Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook)(Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 6, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

From Goodreads: Tempe, Arizona is as far removed from paranormal activity as is possible. And that’s where Atticus O’Sullivan, rare book salesman, herb peddler, and 2,000 year old Druid – the last of his kind – has decided to set up shop. He’s been on the run, guarding a very powerful sword from a very angry ancient Celtic god for over two millennia now.

But while these years have been good to him – Atticus has become more powerful than he could have possibly imagined – The Morrigan, a very old god of death, has predicted death and doom for our hero, and it’s up to Atticus, with help from a pride of werewolves, and a gorgeous bartender with a secret of her own, to stay alive, hopefully for another thousand years.

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Overall Rating 4.25
Audio Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.00
Humor Rating 4.25
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Note: I had zero preconceived notions going into Hounded other than I heard there were some particularly hilarious moments involving a talking dog. After finishing the book, I can tell you that I laughed out loud almost every chapter! I highly recommend the audio version of this story as Luke Daniels did an excellent job.

What I Loved: The humor in this story was probably one of the best I have read. Atticus (the lead) and Oberon (his dog) were a great buddy duo and even though I guess technically not a bromance, it almost was. I loved the interaction between these two and just a warning, sausages are magic at least according to Oberon (and probably every dog on the planet). It might be because I am a dog lover but I dare anyone not to fall in love with this book based on Oberon alone. Let’s talk Atticus though, he is a fun lead who is smart, funny, and quite frankly great at standing up for what he believes.

What I Liked: I am trying not to give anything away so this will be very generic. All of the side characters in this story are very well-written. There are so many different types of characters involved that you have to appreciate the amount of work Kevin Hearne put into creating this world. The main storyline was very engaging and I kept wanting to rush to the end to see how it played out. I am very glad that I have books 2 and 3 already to continue the journey.

Complaints: None

Why I gave it a 4.25: This was a fun ride that I would recommend to anyone who reads Fantasy books and even those that don’t. Please, if you can, get it on audio–YOU WON’T REGRET IT!

Kevin Hearne

Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles #1)Hexed (Iron Druid Chronicles #2)Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)

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10 responses to “Review: Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Audiobook)(Rating 4.25 Wine Glasses)

  1. Melissa (Books and T

    I'm getting this one in print, but you have me wanting it in audio. This one and Nicole Peeler's books! You are so bad for me. πŸ™‚

  2. Aisle B

    Girl stop stop stop! I can not possibly buy another series! I jut got the Fallen one and now this… you do know I am BROKE ;)Love your review and now… counting my pennies… again. πŸ™‚

  3. Missie

    I also really appreciated the way Hearne brought all the elements of the story together. It was so interesting without being overwhelming. So happy you liked it.

  4. otterdaughter

    I've read all three and they're all awesome reads. Hubby's just finishing up the third. BTW, isn't the stud pictured on the cover slurp-worthy? πŸ™‚

  5. Simcha

    I had just started reading this book and am enjoying it so far. I'm finding the narrator's voice very appealing.

  6. Aurian

    I read the series a few weeks ago, and loved it. My favourite secondary character (other than Oberon and the Morrigan) has to be the widow. She really is something.

  7. Vanessa theJeepDiva

    Next road trip is with the Hub. I wonder if I can get him to go for an audiobook? I've been thinking about this series for a while now. After your last audio book recommendation this just seems like a must buy!

  8. Christi Snow

    I almost started this book last night (actually had it in my hand) and then decided that I was in the mood for something else. I am really looking forward to reading it though. Great review! I need to go to the library and check out their selection of audio books! smiles…