Tricked ranks in the top 15 of the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
The beginning of Tricked is fantastic and reminds you why you want to read this continuation of Iron Druid Chronicles.
His narration is awesome and he demonstrates the same amazing talent as before.
This book has tons of funny moments from pop culture and movies. The way the author brings it together is histerical.
If you are looking for a main character that lives in a current time and is clever as all sin, this is a book for you.
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)
Hearne got back on track with a story that is directly about Atticus after his mythological tangent of book three. This was as good a story as book two was so if you liked the earlier books in this series, you'll like this one just as much. (And if you haven't read the other books, I'd suggest reading them first, in order.)
This installment sees Atticus setting up his new life after upsetting all the gods in book three. It features a lot of Coyote, and the mythology explored this time is Native American. It didn't feel as "educational" as the last book but it wasn't as light-humored as the first books either. There is some humor in it, mostly involving Oberon, but the story itself is a bit serious.
There was a nice little... hiccup... in the story involving Leif and Oberon and Atticus' past actions which I'm thinking will lead up to events to be covered in the next book, well, I'm hoping it will anyway, because I like Leif and kinda hope that thread gets sorted out
All in all, I like the series quite a bit and am looking forward to the next installment when it comes out. The narration is as excellent as it has been in the other books.
Probably. The book was still entertaining.
I think that perhaps there is too much Oberon. Not that I don't love him, but the humor from Oberon has become more and more forced feeling. The humor used to be surprising and cute... now I find myself rolling my eyes and waiting for his lines to end.
As performed by Luke Daniels... I think I like Coyote the best, but I do love the way he performs everyone.
I'm not sure....books turned into movies have a habit of being underwhelming.
I really was looking forward to the new book in this series. Atticus seemed less mature, and the dog was over used. It was not of the caliber of the first 3 books. I doubt I would buy another.
After the disappointment of HAMMERED, this was a nice return to the style of the first two books in the series...lots of humor, lots of Atticus-Oberon interaction, and I loved some of the secondary characters (especially Frank, the Navajo medicine man, who got some of the best lines in the book, and of course, Coyote).
We also get some follow-ups and consequences to the events in HAMMERED, especially as pertains to Leif Helgursson's fate.
Regarding the events of HAMMERED, and also some of Atticus' back-story, as revealed through flashbacks, I've come to the conclusion that whatever potion Atticus drinks to keep looking 21 also retarded his brain development, so that he functions like a 21-year-old, too. His actions make so much more sense when you think of him as having about the same level of brain function as a frat boy...especially the poorly-developed sense of action > consequence.
In any case, this book was a huge improvement over HAMMERED, much more in the vein of HOUNDED and HEXED. Solid narrative spine, Atticus/Grainneuil/Oberon in the center of things, and an interesting jeopardy. It was an enjoyable listen and the narrator, as with the previous works, did a terrific job with the different voices.
Kevin Hearne delvers again with Luke Daniels bringing the words to life. This has easily become one of my favorite series and Kevin Hearne is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. If you haven't heard of this series then you are in for a real treat. And if you have you won't be disappointed.
Kevin Hearne YOU ROCK!!!!!! Keep them coming!
Kevin Hearne delivers again. Once started I couldn't stop until the book was finished. Along the way I laughed with KH's humor and felt a few tear jerking moments at the places appropriate in the book. Can't wait for the next book in the series. Please keep writing Kevin Hearne your stories are pure genius.
HATED scooby doo as a kid and his dog reminds me of it waaaay too much. at first it was funny but wore on me quickly.especially when his dog take on the traits of what ever book he reads to him,then i just cringe every time it speaks.
its a good series and will continue buying them, the dog is really the only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
Original, Fantastic, Fun. I've loved this series from the beginning and would thoroughly recommend these. They are well written, well narrated and humorous. I love Oberon's character.
The Naration was great but the story was full of eco-terrorism and how horrible the power companies are, coal and oil were top on the hit list. I read fiction for fiction don't hit me over the head every other page with your political views.
Not an Iron druid