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Hammered Audiobook

Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3

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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.

What the Critics Say

“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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    Stephen D. Locklear Seattle WA USA 02-04-13
    Stephen D. Locklear Seattle WA USA 02-04-13

    Musical Theatre fan and practioner

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    "Discovered Hearne's work by accident, reading all"
    What made the experience of listening to Hammered the most enjoyable?

    The reader's style and the wonderful story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog, I just love his mind and how it works - and of course, the sexy Druid


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

    He brings a clear character with his voice, it says so much!


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

    Thor ain't nothin' but a bully with a magic hammer. His ride is pulled by goats, after all.


    Any additional comments?

    I am really enjoying Kevin Hearn's book, the stories are engaging and L. Daniel's reading style is wonderful, and colorful, and fills in the colors and nuance of the story. I am reading all the druid books frist first to last.

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    Kimber 02-02-13
    Kimber 02-02-13
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    "Not as good as the first two, but still great!"
    If you could sum up Hammered in three words, what would they be?

    Full of action


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Leif - you learn a lot more about him in this story. A great vampire - not one of those wussy Twighlight guys! :)


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    Luke is the best narrator I've ever heard


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

    Not as much as the first two, but yet


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G Fitterer ITHACA, NY, United States 01-29-13
    G Fitterer ITHACA, NY, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story and great narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Hammered the most enjoyable?

    I like how all gods exist and how some are nice and some are not. The entire premise is very silly yet at the same time fun to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Atticus of course. I like how he is always overconfident, fails because he is fallible and yet figures out a way to come out alive.


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

    Luke does a great job pulling me into the story with his interpretation of what the story is about. One of my favorite narrators. Up there with Jim Dale.


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

    Laugh, especially when Oberon is in the scene.


    Any additional comments?

    This story drags on a bit but overall still up there as well worth listening to. Glad I bought it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dan or Adrienne Seattle 01-12-13
    Dan or Adrienne Seattle 01-12-13 Member Since 2011

    Warrior Poet

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    "Excellent!"
    Where does Hammered rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A great series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hammered?

    The whole book was a fun ride, from start to finish. Just like all the rest of the series.


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

    Amazing and funny, Luke Daniels is talented and a joy to listen to


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    robert BEAVERTON, OREGON, United States 01-11-13
    robert BEAVERTON, OREGON, United States 01-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Irreverence"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. Despite the pop culture references and the always enjoyable banter between Atticus and Oberon, the competent reading by Luke aside, this book was poorly developed.


    What was most disappointing about Kevin Hearne’s story?

    The fact that the rest of this book was tarnished by the author and the characters irreverence for the gods....All of them. Thor dead at the hands of a Vampire? Not even interesting, the reasons behind the characters reasons were not compelling. Even the long awaited story of Leif was not enthralling nor interesting. Sorry to say I will no longer ne reading this series and will recommend that no one else does either.


    Did Hammered inspire you to do anything?

    This review and write an original Druid story that does the culture proud


    Any additional comments?

    Yes. Mr. Hearne has great potential as seen in the Atticus Jesus, Mary, Morrigan, Oberon and Coyote interactions but his arrogance and his characters arrogance are not earned and therefor not respected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol A. Godbout Laconia, NH 01-07-13
    Carol A. Godbout Laconia, NH 01-07-13 Member Since 2016

    Corgi Lover

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    "Love The Iron Druid Series!"
    If you could sum up Hammered in three words, what would they be?

    Surprisingly Excellent Series


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oberon is a funny character and I love all the goofy things that he comes up with, it makes me wonder what kind of things my dogs would say to me if we could speak to each other!


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

    Luke is hands down the perfect voice for Atticus. He does a great Oberon and I wouldn't have found a better voice for Oberon just by reading the book on my own.


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

    I do a lot of laughing aloud while listening to this book while I am at work. People turn and look at me and start laughing too, even though they have no idea what it is that I am laughing at! When I explain to them why I am laughing they laugh even harder, especially when it is something that Oberon has said.


    Any additional comments?

    I am surprisingly very happy I decided to read this series. It constantly has me writing down notes to myself to look things up. I have a list I have to sit down with on my computer sometime to look up, such as, is Coyote really a sort of god, what is a druid, and all sorts of other things that I want to Google when I have the time.
    Kevin had to do some serious research on a lot of the dated information that the characters speak of, and those are the kinds of things that have me wanting to sit at my computer to research for myself.

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    clint greenbrier, AR, United States 01-06-13
    clint greenbrier, AR, United States 01-06-13
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    "AWESOME...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a awesome series...


    What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

    the entire Iron Druid series


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    I must say that Luke Daniels is one of the best narrators I have heard. I have listened to several series simply because he was reading them and found them all equally as good as the iron druid. He has a incredible range of abilities.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana ypsilanti, MI, United States 01-03-13
    Dana ypsilanti, MI, United States 01-03-13 Member Since 2016

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    "We Should All Get Hammered!"

    This was my favorite of the first three books in the Iron Druid series. I'll be starting the next book right after this.... so I'll make it short.

    If you are brand new to this series then I urge you to, by all means, get Hammered... but you REALLY want to listen/read the books in order.

    As to how this book stacks up to the two books preceding it, I seem to differ in opinion from many. I very much enjoyed this story and the new characters introduced. I can see how the mythology might be much for some if that's not their thing and this book is heavy on mythological characters; but I found most of it to be quite facsinating. I loved bonding with the new cast of characters (and some familiar ones) over the campfire as Atticus solidified his bonds with them as well.

    As much as I love Oberon, I didn't miss him. He is not featured as prominently in this book so if Oberon is your favorite character and the reason you read the books, then you might be disappointed. I found that there was still an enormous amount of humor in this book. I especially enjoyed the banter between Jesus and Atticus and Leif and Atticus.
    My deep love/appreciation of Atticus(and Kevin Hearne) grew with mention of his love/appreciation of Neil Gaiman and with his playful jabs at It's a Small World and Budweiser/American beer.

    The epilogue is a diabolical teaser, however, and if the fourth book wasn't already available I might have been just a tad irritated. I cannot wait to find out the fates/futures of many of the characters.


    Once again... kudos to Luke Daniels' narration. His narration and Hearne's writing make for a wonderful combination.

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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 12-21-12
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't mess with a Druid!"
    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    He does them all well. His Russian accent is awesome so I would say Perun, the russian god of thunder.


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

    Gods, watch ye back. There is a Druid on the loose.


    Any additional comments?

    Great great series. So much fun. If you like mythology of all cultures mashed together into modern pop culture then these are your books. Suspend belief and just role with it. It is a fun ride. I'm on to the next in the series. TRICKED!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. Horn 12-11-12
    G. Horn 12-11-12

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "I love the Hearne, Daniels & Druid series Trifecta"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hammered to be better than the print version?

    Oh yes, Daniels sees to that!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Oberon the Dog.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any with Oberon the Dog.


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

    Yes and tried to.


    Any additional comments?

    Cannot wait until the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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