A few months ago, in preparation for a five hour drive to visit my son at college, I was shopping an audio book sale at Audible and stumbled across HEXED, book 2 of the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. (I, being an incredible reader of fine print, thought it was book 1 in the series).
The sample sounded good and the reviews on Audible were awesome, so I bought it.
The series is about a 2,000 year old Druid named Atticus, his dog Oberon, and all the supernatural trouble they get into while trying to live a quiet life in Arizona.
There are vampires, werewolves, gods, demons, witches and various dieties (including Jesus!). Luke Daniels has a different voice for all of them. He’s amazing! Seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve heard Oberon (an Irish Wolfhound) and Atticus communicate via their thoughts.
I became an insta-fangirl of Kevin Hearne’s work and Luke Daniels’ narration and convinced my pal, book blogger Kelly from Books N Kisses, to start listening to the series too.
Check out this awesome interview she did of Kevin on her blog. Then check out the awesome interview Kevin did of narrator Luke Daniels.
We’ve been listening to them at roughly the same pace, so we text each other silly lines. I’ve almost driven off the road because I’m laughing so hard. I can’t wait to find a safe place to pull over and text her what I’ve just heard. Here are some of my texts to her:
“I, for one, am no fan of boners in the rain.”
“Bacon is the way and the truth.”
“How does a ward know the difference between a douchebag and a boy from Scottsdale?” “Ah, I see. They’re practically synonymous.”
Turns out my author friend Karina Cooper is also a huge fan of the IDC in audio. All three of us are
going to stalk him attending his book signings (Kelly in Salem, Karina and me in Seattle) promoting book 6, HUNTED which COMES OUT TODAY, so we decided to team up to do a fun giveaway. When fangirls unite, you win!
1. Visit Kelly’s blog to read her interview with Kevin plus a chance to win an audio version of Book 1 HOUNDED.
2. See the Rafflecopter thing below? (The use of that word drives Atticus bonkers.) I’m giving away an audio version of Book 2 HEXED. (If you’re reading this feed on Goodreads or Amazon, I think you need to come to my blog to see it.)
3. Visit Karina’s website for a chance to win an audio version of Book 3 HAMMERED.
Thank you to Kevin and Luke for making those long drives really fun and for providing fodder for us fangirls.