Audiobook UF Review: Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne (Outstanding)

Posted May 9, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Audiobook / 17 Comments


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Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

Read from May 03 to 05, 2012

Read for Fun!
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.75 (Loved Frank)
Audio Rating (Not part of the overall rating): 5.00

First Thought When Finished: This is possibly the funniest in the series so far!

What I Loved: Just about everything if you really must know! Seriously, it was just a wild fun ride. I love the Coyote character because any time he is involved you know things are not going to go smoothly for “Mr. Druid”! That is very much the case in Tricked. I also loved that Oberon is back in the mix as the loyal doggie that he is and his love of sausages has not waned a bit! I loved getting to know “G” (I listened to this on audiobook so I have no idea how to spell her name) better also and loved the dynamic between Atticus and her! I LOVED LOVED LOVED Frank! I guess after all this rambling I could have just said the characters kicked major hiney! They were top notch and fun!

What I Liked: I really enjoyed the Native American lore that Kevin weaved into Tricked. It was fantastically done and fit the story very nicely. I liked the way that Kevin threw some twists and turns into the story with some older characters and I can’t wait to see how that all plays out. I will admit I am hoping for a change of heart but we will see how that goes. I am sure either way Kevin will do a great job of presenting that story when the time comes!

Audio Review: Luke Daniels hit it out of the park again! I don’t think that I will ever be able to just sit down and read one of these. I would feel like I was missing part of the fun without Luke’s voice in my head!

Final Thought: You must read this series! Seriously, go on and get to the store!

Felicia S
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17 responses to “Audiobook UF Review: Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne (Outstanding)

  1. I just downloaded book 3 so I’m not quite ready for this one. Like you, I think I’ve just fallen in love with this series in audio form. So looking forward to this one since it is the funniest so far.

  2. Definitely the funniest of the series so far. Feels like Hearne’s really feeling confident and comfortable with his characters, enough that he can joke around with them. So sad when Oberon got hurt! Poor boo-boo.

  3. I know I know, I am desperate to continue this series after Hounded. I am on a mission like you to clear out the TBR pile so I can pick up some books that I want to read like this series. Seriously, am drowning in my stupid gluttony…I requested too many books!

    • When you do–just remember:

      1) No drinking while reading unless water out the nose is fun for you

      2) Send me emails with your favorite LOL moments 🙂 (even if it is 5 years from now—it will make me want to reread them)!

  4. I kind of wished I was listening to the series and not reading. I totally can’t wait to catch up & meet Hearne in June.

  5. I do know that EVERYONE loves this series but i just do not know. I frankly do not know.

    I did try this short prequel but it was..well meh

  6. I admit there are some books I become leery of when NA lore is mentioned. However, the way he wrote that first book really makes me not worry. I can’t wait to get to this book. I still need to read the others first. I will. I so enjoyed that first one.

  7. I can’t wait to listen to this! I’m SURE I could never read these books, either. The audiobooks are a must!