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Hounded Audiobook

Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Kimberly Mason 03-21-16 Member Since 2013
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    "unexpected enjoyable listen"

    Reader was awesome... good storyline... didn't think I would enjoy this at the start and was disappointed initially that I had purchased it. .. after listening to everything else in my library I started listening simply because I had already purchased it. .. and I'm glad I did. .. loved Oberon and Atticus.

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    Jack 03-21-16
    Jack 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a bad young adults fiction "

    This is the first time I've reviewed a book but this was pretty bad so hopefully I'll keep someone from losing their money on it. The first tying that threw me off is the main character talks about his Irish accent but the narrator is clearly American. The second thing I noticed was the writing was of poor quality but that could be forgiven to (if you like Twilight).
    Within the first hour the already immortal hero becomes even more immortal and most of the book is either talking about how awesome and powerful he is and how good he is with the ladies. There is little to no explanation as how he became the ultimate warrior, he's superman meets James Bond meets a highschool kid who has read a lot of mythology books and thinks she's a pagan. You feel absolutely no connection with the character and his enemies are a joke so there is no sense of danger. There's absolutely no reason this book should get any good reviews unless you've never read a good fantasy or your a young boy who gets off on how the main character gets every over hot woman he meets naked within twenty minutes, literally. This book was bad, it's only popular for the same reason Fifty Shades of Grey was - hype by people who don't read very often. I really want to rip this writer a new one with a scathing review but I want you to understand I gave it a chance and I'm writing as objectively as I can. Please. PLEASE don't spend money on this and if someone offers it as a gift promptly return it and buy something by a good writer instead like Brandon Sanderson or Jaquiline Carey

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    dave 03-20-16
    dave 03-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "super fun!!"

    I dig the light humor and original take on an old genre of fantasy fiction.

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    Angela 02-24-16
    Angela 02-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awe lnspiring"

    I need more of this series in this voice actors voice. I originally chose this story because I am a druid and I thought listening to a story about a very old druid in America would be amusing at the very least. I fell in love with the story and characters. That is impressive because I am not a fan of first person point of view. I recommend this story to everyone.

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    Amazon Customer Georgia 02-23-16
    Amazon Customer Georgia 02-23-16

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    "Loved it!"

    It took me a little bit to start putting it all together but it was entertaining throughout. A good read that I would recommend to anyone. Looking forward to book two.

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    Bookbound 02-21-16
    Bookbound 02-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I didn't think I would like it."
    What did you love best about Hounded?

    I was wrong. The story was funny and entertaining. His wolfhound was hilarious.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hounded?

    When Oberon quoted Cartman from Southpark.


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    C. J. Anderson 02-19-16
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    "Shut up and TAKE MY MONEY!"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm hooked, I'm a goner, I'm in love....with Oberon.

    Fabulous writing, storyline, narration. I am already moving on to book two.

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    Paul United States 02-16-16
    Paul United States 02-16-16 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.

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    "Great Urban Fantasy"
    If you could sum up Hounded in three words, what would they be?

    Fast, fun, exciting


    What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

    I'd mix some Christopher Moore with some of the best urban fantasy authors. Jeaniene Frost (minus the graphic sex).


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

    Great Irish accents, and impeccable timing for Oberon's one-liners.


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

    Yes, pacing was spot on. The book never felt like it was dragging. There was always something happening or on the brink of happening. It was fast paced without feeling rushed.


    Any additional comments?

    What a great start to a series. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Hounded. The characters are great. From the Gods to the widow to the classic Oberon. Great memorable characters and a whole lot of stories to be told. I'm really looking forward to listening to this series. It doesn't take itself overly serious, but it's got adventure, some romance, lots of characters and some laughs too. Looking for an urban fantasy series without all the romance and sex, this is one to check out.

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    Kindle Customer 02-16-16
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    "fun and exciting"

    Had a lot of fun listening to thus book. The action was non-stop and the characters were well portrayed. I especially enjoyed the humor that Oberon brought to the story.

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    Deborah 02-14-16
    Deborah 02-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome!"

    great story and a great voice. worth every star and even a few more. long life Atticus

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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