I originally purchased this series after reading opinions that "if you like The Dresden Files books, you'll like these"... I agree and disagree simultaneously with that opinion though, mainly because of the difference of the writing style of different authors I suppose..
These are good audiobooks.. Don't get me wrong... There are interesting characters (what you know about them at least), the narrator does a good job, and the world created by the author is full of some interesting people/creatures/gods/etc.
HOWEVER, after the first hour of listening to the first book, I almost felt like I was listening to the 2nd book of the series, and that I had missed all of the character development that would happen on the first book of a series..
I guess I would liken it to going to a party full of strangers where your date knows everybody and is walking around laughing at inside jokes and secrets, and you are just standing around stumbling into conversations trying to learn names and how she knows everyone... BY YOURSELF.
I just felt thrown into the world abruptly and left to figure things out on my own instead of being introduced to it and guided into their lives.. The character development just didn't exist.
Just don't expect Jim Butcher's style and James Marsters' narration on these like The Dresden Files series... In comparison, there really isn't one in my opinion..
HOWEVER (again), these books will stand on their own just fine.. I suppose my love for Dresden Files books made my expectation of this series a bit out of reach.
All in all though, good series, w/ good narration... Just lacking in character development in my opinion..
Awesome, funny, action-packed, intelligent; this story (actually the whole series, has it all)!
Went right from Book 1 all the way to book 4! Can't wait for the new release this fall!
If you like Tolkien, like to laugh, and like books that you can't put down, this is for you!
Can't wait for my 12 year old son to read it, but it's not young-adult. More sex than the Hunger Games, but not a love story.
Pretty high, not all the way at the top but i'm always eager for the next one. i found the storyline of this one a little lacking but not terrible.
OBERON!! This dog adds great humor to the stories, several times i found myself laughing out loud.
This book, and the whole series is the perfect level of "adult" to be interesting, without being vulgar
one druid at a time
absolutely entertaining, hilarious and pure action. you never know who's coming next. best narrator, nails all the characters especially oberon
Oberion did it for me
He is the druid in my mind
Both I laughed i cried I listened again
Luke made the series infinite perfection
I particularly loved the voice of Oberon and the old native American. The pop culture references, mythology and historical aspects are brilliant.
The series is like Rick Riordan for adults. Love all the popular culture references and puns.
I listened to the first three in this series. I didn't enjoy this one as much. It almost sounded as though there was a new producer who kept telling him "you need to be much more serious." Hated that he seemed to read a bit slower - it almost put me to sleep - and with more studied inflections in the first half and the snarky, edgy, flippant nature of his voice was toned down with processing. Note: another reviewer said that he forgot to speak with a rasp in one part when his throat was injured. That bit of dialogue was actually when he was speaking to Oberon telepathically so it fit. The second half picked back up and was more enjoyable.
I love this series. My husband keeps asking me why I'm laughing out loud. It's just too much fun. Thank you Kevin Hearn and Luke Daniels!
Programmer / Game developer. In love with nature, traveling, anything that stimulates creativity.
This audiobook is totally awesome. The compelling action, the characters, all the myths woven into the story, and of course, the amazing performance by Luke Daniels. I only wish the previous three books in the chronicles were available. However the book is self contained, no need to worry you won't be able to pick up the story or anything.
All in all, I definitely recommend this audiobook.
I like this book the best in the series so far. I really like Coyote and Frank as characters, and I appreciate that the belief system in question here is Navajo. The story is very much part of the continuum, picking up threads from the last book and laying a few down for the next. That being said, this story is more focused on one storyline than the first two and less fixated on one storyline than the third. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed all three of the preceeding books, but I find this one the most balanced so far.
Plus, it's got Oberon as his absolute most hilarious!
...reading this series of books may result in a constant desire for breakfast meats! Love this series.
I was happy to return to the world of Atticus O'Sullivan and friends but at times the story felt rushed. It is often said that the second book or movie of a trilogy is lacking because it is just a glorified segue...on a few occasions that is the way this book felt. I would be hard pressed to call it either forced but some of the developing stories and loosens were handled in a manner I would call...indelicate.
That being said, it was awesome to see Atticus going up against something that was completely out of his element!
If you have enjoyed the previous Iron Druid Chronicles, this installment will not disappoint.