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Hunters in the Dark

By: Lawrence Osborne
Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
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Publisher's Summary

From the novelist the New York Times compares to Paul Bowles, Evelyn Waugh, and Ian McEwan, an evocative new work of literary suspense.

Adrift in Cambodia, Robert Grieve - pushing 30 and eager to sidestep a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher - decides to go AWOL. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events involving a bag of "jinxed" money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, a corrupt policeman, and a rich doctor's daughter, in which Robert's life is changed forever.

Hunters in the Dark is a sophisticated game of cat and mouse, where identities are blurred, greed trumps kindness, and karma is ruthless. Filled with Hitchcockian twists and turns, suffused with the steamy heat and pervasive superstition of the Cambodian jungle, and unafraid to confront uneasy questions about luck and the machinations of fate, this is a masterful novel that has the feel of an instant classic.

©2015 Lawrence Osborne (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Graham Greene

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

If you want to read a Graham Greene book, I recommend reading one written by Graham Greene.

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Great Story, but needed better sound editing

I loved the book, but I struggled with the volume levels. The performance volume variance created difficulty catching every word without being too loud. Overall, though, great book!

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What a great book with a wonderful story

What did you love best about Hunters in the Dark?

The Story

Who was your favorite character and why?

The young boy and well off Cambodian girl

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction

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The book creates a dense, brooding, yet beautiful atmosphere.

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Stylish prose, beyond excellent narration

This was my surprising listen of the year. Brilliant, stylish prose, capturing a haunted Cambodia. There is no better narrator for novels taking place in this part of the world than Stephen Hogan. My God, is he ever good! Captures all the accents perfectly, rarely a botched pronunciation of foreign words and places.

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Painfully slow hope the movie will be better

Very disappointing and difficult to get through. The author takes more time in describing the scenery than making the plot exciting. Interesting at the beginning and boring in the middle. The ending was a disappointment making one feel like experiencing endless so-so foreplay with no climax.