We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Hunter Audiobook

The Hunter: Victor the Assassin, Book 1

Regular Price:$27.66
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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.

©2011 Tom Wood (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (142 )
5 star
 (61)
4 star
 (52)
3 star
 (19)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.2 (128 )
5 star
 (62)
4 star
 (40)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.2 (131 )
5 star
 (57)
4 star
 (49)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Michael Cox 19/08/2014
    Michael Cox 19/08/2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great detail, great story: couldn't stop listening"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hunter the most enjoyable?

    Tom Wood appears to have struck the perfect balance between detail, realism and story. This is a superbly written novel. The story is a little Dexter-like: you can't help but loving the bad guy. I have already downloaded the next book in the series, I just hope Tom keeps them coming!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 04/02/2015
    Chris 04/02/2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Real life character actioned packed story"

    Was not disappointed I tried a new writer. Will be reading more of his books

    One of those stories you couldn't put down

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    shannon auckland 17/08/2016
    shannon auckland 17/08/2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great read"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
    Action packed, no boring segments to it, one of those you can't put down

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Phil Davison 09/08/2016
    Phil Davison 09/08/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Over dramatic"

    Over dramatic language used detracts fron the storyline and the narrator fades in and out of various accents seemingly at random

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 11/07/2016
    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 11/07/2016 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Action packed"

    This story had me hooked right from the start. The main character a hero despite his unsavoury occupation. I am looking forward to downloading and beginning the next in the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. Colin F. Bindloss 30/05/2016

    Slojo

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An English Matthew Reilly."

    Fast paced thriller with lots of technical detail about weapons and fighting. The hero survives against all odds. Overall quite similar to Reilly's style - action and speed that doesn't let up. Suspect the following books will be much the same as Victor's skills are all focused on his professional career. You have to listen to the end to find out how all the stands get tied off and the reading is great - the hint of accent telling you which strand of story each chapter is based around.





    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carolyne 16/05/2016
    Carolyne 16/05/2016 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Listening to a story should help one sleep"

    Listening to stories at night has helped me deal with chronic pain, not this one! It was so compelling I had to listen to the whole story. The ending, the last half a chapter was disappointing but overall a brilliant story read expertly. Thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chris 03/05/2016
    Chris 03/05/2016 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story, Great narration."

    The story is riveting to say the least, the characters are well distinguished by the narrator and I found myself clued to the earpiece. Highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    PiratePete 23/02/2016
    PiratePete 23/02/2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    11
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story read by a great narrator"
    What did you like most about The Hunter?

    Very detailed but maintained the intrigue and fast pace


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

    No first one ... but very well narrated


    Any additional comments?

    First Tom Wood book I've read (listened to) and I will definitely pick another

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kelly 17/08/2015
    Kelly 17/08/2015 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Improbable fantasy badly written."

    This novel is totally unbelievable on every level. Russia have mounted a massive effort to salvage the missiles. There is no way the CIA would not have known about this kind of operation. No one survives seven or more gunfights with professional killers. This novel is a teenage boys comic book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • J Roberts
    1/07/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Incredible first story from this author."
    What did you love best about The Hunter?

    The dark side. There is no hero, he is no hero.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The British assassin. Because he is a slightly twisted fellow.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The beginning


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce
    Perth, Australia
    27/01/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    Fast paced right from the go and kept me on the edge of my seat.

    Will definitely buy the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Luciow
    23/07/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hunter and Hunted. Good action story."
    Have you listened to any of Daniel Philpott’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first one. His accents and characters are very good.


    Any additional comments?

    Though its not all that this book is about, but Tom Wood has a good grasp of depicting hand to hand combat, he either researched well or has experience - either way the story is richer for it. Looking forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Mark
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    31/07/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Overkill"
    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.

    26 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    19/06/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • DAVID
    BRENTFORD, United Kingdom
    17/12/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Victor what a character !!"
    Where does The Hunter rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Love this book and the both the writing and narration.
    Was sorry it had to finish but went straight on to book 2
    Please release book 3 asap


    What does Daniel Philpott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His narration is excellent, puts across the character in a way that is both believable and interesting. Many a good book can be spoiled by poor narration but this choice was spot on


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Point ClareAustralia
    9/08/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Hunter Kept me on edge from page 1"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunter to be better than the print version?

    Don't know


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

    The action started from page 1


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Many


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

    Kept me on tenterhooks the whole time


    Any additional comments?

    great book, loved it.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Brixtonian
    London, United Kingdom
    7/07/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Bourne Rip-off"

    The plot was pedestrian, the characters two-dimensional, the writing cliche-ridden and the narration woeful. In particular it would be a good idea to get a narrator who can manage an American accent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • D. Hale
    England
    4/06/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nothing to like here"

    I've read many assassin series, this is the first one where there isn't a single character with any appeal or interest. There are no characters you can support or like. None have any depth at all. The story just trundles along, but I can't care what happens next. The narrator is good, but he's fighting a losing battle. I won't be trying the rest of the series. This book is purposeless.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    3/06/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book"

    Liked it Fast moving. Action. Twists. What's not to like, Five stars from me on this

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Charlie
    15/03/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tom Wood delivers a great story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunter to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the paper version


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

    Great description of a stake out scene in a Swiss Chalet and the associated firefight.


    What three words best describe Daniel Philpott’s voice?

    Easy, Appropriate, Interesting


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Will Victor Make It?


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth a listen. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Hereford, United Kingdom
    4/03/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fast paced and well written"

    A excellent holiday read - easy to fall straight into and not put down until finished. Narration was perfect for the character. All in all - excellent book and Well recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony Dent
    28/02/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really engaging adventure!"

    A perfectly paced narrative peppered with interesting characters and sub-plots. I've enjoyed many of Lee Childs' books and feel that in Victor, I've found the next Reacher!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.