Hunter's Run

  • by George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Daniel Abraham
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Like so many others, Ramón Espejo ran from the poverty and hopelessness of the Third World to the promise of a new world, joining a host of like-minded workers and dreamers aboard one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the life he found on the far-off planet of São Paulo was no better than the one he had abandoned.A luckless prospector hoping for that one rich strike that will make him wealthy, Ramón is content only when on his own out in the bush, far from the dirty, loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him, resulting in sudden bloodshed and a high-profile murder. Ramón is forced to flee into the wilderness for however long it will take for the furor to die down.Here, mercifully, Ramón is once again free. But while searching for his long-elusive lode, he stumbles upon something completely unexpected: a highly advanced alien race in hiding; fugitives like himself on a world not their own.Suddenly, in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret, Ramón must battle for his freedom from alien captors and also against the hostile and unpredictable planet. And so the chase begins.Police, fugitive aliens, and a human murderer weave a web of shifting alliances as Ramón enters the greatest manhunt the alien world of São Paulo has ever known. If he is to survive, Ramón must overcome inscrutable aliens and deadly predators, but his greatest enemy is himself. With every move in the desperate game, he struggles to outwit his enemies and solve the mystery of a murder he himself committed.A rip-roaring adventure tale and character study of a fascinating and twisted mind, Hunter's Run showcases three master writers at their best.


What the Critics Say

Reading List award, American Library Association, 2009"This tightly written novel, with its memorable protagonist and intriguing extrapolation, delivers on all levels." (Publishers Weekly)
"In music, supergroups of established artists are rarely greater than the sum of their parts. The same often goes for science fiction, but critics agreed that these three authors beat the trend by producing a tight, consistent novel." (Bookmarks magazine)


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Customer Reviews

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Different but good

This book is thought provoking in that there is no real hero. There is an anti hero that you can have some respect for and that will have to do. The book held my attention and I am in awe of the authors who had the imagination to write it. Some very interesting twists and turns. I would recommend it to sci fi fans and maybe others that just like a good tale.
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- Richard

This Time's Different, Just Like Always

People mostly don't come together because of love, but because they fit together, like a puzzle. Life is a risk that is how you know you are living. Guilt is for weaklings and fools. (just some of the wisdom you will get by reading this story) .

I love George RR Martin, but I got the book mostly because of Gardner Dozois. GD edits the best anthology of short Science Fiction, every year. His introduction covers, Science Fiction through books, short stories, movies, television, magazines, internet, etc. He has not written many books, and most of what he has are collections of his short fiction. His writing is excellent.

I am thinking he wrote parts One and Four of this four part book. The book starts out interesting enough with a Latin soap opera. Our hero kills a man in a bar fight, then he runs from the law, he fights with his Latino girlfriend (which is normal.) The fighting is always followed by fierce love making, you know stereo typing.

Whoever wrote part 2 is in love with the Pi##, Sh#t and f##k words. Our hero gives lessons in Sh##ing and Pi##ing. Part 3 is better written and is a good adventure story. Part four and the finish were my favorite parts. There are a lot of twists and turns and you don't see them coming.

As I have said before, unless you are Preston and Child, then more then one author spoils the books. I believe that any one of these authors would have written a better story, by themselves, especially Dozois.

Marc Vietor the narrator was excellent and probably made listening to the book a better experience then reading.
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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio