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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Audio Review: I Hunt Killers

Title: I Hunt Killers
Author: Barry Lyga
Narrator: Charlie Thurston
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Format: Unabridged Audio
Length: 9 hrs: 32 mins
Publication: April 3, 2012
Source: Library
Genre: Young Adult Mystery

SynopsisWhat if the world's worst serial killer...was your dad?

Jasper "Jazz" Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.

But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal's point of view.

And now bodies are piling up in Lobo's Nod.

In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

My Thoughts: The one thing Jazz wants in life is to not end up like his father. Jazz has been groomed to be a serial killer. When a woman is murdered in his town Jazz is drawn to the scene  Jazz quickly determines that this is the work of a serial killer. He sets out to catch the killer with or without the approval of the local police. When Jazz has the opportunity to kill what will he choose?

This is a really good story and I love Jazz. It makes me think of the TV show Dexter. I imagine this is how Dexter grew up.  Jazz struggles between who he has been groomed to be and who he wants to be; all the while trying to find out who he is. Jazz has an incredible support system that includes his best friend, girlfriend, and surprisingly the man who brought his father down. I wasn't left with many questions at the end of this story but there was on shocking revelation. I'm excited to see where things lead in the next book.

This is an unabridged single voiced audio. The original work is appropriate for audio adaption. Charlie Thurston did a wonderful job with the narration. It was not difficult to identify the various characters during the production. Pacing was well maintained throughout the production and the plot flows without interruption.

1 comment:

  1. I bought this book at a library sale but have yet to have time to read it. I've heard really great things about it though so I really need to get on top of this one, especially since the sequel was release a few months ago.