Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.
But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.
©2012 Kevin Hearne (P)2012 Random House Audio
“[Kevin] Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wit.... Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.” ("SFF World", on Hounded)
“[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the 21st century.... A snappy narrative voice...a savvy urban fantasy adventure.” (Library Journal, on Hounded)
The Iron Druid Chronicles are romping stories full of wry humor, fast-paced action, social commentary, and cameos from the stars of many pantheons. With Princess Bride quotes. But it's Luke Daniels' great performance that really makes these books wonderful for me. His pacing, his sense of the story's arc, and his characterizations (particularly a wonderfully-doggy, somewhat slobbery, thoroughly endearing Oberon) carry the Iron Druid Chronicles to a new level of enjoyment.
The 3nd book in the series was good but not as great as the first 2, so I held off on this, the 4th. I should not have, it rocked! More Oberon!! Love that dog, I use the voice now for my own dog, I may even name my next one after him! Can't wait for the next in the series, coming November 2012.
Summary of story to me: its hugely FUN. The light friendly telling of the story is GREAT, It makes Atticus feels like a friend of yours, I want to find out what happens next throughout, and I kinda wish Druid-as-a-career could be an option in RL! I would sign up in a minute, lol.
The best way to read.
It was not predictable and it picked up right where Hexed left off. Atticus seems to find himself in one adventure after another. The use of mythology is awesome. This is the chronicle that never ends, there is always something new and unexpected happening. I LOVE Oberon.
I can't, this series is not like anything I have listened to before. It is unique and thus even more entertaining.
No, and I was impressed by his perfomace in this book and the last three in the series. Each caharacter has its own voice and personality. There is no confusion about which character you are listening to like some other books I've listened to.
Yes! You never know what will happen next and how Atticus will deal with it. Characters and events seem to be tied together in one way or another which keeps the reader thinking and wondering...
Can't wait for the next Kevin Hearne book!
I love this series. It is well written, has a great use of language and the narrator has wonderful voices for everyone. I especially like how he portrays Jesus' voice and have pondered on how long it must have taken him to figure how what He should sound like. :) As a Druid, myself, I enjoy the way Hearne brings in the various Celtic deities as well as other pantheons- hopefully todays young people will find the glimpse into a classical education interesting.
I look forward to the next book! Thank you for the pleasurable story.
kevin hearne had to have spent some time on the rez.skinwalkers are not near as evil as the navajo believe thay are.but kevin came close for a white man.just need to ask 3 times to get the truth.
I would probably listen to Tricked again sometime - although I seldom read books over again. I love the Iron Druid series, and their high entertainment value should be experienced more than once.
Although Kevin Hearne creates marvelous characters all around, with flaws and strengths that make them feel real, I must say I have a special place in my heart for Oberon. His hilarious antics, sausage obsession and loyal heart (well, he IS a dog) and unending projects based on the stories Atticus tells him, make him the sweetest thing you ever did see (or hear). Also, Luke Daniels has made an excellent voice for him.
The voices he has made for the different characters fit perfectly. I read the first three books, but now I'm considering buying them in audio version as well - he's that great a story teller. The only one that doesn't fit in my head is the Morrigan - but who can properly make a voice that sounds like it comes from a grave vault?
He also pronounces the Norse words correctly, so I assume he does it for the other mythology words as well. Always nice to hear them said the right way.
I love this urban fantasy - the wittiness and the pace, the great characters, and the plot that involves different mythologies. Kevin Hearne has done his homework for the background stories and history, and that takes this series to the "excellent" level for me.
I think these books are very creative and fun. I love Oberon and the voice that the narrator does for him. Luke Daniels does an awesome job!!
did not read the book
Enjoyed this book but "journey", seriously???
Also, they hate oil company executives but they are driving around in an SUV.
However, I am looking forward to the next one
Well, I listen on my way to and from work and that gives me time to thoroughly enjoy my commute every day. That would not be possible with the hard copy.
When in doubt, blame the dark elves!
All of it! It has everything, action, suspence and above all a Butcher approach to humor.
When our druid learns that Leif " The Bad ass vampire" may have played him all along! Brrr.... the feeling of betrayal is as palaptable as yesterdays laundry.
The length,Good sir! The novell are just to damn short! I think Mr Hearne could have given us a couple of chapters more of Atticus. I would have given 5 stars overall, had it been longer!
I would listen to Tricked again because the story makes me laugh. All of the books in this series make me laugh and I love the story. I really like Atticus as a character.
Any time Oberon speaks is a memorable moment!
Yes. I really like his narrations.
One trick from dying.
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