yourself!
Oh yes, Daniels sees to that!
Oberon the Dog.
Any with Oberon the Dog.
Yes and tried to.
Cannot wait until the next book.
This book takes the series to a whole new level of fun and crazy.
Oberon's commentary are always a crazy. and fun.
When the Druid and company are in the woods telling their stories. It gives a lot of insite to why the want to kill Thor.
The vamps story was a real tear jerker.
Keep the fun and craziness coming.
Hammered is a quick, fun fantasy read. It's especially good for people who enjoy reading mythology, as Hearne seems determined to explore and humanize each pantheon. Witches (very dodgy), werewolves (very legal), and vampires round out the cast.
The characters are delightful. In this book, figures from Navajo belief are added to the Celtic and Norse deities that were introduced in "Hexed" and "Hounded".
The interaction between the central characters of the druid Atticus, his initiate Granuaile, and his Irish Wolfhound Oberon is always fun. The story relies heavily on dialogue, which makes it a great audiobook.
Luke Daniels does a fine job of voicing the many characters, and I'm particularly fond of his rendition of Oberon.