Great job by Luke Daniels narrating this story. I listen to these books in my car most of the time and actually hearing a different person (or hound, for that matter) speak makes this very lively and easy to listen to. I think these books may actually be more fun to listen to than to read.
"Trapped", like its predecessors, places a 2,000 year old druid into the present, and into the body of a 22 year old. The book draws not only from "Dungeons and Dragons" type fantasy stories but also from Mythology from all over the world. Plus, there is a dose of modern day video gaming when Atticus activates his necklace charms. So the books are pretty unique and hard to compare to other stories.
Luke Daniels turns the book into a play, which is a completely different experience from reading the book. I am always torn between having room for my imagination to paint the images a book creates and being introduced to characters in a "pre-set" way. But if the "pre-set way" is as much fun as in this narration I don't have a problem with it.
The Iron Druid
Book 4 was a bit "flat" in terms of storyline. I am happy Kevin Hearne found back to a rich and exciting story in book 5 and look forward to the next one.
To truly appreciate this book you'll probably have to have been in your teens during the 80s at the advent of computer/console games, geeky movies and the peak of heavy metal. While the story is set in the future, it also is a journey back in time that I could relate to.
Thinking of what I will remember most about this book in a year or so, it is probably going to be the story's premise: immerse into my near-perfect virtual world to find the Easter egg I have left behind. Much of the story is pretty straight forward; if you like twists and surprises then this book isn't for you. The storyline is the backdrop for "real life" encounters with the pixelated fantasy worlds of our youth.
The narrator did ok - he didn't stand out for anything but did a solid job with nothing to complain about.
I really wanted to get back to listening whenever I had to do something else. That's usually a sign of a captivating book.
If you know nothing about the 80s with its innocent geek movies and early console games then you will probably not enjoy this book - unless you take it as a reason to dive into this era and explore.
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