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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Eisler Narrator: Michael McConnohie Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The John Rain Series Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9781593163563
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When John Rain, the Japanese American “contract killer with a conscience” (Entertainment Weekly), learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, he senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption. But Midori is being watched by Rain’s enemies, and his sudden appearance puts mother and child in terrible danger. To save them, Rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind. With the help of Tatsu, his friendly nemesis in the Japanese FBI, and Dox, the ex–marine sniper whose good ol’ boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever. But to finish the job, he’ll need one more ally: Israeli intelligence agent Delilah, a woman who represents an altogether different kind of threat. Filled with “action-packed scenes worthy of a Jerry Bruckheimer film” (Sun-Sentinel), The Last Assassin is Barry Eisler’s most ambitious and most satisfying book yet. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Eisler handles all the story's locales, including Manhattan and Barcelona, with considerable aplomb.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This has been a consistently fine series, and its latest installment is no exception. Rain, the killer who wishes he could stop killing, is an engaging protagonist, and the author's depiction of the world of the assassin is vivid and well imagined.”

    Booklist

  • “Wicked action sequences, smoothly delineated local color and moments of introspection capture Rain in fine, fraught form.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “As with many similar books, this story features sex, spies, exotic locales, international intrigue, and some head-shaking plot twists. But with McConnohie's breathless reading style, the book never loses it focus or its ability to entertain.”

    AudioFile

  • A 2007 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 11/19/2012

    " I really liked the first two of these and then the series went to poo. "

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

    " I checked out the audio version from the Temple Library and listened to it on my way back and forth from work. It was very good. I enjoyed it a lot. John Rain is an assassin and he's good. Obviously I missed something by not reading the first 4 in th "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/25/2011

    " I made the mistake of reading this book first....did not know that it was #5 in a series. I liked it so much that I'm planning to read books 1-4 as well as everything else written by this author. "

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

    " This was the first of the Eisler books I've listened to instead of read. I think I'll read the rest instead. I wasn't that impressed with the narrator - the voice didn't match the voice I expected from John Rain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 10/6/2010

    " Easily the best of a very good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 woody | 7/9/2010

    " John Rain finds out that he has a son with Midori a previous girlfriend. His enemy, Yamaoto is trying to bring Rain out of hiding by threatening Midori. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abasi | 6/19/2010

    " It was alright - something to listen to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 3/9/2010

    " Typical of this genre. A good thriller. Rain is a decent character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 3/2/2010

    " My favorite of the series thus far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harvee | 1/27/2010

    " Another suspenseful thriller by Eisler, set in New York and Tokyo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jp | 10/7/2009

    " Eisler's character, Rain, is half Japanese and half American. He is a paid assassin. Eisler lived in Japan so he has mucho details about it. One of the Rain novels is being made into a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy | 7/30/2009

    " Rain's former lover, and son from that relationship, are in danger from his enemies. "

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About the Author
Author Barry Eisler

Barry Eisler spent three years in a covert position with the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. After leaving the CIA, he lived and worked in Japan, where he earned his black belt from the Kodokan International Judo Center.

About the Narrator

Michael McConnohie has appeared in soap operas, cartoons, prime-time television, and on stage. His audiobook readings have ranged from true crime to history, biography, science, self-help, and poetry. He has seen much of the world as a supervisor of foreign versions of major American films and has written and directed English versions of many prominent foreign films. He believes that a good book is a friend you can visit over and over again and always enjoy the conversation.