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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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    Cindy Dalton, GA, United States 10-28-13
    Cindy Dalton, GA, United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Good read"
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    I love this series so far. The narrator does an excellent job as well. I didn't give him kudos in the last reviews but he makes this series worth the listen. The books are well written and do keep my attention. So much happens in these stories you definitely don't get bored.

    I wont give away the story but will say my only issues was the losses at the end of the battle. But had it been real life there would definitely have been losses and probably more than what actually occurred,

    Overall it's an excellent story and the narration is some of the best I've heard. I'd recommend the series.

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    H. Connelly Philadelphia, PA 10-19-13
    H. Connelly Philadelphia, PA 10-19-13 Member Since 2004
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    Would you listen to Hammered again? Why?

    Probably not, it's a great episode but having listened once I don;t think I would need to again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great characters and narration


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    His voice of Oberon is just brilliant. When he speaks for Oberon, I can see exactly what the big Irish hound looks like.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I was a litlte concerned I may not like it based on the publisher's summary, but trusted the high Audible ratings and was not disappointed!

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    Kindle Customer 10-04-13
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    "Honor is giving your word but not blindly"

    Straight up, Luke Daniels is perfect for this Irish druid. But you would think said druid would know that all things aren't the same all the time. Giving your word completely and keeping it no matter what is not always the most honorable thing to do, especially if you don't look down the road to see where it can lead. You would think a man of this age and with his acquired knowledge would know that but then again sometimes you do what you gotta do and rearrange your life as necessary. A druid's life isn't all tea and cakes and always knowing what the right answer is. This is what makes this series so acceptable, so close to what leads our thoughts to conclusions knowing there isn't just one answer and there may not be a right answer. He is the last druid but he is alive, not a hermit or insane from living and losing so many he has truly cared about from old age, if nothing else. He still cares about humanity, individuals, probably deeper than I can because he has outlived so many and chooses to keep caring. The language isn't for children but it isn't slapping you in the face every sentence. You see yourself, your friends, your losses through his eyes. He thinks like you, screws up like you and has to go on living just like you. This book is where some of the characters, so fleshed out in the previous novel, don't survive and so well written that we feel the loss. I found myself grieving for one in particular. I felt the struggle to let go and either move on or let the grief swallow me. The druid has had to move on for over a thousand years yet his humanity is intact. He shoulders his responsibility to the earth, humanity and tries to keep his friends safe. But all isn't as it seems and in there lies the mystery, the subterfuge and how to survive betrayal, questioning friendship and/or loyalty. This is the book that tells you the price of things you never dreamed off. Grab you 2 fingers of something the color of dark golden honey, add a bit of ice, feel the sweat on the glass and ......... listen.

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    Amy 09-25-13
    Amy 09-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Always a good read!"
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    Love the quick wit and sarcasm in the Iron Druid Chronicles. Very entertaining. Would highly recommend the series for anyone who likes light-hearted reads full of funny wit. No graphic violence and only occasion male/female between the sheets activity. :)

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    Sebrina Marianna, FL, United States 09-07-13
    Sebrina Marianna, FL, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "AMAZING Ending had my hair standing on end."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hammered to be better than the print version?

    story took a little time to build up and was foggy in some parts but over all good book to read. The ending made me wish i had more credits to buy the next book, only 5 days to wait.


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    Young Professional Irvine, CA United States 08-26-13
    Young Professional Irvine, CA United States 08-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "If Atticus is Real, Give Him My Number"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Atticus is so likable and I do like Granuaile's zest for life and learning.


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

    I listened to the other books and was pleasantly surprised I have other books waiting for me in my library that he narrates.


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    Michele 08-14-13
    Michele 08-14-13
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    "The Action Continues"
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    I absolutely love all the characters and the relationships between Atticus and each one of them. I simply love Oberon and the Widow MacDonagh. The wit and sarcasm of the characters makes these books fun to read.

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    patrice United States 07-29-13
    patrice United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series!"

    This series keeps calling me back! I love mystical creatures in both normal imagined worlds and this cute Druid is so interesting!

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    Amazon Customer GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 07-21-13
    Amazon Customer GRAND RAPIDS, MI, United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story and great narration"

    I truly enjoy this series and I really truly enjoy the audio version. Luke Daniels is excellent. I highly recommend all of these books.

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    Dan 07-10-13
    Dan 07-10-13 Member Since 2017
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    "More from my favorite Druid & his comedic wolf dog"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hammered to be better than the print version?

    Wouldn't know as I've not read the printed version.


    What other book might you compare Hammered to and why?

    Honestly couldn't compare it to any other book for it is unique compared to most books I've read. Outside of books I might say its comparable slightly to the TrueBlood TV series due only to character association. Basically meaning that any mythical creature Vamps, wolves, gods, Druids, witches, demons etc are all alive & well & possibly living right next door to you!


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

    Personal opinion would be Luke Daniels brings life & personality to the characters with his Voices & the way he narrates the story. The Iron Druid is a great idea a well thought out & written series! With that said I believe that Luke Daniels brings a certain something to every book he narrates, his reading style & voice over for Characters allows the listener to easily identify who's speaking, what's going on & makes immersion into the world of the Iron Druid all that much easier.! My applause to Kevin Hearne on a masterpiece of a series as well as a great choice of narrator by choosing Luke Daniels to breathe Life into Mr. Atticus O'Sullivan & The Trusty wise cracking WolfDog By the name of Oberon. I'm sure narrators like artists fetch varied commissions for their work. One one end you may have Myself who would be the equivelant of a child's finger painting, having hard time giving the finished product away all the way up to Luke Daniels being the equivelant of a Picasso or Micheal Angelo capable of a Masterpiece.! I appreciate Hearnes Love of his series & his insistence on having it one of the Best in the Buisness narrate it into a reality.! Bravo!


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

    No spoilers, this series has moved me in many ways as I've finished book 6 prior to writing this, its been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Happiness, sadness, fear, anticipation, confusion, anger, frustration so on & so on.! The point being this: The pairing Of Hearnes story telling abilities with Daniels Narration Skills allows, NO leaves you helpless to not become emotionally involved with these Charactors, rooting for your favorites & against those you've villianized.! I find myself upset there isn't another book to move onto.!


    Any additional comments?

    Said it before & Ill say it once more risking seeming like I have a "Man Crush" or something.! That isn't the case at all...! Hahaha its more that Ive been listening to audio books nonstop since finding Audible some 2 years or so ago. During which time Ive gone through possible close to 400 books. Some have been good, some have been ok.. Some have been bad & then some Horrible. I've heard great stories Butchered by cheap, half effort editing & Narration? then Mediocre stories made much better with Top Notch narration.! Then every once and a while I find the perfect combo of Story writer & Narrator which together creates "The Perfect Storm" & Like Peanut Butter & Jelly when they get together you end up with something Classic.! Something that will never get old no matter how much you have of it.! Its Satisfying & you want more & more, can't get enough.! Thanks to both Hearne & Daniels for a superb job throughout this entire series!

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