Thor is a Thunder Turd! Hammered by Kevin Hearne

Posted June 23, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 1 Comment

Thor is a Thunder Turd! Hammered by Kevin HearneHammered by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #3
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published by Brilliance Audio on 07-05-11
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads
three-stars

Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is worse than a blowhard and a bully - he’s ruined countless lives and killed scores of innocents. After centuries, Viking vampire Leif Helgarson is ready to get his vengeance, and he’s asked his friend Atticus O’Sullivan, the last of the Druids, to help take down this Norse nightmare.

One survival strategy has worked for Atticus for more than two thousand years: stay away from the guy with the lightning bolts. But things are heating up in Atticus’s home base of Tempe, Arizona. There’s a vampire turf war brewing, and Russian demon hunters who call themselves the Hammers of God are running rampant. Despite multiple warnings and portents of dire consequences, Atticus and Leif journey to the Norse plane of Asgard, where they team up with a werewolf, a sorcerer, and an army of frost giants for an epic showdown against vicious Valkyries, angry gods, and the hammer-wielding Thunder Thug himself.

Hammered is the 3rd book in Kevin Hearne’s  Iron Druid Chronicles. While we get some of the same humor that I love from Hearne, Hammered was just a bit slower than the last two books. Why? Most of the book reminded me of the LONG journey in Lord of the Rings. You have a group of guys traveling to find Thor, the Thunder God. Why do they want to find Thor? To kill him. Atticus promised Leif that he would help him. And after hearing all of the guys in the group stories (male bonding around the camp fire)  about Thor. Atticus gets a clear picture about what a douche bag Thor is.

Two of my favorite scenes in Hammered was of course the speech that Oberon gives about Triple Nonfat Double Bacon Five-Cheese Mocha and Atticus having a pint and fish-n-chips with Jesus.

While Hammered is not my favorite in the series so far it’s still a must read/listen for fans of the series. Just know that it’s very heavy in mythology and geekery. (Seriously, Atticus does a lot of Star Trek talking to himself LOL)

The Narration:

Ever wonder what a giant squirrel would sound like? According to Luke Daniels it’s much like LotR’s Gollum. I imagine him hugging a nut saying my precious. Daniels truly kept me entertained with all his delightful voices for some of the quirkier characters.

 

 

 

 

About Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His background is in classical theater and film. Luke has performed at repertory theaters around the country, but now he resides in the Midwest with his pack.

About Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne lives with his wife, daughter, and doggies in Colorado. He hugs trees and has been told he has unusually attractive handwriting but you should probably judge that for yourself. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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