For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.
Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok - AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living - and still have a world to live in.
©2013 Kevin Hearne (P)2013 Random House Audio
"An exciting mix of comedy, action, and mythology... [Atticus] is one of the best main characters currently present in the urban fantasy genre." (Fantasy Book Critic, on Tricked)
"Superb...eminently readable...plenty of quips and zap-pow-bang fighting." (Publishers Weekly, on Hounded)
This is the first time we've heard from Granuaile's POV, and boy did I like her better when I didn't know what she was thinking. Ugh, I actually found myself telling her to shut it and move along. The characters have been written into a corner, and it's all just to-ing and fro-ing in this book.
I hope the next one picks up.
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
The saga continues with more fun adventure and some unexpected twists
Luke is once again the perfect Atticus and Oberon
Not just a pretty boy!
I have become addicted to this story. I read the books in text, and I hear this narrator's voice, and character representations. And who could read this series without anticipation of what Oberon has to say next? Or what zinger Gronual may aim at the next animate obstacle, along with her staff? Or what tricks the "old Druid" may have up his sleeve this time?? I can't wait to find out what mayhem this latest twist will cause in the world that cannot be seen or heard by us mere mortals! And I must still wait another 10 days!!!! Patience is a virtue.. and that will be one of the mantra that just may get me through the next 10 days without fidgeting..
Yes because Luke Daniels is such a good performer.
Oberon of course, he's funny and its great to hear a dog's thoughts.
Sorry, Oberon again.
This series always makes me laugh out loud and that's why I love them.
I love this series, yes some of the books don't have such good storylines as others, but overall they are fab and a great way to escape from the real world. They are such fun to listen to and I can't wait for the next installment. I never want this series to end!
I can not get enough! I absolutely love everything about this series.Luke Daniels brings it all to life.He's my hero( next to Atticus and Oberon)
It was very well done by the narrator. I hesitate to say it was better than the print edition but Mr Damiels narration was very good indeed.
The race of the the 2 druids and Oberon to the English channel. The book is good after that, but this is the highlight of the book.
Yes in this series. He does a great job.
Hearn always manages to mix in humor, especially with Oberon.
I've been enjoying all of these books, as far as what especially makes them the most enjoyable has to be the narrator.
Its a solid enjoyable novel as enjoyable as the first 5.
Oberon. Always Oberon.
I know it's only "sort of" killing off a character, but its' annoying. I was really enjoying the series. It's very well written, exciting and has all the elements of my version of perfect fiction. But now I've abandoned it mid-book.
entertaining, engaging, non-stop-action
Luke Daniels is amazing. His voice is incredibly well suited to playing Atticus and his voices for the other characters are also expertly done (especially Oberon!). I'm often annoyed by male narrators' voices for female characters, but I have never once run into that problem with Daniels. I love his narration so much that I'm searching for other fantasy novels narrated by him (and I've never before sought out books based solely on the narrator).
This whole series has been amazing and I never want it to end. I wish each book was longer but their brevity is part of their appeal. I typically prefer to delve into epic fantasy series, but I gave the first book in the Iron Druid Chronicles a try because I was looking for a light, quick "read" to give me a break from the emotional investment that comes along with being wrapped up in a long, heavy epic fantasy story. Each installment in this series has been fun and generally light, and I always enjoy listening to them. I usually don't like stories that take place on modern-day Earth because I prefer being transported to entirely new fantasy worlds. But these stories have enough magic to keep me satisfied, and the way Hearn interweaves gods from a variety of cultures and times into the plot is intriguing and compelling. In the sixth book, I started to miss some of the characters from the earlier books that have necessarily (based on where the story-line has gone) taken on smaller roles. These books are just serious enough to put me on the edge of my seat with anxiety for the fate of the main characters, but the overall tone of the books is still light enough that I always come away from them in a better mood than when I started listening.
Voracious reader/listener: I usually have one ebook and one audiobook going at a the same time. I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend to switch genres after every book. I'm open to most genres but my favorites in audio are mystery and fantasy (epic and urban both).
Hunted was a definite treat. Fast paced and incredibly exciting, it’s a great addition to the series.
The plot was very exciting, with several twists that were freaking unbelievable. I promise you’ll be at the edge of your seat while reading/listening. The beginning was one of the best in the whole series and I teared up by what happened at the beginning and around 1/3 in. I’m glad we were able to see some emotional pain from Atticus. Don’t get me wrong, I love that the series is lighthearted, but you cannot live 2000+ years without some pain and I’m glad we saw some of that.
I think the book had problems with pacing though. There was so much running around at the beginning – I was so tired on their behalf…I just kept thinking ‘can you please rest a bit?’ – that the end fell a bit flat. I did like it better than the last one because we saw some two very emotional scenes and I think that’s been missing from the series.
It was great to have Granuaile’s POV. It gave me a different perspective on Atticus’ character and it was interesting to see her take on being a Druid. Also, I loved how kick-ass she’s become! She’s definitely holding her own. One thing that bothered me about her character was her penchant to play the disapproving Mommy when men were making off-color jokes. None of the jokes were malicious so I didn’t like her role as ‘defender of womanhood.’ It made her seem like she had a stick up you know what.
As usual, Luke Daniels was awesome. He can do the accents, women’s voices, the serious parts, the funny ones. This is definitely one of the best series in audio out there. If you’ve never listened to an audiobook and are curious, please try this one out. You will thank me for the recommendation.
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