Scourged Audiobook by Kevin Hearne (REVIEW)

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Review of: Scourged Audiobook
Kevin Hearne

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On April 25, 2018
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Scourged Audiobook

By: Kevin Hearne

Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Published by Random House Audio 04/02/18

Scourged Audiobook by kevin Hearne

Scourged Audiobook Sample

Scourged Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

Where to begin with this review? I was late to the Iron Druid party. I just picked up Hounded back 2016, but I flew through the books until I got caught up. Now, I’m at the last book in the series. I started this book with lots of anticipation and dread. Anticipation because I love Atticus, Oberon, Granuaile and Owen. Dread because I don’t want the story to end, but alas, all good things must come to an end.

This story starts off with Oberon (at least if you’re listening) to doing a recap of where we’ve been since the beginning of the series. So much as happened to Atticus and the gang. There are things that Atticus has done that he knows he’s going to have to pay for. Mostly, when he killed the Norns and brought about Ragnarok. It is time for him to pay the piper.

So mostly, this story is about Atticus trying to fight Loki and prevent the end of the world. I don’t want to go into this plot because, spoilers. Let’s just say there is a large battle and leave it at that.

We get to catch up with most of the characters from the series. We don’t really see any of the pack, except Greta with Owen. But we see most everyone else, include Leif, Lacksha, Brigit, Flidas, Manannan mac Lir, The Morigan, and The Sisters of the Three Auroras. Oh, and Orla had her puppies.

One of the things I loved about this was the dogs, as always. Oberon is one of my all-time favorite characters. I’m so happy to hear that we will get at least one more Meaty Mysteries story (and I’m praying to all the gods from the Iron Druids series, that we will get more than one). I really liked Starbuck, who is still struggling to learn to speak.

“Yes, food!”

“Good human”

There are new additions to this series too. My favorite is SloMo the sloth. She befriends Owen, who she calls Oak Druid. She was truly a character that made me smile. I kept picturing the sloths from Zootopia as Luke Daniels voiced her.

This was a tough ending. It isn’t all happy ever after, but I don’t think it is all bad either. Things happen to several characters than change the course of their lives. I thought the ending was fitting, even if it made me sad. I wish all these characters to have happy lives from here on out. I will miss them all. I’m sure I will start the series over again one day from the beginning.

Scourged Audiobook Narration

5 Hearts

Luke Daniels again nailed the narration. Great male and female characters. Perfect accents. The voices of the dogs and SloMo the sloth are great. He is one of the all-time greats. If you don’t listen to this series, you’re really missing out. I can’t recommend this series on audio enough.

Kevin HearneKevin is the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, an urban fantasy series published by Del Rey Books. The first six books of the series are now out as well as a novella that’s book 4.5 and some other short works. The seventh book, SHATTERED, will be released June 17.

Narrator: Luke DanielsLuke Daniels was born into a family of actors. Both his father and mother have been performing and teaching for almost five decades. It is because of their influence that, from a very young age, Luke and his two brothers often found themselves in rehearsal halls at repertory theatres all over the country; watching innumerable productions of Much Ado, Julius Caesar, and Midsummer’s.

Luke’s first theatrical role came at the age of 5 as Fleance in a production of Macbeth. He immediately loved the creativity and camaraderie of the theatre. (It also didn’t hurt that he was allowed to miss school for certain performances.)

Over the years Luke has performed at many repertory theatres across the country, including the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Connecticut Rep., and Hope Summer Rep. in Holland, Michigan. Luke has his Bachelor’s from Western Michigan University and his MFA in performance from the University of Connecticut.

Luke has worked professionally as a director, teacher, audiobook narrator, voice-over, commercial, and industrial actor.

But he maintains that the greatest role he has ever played is that of a Father to his daughter.

I like to thank Penguin Random House Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
Iโ€™m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. Iโ€™m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesnโ€™t matter the flavor.


  1. thanks Melanie I feel like I already know this series thanks to Caffeinated Kim’s reviews. Now I have another reason to buy them in audio ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I just listened to Hounded last week and loved it. I should start Hexed later today and will probably get to this one by the end of the year. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed this one as much as you did. Luke Daniels is a terrific narrator and he does great things with this series.

    • I saw that you and Lexxie were doing a buddy listen. I was very excited. I can’t wait to revisit the series through your reviews.

  3. I agree, the ending was fitting even though it wasnโ€™t perfect. I will miss these characters and the brilliant narration by Luke Daniels.

    • I was sad with the ending. I want more. I will miss Oberon the most.

  4. I’m behind on this series and I need to catch up. Sounds like I’m missing so much and this sounds like so much fun. I don’t like the sound of the sad ending but sometimes it makes more sense. Aw this is one I don’t want to end.

    • Every book in this series is a ton of fun. I didn’t want it to end either. I am happy that we get at least one more Meaty Mysteries story. I would love to get another anthology too. I guess I will have to wait and see. I hope you enjoy the books as much as I did.

  5. I’m still trooping along behind you on this one at book four. I’m so glad the finish was all you could want from a finish. I can’t wait to meet your sloth.

    • You still have several more fun books before the end. Don’t forget the anthology too.

  6. You’re late to the party? I haven’t shown up yet. BUT I did get book #1 last month (?) when it was on sale and I cannot wait to dive into this series! I’m so happy you enjoyed how Hearne wrapped things up and my fingers are crossed that you get more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I know. Several people I know haven’t started this series yet. It is a favorite, so I hope you get to start it soon.

  7. Good to see that you have finally caught up on this series. And that you got to see a lot of the characters that you met previously!

    • It is always sad to see a loved series come to an end, but this one was a good one.

  8. I really need to get caught up on this series. I’m so glad it ended so well, it really is a terrific series and different from the usual UF out there.

    • It is so unique from all the other UF stories out there. I love all the different supernatural groups and the different deities.

  9. This is a series I really really want to do on audio. I have read the first as an ebook but it is so long ago I would go back and start over, audio only I think
    Anne – Books of My Heart

    • You have to do this series on audio, when you get a chance to start it. You would really be missing out by reading.

  10. he looks so cool ๐Ÿ˜€
    I did try it back in the day, the series, but that was before I knew of the wonderful thing called Speed. I can not deal with slow. SO hurrah, will try again, I hope the library still has it, eeeek

    • I hope you’ll give this one another shot some day. It is such a fun series.

    • I listen to Luke Daniels at 1.5x. I hope you try and like it!

  11. This looks pretty good. I haven’t read this author before. Love the cover.

    • I really like Kevin Hearne. He has a great sense of humor and has amazing characters.

  12. I have about an hour left and so far the recap by Oberon and Owen’s POVs are the best thing happening.

  13. Gah… I was finally feeling better about everything and now I’m all sad again. *heavy sigh* This truly was a fitting ending, but that doesn’t mean I had to like it. I’m hoping we get Oberon’s Meaty Mysteries ASAP… Great review. I’ve enjoyed listening and discussing with you along the way (I started the series even after you!)

  14. I am so sad this is over, but like you excited for another Meaty Mystery. I do hope we eventually get some novellas with updates.

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