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Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3 | [Kevin Hearne]

Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

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....
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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.

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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)

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    Jess Arlington, WA, United States 03-09-12
    Jess Arlington, WA, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow, could not turn this one off"
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    This book was great, I recommend the whole series, and the dogs voice in this made me LOL, I had to listen to many parts repeatedly due to this.

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    Joseph SOCORRO, NM, United States 03-05-12
    Joseph SOCORRO, NM, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Fast paced story and great characters."
    Where does Hammered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 5; the best of the Iron Druids - it requires and delivers an amazing voice agility to clearly reflect the characters and action in this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Even minor characters are well sketched but Atticus, as an ancient,
    conflicted but very thoughtful character is best.


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

    I have listened to all of his Iron Druid performances.


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

    Thor Gets Hammered.


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    Sharon Schafer Bennett The Woodlands, TX, United States 03-04-12
    Sharon Schafer Bennett The Woodlands, TX, United States 03-04-12 Member Since 2014

    My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.

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    "Love this Book!"

    Still liking the Iron Druid. Must have read or listened to the first two to understand this one. That being said, I loved this book and can hardly wait for the next one in the series. Write faster Mr. Hearne!

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    Lorraine Australia 03-04-12
    Lorraine Australia 03-04-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant"

    I loved the book and the whole series. I don't know how I stumbled onto this series, because it's not within the genre I usually prefer, however, the story was so engaging I found myself making excuses to be able to listen to all the book(s). I don't know why it took so long for Kevin Hearne to become "fortnight success" but I can't wait for him to write more books. Kevin is an author I'll keeping searching for. The story is clever, witty and action packed. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the scenes (which was embarrassing at times) and I love the relationship between the druid and his dog. Luke Daniels is a great narrator with a good reading style and timbre in his voice. He's made the books come alive. Well done. I can't wait for the next book -Tricked.

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    Richard Norfolk, VA, United States 03-03-12
    Richard Norfolk, VA, United States 03-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I'm an avid reader who loves having my hands free to work or engage in other projects.

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    "Hammered Heralds Heavier Happenings"

    In this third installment, I found a much darker theme, and a greater sense of loss for our hero, the snarky two millennia old druid. Teaming up with his friends a werewolf and a vampire, as well as a trio of godlike heroes, in order to take out the Norse God of Thunder, Thor.
    Mr. Hearne seems to be getting better at presenting magic, in my opinion. There were fewer instances of Atticus pulling a magical 'fast one' in front of police officers, which got a little old in the first book.
    I found myself liking this book a lot more than the first two, though. Perhaps it was the fact that a majority of the book takes place in Asgard other than Tempe, Arizona.
    I have always preferred the tragic hero, and in this book, I get a little more of what I hoped for, although I still want to see how our hero is going to respond to the great cost of his assistance in this escapade.
    I still think Mr. Hearne's pacing needs improvement, but overall, this has been a much more satisfying offering.

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    Jenny Melbourne, Australia 02-28-12
    Jenny Melbourne, Australia 02-28-12 Member Since 2009
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    "excellent performance enhances a rollicking yarn."

    Every one of the Iron Druid books has been enjoyable, and this one is easily as entertaining as the preceding two. I'm now eagerly awaiting the fourth in the series. Luke Daniels facility with accents fabulous, though I was a tad disconcerted by the ice giants speaking with what sounded to me like a weird cross between East London & Australian accents. Especially since Australia is the last place an Ice Giant would likely come from! Nevertheless this is another fabulous performance and it makes a good story a great listen. Bring on Tricked!!!!

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    Chris Kingsport, TN, United States 02-20-12
    Chris Kingsport, TN, United States 02-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    "This is really, really a great listen."

    Hammered, along with the other Iron Druid books are great. This gives a fresh view to some classic character types. It also gives some humor that will cause you to burst out in laughter at times. This is written well, narrated well and I wouldn't mind if there were 10 more books in the series.

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    Amanda El Paso, TX, United States 02-19-12
    Amanda El Paso, TX, United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2015

    Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.

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    "This is a keeper"
    What made the experience of listening to Hammered the most enjoyable?

    Kevin Hearne has the most amazing sense of humor. My fiance loves this series and he doesn't like anything.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

    My favorite was the opening paragraph.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberon ! He makes me want my own Wolf hound! His wise cracks are unexpected and hilarious


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

    Who knew going green was so dangerous? The last Druid alive has been drawn into a vendetta war with Thor. Who will feed his dog if he doesn't come back


    Any additional comments?

    An author to watch

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    AZGUNFAN 02-18-12
    AZGUNFAN 02-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Very Entertaining! And you'll love the Dog"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hammered to be better than the print version?

    I had both and I like the narators voices. I makes it enjoyable hearing the voice of Addicus. he comes up with some good voices.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Addicus the Irish wolfhound


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Addicus gets the girl/poodle


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

    yes


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    John morrisdale, pa, United States 02-11-12
    John morrisdale, pa, United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "AWESOME!!!"
    Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

    I've already listened to it twice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

    I love Oberon's nonfat 5 cheese bacon latte monologue


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    He is a fantasic narrator. Individual voices, accuate accents, nuf said.


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

    Thor is a giant asshat and deserves to die!


    Any additional comments?

    The Iron Druid series is one of the best urban fantasies ever. Kevin Hearne is second only to Jim Butcher.

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