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Download By the Sword: Repairman Jack #12 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample By the Sword: Repairman Jack #12 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by F. Paul Wilson
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (989 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Paul Wilson Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN:
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Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman (who is the brother of a character killed in Legacies), and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline. The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well.

Following Jack's usual m.o., he maneuvers all sides into a bloody melee from which he plans to waltz away with the fabled katana. Of course, when things don't go as planned, Jack must improvise (and he hates to improvise).

By the Sword takes F. Paul Wilson's trademark breakneck pacing and interweaving storylines to a new level. 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 Jeff Cadoff | 2/9/2014

    " Sweet! Nerve wracking and fun. Spellbinding seems applicable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 2/8/2014

    " A Repairman Jack novel that ties several different Jack adversaries-an evil sect from the Black Wind novel, my favorite F Paul Wilson novel; the kickers; and Mr. Osala which is an anagram for Rasalom, a Japanese conglomerate- in an adventure to retrieve a sword forged from a primary metal, and rescue pregnant Dawn. Gaekon (sp) appears and Abe and Julio, several familiar characters. Gia, Jack's love interest, and her daughter Vicky usually seem out of place and nearly superfluous to the plots, and are my least favorite characters. Except for them, I enjoyed the story, and the underlying tale of the Hidden History and the man who dreams the history, Mr. Wilson conveys the story well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 1/28/2014

    " This novel picks up right where Bloodline leaves off and features some of the same characters. Central to this story is the Matsumune Gaijin, the name given to a rare Japanese sword (Katana). This particular sword was forged from a meteorite in the 14th century by Matsumune for a "foreigner" (Gaijin). Jack is hired to locate and obtain the sword which was recently stolen on Maui and taken to New York City. Jack's not the only one after the sword--the others are Hank Thompson, the leader of the "Kicker" cult; a mysterious Japanese cult, the "Kakureta Kao", and the Chairman of a large Japanese holding company, the Kaze Group. Pretty interesting storyline with Jack meeting Glaecken, a nearly-immortal combatant in the fight against the "Otherness". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NumberLord | 1/26/2014

    " Another great RJ story. I wish I had known about the tie-in with the novel "Black Wind." I've had it sitting on my shelf for a couple of years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/20/2014

    " Good story, and the end of the series is coming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri | 1/8/2014

    " Usual fixits that Jack manages to get himself into. F. Paul doesn't know how to write a bad Jack book. After all the manifesto was all written in his head. He just broke it up for us, so we could afford it. :-) I heart F. Paul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen O'grady | 12/12/2013

    " that Wilson writes an interesting yet spooky yarn and okay for one of those quick reads "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/5/2013

    " A good story but jack always seems to be left behind in the later novels, with the large story arc, it seems like jack is just a player rather than the main lead. Still its jack's universe so that makes the books good to read, once again thou Gia and Vicky take a almost non-existent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 4/16/2013

    " It took awhile to get hooked (about 1/2 way through) and then the story took off, it was a great way to end it since these last couple of books will be the end of the series. I am sad to hear they will be ending the series, I have enjoyed reading each and every one of the repairman Jack books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/8/2013

    " Fast pace but the background story is coming to the front & gradually taking over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristopher | 12/22/2012

    " Everything starts coming together with this one! Very busy storyline, lots of antagonists, and we see some people who are rumored and hinted about before. The return of the Kaze Group, a strange Japanese cult, another strange ASFO-connected group, and Dawn Pickering all feature prominently... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Masha K. | 9/14/2012

    " One of the best in the series. Nice to know Wilson can still pull it off. Lord of the Rings meets Pulp Fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Coughlan | 8/23/2012

    " This book ties together Black Wind and Repairman Jack, so now I'm going to have to circle back and read that. Because I can't stop reading F. Paul Wilson's stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Albert | 4/16/2012

    " All Repairman Jack books are good but unfortunately none really stand out anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/29/2012

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron xx stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom O'Connor | 12/5/2011

    " I'm getting ready for the climactic resolution, coming soon "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 8/12/2011

    " Latest Repairman Jack, following Bloodlines "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Mazzola | 1/16/2011

    " Loving that as the series moves along, more and more of the overall story is revealed in each novel. Can't wait to read the next one. Jack has become one of my absolute favorite literary inventions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/23/2010

    " Sweet! Nerve wracking and fun. Spellbinding seems applicable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 3/12/2010

    " An exciting thriller with sci-fi infusion. At times it got very crowded with almost too much action., probably why it was never a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/26/2010

    " Interesting book. Jack continues to please even tho it's a mess of messed up madness. Wilson tends to throw you down whirlpools unanticipated yet to me, thoroughly exciting. What can i say? I'm biased! Loved it and loving them all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/19/2009

    " Love this series. Wacky and weird. If you haven't read a Reapirman jack book, try one out. Quite a ride. In this one, he's getting closer to the "Secret histories of the World" and finds out he has oDNA, some forn of mutant. Whether this igood or bad, don't quite know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin | 4/19/2009

    " I know I have thought this before even though I don't recall saying it . I really like the idea of the fixer character in Repairman jack but with each novel he goes deeper into the supernatural and that isn't something I have ever read much of. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 4/13/2009

    " It took awhile to get hooked (about 1/2 way through) and then the story took off, it was a great way to end it since these last couple of books will be the end of the series. I am sad to hear they will be ending the series, I have enjoyed reading each and every one of the repairman Jack books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/26/2009

    " The last in the Repairman Jack series and the least of the series. All the others were great and this one was just "so so." It was like Wilson just churned it out to make a deadline. He's capable of better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jud | 7/10/2008

    " Do you really need to review a Repairman Jack book?

    A fast-paced, entertaining read, as always. The loose ends are starting to come together. Wilson is preparing us for the end. "

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About the Author
Author F. Paul Wilson

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. He is perhaps best known for the Repairman Jack series, which includes Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error. He is also the author of the Adversary cycle, including The Keep, and a young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.