I would probably listen to Tricked again sometime - although I seldom read books over again. I love the Iron Druid series, and their high entertainment value should be experienced more than once.
Although Kevin Hearne creates marvelous characters all around, with flaws and strengths that make them feel real, I must say I have a special place in my heart for Oberon. His hilarious antics, sausage obsession and loyal heart (well, he IS a dog) and unending projects based on the stories Atticus tells him, make him the sweetest thing you ever did see (or hear). Also, Luke Daniels has made an excellent voice for him.
The voices he has made for the different characters fit perfectly. I read the first three books, but now I'm considering buying them in audio version as well - he's that great a story teller. The only one that doesn't fit in my head is the Morrigan - but who can properly make a voice that sounds like it comes from a grave vault?
He also pronounces the Norse words correctly, so I assume he does it for the other mythology words as well. Always nice to hear them said the right way.
I love this urban fantasy - the wittiness and the pace, the great characters, and the plot that involves different mythologies. Kevin Hearne has done his homework for the background stories and history, and that takes this series to the "excellent" level for me.
I think these books are very creative and fun. I love Oberon and the voice that the narrator does for him. Luke Daniels does an awesome job!!
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
This is one of those fun series of books that, can and will eventually run out of steam. Atticus O'Sullivan is no Harry Dresden I'm afraid. Hearne has improved his character development and dialogue with each novel, however I wonder at what point the cutesy one liners are going to get old and Oberon's Scoobie-Do voice gets tiresome....I suspect a couple more of the Iron Chronicles will have the legs to carry the series but beyond that? I have doubts. After all, even Nora Roberts keeps her novel series to 3 or at the most 4 books and her dialogue and character development has had almost 30 years to grow.
"Tricked" sets Atticus up for major moves in his life, still pulls in the comedic clashes of pantheons interactions and pits Coyote-a character who I think Hearne has done a great job of characterizing and Atticus into a major involvement.
Fans who have read the first 3 books will no doubt latch onto this one-but I suggest, if you haven't read the prior books, to begin with "Hammered" and follow the story line..these aren't good stand alone novels.
Hearne is a funny and clever writer and for the most part his characters are nicely developed. The books 'listen' quickly and can leave you with a smile on your face, and some thoughts of "Why the heck did he do that?" about O'Sullivan-who is the epitome of Peter Pan man at 20 centuries old. Hearne obviously likes his character in this juvenile manner and it does appeal to YA readers I'm sure.
Luke Daniels, the narrator for all 4 books in the series, does a sterling job. The producers have done Audible subscribers well by keeping continuity in readers...theres nothing more frustrating to a listener than to have a different voice reading a series of books. I hope Daniels continues to do this work...(hint hint to producers).
All in all if you like light Fantasy fiction you'll enjoy this series. I also recommend John Scalzi's "Fuzzy Nation" and"Agent to the Stars" for humorous Si-Fi/Fantasy.
did not read the book
Enjoyed this book but "journey", seriously???
Also, they hate oil company executives but they are driving around in an SUV.
However, I am looking forward to the next one
Well, I listen on my way to and from work and that gives me time to thoroughly enjoy my commute every day. That would not be possible with the hard copy.
When in doubt, blame the dark elves!
All of it! It has everything, action, suspence and above all a Butcher approach to humor.
When our druid learns that Leif " The Bad ass vampire" may have played him all along! Brrr.... the feeling of betrayal is as palaptable as yesterdays laundry.
The length,Good sir! The novell are just to damn short! I think Mr Hearne could have given us a couple of chapters more of Atticus. I would have given 5 stars overall, had it been longer!
I would listen to Tricked again because the story makes me laugh. All of the books in this series make me laugh and I love the story. I really like Atticus as a character.
Any time Oberon speaks is a memorable moment!
Yes. I really like his narrations.
One trick from dying.
I Love reading books, My Job makes that difficult, so Audio Books have re-opened the Universe to my Soaring Imagination!
Cant wait for Kevin's next book. Was kinda hoping to hear some of the training, but guess that would be to boring :-) Thanks for your imagination.
The developing relationship of teacher and apprentice. They are becoming a team which is fun. Any scene with Oberon is fantastic! Sausages!
Bite me, by Christopher Moore, because it is fun and funny and just because someone does something that may appear wrong doesn't make them evil.
Yes, all of the previous Iron Druid books. This book falls right in line with the rest, fantastic and fun.
I did break out laughing in the middle of Costco!
The way Luke Daniels reads the book that was already a great book to read but to listen to it made it that much better
The dog you guess
The Iron druid Chronicles is going to be a sci-fi classic and by the way keep them coming
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
I had to pause this audio a few times so I could finish chuckling. Oberon's part in this book was most entertaining. I feel that this book went by a little quicker then the previous ones. My favorite of the series so far.