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Hexed Audiobook

Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2

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Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.

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

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    Sandra Comanche, OK, United States 03-26-12
    Sandra Comanche, OK, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "The dog rocks!"

    I just finished this book and all in all it is a good book. Has a good story, easy to follow, and the narrorator is good. But to be totally honest, the dog 'Oberon' (sp?) alone in this book is worth the credit you spend. I don't know if this book was meant to be funny but the dog will make you laugh out loud! I will never look at a French Poodle again without laughing. (Not a spoiler alert, so don't worry.) I hope this series is as good as the first book, then I will not be disappointed.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    RabidReads 11-19-13
    RabidReads 11-19-13

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    "The writing and the narration are phenomenal!"

    For centuries, Atticus has been lying low trying to stay under the Tuatha Dé Danann’s radar but after what went down in Hounded that’s no longer an option. Oddly enough, instead of lining up to kill him, the old Gods want to enlist his help to dispatch some of their own foes. Hexed is another action-packed installment in Hearne’s The Iron Druid Chronicles; full of demon hunting, manipulative Celtic goddesses and witchy magic. You can’t go wrong with this series on audio; both the writing and the narration are phenomenal. A definite must!

    I love how versatile Luke Daniels’ narration is; he’s a pro at transitioning from one character to the next and does a great job of giving each of them a distinct voice with the help of accents, pitch and tone. I especially enjoyed his Coyote persona because he absolutely nailed the Southern twang and slower paced dialogue. His interpretation of Oberon never fails to bring a smile to my face and I think Daniels’ has Atticus’ POV down to a tee. I was relieved to hear him pronounce “Roosevelt” correctly this time around but he did botch “nocked” (as in an arrow) a few times which was a mild irritant.

    The mythology, multiple plot threads and scheming characters help ensure that this book is never dull. There’s even a bit of sex in this installment, just probably not the fun kind you’re thinking of! Needless to say, the Celtic Chooser of the Slain and the Goddess of War’s tastes are anything but vanilla. However, she’s not the only Tuatha Dé Danann who’s vying for Atticus’ attention; Brighid, the Goddess of poetry, fire, and the forge also wants a piece of the druid pie.

    Oberon still continues to be the star of this series; from his bath time adventures to his doggy humor, I just can’t get enough of his POV. As a dog owner I’ve often wondered what goes on inside their heads and these books do a great job of playing off of that. Atticus comes in second on my list of favourite Iron Druid Chronicles characters; I love how he can talk circles around practically anyone and, can often times diffuse a volatile situation with logic and reason. However, when all else fails there’s always Fragarach or in this case… RPGs!

    Hexed combines intense action with quick-witted humour to create an entertaining experience that’s truly unique. Kevin Hearne and Luke Daniels are quickly becoming one of my favourite audiobook duos; together they transform Atticus’ story into an irresistible, full-bodied adventure.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Newbury Park, CA, United States 07-27-11
    Colleen Newbury Park, CA, United States 07-27-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2"

    Only read this book if you want to be endlessly amused and entertained!!! I can't remember how many times I laughed out loud while reading this book. Once you meet Atticus O'sullivan (the main character, who you first meet in "hounded" the first book in the series) and his...um....friends. You'll be hooked!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy CONROE, TX, United States 06-07-11
    Jeremy CONROE, TX, United States 06-07-11

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    "Fantastic sequel"

    This is a satisfying sequel to the first book. I really enjoyed the dialog and interaction between characters. Oberon really shines, and I'm really looking forward to what ever his fascination will be in the next book. My only real complaint is that there is not enough Laksha (spelling? I listened to it in audio form and Luke Daniels does awesome narration.) There is also not enough epilogue really, in fact the epilogue that it does have feels like it should of been done in book one, which is pretty much what Atticus says. I'm really looking forward to the next book I mean really really looking forward to it. Also poor Atticus, none of the women in his life just want him for himself, they all want his power. I wonder how he's going to get his left ear back in the next book. I also hope he gets more attention from the cops I love how he deals with them. Plus more screen time for his new employee would be good as well.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Hallie PIKESVILLE, MD, United States 02-28-12
    Hallie PIKESVILLE, MD, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2016

    avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.

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    "Love this series!"

    I really love this series. These books are great for my short attention span. They're full of action, comedy and more than a little bit of danger. I'll keep listening as long as Kevin Hearne keeps writing.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lovell Collegeville, PA, United States 12-05-11
    Lovell Collegeville, PA, United States 12-05-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Story - VERY WELL READ!"
    Would you listen to Hexed again? Why?

    I listened to all three books in the series, one after the other!


    What other book might you compare Hexed to and why?

    This book is like the Dresden Files...only I seem to like it better!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love all of the interactions between him and his dog....tooo funny!


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

    No


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Staaj 06-18-12
    Staaj 06-18-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed it more than the first"

    Just like its predecessor, Hounded, Hexed delivers tons of action and lots of laughs. After ridding the world of an obnoxious god and most of the demons he released into the world, you would think Atticus O’Sullivan could get more than a three week break. Nope. Instead, this ancient druid is bombarded by misbehaving demons, irritated gods, and evil witches. Hexed has a lot of the same spirit and energy that Hounded had but I think I liked Hexed a little bit more. Mainly because, at this point in the series, a lot of the character development is out of the way and the actions ensues. And there is lots of it.

    The main conflict in Hexed is centered around a coven of nasty, evil witches. Like supported the Nazis, evil. Atticus teams up with another coven a witches, the good or at least better kind of witches, and some werewolves to take out the mean coven. However, they prove to be a formidable foe.

    In my Hounded review, I forget to mention one of the best characters in the series. Oberon is Atticus’ trusty Irish Wolfhound, with a heart of gold. He fights along side his master, saves the day, provides witty commentary on all of Atticus’ enemies, and is just plan awesome. Oberon makes this book. I can’t believe I forgot to mention him in my Hounded review because he is my favorite characters.

    Once again, the narrator is fantastic. There is such a wide range of characters in these books and performs every character well and with a believable voice. Another great road trip audiobook. It’s fun, engaging, and impossible to stop listening to.

    Overall, I highly recommend this series. Kevin Hearne doesn’t disappoint. I’m eagerly looking forward to my next road trip when I get to listen to the next book in the series.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 02-14-16
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 02-14-16 Member Since 2016

    74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books

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    "Not as good as Number 1 but okay"

    Since I loved Oberon (the dog) best in Hounded, this one left me a bit disappointed - not much of him. However, battle after battle, and a gigantic body count was well done and enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie KIRKLAND, WA, United States 01-07-16
    Leslie KIRKLAND, WA, United States 01-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Somewhat "cheesy" and not much seemed to happen"
    Would you listen to Hexed again? Why?

    Maybe - it was a quick, easy listen to just zone out to, but I was not very compelled by it. The narrators voice was very enjoyable though.


    Any additional comments?

    I seem to have the unique opinion that this book is a little cheesy. Not much really happens in the first book, although things pick up a bit in the second. The dialogue had really silly jokes in it and was just kind of awkward a lot of the time. The narration was great though so in all honesty when I decided to get past that I enjoyed it well enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G. Parish 07-30-15
    G. Parish 07-30-15 Member Since 2013

    Blind Bard

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    "A Ironclad Follow Up"

    This is a solid Ironclad follow up to the first book. The narrator continues to really bring the characters to life and the writing is top notch. Some have compared this series to Dresden. That is unfair. It is better than Dresden.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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