I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
I have to agree with many of the other reviewers. This book is just not as good as the rest of the series. We heard a lot from Oberon but somehow his comments were not as cute or endearing as they were in other installments in this series. BUT this installment is still entertaining and represents a change in the trajectory of the writing by sharing Granuaile's point of view. I was not excited about this change, but it became necessary as the plot unfolded. The outcome of the book is wonderful, and Luke Daniels is fantastic again.
Finally Granuaile is a full fledged Druid and she and Oberon can now talk. I love that Atticus could no longer fight taking their relationship to the next level. They complement each other so well.
Yes, I always want to listen to this series in one setting although it rarely happens.
I will say this is the first book in the series I found a little wordily detailed in a couple of spots... but didn't take away from the main parts of the book. Loved it. Looking forward to #6!
I would recommend this book along with the whole series. Hearne is on par with Butcher so if you like the Dresden Files you'll enjoy The Iron Druid Chronicles. Trapped is a good story but I have to agree with some other reviews I have seen and state that the first three novels were on a level above the last 2 books in the series.
As I have said these series reminds me of the Dresden files, not in content but in general terms of fantasy and good writing about people hiding what they are and how long they have been living among the "norms."
I have enjoyed Luke Daniel's performances and the way he is able to make the characters come to life is amazing and adds another layer to the books your listening to. I fear if I ever read one of the books in the series I won't enjoy it near as well because Luke's voice isn't there to make the iIrish Wolfhound Oberon come to life as he does as I listen to the audio versions.
I only wished more had happened in this book. Yes, we got another druid but all seen that one coming. But alas, Hearne is setting up several storylines so I will be patient (well maybe I will) waiting for the next book in the series. There is a lack of growth in character development in Atticus but Granuaile's growth and development continues to impress. But it is the quick wit of Oberon which causes this book and the others to better than most.
Fan of mystery & romance -- particularly of historical persuasion!"
Kevin has done a terrific job with these books, and Luke Daniels does an amazing job with the narration! My husband and I both strongly recommend this one! I need my "Oberon fix!" Can't wait until the next book comes out!
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I am totally addicted to this series and I think my favorite part may be when Oberon talks. It is exactly how I would imagine a dog communicating, well maybe a little more intelligently than I imagine, but I love this particular insight to the story. Atticus makes me want to spend 12 years learning arcane languages and spells to be a Druid too.
action love awesome
Iron Druid - he rocks
when the apprentice makes a move
Love the humor and characters throughout this series - can't wait for book 6!
I am a technical software executive with a passion for fantasy, self improvement and action literature. As life forced itself on me I found less and less time to read so when I found audible it was a great match! I listen mostly in the car or while walking the dog. I can tell I'm listening to a great book when I find myself volunteering to run errands or walk the dog for the third time that day.
To me this series is like McDonald’s, I know its complete crap inside but dang if it isn’t amazingly good. This book leaves you craving more, including the insatiable desire for more Oberon, Granuaile and fries. I love how this series tells of the most fantastic and unbelievable events or people in a sarcastic, very modern and matter of fact tone.
Trapped continues the series in the normal grand and epic way including a strange combination of elves, vampires, gods, hell and sex. I love Atticus's apprentice Granuaile and while she seems a little over done she is completely awesome. Oberon, the dog, is very entertaining but has become a little too very intelligent for me. This book also includes a lot more info about Tuatha De Danann and the dark elves (who appear and clown around a little). Luke Daniel narration is perfect and makes the whole story fun to listen to.
Unfortunately this book ends with lots of loose ends and didn’t close as tightly as previous books in the series. Because of a short introduction and the loose ends at the close, the book doesn’t stand on its own. If you’re following the series this book is a must listen otherwise start listening to the series with book one (Welcome to McDonald’s, may I take your order please?).
I have always been a reader, until my 3-hr a day round trip commute. Now, I am a listener - and I am hooked on audio books!
This one was really good. Oberon, as always, is the absolute best character. I am grateful that we didn't have to read all 12 years of apprenticing, and just went to the good stuff. Hell is gruesome, and Loki is demented - I just really appreciate all the thought that goes into all the different God/Goddess/Mythological creature descriptions. I also liked the bit of philosopy where Atticus delves into why Granuaile has such a problem with the Irish Gods (they are more people-like in a pantheon, while monotheists have a more 'perfect' God). And I adore Oberon's love of all meat, especially sausages! Can't wait for Hunted to come out. This series is a MUST GET!!
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
It was a little different as in that it seemed like another section in the life story more than its own adventure. It was its own adventure though . Maybe I was hoping for more. The idea was good. . I still gave it a 5 star rating though. I was not unsatisfied . Its been too long between books for me and I got into some other worlds. Luke Daniels still tells it great.Kevin still planned it well. Read it . Tell em Ronnie sent you.