by Kevin Hearne
Series: Iron Druid Chronicles, #6
Published by: Random House
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Length: 9 hours and 52 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
Narration Rating: 5
For a 2,000-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.
Don’t miss Kevin Hearne’s novella "Two Ravens and One Crow" at the end of the audiobook.
Hunted by Kevin Hearne the sixth novel in the urban fantasy series the Iron Druid Chronicles is aptly named as Atticus, Garnuaile, and Oberon flee across Europe. The gods, Artemis and Diana are pursuing them and oh boy are they angry. Holy addictive listens this had me on the edge of my seat the entire ride!
Our story picks up right where Trapped left off and listening to the narration of Luke Daniels provided an addictive tale that had me biting my nails, shedding a tear and wondering how Atticus would get them out of this mess. Aside from the hunt, Atticus has to worry about the Norse god Loki who seeks Atticus’s death to unleash the end times known as Ragnarok. Prevented from accessing Tuatha Dé Danann our trio will have to outrun and outwit them all.
We got to enjoy more time with Oberon and much to my delight there were plenty of scenes written from Granuaile’s POV, a trend I hope continues. Hearne slew my heart wide-open as we lose someone dear to us. To make matters worse twists and turns left me reeling. We learn about the Forest of Hearne, which had me pausing to learn more about the folklore behind it.
Action packed with loads of secondary characters, elementals and curious creatures I delighted in listening to Luke Daniels create voices for not only the gods, but others. Brilliantly done, I could see these characters spring to life and proving once again that Hearne and Daniels are beautifully matched. I loved the author’s portrayal of Artemis and Diana from the modern nods to their attire and the gods’ stories.
Atticus continues to amaze me and even when he would like to sit down and weep, he manages to prove what a badass Druid he is. Hunted provided a mix of emotions, darkness, and light. I loved Atticus’ snark, quips, and ability to find humor in the most dangerous of situations. He really is a smartass. He along with Oberon and Garnuaile amuse me with their movie quotes and nods to all things geeky that I adore.
Hearne’s humor combined with his easy flowing storytelling and unique take on lore, gods, and supernatural creatures allowed me to become completely caught up in the hunt and I devoured this audio in a single day.
I loved the ending in which Atticus fulfills an overdue promise to Oberon. It was hilarious and touching. I am excited to learn more.
As an added bonus, the audiobook contains the novella, Two Ravens, and One Crow. Events take place six years into Garnuaile’s training and between the novels, Tricked and Trapped but also help to tie up some loose ends from Hammered. As a fan of the Morrigan and baseball, I loved this tale. Filled with laughter, angry gods, and a naked Morriga. I loved spending additional time in this world.Atticus, Garnuaile, and Oberon flee across Europe as the angry gods, Artemis and Diana, pursuing them in Hunted by Kevin Hearne #loveaudiobooks Click To Tweet
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