I have greatly enjoyed this series. It has other beings like werewolves, and vampires oh my. It has a quirky sense of humor that had me literally laughing out loud as I drove.
I absolutely love the apprentice. (can't spell her name because I've only heard it, not read it). However, Oberon has to be my favorite. I love how he has grown as a character, with a much greater vocabulary.
The voices! I know who is speaking by his portrayal.
This book is entertaining like the previous four books; however, style and story lines are pretty much the same here. This book is probably more entertaining due to narrator that it would be otherwise. The voice of the hound is very well done once again. Iron Druid again mocking a powerful being and running around to avoid the repercussions of his previous actions.
There are couple of problems for me in this series. First, story pretty much told from a single character's perspective lacking others point of view. Most folks who use to reading more sophisticated fantasy books would notice the lack of perspectives from other characters.
Second, Iron druid seems to be either too powerful or other players in the book (including major deities from various myths) are not putting their powers to good use which basically is the symptom of the first problem. I cant help but think that this is fantasy equivalent of fast food that it does not seem to have a lot of substance
Regardless, it is an entertaining book and I burned through it in few days. I would recommend this book, and would happily pick up the next installment.
My life has become just time passing between each new book in “The Iron druids Chronicles”. I try to pass the time by practicing lots of bacon puns, and a fair share of self deprecating humor. Unfortunately nothing seems to do the trick! Most other novels are just empty books, when compared to the banter between Atticus O’sulivan and his faithful dog Oberon.
When I finish this book my body will start to shake from the withdraw, and I will begin to sink into a deep depression until the next book. I am beginning to believe that this addiction could be unhealthy. So what ever you do, unless you want your life to be meaningless do not read this book! The good news is I am forming an “Iron Druids Chronicles support group”, for others out there that need support in this addiction. Hello my name is ________ and I am an Iron Druids Chronicles addict!
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I have listened to all fve books now and cannot wait for the next.
Luke Daniels gives a great read.
This is a five star all the way.
Well if your following the story, I would say yes. It doesn't pay to start with this book, you would have to read the first four to have it make sense.
I really can't say, I was disappointed with the ending, it left you knowing there will be another book because, you were just left hanging. That kind of annoyed me, because the other four could stand alone with a definite ending.
I've only listened to him doing this series, and he's wonderful with the different accents, and you defiantly know which character is speaking every time. If anything he really made the story more enjoyable.
Since there are Four books before this I think you couldn't do a stand alone movie.
I think that Kevin Hearne should have waited a bit and added to this book to make it more complete. Each of the other four books could stand alone and were very good. This one was kind of a let down because of the ending. Some one else mentioned that Jim Butcher's Dresden Files new book came out the same day # 14 "Cold Days" I listened to that already and as usual Butcher's books just get better and better. However, each of the books in the series, even though you should read in order to get full enjoyment, you can just pick anyone up and read a complete book. That is what this one book was missing it had a nice start up, and a good middle, but the end just hung there. I hope that book 6 comes out soon and doesn't do this kind of thing again.
The last 4 books of Hearne's epic series were filled with awesome concepts, an interesting (if not questionable) main character, and a meaty story with plenty of room to grow. Not only did this story have the potential to enchant you with the possibility of a riveting and constantly evolving tale, but it was fresh in a time when I needed a break from the repetitiveness of other series. This book shoots the characters 15 years into the future. It just feels like a lot of potential lost, and the story itself feels like a wrap-up or a bad tv drama, and yet, the series goes on...I hope the next book is better but Hearne needs to stop writing Novellas and start concentrating on the main story.
longer more in depth story with more plot twists involving strange and unexpected scenarios that color the characters and evolve them in a less general way than, they f*ck for three days strait.
oh ya, stop writhing Novellas and start writhing books again your first four were awesome!
Get back to your roots.
Yes, I would. The story is interesting and fast paced. The characters are engaging and Oberon is awesome!
I enjoyed the character growth and seeing more development for the apprentice.
Yes, I did. He was good at portraying the various characters and bringing them to life.
I have enjoyed all the Iron Druid Chronicles books and eagerly await the next in the series! The characters continue to grow and that keeps the story-line fresh.
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.