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Tricked

The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4
Lu par : Luke Daniels
Série : Iron Druid Chronicles, Volume 4
Durée : 10 h et 42 min

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Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shape-shifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

©2012 Kevin Hearne (P)2012 Random House Audio

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“[Kevin] Hearne is a terrific storyteller with a great snarky wit.... Neil Gaiman’s American Gods meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden.” ("SFF World", on Hounded)
“[Atticus is] a strong modern hero with a long history and the wit to survive in the 21st century.... A snappy narrative voice...a savvy urban fantasy adventure.” ( Library Journal, on Hounded)

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  • Nicholas
  • 24/04/2012

Hooked in an Instant

If you could sum up Tricked in three words, what would they be?

Super Audio Crack

Who was your favorite character and why?

Atticus, because he isnt perfect. Even after 2000+ years he still makes bonehead mistakes. I like that he isnt some perfect super hero. More down to earth and easier to identify with the character. Oh yeah and he has a cool dog.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Lucke does an excellent job just as he has done on the last 3 books. I especially like that he pronounces Asgard as (Ass Guard). Im not sure if this is doe on purpose but everytime it brings a smile to the little boy trapped inside me :-)

Any additional comments?

Atticus & Oberon > Sookie Stackhouse. They deserve their own show. But I think BBC could do a better job of it then HBO. They would stay more true to the books and not try to add in there own lame ass ideas.

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  • Jennifer
  • 24/04/2012

More Kevin!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would, and have. Kevin Hearne's books are wonderfully witty, and literally make me laugh out loud, which many books don't. His word play is brilliant.

What did you like best about this story?

That... is a hard question to answer. In short, it does a superb job of bridging story arcs.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Only to the first three Iron Druid Chronicles books, but his performance is, as ever, kicking butt. His voice for Oberon never fails to crack me up.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, and I more or less have. :)

Any additional comments?

While the wait wasn't too long, as I only discovered this brilliant author a few months ago, it seemed interminable. I'm relieved the wait for the fifth book, Trapped, is only until November.

I should also note that I do not often write reviews, but this is a new author that I am deeply impressed with. If you like Neil Gaimen and Jim Butcher, you should like Kevin Hearne. Yes, he's that good.

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  • RabidReads
  • 10/01/2014

I can’t recommend these audiobooks enough!

This installment is a prime example of Murphy’s Law: “If anything can go wrong, it will.” As soon as Atticus’ deal with the trickster god Coyote was revealed I knew that I was in for a wild ride, especially seeing how both Jesus and The Morigan had forewarned the druid about staying on his current path in HAMMERED. I’m not sure if he believes in karma but this is the novel where O’Sullivan’s luck runs out and comes back to bite him in the butt, rather spectacularly I might add, which is not so good for him but excellent news for us readers.

Kevin Hearne more than makes up for the lack of Oberon moments in the previous book by ensuring that my favourite Irish Wolfhound is font-and-center in this installment. I positively adore the humor that Atticus’ furry companion brings to this series; from his musical interludes (the sausage song cracked me up) to his bath time story adventures. O’Sullivan and Oberon keep a running tally of who’s outwitting who in this novel and, surprisingly enough, the dog actually manages to keep a decent lead for most of the book. The sausage point system definitely went a long way into keeping the hound motivated! Another fun priceless is that because Atticus and Granuaile have assumed new identities Oberon insists that he needs one too. So, of course, he comes up with the most ridiculous name ever for a 150lbs dog: Snugglepumpkin!

Every installment in this series revolves around a different mythology and in this case it’s Navajo. I enjoyed learning more about the trickster god, even though this wasn’t the first time that we’ve encountered Coyote in this series. He has regenerative abilities so I’ll let you put two-and-two together and figure out what lengths he had to go to in order to secure Atticus’ help. But, Coyote being the conniving deceiver that he is makes sure that he comes out ahead in their bargain. As a result, O’Sullivan is forced to go toe-to-toe with one of the nastiest creatures in Navajo lore: skinwalkers. I was equally as fascinated as I was repulsed by these first world spirits.

We learn even more about Atticus and his long lost love in this book as well as some of the identities that he’s previously assumed; apparently the 3 months he spent as “Nigel in Toronto” were the worst. I’m also beginning to wonder why O’Sullivan hates witches so much when vampires are clearly far more awful. I was shocked by Leif Helgarson’s actions in this novel. I thought he was going to be a regular secondary character in this series but now… not so much. I’ve been speculating when/if this was going to happen but, sparks finally do begin to fly between Atticus and his apprentice Granuaile. Nothing of any real significance occurs but the romance wheel has now been set in motion and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them become more than just teacher/student in the near future.

Luke Daniels continues to excel as this series’ narrator; not only is he skilled at accents, and at portraying unconventional characters but he also adds singing to his diverse repertoire in this novel. TRICKED contains equal parts action and humour which makes it my second favourite installment in THE IRON DRUID CHRONICLES, after HOUNDED. I can’t recommend these audiobooks enough; they are seriously made of awesome!

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  • Andrew
  • 26/04/2012

Another Hit

I've been hooked on this series since I saw it on audible last year, and I gotta say that Kevin Hearne has exceeded my expectations in each of his books. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Cidney
  • 03/07/2012

A Little Oberon Goes A Looong Way!

Don't get me wrong! This is another fine entry in the Iron Druid series. I love that Coyote is back -- he's not called the Trickster for nothin'! And Atticus resolves his problems in the most interesting and entertaining ways! He doesn't have many friends to lose, so when one turns on him it is fairly devastating. I caught myself saying "What?!...No!" out loud to my iPod, but still...

As much as I love Oberon, he's like a potent spice and a little goes a long way. Tricked had just a little too much Oberon for my taste. He made me smile at the start of the book, but towards the end I was wishing he would just keep quiet.

If Hearne hasn't done it yet, maybe a short story or two from Oberon's perspective might help satisfy his - and fans - need for an Oberon fix.

Daniels does a good job, but, maybe because he had so much Oberon to do, I was starting to hear Scooby Doo towards the end.

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  • Ron
  • 02/05/2012

Knock out Combo!

Kevin Hearne delvers again with Luke Daniels bringing the words to life. This has easily become one of my favorite series and Kevin Hearne is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. If you haven't heard of this series then you are in for a real treat. And if you have you won't be disappointed.

Kevin Hearne YOU ROCK!!!!!! Keep them coming!

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  • Lisa
  • 01/05/2012

GREAT GREAT FUN, ENTERTAINING, SMART!

Laugh out loud fun, interesting and just a great story. I love all the characters and care about all their adventures and can't wait to find out what happens at each turn. Many of my favorites characters from the first book are in this book. Beware, you may have a craving for breakfast meats after reading. ha ha. I LOVE this book it is my now my #1 favorite book. I cannot wait for book 5!

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  • Hallie
  • 21/06/2012

Can't get enough of this series!

I am a mythology nerd, and this series has kept me enthralled. I love the relationship between Atticus and Oberon. These books are full of action, sharp wit, and comedy. I enjoyed the extra attention to Coyote in this one, he's one of my favorite gods in this series. The preview of the next book at the end was a tantalizing teaser, I can't wait for more!

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  • James
  • 25/04/2012

If you like clever characters and magic...

Where does Tricked rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

Tricked ranks in the top 15 of the audiobooks I've listened to so far.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tricked?

The beginning of Tricked is fantastic and reminds you why you want to read this continuation of Iron Druid Chronicles.

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

His narration is awesome and he demonstrates the same amazing talent as before.

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

This book has tons of funny moments from pop culture and movies. The way the author brings it together is histerical.

Any additional comments?

If you are looking for a main character that lives in a current time and is clever as all sin, this is a book for you.

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  • Skittles
  • 10/11/2012

A little weak compared to the last three books.

Would you try another book from Kevin Hearne and/or Luke Daniels?

Probably. The book was still entertaining.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I think that perhaps there is too much Oberon. Not that I don't love him, but the humor from Oberon has become more and more forced feeling. The humor used to be surprising and cute... now I find myself rolling my eyes and waiting for his lines to end.

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

As performed by Luke Daniels... I think I like Coyote the best, but I do love the way he performs everyone.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'm not sure....books turned into movies have a habit of being underwhelming.

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