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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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    S. Smith Memphis, TN 08-30-12
    S. Smith Memphis, TN 08-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Really, about 3 1/2 stars"

    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.

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    Mary Warner springs, Ca, United States 08-27-12
    Mary Warner springs, Ca, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "fun series!"
    If you could sum up Hammered in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting series!


    What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

    Dresdin files, Him Butcher. Lead characters are similar. Both work with magic and fight evil!


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice puts life into the characters. Especially like how he narrates the Irish wolfhound.


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

    No, just enjoyed the story.


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    Michael Riverside, CA, United States 08-24-12
    Michael Riverside, CA, United States 08-24-12
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    "Excellent and well worth it"

    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!!!

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    Dave Canada 08-20-12
    Dave Canada 08-20-12
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    "One of my favorit series"

    I really like this series. Which it was a TV show or movie as well. Smart, funny, entertaining.. just a good listen.

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    Alicia San Ramon, CA, United States 08-20-12
    Alicia San Ramon, CA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not quite as good as the first two, seems rushed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Would you recommend Hammered to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend Hammered because it is one part of the series, which as a whole has been very enjoyable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chase scene with Bakas.


    Was Hammered worth the listening time?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    The widow McDunna is still by far one of the most genuine and fun characters.

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    Mario Colon 08-14-12
    Mario Colon 08-14-12
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    "Does not disappoint."

    Does not disappoint pretty much says it all. I would recommend this series to anyone.

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    cheryl Lenox, MI, United States 08-13-12
    cheryl Lenox, MI, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The Iron Druid Chronicles"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the story is gripping and the narrator is excellent.


    What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

    It reminds me of role playing fantasy.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    The narrator changed his voice for different characters. I looked up other books that he narrated and enjoyed them also.


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

    There were several times that the story swelled towards humor or excited danger.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Allen Peterson AF Base 08-12-12
    Allen Peterson AF Base 08-12-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Another GREAT!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hammered to be better than the print version?

    YES!! nice to be able to close your eyes and be brought into the story completly!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The morgan! she brings a great level of mortality to the series.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Luke Daniels always in thrawles the listner from start to finish. never becoming board of the stoy he is reading!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It smells like sausages!!!


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    Mondez Durden Atlanta, GA, United States 08-09-12
    Mondez Durden Atlanta, GA, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES"
    Where does Hammered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As far as fantasy, this is probably one of the best series I've read. Very entertaining and very fun to listen to. Light and breezy, hilarious and full of adventure.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I read a lot of comments saying the book was too long or that people were bored, but I have to say I was thoroughly entertained from the beginning to end. I could see at one point with each chapter describing characters motives some people would get a bit itchy but it was still fun to listen to.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Mr Daniels is an AMAZING voice actor. Just amazing with his accents and his pronunciations. His pacing is good and he treats the material with enthusiasm. He's just awesome.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really enjoying this series. This particular book was more plot driving than the first two but it was a light, fun listen. I really enjoyed it.

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    Steven Mahboula, Kuwait 08-09-12
    Steven Mahboula, Kuwait 08-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Didn't Wanna Like It"
    If you could sum up Hammered in three words, what would they be?

    Funny. Clever. Amusing.


    Would you recommend Hammered to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. This is a guilty read. I did not want to like it, but come on, this is like Buffy in Druid form.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    The text and the performer were well matched.


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