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The Hunt

Narrated by: Andy Secombe
Length: 30 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Hunt by Oscar de Muriel, a Christmas tale from the world of Frey and McGray, read by Andy Secombe.

Christmas, 1888. After a thoroughly trying time in Edinburgh, Inspector Ian Frey looks forward to a Christmas break at his family's country estate back in England. But the welcome respite of home cooking, hunting trips and brandy by the fire is ruined by the arrival of an unwelcome guest....

Features an exclusive extract from A Fever of the Blood - the brilliant new Case for Frey and McGray, which publishes in February 2016.

©2015 Oscar de Muriel (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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This is not a story...

A vignette, an anecdote maybe, but not a story. Sure, there's a plot, a series of events. There a characters who take action, but there is no goal, no inciting incident, and only the slightest protagonist/antagonist interaction. I suspect it was a chapter edited out of one of the books that has been sold separately with a teaser for the 2nd book. I don't mind that much, because I enjoy the books, but if you are new to the series, don't start here. Book 4 is very good, as is book 3. Leave this one until you're hooked on the series.

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  • Tabitha Trimm
  • 13-08-2019

Audible Get More Please!

Only two of this series is available in the US. I would love to be able to listen to the whole series. Also only giving us one of the books that's half way through the series is a bit upsetting. At least get the first one first.

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  • happyjo
  • 30-12-2017

Very short book

Really, there wasn't enough of a story to rate. I believe that if the book was longer, it could be a very good story.

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  • cool
  • 28-05-2017

The hunt

I want the rest is the bloody book. You got me hooked then ended it...

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  • Sean Talbot
  • 19-11-2016

the hunt

while I liked the story I found the narration to be a put off. the voice wasn't one that I would want to use for a book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-12-2015

Excellent book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook to a friend, its detailed description makes you engaged with the story

What did you like best about this story?

the detail in story tellling

Which character – as performed by Andy Secombe – was your favourite?

Frey is my favourite character

Any additional comments?

Not only you can be transported to the Victorian times as details are outstanding but the story itself is intriguing and interesting.

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  • Lee
  • 24-06-2018

This was freebie

A short introduction to a book The narrator was great, very clear and loud enough and didn't go too fast.I'm not too sure if I would want to listen to any more.

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  • BJShalts
  • 24-12-2017

Beware, not a full book: just a 30 min except.

Don't be fooled, this is just a taster of the second Frey and MCGray book, A Fever of The Blood. On the plus side, this short extract is superbly voiced by Andy Secombe, and the nascent plot seems exciting. But I could have gathered all that by listening to Audible's free 3 minute sample, without purchasing this.
Sadly, you can't even enjoy this excerpt as a stand-alone item, as the excerpt stops on a (minor) cliffhanger! Sneaky, eh?!
It only cost about 50 pence, so I can't manage to feel more than a trifle miffed. But if I had used a whole credit on it, I might be seriously peeved!!
If you are new to this series, I suggest you start with The Strings of Murder which is the first book, before moving on to A Fever of The Blood, which is the second book in the series. The complete books are good stuff, well worth a listen, but really, don't bother buying this short snippet.

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  • Karen Croan
  • 26-04-2017

Warning for animal lovers

Horrible story about a loathsome group of characters needlessly slaughtering about 20 deer. Added nothing to the story other than highlighting their snooty awfulness. This was freebie but regret to say I've downloaded a book in the series. Unlikely I'll read & wont be any more. Do not read if you have any respect for animals & environment as this author clearly has none

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  • Mrs W.
  • 08-10-2017

Not for vegetarians or animal lovers

Chasing infirm animals on a hunt, glorying in the slaughter of the innocent beasts....only a short introduction to a book but after 10 minutes I found myself wishing the characters could be hunted down and shot.

Not for me.

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