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Two-thousand-year-old Druid Atticus O'Sullivan travels to Asgard and faces off against the Norse gods to try to prevent Ragnarok in the final battle for the fate of mankind.
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By Michael on 04-18-18
What happened to "Die Angry"
Would you try another book from Kevin Hearne and/or Luke Daniels?
NO!!!! to Hearne but yes to Daniels
What could Kevin Hearne have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Not change the essence of the charictors
What about Luke Daniels’s performance did you like?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Scourged?
most of the book
Any additional comments?
Mr. Hearne changed the essence of the two main characters in the book Atticus went from reluctant strong hero to whine emo looser and Granuaile went from strong woman to magic gold digger. Spoiler Alert. Atticus is or was a very logical man but instead of looking at the root cause of the problems he just blames him self. If the prophecies said that Ragnarok would start after the white beard talk about sea serpents then it was foreordained that it would happen the way it did. If he wants to blame some one why not Oden who let Thore run wild with out raining him in. as for the Olympians they started it when the vampires used the Romans and them to wipe out the druids. but did he say any of that no he just whined about what a bad person he was, what happened to "die angry". Don't even get me started on Granuaile "hay you train me to be a druid, pay for every thing, set me up with ID and bank accounts. then I will %*@# for a few months then dump you when you are at your lowest and take your house" because I don't like that you tried to "save my life" and I don't like who you are as a person. Like she did not know who he was for the last 12 years. Pure gold digger!!!!!!!
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By Anthony on 04-12-18
Very Disappointed. Don't Listen to this one first!
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I am a big fan, his others in the Iron Druid series are great, well-written, and very entertaining. I have listened to the series multiple times, especially before a new installment in the series, so I had to see it through to the end. I have also read his Iron Druid short Stories, the Oberon short stories, and even his Star Wars novel. However, I was extremely disappointed with this novel, and on several levels, and if I listen to the series again, I will not include Scourged. Mr. Daniels was as awesome as usual. My review is no reflection on his wonderful job.
What do you think your next listen will be?
The Last American Vampire - Seth Grahame-Smith (already loaded)
Which scene was your favorite?
Didn't really have one.
Was Scourged worth the listening time?
It was only worth the time because I had to read the last in the series.
Any additional comments?
(Spoilers Ahead) > I believe two things make up the poor writing of Scourged. 1) It seemed like Mr. Hearne was forced to write. I suspect under contractual obligation. It read (listened) as forced... little detail, quick endings to what would have been more intricate scenes in the previous books. I mean, Coyote and Atticus sneak up the mountain, fey and gods dying left and right, and BAM, there's super chick, one and done. Hel, very similar. 2) Mr. Hearne ran out of steam with these characters.I understand that Atticus had caused some trouble but that's what adventure characters do. I don't read fiction to see reality, I want escapism. "Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead." Underdog stories, Tom Jones. Yes, the Iron Druid needed to take a hit, be banned to midgard, crap, take his arm, but all the angst and depression... that's what Hearne wanted to leave with his readers; a car wreck in a casket? Bad form, sir. Bad form. > Granuelle (don't have the book so spelling phonetically), she leaves Atticus, really. I frik'n watched their whole relationship develop. She was with him for 12 years during her training, she didn't pick up on his flaws then, because in the cave, after her tattoos were complete, Atticus saw they had the bonds of love... not lust, love. Leaving him like she did seemed very out of character, and very shallow, and again, THAT'S what you want to leave your fans with, Mr, Hearne? > The dogs, they didn't care what happened to Orla or the puppies? Or Granuelle? Hard to believe, sir. > Owen, no real problems there, except, what was with the freak'n LONG-@$$ conversations with the sloth. Seriously, it was like you needed a higher word count so you created these conversations. He couldn't have some meaningful conversations with his main squeeze, Greta? > And finally, seriously, global warming this, and 'man's a blight on the earth' that, throw some feminism in for some well-rounded blah-blah-blah?. Preachy, again, where's the fun in that? If you want to be preachy write a book on these topics, I'm trying to escape all the crap for an hour or so. > Mr. Hearne, beg the publisher to pull the book, take another year and do a major rewrite, then republish. We will all buy it again, and return happily to your fan base. Until then ... I'll probably move on to another author for my urban fantasy fix. P. Briggs has done some good stuff, or maybe Larry Corriea.
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