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  1. Patrick Patrick says:

    I have a real fondness for books told from interesting points of view especially those in established worlds I've come to knowThis book is from the point of view of the main character's dog Which isn't as odd as it might sound if you haven't read the booksIt's an interesting angle to see these events through and adds something to the story But what was really interesting to me was the audio narration The whole book was done in the dog's literal voice Even the he said and she said parts Except for when other people were talking then the narration was in their character's voicesIt makes perfect sense but I wasn't expecting it And after listening to most of the other books on audio it spun my head around a bitFair warning Not a full length novel in the main storyline A spinoff story that's much shorter

  2. Bradley Bradley says:

    This novella was a pleasant Little trip to Portland full of murder intrigue and lost doggies But particular to this series we don't really care much about when people die It's really all about the dogsYou know those traditional mystery novels where the main character's girlfriend enters into the picture and begs the MC to help with that personal project that becomes one nightmare after another? Well scrap the girlfriend The MC is the dog and he's enjoining his Druid meat provider read Doggie friend to transform his way away from a vampire war and right into the dark dark world of poodle napping and fixing a bit of doggie nervousnessHey This is great And it's also delightfully funny and a very nice respite from all the hellish goings on from beforeThe best parts are all the witty repartees ;Definitely a light repast but also a wonderful return to a dog and his best friend Thanks to Netgalley for the Arc

  3. Steven Steven says:

    So Iron Druid hasn't entirely been my top favorite UF series The first two entries were totally amazeballs but after that they've teetered close into the meh category I feel like Kevin Hearne's split focus and working on his epic fantasy kinda left Iron Druid out in the cold on putting uality time into itAll that being said this little nugget was highly entertaining mostly because well Oberon is the bee's knees Seriously he's probably the best part about the entire seriesLet's examine a few uotes as proofBut the boxer was kind of like Tybalt this Prince of Cats Atticus was telling me about WHO DOESN'T LOVE OCTOBER DAYE REFERENCES???I mean it's a bona fide certified fact that I am hashtag blessed in the fighting departmentHe seems like the type to have a basement with lots of plastic sheeting on the walls and floors you know what I mean?Okay Is this linear time or a big ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff? WHO DOESN'T LOVE DOCTOR WHO REFERENCES???All in all thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this three point five star rounded up to four star read

  4. Mogsy (MMOGC) Mogsy (MMOGC) says:

    45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum a fun little book Not to be missed by fans of Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles but even if you don’t follow the series it might be worth taking a look When this novella landed in my lap I briefly debated whether or not I should read it since I am woefully behind on the main series and I know a lot has happened to the characters since I last visited this world I worried that I would get too confused or lostWell for readers who might be wrestling with the same doubts let me put your minds at ease no prereuisite reading is reuired before jumping into this one Of course if it would help if you know a little of the basic foundation behind the Iron Druid Chronicles ie our protagonist is Atticus O’Sullivan a 2000 year old druid living in modern times with his faithful Irish wolfhound Oberon Everything else is going to be pretty easy to pick up along the way not to mention The Purloined Poodle is a whole different animal anyway Pun absolutely intendedFor one thing the entirety of the tale is told through the eyes of a dog That’s right Oberon fans urban fantasy’s most popular pooch gets his very own book In the main series Atticus’ ancient druidic status gives him access to a full suite of nifty powers including shapeshifting and having an ability to commune with the natural world That also extends to being able to talk with his dog and in every Iron Druid book I’ve read so far Atticus and Oberon’s conversations always manage to become the highlight This probably goes without saying but if you find the two’s psychic exchanges as entertaining as I do then you will love thisWhat I enjoyed most about this novella was how “dog like” Hearne managed to sound while writing from the POV of Oberon I was laughing from the very first page reading about his thoughts on canine butt sniffing etiuette Like his human Oberon is also well versed in all forms of geek culture so expect tons of pop culture references But humor is only one part of this euation; the story uickly builds into a mystery as a routine walk through the park leads to Oberon and his owner to discover a string of abductions in the Pacific Northwest involving prizewinning dogs Local police already have their hands full dealing with people cases so it’s up to Oberon to convince Atticus to help the victims’ owners to look for their stolen petsRight away I knew I’d missed some key events in our characters’ lives since the last time I saw them they were still in Arizona The main cast seems to have expanded a bit too Happily these are just background details This novella is part of the main series timeline but it’s probably accurate to call this one a short side story a lighthearted little detour It doesn’t matter if you aren’t caught up anyway because we’re not going to be focusing on the humans too muchNot only is this narrative all about the dogs I simply love how this book portrays the relationship between Oberon and Atticus It’s clear that the two of them are best friends who dote upon each other and when latter indulges the former I can’t help but think of one of my own dogs who’s also a big lovable goofball like Oberon It just makes me want to take this book and shove it into the hands of all my dog lover friends because I know they will appreciate the beauty of the human dog bond that Hearne captures here so wellAnd like I said the story is also entertaining and funny as hell Knowing what I do about its doggy protagonist I went into The Purloined Poodle expecting a few chuckles but Oberon really brought down the house with this one I was impressed that an entire story told from his perspective would work so well figuring that being inside his head would start to get on my nerves or his narrative get stale after the first twenty minutes Not so though The novella format was well suited for a story like this—just long enough to be satisfying but also short and sweet enough that it doesn’t wear out its welcomeDog lovers urban fantasy enthusiasts and Iron Druid fans take note if you are one or any combination of the above I would highly recommend reading The Purloined Poodle It won’t take long and it’s the perfect escape; a great way to spend a rainy afternoon or a uiet evening in curled up on the couch with your special fur baby and this wonderful little novella

  5. Lyn Lyn says:

    Oberon and Atticus visit the set of the 2000 Christopher Guest film Best in ShowA friend of mine and I were talking and I told him that I was a complete and shameless Kevin Hearne junkie reading all of his Iron Druid works like a fat boy gobbling little chocolate doughnuts He asked “Isn’t that the fun urban fantasy series with the Irish druid and the dog has all the best lines?”Yep that’s itFans of the series have no doubt enjoyed Hearne’s expansion of the narrative storyline to include Granuaile and Owen and now the best addition of all Oberon has his own storyAnd it’s a damn good oneOberon and his faithful druid Atticus solve the mystery of some dognapped AKC champions – with the help of some ancient druidic magicAll good fun and a running joke that many of the dogs are named after Jane Austen charactersFor dog lovers urban fantasy readers and of course all the KevinHearnenistas will want to get in line behind me to enjoy this latest selection A free copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review

  6. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    Atticus' hilarious hound Oberon narrates this latest adventure and it was a load of fun Oberon's observations never fail to make me laugh It this installment we have a case where prize winning hounds have been doggie napped and Oberon is determined with Atticus at his side of course to get these purloined pets back to their respective owners I was immediately sucked into the investigationI received a review copy but I can never resist the audio version of this series so I bought a copy and ended up reading it that way Luke Daniels is an amazing narrator bringing the characters to life His comedic timing is spot on making me laugh throughout the story A copy was kindly provided by Subterranean Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review is also posted at The Readers Den

  7. Carole (Carole& Carole (Carole& says:

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in BooksThis was fun I kind of jumped ahead by reading this one when I did but I have no regrets I needed a shorter audiobook that both my daughter and I could enjoy on a short road trip We started another book and both hated that narrator so I downloaded this book and decided to give it a try I think it worked well out of order although a few things in Atticus's personal life were different than in the earlier books We both had a lot of fun going along for the ride as Oberon worked to solve the mystery with a little help from AtticusI have enjoyed the books that I have read in the Iron Druid Chronicles so far My favorite part of the series has been Oberon from the start When I found out that there were stories from Oberon's point of view I knew that I had to have them in my life It turns out that this story was just as good as I had hoped it would be I just love the Oberon looks at the worldOberon and Atticus learn that several champion dogs have gone missing and they decide it is time to help figure out what is going on It was a fairly involved mystery that involved a lot of pretty awesome dogs and a lot of excitement It was great meeting Starbuck and I thought he was the perfect addition to the cast I loved the way that Oberon and Atticus worked together along with Starbuck to get to the bottom of the missing dogs Luke Daniels did an amazing job with this story I think that he does a great job giving a dog the voice that is just perfect for his character I could have easily listened to this book in its entirety if my life would have made it possible I thought his delivery was very well done and I love the way he delivered the comical parts of the storyI would recommend this book to others I think that readers of the series are not going to want to miss this one Readers new to the series could start with this book but it is really best to read these books in order I can't wait to read of this exciting seriesInitial ThoughtsI know that I read this one kind of out of order but I had a feeling that it would stand up on its own and it did This was the perfect story to keep me and my daughter entertained during a shorter road trip I found myself laughing a time or two and the mystery was interesting I felt like this was about the right length for a story from Oberon's point of view The narration was fantasticBook source Audible purchase

  8. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 3 of fiveIf you already like the Iron Druid series and have read them all this will make a pleasant diversion from the tedium of waiting for It's nice to have a little perspective on some magical elements of the series universe Oberon's a hoot But like The Lone Gunmen spinoff of The X Files in the 1990s it's not likely to make fans out of newbs or win fallen away fans backI got the eARC from NetGalley ages and ages ago and finally finished the read after than a year of neglect In fact I was surprised to find it on my Kindleand I guess that's everything you need to know right there

  9. Kristie Kristie says:

    This was a fun book and a uick read It is written from Oberon’s POV therefor there is a lot of talk about food and smelling other dogs butts and other doggie things Potty humor aside I love the way he talks thinks “I mean it’s a bonafide certified fact that I am hashtag blessed in the fighting department”When discussing an interview Atticus had with a man Oberon’s thoughts went something like this “I just heard him ask Atticus “Can I help you?” in a sort of tight muted English accent like he had lived with severe constipation all his life and hadn’t heard about fiber” “This guy sounds like he hasn’t laughed since Doc Brown invented the flux capacitor” “Atticus he looks like Jafar Watch out Don’t let him hypnotize you” You just have to smirk and giggle when listening to what goes on in Oberon’s head In general a very fun addition to the Iron Druid series where Atticus is not in mortal danger and battling vampires etc Just a cute little cozy mystery with a uniue POV If you are an Oberon fan this one is definitely worth a uick read

  10. Fangs for the Fantasy Fangs for the Fantasy says:

    I admit that when I picked up this book I had mixed feelings and expectationsOn the one hand it’s Kevin Hearne who we love in unreserved fanpoodling glee And it was a book about Oberon who we definitely love So what’s not to likewell animal companions can be fun and cute and Oberon definitely adds something awesome to the Iron Druid Series but a whole book around the cute interlude? Yeah that can get annoying Also when it comes to short stories I do wonder what the point is of many of them Sometimes it’s for fun sometimes it’s to explore different elements of the world that haven’t otherwise been touched And sometimes it’s a way to hold fans upside down and shake them until the loose change in their pockets falls free also known as The Charlaine Harris methodYet this book workedIt worked because it was balanced Yes Oberon is a dog but for the most part he thinks like a human His narrative is not annoying or impenetrable – because he has spent several decades with Atticus learning how to communicate with humans and among humans His mind set isn’t frustrating and impossible to follow or awkward or clunkyAt the same time we still have several cute moments that really do convey Oberon’s doggishness – yes Oberon is focused on his mission But he’s a dog – and he has a low attention span And a loathing of suirrels He’s food orientated and he still has absolutely zero concept of time He has next to no colour vision or awareness of ethnicity making racial inclusion somewhat fuzzy though there’s at least a Latina police detective I like this combination of not making Oberon so doggy that he comes off as a gimmick but also making sure he doesn’t just feel like a human in a fuzzy suit It’s an excellent balance of making him accessible without making him bland and generally keeping it excellently balancedRead More

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The Purloined Poodle ❮KINDLE❯ ➛ The Purloined Poodle ❥ Author Kevin Hearne – Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it—and further he knows he can handle itWhen he discovers that a prizew Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it—and further he knows he can handle itWhen he discovers that a prizewinning poodle has been abducted in Eugene Oregon he learns that it’s part of a rash of hound abductions all over the Pacific Northwest Since the police aren’t too worried about dogs they assume have run away Oberon knows it’s up to him to track down those hounds and reunite them with their humans The Purloined PDF \ For justice And gravyEngaging the services of his faithful Druid Oberon must travel throughout Oregon and Washington to uestion a man with a huge salami thwart the plans of diabolical suirrels and avoid at all costs a fight with a great big bearBut if he’s going to solve the case of The Purloined Poodle Oberon will have to recruit the help of a Boston terrier named Starbuck survive the vegetables in a hipster pot pie and firmly refuse to be distracted by fire hydrants and rabbits hiding in the rose bushesAt the end of the day will it be a sad bowl of dry kibble for the world’s finest hound detective or will everything be coming up sirloinsThe Purloined Poodle is another exciting novella entry in Kevin Hearne’s New York Times best selling Iron Druid series.