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Hounded Audiobook

Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

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Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

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

What the Critics Say

"Hearne, a self-professed comic-book nerd, has turned his love of awesome dudes whacking mightily at evil villains into a superb urban fantasy debut.” (Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review)

“A page-turning and often laugh-out-loud funny caper through a mix of the modern and the mythic.” (Ari Marmell, author of The Warlord’s Legacy)

“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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    Mit Patel Indiana 07-24-15
    Mit Patel Indiana 07-24-15 Member Since 2015

    I originally got Audibles to listen to Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings Series. I ended listening to more books like LoTR and HG.

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    YES! Great story to listen to a 4 hour drive there and back. Beat looking at farm land. Let the story entrance you


    What did you like best about this story?

    Easy to follow character with depth of story. Mix of various elements like humor, wits, adventure, combat, and intellgence


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    I had to make sure I listened to this on long drives ONLY


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    A.E. Mads 07-22-15
    A.E. Mads 07-22-15 Member Since 2015

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    I grew up with a collie named Oberon, and reading this book made me feel like he was back. There are so many awesome things about this book, and so many reasons for you to read it. But if you are even slightly on the fence, I beg of you give it a chance just for Oberon!

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    "very good book!"

    This book was amazing! The reader did a wonderful job of bringing the characters alive and making it seen like you were really there!

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    Markanthony 07-16-15
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    "love that wolf hound comedy relief.. lol! awesome"

    Loved it. great comedy relief. story kept me riveted and wanting more. Narration was great...like feeling the character. Will recommend it.

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    Best series in a long time. Seriously... I grew up reading Harry Potter over and over, then listening to it because Jim Dale is amazing. Luke Daniels is Jim Dale amazing. Love the story and characters. I have listened to these books repeatedly dying for the next one.

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    Steven J. Van Rooy 07-15-15 Member Since 2016

    I like Sci-fi and fantasy, occasional fiction, and others. Mid 50's, married, grown children, fairly active life style. I've enjoyed reading since I could read!

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    "Very enjoyable, light reading. Kinda fun!"

    Fun fantasy with a little of everything. Druids, werewolves, witches, and gods. Just go with it, you'll like it!

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    matthew 07-09-15
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    This book lived up to my expectations and then surpassed. Oberon is awesome comic relief. The iron druid is a badass. I can't wait to listen to the next one.

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    Amy Watkins 06-05-15
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    I don't really have any complaints about the book or the narration, it just didn't catch my interest necessarily to continue the series. The dog is hi-larious though!

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    ARenee San Clemente, CA USA 06-03-15
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    This book was entertaining, funny, and enjoyable, but parts were just dumb. I guess that makes this book campy.

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    Kathleen 06-02-15
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    "Funny with action and not your every day supers"

    Fell in love with this book from the start. Funny but with serious action. Loved the use of everyday supernatural like werewolfs and vampires with unusual supernaturals like druids and Celtic Gods.

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