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The novel that inspired the epic new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge is a historical fiction novel themed with survival and of course, revenge. Media type, Print, e-book. Pages, pp. ISBN · · OCLC · The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge is a novel by American author Michael Punke, based. The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Paperback – 26 Feb Michael Punke's The Revenant tells a story of nearly unimaginable human endurance over 3, miles of uncharted American wilderness, spanning what is today the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Punke's novel opens in.

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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Based on a true incident of heroism in the history of Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month ? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than . The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (): Michael Punke: Books. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Based on a true incident of heroism in the history of Add Audible book to your download for just $ Deliver to.

For once, here was a lousy adaptation of a good book that at least had the nerve to admit it was throwing out the source material. Some adaptations go under fire for missing the point of the source material. Others are forced to strip away so much detail that they feel like a pale shadow. And then you have movies like The Revenant , which throws the book of the same name in a fire and marches into new territory altogether. They take the central core of the book frontiersman Hugh Glass is mauled by a bear, left for dead, and embarks on a dangerous journey to claim vengeance and literally nothing else. This is an adaptation in the loosest sense of the term. To those who have read the book, it is a jarring experience. Cinematic whiplash. If the film itself was good, it would still be a nightmare of a translation. Put a different title on either of these and any connection instantly vanishes. So that brings us to the big question: This is an adaptation in name only. It stopped being an adaption a long time ago and its connection to its source material is like an anchor.

It was the oddest feeling being on the edge of my seat one moment and snoring the next.

It's like chasing cocaine with heroin. Your body doesn't know how to react.

Knowing what I know of the plot now, I believe the movie has been perfectly cast. Tom Hardy is going to nail Fitzpatrick I'm sure it will be a fantastic film and the first Dejizzio movie I actually enjoy from beginning to end.

At least when I watch the movie I won't have to read whole chapters about some fucker trying to locate the old-west equivalent of a Big Mac. In summation: If you're a research whore, this should pay your bills. If you like your fiction fictionalized, you might become bored at times. The action is exquisite, though.

Gore for days. Retrieved September 5, The Revenant by Michael Punke, Author". Publishers Weekly. May 6, The Revenant by Michael Punke". Kirkus Reviews. April 15, The Rumpus. Library Journal. August 9, Retrieved August 29, The Hollywood Reporter. Bloody Disgusting. August 17, Vengeance is the most powerful tool to keep you alive but it comes with a price. Already have commented on that.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Not to that extent.

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On some occasions, I couldn't help laughing or drifting away, though. Any additional comments? download it and uncover some depth of the human soul.

The narrator on this print is much easier to listen to than the other print. Holter Graham is the narrator for the other copy and I found his narration slow, over dramatic and uninteresting. Jeff Harding's narration is much more fitting to this book and it was cheaper than the other edition.

I'm not sure what the difference is between the two books but this one is much easier to follow along. For starters I haven't seen the film - yet. It's on my list and the book hasn't changed my resolve to see it.

The Revenant focuses on one man and the tough environment he finds himself abandoned in. The setup is good, the characters are believable and the plot is solid but for whatever reason I found myself disappointed with the sum of the parts.

Perhaps the build up was better than the climax and thus left me feeling like it could have ended better. Something Hollywood might address? I made the mistake of listening to this book prior to watching the film. Consequently the film barely held my attention! The bonus superb, particularly the authors noted st the end telling the truth behind the story. Two comments from previous reviewers probably sum this up for me: The imagery is good, and there is clearly great material for Hollywood to build on - although I imagine they would have beefed up the ending somewhat.

I kept waiting for the big reveal, or the grand finale- it never seemed to happen.


It was just one long slog for poor Mr Glass Who knew so much death and drama could track one man and those who happened to be his travelling companions along the way. Not sure I will bother with the movie though - I'm guessing it involves a lot of blood and snow? A a good. The history chapter at the end was good.

Overall enjoyable. I may have to. Up there with the best. Who was your favorite character and why? The sheer grit and determination of Hugh Glass is mind-blowing, how a human can go through so much and come out stronger mentally more than physically is astounding.

Jeff Hardings American drawl and range of accents brought the story to life, vivdly. If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? He's dead, but he won't lie down! Absolutely superb story. The narration was good, however the book itself seemed a bit disjointed in places, and it just kinda stopped being a tale at the end, finishing with the focus on one of the tertiary characters which had not a great deal to do with the overall story line save to underpin the tenacity of a frontiersman.

Maybe the film adaptation might make more sense when I watch it. I liked the characters and the extreme and perilous world these people lived in.


The author and narrator did an excellent job of giving one a taste of the fur trade era on the front. This book is not for the squeamish but I can highly recommend it to any adult reader.

'The Revenant' is now a best-selling book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? What other book might you compare The Revenant to, and why?

I cannot think of another book which I've read that's similar, it did remind me in parts of "Payback" the remade movie with Mel Gibson, purely because the lead character doesn't know when he's beaten and will do anything for his revenge.

I love Jeff Harding's narration of the Jack Reacher novels and he brings the same laid back but, still dramatic feel to this book, with a lesser narrator it might not be so intense a listen. I listened to the book having seen the movie trailers, I cannot see how all of the action is going to translate to the big screen and still be believable but, I'm waiting with baited breath I was expecting a lot more from this book as it has been made into a film, I found it to far fetched to really enjoy it but that is just my opinion.

Really enjoyed this audio book, Jeff Harding made it even more enjoyable, so well read! I look forward to seeing the film. Michael Punke. Narrated by: Jeff Harding.

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