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Hunting Ground

Written by: Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Holter Graham
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mated to werewolf Charles Cornick, the son - and enforcer - of the leader of the North American werewolves, Anna Latham now knows how dangerous being a werewolf is, especially when a werewolf opposes Charles and his father is struck down.

Charles's reputation makes him the prime suspect, and the penalty for the crime is execution. Now Anna and Charles must combine their talents to hunt down the real killer - or Charles will take the fall.

©2009 Patricia Briggs (P)2009 Penguin

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Loved

Im in love with the Alpha and Omega story line! Dose not hurt its set some where I know well.

Anna and Charles stole my heart

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Once again Holter Graham does a masterful job of making one of Patricia Briggs' wonderful books come to life. His performance is both calming and emoteative(sp?). It was a complete pleasure to listen to this.
(spoilers ahead)
Hunting Grounds is an excellent installment in the Alpha and Omega storyline. It addresses several questions readers of the Mercy Thompson books had about why exactly Bran got to choose when all werewolves came out, and adds quite a bit of lore into the Mercy verse. It really helped flesh out some of the back story of this universe, which was rather needed.
Also, as a bit of a mythology nerd, it was just tickled pink by Mrs. Briggs knowing that Lancelot was a later addition to the Arthurian Lore. You can tell alot of research went into writing this book. It makes it a real treat to read.

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  • TrilliumHills
  • 2013-08-08

Great story/performance, but misleading descriptio

Would you listen to Hunting Ground again? Why?

Probably, because there are a lot of details to remember and I end up going through it again to figure these out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunting Ground?

Not sure I want to spoil anything.

What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

He is good at capturing the different accents/dialects, which is always impressive.

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

Of course! But again, don't want to give any spoilers.

Any additional comments?

Here's the main reason for writing my review: MISLEADING DESCRIPTION! The plot summary given is not what the book is about! Charles is accused of murder, or rather he stands to be accused of murder without actually being accused of murder, but only during the later half of the book and it is cleared pretty quickly. Furthermore, Charles' father is not the one struck down. I am pretty irritated at the description for confusing me. :P

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  • Bonnie
  • 2013-02-05

If you like Mercy Thompson

Would you consider the audio edition of Hunting Ground to be better than the print version?

Never red print version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hunting Ground?

Just kept moving and characters from the Mercy Thompson series step up

What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Holter Graham is awesome and his voices and emotions are fantastic I can't imagine anyone else doing this series.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I ended up doing so, it is just Patricia Briggs at her best. I have read many of her books and they are all great. I don't think I can think of any I didn't enjoy

Any additional comments?

When I look for books I look for certain authors, Patricia Briggs, Lois McMaster Bujold, Simon Green, Jim Butcher....These authors Always Promise great reading. I have read every book by these authors. Great authors of paranormal, and urban fantasy. There are many more along with Charlaine Harris,Ilona Andrews, JR Rain, JR Ward, Jeanine Frost, Kelly Armstrong, Kim Harrison For adventure and sword play try Joe Abecrombie,Larry Correia,Mike Carey, Just to name a few. All write series that I have found 5 or 6 star. The narrations are always fantastic. Sometimes one of these authors will write a short story or novella to be part of an anthology. That is a good way to find more authors of the same ilk. You won't love every story in an anthology, but there is a good chance you'll enjoy at least 75% and that is well worth the price.

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  • Robert
  • 2014-05-08

It's ok, not that bad..

Both this series and the Mercy Thompson had so much potential. I keep hoping for more umph, but just not getting it with these books. It seems very basic, or maybe I just read to many books that had the OMG factor built in to the point I thought I was going to change (fingers crossed)... ;) I will buy the next and last book, with the same hope I had for this one. It is interesting enough to keep my attention, but no real WOW factor. I am still giving it four stars, but it would only be deserving of 4 if it was out of 6 stars, three stars just seems a little petty and I am not petty.

...Robert

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  • Felicia The Geeky Blogger
  • 2015-01-09

Freaking Fantastic!

Read from January 05 to 09, 2015

Read/Listened for Fun (Paperbook/Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs kicked arse! I love Anna and Charles but I also fell a little in love with a few of the new side characters introduced. I hope we see some more of them in the future. I am now delving into Book 3 which has a serial killer so it might be my favorite!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by: Holter Graham /Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins


Holter Graham is one of my all-time favorite narrators. He brings these books alive and is one of the few male narrators that I think pulls off female voices without making them wimpy.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Bethany
  • 2009-09-04

Excellent!

Another great story by Patricia Briggs. I had high hopes for this sequel to Cry Wolf, and am not disappointed. The plot twists and turns, and the fascinating relationship between Anna and Charles continues to evolve - never a dull moment!

Another excellent narration by Holter Graham as well - the unique voices and accents of the multiple characters are really brought to life.

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  • Tom
  • 2019-03-18

Too much testosterone!!!

I like the world of Mercy & Anna. I have absolutely enjoyed listening to all of the Mercy Thompson books but I couldn't even really finish this one as all Charles seems to do is growl, roar and posture. Just too much anger and testosterone for me. I only gave the performance three stars but I do NOT believe it is Mr. Graham's fault. I think it may be the direction of the work (direction as in a movie or television director guiding the feel and flavor of an episode or a film). I think I will stick to print for the Alpha & Omega series.

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  • Megan
  • 2017-04-07

Kinda boring, doesn't leave much of an impact

Good for the Mercy-verse but it feels like Briggs has been writing a lot of snoozers lately. Silence Fallen wasn't as exciting as her previous books in the serious. More action, suspense, and romance please?

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  • Randall R Spear
  • 2016-10-09

kept me guessing, slowly

I really enjoyed this book, but I could definitely put it down. It was interesting to try to follow the plot, bit there was a bit too much plodding between the action in a few places.

Still want to know how our hero and heroine will handle their next adventure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-08-09

Not feeling the narrator

The story is fair, imagery and timeline not as engaging as in the Mercy Thompson series. I didn't like the narrator at all. Maybe it's because he's male or mispronounced words like Marrok, but he just wasn't as expressive as I would've liked. disappointed

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  • Writenow
  • 2015-12-03

Narration, narration, narration

Did Holter Graham do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I jumped into this story having just finished listening to the novella to this series. Perhaps it is my ear, but Bran's voice in the novella now sounds like Charles' voice in Hunting Ground and vice versa. Mr Graham???

1 of 1 people found this review helpful