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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George R. R. Martin Narrator: Marc Vietor Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Like so many others, Ramón Espejo ran from the poverty and hopelessness of the Third World to the promise of a new world, joining a host of like-minded workers and dreamers aboard one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the life he found on the far-off planet of São Paulo was no better than the one he had abandoned.

A luckless prospector hoping for that one rich strike that will make him wealthy, Ramón is content only when on his own out in the bush, far from the dirty, loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him, resulting in sudden bloodshed and a high-profile murder. Ramón is forced to flee into the wilderness for however long it will take for the furor to die down.

Here, mercifully, Ramón is once again free. But while searching for his long-elusive lode, he stumbles upon something completely unexpected: a highly advanced alien race in hiding; fugitives like himself on a world not their own.

Suddenly, in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret, Ramón must battle for his freedom from alien captors and also against the hostile and unpredictable planet. And so the chase begins.

Police, fugitive aliens, and a human murderer weave a web of shifting alliances as Ramón enters the greatest manhunt the alien world of São Paulo has ever known. If he is to survive, Ramón must overcome inscrutable aliens and deadly predators, but his greatest enemy is himself. With every move in the desperate game, he struggles to outwit his enemies and solve the mystery of a murder he himself committed.

A rip-roaring adventure tale and character study of a fascinating and twisted mind, Hunter's Run showcases three master writers at their best. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Hodgson | 2/14/2014

    " You know, the actual story is less interesting than the explanation at the end, describing how these three writers collaborated over 30 years on a story that kept getting stuffed into desk drawers but never forgotten. I like that. The story was OK ... a mix of Heart of Darkness and Huckleberry Finn, with aliens involved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/8/2014

    " Not something I'd have normally read, but I picked it up because Martin was listed as an author. Several times I almost put it down, but was intrigued enough about the protagonist that I kept reading, albeit in fits and starts. I wasn't overly satisfied with the ending, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd | 1/9/2014

    " Dark sci-fi from one of the people who wrote Game of Thrones....probably a worthy read. Would make a decent JJ Abrams movie, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susanne | 1/3/2014

    " I couldn't put this down. Post-contact and -colonisation sci-fi starring one of those rare, difficult-to-like but ultimately loveable protagonists. There's a crime, there's a strange discovery, there's a kidnapping by aliens, there's a chase through a jungle full of strange animals, and there's a twist that made my jaw drop. Read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis Allison | 12/28/2013

    " Easy on the SciFi, heavy on plot. READ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magnus | 11/28/2013

    " A good read although a tad bit predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Kyle-devendorf | 11/18/2013

    " Such a different style of writing for George Martin from his game of thrones books....great book! id have liked a different ending though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 11/4/2013

    " A very thought provoking novel. There was a lot of profanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 9/2/2013

    " I liked that it was a happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sedengr | 8/8/2013

    " Frontier colony world with a prospector finding more than he was expecting. Plenty of action with some reflection on what it means to be human. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Schell | 4/30/2013

    " An entertaining sci fi read with an interesting premise that could have been developer better. A good time killer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 11/11/2012

    " The premise behind this story was interesting, as were the characters. The central character was especially interesting, both at the beginning of the story and the end. I wouldn't say no to a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 10/24/2012

    " This is well written. The actual character progression is a bit stilted however. The main plot is good, but again, just a little clunky. Good read for Sci-Fi fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 10/9/2012

    " Interesting idea overall. Unfortunately, the main character is, for the most part, unlikeable throughout. I can't say much more without spoilers so I'll leave it at that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kettricken | 10/2/2012

    " Interesting science-fiction book. The idea behind the story is nice, but the book failed to completely captivate me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 9/25/2012

    " This book was 30 years in the making! Guess I still have time to flesh out that book idea I had in high school. It was hard to put down and I would eagerly await the next chance to read some more. Interesting take on the human condition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 7/29/2012

    " I really liked this book - at first it was slow going - didn't like the main character at all, but I grew to like him and was mesmerized by the book's premise and the character's dilemma. I'd recommend it. Of course, it's Sci Fi, so not for everyone! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 5/19/2012

    " 4.0 stars. Good, solid SF story. The book includes nice world-building featuring original aliens and a well thought put back-sotry. The main character is very interesting (if not very likeable) and there is good, quality action. All and all, a quick enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mprkb17 Brown | 5/16/2012

    " Enjoyable Sci-Fi book. Interesting take on the doppleganger motif. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Salzman | 4/29/2012

    " It reminded me of an old Twilight Zone episode. If you met yourself, would you like yourself? Would you approve of the choices you were making? Would you believe that you could do a better job of living your life? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Kemner | 4/17/2012

    " I don't know who wrote what in this collaboration, but it turned out just fine! The main character isn't that sympathetic, but it's a great read. Some interesting twists that I won't spoil. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 2/27/2012

    " This is exactly like reading an action movie. It's fun and epic and has big scenery shots and explosions. It's not deep, but it'll pass the time and might even make you laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hitbybus | 2/6/2012

    " A fun read. My favorite part was the premise that this book sets up (which I would ruin if I talked about it hear). Some parts kept me guessing and wondering what the outcome would be while other parts seemed predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vinny | 5/3/2011

    " Good, quick read. Characters and plot were not so complicated, but that was fine, it was a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathi | 3/30/2011

    " Great action and believable dialogue. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward H. | 3/18/2011

    " Good ending - the main character's morals changed - for the better I may add. Overall - a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 1/24/2011

    " Not for everyone, but an all around good sci-fi thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 11/2/2010

    " An excellent example of sci fi in the mold of Robert Heinlein. If you like old fashioned sci fi, then this book is for you. Go get it and read on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sc | 10/12/2010

    " Quite good for a novel with 3 authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 9/3/2010

    " A good quick read for my week on the Cape. I enjoyed the plot twists, though I must say I saw them coming. All in all enjoyable while I wait to get my hands on the next George RR Martin installment of Song of Ice and Fire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 8/26/2010

    " Good description of alien world and creatures, but the story was too slow for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andre | 8/22/2010

    " Although I don't typically read Scifi, I loved this book a lot. It was different for me, and was actually a book I travelled with when I went to visit a friend. Anyway, I digress, the book was wonderful and the story was very well told. The character development was wonderfully done too.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 8/10/2010

    " Easy on the SciFi, heavy on plot. READ. "

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About the Author
Author George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally ever since. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid ’90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he’s allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.

About the Narrator

Marc Vietor, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an actor working with the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, Ravinia Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Globe, and many others. His film and television credits include Asylum Seekers, Law & Order, and “Onion News Network.” He has narrated many books for Audible.com, including the award-winning 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. He is a charter member of Red Bull Theater and a graduate of Yale University and The Juilliard School.