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The Hunted

Trackers, Book 2
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Series: Trackers (Sansbury Smith), Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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The deadly hunt continues in book two of the best-selling Trackers saga.

Five days ago North Korea detonated three nuclear warheads over the United States, triggering an electromagnetic pulse that crippled the country. A second attack destroyed the nerve center of America in a nuclear blast that flattened the nation's capitol. As the government falls apart in the aftermath, the survivors must decide how far they will go to save the ones they love. Police Chief Marcus Colton has struggled to maintain order in the isolated mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado, with the help of expert tracker Raven Spears and stranded pilot Major Nathan Sardetti. Together, they fought the evil terrorizing the town - but new threats are rising, and old rivalries are coming to a head. Charlize Montgomery, newly promoted to Secretary of Defense, is caught between loyalty to her country and love for her son, Ty. When the marines sent to find Ty in Colorado discover a scene of unspeakable carnage, the straightforward rescue mission turns into a deadly chase as the hunters become the hunted.

©2017 Nicholas Sansbury Smith (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Too close to reality!!

A worthy sequel, action packed with great characters the reader can engage with!! Scary to think this could actually happen!!

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  • Wayne
  • 02-04-18

5 days after in Estes Park, Colorado

The Hunted is Trackers Book 2 and just 5 days after the EMP attack humans are again primitive as they fight to survive. The result is carnage, literally survival of the fittest. I have listened to the final two novels in the series and I recommend them, but am not reviewing them.

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  • Todd L Mobley
  • 06-08-17

Reader recovered

In the first book and first review I noted some of the voices by the reader were distracting. In fairness I am happy to write no such distractions in book two!! The story improved as characters settled in. I really enjoyed it.

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  • Linda
  • 06-06-17

great second story!

I am a big NSS- fan, and thoroughly enjoyed the ongoing story of Estes park, and my new favorite character Raven!
I like authors and stories that put me there--with
powerful characters, and a story I want to continue hearing.
is that not the true proof of an excellent author?

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  • Mel the no where chick
  • 14-06-17

Great story, can't wait to read #3

Awesome! NSS has set the stage for a great fight between good and evil in a world that now lives with a different set of rules. Hopefully the good guys don't lose their humanity along the way

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  • yasmine32068
  • 01-06-17

Terrifying!!!

This story is horrifying as well as terrifying. Not because of monsters but because it comes across as REAL, especially if you have been keeping an eye to world news!

Mr. Smith has a way of making not only his main characters so well rounded that they could potentially be a friend, a neighbor, or a relative but because he writes these characters with faults, demons, and the capacity of goodness, kindness and love.

But I think that it is Mr. Pinchot who is the defining key in making these characters real to me. His ability to interject the right emotions into the character takes him from being a narrator to a Master Storyteller!

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  • ababdrad
  • 20-07-17

Better than book #1

Where does The Hunted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 4,
Extension
Hell Divers
The Remaining
Trackers
The Borrowed World

Who was your favorite character and why?

thats hard to say, but Raven personality seemed more personable in this book.

Which scene was your favorite?

Ambush of the national guard

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

nope, just a good listen/read.

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  • Adrain
  • 02-06-17

Nicholas hit it out of the park, great book!!!!

This book was a great read, I can't wait for next one. Especially after getting to meet the author and his lovely fiancee in Estes Park , I can really visualize the Trackers story in Estes Park, come on book 3!!!!

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  • Midwestbonsai
  • 08-06-17

Don't miss out on this awesome series.

Fresh from having saved the town and their families from serial killers in the small town of Estes Park, Raven and Nathan find themselves on the move to find Nathan’s handicapped nephew, Ty.  Still plagued by radiation, thugs on the road and other dangers, both head off to Ty’s last known location.  While the US is recovering from the devastating EMP attack, others are ready to take advantage of the chaos.

Ty’s mother, the new Secretary of Defense is trying to find the last North Korean sub and also to save the rest of the US and her son from the newest homegrown terrorist – General Phoenix.   Together, Raven and Nathan hunt down General Phoenix and set into motion a deadly and a fight to the death.

Action packed, this second in the Trackers series is mesmerizing.  Nicholas Sansbury Smith has a gift for blending fact with fiction and creating a horrifying story.  A story that will keep one up for nights because the monsters he creates are people we very well may know in real life!  People who make headlines daily but who fail because there is no chaos – yet!

I have had the pleasure of enjoying several of Smiths books, this series, however, is far more frightening than any of his others.  He knows how to take terror and grow it, cultivating it until his readers cannot stop listening to his books – they know his horror can happen!

Well written with a shocking twist that will leave you gasping – I had to wait a couple of days to write this review because I was in shock and mostly angry at Smith!  I won’t say anymore but like life, a writer can be so unfair!

Once again Bronson Pinchot owns this book!  His talent of presenting each character with a voice that one can only love or hate; he nails each one perfectly!  I hate the voices of the President and General Phoenix – they are grating and “holier than thou” type voices thus gearing the audience to hate the men and appropriately so. While Raven, Nathan and Chief Colton are solid husky voices that demonstrates strength and stability – you cannot help but feel a strong connection to them and grow to love them.

Don't miss out on this awesome series.

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Audiobook was purchased for review by ABR.

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  • Brian
  • 23-04-19

Okay, I’m Hooked

The main story of the second Trackers book involves the newly minted Secretary Of Defenses Charlize Montgomery’s son Ty being kidnapped and held for ransom by a neo-nazi group in their command base The Castle. If you read book one you know that Ty is in a wheelchair and that his mother was searching for help from the government (and from her brother Nathan).

The Hunted dives right into it putting us right back into the story, merely a day or so after the setting of the first book. Raven, Nathan, Colton, and the town of Estes Park are still recovering from the final murder of the serial killer who was tormenting them in book one.

Without spoiling too much, things have not gone well for the squad that was sent in for Ty and Charlize calls on her brother to help her find Ty. Nathan enlists the help of Raven and they set out to try and find the paramilitary group that has taken Ty.

As far as characters go, the General, aka the leader of the Sons of Liberty, aka a skinhead – might be one of the most hated characters I’ve ever read. That includes books about serial killers and other terrible people. Smith wrote him in such a way that just made me hate him on a visceral level. And Pinchot voiced him in a way that I respected. He was calm, collected, and never raised his voice. He premeditated everything he did and nothing got under his skin. But man was he just the worst!

The side-story involving the town of Estes Park (which took a slight back seat to the search for Ty) was also super interesting and I like the drama that Smith included around that. (I can’t really talk about what happened since they are major plot points that I would spoil).

Overall, a great second book that didn’t have the typical sophomore slump that a lot of series have. Smith was able to craft a world that was easily split into numerous stories – but still kept the characters the same. The cool part about characters like Raven is that they are so versatile (and their own arcs have them growing and changing) that they can be thrown into almost any situation and you not only want to know what happens but you’re rooting for them to get out of it alive. I feel for Raven almost the exact same way I feel for X in one of Smith’s other series’ Hell Divers.

I’m also happy to report, due to the death of a character in book one. The annoyance that I reported around Pinchot’s narration in book one is completely gone in The Hunted. There was one character once who felt like was going to slip into the same voice – but thankfully it was a one-time thing and came and went. His narration of book 2 felt much better and definitely redeemed some of my issues with the first book.

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  • Ray
  • 13-04-19

Pretty Good

Good story overall. Bronson Pinchot is probably the best narrator in the business so that's a huge plus. The main characters are well developed with enough flaws to be real though the recon Marine comes off as a little too dull at times. The first firefight the Marine and the pilot find themselves in, the pilot is taking the lead and the simple Marine is following along. That doesn't make any logical sense but the author seems to redeem the Marine in the end. (That would be like an infantryman instructing the pilot on flight maneuvers.)

I'll be purchasing the next installment in the series so that's recommendation enough I suppose.