Red Hood - The Hunt

Urban Fairytales, Book 1
Narrated by: Hollie Jackson
Series: Urban Fairytales, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (339 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A third of the world's population are cursed to become werewolves on the full moon, and walled cities like Seattle protect the Clean Bloods. People like Detective Daria McQueen protect the gates of the city to stand against the packs of wolves, three nights a month.

When Daria discovers a breach in the wall while on her patrol, and saves a family from infection by three hungry wolves, Daria herself is saved by a wolf hunter she had believed to be nothing but an urban legend: the Red Hood, Maireni Damaschin. The mysterious woman in a red cloak seems to possess inhuman abilities.

Daria and Maireni find themselves caught in a tangled web of deception that goes back centuries, which could spell the end to Clean Bloods and throw the world into servitude.

©2015 Erik Schubach (P)2016 Erik Schubach

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Loved it!

Not the typical Little Red Riding Hood story you heard as a child. The big bad wolf is actually a werewolf! Red Hood has been tracking the wolf all over the planet trying to stop him and the werewolf curse. Red Hood and Detective McQueen partner up, in more ways than one, to stop the curse.

As always, Erik creates suck likable characters, and Hollie makes us fall in love with them! Beautifully written fairy tale of werewolf hunting and love!

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Hollie Jackson has brought this book to life

Schubach has created a new and exciting WORLD where werewolves rule the 3 full moon nights every month and the clean bloods must prepared for them .

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Big Bad Meet Red Hood & Detective Ass Kicker

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Seattle is under siege! An unusually large and focused group of werewolves are howling at the walled city of Seattle under the full moon. Detective Daria McQueen is one of many SPD officers assigned to keep the "Clean Bloods" (people uninfected by the lupine curse) safe from werewolves every night of the full moon. She is driven year after year by the need to find her missing sister and avenge the murders of her parents by an alpha werewolf. Maireni Damaschin, aka Red Hood, drops into Daria's life under a full moon. The two women both harbor dark secrets and a thirst for justice. As the two women track a mysterious green-eyed werewolf, their sexual chemistry sizzles and their attraction for each other grows. Will they discover the lair of the beast or will humanity fall to the werewolf's curse?

Hollie Jackson delivers a solid performance as both Daria McQueen and Maireni Damaschin. The novel is told through Daria's eyes for most of the novel. When the adventure takes a twist 3/4 of the way through, the novel shifts back and forth between Daria's and Maireni's perspectives. Hollie builds suspense and anticipation of what will happen next as the women battle impossible odds, with her intuited pacing (at times quick and at others languid) and emphasis.

The brisk, yet reflective, tone and pacing of Daria's sections reflects the matter-of-fact, take no shit kind of woman that she is. As Maireni, she uses a passable Romanian-accented English that enhances the air of mystery surrounding the character's background. It's worth remembering that many years and miles have influenced Maireni's diction. Hollie also draws out Red Hood's flirty nature, which makes for a lot of fun in the scenes between Red and the Detective.

Many of the characters seem to be slight variations of each other. The main difference between Hollie's characterizations is whether the people are from the Pacific Northwest, Romania, or London, and gender of the characters. This is not necessarily a huge draw back, as there are only a few instances in which I had trouble telling who was who.

Overall, I definitely recommend this listening experience, especially to people who enjoy modern-day retellings of fairy tales, fantastical creatures, and spicy, suspenseful adventures!

What does Hollie Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She adds nuance to the chemistry between Red and Daria. I also enjoyed her accents.

Who was the most memorable character of Red Hood - The Hunt and why?

Red Hood is very flirty, fun, dark, and mysterious! Loved her! I also liked the grittier, focused, down-to-earth Detective Daria. I look forward to the next installment.

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Could not stop listening

I will definitely read the rest of the series. I loved the humor and the two main characters.

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great book

This is a great series for anyone that enjoys fairie tales. After testing this book you will want to read the complete series.

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Love to see in Syfy

I Love this book hope2nd one Comes out Soon I would love to see this in syfy just a thought

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AWESOME SAUCE!!!

This was such a great spin on the childhood tail. I enjoyed it so much I did something I never do, Listen Again. I now have to have the entire series. Thanks for bringing Fairy Tails back into my life.

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beautiful

I loved the end. The romance was believable and lovely. It was a gorgeous story with twists I would never expect.

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A new take... I like it

This is definitely a new take on Little red riding hood. I liked it though. It was unique, and put werewolves in a light that I hadn’t yet seen before. (Cursed monsters instead of either creatures that the humans don’t know about, or that everyone wants to be like.) The narrator was really good as well, in both voicing and accent. My only issue was that sometimes I wished there was more detail, in appearance, romantic gestures, etc. But otherwise, really good.

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LOVED

This story was inviting, exciting and intriguing. I loved this story i couldn't stop listening. I can't wait for part 2.

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  • Tod Werewolf
  • 02-19-18

Pure Magic

A beautiful twist to Red Riding hood. urban fantasies for grownups, well written and very well read.

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  • Millsy
  • 05-28-18

Red Riding Hood?

This is a really interesting twist on the fable Red Riding Hood. The characters are awesome and interesting as is the narrator and I really just want to hear more of the tale, I really hope this is a long series to come.