Hunger

Gone, Book 2
Narrated by: Kyle McCarley
Series: Gone, Book 2
Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's been three months since all the adults disappeared. Gone. Food ran out weeks ago, and starvation is imminent. Meanwhile, the normal teens have grown resentful of the kids with powers. And when an unthinkable tragedy occurs, chaos descends upon the town. There is no longer right and wrong. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous. But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.

©2009 Michael Grant (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The breathtaking pace, thrilling action and gruesome monsters of Gone (2008) are back in a big way." ( Kirkus)

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NEED NEW NARRATOR

If you could sum up Hunger in three words, what would they be?

The struggle between good & evil

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kyle McCarley?

Scott Brick, Dick Hill or Therese Plummer

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could if the narrator was not annoying.

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Loved the book, tolerated the Narrator.

The book is great but the narrators choices of accents and voices was distracting and weird.

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I get the narrator hate buuut.....

I get why everyone dislikes the narrator. He sounds like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory and its grating at first but hes actually really good at creating atmosphere, doing voices, and reflecting the tone of the story. His Dekka, Mary, and Diana are awkwardly deep but every other voice is pretty great. The whole book series itself is amazing so don't worry about that. It's easy to get over the "Sheldon voice" because he's actually a great voice actor and the story is so engrossing you wont even care after a few chapters. Highly recommend!

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Great book horrible voice over. Just horrible.

I love the story but I can barely get through a chapter with this guy!! He takes an abrupt breath between EVERY sentence. He also reads soooo slow. I found if you speed it up the breathing is a little less annoying but it's still a very rough listen. I dont know how I'll get through through all of these if they are him reading it

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Great Story

I see alot of people picking on the narrator. But he does a great job conveying the characters emotions

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Good story series, bad reader.

This series is unusual. The premise is different, and the story is full of surprises. Kids die. Characters are dynamic.

The reader is terrible. I heard the first book read by someone else, and she was good. This reader made too many characters sound like cartoons, and emphasized the word "said" in a way that was far too distracting. I will read the rest of the books myself if I can't find them read by someone else.

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Read this Series

The Gone Series is an exciting story from the first book all the way through the series. I could not stop listening to this book. Kyle McCarley narration is how I found this series and I am glad to say I did. Michael Grant wrote a very interesting story. While the premise is copy from other ideas I have read, heard, and seen. They way the story unfolds is very enjoyable. World building for the story is very well written.

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Great Book

Loved the book, great story! The way the narrator was speaking was distracting though. the characters voices are overly dramatic and/or squeaky. Also whenever the narrator says a character says something (ex "Diana said") it is over pronounced and seems out of place, almost more like it is a stage direction than part of the book.

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Meh

The book itself was amazing. But the narrator did not do it justice. He was annoying and made it hard to focus on the story. I wish they would redo it with a more likable narrator. But I did manage to enjoy the audiobook.

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Excellent narration! Engaging storyline!

I cannot wait to listen to the next book in the series! I was not too sure about these books when I started listening to Gone, but I am definitely a fan. There is a hint of a Lord of the Flies undertone which gives the reader a terrifying sense of impending doom and a need to find out what awaits. Kyle McCarly is incredible as always!