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Alien Hunter

By: Whitley Strieber
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
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Publisher's Summary

The books that inspired the SyFy series Hunters...

A young wife disappears in the night, never to be seen again. There is no evidence of kidnapping - in fact, everything indicates that she left on purpose. Her husband, a brilliant police detective, cannot believe this - but he also can't find her.

Flynn Carroll’s lost love becomes his obsession. He begins amassing a file of similar cases nationwide. His conclusion is unavoidable: somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out on their own. As Flynn’s case files grow, his work comes to the attention of Special Agent Diana Glass, a member of the most secret police unit on the planet. This police force seeks the most brilliant and lethal criminals who have ever walked free - thieves and murderers from another world.

Without fully understanding what Glass and her team are doing, Flynn steps into a hidden world of extraordinary challenge and lethal danger. The job is the most difficult police assignment ever known to man, but the idea is the same - find the bad guys. Stop them.

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Critic Reviews

"Even those who usually stay away from alien fantasy will be drawn to this reality-based novel. The characters are complex and surprising at various points in the novel.... [Strieber's] excellent storytelling will keep readers guessing until the very end." ( RT Book Reviews)

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Don't waste time or credit

What disappointed you about Alien Hunter?

The story starts bad and goes downhill from there.

Would you ever listen to anything by Whitley Strieber again?

Not his fiction

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christian Rummel?

I think Rummel did the best with what he had to work with. He is a great narrator.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really.

Any additional comments?

OK, lets get this out of the way, Strieber's claim to fame is he was abducted by aliens. His book " Contact" was made into a major motion picture yada ,yada, yada. With that being said, I have listened to his weird radio show (which is similar to Coast to Coast) and thought that he was intelligent, entertaining and had interesting guests, so I took a chance on this book. Writing fiction is not easy, Lord knows I have tried, but I would not wish this book upon my worst enemy.

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Fun story

A great book, I enjoyed it and I will get the second in the series, just not in a rush to

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Don't Know What To Think

Would you try another book from Whitley Strieber and/or Christian Rummel?

Probably not Strieber. The characters were so uneven the story is hard to follow. While characters being predictable isn't always a good thing, there must be story driven reasons for their actions. Events happen without narration, keeping the reader questioning how the story progresses. Think of this book as a very bad mix of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The X-Files, and somehow The Island of Doctor Moreau. It starts off with a good premise but quickly turns into a poorly rendered plot with holes so large you could fill an entire novel trying to explain them away.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Rummel is good at what he does. This book is on par with his others.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The best thing I can say is it had potential.

Any additional comments?

No.

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Really Worth The Time And Money

Would you listen to Alien Hunter again? Why?

I think a second read would allow a different perspective on events that I enjoyed on the first listen.

What other book might you compare Alien Hunter to and why?

I wouldn't compare it to another book. This style of fiction hasn't really been my thing but I really enjoyed this and intend to keep listening to Mr. Strieber's work, this series in particular to start.

Which scene was your favorite?

Snow Mountain and Flynn in the final chapters, and any scene where Mack says anything at all.

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

YES!

Any additional comments?

Christian Rummel is professional and talented narrator. His delivery definitely added to my enjoyment of this story.

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Where's my tinfoil hat?

This was a very good idea for a novel, but it didn't live up to it's potential... It meandered and never really got any traction... Yeah, I know a novel about abductions, but I didn't expect it to be so unbelievably bland, and more than a bit silly in its wanderings...

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Fun.

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

One of the top ones that can be heard over again. Whitley Strieber does a great job of telling story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Alien Hunter?

The betrayal.

Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?

Flynn

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The betrayal.

Any additional comments?

So much fun, love to make a movie about this.

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Good performance, bad book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who doesn't mind the main character essentially changing their personality mid-book. People who don't mind characters escaping impossible situations with no explanation.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Music

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Yes, all three of those. Did you read the book as well, mysterious questioner?

Any additional comments?

Did the author go back and actually read the whole book? It seems like they wrote the first third (which was really good), then came back and wrote the second third a few years later without having read the old chapters, then took another break and finished the book in a weekend under some massive deadline.

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Outstanding performance!!!

a must read. the voice actor is amongst the best. the story line is addictive.

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Can't stop listening.

Riveting. Excellent writing as usual and the narration was also excellent. Voice changes for different characters was very helpful with picturing the scene.

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Horrible

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Christian Rummel was amazing as usual. I gave up after about 3 hours. This book is just bad. If you want to read some great stuff from Stieber, read Communion, Transformation and Next. 3 amazing books. This book was just garbage. Drawn out nonsense that went nowhere.