*That* was a total waste of money. The story isn't central to the ongoing events; it takes place in the past, probably about the time of the first book. The voice of the dog is always entertaining, but that didn't make it worth almost $10. Save yourself some money and buy it on Kindle for $3. It would be a quick read; I'm guessing about an hour. Shame on you, Audible, for charging so much for it.
This is a filler story which fleshes out some characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it wasn't worth the cost. Luke Daniels does a fine job as the reader, and he is definitely in my top 10 list. It really boils down to the fact that the cost was higher than the enjoyment I got out of it. Others may feel differently.
I used to read aLOT of books. Then I became a mom & I aged; realized I could get so much more done if I listened to same book I was reading!
You definitely needed background information of some kind by reading the first book in the series before this one. But it was a nice, comedy with just Atticus and Oberon.
Surprising without being manipulative. Fantasy with a new twist....Yes I worship Tolkien, but get tired of reading it over and over (different author, same basic story). So very glad I found this series! Hats off to you Kevin and thank you for the journey.
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
Gave some backstory to the other novels
Oberon is terrific! He is smart and funny and keeps you on your toes
I've been listening to the Iron Druid Chronicles for some time now. This was the last that I listened to so far although it is the prequel to the whole series. The only problem with it is that it was too short. But considering that its a "side story", it works.
The story keeps you interested and it has a fresh feel when compared to the other books in the series; giving you a different feel of danger and adventure. Its quick paced but has moments for you to breathe so you don't feel like you need to keep going non stop.
The reader is also great. He's done all the audiobooks in the series so far and I've enjoyed his performance so far. Its easy to tell when someone else is talking, he makes appropriate noises when the moment allows it and he seems to really enjoy reading it that way. You get a real sense that he 'IS' the main character.
Overall. Super job! Love the books! and this would be a good spot to start since its technically a prequel to the first book.
He's witty, clever, funny and overall enjoyable
Any scene where he talks about bindings is interesting.
I DID listen to this in one sitting...minus a bathroom break and I got up to make food.
Cant wait for the rest of the books!
Funny Question... I wonder how many people both READ and LISTEN to the same book?
His trusty Druid in Training was not in this Novella.
I always like the voice of Oberon.. It's what I think a big dog might actually sound like if it could REALLY talk!
Funny.. but I don't read this book series to be "moved." I listen to laugh.
Entertaining quick listen.
A nice addition to the Iron Druid Chronicles. Follow Atticus as he tracks down a book thief who only wants to rule the world.
This is a nice short audio to get introduced to the Iron Druid series. The first couple hours or so Atticus is racing over to Egypt to recover a dangerous book that was stolen from him. His wolfhound Oberon talks him into taking him along. He runs into an old enemy Bast, the cat goddess, in which he had also stolen a book from her, and she sends all the cats after him and there are a lot of cats. There's a lot of action and humor and it was a pretty good short story.
Then there's a short excerpt from Hunted, the latest Iron Druid tale. After that there is another short story, maybe, not sure if it's part of another book, where Atticus helps out some gnomes.
The narrator was excellent and does a great Oberon.