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Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 Audiobook

Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    John 04-28-14
    John 04-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "The Greatest Book Series EVER"

    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)

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    LJ Man Madison, United States 04-19-14
    LJ Man Madison, United States 04-19-14 Member Since 2016

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    "This is a great Series."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes in this series. He does a great job.


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

    Hearn always manages to mix in humor, especially with Oberon.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ally FALL RIVER, MA, United States 04-02-14
    Ally FALL RIVER, MA, United States 04-02-14
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    "Great addition"
    What made the experience of listening to Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 the most enjoyable?

    I've been enjoying all of these books, as far as what especially makes them the most enjoyable has to be the narrator.


    What other book might you compare Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 to and why?

    Its a solid enjoyable novel as enjoyable as the first 5.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberon. Always Oberon.


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    Aralynn Mobile, AL, United States 03-25-14
    Aralynn Mobile, AL, United States 03-25-14
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    "Ugh - I hate it when they kill off a character!"

    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.

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    Christy Adelphi, MD, United States 02-28-14
    Christy Adelphi, MD, United States 02-28-14 Member Since 2015
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    "One of My Favorite Series"
    If you could sum up Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, engaging, non-stop-action


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

    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).


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    D.G. 02-08-14
    D.G. 02-08-14 Member Since 2016

    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).

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    "Great addition to the series"

    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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    Michael 02-03-14
    Michael 02-03-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great"

    I'm man enough to say it... I cried a bit. A damn fine addition to the series. Any book and any series that reaches you that profound fly is worth a read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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    Robin in AR WALDRON, AR, United States 01-22-14
    Robin in AR WALDRON, AR, United States 01-22-14

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    "Atticus Lost His Roots and the Story Suffers"

    I have always thought of this series as a "Five Star" winner...until this installment.

    All the things that made me like Atticus so much in the beginning of the series are gone. I miss the tipsy Widow MacDonagh railing against the British and Mr. Semerdjian with his nosiness and hatred of doggy doo. I even miss Helgerson and Hauk. Those people (I use that term loosely as all were not "people" per se) in that neighborhood rooted Atticus in place and and humanized him. They gave the series cohesiveness in the beginning.

    I realize that story must move forward, but this whole book was like a long, long LONG roller coaster ride with Atticus, Oberon and Granuaile sort of hanging on for dear life. All of them were moving very fast, rushing headlong toward....? Home? There is no home anymore. Family? There is no family other than themselves. Friends? They keep being killed off. Like all roller coaster rides, for all the speed and hair-raising loops the ride always ends right where it began.

    I really didn't feel like this installment moved the story along too much. Something is just "off" about this one. I fear the dreaded "storyline degradation" so common in long series may have taken root, replacing Atticus' roots with its own.

    Luke Daniels delivered his usual stellar performance. Thank goodness for that. It was about the only thing that kept me from crying in disappointment at the end of this one.

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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 01-21-14
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 01-21-14 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "Definitely a lesser effort."

    I don't think anyone would consider the Iron Druid anything but pleasant fluff reading. But this slides unpleasantly into the uck zone when Granielle starts to proclaim her love for Atticus in iambic pentameter. Please!
    This is a cute series, but this is a low point in it. The plot is nonexistent and Granielle is too teenage for tolerance. Her voice in the reading does not improve matters.

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    Susan Mukilteo, WA, United States 01-05-14
    Susan Mukilteo, WA, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Give it a miss, threre's little story here"

    This story seems to be an excuse for the author to take a European trip. It was more a travelogue, as more gods chase Atticus around Europe and England. Then make peace in a less-than-satisfying finish. That's it, go read the next book. Seems to be a time filler and setting up for the next book. I'm getting real tired of constantly hearing about how the dog likes sausage, bacon and poodles. And since at the end we find that they are getting one more dog, I'm more dubious about the next book. And I'm a real dog person, too.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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