• Hunter-Killer

  • Danny Black, Book 2
  • By: Chris Ryan
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities. Early leads take them to a North London mosque and a one-armed hate cleric, whom the Home Secretary repeatedly tries and fails to expel from the country, a sleazy Saudi prince living in a Park Lane Hotel - on the surface a devout Muslim, he devotes himself to booze, drugs and hookers as soon as his family are out of the building - and a grizzled ex-Regiment guy who is spreading rumours that Diana was assassinated by the SAS in the tunnel in Paris because of her Arab lover.

The trail of clues takes Danny to a training camp in the Yemen, but just as he has the enemy in his sights, he discovers that they are somehow one step ahead of him, and he begins to suspect that they are being topped off by someone close to home.

©2014 Chris Ryan (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton

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Top notch in all respects. Outstanding plot, execution and narration; good enough to listen twice.

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Danny Black - Man of Honour

Well written book. excellently researched book that just keeps the pages flowing. cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released.

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Great story, obnoxious performance

Story is good, but hard to get through due to cringing at the voices for most of the non-leading characters. To bad, because it seems like Michael Fenner could do this well, but insists on making all of Danny's team mates, and many of the other characters sound like an English Elmer Fudd. The woman are whiny and obnoxious as well. Disappointing because book 1 was 5 star narration.

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A good story ruined by an unskilled narrator

Finish book 1 in the awesome Danny Black series and went straight to Hunter-Killer. But what a let down when the narrator ruins the story by making everyone, but the main character, sound dumb and “cartoonish”. Especially the character Spud, is real bad and simply throws me off balance and right out of the “bubble”, which I’m supposed to be in when listening to an audio book.

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Excellent Story and Narration, however...

I am very disappointed that the 1st, 3rd, and, 5th books in this series are on Audible but cannot be purchased if one lives in the United States. Why allowed book 2?

Please release them.

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fast-paced action, excellent narration

Danny Black is my favorite of Ryan's SAS heroes and his adventures really come to life when narrated. An entertaining story with a couple of surprises. Doesn't let you down if you're looking for a hard-hitting no-holds-barred thriller.

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Story was hard to follow.

really hard to follow, had trouble finishing it. the performance was only thing that kept me going.

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  • JEO
  • 10-08-17

Narration is a BIG disappointment!!

I listened to Danny Black 1, Masters of War, narrated by Jamie Parker. Jamie makes it sound convincing with punchy delivery. However, then I listened to Danny Black 2, Hunter-Killer, narrated by Michael Fenner. I was very disappointed! Story is good, BUT, Michale makes the whole thing sound corny! Terrible! Michael uses colloquial UK accents and renders special ops guys sound simple-minded and witless. Bring back Jamie Parker or I remain very hesitant to purchase any more Chris Ryan novels.

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  • James G. Hartman
  • 02-03-18

Thuggish Depiction

In the first book the narrator (Jamie Parker) portrayed Danny Black as articulate and the accents of all characters were realistically subtle. Michael Fenner portrays Danny as a grunting thug, and many of the characters sound as if they’ve stepped off the set of Little Britain. Disappointing.

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  • Mick
  • 11-11-14

A definate must listen.

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

This has to be in my top 3 best books.

What other book might you compare Hunter-Killer to, and why?

I would compare this to Zero Six Bravo, for it's intense and gripping storyline.

Have you listened to any of Michael Fenner’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Michael Fenner always manages to hold the attention of the listener with his fantastic narration ability.

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

The poles... The meeting...

Any additional comments?

Well worth a listen, makes the tedious days at work fly by...

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  • Eugene S.
  • 08-30-17

Hunter-killer well with it

Hunter-killer was my first audio book and boy was it worth it, I've now bought 4 more Chris Ryan books to listen to while on holiday and the won't be my last.

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  • Jamie
  • 01-10-15

brilliantly written. well narrated. A superb twist

a really good book. Once I started listening to it I struggled to turn it off. highly recommend

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  • Vicuña
  • 09-05-17

Fast paced and intriguing

What made the experience of listening to Hunter-Killer the most enjoyable?

Excellent narration made this a book that kept me listening through the night! Not my usual genre, but this gung ho action thriller was intriguing. Some elements of truth woven into a doublethink plot about terror attacks and who's really responsible. Neat false flag scenario? We'll never know

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  • Mark Lewis
  • 08-10-17

good book

good book really enjoyed it hope there a follow up to this story ? would recommend.

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  • Mormops
  • 02-12-15

Standard fare

To be honest, you know what you're going to get from a Chris Ryan book, so I wasn't disappointed. What I was disappointed with was the narration- poor interpretations if the characters, far too whiney and annoying

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-20

Great story, terrible narration

I stuck with this book until the end, but only because I know how good it is having read the whole series several years ago. The narration in the first Danny black book was great, but this is truly terrible. The worst thing has to be the comical accents. Every attempt at an accent sounds like someone is attempting to do a joke regional accent. I made myself finish this one because I don’t like giving up halfway through, but unfortunately I definitely won’t be listening to any more in the series.

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  • GA
  • 03-10-19

Good story, shame about the narrator

The narrator has ruined this for me. This is a serious gory action thriller and the characters voices are completely unrealistic, don’t fit and have been made into something that sounds like a comedy.
I have had to stop listening. The narrator that read the first Book in the Black series was much better

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  • harry
  • 02-23-16

Terrible narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I enjoyed the narration of first book in the Danny Black trilogy, where he is a young SAS trooper in his early twenties,,,,,and the narrator was able to portray him as that.
Book 2 picks up six months after Black's return from Syria, only now he sounds like a fifty year old bloke who smokes a couple of packets a day and drinks scotch by the bucket load.
Spud on the other hand, sounds like the SAS' version of Barney Rubble of Flintstones fame.

Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Fenner’s performances?

I will listen to the final book in the series, just to complete the story line, but I'm not looking forwards to hearing Keith Richards & Barney Rubble taking me through it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-18

Changed voices

The biggest issue I have with the audiobook is the change in narrator. Danny has a different voice from the first book, and it is not an improvement.

The narrator has me thinking I am listening to a group of men with speech impediments who kill people with precision.

It is very off putting, and unfortunately I have looked ahead and this narrator has the next few titles under his belt.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-16-19

Terrible Narrator

The accents are absolutely howling. Completely destroys the experience. The first book was great as well.

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  • David
  • 06-05-17

Great book.

loved it. great sequel in the Danny Black series. gripping intense story line and well read.

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  • Allan
  • 02-06-17

Not the best presentation

Did not enjoy the switching throughout the story - made it difficult to follow

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