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So I can't say this was the best of continuations, but I have enjoyed it. My wife and I were talkinga bout it and the only complaint we have is that Hearne has started using other characters to tell the story at times. In the last few books, he has used a bit part character to come in a tell a story to catch us up to speed on some info that he wants us to have before moving forward. That's fine, except that it makes forward progress in the story feels halting. The book also felt like it had to many different stories running parallel and that we never got enough of the back stories to make the amount we got resonable. So now my review sounds halting, but not sure how to tell it but that.
Daniels was back up to his normal performance with this piece and I loved hearing the characters return to thier normal voices (see my review of "Two Raven, One Crow" if you're not sure on this!)
This is an enjoyable continuation of the Iron Druid series; if you liked the earlier books, you will probably not be disappointed. There is a lot of tantalizing foreshadowing and the story ends a bit abruptly, leaving the listner waiting anxiously for the next installment.
Yes. I loved it and all the others in the series thus far.
I love Oberon! Luke Daniels brings all the humor and personality to the characters...Wonderful!!
Yes ...The story is great, the characters are very engaging and the naration is perfect.
More!!!....We need MORE!!!!
I have already listened to TRAPPED twice and look forward to listening again, and again. Kevin Hearne's writing keeps me plugged to my Kindle as Luke Daniel's sultry voice makes Atticus come alive.
Atticus will always be my favorite character in this series, after all he is the hero! His interactions with the other characters is fun, witty, serious, and rebellious at once. He is a superhero without the over-sized, obnoxious muscles, nor the 'better-than-everyone-else' attitude.
Luke Daniels is one of the best performers that I have had the privilege to listen to. I have listened to his work in the past, as I have had all of the Iron Druid series in audible books. He does a fabulous job of making me believe he is actually the characters that he is reading about.
loved the book and the series. Luke Daniels has a good way of portraying the characters with his voice. I love Oberon's( His Dog) comments on life. Good read can't wait for the next book to be released.
I can't get enough of these books. I love them. :)
Great job by Luke Daniels narrating this story. I listen to these books in my car most of the time and actually hearing a different person (or hound, for that matter) speak makes this very lively and easy to listen to. I think these books may actually be more fun to listen to than to read.
"Trapped", like its predecessors, places a 2,000 year old druid into the present, and into the body of a 22 year old. The book draws not only from "Dungeons and Dragons" type fantasy stories but also from Mythology from all over the world. Plus, there is a dose of modern day video gaming when Atticus activates his necklace charms. So the books are pretty unique and hard to compare to other stories.
Luke Daniels turns the book into a play, which is a completely different experience from reading the book. I am always torn between having room for my imagination to paint the images a book creates and being introduced to characters in a "pre-set" way. But if the "pre-set way" is as much fun as in this narration I don't have a problem with it.
The Iron Druid
Book 4 was a bit "flat" in terms of storyline. I am happy Kevin Hearne found back to a rich and exciting story in book 5 and look forward to the next one.
I'm64 years old and a retired design engineer. Rreading audio books since 1954...59 years. Strong interests are music and sf/fantasy, all of which I create myself and enjoy from others.
This book could actually stand alone, but reading it without reading the first four in the series would be, well... idiocy.
The binding of the apprentice druid to th earth was excellent in its detail.
Mr. Daniels has an uncanny understanding of these characters and how they would sound. Better, he has the even more uncanny ability to portray them in what would probably be their true voice as heard by the author himself.
I listened to it straight through with small food breaks and taking my dog for walks... It kept me completely interested and fascinated every minute.
I swore I wouldn't read this book bedcause in the last two of the series Mr. Hearne made some unbelievably boorish and badly thought out suggestions. These books books abound in myth and legend and current day people, places and things... all beautifully woven into a wonderful story. However, itoward the end of the last two offerings he makes suggestions that people should destory coal mining eequipment and hurt oil companies,etc., in the misguided belief that this would be a conservation of the resources of Gaya, mother earht. He couches this wrongheadedness and hurtful suggestion in the backdrop of how much druids love and honor the earth. There is no reason why we can't harvest and steward the resources of the earth in a thoughtful, efficent and even loving way. It is incredible to me that a n obvious geniuslike Mr. Hearne does not see that the earth is an apple and we are the seeds. We are meant to consume all that the world has to offer us as food... that we may grow as a gtree ito the Universe and beyond. The myth and construct of Igradisl is not a small planetary theme, but a depiction of all life across time and space. It spans the Universes and gives us a plan for all eternity. That is why it is the myth of such epoch proportions th it i
It is a shme that Mr. Herane fell into the dating of some of his works b with the small thinking of some of today's partisan politic talking points... when on the whole his work is ageless and timeless. He lends an insight into many of the world's pantehons of gods and goddesses, while bringing some funny and meaningful commentary on the world of today. Sadly, by making suggestions that people destory doal ocompany equipment and hurt the work of others... he falls far short of the mark he normally achieves for his literature. Thakfully, this last book, Trapped, was either better eidted or better thought out by himself so tat there was only one offensive (and actually despicalbloe) sentence in the whole book. In it, he suggests, that something heinous be done to her father and his oil company..." This is so sad. The outragethat was committed upon the 20 children of Newtown, CT a few weeks ago was called "heinous". It is our culture that created and allowed that act of evil... It is time that authors as good as Kevin Hearne think very clearly about what they suggest people should do in their books. Goadings of the nature suggesting heinous things be done to people or their work.... not good. Yes, druids love , honor and respect the earth as we all should. Make your political points in a more conscious way that does not add to the sickness of our already stressed to the limit world.
Thank you for this book. It refers to so many disparate and yet coherently juxtaposed deas and things and entities... al ith great wit and real charm. I will now read all future offerings from you and await each with great anticipation.
The Iron Druid, is among the best i have listen to in the SyFy world.
Not spoiling it.
I really enjoyed all the books this one was most entertaining. Hope There is another in the works because it is a good book to listen to.
They are all great
his conversations with the dog always make me laugh.