Likes to listen while doing chores; likes to write reviews while he should be doing chores.
I've dutifully dropped credits on all the issues of this series so far and been generally satisfied. The action has remained strong, the magical intrigue among the various pantheons is getting stronger and the the story, as always, is well paced.
I plan to keep reading this series, but I am noticing a growing problem with Atticus, the main character. Hearne is trying hard to drive the quips and jokes through pop culture references mostly told by the Iron Druid himself. This is getting more and more forced and I think it is starting to eat the core of the main character.
Atticus is supposed to be a 2000+ yrs. old druid with the wisdom of years and a pressing concern with preserving the health of the earth, self-preservation, and passing his knowledge on to his protege, not to mention spending quality time with his dog. He has a lot on his mind. He (including his internal monologue) talks like an idle twentysomething who spent the last three years in front of his computer all day ritualistically refreshing buzzfeed and quickmeme. Up to now, I had generally liked the way he had made such references, but now it's getting too thick. It's fantasy, and it's ok for a character from a different era to dig Coen Brothers' movies. Just don't overdo it and it will be fine.
Read all the previous books in the series and enjoyed them enough to keep coming back. This will be my last. It was not good at all. So much worse than the previous installments.
There is no story here. He is chased across europe by a a pair of olympic gods who are beaten and respawn multiple times. Various other enemies randomly pop up for battles along the way. They get where they are going take a vacation and it's over. Nothing much happens. Nothing is resolved. We don't even find out who is the mastermind behind it all. It was boring , though short, and extremely disappointing.
Oberon has become nail gratingly annoying and now in about every scene. I used to like the small bits of dog comic relief but in this book Oberon just irritates. I was hoping he would get killed off.
Speaking of, the best character in the series does get killed off in a very sudden and unspectacular manner. Why? Don't get it.
There is just no reason to read any more of these for me. Another reviewer was correct, Dresden is a far superior series. Those books just keep getting better.
The Iron Druid books are out of gas as far as I'm concerned.
The story was missing direction and flow, just seemed scattered. If you like the series then I would certainly get it, however if you decide to forgo this one, you won't miss much.
I loved Luke Daniels' narration. It was PERFECT! Flimsy plot/storyline. same old , same old. We've seen this in EVERY book of (Iron Druid). No character development AT ALL!! I just don't care about them anymore.
No. Just this series.
I would NOT read these ; only listen to with Luke Daniels.
Yes, it was quite short. However, I certainly do not think it's worth the $19+
Very disappointed. It's like the author just gave up! And so will I.
This is my favorite series right now. I cannot wait to see what Ragnarok and the Norse pantheon will throw at our heroes. I am saddened by the death in the beginning but excited by the two new characters introduced at the end. The bit where Granuaile gets her own chapters is a little weird, but I get why. I wonder if it will be the same in the next book. Luke Daniels is the perfect narrator for these books. He is pretty much spot on all the way through. Awesome addition to the series, but it just makes waiting for the next installment that much harder.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
Not a book that could stand on its own, I felt I needed to go back and listen again to #4 and #5 in the series in order to make sense of why the heck everyone was after the two druids.
I really enjoyed the first few books in the series, but by book 4 was starting to have doubts as to the legs this story arc might have. Sad to say that, as talented as Kevin Hearne is as a writer, Book 6 left me...well...bored.
A primary sub plot character is killed off early in the book-no spoiler here..I won't name names. This character is a real loss to the series. s/he was a spark that livened things up.
If you absolutely love The Iron Druid series, you'll buy it but perhaps be prepared for disappointment - and maybe relisten to 4 & 5 prior to Hunted.
The dogs part is a bit smaller-thanks Mr. Hearne. I, for one, was a bit tired of his slobbering Scooby-Do voice and continual whining....reminds me of my daughters needy black Lab.
It's a Meh of a listen...
I really like this story line so far. the mythology is very interesting and a bit confusing at times but overall enjoyable. I love love love Oberon and the main characters are very entertaining. Luke Daniels and his voices for them all make it even better. so many accents for every part. I would start at the beginning of the series to get the full enjoyment of the overall series. I will be getting the smaller stories in-between even for this series. I just hope the next book doesn't go down hill from different reviews that I have read so far. I got the first three at discounted prices but they are worth full price .this one and the last two I paid full price cause I just couldn't wait for the story to continue. Hope the next three are just as good.
I like black tea, crossword puzzles, food, yarn, and my boyfriend. Everything else is hit or miss.
I would and have! The story is great, no doubt about it, and this is the most emotional installment so far. Luke Daniels is what makes the audiobooks so engaging though, and it's why I always recommend people listen to this one rather than read.
Wanted to and very nearly did. =D
Luke Daniels, you're my narrational hero.
I love this series! Hearne is a master at writing humor with a deft hand. I especially love his interactions with Oberon. And though I am a big fan, I have to say that I just don't like Granuail...I get really tired of he constant waxing poetic about talking to nature...it's over the top...as is her insistence on calling the earth elementals female. She's just a bit over the top, however she has redeemed herself in this book for she is a really bad-ass fighter. But that is my only complaint. Other than that tiny complaint, I thoroughly love listening to these books and I declare Kevin Hearne a master storyteller. And Luke Daniels is the perfect voice for this book. Thanks for the treat!