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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Hunter Narrator: Beau Bridges Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bob Lee Swagger Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780739354476
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He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, twenty years later, disgruntled hero of an unheroic war, all Bob Lee Swagger wants to be left alone and to leave the killing behind.

But with consummate psychological skill, a shadowy military organization seduces Bob into leaving his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, unaware until too late that the game is rigged.

The assassination plot is executed to perfection—until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

Now Bob Lee Swagger is on the run, using his lethal skills once more—but this time to track down the men who set him up and to break a dark conspiracy aimed at the very heart of America.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S. Lynham | 2/18/2014

    " Hunter's Bob Lee Swagger books are all dark as Swagger's world isn't a pretty one but I enjoy these books for the glimpse of a place I will likely never really comprehend and I will never want to live..or even visit for that matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 2/16/2014

    " thriller in which Swagger is framed for attempted murder of the President. Made into the film Shooter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Cortesi | 2/9/2014

    " Ok, mixed review here...parts of this book I LOVED...however, there is no time in my life that I desire or will EVER desire to read page after page of how the same types of bullets, loaded by different means, hit a target and what causes millimeters difference on that target. I mean, it went on and on page after page...it must be a guy thing.....if you could have taken all that out it would have gotten a much higher rating from me. I will read the others in the series...just not any time soon!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drew Anderson | 2/8/2014

    " If you liked the movie Shooter you'll definitely like this book. It would be good to read independently as well. Was a good action mystery book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Lowell | 2/5/2014

    " If you're wanting a can't put down page turner, full of action and surprises, here's the book for you. Recommended by one of my favorite local suspense/thriller authors, Phillip Margolin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 thegift | 1/30/2014

    " this is a long book that is very easy to read... if you undertake the progress on its own terms, though for me- not very interested in details about guns, not very convinced by cliche characters, or superhero protagonist, or conspiracy politics- oh and did mention guns? if this were shorter, if this had ironies somewhere, maybe if it seemed more an interesting portrayal of the gun culture, the government, FBI, marines, Vietnam vet, well it can be that the other characters might make lit stories, but not likely. a friend from the art supply store really likes this, so read it, but do not think will remember it or want to read another- read 'soft target' by same author earlier but that was not said his best. for some raters this is his best, so once again, as far as popular fiction am definitely in a very very small minority... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mairi | 1/29/2014

    " This is the book that the movie Shooter was based on. Bob Lee Swagger is a former Marine Sniper, one of the best in the world. When approached by a shadowy organization to do some consulting he is, at first, reluctant but ultimately hooked. Once he realizes he's been duped, he goes about settling the score with the same methodical precision that made him legendary in the service. While some of the characters and characterizations irked me pretty badly (I have yet to see a female character in his books that was more than a means to an end; I did appreciate the half paragraph in which a female character explains how everyone but the man she's talking to saw her as 'a honey' but we as readers are never shown differently) Hunter has some solid writing in here and some nice word usage. The plot arcs and scenes are nicely layered and the twist, though telegraphed early and left hanging over four hundred pages, played out with rich, cinematic (in my head) detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Stearns | 1/18/2014

    " Well written. The movie "Shooter" does not do the story justice. No big surprise there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clint | 1/18/2014

    " This was good and followed the movie but I think the version I listened too was abridged and seemed to go way to fast. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie | 12/29/2013

    " If you read the book - DO NOT watch the movie!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 12/25/2013

    " Didn't expect to, but I really enjoyed this book. A little guilty confession and even I have a dark side. Seriously if you're in the mood for a fast paced CIA/FBA corruption story with a manly hero with a heart of gold (sort of), you might try this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave | 12/22/2013

    " I found this book to be well written with well developed characters. The storyline was original and well thought out; a very entertaining read. If you have seen the movie, please read the book. The movie was extremely disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Nash | 12/19/2013

    " This was the movie they made in '07 called "Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg. Liked the movie, but loved the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse Broussard | 12/9/2013

    " This is the book that the sermon called Shooter, starring Marky Mark of the Funky Bunch was taken from. Of course the book is better, but more than that, the book isn't bad at all. A lot of fun, a one day read for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Liebekneccht | 11/27/2013

    " Great read. Hunter is an outstanding writer, putting you there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frangipani | 11/6/2013

    " Thrilling, gripping and unputdownable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 8/24/2013

    " Book was a good action suspense novel. It was made into the movie Shooter, which really didn't do it justice, but then what movie ever does do the book justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 7/15/2013

    " Solid thriller; way better than the movie, inspired me to read others in the series and by the author. Intriguing redneck hero; great techno-gun-nerd detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miguel | 5/3/2013

    " Great read. Better than the movie Shooter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Medic2887 | 4/29/2013

    " Great read, hard to put down "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ronnie Garrett | 4/13/2013

    " Way better than the movie. The movie was good though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Trenier | 1/16/2013

    " Just remember, you shoot a man's dog, you're gonna die. Shooter is one of my favorite movies and the book is even better. Perhaps a bit dated, but a good thriller/whodunit with plenty of tension. Only took me a couple of days to read, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vani | 10/20/2012

    " I tried to read it, but must have not been in the mood.. I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 9/16/2012

    " I liked it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 7/14/2012

    " I would say that this is one of the best suspense thrillers ever written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 5/24/2012

    " i liked bob lee..a lot.great book.but i'm nuts about his father..earl.now,thats a he-man.and a wonderful soul. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff Brateman | 11/23/2011

    " A man on a mission... with a twist! Around every corner, there is something up someone's sleeve... with a twist! While entertaining, this book was nothing more than skin deep payback action, with a hint of Dirk Pitt heroism. In the end, it was all pretty silly... with a twist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 11/13/2011

    " Didn't think I was going to like this at first, but it turned out to be a great story about a Vietnam hero who was set us by a rogue CIA branch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gatu Bela | 9/1/2011

    " What I learned? I like a bit of the ultra-violence. Later I learned that Marky Mark can ruin just about anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/16/2011

    " I kinda see these books as "The Bourne Identity with a Mullet". I like them, but I feel kinda guilty liking Mr. Swagger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erik | 4/13/2011

    " great intense thriller and ive heard the series gets better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 4/5/2011

    " I thought it was a great book and you should read it if you like shooters, action/adventure and mystery in your book. the best part was the bone hill part that was the greatest, but I won't give anything away. It's a great book and you will like it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 4/1/2011

    " Currently find it very easy to get into it, It's quite suspenseful and quite amazing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 TJ | 3/27/2011

    " Great page-turner if you like conspiracies and snipers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terra | 2/21/2011

    " Completely awesome book. Blew me away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 2/2/2011

    " Hunter may be one of my favorite modern authors. Edge of your seat reading at its finest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 2/2/2011

    " Loved this book. For fans of any of the Jack Reacher novels you will love this. Great characters and a fast paced plot make for a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dominique | 1/30/2011

    " I loved the movie more than the book but I was pleasantly surprised that the book wasn't that bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Albert | 1/10/2011

    " Good book. I read it twice (about 6 years apart). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 1/9/2011

    " Awesome. The movie (Shooter) follows the book relatively well in terms of plot and some scenarios. The book provides a lot more extra to it, which is awesome. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 12/27/2010

    " Loved this book! The movie "Shooter" was based on this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/24/2010

    " All of Hunter's early novels are fun, easy reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/9/2010

    " One of my all time favorite books. Simply awesome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/3/2010

    " After reading this incredible story I think that Mark Wahlberg and the other people responsible for the movie "shooter" should be charged with desecration. This is an incredible story, Hunter takes the incredulous and makes it believable. Tres Bien!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 10/19/2010

    " First Bob Lee Swagger book---awesome series and way better than the silly Mark Wahlberg film that took the character and parts of the first book's plot. "

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