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.
"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)
amazing fun cool magnificent deranged face lovely quick-witted smartly put together luxurious put together amazing
In all truth, I am loving this series. Its entertaining, well written with a balance of history, mith, comedy and modern life. The only thing that makes me wence is the use of the F word. And that is where I am probably a bit to old school. Maybe Audiable could design an app to skip that word?
At any rate, a fanastic tale.
I liked Hounded a lot when I read it--it was cool and the battles were fun--but there were some places where the story got kind of cutesy, especially in scenes with Oberon. I have to say listening to the audiobook made that a different experience entirely. The jokes that came off as saccharine in e-ink landed pretty well in audio. The narrator was professional and really brought the individual characters to life.
One of the most interesting things about this story is the cavalier attitude with which the various pantheons treat human life. People are killed, disposed of, and used as pawns with no guilt or second thoughts whatsoever, even by Atticus himself. It seems true to the old mythologies and to the way such long-lived creatures would view short-timers like us, and it was a refreshing perspective after all the gasping under the weight of the world by other UF protagonists.
So, yeah, good story and great delivery.
I am thoroughly impressed with this audiobook. the narrator did an amazing job of bringing the story to life. about that story, it was full of enough humor, action, and pop culture references to keep me extremely entertained. I highly recommend this audio book for anyone looking for a fun adventure.
I suppose it depends on whether you do more reading or listening.
Luke Daniels did an amazing job narrating this book.
adventurous, imaginative, fun
The Dresden Chronicles because of the use of Urban Fantasy and the witty writing
any scene with Oberon
I am in LOVE with this series! Excellent writing is perfectly executed by Luke Daniels. I am SO glad that I am listening and not trying to pronounce these Old World words. Fast paced, funny, sound world creation and historical research, deep characters, fun and immersive. IT is hard to put these books down! If you like the Dresden Chronicles by Butcher or C. DeLint you will like these books. I greatly prefer this series t Dresden because they are more fun.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
Good story, but no as I have way too many new ones to listen. Good beginning to a series. Great price so I would buy them all on the Semi-annual sale
all the characters had lots of nice features. Enjoyed the humor author had in describing things like a "parking lot"
2nd book I have listen by this reader. Robert Crais's book featuring "Joe Pike". So glad I listen to this book as this reader has a wonderful range I missed before. He does the Nora Roberts McCade brothers, classic Nora
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.
YES! Great story to listen to a 4 hour drive there and back. Beat looking at farm land. Let the story entrance you
Easy to follow character with depth of story. Mix of various elements like humor, wits, adventure, combat, and intellgence
I had to make sure I listened to this on long drives ONLY
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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