Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them. Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night - a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood. When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible - and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever - but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
©2012 Andrew Fukuda (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
This book constantly made me feel tense and nervous. Everything would seem perfectly calm in one moment and then suddenly everything would change the next moment. At first, it felt predictable, but after a while I was going minute by minute, never knowing what to expect.
It shares some elements with other dystopian books, especially "The Hunger Games", but all-in-all, it was a pretty unique experience. It was far more thrilling than THG, though they both focus the element of survival.
At first, I wasn't happy with the narrator, but as the story went on I came to realize that his style fit the main character's moods perfectly. He was a little dull, but when the story picked up he racked up the suspense well.
I think my most extreme reactions were the couple of times that I was literally yelling in frustration when there was something very bad happening and it seemed like the characters
weren't thinking things through. That was how much I grew to care about the main character. I was literally talking to him, sympathizing with him and gasping when he makes a new realization.
Overall, this was a great story and I can't wait for more.
I enjoyed both equally but it was definitely enjoyable listening to the story. The Narrator was great!
I love the complexity of the world. The steps Gene has to take to blend in while bizarre are completely unique to this story.
The creepy factor in his voice is what sold me on the audiobook in the first place. If I didn't like it so much I probably wouldn't of bought it in all honesty.
No, but then again maybe that is because I had already read the book before listening to the Audiobook.
I'll just leave off saying that I highly recommend picking this Audiobook up if you haven't done so already.
I really liked this book. It was so interesting to listen to the story from the point of view of someone who was human - but felt like he didn't fit into the world of the 'people'. The people are never referred to as vampires or monsters, instead it is understood that the people are normal - and the main character is the one who is different. The one who has to adapt in order to fit in.
I was surprised by the very ending of the book - so much that I immediately had to see if there was another book by Andrew Fukuda. I grew to care about the characters in the book and wanted to know what happens to them next!
A very interesting combination of a vampire book with the Hunger Games and Planet of the Apes. The first 3/4 is a fun sociological study. It was so well done and had me thinking that I could not wait for the Hunt to begin. That didn't go as well as I hoped. It was as if he simply lost steam once he got to the end and just slapped something together. I also wonder what was going on with the narrator. There was no emotion or inf lexicon or anything. Most of the characters sounded alike so I had a hrd time knowing who was speaking. I did thnk for awhile that the main character has to hold back his emotions pretending to be a a vampire so maybe that's what the narrator was going for. The longer the book went on the more I feel like that was giving him more credit than he deserves.
I Loved how it wasnt your typical Vampire story, they were scary, disgusting creatures that were nolonger human, they drooled, ticked, slept upside down, could walk on all fours on the walls and ceilings like spiders and would eat you alive if you started to sweat not just suck your blood..I loved the fact that the main character made it that long living beside the creatures with so much confidence and perfection, I would have been eaten in a day..I love stories that scare me and this one and the first one did...
I just read this book called The Farm by Emily Mckay, it had creatures that were similar, disgusting and would eat you on sight, the only difference is it had humans in camps collecting blood for the creatures...
I liked when the human girl revealed herself, I guessed from the beginning she was one, and that was right after she convinced the creature boy to wear the sunscreen and run out in the sun and try and eat the humans being farmed, she knew he wouldnt make it and we'll he didnt get that far, that was soo gross and kinda funny...Also when the humans escaped and were running down the river and they were being chased but did see how many were really chasing them until the lightning struck and blinded them for a short period but showed that there were hundreds of the ticks following them, omg, I was shaking for them...
I dont know but it would make a kickass movie...
Cant wait for the third.....
I wouldn't know.
A total vice versa vampire story! I love how the main character is considered the abnormal one and vampires are the norm. Humans are just food and in rare occasions entertainment. You just have to listen to it! Its not for everyone but then again no book is liked by everyone.
I personally love him from his performances of Mark Tufo books. At first you are uncertain about his voice but he really grows on you!
The unique situation is funny alone. The mannerisms of the vampires are creepy and gross but also funny to me. Not laugh out loud funny. I guess more dark humor. There are some spenseful moments when you are rooting for the humans but don't know what's gonna happen.
This book was just pure enrtertainment for me! A fun listen I didn't want to stop listening to. If you want something different this one is for you!
Oh God no. All the while I am listening I am thinking "The Hunger Games...". The plot and characters are so much like Collins' that I want to scream. Her book didn't warrant sequels. A predictable novel derived from one equally predictable, even less so.
Even after granting the premiss, a necessity when reading speculative fiction, I am severely distracted by the notion that there is no way it could work. The heapers keeping their identities secret over lifetimes, when a minor cut, five o'clock shadow, or stinky underarms could give them away? Please. That said, Fuduka's writerly skills are good enough that I haven't given up on it yet.
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