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.
Yes. Packed with action and detail. Could not put it down.
The character set is a very interesting mix and the level of detail allows you to immerse yourself in the book without slowing down.
No. great narrator though.
Great read I look forward to addition books in the series.
The narration was great. A good story. I’d recommend this for adults or older children. Lots of killing and violence. Great first novel. We will definitely listen to the next one.
This summarizes the story perfectly: (From another writeup): Does nature vs nurture matter, when death is your only option? 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. Twins of Prey is W.C. Hoffman's first novel in the Twins of Prey series.
What an attention grabbing story! I would listen to this in the car on my way places. I always found myself sitting for several minutes not wanting to stop listening. I have been searching for books like this series for a while. I can't wait to listen to the others in the series!
The book starts off with an interesting concept.
But does not live up to it's potential. The book was slow in spots and predictable in others. It was not hard to listen to. I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review.
I really liked this book and can't wait to get #2. I never expected the ending. Hoping the author keeps surprising me in the next one. This is not your ordinary book about twin boys that are raised in the wild. I would recommend this to anyone who likes some action but still a great story behind it.
Quiet man who enjoy Audible Audio-books as a way to escape from the world each day. They provide an excellent soundtrack for my daily walks.
Yes it is and I have recommended it to 3 friends who I know would enjoy it because of the setting and the story content of children raised in total isolation by a Marine SERE Instructor who is disgruntled with the government and society. The boys are raised to be self reliant little warriors who need nothing of the outside world and fight to protect their isolated part of the woods.
The way the Twins made the escape from the one deputy using the Pine Slider, this was one of the many things I liked about the story. The author caught the true nature of Twin communication. As someone who grew up with friends who were Twins I had seen this type of communication short hand and knew they were talking in code to each other. The authors other attention to detail in the Twins differing personalities was another real world touch that really brought the story to life and made it truly enjoyable.
Mr Rose is a good narrator who brings a great life to the story while he brings character vibrancy to each person in a special and unique way.
Yes it was due to the shorter length of the book to had to refrain to listening to it in one sitting and finish my daily tasks.
"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author free of charge via Audiobook Boom."
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