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The Predator: Hunters and Hunted

By: James A. Moore
Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is the official prequel, introducing key concepts that then will explode onto the screen in the movie The Predator.

The official prequel novel leads into the summer blockbuster The Predator, Shane Black's new movie set within the universe of the previous films. With a screenplay by Shane Black and Fred Dekker, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Sterling Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Edward James Olmos, Jake Busey, and more.

Author James A. Moore, previously known for Alien: Sea of Sorrows, will work closely with Christopher Golden, author of the official novelization.

©2018 James A. Moore (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Better than I thought

I’m a fan of the series, I had low expectations and I was surprised, not great but very good and I enjoyed it, a job well done, if your a sci fi fan I recommend

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Great intro to the Predator Universe

Great story, Predator was a bas ass. Reapers were badder asses. Overall great banter, action, death and wanton destruction and surprisingly a bit of humor. Narrator was median.

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Great Prequel

If the movie is a great as this pre quel, then you're in for a ride. Of course I don't hold too much with hollywood script writers who often think they can do a better job by rewriting an already great storyline. if they leave it alone and follow the direct line from this prequel then you're in for a ride.
If you are just a fan of the Predator genre, then this one a must. There are more questions answered here than previously from just the movie, how and why the Predators come here to hunt. And there is more, perhaps an answer to the bigger Predators seen in the move "PREDATORS". Either way it is a great storyline and can probably stand alone if you don't know enough about the entire genre...Read it, go see the movie and enjoy the ride.

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Adds nothing

As far as prequels go, this one was rather pathetic. I liked the story fine, but it really didn't add anything to the movie. I don't think any of the characters from the movie were in it (but they were pretty forgettable too) and pretty much everyone died anyway. I was also disappointed in this as well as the movie of the lack of the use of the term Yautja to describe the Predator. It's not to say I particularly like the term (I think it sounds stupid), but if you are gonna make a word part of the canon, use it. Also the one time I heard it used in the book, it sounded like the Predator was using it ot describe humans. Also, the author did a poor job of making the Predator sound alien. It really felt like the equivalent of a human in a rubber suit or with a handful of prosthetics. I liked, but not a lot.

To top it off, the reader was really just reading. Every character really sounded the same and that made it hard to follow.

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Super Cool

Thoroughly entertaining!! the author and reader immerse you in this other world, of covert operatives versus the predator. Ill be listening to all the predator books, I hope they are half as good!! Enjoy

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Decent story, poor acting

While the story was entertaining, and moved at a decent pace the narrator was not suited for audiobooks. terrible inflections, terrible acting. He makes Schwarzenegger look like an Oscar performing actor. I had a hard time getting through this one, and only because it was free.

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Good story, OK voice acting

The story was good. The acting was mediocre, yet good enough to finish the story.

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horrible

complete waste of time. struggled to get through it. I wish I could get my credit back!!

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Do not recomment

The author destroys any chance of losing yourself in this book by bringing real world politics into the story. Namely climate change and gun control.

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They have a tell-tale shimmer!

This was a fun way to gear up for the movie, and super enjoyable to listen to. Definitely worth the credit!

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  • 03-20-19

Very boring and dull

Just finished it and can say even with the "big" battle at the end it's just boring and dull. The book is 40% meetings and secret meetings with characters that are easily forgettable and just easily killed off. I didn't enjoy the narration either as most of the voices sounded the same and some of the tough guy voices were almost comical.

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  • Victor
  • 09-06-21

awesome

dare I say that this prequel although obviously produced along the same lines as the film would have made a much better film awesome listen.

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  • tomh180685
  • 07-28-20

Predator

I despair at the state of the Predator and Alien franchises at this moment in time. However I will say for the most part I enjoyed this story. it should've been the movie though.

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  • MR
  • 08-06-21

This stuff will make you a god damned sexual tyrannosaurus, just like me.

Everything a Predator novel should be and more. Full of action and you really get involved with the Reaper team. Very well narrated also.

I mirror what others say - this is the movie we all deserved.

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  • 01-04-19

Great Story

Far better story than Shane Blacks movie. The narrator does a good job and the pacing was just right.

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  • 01-06-23

great listen

i highly recommend to anybody who is a fan of the alien vs predator series

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  • Mr G M horton
  • 01-01-23

Great book

Really enjoyed the story especially from predator view, discovering new information and interactions between different antagonists

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  • The Goat
  • 10-08-22

OK

Not a bad effort. All the expected Predator stuff as it faces off against an elite military team. A couple of plot flaws and too much pointless political background. The action was solid if generic. Narrator was not bad for this genre. Overall hesitantly recommended (only for free)!

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  • Jonathan O'Dwyer
  • 09-29-22

Great Stuff

I really enjoyed this predator story, it is much better than the crumby predator movie we got.👍

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  • B. Chan
  • 09-28-22

unexpected

Had no explanations but thoroughly enjoyed the story
The narrator was very good and kept the story flowing nicely.

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  • Roger T. G. Patterson
  • 12-31-22

Good first draft

Needed more character development and an interesting plot. Sure adhere to canon but don’t just reiterate previous material. The action was pretty awesome. The corporate - government subplot seemed promising but however went nowhere.

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  • Gmandoza77
  • 11-04-22

Derivative but entertaining

It was fun but predictable. Good enough to for a lazy commute. 3 stars. Performance was ok

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  • Big Cat
  • 06-30-22

best parts are from Predators POV

This is an average story but refreshing aspects from the Predators POV. Not a memorable or value adding story from a lore perspective.

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  • Toast
  • 12-01-21

Slow start

The story started slow and took too long to get to the interesting bits. Good addition to the predator lore once the action started.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-21

for fans of the series

An interesting read, particularly some of the action filled chapters. Unfortunately characters are bland and it can be easy to loose track of every ones name especially when a majority of which die throughout the book but the same can be said about the movies. If your a fan of the movies then this captures some of what makes the original movie a cult classic. Worth a listen whilst it's included in audibles subscription service.