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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,220 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Hunter Narrator: Buck Schirner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bob Lee Swagger Series Release Date:
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Four famed ‘60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose ninety-three kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide. In closing out the investigation, Nick discovers a case made in heaven: everything fits, from timeline, ballistics, and forensics to motive, means, and opportunity. Maybe it’s a little too perfect. Nick asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data. Using a skill set no other man on earth possesses, Swagger soon discovers unseen anomalies and gradually begins to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy—one that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals. As Swagger penetrates the deepest secrets of the sniper world and its new technology, Nick stands firm in the face of hardball PR initiatives and an inflamed media calling for his ouster.

Swagger soon closes in, and those responsible will stop at nothing to take him out. But these heavily armed men make the mistake of thinking they are hunting Bob, when he is, in fact, hunting them.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hunter is back at the top of his game.”

    Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • “It’s a troubling moral position, of course, the idea of the sniper as a man of courage, and Hunter makes the most of it, demanding that the reader rethink common cultural assumptions about good and evil. Those philosophical underpinnings give the narrative depth, but finally, as all Bob Lee fans know, it comes down to ‘straight killing time.’ And so it does, in a ramped-up, high-tech High Noon finale that will leave even unsympathetic readers gasping. As always, Hunter makes it work with precise, detail-rich prose that strips the faux glamour from gun fighting and leaves only the skills of the combatants set against the horrors they wreak.”

    Booklist, starred review

  • “Stephen Hunter’s I, Sniper brings back one of the great characters in modern thrillerdom, Bob Lee Swagger, everyone’s favorite lethal, dour southerner. I kind of want Swagger to meet up with Lee Child’s Jack Reacher one day, in a contest to see who could say the least while doing the most damage.”

    Malcolm Gladwell

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liralen | 2/18/2014

    " Detailed, technical, complex intrigue with political washes of power. I really really loved how the main mystery unfolded, hard-won piece by hard-won piece. Tight, tight action sequences and amazing detail on the weaponry involved and the difference the men who use them make in their effectiveness. Really, really loved Swagger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy | 2/11/2014

    " Gotta love Bob Lee Swagger (unless you're squeamish) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by L8start | 2/9/2014

    " Fun book. It's the first Bob Lee Swagger book I've read. He is a retired USMC sniper, now in his 60s. Four former hippie-lefties from. The 1960s are assassinated and a retired sniper is framed for their deaths. It is up to Swagger to clear the sniper's name, find the real bad guys and bring them to justice. In true grit lit fashion, he does it almost single-handed. Swagger is not as taciturn as Jack Reacher, but he can be just as deadly. There were lots of elements in the story, and the author juggled them deftly to keep the book humming along. I plan to read others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anna | 1/26/2014

    " I couldn't put it down because I had trouble figuring out what was going to happen! Loved it and hope there is another soon! I laughed at the Ted Turner/Jane Fonda comparisons. Is Ted really like this? "

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