Hunter : Hunter

  • by Mercedes Lackey
  • Narrated by Amy Landon
  • Series: Hunter
  • 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They came after the Diseray. Some were terrors ripped from our collective imaginations, remnants of every mythology across the world. And some were like nothing anyone had ever dreamed up, even in their worst nightmares.
Monsters.
Long ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were ripped open, and it's taken centuries to bring back civilization in the wake. Now, the luckiest Cits live in enclosed communities, behind walls that keep them safe from the hideous monsters fighting to break through. Others are not so lucky.
To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. Then she is called to Apex City, where the best Hunters are kept to protect the most important people.
Joy soon realizes that the city's powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. More and more monsters are getting through the barriers, and the close calls are becoming too frequent to ignore. Yet the Cits have no sense of how much danger they're in - to them, Joy and her corps of fellow Hunters are just action stars they watch on TV.
When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, Joy uncovers a terrifying conspiracy. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them.

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Great mix of fantasy, post-apocalyptic, dystopia

I'm not a huge fantasy fan but this was an engaging mix of fantasy, sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, and dystopia.

The writing was excellent (as was the audio narrator) and the story was original and interesting. All characters were well developed.

The first person narrator (Joy) is sixteen, but she's not an obnoxious teenager with concerns that annoy adult readers. Yes, there is a love interest but there's no insta-love and no ridiculous teenage love triangle.

There's some diversity (e.g., one female character has an ex-wife, not everyone is white)--always a plus.

I'm thinking about what the other reviewer said about if you liked the Hunger Games, you'll like this. I did, and I did but it doesn't resemble the Hunger Games in any substantial way.

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- NMwritergal

Loved the hounds - when do we see book 2?

I don't like stories where the protagonist acts like an idiot until just before the end of the book when he or she finally realizes what a jerk they have been and painfully wise up. This book will not put you through that. Joy is a thinking , well trained , and savvy warrior and is a whole lot of fun to cheer for.

The hounds are wonderful and I cain't wait to hear more about them. When is the next book?

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- Dara "dreusch@aol.com"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.