The Tracker : Sam Callahan

  • by Chad Zunker
  • Narrated by Noah Berman
  • Series: Sam Callahan
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Trust no one. Sam Callahan learned this lesson from a childhood spent in abusive foster care, on the streets, and locked in juvie. With the past behind him and his future staked on law school, he is moonlighting as a political tracker, paid to hide in crowds and shadow candidates, recording their missteps for use by their opponents. One night, after an anonymous text tip, Sam witnesses a congressional candidate and a mysterious blonde in a motel indiscretion that ends in murder, recording it all on his phone.
Now Sam is a target. Set up to take the fall and pursued by both assassins and the FBI, he is forced to go on the run. Using the street skills forged during his troubled youth - as well as his heightened mental abilities - Sam goes underground until he can uncover who is behind the conspiracy and how far up it goes. A taut thriller with an unforgettable young hero, The Tracker is a heart-stopping debut from an exciting new voice.
Revised edition: This edition of The Tracker includes editorial revisions.


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Customer Reviews

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Almost Good

The story starts out very interesting, with suspense and an exciting premise. Immediately the adventure starts but the flaws are too many to overcome. Sam is being chased relentlessly by assassin's because he witnesses a murder in the course of his job following political canidates. I am drawn into the story, and really enjoy how he uses his former life in foster care and having lived on the streets his whole life to stay alive by using all the many ingenious things he learned in that horrible situation. To me this story goes down hill after a great beginning because the author seems bound to throw in a little romance that throws the whole rhythm off. It then becomes " The Hardy boy meets Nancy Drew. I was really disappointed. Also, everyone around him ends up dead, but there seems to be no sadness or remorse of this fact. Odd. Because I liked the character Sam I had to keep staying with it until close to the end and by then i just gave up. Anticlimactic ending to a possible great beginning. Sorry to say this, and others may not agree, but because of these flaws i just couldn't stick it out. it's still a book I recommend because the character Sam is really an interesting guy. For the price, a nice diversion.
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- Amazon Customer

WOW!! I can't wait for Book 2 in the series!

I listened to the first release of audio version of The Tracker and I posted a 5 star review on April 9, 2016 soon after it was released. In reading about the book recently on the author's page, I learned it was to be re-released on February 14, 2017 with some changes and another narrator. Since Audible no longer carries the original release which is in my Audible library, I decided to purchase the new release. (With my Kindle unlimited account the price is $2.99.) So now I have 2 audio copies and I do not plan to return either.

I listened to over 400 Audible books in 2016 and The Tracker easily ranks in the best one percent. It is simply an extraordinary suspense thriller. The protagonist Sam Callahan is a law student working on a congressional campaign in Texas tracking the opposition candidate when bad things start to happen. Author Chad Zunker is a great writing talent and story teller with this being his first released novel. The narrator of the first audio version was Justin D Torres who did a stellar job. Noah Berman does equally well narrating this re-release.

The differences in the first and second releases are not substantial, but they are sufficient to make it marginally better. The Tracker is a novel that I can VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND without reservation to listeners regardless of their preferred genres.
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- Wayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio