Hexed : Iron Druid Chronicles

  • by Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by Christopher Ragland
  • Series: Iron Druid Chronicles
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
This is book two of the Iron Druid Chronicles. If you would like to hear more, you'll find the first chapter of book three at the end of this recording.


What the Critics Say

"Hexed is an excellent sophomore effort by Kevin Hearne who is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. In short, I highly recommend picking up the Iron Druid Chronicles, which just might make you forget about other urban fantasy novels..." (Fantasy Book Critic)


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Customer Reviews

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A light-hearted and enjoyable listen

Story – 4/5

It has been a while since I listened to the first Iron Druid audiobook, and I am not really sure why – it is a very fun series. As the headline says, a very light-hearted and enjoyable listen. The lightness does mean that you never worry for the characters during battles, which is potentially enhanced further by the narration style, but that is fine - as the world and characters are rich with background and humour.

As far as urban fantasy goes, I think Butcher’s Dresden Files beats this due to having more depth, seriousness when it needs it, and I think the wit is a lot sharper. If however you are looking for a good, lighter alternative having already listened to Dresden, then I would recommend this.

Performance – 4/5

Christopher Ragland overall did a very good job. There were a few questionable accents when they were non-American, but it was infrequent and didn’t detract from my enjoyment. His characters each have their own voice, making them immediately recognisable, and he enhanced the light-hearted nature and humour very well. You might argue that he does the latter part too much though, as there was never really a sense of danger in the big battle at the end for atticus, but I think 4 stars is a fair rating for him.

Overall – 4/5
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- Christopher

The best group of books since Game of Thrones

What did you like most about Hexed?

I love these books, I've tried many chronicle books since I finished Game of Thrones, but haven't found anything!! These books are amazing and can get you very hooked. Strong characters, excellent names wonderful action!!

What other book might you compare Hexed to, and why?

Lord of the Rings meets World of Warcraft

What about Christopher Ragland’s performance did you like?

Christopher is animated, excellent with different voices and reads perfectly!!

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- Brenda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-05-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK