Canines and Cocktails by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson & Chuck Wendig

April 3rd, 2024 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

3rd Apr

I had ordered the ebook and was waiting to see if it would whispersync for audio, when Hearne offered me a code and I immediately dove in. I absolutely love Luke Daniels’ narration of Hearne’s stories and was excited to listen to both Dawson’s and Wendig’s offerings. At just under eight hours, you’ll want to add this to your audio library.

Canines and Cocktails by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson & Chuck Wendig
Canines and Cocktails
by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Chuck Wendig
Series: Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries #4
Narrator: Luke Daniels, Shana Pennington-Baird, Adam Verner
Length: 7 hours and 55 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Author, Purchase
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.45x

Snuggle up with three delightful tales of dogs and drinks from the minds of New York Times bestselling authors Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, and Chuck Wendig.

Oberon the Irish wolfhound and his Boston terrier buddy, Starbuck, not only witness humans waste perfectly good sausage, but also a sneaky murder committed right before their eyes in THE CHARTREUSE CHANTEUSE by Kevin Hearne. Justice demands that someone pay for both crimes, and together with their Druid, Atticus O'Sullivan, and D.I. Rose Badgely of the Launceston police, they'll show the dastardly villain they messed with the wrong good dogs.

THE BARTENDER AND THE BEAST introduces the enchanting world of Arcadia Falls, the setting for Delilah S. Dawson's return to Paranormal Romance. When no-nonsense bartender Cassia King returns to her sleepy hometown in the Georgia mountains to help her sister, she can’t help falling for well-dressed wildlife rehabilitator Riley. But as Cash learns, Arcadia Falls has a secret, and so does the bar's rescue pit bull, Peach Pit...

In WHISKEY SOUR by Chuck Wendig, It was the end of the world and Harry Campbell wanted a drink. He's one of the few who remained in Ouray, Colorado, after everything went to hell—and has decided to willfully fall off the wagon and find a way to make a cocktail he once loved, the whiskey sour. His quest to make a drink will take him beyond the borders of Ouray and into the world fallen under the shadow of the now-gone White Mask disease. But, he won't do it alone—Shepherd Marcy Reyes lends him the courage and pluck of the golden retriever known as Gumball to help him stay alive and stay sane in the process. But Harry's journey holds a greater, more secret purpose—he has questions that remain unanswered about what the rogue AI called Black Swan did to them all, and he intends to have those answers, even if they change him, and perhaps the world, forever.

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Woot! I love a good anthology, especially if it’s from authors I regularly listen to. All three authors are outstanding and I’ve devoured their novels & series. Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries is a subseries to the Iron Druid Chronicles by Hearne. I love these adventures filled with sausage, gravy and sometimes murder. Look out for squirrels! Dawson’s book is a peek into her new paranormal romance series and I am excited for more. Wendig takes us to dark places and his story is set in the world of the Wanderers, a dystopian science fiction that I high recommend.

  • THE CHARTREUSE CHANTEUSE by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels- Fantastic story! When the gang is out for drinks and treats and by treats, I mean tasty sausages on a chartreuse board, things go topsy-turvy with not one but two murders. D.I. Rose Badgely is investigating. When Oberon observes something, it leads Atticus to reveal his own secrets. I had a blast with this one from beginning to end. We even got to see some old friends and catch up. Daniels does a stellar job of capturing Oberon’s enthusiasm, as well as delivering the voices of these beloved characters. 5 cups of coffee.
  • THE BARTENDER AND THE BEAST by Delilah S. Dawson narrated by Shana Pennington-Baird. In this paranormal story, Dawson introduces listeners to Arcadia Falls where we meet bartender, Cassia King, her sister and wildlife rehabilitator Riley. We also met the adorable rescue pug, Peach Pit, who spends her evenings on a cushy chair at the bar. Dead bodies and trouble from Cassia’s past made for an intriguing introduction. I am excited to return to this small Georgia town. Pennington-Baird captured Cassia’s spunk and the voice of the other characters making listening my first choice. 4.5 cups of coffee.
  • WHISKEY SOUR by Chuck Wendig narrated by Adam Verner. This story takes place in the Wanderers world. We go back to Ouray, Colorado and the events in this story take place after book two, Wayward. Harry Campbell, a recovering alcoholic and the town’s bartender, decides he is going to have a drink and not just any. He wants a Whiskey Sour, but to do that, he’ll need to go beyond the borders of their town and seek the fruit man. This was an interesting story as Harry travels with Gumball, a golden retriever provide by Shepard. As he travels, Harry is also in search of answers about Black Swan and what he did to humanity. This was a dark, thoughtful tale that I enjoyed. Verner did a great job bringing voice to Harry as he contemplated his existence. 4 cups of coffee.

Canines & Cocktails was a fun anthology collection from three of my must read authors. Fans of urban fantasy, paranormal romance and Dystopian science fiction will want to grab their earbuds and listen.

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About Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, Wanderers, and Book of Accidents. He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games, film, and television. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his books about writing. He lives in Pennsyltucky with his family. His agent is Stacia Decker, with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner.

About Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson

Delilah S. Dawson writes whimsical and dark Fantasy for adults and teens. Her Blud series for Pocket includes Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. Her YA debut, Servants of the Storm, is a Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, GA, and HIT is about teen assassins in a bank-owned America. Her Geekrotica series under pseudonym Ava Lovelace includes The Lumberfox and The Superfox with The Dapperfox on the way. Look for Wake of Vultures from Orbit Books in October 2015, written as Lila Bowen.

About Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne

Kevin is the NYT bestselling author of the Iron Druid Chronicles, as well as two forthcoming series: The Seven Kennings, an epic fantasy trilogy, and Tales of Pell, a fantasy series co-authored with Delilah S. Dawson.

About Adam Verner

Adam Verner

Adam has worked professionally in the voice over industry for over 20 years, voicing everything from audio books, commercials, online videos, and even the voice of a beer coaster. Yes, indeed, a beer coaster that screams, "Beer thief!" when your brew is snatched.

About Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His background is in classical theater and film. Luke has performed at repertory theaters around the country, but now he resides in the Midwest with his pack.

About Shana Pennington-Baird

Born into a family that loved literature, Shana grew up in Denver, Colorado with her novelist father and her librarian mother. At the tender age of five, she decided that this was the best age ever. She is still five-years old most of the time (real age not withstanding) and that is why Shana was ultimately drawn to the art of voice acting. With a successful 25-year career in musical theatre, Shana became a voice actor when she realized that she could spend more time with her family than she could on stage performing eight shows a week.

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9 Responses to “Canines and Cocktails by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson & Chuck Wendig”

  1. Jen Twimom

    So glad this one finally made it to audio. I devoured it. I got it for Oberon’s tale, but enjoyed the others. Is Dawson’s story from a series? I would love to know more.

  2. Katherine

    I haven’t read any of these authors but this looks fun. I especially love the combination of Wolfhound and Boston Terrier.