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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

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This had me on my toes from start to finish.

What made the experience of listening to The Hunt the most enjoyable?

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.

What other book might you compare The Hunt to and why?

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.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

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.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.

Any additional comments?

Overall, this was a great story and I can't wait for more.

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  • Kelly
  • Omaha, NE, United States
  • 05-23-13

You will not be bored!

This well-written dystopian novel will hold your attention throughout the entire book. Sean Runnette does a fantastic job narrating. Can't wait to start the next one!

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wow

just found this book by chance and it was on sale. low and behold the amazing Sean narrated it. great book, love to hate the ending. yojll have to listen to find out. I have to listen to it again.

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Loved The Hunt in Audibook form

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunt to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed both equally but it was definitely enjoyable listening to the story. The Narrator was great!

What did you like best about this story?

I love the complexity of the world. The steps Gene has to take to blend in while bizarre are completely unique to this story.

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

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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No, but then again maybe that is because I had already read the book before listening to the Audiobook.

Any additional comments?

I'll just leave off saying that I highly recommend picking this Audiobook up if you haven't done so already.

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This was an exceptionally good book!

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!

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  • Atticus
  • Mt Prospect, IL, United States
  • 09-12-12

Interesting

Would you try another book from Andrew Fukuda and/or Sean Runnette?

Yes

Any additional comments?

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.

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Held me til the very end and wanted more!

This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The storyline was original and the twists and turns in the story kept me intrigued. I’m a huge fan of the narrator, Sean Runnette! (how I initially found this book) He never disappoints. He brings the characters and their personalities to life. Keeping the listener completely engaged in the moment. The writer, Andrew Fukuda, had a way of keeping the storyline and the characters interesting and me wanting more. By the end I had felt a full range of emotions...fear, anger, sadness, happiness, etc. and just wanted more and more. I love when a book can draw me in and this one didn’t disappoint!

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C+/B- last paragraph of the book was a cliffhager

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The violence was so unnecessary, however, it was an interesting take on vampires in reverse.

If you’ve listened to books by Andrew Fukuda before, how does this one compare?

No, I have not listened to another of his books and I wonder if I will waste a credit on another of his books.

Which scene was your favorite?

The last paragraph was intriguing, but not enough, I do not think I'll get book two to find out about the last paragraph. I do not give spoilers, sorry.

Could you see The Hunt being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, there was not enough information in book 1, maybe if book 2 picks up.

Any additional comments?

I felt there were loose ends, but book 2 may clear up the issues?

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  • ron
  • mars, Pa
  • 03-30-18

it was ok

it was ok. not great but just ok. not sure why I was not so into it.

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Sean Runnette makes any story better

Thus was an inventive book on a world that now was almost exclusively populated by vampires. A bit if a teen book but holds its own.

Dr. A