I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Charlie Thruston (Narrator)

Posted March 13, 2018 by Lily B in Audio, Reviews / 18 Comments

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Charlie Thruston (Narrator)I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Charlie Thruston
Series: Jasper Dent, #1
Published by Audiogo on April 3rd 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Thriller
Pages: 9
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Rating:4 Stars

What 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?

Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a pretty likeable teenager, he is both handsome and charming. But Jasper is also the son of a notorious serial killer Billy Dent with his own set of demons that keep him up all night. Billy Dent had the tendency of taking his kid to “work” and with that Jazz has learned how the killers work.

When a body turns up in the small hometown of Lobo’s Nod, Jasper is convinced that it’s a work of a serial killer. With Dear Old Dad still locked up in the penitentiary, it couldn’t possibly be his work of art, but something about the bodies is making Jazz really uncomfortable and familiar.

Now Jazz joins the police in a wild hunt as they try to identify and catch the serial killer before any more bodies pile up, after all, he seems to know how to think like one.

This was such a thrilling ride. Wow! I don’t usually like Young Adult Thrillers, but this one does not read like one. Jasper is flawed, super flawed and is battling a lot in his head and in his dream. He has seen so much bad done by his dad that he actually has to remind himself about humanity. Sometimes, it’s really hard to be in Jasper’s head as he battles with something on a primal level that has been ingrained with him through his Dear Old Dad (as he calls him)

This book wasn’t always an easy listen and made me super uncomfortable at times, but the writing was amazing. The story flowed, the characters were interesting. I especially loved Howie, Jasper’s best friend, he seemed so original and fun. It was creepy to see how some serial killer’s thing, it most definitely left me cringing. The storyline definitely kept me hooked and coming back.

The narrator for the audiobook was Charlie Thruston and he did an amazing job. I loved how he altered his voice for most of the characters and his impression of Billy Dent really hit the spot and made my skin crawl.

Overall, this was a fantastic read with great characters, great narrator, and a storyline that definitely gave me the chills when listened on audio. It really bought the whole experience to a new level.

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18 responses to “I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga, Charlie Thruston (Narrator)

  1. I really ended up loving this series, and I listened to all three on audio so I know what you mean about uncomfortable parts. Still Charlie Thurston is amazing, I love his voices. Hope you continue to enjoy this series.

  2. I’ve seen the cover of this one a lot but never took the time to read the synopsis. Wow, what a story! Jazz sounds like a fascinating character and it’s hard to imagine what effect his upbringing had on him. Sounds like the narrator really enhanced the story, too!

  3. I love this series. I listened to them all on audio. I think the narrator was amazing. And the books get creepier and darker and more intense. Howie is the best. Love him.

  4. I just recently came across this book and have it on my list. So glad you enjoyed the story and I’ll keep an eye out for the narrator. Always looking for good ones to listen to.

  5. I am not a huge fan of Thrillers BUT for some reason I like YA thrillers very much! I love how you make Jasper sound! I am such a sucker for flawed characters battling demons!

  6. What a creepy sort of premise! Although it seems weird that a serial killer would take their kid with them. Even if they didn’t have a moral issue, I feel like that’d put them at more risk of getting caught. But Jasper’s POV sounds really interesting!

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