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Hammered Audiobook

Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plane of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.

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©2011 Kevin Hearne (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Kevin Hearne breathes new life into old myths, creating a world both eerily familiar and startlingly original.”(Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Rising)

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    Barbara Brookin Fiddletown, CA USA 11-27-12
    Barbara Brookin Fiddletown, CA USA 11-27-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Continuing the tale of the Iron Druid"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Hammered is a quick, fun fantasy read. It's especially good for people who enjoy reading mythology, as Hearne seems determined to explore and humanize each pantheon. Witches (very dodgy), werewolves (very legal), and vampires round out the cast.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are delightful. In this book, figures from Navajo belief are added to the Celtic and Norse deities that were introduced in "Hexed" and "Hounded".


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The interaction between the central characters of the druid Atticus, his initiate Granuaile, and his Irish Wolfhound Oberon is always fun. The story relies heavily on dialogue, which makes it a great audiobook.


    Any additional comments?

    Luke Daniels does a fine job of voicing the many characters, and I'm particularly fond of his rendition of Oberon.

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    Carol Saint James, New York, United States 11-18-12
    Carol Saint James, New York, United States 11-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Liked the first one"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hammered to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version so I cannot compare the two


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

    he ending was excellent and the way the story developed


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any with the dog


    Any additional comments?

    Narration quite good in this book not so in the subsequent books

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    Cory johnston 11-06-12 Member Since 2016

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    "wow. I loved it."

    Absolutley great. I loved leading the back story of some of the characters. The way the narrator is able to convey the perfect amount of sarcasm is just great.

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    Garden Womble Nova Scotia, Canada 11-05-12
    Garden Womble Nova Scotia, Canada 11-05-12 Member Since 2012

    A frequent listener - mostly to mystery, police procedurals and science fantasy, with a few other bits and pieces thrown in. I live on a farm and run my own technical writing business, and listen to audiobooks while knitting and spinning yarn in my spare time.

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    "A good romp, although not my favourite"
    Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

    Yes, I will likely listen to the whole series again. The books make me laugh, especially Oberon, and that's a quality I don't often find in an audiobook. Hammered is probably my least favourite of the 4 Iron Druid books I've listened to - not because it's a bad story, but because I'd come to expect a certain level of humour and contribution by Oberon which was somewhat lacking in Hammered. Otherwise, it's still great story and a good listen.


    What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

    I'd have to compare it to the others in the series - Atticus is a wonderful character and Luke Daniels does an excellent job with the narration in all the books.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the scene with Atticus and the squirrel...well, until the end of that scene.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely - as with the others in the series, I hate having to turn it off!


    Any additional comments?

    Even though I've admitted it wasn't my favourite in the series, it's still definitely worth the credit and the listen. It's just a bit different from the first two books. Don't worry, Oberon is back in spades in the 4th book!

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    Christian 11-01-12
    Christian 11-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, great voices"
    If you could sum up Hammered in three words, what would they be?

    fun


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oberon.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    his voices made me start using his tone for my dogs.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    just a great book altogether.


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    Paul D. Singleton Dallas, TX, United States 10-29-12
    Paul D. Singleton Dallas, TX, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016

    Men's Minister - Hardcore Christian Men

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    "Great series with a great tale"

    What can I say? My wife and I have been listening to this series for a few months now and we truly enjoy it. It is well written and with only a few oops moments, Luke Daniels is a great narrator. This is a great fictional take on all of the made up religions of the world. The only complaint I had was the portrayal of Jesus getting drunk, but like I said it is fiction. Though Jesus is the only real figure in the story, Hearne has done a great job of making the characters seem real and easy to connect to. From Oberon to Leif, the cast with Atticus seems to have a real place in the universe of the series, and that only makes it more fun. For those who have not read any of this series, here's a little teaser of "Hammered". Atticus, the last remaining druid, is taken on a journey to kill the Norse god Thor, who is really a jerk, unlike his Marvel comics counterpart. Each of the cast invloved in this plot, a vampire, a Russian thunder god, an Asian god, and even Atticus himself share thier stories and the reader will have a great time seeing into the depths of motivation for this journey. From midgard to Asgard, be ready for a surprising journey into the supernatural realm!

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    rebekah DENVER, CO, United States 10-01-12
    rebekah DENVER, CO, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Perfect blend!"

    The Iron Druid Chronicles are an excellent blend of humor, fantasy and great storytelling, with just a touch of darkness. The plot is unique and the characters are hilarious. Great books when you want to listen to something that makes you smile and come away feeling happy!

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    DaBeat 09-30-12
    DaBeat 09-30-12
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    "Bacon Latte!"

    I've just started listening to Hammered and just like the first two books, I have to watch myself at work from laughing out loud or snorting. The narration of the various characters are on par in my view, especially Oberon with his obsession of French poodles and love of sausages.

    "Out of the steam, the foam and the froth a man in white with poor eyesight will craft a liquid paradox and it shall be called: The triple non-fat double bacon fried cheese mocha!"

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    Tracy Anna, TX, United States 09-11-12
    Tracy Anna, TX, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2016

    A Christian, Husband, & Geek - in that order!!

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    "The Story Continues!!"
    Any additional comments?

    The story continues - after you listen to the first 2 the third one goes right in line but does not follow the "normal" path you might think. I am glad there is now 4 full books & one shorter book in this series. I cannot recomend this book enough.

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    Venus WAIPAHU, HI, United States 09-10-12
    Venus WAIPAHU, HI, United States 09-10-12
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    "Entertainingly joyful!"

    Luke Daniels' performance is amazing as always and Kevin Hearne does an excellent job continuing this series, I'm looking forward to what is in store for book 4 of this series.

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