Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hexed by Kevin Hearne (audiobook)

Title:  Hexed (audiobook)
Author: Kevin Hearne
My Rating: B+
Narrator: Luke Daniels

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #2
Main Characters: Atticus
Release Date: June 2011


Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Links to Purchase:

Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
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 Review:

I love these books on audio! OMG, these books are so fun and entertaining and Luke Daniels is simply the best narrator. This book starts off right where Book #1, Hounded, ended. Honestly, I am not even sure that I need to write this review, because everything I said about book #1 is true about this one too. This book has the same cast of characters with a few new bad guys, but overall, the book flows along the same type of story line.

These are books that are so incredibly easy to listen to on audio. For the most part, I can listen to them and not have to worry about my 4 yo walking in on a bad scene, although there is some cussing and violence (it isn't the majority of the audio by any means of the imagination.) Mainly the books follow Atticus' narrative of his life and he has such a humorous viewpoint on all the craziness of his life. As a druid, he has seen a lot of "crazy shit" and has adopted an attitude which completely falls in line with his 21 yo facade. It's funny and irreverent. There is a ton of things happening in these books, a lot of it really not funny at all, but Atticus' inner musings keep it all humorous and fun. Just another really great installment to this series. BTW, Kat & I both agree that we lover Oberon and Luke Daniels' voice for him is just PERFECT!


Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

I have this on audiobook too. I need to listen to it! Maybe I can start listening to it on my commute to work. Nearly two hours each day should put me through it somewhat faster. At least, faster than the rate I'm going at now.

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

The Hub & I listened to the 1st one on audio on our Readers N Ritas trip. He doesn't know it yet but we'll be listening to book #2 on our way home from his sisters house next month.

Luke Daniels does a wonderful narration for these books.

Added bonus... I would never have been able to pronounce many of the sidhe words from the book.

Aurian said...

I have read those books, and loved them too. Now only the wait till april for the 4th one!

Felicia Sparks said...

Oberon is the da bomb! Seriously he is the BEST Character Dog ever!