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The Purloined Poodle

Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 8.5
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4,670 ratings)

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Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it - and furthermore, he knows he can handle it.

When he discovers that a prizewinning poodle has been abducted in Eugene, Oregon, he learns that it's part of a rash of hound abductions all over the Pacific Northwest. Since the police aren't too worried about dogs they assume have run away, Oberon knows it's up to him to track down those hounds and reunite them with their humans. For justice! And gravy!

Engaging the services of his faithful Druid, Oberon must travel throughout Oregon and Washington to question a man with a huge salami, thwart the plans of diabolical squirrels, and avoid, at all costs, a fight with a great big bear.

But if he's going to solve the case of the Purloined Poodle, Oberon will have to recruit the help of a Boston terrier named Starbuck, survive the vegetables in a hipster pot pie, and firmly refuse to be distracted by fire hydrants and rabbits hiding in the rose bushes.

At the end of the day, will it be a sad bowl of dry kibble for the world's finest hound detective, or will everything be coming up sirloins?

The Purloined Poodle is another exciting novella entry in Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid series.

©2016 Kevin Hearne (P)2016 Kevin Hearne

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Very cool story by Kevin and amazing storytelling

Kevin and Luke always keep me wanting more. I suggest listening to the entire Iron Druid Chronicles but only if you enjoy good stories and like to laugh.

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As beautiful as an all beef Buffet.

this was a fun interesting book into the series I really hope that Kevin Hearn makes more books like this in the series. it was really fun to see the perspective of Oberon through the entire story.

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as usual an excellent audio book.

The Iron Druid Chronicles are awesome and this book is no exception. the story was amazing the voices are excellent it was very entertaining I'd recommend it to anybody

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Fun Novela

To start I was a little hesitant as this seem to be a ways away from the main iron Druid plot. Very happy I took the plunge though. Kevin's attention to detail and humor combined with Luke's narration made this a very entertaining listen.

On reflection, I think I might be willing to read a dishwasher instruction manual if these two collaborated on it.

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  • J. Wilson
  • Franklin, PA United States
  • 10-11-16

Got to love the hound..

Wish there are more adventure stories like this. Thoroughly enjoyable from the foreword all the way to the end.
The antics of Oberon and the way Kevin gives life to the characters just makes it entertainment that is worth every penny.

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Fun story

Oberon is an excellent comic relief in the Iron Druid Chronicles but having him as a narrator for an entire short story was a bit too much in my opinion. I find him better in small doses. Still a good story though

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Pretty Juvenile

Luke Daniels remains excellent, Oberon chuckleworthy. Hearne must have written this for a teenage audience

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Don't listen on headphones to avoid hearing loss.

How could the performance have been better?

Unfortunately when making the audio recording for this someone decided it would be a good idea to have one character whisper immediately before another character screams. Repeatedly. Especially in chapter 7 (segment 8).

So while I actually love Luke Daniels' performances throughout this whole series I have been forced to downgrade the Performance & Overall grades for "The Purloined Poodle" in the hope that it will encourage the producers to patch this recording and save someone else from permanent hearing loss.

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Disappointing

Oberon makes a great side kick but he's not a good main character. I found it slow and a bit unengaging. Oberon hardly sounds like a dog at all. Bring on the next full Iron Droid book!!!

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lighthearted and fun

this was a quick read, but absolutely worth the pre-order. I'd definitely recommend it to iron druid fans

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  • Jacky
  • 12-30-18

Lots of fun

At first I thought the change in the narrater would be detrimental, but the story is so enjoyable and laugh out loud funny it really did not matter. I am having so much fun listening to these books it's making it hard for me to find something else to listen to.

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  • Sally K.
  • 01-23-18

granuaile is not in it. Thank God.

good fun and almost educational. too much kissing in the main stories of iron druid.

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  • Roobarb
  • 06-24-17

Good fun

A fun story from Oberon's point of view. I love the way it's narrated. I laughed throughout

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  • Hazel A.
  • 04-22-17

Enjoyable but not essential reading

If you could sum up The Purloined Poodle in three words, what would they be?

An enjoyable distraction

What did you like best about this story?

Everyone loves Oberon, so it's nice he gets to be the star.

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

I've only listened to other Iron Druid but he does those superbly.

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

a few chuckles and smiles.

Any additional comments?

It doesn't really add anything new to the Iron Druid series, just an amusing little aside.

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  • Janine
  • 04-05-17

Irish Wolfhounds Rock!

This is a short romp with Oberon with lots of his trademark wisdom and insight.

He's solving the mystery of missing pedigreed dogs with the help of his friend Atticus, and things will probably get messy and require a bath.

Oberon is such a great character. He had me in stitches in the other Iron Druid books and this one was just too... cute? No no no no... heartwarming!

It's a standalone, so it's not required for Iron Druid. It's a whole lot of fun with the most fantastic dog in literature!

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  • Simon
  • 12-22-16

Another great book let down by poor narration,

Kevin Hearne's writing is his usual high standard, with lots of intriguing references to other media. However Luke Daniel's narration really grates. This is particularly irritating when Christopher Ragland's narration of some of the other Iron Druid Chronicles is so good.

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  • TarX
  • 10-10-16

Incredibly inventive

Everyone who likes the iron Druid Chronicles will has to love this adventure Oberon is getting his Druid into. Everyone who likes dogs will do, too. Refreshing change of pace and perspective compared with the original series. Amazing.

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  • Sassy
  • 09-30-16

The purloined poodle

A wonderful read from the perspective of Oberon. The very first paragraph. "Humans always miss the essential politeness of pugs." got the book off to a great start. The story is engaging. The narrator deserves a pat on the back too. Bringing Oberon's obsession with all things bacon, sausage and gravy to life. As always an extremely good book and story line, with added twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and immersed into the world of Atticus and all things druid.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-16-18

pleasantly surprised

loved it! I was looking for a story around the 3 hour mark. this was really entertaining
I'll be listening to more of his that's for sure

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  • Sonja
  • 05-25-18

a good fun dtory<br />

overall invoice is a little annoying at times.
i prefer the other narrator that other stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-23-17

A lot of fun!

A fun story told from a dog's point of view. I especially loved all of the literary and pop culture references sprinkled throughout the story.

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  • Jamie
  • 09-30-16

An amazing story

Could not stop listening to this story, Oberon makes a great master detective & a very brave hound