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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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    B. Krausse Watauga, Texas, USA 12-09-15
    B. Krausse Watauga, Texas, USA 12-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Captivating from the start"

    I listened to this straight through. I was hooked from the opening chapter. So laugh out loud funny at times I'm glad I was alone in my car. Don't know why it took me so long to find this.

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    malcolm Irving, Texas, USA 12-06-15
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    About to understand a little. Weird!
    Must be a lot of better books. If you enjoy stupid, might be a little fulfilling.

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    "not your formula high fantasy"

    This is what you get when you mix brilliant imagination, very clear writing, cheeky humor, and the best narrator for the task.

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    Tricia A. Hanover, VA 11-19-15
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    "can't finish this"

    I've tried listening to this book several times. The narration is good but the material isn't.

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    "great book"

    I love this book. Its very energetic, entertaining, and funny. I already have the next two.

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    "An excellent read"

    very funny, incredible world and lovable characters, really looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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    Kimberly Boonton, NJ, USA 11-05-15
    Kimberly Boonton, NJ, USA 11-05-15 Member Since 2014

    Reading is an escape.

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    "Good fun"

    An interesting story with a few nice surprises. Great reading makes the humor work well.

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 10-23-15
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 10-23-15 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Very few negatives in this great book!"

    These types of books are hit or miss for me. Sometimes I love them, and sometimes they just miss the mark. This one was one of the good ones! There was just enough supernatural, and just enough great story line to keep things interesting and moving along nicely. The one downside to the story, for me, was the dog. It was explained in the novel that the protagonist had learned to talk to his dog telepathically. That in and of itself would be fine, but the dog understood far too much of what was going on around it, and even made comments and correlations as if he had lived his life in the human world. Just didn't quite match up for me.

    The narrator was fabulous, and really made the book come alive! I am excited about this series, and can't wait to get to the next book!

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    "surprinsingly well done"

    i had reservations, considering some of the crude comic relief that the book of the lamb offered, but i went with it anyway. the story is worth the bad jokes.

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    mmutozee 10-14-15
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    If you could sum up Hounded in three words, what would they be?

    Fun adventure


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hounded?

    I loved the poodles!


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I thought he did a great job with the accent and celtic words.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh. There were many bits of contemporary humor.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been searching for something to read after I finished Dresden. I really don't like Jim Butcher's new series but Druid Chronicles way fill the Dresden void? I already purchased and downloaded Hexed.

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