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I have never read anything by Chris Kuzneski before but The Hunters had been recommended to me a number of times. I figured I'd give it a shot and listen to the audiobook.
What a thrill ride, edge of your seat action, fun and interesting characters and a historical mystery. The chapters are short and it's easy to get into the story. If you like a dose of humour with your action, definitely give this book a try. I had moments of actually laughing out loud.
Dudley Hinton really immerses the listener in the action of the story, making the unbelievable, believable with his performance. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Where does The Hunters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
this is possibly the best audiobook I have ever heard, and definitely the best Chris Kuzneski novel.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the author's ability to shift the opinions of the listeners with regards to the characters again and again, without ever getting lost or confused. And the level of research which has clearly gone into the story.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
I love any scene in which the abilities of the main characters come together in beautiful harmony with spectacular results.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
The book will make you experience every emotion possible, as you are taken through comedy, betrayal, love and hate.
Any additional comments?
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a well researched gripping novel, that is also filled with comedy and black humour.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Whilst this type of story is by no means original (think A-team for the 21st century), the author provides a story which is detailed enough to satisfy, while containing enough action to keep the plot moving along. Clearly the author has done a lot of research in preparing this book, and the cross-generational linkages provide a continuity seldom found in this type of book.
The characters are quite well developed - although only limited back-story is provided, and then mostly through the device of round-table introductions when the team get together. There are also a couple of errors/loose ends which were a little annoying, but mainly in the initial phase of the book so they were not essential to the overall plot.
The one downside is some rather eccentric pronunciation from the reader. Overall he does a good job, even with the different accents and voices, but there are a number of instances of unusual pronunciation and blatant errors - a railway is described at one point as narrow gouge rather than gauge. As something of a pedant when it comes to grammar and pronunciation, I found this somewhat off-putting and it did spoil my enjoyment of the book a little.
If you like Tom Clancy and Frederick Forsyth but prefer a little less technical detail, or were a fan of the A-team but prefer a little more technical detail, chances are you will enjoy this.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I'm not even thou the first half and my ears are bleeding. The story is boring. The narrator is boring. The story line has potential and I was hoping for epic along the lines of Matthew Reilly but the author fell way short of any sort of excitement.
Maybe if I read the book it might improve but listening to it out of the question ;(