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Publisher's Summary

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plane of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.

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©2011 Kevin Hearne (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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“Kevin Hearne breathes new life into old myths, creating a world both eerily familiar and startlingly original.”(Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Rising)

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  • Grant
  • gainesville, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 08-03-11

Highly entertaining.

A fun read (listen) with action, humor and a romance waiting to happen. Luke Daniels plays the roles well and the story line gives a decent lesson on cultural mythologies. Oberon, (the dog) gives the comic relief....and is easily believable. I often look at my own dog and give her Oberon's attitude and light heartedness. Recommended.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Bummer

I'm really into this series, love the characters & the story line, and the narrator is fantastic. The ending makes it pretty obvious that there will be more to come, and I'll be buying it on the release day. At least I hope there is another book and that events take a turn for the better, as it would be hard to get any worse. I don't want to post any spoilers, but the hero is supposed to be a couple thousand years old. Based on the decisions he makes in this installment you have to wonder how he ever lasted that long. Sheesh! Hope he hurries up with the next book, dying to find out what happens.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Fun series

I've really enjoyed this series so far. Little bit lighter in tone than Dresdan Files but has a similar feel in the snark and sarcasm. Luke Daniels is doing a fine job of reading it.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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I continue to love this series!

What did you love best about Hammered?

Great story, characters and fantastic narration!

What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

It continues the wonderful Iron Druid Series

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

I think Leif is great! He's so straight, yet I find him funny!

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy this series and Luke Daniels is absolutely amazing as a narrator. He has so many fantastic voices and they are all so different. I don't know how he does it but I am constantly impressed with his talent!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Setting the next book up

While there were some great moments in this novel, especially the explanation of desires as savory dog bones, this was a filler novel. It needed to resolve some story lines to let the main characters move forward in later stories and it does it admirably. In and if itself, however, it is not notable for anything other than the combat scenes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Adventures in the Arizons desert

What did you like best about this story?

The characters, and the speed of the story, and the diversity of action within the story.<br/>The wolf hound is a great character in this series. Along with the communication link

Which scene was your favorite?

The show down with Thor, and the scene with Jesus

Was Hammered worth the listening time?

Yes I really enjoyed the book start to finish...the reader is really very good

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 03-25-15

Much wiseassery, badassery, and godawful puns!

What made the experience of listening to Hammered the most enjoyable?

Simply too much fun despite the suspense and mayhem.

What did you like best about this story?

Totally upended view of Thor.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't go there.

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

Too tough to pick only one.

Any additional comments?

The Iron Druid series is delightfully perverse. The performance reader is well suited to the material and the ear. Cussler and Harry Dresden fans ought to scurry over and get in with this series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Across the Rainbow Bridge

If you've read the first two books, you know what's coming just by the title: the promised quest to end the life of Thor is at hand... but not without some stops, side trips, upheavals, and character backstory info dumps along the way. It's by no stretch the best world building I've ever seen, but it gets the job done and opens the world considerably in the process. This tale doesn't pretend to be something it's not. Instead, it just gets out of its own way so the fun can continue.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • DarthVal
  • Hickory, NC, United States
  • 07-07-14

Geekaliscious!

Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

Absolutely! Hammered combines action, humor, and lots of geeky goodness.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

At one point, the main character, Atticus, is having a Spock vs Kirk type debate in his head about which course of action he should choose. Hilarious.

Which scene was your favorite?

There is a scene in which Jesus comes to visit Atticus and warn him about the future.

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

When Atticus admits to having squeed over Neil Gaiman I laughed out loud.

Any additional comments?

One small criticism is that book ended rather abruptly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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An Eye For An Eye Makes Everyone Blind

A teacher used to tell us that “it’s fun until someone gets hurt”.

This time, Atticus O’Sullivan the intrepid Druid, delivers on his promise to help friends get revenge on an old enemy. He is warned that keeping his word will lead to unimagined suffering and possibly his early demise. Does he listen, of course not.

"Hammered" appears to be setting the storyline for the rest of the series. The book is less about Atticus and his close friends in Tempe, Arizona than the prior two books; thus less interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful