Hounded : Iron Druid Chronicles

  • by Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by Christopher Ragland
  • Series: Iron Druid Chronicles
  • 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.
Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he's hounded Atticus for centuries. Now the determined deity has tracked him down, and Atticus will need all his power - plus the help of a seductive goddess of death, his vampire and werewolf team of attorneys, a sexy bartender possessed by a Hindu witch, and some good old-fashioned luck of the Irish - to kick some Celtic arse and deliver himself from evil.
This is book one of the Iron Druid Chronicles series. If you would like to hear more, you will find the first chapter of book two – Hexed – at the end of this recording.

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Good, but not great

Would you listen to Hounded again? Why?

To be honest I really struggled to get through the story, i dont know if i would do so again.


Did Christopher Ragland do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

No, the characters are all a little 'kiddy' and over the top. Rather than putting on serious voices for the other characters they feel a bit like Scooby Doo characters. Asides from that the narration is good, the main characters inner monologue sits nicely with the character.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, in fact often in jarred me out of listening to it.


Any additional comments?

The actual story line was great, the characters felt interesting and not too 1 dimensional; however the book is full of little back tracks through history that are completely inaccurate (I know this is a fantasy book, but when a character is supposed to have lived 2 millennia then you would like him to actually know what he is talking about during the past- if not you want an explanation of how this world differs from ours). It all just needs a bit more research OR an explanation to why history is wrong.

I was hoping for something to keep me busy while waiting for the next Dresden Files book, but I think I was setting my scopes to high.

All in all the book isn't bad, in fact its quite good - but not as good as others in this genre/style.

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- Sam

Oh no - another addictive series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I love Atticus and his friends - escapist adventure story which captured my imagination immediately. This book finished all too quickly for me - so I had to buy the next two right away to see what would happen next.


Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Atticus and also The Widow Lady.


Have you listened to any of Christopher Ragland’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This was the first book I have heard narrated by Christopher Ragland - he captured the characters wonderfully and the different voices match very well - though I did have to stop my sewing machine whenever the vampire voice was on - great sibilant whispery effect, but impossible to hear over the machine - will have to buy good headphones to use for the next book. I would definitely look for books narrated by Christopher Ragland - he absolutely understands the author's expression.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Atticus - last of the Druids - man of mystery and magic - a hero with RED hair??


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- Lilian Crossley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK