Monday, June 10, 2019

Audiobook Review: Hunted by Kevin Hearne


Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #6
Unabridged
Published: 6/25/13
Publisher: Random House Audio
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hrs. 52 min.
Source: Library

For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is . . . run like hell. 
Crashing the pantheon marathon is the Norse god Loki. Killing Atticus is the only loose end he needs to tie up before unleashing Ragnarok—AKA the Apocalypse. Atticus and Granuaile have to outfox the Olympians and contain the god of mischief if they want to go on living—and still have a world to live in.
My thoughts:

If you haven't tried these books on audiobook, I do suggest you try at least one. I do love Luke Daniel's narration of this series and he is the voice of Atticus in my head. His rendition of Oberon is always spot on and is capable of making me laugh. Like most male narrators, it takes me a while to get used to his female voices but it didn't take me long (like usual) to just fall into the flow and it didn't bother me at all in a few minutes.

The humor of his stories was back in this one and I loved learning about his version of mythology. There was a huge twist that I didn't expect and while I knew what the outcome would have to be, I just didn't know how it would be solved.

The romance in the book was still on the back burner but definitely there. It was cute and there was also a possible partner for Atticus that did surprise but not really at the same time. Atticus, like a lot of males, was clueless until it was too late. It really did make it interesting to see his emotions about this event (which I will evilly not tell... bwa haha).

I give this book 4 stars. My biggest niggle about the book is how it ended. It didn't quite feel like a solid end to me but it wasn't really a cliffie, it just felt unfinished and abrupt although others might tell you otherwise. It just felt that way to me. I will continue the series as I'm curious as to what else Atticus, Granuaile and Oberon have in store for us all next.
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34 comments:

  1. This really is such a fun series! I started it but have yet to finish it. I really need to pick it back up again. So glad you liked this so much!

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    1. I need to finish it as well. Still having fun with the series.

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  2. This one wasn’t my favorite in the series, I didn’t like the change in Atticus. I am glad though that you are listening to the series, the audiobooks are the best.

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    1. Love the audiobooks. I was more into the change in Granuaile and how she is really stepping up.

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  3. I'm not as far along in the series, but I agree that Luke Daniels is the voice of this series.

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  4. Now that I'm finally coming around to audio I might give this series a try.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Oh I have enjoyed this one on audio. I think I've listened to every one in the series this way.

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  5. I've only read one Kevin Hearne book but I really liked it. And I've heard many good things about this series- I may just try them at some point.

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  6. Never read them, though I did try chapter 1 in audio and was not blown away...dunno why really

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    1. You might need more, but then again maybe not. It often takes me a bit to get into UF sometimes.

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  7. I haven't read this author but this does sound good. I don't like fast endings either but it happens quite often it seems.

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    1. This one is fun. Luckily the ending isn't usual for me. :)

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  8. I bought the first book years ago but I still need to read it

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  9. Oh yes... This was a wild one! I do love Luke Daniel's work in this series - Oberon is the best. If you finish the series - you really should try the Oberon's Meaty Mysteries - it's a great set of stories all shared from Oberon's POV as they solve crimes.

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    1. He does such a good job with the series. Will so try to find that series! LOL

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  10. I'd heard the narrations for these was good. I've not tried Daniel before so will check him out.

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    1. Oh Luke Daniels is so good here. I actually haven't heard him in other series yet.

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  11. Ooh this sounds like it has an amazing cast of characters; I do like that it features the goddesses of the hunt.

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  12. I tried reading the first book in the series years ago and just couldn't get into it. I will have to try the audiobook and see if that helps.

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    1. UF sometimes takes a couple of books to really get going. I think the audio has helped me, but then again I do enjoy UF.

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  13. Okay, if I try these, I'll try the audiobooks first! Thanks for the review!!

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  14. I do want to try this series. I've heard such good things. I'm glad this was a good read, though sorry about the end.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  15. I really need to read this series!!

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  16. It DOES always feel a little weird when a male narrator first does female impressions. I'm listening to When Dimple Met Rishi, and it was odd for a minute, but now I'm used to it and it's totally fine. :) I haven't heard of this series, but you're making me want to try it!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Yea, for some reason I don't mind females reading male parts as much. Perhaps it is harder to have a softer voice for a male? *shrug*

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  17. Sometimes an ending can be really frustrating, but you still want to get that next book up to find out what happens! I hope the romance picks up a little more!

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