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)
I love this series. I enjoy how Hearne can meld mythology and paranormal and produce a fairly seamless storyline. I am sad that Atticus has left his old life and in turn those who were left standing at the end of Hammered. Hearne creates great characters. I am glad that they included an excerpt from the next book, so I know what to look forward to- I was hooked after just a few lines. November seems too far away to have to wait. Luke Daniels is excellent and I have purchased a few other books he has narrated.
Yes, I will probably listen to the whole series again.
What doesn't I like?
one thing I will drag out is the insight into the Navajo mythology.
One of the the best thing about this series is that we get a small insight into different mythologies. Especially relative unknown like Navajo and Celtic (Irish) tho. the more common known Norse also plays a big part in the overall story thru. the books.
I have listen to all the books in the series and Luke Daniels's performances is just as good as in the other books. He really gives the characters life. .
moved me hmmm.. it's strong words. there is a moment were I feared that someone might have died, which scared me a bit. (won't go into details) But mostly I just sit with a big smile on my face.
The only bad thing about this book feels so short. The pace of the story makes time fly and I had to stop listen a few times just to make the book last a bit longer because you just want to keep listening. And if that's not enough, then you get a sneak peak on the first chapter of the next book in the end and it just make the waiting time for book 5 even more painful.
I would listen again for the pure entertainment and humor. The narration is engaging and the story as a stand alone adventure merits relisten.
Atticus remembers his familial past and examines the events with his present knowledge, making the character vulnerable and human.
One character out of the many is so hard as each is so well developed. For this book I would choose Atticus
There are too many laughs to count, but the Leif thread of the story shocked and angered me.
As a continuation of a series it is hard for an author to meet expectation of readers without losing some parts we love. Hearne does not disappoint with this book, he enriches the series and character.
Summing up Tricked in 3 Words: Funny, Fast paced and unpredictable. The new pantheon and enemies kept me guessing and laughing throughout the book.
The questions asked at the intervention of omniscient gods. I dont want to spoil it for anyone but lets just say If I had the chance to ask questions of all knowing beings, I wish I could remember even half of the ones Atticus comes up with.
Oberon, The scoobby do type voice he uses for Oberon always cracks me when paired with the dialog written by Keven Hearne.
I would have liked to listen all at once, it was hard to pick good places to pause to go to work or visit with family.
it had to end. I wish The Iron Druid installments were twice as long. These books go by way too fast! Now I have to figure out what to do until Hearne finishes "Trapped". Bummer.
I just love this series. This is not a stand alone book, you would be lost without reading (or listening) to them in order. Great story, kept my attention all the way through. The narrator Luke Daniels is awesome, by turns serious, sly, amused and yes, even slightly goofy! I may need my own snuggle-bunny lol
I can't wait for book five.
This book starts off a bit flat, just doesn't grab you like the others did. It gets better as it goes. On the whole the story is not quite as good as the other three, but Luke Daniel's performance of Oberon's character had me laughing out loud quite a few times, and that more than made up for it. Like the others in the series, this one has a nice sense of humor that keeps you smiling as you're listening. Well worth the credit. If you're new to the series, start at the beginning - you'll have more fun.
The banter between Atticus and Oberon never disappoints. The characters come alive through Hearne's writing and Daniel's narration.
If I had the time to listen to this from start to finish in one sitting I definitely would have done.
This series continues to impress. I can't wait for the next book and was grateful for the 1st chapter tease of the next entry.
Yes, It was entertaining
The interaction with the different gods.
About the same.
I chuckled sometimes but nothing extreme.
My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.
This was one great listen, and I hated every single interruption. This continuation to the Iron Druid series keeps you at the edge of your seat, and is a great addition. The crossovers between the pantheons of all the major belief systems is so creative and really works for the author. The narrator is excellent and keeps the different voices separate for each character. At this point, I am willing to listen to anything narrated by Mr. Daniels. The only thing that I didn't like was the teaser for the next book in the series. Now I am stuck wanting to hear the next one NOW, and it hasn't been published yet!
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