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Hounded Audiobook

Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.

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

What the Critics Say

"Hearne, a self-professed comic-book nerd, has turned his love of awesome dudes whacking mightily at evil villains into a superb urban fantasy debut.” (Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review)

“A page-turning and often laugh-out-loud funny caper through a mix of the modern and the mythic.” (Ari Marmell, author of The Warlord’s Legacy)

“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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    Tapioca 01-04-12
    Tapioca 01-04-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Enjoyable, easy, listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Hounded the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did a great job of a believable druid. Ilistened to it twice just because the narrator was so good


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like druids. Enjoyable story that yo could pretty much guess what was going to happen next. Not for those who want to think and ponder, just a nice, delightful plot. Characters were very well described both in appearance and personality.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    The main character is


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J 01-03-12
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    "Fun and Refreshing"

    As someone who has an amateur interest in Druidry and Celtic mythology, I wondered if I would be irked by the author's treatment of these subjects. No worries there, this book was great fun and the lighthearted nature put my original fears to rest. The narration is fantastic and had me laughing out loud multiple times. Definitely get this book in audio format instead of paperback. Luke Daniels brings it to life.

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    Mudfarmer 01-03-12
    Mudfarmer 01-03-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Wish it had lasted longer"

    Good story, good premise, I'm looking forward to the next in the series. Wished it had gone on longer - only eight hours of listening enjoyment for my credit.

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    Gladys davao, Philippines 01-03-12
    Gladys davao, Philippines 01-03-12
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    "Never Thought I'd Like Being Read To"

    I never owned an audible book before but I have listened to TED talks while working on my spreadsheets (does that count as an audible?). Anyway, the Iron Druid was the best companion ever during the tiring end of the year when deadlines left me too tired to read. This ebook was a good companion while I was relaxing. I had it playing in a Kindle and my daughter sat near me and we shared the experience of being read to.
    I love the way Luke Daniels lent his voice and cadence to each character's words. I went through a lot of audibles and chose the one with his voice because it's his voice and his easy-going style that made it easy to understand.
    When I read books, I often fall asleep. With the Iron Druid, I made sure I didn't miss out on the action and stayed wide awake.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hasmi Banff, Alberta, Canada 01-02-12
    Hasmi Banff, Alberta, Canada 01-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Well written, laugh out loud and just a joy"
    What made the experience of listening to Hounded the most enjoyable?

    I stumbled on these books and bought the first because it was on sale. I listened to a 1/4 of the book before running back to buy the other two. They are well written, funny, have great characters and frankly just a sheer joy to listen to. The narrator is fabulous but he has great material to work with. I have to say that Oberon, the dog, is my favourite, although Atticus is a close second. The easy relationship and banter between Atticus and Oberon makes the characterization in these books sing. I'm a lover of myth and history and Hearne has woven both seamlessly into his well written story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters


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

    Oberon


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    Eugene 01-01-12
    Eugene 01-01-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great audiobook"
    Would you listen to Hounded again? Why?

    I would listen again. It not for the great story then just to here the voice and toughts of a Irish wolf hound. Love it


    What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?

    The dog voice


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I would buy it again if I had the chance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Panama City, FL, United States 01-01-12
    Donna Panama City, FL, United States 01-01-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyable book!"

    Reader was great for this book. I enjoyed this book because it was fast paced and easy to listen to. I like the idea the main character is immortal because I will definitely listen to the next book in the series.

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    Ezry 12-31-11
    Ezry 12-31-11
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    "Entertaining"

    Good easy-listening fantasy. I bought the book based on the fab reviews, and while I wasn't bowled over, it grew on me. I think I'm a little old to be swayed by Atticus' hip-dude charms, but Daniels' narration is spot on and enjoyable. I'll order the next in the series.

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    Gavin Smith Seattle, WA USA 12-31-11
    Gavin Smith Seattle, WA USA 12-31-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Not Into "Witches Among Us" Etc But This Was Great"
    Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've tried a number of books that feature modern witches, vampires, etc. and usually find them too goofy or too harsh or unbelievable and stop reading partway through, but this I really enjoyed. The central character is a 2000-year-old Druid who looks and sounds like a thoughtful young man. He has had to be clever and resourceful keeping alive that long, and this book features his toughest challenge yet. It's light in a good way, great writing, great narration. I'm on to the next book in the series...


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    Lynnellen slinger, WI United States 12-30-11
    Lynnellen slinger, WI United States 12-30-11
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    "Awesome Story, Hilarious and informative."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would gladly recommend this book to a friend. It was great listening and instantly went out and bought the next one to continue with the story. The person reading is awesome, his voices he used and the tones were great and kept me


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor, the story itself, the person reading it. Hard to pinpoint just one thing.


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

    If that was the person reading it then excitement, believability and the ability to lose myself totally in the listening instead of growing tired from eyestrain.


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

    A modern Merlin for real??? not sure, I'm lousy with that kind of thing


    Any additional comments?

    absolutely would go see it in the movies but not sure that a movie would be as good as the person narrating it made it....

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