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Besieged Audiobook

Besieged

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Publisher's Summary

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O'Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, 2,000-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne's New York Times best-selling Iron Druid Chronicles.

©2017 Kevin Hearne (P)2017 Random House Audio

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    Darren 06/08/2017
    Darren 06/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Bring back Christopher Ragland"

    I love the books and have several read by Luke Daniels which I enjoy but I love the characterisation from the previous books Oberon is a legend read by Christopher Ragland but just sounds dumb by Daniels

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    emmanuel 14/08/2017
    emmanuel 14/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "didn't enjoy narration"

    I prefer Christopher Rangland narrating, I don't think luke Daniels does any justice, characters all sound the same

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nik 15/07/2017
    Nik 15/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Awful voice acting!"
    What made the experience of listening to Besieged the most enjoyable?

    Great story. really adds more detail to the series


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Poor voice acting. Accents were terrible. Irish accent sounded like someone doing a bad Jamaican accent! Couldn't tell the difference between male and female characters. Christopher Ragland is 100%better! Too bad he didn't do this book


    Any additional comments?

    Keep Luke Daniels as far away from this series as possible

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 29/07/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved it and catches you up with whats been going on in the in between time! and of course it leads nicely to the next in the series. Ragnarok is coming!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 28/07/2017
    Jennifer 28/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A great collection of short Iron Druid stories."

    Continuing the Iron Druid Chronicles. This collection of short stories won't disappoint Atticus and Oberon fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Egil M. Jones 26/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "argh where is Christopher ragland"

    struggled to listen to it as I'm so used to Chris ragland. Really didn't get on with Luke Daniels. please please get Chris to redo this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tod Werewolf West Yorkshire 13/10/2017
    Tod Werewolf West Yorkshire 13/10/2017
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    "A great selection of short stories "

    A second listening of this book while waiting for the new book from Kevin Hearne.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • James
    Powderly, KY, United States
    13/07/17
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    "Better than a novella"
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    This is one of my top all time favorite series. There are different stories told from different perspectives and a redo of The Demon Barker of Wheat Street by Luke Daniels (Thank the Gods!). Luke Daniels is spectacular with all the voices, it seems to me as if he truly enjoys this series and characters, especially Oberon. The stories are all interesting and add to the stories past and the current storyline. Listening to these stories makes me truly anxious to hear the final book. I pray that Hearne reconsiders and keeps writing IDC novels. Hearing Atticus and Owen swear put a smile on my face all day!

    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    15/07/17
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    "This is a collection of short stories"
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    I thought I had pre-purchased the next installment of the series, not a collection of short stories. I DID enjoy the short stories, just not what I expected.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Stephan
    Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada
    13/08/17
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    "What the heck happened?"

    When I first read the Iron Druid Chronicles, I was so delighted that I preached to all my reading friends about it. I read the two first ones and listened to all the rest, including the novellas, on Audible. Hearne's storytelling and Daniels' thoughtful yet fun delivery were a match made in heaven.
    This book though... My god. Hearne is only rehashing his old jokes (poodles and sausages, over and over) and to say that Daniels is hamming it up would be the understatement of the century. Think Shatner on steroids reading to toddlers. What was a great series for both youths and adults now sounds like a nickelodeon production.r
    Are they bored? Just going through the motions? Whatever it is, the should seriously reassess their work. Both of them turned Oberon into Jar Jar Binks and the franchise into a throwaway trifle.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • J. Darocha
    Durham, NC
    03/11/17
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    "Sigh"

    I really like the series but I had to take away a star because the self- indulgent political preaching got to be so annoying in this one. And the worst part is that the arguments weren’t even well thought-out. It distracts from the story, takes me out of the entertaining experience and frankly, pisses me off. I listen to stuff like this to get away from all the divisive politics I have to see on the internet and everywhere else in my life. Thanks for ruining my entertainment outlet, too. :(

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Craig
    Fountain, Colombia
    20/07/17
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    "Disappointed"

    I really enjoy this series and enjoy listening to Luke Daniels performances. I really didn't enjoy the short stories that jumped around. I was looking forward to the continuation of the story where it left off from Staked. This book feels, rushed, thrown together and is not up to the authors usual story telling. Parts of it are fun but I feel like this is the Phantom Menace of the series. A book I'll listen to/read once or twice but not one I'll come back to over and over again.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Arvada, CO, United States
    22/07/17
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    "Not worth the time"

    I am a huge Kevin Hearne fan, and Luke Daniels does his usual outstanding job performing this book. However the "stories" are terrible. They feel like chapters that were cut from the original stories for a very good reason...they were awful. It seems to be the rage with popular writers to take a collection of half written stories, bad chapters and vetoed story-lines and put them in a book and pass them off as "new works or short stories". Brandon Sanderson is doing it, C.J. Box is doing it, and now it seems that Kevin Hearne has joined the bandwagon.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Melampus
    Seattle, WA
    25/07/17
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    "Yawn..."

    Getting really tired of these short story collections from the Iron Druid. Not likely to buy any others. Hugely disappointed that this was not a full novel.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Craig A.
    Dallas, TX
    17/07/17
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    "A Collection of Short Stories"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The format is a collection of short stories which bounce around in time. Each new story is prefaced with the books that they are before and after. The transitions which attempt to link the stories can be awkward but they are not too annoying. The stories themselves are solid short stories. It's definitely not as good as the Iron Druid books, but it's worth 1 credit. The on benefit of this format is that it's easy to pick up and put down.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Otis Coley
    Crestview, Fl
    04/08/17
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    "A little too political for my taste"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    When I listen to or read a book it is to get away from every day life. I don't want to hear the writer's views on political subjects. I like the Iron Druid series but I didn't care for a couple of the short stories in this collection. I knew this was a collection of short stories when I purchased the book but found myself not really caring for this format.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kevin Hearne? Why or why not?

    I'll probably listen to the last book since I have so much time invested in the series.


    Which character – as performed by Luke Daniels – was your favorite?

    Oberon is always the best.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Massachusetts
    06/08/17
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    "disappointed"

    I love the Iron Druid series because it's funny, witty and different. This book was not exceptional in anyway.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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