Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.
©2011 Tom Wood (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
"Jack Reacher meets Thomas Crown in this electrifying thriller." (Simon Kernick)
"A nonstop, breathless, trimmed-to-the-bone thriller with action sequences that are absolutely state-of-the-art. It's the best chase novel I've read in years." (Joseph Finder)
"An impressively intricate thriller.... The scenes are vivid and the plot revelations parcelled out at expert intervals.... Exciting." (New Yorker)
"A superlative debut... Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent." (Publishers Weekly)
The dark side. There is no hero, he is no hero.
The British assassin. Because he is a slightly twisted fellow.
This was the first one. His accents and characters are very good.
Though its not all that this book is about, but Tom Wood has a good grasp of depicting hand to hand combat, he either researched well or has experience - either way the story is richer for it. Looking forward to the next book.
"Really good page turner keeps you interested"
Certainly up within the top few
Good story very well weaved together plenty of action good characters well worth a credit
Probably would not try another book by this author, but the narrator was good overall.
Not really. Whilst the writing is good and the plot reasonable, if not startlingly original, I felt that there is just too much action and not enough intrigue to maintain interest. In fact, the almost constant gun battles and chases are unrelenting and, eventually, terribly tedious. I gave up completely about an hour out from the end when yet another fight and chase broke out in exhaustive and exhausting detail and I lost interest in the outcome of the story and the fate of the main character.
The narrator played the various parts without overdoing the accents, but the characters were hardly engaging enough to choose any favourite performance from Mr Philpott.
Luckily, I'm not given to indulging in murderous rampages with automatic weapons, so no.
I love a good action story - Frederick Forsyth, Gerald Seymour etc. - and the action scenes in this book were certainly well written and finely detailed, but for me (an ex-Army Officer) it was just a bit too wearing in the end.
"The Hunter Kept me on edge from page 1"
The action started from page 1
Kept me on tenterhooks the whole time
great book, loved it.
"First rate thriller"
It was the audio edition which I had and very good it was.
This is my 1st review after some 2 years or so of being a member of audible.co.uk I feel that it is time I should help other members as I have been helped, and recommend this Audible book. I enjoy much more the flexibility of audible books, though my partner likes the printed version. each to his own.
I think there were many memorable moments in "The Hunter"
All very good
"Not saying its a bad book but not for me"
Being unique. Felt as though it was a poorer version of Bourne to me
Well read but the book wasn't really my genre
Not for me
"Victor what a character !!"
Love this book and the both the writing and narration.
Was sorry it had to finish but went straight on to book 2
Please release book 3 asap
His narration is excellent, puts across the character in a way that is both believable and interesting. Many a good book can be spoiled by poor narration but this choice was spot on
I fancied something easy to listen to but this has turned out to be hard work. The dialogue is laboured, the 'banter' clichéd and robotic. The story of almost 'super-human' hit man vs the rest been told many times before, and with more style. The reader is clearly struggling with the many different characters and lack of decent script to read from, it's too staccato, too many fillers are used (over and unnecessary fact and explanations) instead of dialogue or story, and as one doesn't really get to know the characters it becomes a question of 'so what'. Maybe I'm the wrong age group but how this got so many great reviews baffles me.
I got confused as to who I should cheer for! Great book, one sitting was all that was required!
"Too much macho rubbish"
I enjoyed the story but not the language with none of the characters acting in a cool and professional way, but just slagging each other off.
Did not know what would happen next, Quite tense kept me very interested twisting and turning
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