Audio Book Review: Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles #6) by Kevin Hearne

November 12, 2013 4 Bullet Rating, Audio Book Review, Book Review 1

Audio Book Review: Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles #6) by Kevin HearneHunted by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #6
Also in this series: Staked
Published by Del Rey on June 24, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
Source: Personally Purchased via Audible.com
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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.
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I have to admit that after the last book I debated if I should continue the series or not.  I had some complaints about how one of my favorite characters, Atticus, was lacking in character development and although the stories are great…I wanted more!  Well, bitches, I got it in Hunted!  To me character development is critical in a series.

Hearne wraps up a lot of loose ends in Hunted.  With high action and the array of characters I have come to expect, I was entertained and captivated.  Taking it a step further Hearne still leaves the ending open for more adventures that I cannot wait to explore.  If you are a fan of this series, I don’t think you will be disappointed!  Hearne takes us on a more emotional ride than previous book in this series and I might have even got a little misty in the eyes at one point.

Granuaile begins to take on a much bigger role in Hunted and I enjoyed the feminine feel her personality added to the mix – a touch of diversity in the Iron Druid Chronicles as a whole.  As a fantasy and/or urban fantasy Hunted doesn’t miss its mark.

This audio book is brilliant.  Luke Daniels knocks it out of the park and makes listening to Hunted a complete joy.  With so many difficult pronunciations of different names listening to them spill effortlessly from Daniels takes the story to another level.

~~I rate Hunted 4 out of 5 Bullets~~

4 Bullet Rating

I personally purchased Hunted through Audible.com.  No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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One Response to “Audio Book Review: Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles #6) by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Mirely @ Rumor Has It

    I had such mixed feelings about this book. On one hand it was more of the same and on the other hand it was more of the same. Atticus has pissed off every entity in every pantheon. It was just crazy. I really didn’t like Granuaile. I think I’m missing their connection. Its one thing to tell someone there is a connection and then actually witnessing it. I just think that maybe Kevin Hearne doesn’t write this very well. I remember feeling the same way when Atticus talked about the love of his wife and not feeling a connection with his children or grandchildren. I gave this book two stars but I might change the rating only because in reality Kevin Hearne delivered the same wit, action and drama that we’ve all come to love in all of the other books. I think I’m ready to say goodbye to Druids, though.

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