Shattered by Kevin Hearne

Posted September 9, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 6 Comments

Shattered by Kevin HearneShattered by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #7
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Published by Random House Audio on June 17, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 11 hours and 35 minutes
Source: Library
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four-stars

For nearly 2,000 years, only one Druid has walked the Earth - Atticus O’Sullivan, the Iron Druid, whose sharp wit and sharp sword have kept him alive as he’s been pursued by a pantheon of hostile deities. Now he’s got company.

Atticus’ apprentice, Granuaile, is at last a full Druid herself. What’s more, Atticus has defrosted an archdruid long ago frozen in time, a father figure (of sorts) who now goes by the modern equivalent of his old Irish name: Owen Kennedy.

And Owen has some catching up to do.

Atticus takes pleasure in the role reversal, as the student is now the teacher. Between busting Atticus’s chops and trying to fathom a cell phone, Owen must also learn English. For Atticus, the jury’s still out on whether the wily old coot will be an asset in the epic battle with Norse god Loki - or merely a pain in the arse.

But Atticus isn’t the only one with daddy issues. Granuaile faces a great challenge: to exorcise a sorcerer’s spirit that is possessing her father in India. Even with the help of the witch Laksha, Granuaile may be facing a crushing defeat.

As the trio of Druids deals with pestilence-spreading demons, bacon-loving yeti, fierce flying foxes, and frenzied Fae, they’re hoping that this time, three’s a charm.

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Things I loved

  • Owen – He was a great addition to the cast of characters. I loved that we got his POVs
  • Oberon – He is always a favorite of mine and when he has more page time it’s an outstanding addition to the humor.
  • Yetis!
  • Luke Daniel’s narration! He really showcased his talent in Shattered! He did every role perfectly!

 

Things I didn’t love (didn’t hate but could have been different)

  • Multi-POVs for every chapter. I liked that we got Owen and Granuaile’s POVs but I would have like a little less of Granualie as her story felt like a separate story that could have been told through a novella.

One more audio and I’m all caught up for the series finale next year.

 

 

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

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.

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-stars
Narration (Audio)
four-stars
Overall: three-half-stars
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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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6 responses to “Shattered by Kevin Hearne

  1. Ooh nice! I STILL need to read this one! Eek! How did I fall so far behind?! And the series is ending next year?! How did I miss that?! Lots of ?! LOL! Glad to hear you enjoyed this on! Really hoping to read it soon and then the next one to be all caught up! Nice review!
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    • Yeah I have the next one on my phone to listen to but I wanted to space them out a little so the wait for the last book isn’t too long. LOL