• The Red Hunter

  • By: Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (3,227 ratings)

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The Red Hunter

By: Lisa Unger
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
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Publisher's Summary

What is the difference between justice and revenge?

In this buzzworthy new thriller by New York Times best-selling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place....

Claudia Bishop's perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house - one that, unbeknownst to her, has an ugly history and may hide long-buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past - and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course - because Zoey's past nightmare and Claudia's dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.

©2017 Lisa Unger (P)2017 S&S Audio

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Incredible, May be her best yet

I finished listening to this book at 3:30 a.m. this morning. Then laid awake for at least an hour thinking it through.

By history, I have read everything starting with the Lydia Strong books, written as Lisa Miscione. So I'm a big fan, but I think this may be the best yet.

Plus kudos for the narrator who had a tough job to do with three distinct female leads. Yet the voices of a teen, a late twenties, and an early forties woman were distinct and age appropriate.

Outstanding and highly recommended but be prepared to stay up late.

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Fairly good, maybe better for Young Adults

This book has some good points, the characters are distinct and well built. There are a couple of story lines that converge and it does get a little confusing if not far fetched. The teenage girl vigilante was particularly hard to swallow.
Its entertaining but goes on a little too long with too many wrap ups but I guess that happens when you have a few different story lines. Not sure if it was meant as a YA book but book but it does read like one.

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Had such great potential

The story itself eluded that it would be a great mystery, drama and nail biter. Had the author not made it so complex with so many different characters to follow I think I could have enjoyed the story much better. What’s nice about audible is that you can rewind which I needed to do that a lot in this book. Matter of fact I actually started the book over at chapter 4 to try and understand who was who. She actually had 2 different main groups of characters who EVENTUALLY tied back to each other but it was extremely implausible and made you really have to stretch your imagination that this could all happen. There were at least 20 main characters so imagine trying to follow all of those and within those characters the author kept delving into their psyche and getting really deep too deep. Wish the story had had less characters and plot lines because when you have to stop to actually sort out whose who it becomes too much work.

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I LOVED THIS BOOK!

This story was engaging and suspenseful and its complexity kept me rapt until the very last page. The characters were richly drawn and the narrator was excellent.

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Great Read

At first there were so many characters and so much time line jumping that I almost stopped listening to the book. It was so disturbing to have to listen to a chapter then listen a second time to figure out which character and what time period was being represented. But it was so worth it when everything comes together. You have to go through the layers to understand the complexity of all the characters.

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Interesting story

This was a great read. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is it took me a little bit to differentiate the 2 women characters towards the beginning of the book. The narrative changed from each of their lives but once it became clear who perspective it was from it was fine. A few chapters in I caught on. I really enjoyed the story and the characters were very likable. I would definitely recommend this book and will be looking out for the next in this series as it's left off as a possible continuation to future books. I will definitely also read more by this author in the future as well.

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MOVE ON FROM THIS ONE

The Red Hunter novel was predictable and quite unrealistic. Julia Whelan's narration was adequate, but it was often confusing as to which female characters she was voicing since she made no attempt to distinguish between those or any other character in the audiobook. Not worth a credit or cost of purchase.

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Flashbacks

Too many characters to keep up with in an audio book especially when combined with more than a few flashbacks. Seemed to be in a rush to tie up all of the loose ends in the final chapters. Not one of her best

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Excellent suspense thriller!

THE RED HUNTER was the Audible Daily Deal on December 22, 2019. I'm happy that I purchased it. Julia Whelan's narration is stellar.

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excellent narration; sol-so story

unnecessarily convoluted plot with little character development; there really wasn't a central character and it seemed like the story was just tacked together with no real thinking out about how to bring all the disparate bits together. I was underwhelmed. The main reason I finished it was because the narrator did such a good job.

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