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First Dangle and Other Stories

Narrated by: Luke Daniels
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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Archdruid Owen Kennedy and his sloth, Slomo, are off to see the world when Coriander, Herald Extraordinary of the First among the Fae, interrupts to ask for the tiny favor of solving a supernatural murder. That sets the pair off on a trail that leads from Granada, Spain, to London, England and then to Austin, Texas. Owen and Slomo will have to outwit an Irish goddess of wisdom, some nasty spriggans, and streak across the Kew Gardens to find the culprit. They're going to see the world after all - just not the way they thought.

This collection also includes other Iron Druid stories. "The Chapel Perilous" has long been a reader favorite and is finally recorded here by Luke Daniels for the first time. "The Naughtiest Cherub" is narrated by Loki and takes place directly before the events of Scourged, Book 9. "The Waters" is narrated by Granuaile and takes place after the events of Scourged. And "Friendly Emily" is a piece of science fiction that appeared in Fireside magazine.
 

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  • Bob White
  • 12-06-2019

Hearne + Daniels == Chapions

any time I listen to Daniels narrate a Hearne book it is well worth the money, and with a sloth as a Batman to Owens robin it's a winning combo!

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  • jarradrvaldez
  • 24-07-2019

Let me say something about Luke Daniels.

So, for starters I’ve picked books to listen to just because this guy is the narrator and Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles are only a drop in the bucket when it comes to the entertainment value this guy has brought to my listening life. I laugh out loud and my heart breaks listening to his performance for Kevin Hearne’s work. I said all that to say this, he must enjoy these titles as much as I do or more just by the voice acting he displays for each of the features in this series. His voices after the last story of First Dangle and Other Stories made me very aware of this. I always look forward to another feature by Kevin Hearne, I hope he continues to write great reads and I hope Luke Daniels continues to perform at such an amazing level.

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  • Lindsey Choi
  • 13-06-2019

SloMo and Oaken!! <3

I absolutely enjoyed the stories. Chapel Perilous was really cool. Loki's was the weirdest to me. But of course the most interesting was the 3rd story with Owen and our favorite sloth. I just want to hug trees and appreciate the pick me up that these animals offer these druids. And I needed more time with Oberon but I'll settle for Applejack happily. Granuaile's story is the last. Can't wait til the next book in this 'verse, Ink and Sigil!! Thanks so much for the pick me up stories! MOAR please and Thank YOU! But negative points for your cruel usage of the spiders, really nightmare material ugh. No bueno, muy mal. Toucan.

Uh the only thing that sucks about the audiobook btw is guessing at how to reproduce slothian(?) words. I'm sure I could spell them out if i stopped and replayed but can you stop Luke?? I don't really want to, I simply have to replay the whole story. Thanks for the awesome narration!

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  • Debra
  • 11-09-2019

Too preachy even for this liberal

Loved the Slo-Mo story. Love Luke Daniels narration. But damn, Kevin, back off a bit with the heavy handed environmentalism. I read fantasy fiction to escape reality not be hit over the head with it. Skipped the last 2 stories after the first minute or so. Bummed.

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  • Blake Houghton
  • 06-09-2019

More Oaken Druid!!!

I have been hoping for more Owen stories ever since he was introduced in Shattered and especially since finishing Scourged immediately upon its release. When Audible recommended this new release to me I HAD to get it based purely on the titular reference. Thank you Mr. Hearne for writing more IDC stories after finishing the series, I’m looking forward to more Owen/Slomo stories and hopefully to hear more about how his grove is coming along.

I am also grateful for Luke Daniels FINALLY getting to record “A Chapel Perilous.” I got “Unfettered” for that story, and while the narrator does a good job, it’s just not the same listening to somebody else read these characters.

I’m also hopeful for a potential Ogma adventure related to miraculous limb growth, but I completely understand wanting to leave Atticus where he got left at the end of Scourged.

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  • heinouslizard
  • 03-09-2019

Tiny Snake!

First Dangle is definitely the jewel of this anthology. The other stories are good, but they can't hold a candle to Slo Mo and Owen. I laughed out loud so much. I'm looking forward to the spin-off series, but I really hope there are more Owen/Slo Mo stories.

Luke Daniels does an amazing job narrating, as always. Each character has a distinctive voice, the accents are perfectly nuanced, and his pronunciation of sloth speech is a joy to hear.

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  • Nancy Reesman
  • 01-09-2019

I want more!

I loved this collection of short stories. It fed my addiction for all things druid! I want to hear more about Owen and Slo Mo!

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  • Kelly M
  • 01-09-2019

A Druid, a murder sloth and Herald walk into a bar

NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
First Dangle and other stories is a fun visit to the Iron Druid Chronicles world. A couple of these stories are re-record by Luke Daniels from previous analogies. It was really nice to hear these stories all in Luke’s talented voice. We get a story from Loki, Granuaile and of course Atticus. But the gem of this collection is Owen and Slomo’s adventure. How can you go wrong with a murder Sloth on your side.
I really enjoyed this book and I hope that Kevin will give us more stories in the IDC soon. I am excited for the new spin off Ink & Sigil too. But the IRC, Atticus and Oberon will always have a special place in my heart. Plus, I really really want another Atticus and the Morrigan story.
As always Luke brings these characters to life in a way that I am not sure any other narrator could. Great job Luke!!! Can’t wait to hear more!!!

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I purchased this book from Audible and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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  • Krista Z
  • 22-08-2019

Another Hit!

Kevin Hearne plus Luke Daniels equals AMAZING! I loved all of the new material and can't wait for more!

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  • Lisa M. Edington
  • 21-08-2019

First Dangle and Other Stories

I loved hearing more about Slomo! She is a fun character and I enjoyed learning more about her. I also enjoyed the story about events here in Colorado real a thing to the King Mine spill. I think that there is a great potentials for other disasters of this kind around our country. We need to share this story and get t h e conversation about cleanup moving at the grass roots level. The solutions won't come from Washington, DC. Keep up the good work Kevin!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-06-2019

Excellent return to the world of the Iron Druid.

I finished this anthology within a couple of days. I couldn't put it down. It's wonderful to experience the viewpoints of so many of my favourite characters and some who haven't had their POV narrated. What really makes this a five star anthology is the authors notes at the beginning of the stories to give some insight into the inspiration for them. All I can't say now is, more please!