Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Review: Hexed (Audiobook)



Hexed by Kevin Hearne
Iron Druid Chronicles #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes
Narrator: Luke Daniels
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Description:
Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn't care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they're badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II. With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor's rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex

My Rating:


My Review:

Hexed picks up right where Hounded left off.  Although Atticus has defeated his arch enemy there are loose ends that need to be tied up.  There are demons flying around looking for Atticus, Atticus still distrusts the local witches and they him, and he's got to clean up the damage to the earth left by the horrible disaster.  On top of all of this, there are some new people in town who don'be believe that Atticus should be there.  Atticus must rush to settle an old score and protect those he has come to care about.

Overall...
Hexed is just as awesome as Hounded and I really enjoyed it.  I love how the action gets started and it never stops.  Atticus stays true to character and I love how he thinks and acts like he is a 2000 year old Druid.  It always seems confusing to me when we have characters who are supposed to have lived for hundreds of years and they still act 15.  Although, I find Oberron to be a bit annoying, I love all the other side characters.  They add a different type of humor to the events.  This is a series that you'd probably want to start from book one since it picks up as soon as Book 1 ends.  While the reader knows the subject of book three, there aren't any cliff hangers and each story has a resolution to the immediate conflict.  The narrator, Mr. Daniels, again did a wonderful job and I really really like that I don't have to pronounce all the names that he has to say.  It just makes it so much easier for me to enjoy the story.  I plan to complete the series on audio.

I'm really so glad that Missie inspired me to start this series with her readalong (even though I couldn't keep up).  This series is definitely a gem.
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18 comments:

  1. A gem? Sounds great. Thanks for the awesome review.

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    1. Definitely a gem. Outside of my comfort zone but so worth it.

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  2. I really liked Hounded too. I picked up this audiobook shortly after the read-along and I can't wait to listen to it. I hear the audios are really good and I'm glad you like the narrator. I too will be happy to hear the names pronounced instead of stumbling over them in my head.

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    1. I love love the audios. Some of my best audio experiences.

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  3. *nailbiting going on*
    I just do not know, the prequel did not tempt me enough

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  4. Oh, the more I hear about these books the more I want to read them. And the audiobook sounds like a good option! thanks for the review.

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    1. You definitely should give it a go. I recommend audio because they are wonderful.

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  5. Yes! I think this series is a gem too! I love Luke Daniels as a narrator. He has a way of making the story come alive!

    Thanks for the shout out.

    *huggles your face*

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    1. Agreed! Well I would not have found the series without you so I am eternally grateful.

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  6. OOOhhh I really need to go ahead and complete the series thus far. I feel like I'm missing out...especially since I loved Hounded so much. I'm glad to know that the action starts immediately and picks up where the other left off and not some obscure date in the future. Great review, I have to download this one soon.

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  7. I think this series gets better as it goes. I like your comment that Atticus acts his age and not like a 20-something college student (except when needed to fool the police). Luke Daniels is an awesome narrator.

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    1. I've become more invested as I've gone along. I heart Luke Daniels :)

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  8. i always 'almost' buy these every time I go to the book store lol!!

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  9. I loved this series, Tricked just showed up on my doorstep - I pre ordered it in about September last year - can't wait to read it!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Oh I can't wait to hear about Tricked! I'll be looking for a review.

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