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Hounded Audiobook

Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

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....
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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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    Amazon Customer Fairview, OR, United States 02-12-12
    Amazon Customer Fairview, OR, United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2011

    Draco Stormdancer

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    "Fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to Hounded the most enjoyable?

    Luke Daniels Performance and a good story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Dog he was good comedy relife


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Luke Daniels Made Each Carecter Have It's Own Personality


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

    yes but it took me two


    Any additional comments?

    I had Never Heard of this Book beforeYou put it on Sale
    so I Took a Chance
    Now I Must Bye The Other Two Books from the Searies

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    Elizabeth 02-12-12
    Elizabeth 02-12-12
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    "Who can resist an irreverent Irish hero/druid?"

    I stumbled upon this series with the sale on "First Books in a Series" and I am so glad. The writing is fast and funny. The hero is a smart ass and so is his dog. Some of the best dialog is between Atticus and his Irish wolfhound Oberon. The narration is very well done, flowing seamlessly over hard to pronounce Irish and Polish names. Kevin Hearne has done a remarkable job writing a fresh, engaging and funny new Fantasy series.

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    Amazon Customer Kaufman, TX, United States 02-10-12
    Amazon Customer Kaufman, TX, United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit of a kid's book"

    The story felt undeveloped to me. Characters popped in out of nowhere and popped back out again with little notice. Maybe the continuation of this series makes the story come together by filling in the details.

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    parker SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 02-09-12
    parker SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States 02-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "It's ok."
    Any additional comments?

    Disregard the comment that puts this on par with the Dresden Files (pretty much what prompted me to get it). It's decent. Decently funny, decent story, decent characters, decent action. Can't go any higher than that though.

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    Hilary 02-08-12
    Hilary 02-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great humour and very funny conversation"

    Some reviewers wrote that this book would appeal to Dresden fans, so I took a chance on "Hounded". Thanks for that recommendation, you were spot on, Harry would surely get on well with Atticus. I think it would also appeal to followers of John Taylor in "The Nightside" series.

    That mythical and faery beings use modern language, idioms and customs makes perfect sense if they are to survive and remain unnoticed. It is the particular way in which this is done that adds so much to the humour and enjoyment of this book. If you're a ghoul, in a modern world, of course you need a refrigerated van to store those parts of a body you couldn't eat straight away. Oberon, the inquisitive wolf hound, is a gem and I really loved his conversation.

    I very much look forward to collecting the rest of 'The Iron Druid Chronicles" and hope Scott Brick continues to be narrator, he was excellent.

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    Jane Novato, CA, United States 02-08-12
    Jane Novato, CA, United States 02-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "What a romp!"

    Seriously action-packed with a pragmatic streak. Narrator is truly awesome - voices and accents bring out the characters beautifully. Had to get the next two after hearing the first hour of #1. I will definitely re-listen to these!

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    Triniti Sydney, Australia 02-07-12
    Triniti Sydney, Australia 02-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not for adults- better for teens"

    The writing in this novel is very simple.
    I bought the first three books in the series at the same time because Audible was offering them on sale. It was a false saving as I could not make myself finish the series.
    I do believe a young teen would probably enjoy the books but I caution adults to think before purchasing these for themselves. As I said the writing is frustratingly simple and the 'humour' is obvious to the point of being almost patronising.

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    Joseph Chesapeake Beach, MD, United States 02-07-12
    Joseph Chesapeake Beach, MD, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Good, but hoping for improvement"
    Would you try another book from Kevin Hearne and/or Luke Daniels?

    I tried this because it was compared to the Harry Dresden series. I think this has lots of potential and will improve, as most series do, with upcoming books. I was surprised the hero managed to kill 3 of the old Irish gods though.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Hearne? Why or why not?

    I've already downloaded the next in the series


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    Joseph 02-07-12
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    "Good, but hoping for improvement"
    Would you try another book from Kevin Hearne and/or Luke Daniels?

    I tried this because it was compared to the Harry Dresden series. I think this has lots of potential and will improve, as most series do, with upcoming books. I was surprised the hero managed to kill 3 of the old Irish gods though.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Hearne? Why or why not?

    I've already downloaded the next in the series


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    Anne Coldwater, MS, United States 02-06-12
    Anne Coldwater, MS, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Light hearted entertainment"

    The story is amusing and clever. The narration adds to overall quality. The plot was complex enough to hold my interest but was not heavy.

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