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Thunder Hunter Audiobook

Thunder Hunter: Viking Soul Series, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

For Thor to live, Thunder Hunter must die.

A thousand years, that's how long I've been hunting the Fallen Ones that escaped Freya's field. One-hundred and ninety-five down, five to go. Just five disgusting evil spirits until I die and Thor's thunder will be returned to him. Nothing will stand in the way of me completing my mission, not even the woman who claims to be a descendant of Freya. I will kill the next Fallen One, no matter what.

©2016 Rachel Medhurst (P)2017 Rachel Medhurst

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    Amy 21/04/2017
    Amy 21/04/2017 Member Since 2017

    I am an Urban Fantasy addict !I love the supernatural especially set in a modern world.Ilona Andrews, Kim Harrison and Patricia Brigs <3

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    "The Blood of Thor cleansing the world of evil"
    What did you like most about Thunder Hunter?

    I really liked how Trygger warmed up to and trained Chloe.I mean how do you say no to a Goddess?


    What other book might you compare Thunder Hunter to, and why?

    Thats quite difficult but if I had to Id say some elements were like Cassandra Clare's Mortal instruments series in the way that there is a shadow world and only a specific weapon can vanquish the evil.In this case send the Dark evil spirits back to Freya's fields where they escaped from a thousand years ago.Trygger ( Thor's Grandson ) is tasked by Freya to do this,If he does then he may die as a mortal and come to live with the Gods.This happens after Loki's plot to kill his foster brother Thor and steal his thunder goes awry .It has the Dark under word of London that the Fallen ones(evil dudes)run around in .that is until Trygger catches up to them...95 down 5 left to go.


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

    What I did enjoy of course is the performance, there are some narrators who you know aren't going to let you down. Their voices, attention to tone and story telling are great, you can put the book on and know you're getting the right everything for your money.


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

    The Blood of Thor...The Gods still Live


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I received this title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Guildford, United Kingdom 13/04/2017
    Peter Guildford, United Kingdom 13/04/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Vikings, Gods and evils in today's world."

    I did not quite know what to expect when I started listing to this book, what I got was an awesome story following the tea drinking Viking the Thunderhunter. Rachel Medhurst crafts an interesting world where the Gods and evil things that go bump in the night can meddle in the world and people's lives.

    Ian Fisher got the narration just right, the main character's voice is just perfect for them and as they are the viewpoint character it enhances the whole experience.

    All in all an interesting listen, I am more than happy with the time I spent listing to this book.
    The main plot of the book is resolved nicely but enough is left open to leave me wanting to findout what happens in the next book. A strong start to the Viking Soul Series.



    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Adriana B
    USA
    03/04/17
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    "Viking Soul Series Book 1"

    This was an interesting book. There is Norse mythology & magic Trygger is the grandson of Thor. He is tasked with retrieving two hundred souls that have escaped. The story starts then it fast forwards about a thousand years when only the last five souls are missing.

    The narrator did a good job bringing the story to life. His female voices were ok which is the case with several male narrators.

    I found the main character a bit annoying at times. He has lived a thousand years and treats women like sex objects. The story jumps around some but it was not too hard to keep up.

    I'm looking forward to the next book in this series. Hopefully, he will have a bit of a change of heart on how he views women!

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Zarah
    St. louis, Mo
    20/08/17
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    "not for me"

    Well, I did not like that AT ALL. I have rarely come across a 'hero' that I liked less than Trigger Thunder Hunter. There was 100% no character development to him except that of horn-dog, sexist misogynist His constant internal dialogue about every woman he saw irritated me beyond bearability. Every waitress, female villain, club-goer and passer-by on the street had to be remarked upon. Even the ones he was actively battling to the death. I swear every single one had a pert bottom or lush lips or a pinched waist and EVERY SINGE ONE threw themselves at him. (Talk about a male gaze, geez!) He was beyond nsufferable. I hated him.

    AND Here's the thing, Trigger is said to have had sex with several of the female descendants of Loci. (You might notice him having sex to be a theme of this review. It sure was of the book.) I know the author meant this like him being so irresistible, having such machismo that any woman would want him, even his enemies. But this makes no sense to me. I could not fathom how women who had been raised since birth to believe a man evil and it their moral duty to kill him could turn around and let their guard down enough to have sex with him. So, the only way I could make the idea of him having sex with the women he turned around and killed make sense was through coercion and/or rape. And once that idea set in, I couldn't lose it. At one point he had a little black dress from a past lover/victim in his home to lend out. But it had also been made abundantly clear that he didn't ever bring anyone home. So, did he have sex with her, kill her and then bring the dress home as some sort of macob trophy?

    Honestly, even if he isn't a rapist (which in my mind he must be), what sort of man repeatedly, even regularly has sex with women he plans to kill when he's finished? Not a good one, which might be fine, as the Thunder Hunter is meant to be an antihero, but he sure isn't one I'm interested in reading about. And I was so sick of his constant commentary on women that I wanted to slap him and the author for writing him. Plus, there was just too little story around his apparent sexual irresistibility.

    And just in case anyone has made the mistake of thinking this a romance, give that idea up now. It is not. The only people he was shown actually having sex with were randos in the club while he treated the female main character abominably over and over and over again.

    There is just SO much sexism in this book. The whole thing is just steeped in it, and since it's written by a woman it felt a lot like internalized misogyny to me. Should we expect to be looked at as objects that men can give out as gifts? As I hinted above with Trigger's very male gaze, ever single women was present solely in sexual context. Even random ones like a waitresses and secretaries. What's more Trigger, written as THE MAN is shown as so full of himself and arrogant that even goddesses kneel at his feet. What chance have mere mortal women, who must be less than him, have? I absolutely had to force myself to finish this book.

    Then there is the 220-year-old virgin girl. 220-years-old and the most important things about her are that she's small, cute, naive and innocent. Sorry, what? 220-years-old and you expect me to believe she basically hasn't lived. What's she supposed to have been doing for 220 years to stay so innocent and ignorant?

    Then there is the uncomfortable treatment of queerness. A man who was clearly and openly bi sexual is repeatedly referred to in ways such as having a &quot;confused sexuality.&quot; There is more than one such comment. Trigger seems ok being hit on by men, but it's always with a sense of making fun of the person attracted to him. There is lesbian sex directed by a man solely for the benefit of a male viewer. It all very very uncomfortable, but it's supposed to be titillating and dark.

    Less egregious than all that were the annoying flashbacks and the way information just happened to fall in Trigger's lap just when he needed it.

    Lastly, the narrator was completely wrong, or at least his portrayal of Trigger was. Trigger was Scandinavian, but Ian Fisher played him a very English. True, Trigger lived in London, but he's not a Londoner. The very same thing could be said for Chloe, the female side character, she's Scandinavian but played as English (even when she's teased for sounding American). This I think is more a reflection of the author choosing the wrong narrator, than him doing a poor job. Because honestly he did a fine job with the actual narration.

    All in all, I very much disliked this book and have no desire to continue the series. The writing itself is mechanically fine, but I'm not interested in subjecting myself to more.

    I won a copy of this book. I chose to listen and review it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    Powderly, KY, United States
    30/06/17
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    "Decent Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    Good narration and likable characters. Story was good for a first in a series. Has a lot of potential to be a good series.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/05/17
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    "Norse Mythology"
    What did you like best about Thunder Hunter? What did you like least?

    the story was good but I didn't care for the narration.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    its worth listening to the end.


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    although its a good book...I didn't care for the narration...he wasn't bad, I was just expecting the characters to sound a little different in my own mind I guess.
    I would recommend it as a read/listen.
    I was sucked in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    03/05/17
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    "Thor's Grandson Fights"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. Thor's grandson is given his power when Loki tries to kill him. Trigger is assigned a task to retrieve the souls who escaped her field. Chloe is a descendent of Freya. Trigger is tasked with teaching Chloe. This is a different take on the Viking tales. I found it amusing rather than suspenseful. The narrator did a good job with the whole story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Renee
    28/04/17
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    "myth meets the present"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thunder Hunter to be better than the print version?

    no


    What did you like best about this story?

    the inner thoughts of the hero


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    he brought humor to the story, loved his accent but hard didn't think he changed his voice enough from character to character


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    too many


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jenniferk
    sc
    21/04/17
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    "Really good paranormal romance and action"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder Hunter the most enjoyable?

    I loved the main character"Thunder Hunter" . He is so jaded and hardened by his situation that when the woman is thrust into his life he is outraged. Of course he overcomes and the two make a cool pair. Plenty of action and packed with great characters and good narration, I recommend it to any paranormal romance fan. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher..


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kitty ranma
    18/04/17
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    "Wrong voices for main characters."
    What did you like best about Thunder Hunter? What did you like least?

    The story is enjoyable, though Triggers attitude was a bit annoying.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Oh my where to start. The voices for Trigger and Chloe sounds like there from the slums of London. After 1000 years and being Viking raised, I don't believe he'd sound like that. Chloe is over 200 also raised somewhere else I don't remember where, well educated and so nope wouldn't sound like that.


    Was Thunder Hunter worth the listening time?

    When I got past the wrong voices for characters the narrator was fun to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    There's a 5 second or so spot where it skips a little, dang I can't remember where.
    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This did not impact my review in any way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie Pittser
    Oklahoma
    17/04/17
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    "Awesome Present Day Norse Mythology"

    I loved the mix of present day and Norse mythology. Everything that Trigger has gone through and how he just picks up and keeps moving even though he never asked for this is pretty awesome. I really enjoyed listening to Ian Fisher, Because while he used different accents and voices it was done really well and flowed naturally. After this I want to listen to/ read the rest of the Viking Soul series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jean doe
    DFW
    15/04/17
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    "The Power of Lightning.."
    Any additional comments?


    This book centers around the main lead, Trygger, who has been given the task or rather mission of smiting down
    all of the "evil ones".

    The concept was interesting but the book was slow in certain parts.

    Overall, a mildly entertaining weekend read and I am interested in the other books in this trilogy.


    Ian Fisher did well with the narration.

    Note:
    "This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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