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3.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 53.94 out of 5 3.94 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Cole Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hunting Trilogy Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781101079614
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Adam’s father is developing cutting-edge research on virtual electronic game-playing when suddenly he disappears—and Adam finds himself being hunted by men with guns, and worse—a savage, man-eating dinosaur. Is the dinosaur real, or just part of the game? Where is his father? And what happens when your video game turns into real life?

Steve Cole has combined gaming, dinosaurs, and a heart-pounding chase to create a suspenseful thriller that’s impossible to put down.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 2/17/2014

    " Very good book. I didn't realize it was part of a series. Adam's Dad has gone off again to see about another job and left Adam alone again. Then he meets Zed the Z. Rex after a harrowing day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherrie | 2/13/2014

    " This is a book I received for a VOYA review. I've read (and loved) three of this author's young adult books written under the name Stephen Cole, "The Wereling" werewolf series. This book (written as Steve Cole)is the first in a new series "The Hunting" written for middle grades and up. Thirteen year old Adam loves playing the Ultra-Reality (UR) video games that his father creates. However, UR gets far too real when rogue scientists use his father's technology to regenerate a super intelligent dinosaur. The dinosaur views Adam as his brother, and together they seek to rescue his father from the scientists who have kidnapped him. I didn't find the brotherly relationship between the boy and the dinosaur to be well developed, and I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much as the author's earlier "The Wereling" series. However, this book may appeal to fans of books such as Roland Smith's "Cryptid Hunters". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 2/9/2014

    " Ok. full of excitement and action and it has dinosaurs. Also wicked scientists who want to take over the world. Good for elementary age boys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deolu the awesome | 2/8/2014

    " I think that this book was very action packed and it was adventerus "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 MizziQ | 1/31/2014

    " This had no real depth. It really was just "RUN AWAY FROM THE BAD GUYS!" I was not intrested and I barely made it through the book. Fans of Cole I do believe will feel the same. This is not one of his best works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coleelite | 1/30/2014

    " good book but leaft me hanging for sequel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jared | 1/21/2014

    " It is a great book with lots of suprises. The descriptions of scenes in the book were amazing! I definitely like this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/8/2014

    " I loved it. I thought it was a fun, easy and suspenseful read. I would definitely recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 12/31/2013

    " I am enjoying this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie McNamee Earl | 12/16/2013

    " Reading this book put my mind in movie mode. The story was entertaining and at times graphically gross!! Who doesn't enjoy a monster story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristofer | 11/24/2013

    " It was ok the characters were likeable the story really wanted me to keep reading its agood book for people who like action adventure books. The only things that I didn't like was it was kind of slow some times but other then that the book was amazing to any body who likes action adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N.Yasmin | 11/22/2013

    " mixes the line between real and fictional games. similar/reminds me of to Jurassic Park. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/8/2013

    " Fast and fun....I want my own dino-brother. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 11/7/2013

    " A bit graphic and violent for my taste (and Mikey's), but we quite liked it otherwise! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garrett | 11/1/2013

    " Realy good! right at my level! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan, The Picture Magician (aka Probie) | 7/18/2013

    " This book was okay, as far as Scifi books go. It was a little hard to follow, but it had a good story and a great ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 3/28/2013

    " You would have to have a crazy imagination to think this book up. We sad and AWESOME! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie C. | 1/4/2013

    " My 12 year old daughter and I listened to this on a road trip. Definitely fun road trip material. We had a good time picturing it in movie form ... very action packed (but likely too gory for a 12 year old). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 5/11/2012

    " very good book, will look for the others as I believe this will be a series of books my young'un would be interested in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/7/2012

    " I think this is a great book to read there is a lot of action it was interesting the whole time i read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 3/29/2012

    " I thought this book was really exciting and I found the plot really interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindor16 | 1/17/2012

    " What a fantastic vision of the past catching up with the future. In the same interest as Jurassic Park, this book delievers dinosaurs in a way we could not imagine. It also shows the ignorance of man. Love it and highly recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/12/2011

    " i enjoyed the idea of this book. But for me, it became so violent that i didn't want to read it anymore. i put this down without finding out the ending and didn't care. this is listed in the children's books at our library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 5/29/2011

    " One Sentence Review: I deeply regret not getting a chance to officially review this book, since it was fantastic, funny, exciting, and somehow managed to make the idea of a talking, flying, invisible, super-intelligent dinosaur work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 5/24/2011

    " I think this is a great book to read there is a lot of action it was interesting the whole time i read this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TikiPaws12 | 5/13/2011

    " This had no real depth. It really was just "RUN AWAY FROM THE BAD GUYS!" I was not intrested and I barely made it through the book. Fans of Cole I do believe will feel the same. This is not one of his best works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cole | 3/4/2011

    " You must read if you havent!!!!
    Dinosaurs are sweet!!!!!If you have school and your teacher has it,READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 2/18/2011

    " Reading this book put my mind in movie mode. The story was entertaining and at times graphically gross!! Who doesn't enjoy a monster story!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coleelite | 1/6/2011

    " good book but leaft me hanging for sequel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deolu | 12/1/2010

    " I think that this book was very action packed and it was adventerus
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 11/12/2010

    " very good book, will look for the others as I believe this will be a series of books my young'un would be interested in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Garrett | 11/6/2010

    " Realy good! right at my level! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 9/20/2010

    " My 12 year old daughter and I listened to this on a road trip. Definitely fun road trip material. We had a good time picturing it in movie form ... very action packed (but likely too gory for a 12 year old). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/23/2010

    " Fast and fun....I want my own dino-brother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan [Just another brick in the wall] | 2/10/2010

    " This book was okay, as far as Scifi books go. It was a little hard to follow, but it had a good story and a great ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindor16 | 1/20/2010

    " What a fantastic vision of the past catching up with the future. In the same interest as Jurassic Park, this book delievers dinosaurs in a way we could not imagine. It also shows the ignorance of man. Love it and highly recommend it. "

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About the Author

Steve Cole is a bestselling children’s author and lifelong fan of Ian Fleming’s James Bond. His various book series include Z. Rex, Thieves Like Us, Doctor Who, and Astrosaurs, with collective sales of over three million copies. In other careers he has worked as an editor of books and magazines for readers of all ages.

About the Narrator

Graeme Malcolm has performed on Broadway as Pharaoh in Aida and as Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. His television credits include Law & Order, Against the Law, Criminal Intent, and Guiding Light. He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks.