Hunted by Kevin Hearne
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Date Read: October 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
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.
Publisher: Del Rey, Random House Audio
Also by this author: CarniePunk, Shattered br> br>
Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 3.50
Story Rating: 3.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: The end of Hunted was a little to abrupt and it felt like nothing really happened in the story. I still love the characters but this book in the series left me wanting.
Story Thoughts: Let me start with this, even though I did not enjoy Hunted as much as the rest of the series there was still the Kevin Hearne writing that we all know and love. I can’t pinpoint exactly where the book and I didn’t connect. I wasn’t a fan of having things told from Granuaile’s POV but only because she didn’t sound like her old quippy self. I like her as a character but her POV parts just felt odd. I did like her in the story when it was from Atticus or Oberon though. Also, it felt like there was a lot of action but not a lot going on in Hunted. Yes, there were allies made and bad guys defeated (sort of) but it felt like one big peace treaty negotiation. Nothing wrong with that but Hunted felt more like filler (every series always has that one book that feels that way, this was this series book). Would I read it again? As part of a series reread absolutely. Do I think it would have worked better for me if I could read the next book? Probably.
Character Thoughts: I love Kevin Hearne’s characters. They are the reason I love this series. Atticus, Oberon, and Granuaile are supported by some great characters from Mythology/Folklore/Kevin’s Imagination. There were a few sad moments in Hunted and now there are some characters that will no longer be with us. I will miss them but my favorites are still around. You can’t go wrong with The Iron Druid characters. They just rock!
Narrated By Luke Daniels / Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Luke Daniels is awesome! Seriously I could listen to him read the telephone book. However, he excels at Atticus and Oberon. He is the characters in the Iron Druid series. I couldn’t imagine anyone but him reading them. If you haven’t listened to Luke Daniels read/act/bring to life The Iron Druid Chronicles then you are missing out. I highly recommend him.
Final Thoughts: Even though this wasn’t my favorite, Hunted still had its fun moments. Don’t miss out on the brilliance that is Oberon and Atticus. They do have their moments!
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