The Hunter : Victor the Assassin

  • by Tom Wood
  • Narrated by Daniel Philpott
  • Series: Victor the Assassin
  • 15 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The suspenseful new release action thriller audiobook The Hunter is the first installment in the tantalising series Victor the Assassin, written by Tom Wood and narrated by acclaimed voice actor Daniel Philpott. Trained assassin Victor is on the run from powerful enemies that want him dead. The job in Paris was a set-up. Now he's been thrown into their sights and has never been so close to danger. Victor is charming, elusive and entirely irresistible. The ladies that flock to him are beyond beautiful. This story is one that will lure you in and keep you captive. Available now from Audible.

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What the Critics Say

"Jack Reacher meets Thomas Crown in this electrifying thriller." (Simon Kernick)
"A nonstop, breathless, trimmed-to-the-bone thriller with action sequences that are absolutely state-of-the-art. It's the best chase novel I've read in years." (Joseph Finder)
"An impressively intricate thriller.... The scenes are vivid and the plot revelations parcelled out at expert intervals.... Exciting." (New Yorker)
"A superlative debut... Thriller fans will be eager to see more from this bright new talent." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Would you try another book written by Tom Wood or narrated by Daniel Philpott?

Probably would not try another book by this author, but the narrator was good overall.


Would you recommend The Hunter to your friends? Why or why not?

Not really. Whilst the writing is good and the plot reasonable, if not startlingly original, I felt that there is just too much action and not enough intrigue to maintain interest. In fact, the almost constant gun battles and chases are unrelenting and, eventually, terribly tedious. I gave up completely about an hour out from the end when yet another fight and chase broke out in exhaustive and exhausting detail and I lost interest in the outcome of the story and the fate of the main character.


Which character – as performed by Daniel Philpott – was your favourite?

The narrator played the various parts without overdoing the accents, but the characters were hardly engaging enough to choose any favourite performance from Mr Philpott.


Did The Hunter inspire you to do anything?

Luckily, I'm not given to indulging in murderous rampages with automatic weapons, so no.


Any additional comments?

I love a good action story - Frederick Forsyth, Gerald Seymour etc. - and the action scenes in this book were certainly well written and finely detailed, but for me (an ex-Army Officer) it was just a bit too wearing in the end.

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- Mark

Really good page turner keeps you interested

Where does The Hunter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Certainly up within the top few


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes


Any additional comments?

Good story very well weaved together plenty of action good characters well worth a credit

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- Janet

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-06-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK