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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“Kevin Hearne breathes new life into old myths, creating a world both eerily familiar and startlingly original.”(Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Rising)
There's so much exposition and so little interaction between characters. Not up to his usual standards, and I almost decided not to finish it.
Not as good
He does a great job. Great voice, and he doesn't sound like the usual baritone voice-over guy.
Only if he gets back to a better mix of FUN vs lectures...
I am hooked on the Iron Druid series. The narrator is very expressive and the storyline just pulls you along.
I like the author's irreverent sense of humor.
Only the ones in this series.
I laughed a lot.
In a previous review I mentioned that I felt that each subsequent book got a little bit worse (or perhaps I should say not quite as good as the preceding book). I still stick to that. And after having read the 4th one, it continues true to form.
The story is enjoyable, but not much to it. Luke Daniels does a fine job of narrating and Kevin Hearne brings a lot of life and humor to the characters.
As the other books in the series, if you're looking for an entertaining book with a good, but not too deep story, check this one out. If you're looking for a great literary work ,you might want to look elsewhere.
Dresdin files, Him Butcher. Lead characters are similar. Both work with magic and fight evil!
His voice puts life into the characters. Especially like how he narrates the Irish wolfhound.
No, just enjoyed the story.
I've become a huge fan of Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels thanks to the Iron Druid Chronicles. I hate it when one book ends because I can't wait to get to the next one... I would love to see the series become films, but I fear they wouldn't do the books justice. Fantastic characters, great writing, excellent performance. GET IT!!!
I would have liked the author to spend more time developing the plot. The book contains a whole lot of back story, which is likeable, but there just wasn't enough action. There hasn't been any twists, turns, or surprises, which is disappointing. The first two books did a better job of incorporating action and suspense. It seems like the author rushed this one a bit.
I would recommend Hammered because it is one part of the series, which as a whole has been very enjoyable.
The chase scene with Bakas.
The widow McDunna is still by far one of the most genuine and fun characters.
Yes, the story is gripping and the narrator is excellent.
It reminds me of role playing fantasy.
The narrator changed his voice for different characters. I looked up other books that he narrated and enjoyed them also.
There were several times that the story swelled towards humor or excited danger.
This series is excellent. My son came visiting and I introduced him to the first book and he raced through the series in days.
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