Fantastic story, fabulous Narrator Luke Daniels!!! I have a huge library and this series is my top favorite series! If you have a boring personality, don't bother, way too much excitement and awesomeness for you! Everyone else please enjoy!
I had a long car ride and it contained lots of action and not much deep thought to remember story lines and characters. It was great for a day of driving!
I think I'll give this series a rest for a while. The story line, while entertaining in the first few books, is too much like a quest in a video game form the 90's... Find the special sword, kill bad guy with special power, hide from other bad guys in secret passage under a mountain... I think I've been there before.
Listened to several other iron druid books, outside of that, I'm not aware of any
I love audio books. Makes driving so much more entertaining.
Wonderful writing and the narrator does great voices. My husband doesn't like to read but these books he loves to listen to.
I thoroughly enjoy Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles. I've read them all in print and listened to them (repeatedly) as audio books. They are fun, fast, and full of interesting twists and turns. It has a bit of everything that makes a book good. Trapped carries on the story after a 12 year (6 year if you count the novella Two Crows and One Raven) break for the characters, moving everyone into the future and to the beginning of new obstacles and the re-emergence of old problems.
The only thing I've not enjoyed so much is the change in reading style from the Brilliance Audio productions (Hounded, Hexed, Hammered) and these. It started in Tricked, continued in Two Ravens and One Crow, and here it is set -- Luke Daniels is still a great reader, but I suspect he's been directed to read differently.
Atticus's voice is deeper (possibly done through digital means) and the reading is more pointed and snarky, underlining the emotional and humorous parts of the text just in case the reader can't figure it out. The voicing puts me in mind of many a cynical private eye story, a sort of vocal stereotype, which gets annoying in these stories. The original voicing of Atticus-- lighter, friendlier, more even, less exaggerated, and certainly less cynical -- seemed more appropriate to the tone of the writing. By the time we get to this novel, Atticus has his snark on, Oberon has become a Scooby Do caricature, Leif has abandoned his cool, calm control for out-and-out drawling douche, all werewolves gargle gravel, and the Morrigan has a permanent sore throat. Even Granuaile loses some of her lightness.
Daniels didn't start out like this and was pretty consistent through the first three books, so I'm putting the blame on the producer/director. The change hasn't stopped me from listening to the series, but it does draw my attention away from the story and toward the voicing, whereas the original reading style felt proper and natural and didn't get in the way.
It's 12 years later and the repercussions of the iron Druid's actions are coming to roost.
The only knock I would give this performance would be Oberon's voice given by the narrator.
Luke Daniels did a great job on the previous books, but WHAT HAPPENED in this one? He turned into some middle aged gentleman with a monocle. I could not get past the first chapter and gave up. I have already read the books but am saddened that I will not be able to finish this audio book. So weird.