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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,433 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781593973339
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Frederick Forsyth is back with a vengeance! A heart-stopping thriller of murder, intrigue, deception, and revenge Attorney Calvin Dexter hangs his shingle in a quiet New Jersey town, has a reasonably successful practice, and takes the hills strong while triathlon training. But Dexter is no ordinary lawyer. On Sundays, he reads the paper and shuffles around his dark, empty house, trying to forget about a life he has lost forever. Until, of course, Dexter reads something in the papers that sends him the necessary signal. Until one of the handful who know of Dexter's other life tries to contact him. For in a world that has forgotten right and wrong, few can settle a score like Cal Dexter can. But the game is changing, and this time CIA agent Kevin McBride must find a way to stop Dexter before his quest for vengeance throws the world into chaos. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette Hall | 2/20/2014

    " Loved it - some sad bits, some good bits and some bits were facinating - all in all a great read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Boyd | 2/14/2014

    " The book started with a fast pace describing different combat adventures in WWII, Vietnam, and the Bosnian wars. However, the tale bogged down as too much unneeded detail was added to each scene in the story. The Avenger ends up being a hire assasin that takes revenge for the grandson of his friend. I wish the pace and story line from the beginning could have followed through to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grabec | 2/8/2014

    " Great, exciting "can't put it down" book. That's it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 2/8/2014

    " Vietnam vet tunnel rat seeks out Serbian war criminal now employed by the CIA. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crys Williams | 2/2/2014

    " worth listening to twice. well spun, well read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rumbi | 1/27/2014

    " brilliant!! the last page made me read the whole book from the beginning again to see which twist i'd missed!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kendar88 | 1/22/2014

    " I listened to 3 hours of this and basically the story hasn't started yet. Just a lengthy introduction of the characters. Goes back and forth in time. I lost my patience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ajita Vishwas | 1/19/2014

    " ok.. ok... nice..... climax nice....but I didnt find it excellent or too good... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 1/19/2014

    " The story was excellent. But the character development, although interesting, took up about 65% of the book. Needs more story and less background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Beaton | 1/19/2014

    " Quick start, fast read. Great plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ardita | 12/28/2013

    " Breezed thru the novel in a day and a half. Flowing story. Great characters. Forsyth revamped a cliche story of revenge into a one-man mission, without giving out a "B-rated" movie feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Gruver | 12/25/2013

    " This one is a Wow book I think. A Viet Nam Vet doing the job as a "Tunnel Rat",a small town lawyer THEN things happen and he again goes after the bad guys. A billion grandfather hires the Avenger to find his grandson. A great story that I could read again - try it - you'll really happy you did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/1/2013

    " Sometimes hard to get into, but better as you got further into the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.J. Rodeo | 11/24/2013

    " Well, I learned a lot from this book, loved the protagonist and I was actually going to give it five stars if the author didn't make the stupid mistake of using the wrong name for "Persian Gulf". He was also unfair about the nature of Iran's intervention in Bosnia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mahesh | 11/17/2013

    " It is one of the good books written by Fredrick Forsyth. The real life facts given behind the plot is informative. Interesting one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 11/14/2013

    " De la nada, hizo una maravilla. Admirable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RVR | 6/29/2013

    " This is a griping novel. Must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 6/18/2013

    " Dont remember, yet I can cherish great experience when I read.. will read it once more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dr S | 5/19/2013

    " Thrilling but boring as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 4/20/2013

    " I believe I read/listened to this book before. Audio book. Listened to it while running. Great story. Loved all the different back-stories on each character. Nice bow on the story at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 4/9/2013

    " Forsyth provides a better class of the airport suspense novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 11/22/2012

    " This is the kind of adventure story I really like. Forsyth is a good writer who even makes the political history background interesting. I wonder why I didn't like Critical Mass more? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Henry Manampiring | 11/3/2012

    " This is a book with good start, great premise, but somehow went down towards the end. Not a bad book, but surely not Forstyth's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 5/11/2012

    " Intriguing tie in to 9/11. Get's a little too detailed, but a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikas Kohli | 2/25/2012

    " Great book. You may feel that the author gives too much context..trust me by the time context is valuable you will know why he rambled on. Nice book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sukanta Maikap | 1/18/2012

    " Not the best from Fredrick Forsyth. The first part is really interesting but ends abruptly as per me. But the plot is really cleaver, and always attention to details is amazing. For me this is a read once book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Bangerter | 10/21/2011

    " A excellent read with a great twist at the end. A man taking justice into his own hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Cal Dexter does the impossible in a fun and entertaining way. He is avenging an American college student who was an aid worker in Bosnia. He does not kill but rather kidnaps the killer and returns him to the US where he will have to stand t "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grabec | 4/9/2011

    " Great, exciting "can't put it down" book. That's it!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CariCreates | 4/7/2011

    " Excellent read! Riveting. Packed with historical information that was written in a way that thoroughly drew me in, while also maintaining a fantastic storyline and very vivid characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ardita | 4/4/2011

    " Breezed thru the novel in a day and a half. Flowing story. Great characters. Forsyth revamped a cliche story of revenge into a one-man mission, without giving out a "B-rated" movie feeling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kendar88 | 3/27/2011

    " I listened to 3 hours of this and basically the story hasn't started yet. Just a lengthy introduction of the characters. Goes back and forth in time. I lost my patience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 2/24/2011

    " I believe I read/listened to this book before. Audio book. Listened to it while running. Great story. Loved all the different back-stories on each character. Nice bow on the story at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 2/3/2011

    " Forsyth at his best. Meticulous detail and a neat twist in the tail.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rodrigo | 1/8/2011

    " I do enjoy spy, page-turning novels. Therefore I liked this book. Having said that, I think it is not among Forsyth's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Azman | 12/31/2010

    " a great read. found it hard to put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bojanek | 11/4/2010

    " I have to say that I didn't even think to rabout reading this book but somehow started to read it and couldn't stop. A really good action and great main character and his story. Really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nigel | 10/8/2010

    " This is quite simply the best book I have ever read.

    Forsyth writes cleverly at the best of times, but this is an extremely clever storyline that takes you on a journey from the Vietnam war through to the present day. A truly excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevyn | 9/1/2010

    " must be read before Cobra.
    Excellent build-up to predictable climax "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helen | 7/28/2010

    " Typrical of Frederick Forsyth's books. The structure is getting tired, though, since it is used by so many authors. Nowhere near the appeal of "The Day of the Jackal." "

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About the Author
Author Frederick ForsythFrederick Forsyth (b. 1938) is an English author of thrillers. Born in Kent, he joined the Royal Air Force in 1956, becoming one of the youngest pilots to ever fly in Her Majesty’s service. After two years in the RAF, he began working as a journalist. He later turned his journalism skills to writing fiction, and his first novel, The Day of the Jackal (1970), was a great success. Forsyth continued to use real figures and criminal organizations as inspiration, writing popular books like The Odessa File (1972) and The Dogs of War (1974). His most recent novel is The Cobra (2010).
About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.