Audio Review: Trapped | Hunted by Kevin Hearne

Posted April 1, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 6 Comments

Audio Review: Trapped | Hunted by Kevin HearneTrapped by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #5
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published by Random House Audio on 11-27-2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hours and 2 minutes
Source: Purchased
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After twelve years of secret training, Atticus O’Sullivan is finally ready to bind his apprentice, Granuaile, to the earth and double the number of druids in the world. But on the eve of the ritual, the world that thought he was dead abruptly discovers that he’s still alive, and they would much rather he return to the grave. Having no other choice, Atticus, his trusted Irish wolfhound, Oberon, and Granuaile travel to the base of Mount Olympus, where the Roman god Bacchus is anxious to take his sworn revenge—but he’ll have to get in line behind an ancient vampire, a band of dark elves, and an old god of mischief, who all seem to have “kill the druid” at the top of their to-do lists.

 

 

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Wow. We jumped 12 years and Granuaile has completed her training.

  • Tons of Oberon
  • Killer clowns
  • bow bow chicka chicka (but off page) for three sun rises! I know this series is not a romance but it would have been nice to have something. There’s been sexual tension for 12 years. Just kissing would’ve been enough. But Oberon’s reaction was fun.


 

Audio Review: Trapped | Hunted by Kevin HearneHunted by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #6
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published by Random House Audio on June 25th 2013
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

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.

The plot thickens and a chase across Europe.

  • Oberon breaks my heart with his strong loyalty to Atticus
  • Loved getting Granuaile’s POV
  • There’s a death of a secondary character. It was sad and that character will be missed. I kept thinking “they” would come back at the end.
  • Luke Daniels continues to rock the narration
  • Epilogue was great
  • Atticus and Granuaile never had that talk so I dropped it from 5 stars to 4 stars. That talk NEEDED to happen.

 

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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6 responses to “Audio Review: Trapped | Hunted by Kevin Hearne

  1. I read the first book and loved it. I need to continue. I just listened to your sample and might switch to audio to get Luke Daniels’ narration.

    • I think you’re going to enjoy the series. I only have two left to be caught up and then there’s the wait for the final book.

      Since the average time for each audio is around 9 hours I’m saving the last two for my trip in May to KY to visit my sister in law. I’ll be driving alone so that’s 18 hours of audio listening time. LOL