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Oberon's Meaty Mysteries: The Purloined Poodle (2016)

by Kevin Hearne

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If you like mysteries with sentient talking dogs then you'll like this. I don't think I'll revisit this series, but it was amusing.

[I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.] ( )
  tldegray | Sep 21, 2018 |
Rating: 3* of five

If you already like the Iron Druid series and have read them all, this will make a pleasant diversion from the tedium of waiting for more. It's nice to have a little more 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 back.

I got the eARC from NetGalley ages and ages ago and finally finished the read after more than a year of neglect. In fact I was surprised to find it on my Kindle...and I guess that's everything you need to know right there. ( )
  richardderus | Mar 27, 2018 |
Great fun adventure and wonderful distraction in this short story set in the Iron Druid world! How can you go wrong with an Irish Wolfhound (Oberon) playing Sherlock? ( )
  RivetedReaderMelissa | Mar 22, 2018 |
pets, dogs, kidnapping, suspense, urban-fantasy, audiobook ----------
I love Oberon in the regular Iron Druid series, and it's even better when I can have him as the main character in something of a more manageable length. His pals and enemies add to the fun,and even Atticus gets in on the action. A good read!
Luke Daniels gives his usual fine performance as narrator. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Jan 16, 2018 |
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/124555/

A highlight of Luke Daniels’ work on Kevin Hearne’s "Iron Druid Chronicles" is his portrayal of Oberon, the druid’s Irish Wolfhound. This novella gives Oberon the spotlight, as he and his druid Atticus investigate the dog-napping of Grand Champion hounds in the Pacific Northwest. Stakes in the case (as well as “steak dinners”) are raised when an owner is found dead, and a Portland detective grows suspicious of how Atticus can be in towns all over Oregon in a single morning. It’s impressive how smoothly Daniels shifts between the extraordinary caricature of Oberon’s voice and the many human voices he expertly performs, letting the hound’s simple emotions drive the story with humor and doggy enthusiasm. Listeners will enjoy this light entry, which introduces new characters and complications in the interval between "Staked" and the forthcoming "Besieged." ( )
  yarmando | Jul 9, 2017 |
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Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O’Sullivan, Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it—and furthermore, he knows he can handle it.

When he discovers that a prize-winning 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. For justice! And gravy!

Engaging the services of his faithful Druid, Oberon must travel throughout Oregon and Washington to question a man with a huge salami, thwart the plans of diabolical squirrels, and avoid, at all costs, a fight with a great big bear.

But 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 bushes.

At 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 sirloins?
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"Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid Atticus O{u2019}Sullivan, Oberon the Irish wolfhound knows trouble when he smells it{u2014}and furthermore, he knows he can handle it.When he discovers that a prizewinning poodle has been abducted in Eugene, Oregon, he learns that it{u2019}s part of a rash of hound abductions all over the Pacific Northwest. Since the police aren{u2019}t too worried about dogs they assume have run away, Oberon knows it{u2019}s up to him to track down those hounds and reunite them with their humans. For justice! And gravy! Engaging the services of his faithful Druid, Oberon must travel throughout Oregon and Washington to question a man with a huge salami, thwart the plans of diabolical squirrels, and avoid, at all costs, a fight with a great big bear.But if he{u2019}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 bushes.At the end of the day, will it be a sad bowl of dry kibble for the world{u2019}s finest hound detective, or will everything be coming up sirloins? The Purloined Poodle is another exciting novella entry in Kevin Hearne{u2019}s New York Times best-selling Iron Druid series."-- Page [2] of jacket.… (more)

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