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A FRIEND WILL HELP YOU MOVE, BUT A REALLY GOOD FRIEND
WILL HELP MOVE THE BODY
I enjoyed this despite myself. This book and series has been popular for some time. I was afraid it would seem silly or take it's self too seriously, so I avoided it for a long time. It turned out to be a fun book and while Hearne had me at Oberon (the dog), I believe Atticus had a lot to do with me enjoying the book. Atticus is a very likeable guy. He was a breath of fresh air. Atticus could have been a mailman with no magic and I would have enjoyed reading about him. Atticus is a Druid, which appeals to the tree huger in me, since he gets his power from the Earth. There were also Celtic Gods, demons, vampires, werewolves, lawyers, witches and the Fay. I will continue the series as it looks like there is more fun to be had. CAN'T BLAME A HOUND FOR TRYING.
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Where does Hounded rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Very high on the list. The perfornance was admirable and the tone and inflection of voice gave a emersive experience. The book scratched an itch I didn't even knew I had.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Hounded?
The conversations with the protagonist and his dog. It gave me a real Scooby Doo for adults feel and the comic relief was great for spacing the drama.
What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Each character got their own unique voice and they sounded in pitch in tone the same way they behaved. It was truly theatre of the mind and I wallowed in it.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed many times during this book and immediately purchased the subsequent books in the series and finished them within 48 hours. I was smiling the whole time and nearly destroyed my penchant for overbearing cynicism.
Any additional comments?
My hat is off to the author for somehow convincing his publisher to let the book go to press without a clear romantic interest for the protagonist. It took me nearly a week to realize what was different about it and I appreciated the subtlety. There is an easy manner to the story that really lets you kick your feet up. It's not boring or a rip roaring ride. It just feels good like sitting at the ocean and feeling the gentle breeze cascade over your skin while the waves crash against the surf. It promotes a catharsis while discussing violence in a sinister way. Words fail so I will say this. I have been a member for over a year and I have never even considered writing a review until now, even for some of my favorite authors. This is truly a buried treasure that shouldn't be missed for any modern fantasy fan boy.
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In short if you liked 'Rivers of London' then you will really enjoy this too!
Hounded is a witty, funny steeped in mythology fast listen. The main character, Atticus is totally beleivable set in modern day USA, and his dog, an Irish Wolfhound called Oberon, is so full of life and funny, but without being naff!
Luke Daniels characterisation is amazing, I gave this one 5 stars, as I loved it, but would have given Ben Aaranovitch if I could have! Enjoy.
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