The Hunt

Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Series: The Hunt, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (329 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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Good..

I like the nail bitting suspense this book has. Lots of "no way", OMG reaction here.

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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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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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Great Story but Narrator needs revising.

The story is good for being unique in a sea of books where every story is the same. There were plenty of times where I was caught off guard by what was coming up next. There were also a few places where it was obvious what was coming up. I really think that Sean Runnette needs some work in my opinion. He does a great job reading the story to you but there are places where he does some shouts or screams that come across very cringy and not believable. Overall would listen again.

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WOW

ive just driven for 13 hours straight. excuse my lack of grammar, but I'm driving still. anyways I finished this entire book in one sitting. I make this drive three times a month. it's such a blessing to find a book that's captivating you can't put down. it ranks up there with mountain man, breeds, hell divers, in times like these, Quincy Harker Demon Hunter, and Peter Meredith's Undead world series. lol Basil Sands nails Jillybeans voice in that. look do yourself a favor and read every one of those series too. in over four hundred titles those are my top favorites. I wish more people would pass on their considered gems in reviews. Anyways, especially give In times like these by Nathan van Coops a try If you like time travel. Dont listen to the haters this book is great from start to finish.

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Not Twilight!!!

Great book that ends with a cliffhanger! Interesting told from human perspective in a world where creatures (likely vampires) are normal society and humans hide in the shadows.