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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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    KIA melbourne, Australia 08-08-11
    KIA melbourne, Australia 08-08-11
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    "Hooked!"

    I found the writer very humorous and the narrator entertaining. The voices were executed appropriately for all characters. I appreciate the time the writer took to explain the world the he was creating it was well balanced and structured. Glad this didn’t turn out to be a Romance Urban Fantasy! The Fight scenes kick ass! Can’t wait for the next book, get into this series you won’t regret it

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas J. Owen 08-05-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Surprisingly Enjoyable!"

    Generally I am not a big fan of this genre, but with all the good reviews I thought I would give it a try and am really glad I did. I just finished the third book in the series and can't wait for the next one! Of course the listener must be willing to suspend disbelief as is true with all books of this type, however Hearne at least supplies a thread of logic to the"unbelievable" and always answers the questions which pop into a listener's mind when he asks you to suspend disbelief. In addition, the author writes with a great sense of humor and is adept at creating well developed three dimensional characters, some questionable and some very likable such as Oberon who is my favorite, as well as some very wicked and malevolent ones who sufficiently challenge the talents of the main character of the book. On top of all this, Luke Daniels does an outstanding job of audio performance with his polished accents and his amusing rendition of Oberon. My only complaint is that the books are just too darn short!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hootch 08-04-11
    Hootch 08-04-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Listen ~ Great Story"

    I love the genre, so going into this I had high hopes. Kevin Hearne did not disappoint me one bit! The story was an easy enough to follow but still had enough "depth" to keep my interest perked! Luke Daniels does a great job in narrating a fun, fast story! Love it, bring on the next book, oh and how 'bout a screen play, this book screams movie!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Kelly 08-01-11
    Gary Kelly 08-01-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Oberon rules"

    Buying all three was a given after listening to this book. Worth it just to get to know Oberon :)

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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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    "Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles"

    This is an excellent debut novel by the Author. This novel is original, witty and has extremely likable characters. Keep an eye out for Kevin Hearne (author of Hounded) he's an up and coming writer!!

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    Ainsley Winnipeg, MB, Canada 07-26-11
    Ainsley Winnipeg, MB, Canada 07-26-11 Member Since 2014
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    "unexpected"

    downloaded this on a whim and I am so happy I did... not finished yet, but the narrator is fantastic and the story line is just the right mix of serious (and bloody) action and comedic relief. download... you will not be disappointed!

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    A B 07-23-11
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    "I found a new favorite!"

    If you like Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, you will enjoy The Iron Druid! I was surprised and laughed out loud often! Look forward to more!!

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    Brian Decatur, IL, United States 07-14-11
    Brian Decatur, IL, United States 07-14-11
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    "Great Story, Great Narration"

    Hounded is an excellent fantasy story woven in the modern world. The writing is visual and there are many memorable characters. The narrators voice was a perfect fit for the character. His sometimes stumbling accents, when reading other characters, made it more enjoyable. The occasional campy humor and impossible situations added to it too.

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    Tracey 07-13-11
    Tracey 07-13-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Fun"

    Completely entertaining. I enjoyed it the entire way through. Just bought the other 2 books and can't wait to get to them.

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    Kyle SAINT PETER, MN, United States 07-05-11
    Kyle SAINT PETER, MN, United States 07-05-11
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    "A nice surprise. Will be getting the next book."

    Being a Harry Dresden fan I really enjoyed "Hounded" and found the similarities and differences in the worlds of these two series to be interesting. I love the characters, especially that of Oberon which had me chuckling aloud every now and then. Like others have commented, my only reservation was that I wish the book had been longer because it's one of those where you're not ready for it to end. I'm off to get the next in the series and will hope to see more.

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  • Kim
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    "Another totally 'awesome' urban fantasy!"

    In short if you liked 'Rivers of London' then you will really enjoy this too!
    Hounded is a witty, funny steeped in mythology fast listen. The main character, Atticus is totally beleivable set in modern day USA, and his dog, an Irish Wolfhound called Oberon, is so full of life and funny, but without being naff!
    Luke Daniels characterisation is amazing, I gave this one 5 stars, as I loved it, but would have given Ben Aaranovitch if I could have! Enjoy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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