Orphaned twin boys are raised by a woodsman they call "Uncle," away from the society he bitterly left years ago. Trained in the arts of the woodsman, they became the ultimate hunting, fishing, surviving and killing forces that Uncle had designed them to be.
However, Uncle knew he was leaving this world and that the twins would be okay with the world. What Uncle could have never known was if the world would be okay with the twins.
When changing lives is not an option, the twins must begin to take lives. Enjoy this fast paced, thrilling outdoors adventure novel as the Twins battle against the society that wants to end their woodland way of life.
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An excellent, can't pause and I have to keep listening to this audiobook.. Twists and turns that kept me listening and rushing too fast to take in the total experience . Good audiobook.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this first book by W.C. Hoffman. The story is great.Imagine twin orphan brothers, raised in the wild by a man who has cast society aside. They learn to live off the land, to hunt and kill all manner of prey, including human trespassers. Looking forward for book 2
This is the story of Tomek and Drake who have been raised by a man they call Uncle. Their life is totally off the grid, with them being the ultimate hunter gatherers. Their Uncle thought them everything they know, including their right to guard their territory against intruders and that the government and everything modern is bad! When Uncle dies and the boys are left to fend for themselves, they find themselves facing things they never had to before. When 2 hikers come upon the boys, the boys end up killing them but what they don't know is the boys had a powerful dad who will stop at nothing to get answers. When the world intrudes upon the boys, they know they need to fight to survive.
This reminded me of the show that was on telly about the preppers. You know the type that believe the government are out to get you and you have to hide away. This just takes it that bit more in that the boys are brought up to look after themselves. They dont shy away from anything, including killing humans. They live off the land and have been to the city only once in their lives. They are totally cut off from humanity and it shows.
This was a thrilling and often times violent read. The boys know no other way of life so you can't help but feel sorry for them. Yet they are hard to like because they have no compassion and don't bat an eye when they kill. I understand the way they are though I didn't like it!
Overall, I enjoyed this. It's a story of the extreme and I enjoyed finding certain things out about the boys though I did find a certain revelation to be a bit out there. It's a tense and thrilling story and I'm glad I read it.
I listened to the audio and thoroughly enjoyed the narrator. He did a great job of bringing the story to life though I did think he could of used a different tone with each brother.
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
Twins of Prey was a very interesting listen. I feel this book is important in some way. It was about survival. Twins, Drake and Tomek are rescued from a car accident by a survivalist who had former military experience. They called him "Uncle". He raised them, teaching them everything they needed to survive in the wild. Hunting, fishing, making poison from nightshade for their arrows, etc. When a hunter finds his way into there woods and shoots their buck, they kill the hunter. This sets off a whole chain of events of hunting and being hunted. Uncle's mantra was 'after five stay alive' and they boys never forgot.
The sheriff of Pine Run puts together a group of deputies and goes out hunting for the boys and the boys, relying on their knowledge of the land and what Uncle had taught them became the hunters. It came down to survival of the fittest. This story was at times gory but so riveting with great twists that I couldn't put it down. I think the author did a great job writing this and I look forward to Book 2, "Homecoming".
About the narrator: Daniel Rose did a terrific job voicing this audiobook. I think his tone and voice inflections were perfect. He kept the story flowing at a good pace and he spoke clearly and was easy to understand. I was very happy with his performance and again look forward to listening to more in book 2.
I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.
I was not sure about Reading and listening to this book because I am not big on Murder Mystery novels. But this book as proved me wrong and peaked my interest into reading and listening to more books like this. Great book and I will be sharing this book with as many folks as I can.
This is the first book I have listened to by Daniel Rose and written by WC Hoffman. It is a different concept, in that the heroes (anti-heroes) are the ones taking lives, rather than saving them. Brought up by the mysterious 'Uncle', twin boys are taught survival skills and kept away from the world. When there home is put at risk, they go on the offensive. A good book with a few twists along the way.
Daniel Rose delivers a good performance, I was not sure at the start, but he keeps the story moving at a nice pace and offers good character voices.
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This book is the first in a series about twin 16 year old boys. They survive off the land and kill anything and anyone that gets in their way.
The story is very good, it reminds me of the writing off Jeff Menapace. Very suspenseful and difficult to put down.
I felt that the narrator could have done a better job. For most of the book it was as if he was reading a book and not telling a story. Some parts seemed like he was reading the book for the first time while other parts, especially when the characters were speaking, were done very well.
Overall this book is dark and suspenseful. I can't wait to continue the series!
I received this book at no charge in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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Twins, and victims of a violent end to their mother, these 3 year old boys grew up with "Uncle", a survivalist and anti-government, ex-armed forces fanatic. This first book in a series is tragic and moving, yet also graphically violent, while incorporating shadows of abduction and indoctrination. If you are looking for a series that is seriously screwed up, then look no further! Layer upon layer of intrigue and survival techniques merge with a coming of age story that knocked my brain for a loop. At sixteen, the boys are now violent sociopaths, yet victims of their environments. It's a chilling nod to the great 'Nature vs. Nurture' debate. I can't wait to see what happens next! ***i was gifted a copy of this audiobook in exchange for agreeing to post an honest review***
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