• The Hunted

  • Jed Walker Series, Book 2
  • By: James Phelan
  • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (447 ratings)
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The Hunted

By: James Phelan
Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
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Publisher's summary

When the hunters become the hunted, ex-CIA agent Jed Walker is the man you need.

In 2011, Seal Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden. Now, four years later, someone is eliminating Team Six - one by one they are turning up dead. Jed Walker, ex-CIA, is an outsider back in the game. He's been chasing down a sinister group code-named Zodiac that the big guns - MI5, CIA, the Pentagon - have failed to eradicate. But as Walker follows the trail of bodies, uncovering secrets and making connections he's not supposed to make, he finds the answers are closer to home than he ever imagined. Revenge is the obvious motive, but nothing is ever that simple in love or in war. Can Walker find who's responsible before the body count grows higher? Can he stop another terror attack before more innocent bystanders suffer?

When the line between the good and the bad becomes blurred, when the hunters become the hunted, only one man can save us all.

The Hunted is the second Jed Walker novel - a white-knuckled roller coaster of action suspense.

James Phelan is the best-selling and award-winning author of 28 novels and one work of nonfiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and a PhD in literature. For Hachette Australia, James has written five titles in the Lachlan Fox thriller series and the Alone trilogy of young adult postapocalyptic novels.

The ex-CIA character of Jed Walker was first introduced in The Spy, which was followed by The Hunted, Kill Switch and Dark Heart. James has also written a 14-book adventure series for Scholastic, titled The Last Thirteen. He has been a full-time novelist since the age of 25 and spends his time writing thrilling stories and travelling the world to talk about them.

©2015 James Phelan (P)2016 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"A terse, tense brand of hard-boiled action suspense...addictive." ( The Age)
"Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror." (Lee Child)
"Hard-boiled action suspense...addictive." ( The Age on Kill Switch)
"Walker's so tough he's got muscles in his spit...eminently enjoyable." ( West Australian on The Hunted)
"Vivid and suspenseful." ( Sydney Morning Herald on The Spy)

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Good series

Don’t expect reality, it’s an action book and it’s pretty good. My only comment would be to agree with the other reviewer who mentioned narration. The diction is different and words are pronounced differently than typical, but that’s kinda fun too. This does not take away anything form the story and in fact at times makes me pay more attention. Overall well worth the credit (IMHO)

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Jed has become the man!

Jed was a greenie in Book 1, and only saved by 3 contacts who happened to be around. Now it is 10 years later, he has graduated even from the CIA, so his skills are now top notch and he needs nobody's help. This story is exciting and well done.

I understand that the audio for this book is done in Australia, but it is still weird to have an Aussie narrate a so very American tale. He pronounces Ft. Detrick with a short e, as in debt, but I always heard the Army folk call it Deetrick. They could be wrong.

There are more than 4 editing errors, where the narrator mispronounced some word and it was re-recorded, but we get to hear both the correct and the wrong, so Audible Australia needs to up its professionalism.

Despite this accent disconnect, Jed has matured and honed his skills to the point where we will continue to follow his exploits!

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Author is not a sports fan

St Louis Cardinals played his hometown Eagles??? How does a baseball team play a football team.

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Repeats

This was a very good book. Kind of slow but very good. He really goes in-depth. The only problem was there were at least 3 chapters that either repeated themselves or it repeated itself within the same chapter. That’s why I gave a low grade on performance.

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Mehhh

I quit on this book once before, but I tried it again because it was in my library. I’ve now read the first two books, but I won’t get any more in the series. Just enough to keep my attention, but I never fell in love with any of the characters, and you have to suspend belief too often on the story line.

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crap political ending

narrator was good. story turned to crap at the end. last book by james phelan for me.

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Surprisingly good series and strong characters. Love the Zodiac theme and promise of an extended and exciting storyline. Dad Walker is a very nice touch. Stating #3.

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No action

I admit that i have not read any other books by this author but from the synopsis I expected an action/drama. I got a lot of talking and subjects that were difficult to follow because of the poor performance of the narrator. I listened to the first thirteen chapters and I was bored to tears. There were a one or two actions scenes but they were so poorly written I could not make any sense of what was going on. In one scene I couldn't decipher who had been shot if anyone. There was no character development. I could not picture any character in the book and for those that were introduced I could have cared less whether they were there or not. The author spent a lot of time discussing the Jed Walker's relationship with his wife. The wife was there but she didn't say anything, it was as if she was some form of a ghost he was holding. All through this he was discussing his next assignment. I would have thought she would have had some input into the conversation. I am returning this book, it was by far the worse book I have ever listened to.

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Good story, Rough editing.

Chapters 61 through 65 are an editing disaster and the story became a bit too predictable in the last hour, but overall the book was entertaining.

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I like the narrator

It had been awhile since I listened to him. Some said they did not like the language he uses, boot instead of trunk, etc. I did not mind it. Overall I enjoy the storyline and the distraction from real life.

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