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Hunted

Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
4 out of 5 stars (306 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that listeners won't soon be able to forget.

Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones - and in her blood. After all, her father is the only hunter who's ever come close to discovering its secrets. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters out of their comfortable home among the aristocracy and back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there's no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva's father's misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he'd been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. The Beast.

Deaf to her sisters' protests, Yeva hunts this strange creature back into his own territory - a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of magical creatures that Yeva's only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin - or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty or the Beast?

©2017 Meagan Spooner (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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An excellent story!

Megan Spooner is a very talented storyteller. I enjoyed this version of a familiar tale and recommend reading it. You will be pleased with the twists.

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  • mel
  • VERSAILLES, KY, United States
  • 05-31-17

SLLLLLOOOOOOOWWWW

45 minutes in and I can't seem to catch. Sad really, as I wanted to love this story.

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Yawn Fest

I can't begin to describe how mundane this book was to listen to. It's a re-telling of beauty and the beast and it is SO boring. I would skip honestly.

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It was ok

The story fell short for me. I found myself hooked in the beginning but the romance felt dry in the end. I also feel the male narrator did amazing while the female voice was just ok.

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  • alicia
  • FL, United States
  • 05-26-17

fantastic book. <br />

I loved listening to this amazing story. loved the retelling and honestly wouldn't mind listening to it all over again.

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a new angle on an old tale

This writer has successfully reinvigorated a long loved fairy tale. The world woven of words builds from something mundane and easily relatable to a world of magic; a world with it's very own set of rules. This book could have quite easily been drug out over several volumes but I'm heartily glad that the writer kept the story moving along without overburdening the reader with detail that our imaginations are perfectly capable of providing.

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Nice twist on BATB

Very nice rendition on beauty and the beast. Glad I read this book. Very nice character development.

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THE BEST!

I was sad 4 this story 2 end,,, so I started over!!! It was awesome

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Drawn out and odd

If you are looking for a whole lot of philosophical discussion with a little bit of romance, then this is the book for you. If, like me, you were hoping for high entertainment value, another unique spin on the Beauty and the Beast story, and time well spent listening, I suggest looking for another book.

The narrators were fine. I actually really enjoyed Saskia Maarleveld's performance in two other stories, Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and My Fair Gentleman. I was excited at first finding out she was a co-narrator on this book. Her performance was enjoyable to listen to, as was Will Damron's. The story itself, not so much.

It started out drawn out and slow, continued drawn out and slow, and ended disappointingly. I was waiting for that wonderful climax when Beauty and Beast finally get together and all is well, but the way it was done in this story came across as anti-climactic to me. You can listen and judge for yourself, as I chose to, but I am finding that I regret it very much. Definitely want to refund that credit.

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One word: LOVE.

I love Disney's original "Beauty and the Beast" and basically grew up on it as a child, so I couldn't walk away from this book without trying it and let me tell you, it did not dissapoint. At certain points in the story I thought I could predict what was to come but then was pleasantly surprised when the author decided to go down a different path.

I took long walks in the snowy forest next to where I live so the setting and ambience really set the mood for me for this book. I finished listening to it in 3 days. THAT ENDING had me weeping, I was not prepared at all. Overall, the story was incredible and exciting, the performance was amazing (the female performance could be slightly improved, however) and I just loved it, 100% recommend.

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  • Sibhy
  • 03-22-17

I would reccomdend to all fantasy lovers

a take on beauty and the beast. wonderful story and performance. captivates untill the end, a story to get lost in.

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  • rob morgan
  • 10-13-18

very clever book

love this book.. love the fact you get both points of view from the main character s ..brilliant version of beauty and the beast .

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  • Kay
  • 05-20-18

Not as good as I was hoping.

Didn't read/sound like a legend or fairy tale though it was clearly trying to. the female narrator's voice was ok but the man's didn't sound right for the wolf/beast.

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  • Brooke Sobejko
  • 09-29-18

Couldn’t stop listening

I love a good fairytale and this kept me intrigued the whole time. Entertaining to listen to.