Author: Chloe Neill

Audio: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Posted September 21, 2017 by Anne in Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | | 34 Comments

Audio: The Hunt by Chloe Neill

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio: The Hunt by Chloe NeillThe Hunt by Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle #3
Narrator: Amy Landon
Published by Tantor Audio, Ace on September 26, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Length: 13 hours
Source: Publisher
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When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil's Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it.

Now the weight of Liam's own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she'll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out .


I love this author and I have loved this Devil’s Isle series from the start. Somehow, this is an audio series for me. The world and the character of Claire are something special. Claire is mature; she’s had to be, since she is on her own. Her skills and practical nature reflect her upbringing. In The Hunt, she learns much more about her family history as she works to help all the people in New Orleans, with or without magic.  She grows in her magic skills, and deals with new information. Even though she is a target, and more isolated with hiding, because of her magic, she makes a stand for what is right.

At the end of The Sight, Liam leaves. For the first half of The Hunt, he is not present. Even when he is on page, he holds himself emotionally distant. Claire dislikes his absence and is uncomfortable with him. I feel Claire’s mixed emotions. So I didn’t like his being gone and it made me uncomfortable.  I didn’t feel Liam very well this time. The reaction of others to his leaving with regards to Claire, is a bit much.  Gavin is more involved with everything and kept me laughing. He feels like Face from the A-team.

Amy Landon does a magnificent job. She is Claire and I love listening to her. Her performance brings everything to life in my mind. I like her vocals for Gavin, Moses and Gunnar, especially. Liam doesn’t sound the same but perhaps it is all part of the distance he is keeping.

Until the last third of the story, it felt like lots of disorganized bits of information and limited progress on anything. Then everything takes off, with hard and fast action to the end. Only, it’s obviously not the end. It’s not quite a cliffhanger, but things are drastically changed and the future is unclear.  I despair as it is likely a year until the next book.


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About Amy Landon

Amy Landon is a classically trained actress with numerous off-Broadway, film, and television credits. Her voice can also be heard on many television and radio commercials. She has an easy facility with dialects, which she also coaches and teaches, and she is happy to find her lifelong obsession with books is matching up with her acting and vocal work.

About Chloe Neill

Chloe Neill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires and Dark Elite series.

She was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest–just close enough to Cadogan House and St. Sophia’s to keep an eye on things. When not transcribing Merit’s and Lily’s adventures, she bakes, works, and scours the Internet for good recipes and great graphic design. Chloe also maintains her sanity by spending time with her boys–her favorite landscape photographer/husband and their dogs, Baxter and Scout. (Both she and the photographer understand the dogs are in charge.)

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Overall: four-stars

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