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Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5 | [Kevin Hearne]

Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5

After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief.
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After 12 years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of Druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave.

Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge - but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have KILL THE DRUID at the top of their to-do lists.

©2012 Random House Audio (P)2012 Kevin Hearne

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"It may be possible that Hearne and Atticus are the logical heir to Butcher and Dresden." (SFFWorld)

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    Eniqma Westfield, NJ - USA 12-26-12
    Eniqma Westfield, NJ - USA 12-26-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Modern Day Fantasy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Trapped to be better than the print version?

    Great job by Luke Daniels narrating this story. I listen to these books in my car most of the time and actually hearing a different person (or hound, for that matter) speak makes this very lively and easy to listen to. I think these books may actually be more fun to listen to than to read.


    What other book might you compare Trapped to and why?

    "Trapped", like its predecessors, places a 2,000 year old druid into the present, and into the body of a 22 year old. The book draws not only from "Dungeons and Dragons" type fantasy stories but also from Mythology from all over the world. Plus, there is a dose of modern day video gaming when Atticus activates his necklace charms. So the books are pretty unique and hard to compare to other stories.


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

    Luke Daniels turns the book into a play, which is a completely different experience from reading the book. I am always torn between having room for my imagination to paint the images a book creates and being introduced to characters in a "pre-set" way. But if the "pre-set way" is as much fun as in this narration I don't have a problem with it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Iron Druid


    Any additional comments?

    Book 4 was a bit "flat" in terms of storyline. I am happy Kevin Hearne found back to a rich and exciting story in book 5 and look forward to the next one.

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    John Sarasota, FL, United States 12-26-12
    John Sarasota, FL, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2013

    I'm64 years old and a retired design engineer. Rreading audio books since 1954...59 years. Strong interests are music and sf/fantasy, all of which I create myself and enjoy from others.

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    "Swore I wouldn't read this... but glad I did!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book could actually stand alone, but reading it without reading the first four in the series would be, well... idiocy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trapped?

    The binding of the apprentice druid to th earth was excellent in its detail.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Daniels has an uncanny understanding of these characters and how they would sound. Better, he has the even more uncanny ability to portray them in what would probably be their true voice as heard by the author himself.


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

    I listened to it straight through with small food breaks and taking my dog for walks... It kept me completely interested and fascinated every minute.


    Any additional comments?

    I swore I wouldn't read this book bedcause in the last two of the series Mr. Hearne made some unbelievably boorish and badly thought out suggestions. These books books abound in myth and legend and current day people, places and things... all beautifully woven into a wonderful story. However, itoward the end of the last two offerings he makes suggestions that people should destory coal mining eequipment and hurt oil companies,etc., in the misguided belief that this would be a conservation of the resources of Gaya, mother earht. He couches this wrongheadedness and hurtful suggestion in the backdrop of how much druids love and honor the earth. There is no reason why we can't harvest and steward the resources of the earth in a thoughtful, efficent and even loving way. It is incredible to me that a n obvious geniuslike Mr. Hearne does not see that the earth is an apple and we are the seeds. We are meant to consume all that the world has to offer us as food... that we may grow as a gtree ito the Universe and beyond. The myth and construct of Igradisl is not a small planetary theme, but a depiction of all life across time and space. It spans the Universes and gives us a plan for all eternity. That is why it is the myth of such epoch proportions th it i

    It is a shme that Mr. Herane fell into the dating of some of his works b with the small thinking of some of today's partisan politic talking points... when on the whole his work is ageless and timeless. He lends an insight into many of the world's pantehons of gods and goddesses, while bringing some funny and meaningful commentary on the world of today. Sadly, by making suggestions that people destory doal ocompany equipment and hurt the work of others... he falls far short of the mark he normally achieves for his literature. Thakfully, this last book, Trapped, was either better eidted or better thought out by himself so tat there was only one offensive (and actually despicalbloe) sentence in the whole book. In it, he suggests, that something heinous be done to her father and his oil company..." This is so sad. The outragethat was committed upon the 20 children of Newtown, CT a few weeks ago was called "heinous". It is our culture that created and allowed that act of evil... It is time that authors as good as Kevin Hearne think very clearly about what they suggest people should do in their books. Goadings of the nature suggesting heinous things be done to people or their work.... not good. Yes, druids love , honor and respect the earth as we all should. Make your political points in a more conscious way that does not add to the sickness of our already stressed to the limit world.

    Thank you for this book. It refers to so many disparate and yet coherently juxtaposed deas and things and entities... al ith great wit and real charm. I will now read all future offerings from you and await each with great anticipation.

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    jordan Madison, AL, United States 12-25-12
    jordan Madison, AL, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Good laughs good story"
    Where does Trapped rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Iron Druid, is among the best i have listen to in the SyFy world.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not spoiling it.


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    Cherie Molalla, OR, United States 12-24-12
    Cherie Molalla, OR, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Trapped to be better than the print version?

    I really enjoyed all the books this one was most entertaining. Hope There is another in the works because it is a good book to listen to.


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

    They are all great


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    his conversations with the dog always make me laugh.


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    Susan St. Petersburg, FL, United States 12-24-12
    Susan St. Petersburg, FL, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Story weaving that pulls you along"
    What did you love best about Trapped?

    Continuing a great story, leading us along and allowing us to learn more of the myths and legends, as our heroes continue on their struggle.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters and their stories all intertwining..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    christina United States 12-24-12
    christina United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "AWESOME!!! Can't wait for the next story"
    Would you listen to Trapped again? Why?

    Actually on my second read now. I have re read the previous ones at least 3 times each by now. They are all just fantastic!!


    What other book might you compare Trapped to and why?

    I only have two other authors series that I am hooked on. James Patterson and Kathy Riechs. But there is no comparing them. I read them for my crime/investigative fix. The Iron Druid, something totally different. I read these for the enjoyment of a fantasy adventure. Fairies, gods, demons, vampires, werewolves. What's not to love!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I'm not good at tag lines, but they totally need to make this a movie series. I liken it to an adult Harry Potter experience!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book series!! Does not disappoint!

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    Eve 12-24-12
    Eve 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent Fun!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I wouldn't recommend this series to just anybody because you have to be willing to enjoy a story in which mythological creatures, gods and goddesses play a major role. The series, and this book of it, is full of rollicking fun once you are willing to take the plunge.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The druid's dog is my favorite character.


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

    I listened to the entire series performed by Luke Daniels, and his performance is the best I have ever heard. He is ideally suited for this series. I don't know if I would have enjoyed the books as much had I read them myself.


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    ElijahDan Boston Ma 12-24-12
    ElijahDan Boston Ma 12-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "It's Kevin Hearne!, of course it's Great!"
    What made the experience of listening to Trapped the most enjoyable?

    Having read ythe previous Book in the series,(& because its Kevin Hearne!).


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I So Greatly appreciate the "Logic & Reasoning " of so many!,it's hard to pin-point.


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Luke has dies a Great job!,series wouldn't be the same with him adding "Edge"to each charactors personalities.


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

    Laugh,most definately!


    Any additional comments?

    Start from Book 1,"Hounded", & Dont Stop!

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    Michael 12-24-12
    Michael 12-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Another win for Kevin Hearne and the listeners."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trapped?

    It was great to see the first fight scene with our newest Druid. It was a great way to show the work of 12 years not written. Perhaps though my favorite woment was when she first went hunting with the boys. My three favorite characters, humor, and both Kevin and Luke Daniels really allow you to feel like you are there with the charecters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Contact with Gear and when they are working on finishing the tattoos. She wants to drop the facade but he asks, "please, just wait until I finish" (paraphrased). It's not that he didn't love her, it's that their love was strong and they needed to wait just a little longer, finish this one tough task, ensure her safety before he could risk feeling those feelings. And they did wait. Passion is great, but when circumstance force you to hold it in, to wait, that's when you feel everything. The anticipation, the love and concern leading up to the final release.


    Any additional comments?

    Not my favorite "Iron Druid" book and it still gets 5 stars. If that doesn't show a great series I don't know what would

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    John Atlanta, GA, United States 12-16-12
    John Atlanta, GA, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just buy it, it's worth it."

    First, I hate you Kevin for leaving such a cliff hanger ending!

    Second I wish the books were like 16 hours + long; it's such as kick ass series.

    Aside from my whining, the book is go go go from the start and loved it because of that.

    I want more damn it and now I gotta wait till Spring!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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