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Staked Audiobook

Staked

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Publisher's Summary

Iron Druid Atticus O'Sullivan, hero of Kevin Hearne's epic New York Times best-selling urban fantasy series, has a point to make - and then drive into a vampire's heart.

When a druid has lived for 2,000 years like Atticus, he's bound to run afoul of a few vampires. Make that legions of them. Even his former friend and legal counsel turned out to be a bloodsucking backstabber.

Now the toothy troublemakers - led by power-mad Theophilus - have become a huge problem requiring a solution. It's time to make a stand. As always, Atticus wouldn't mind a little backup. But his allies have problems of their own.

Ill-tempered archdruid Owen Kennedy is having a wee bit of troll trouble: turns out when you stiff a troll, it's not water under the bridge. Meanwhile, Granuaile is desperate to free herself of the Norse god Loki's mark and elude his powers of divination - a quest that will bring her face to face with several Slavic nightmares.

As Atticus globetrots to stop his nemesis, Theophilus, the journey leads to Rome. What better place to end an immortal than the Eternal City? But poetic justice won't come without a price: in order to defeat Theophilus, Atticus may have to lose an old friend.

©2015 Kevin Hearne (P)2015 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Atticus and his crew are a breath of fresh air.... I love, love, love this series." (My Bookish Ways)

"This is one series no fantasy fan should miss. Mystery, suspense, magic and mayhem." (SciFi Chick)

"Neil Gaiman's American Gods meets Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden." (SFFWorld)

What Members Say

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  • Alberto Luis Garcia Herrero
    29/08/16
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    "A BAD TURN"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Much less girl druid talking.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    tired and bored


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Christopher Ragland?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Staked?

    All of the secondary characters (Druids)


    Any additional comments?

    The book is good from the point of view of the Druid, very boring from his companions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rico Yarde
    Barbados
    25/04/16
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    "awesome "

    Can't wait for the next book to come out! this was truly an awesome book as usual. sad parts and all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • matthew
    19/02/16
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    "enjoyable, but not Kevin's best work."

    I personally missed luke Daniels narrating, the first few chapters were taken up by getting used to a new narrator. once that was done, I settled in and enjoyed the book enough, although not my favorite title in the series, enjoyable. I do however get the feeling it was a book to link a couple of books together, rather than advance the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/02/16
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    "love it."

    loved it wish it was longer now sad I have to wait ages for more books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MrWindy
    5/02/16
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    "great sausages"

    this was a great continuation of some fabulous characters
    loved every minute of it and more

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barry Deri
    29/01/16
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    "more more need more"

    I can't get enough of the iron druid saga. An excellently constructed world. It's a true masterpeice with outstanding characters. Even the comedy side kick has cult status. Oberon is the single greatest story tool I've encountered. it's rare that a book series generates so many beloved characters; any one of which would be deserving of their own book series. Kevin's wealth really is in the stunning diversity of his rich and we'll constructed characters.

    more please :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/11/16
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    "Kevin keeps up good form."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already done so. 2 of my friends are enjoying Kevin's story and they are fascinated with the books. Story is dynamic, interesting and well narrated.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Staked?

    @ArchdruidOwen introduced to his new padawans:)


    What does Christopher Ragland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Voiceover.


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

    Do you druid?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss W.
    8/09/16
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    "more great druidry"

    another great book in the iron druid chronicles if you liked the others you will love this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tod Werewolf
    West Yorkshire
    13/04/16
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    "Nigel rides again"

    Love the series But. Staked seems more like a rushed filler, than the content rich earlier books in the series. Not helped by a change of narrator. After Luke Daniels it was a few chapters before I could settle in with the new voices. please change back. The book seems to be a stretched novelette trying to bring the story lines together. enjoyable but not the best in the series. Kevin Hearne is a great writer, he is up there with Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files " and the "Rivers of London " from Ben Aaronovich. So hopefully we will be back to quality in the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Øyvind
    Lofoten
    7/04/16
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    "A fine continuation of the chronicles"

    Ragland does an OK job. A good story. Keeps you interested all the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr walker
    uk
    28/02/16
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    "Vampires, gravey and bath time stories"
    Would you listen to Staked again? Why?

    YES!!!!!!!
    I loved the story


    What other book might you compare Staked to, and why?

    I would compare the series to

    Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka
    Skulduggery pleasant by Derek Landy


    What does Christopher Ragland bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narration of Christopher Ragland is as part of the characters as Kevin Hearne for me. He continues to alternate between the three of them, and it's clear which one you're following. the warmth and familiarity his story telling is a joy to listen to.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    the humour and connection to the characters is what makes this series for me


    Any additional comments?

    I have never been interested in writing a review before however the adventures of Atticus, Granuaile and Owen have compelled be to share my love of these stories. the characters, places and mythology woven throughout out the series keeps me listening and wanting to know what next!

    I have loved staked and following Atticus, trying to sort things out!. Granuaile continues to grow reflecting on her self and facing some of her own issues, while Owen is just figuring out his place in the 21st century. Keven continues to draw from the ocean of mythology and take us to ever more interesting destinations and revisiting some familiar characters.

    I absolutely love this series and cant wait for the next instalment by Kevin Hearne

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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