*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.
I have been really enjoying this series so thought I would pick up the .5 prequel. I found it very disappointing.
The book started out well enough and then got bogged down into painfully detailed descriptions of what are supposed to be exciting chases and battles, detailed to the point of describing EVERY SINGLE SECOND. Every blow. Every "new bloom of pain." Every counter-blow. Every stagger. Every rising back up. Every counter move. Falling down again. Another pounce. Then another. Another blow. Another recovery. Plus every thought that occurs to him though the entire sequence.
Yes, it was just as boring as what I have described here. I suspect that it would have been exciting if filmed but this sounded like a director's blocking out of every bit of action. To be fair, it was not helped by Luke Daniels matter-of-fact delivery of the chase and/or fight scenes, but I believe the main fault was with the editor. They should have advised Hearne to cut it by at LEAST half.
The rest of the books are much better so I would advise just skipping over this one and going right to Book 1.
I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.
This is a shorter work, but it's darling. It has Oberon with Atticus, and that is a grand combination. This is the first time I've seen Atticus work with Egyptian gods, but it's very fun, light and witty. A good read.
If Luke Daniels had listened to previous performances as a reminder before doing this one
It was way too simplistic, but I guess that's a function of it being a short...but it came at an awkward time after so much had developed in book three. Is this an administrative issue with how Audible is organizing them?
Primarily, it didn't sound like the rest of the series. Atticus sounded like he was some 40's gangster or some smarmy motivational speaker. Oberon sounded like some sort of warped sesame street character. So aggravating.
Do. Not. Buy. and come on Audible, really, 1 Credit? ripoff. I will be returning this one to get the credit back.
It's good but not as good or polished as his other books. It's worth a listen but you may find with a critical ear that it isn't quite as good as Hounded or Hexed.
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.