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The Hunger

(2018)
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Hunger by Alma Katsu, read by Kirsten Potter.

After having travelled west for weeks, the party of pioneers comes to a crossroads. It is time for their leader, George Donner, to make a choice. They face two diverging paths which lead to the same destination. One is well-documented, the other untested but rumoured to be shorter.

Donner's decision will shape the lives of everyone travelling with him. The searing heat of the desert gives way to biting winds and a bitter cold that freezes the cattle where they stand. Driven to the brink of madness, the ill-fated group struggles to survive, and minor disagreements turn into violent confrontations. Then the children begin to disappear. As the survivors turn against each other, a few begin to realise that the threat they face reaches beyond the fury of the natural elements, to something more primal and far more deadly.

Based on the true story of the Donner Party, The Hunger is an eerie, shiver-inducing exploration of human nature pushed to its breaking point.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"In an audacious twist, Alma Katsu has made something new and suspenseful from the legendary story of the Donner Party. The Hunger is filled with terror, pity, and grue." - Keith Donohue

"The Hunger is a terrific historical novel with a thrilling, bloody twist. Alma Katsu’s brilliant reimagining of the Donner Party’s fate is rich with character, laden with imminent doom, and propelled by chilling mystery. A novel that book clubs and dark fiction fans should devour with equal relish." - Christopher Golden

"Beautiful, lyrical, utterly grounded in the land, and the people, this is the best - and scariest - story I’ve read this year." - Manda Scott

"Alma Katsu has taken one of the darkest and most chilling episodes in our history, and made the story even darker, even more terrifying. I swear I'm still shuddering. A fantastic read!" - R L Stine


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July 2018 : USA Library Binding
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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hunger
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Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunger: "Deeply disturbing, hard to put down" - Stephen King
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hunger
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ISBN: 0-7352-1253-8 / 978-0-7352-1253-4 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hunger the Mrexp
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April 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hunger: "Deeply disturbing, hard to put down" - Stephen King
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Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hunger
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April 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hunger
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hunger
Author(s): Alma Katsu
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hunger
Author(s): Alma Katsu
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March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hunger: "Deeply disturbing, hard to put down" - Stephen King
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