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Paris Is a Bitch: A Rain-Delilah Short Story | [Barry Eisler]

Paris Is a Bitch: A Rain-Delilah Short Story

For most couples, a quiet dinner for two at Auberge de la Reine Blanche on the Ile Saint Louis would be just the thing to smooth out the complications in a romance. But for gorgeous Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire contract killer John Rain, nothing is ever easy, and when Rain sees a crew of hard-looking men setting up outside the restaurant, he realizes someone has been bringing her work home with her. Is it a hit - or something even worse?
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For most couples, a quiet dinner for two at Auberge de la Reine Blanche on the Ile Saint Louis would be just the thing to smooth out the complications in a romance. But for gorgeous Mossad operative Delilah and trying-to-retire contract killer John Rain, nothing is ever easy, and when Rain sees a crew of hard-looking men setting up outside the restaurant, he realizes someone has been bringing her work home with her. Is it a hit - or something even worse? When it comes to killing, business and pleasure are the most dangerous mix of all.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2011 Barry Eisler

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    "Great little read"
    What made the experience of listening to Paris Is a Bitch the most enjoyable?

    It explains a bit about John Rain's tempestuous relationship with his lover and the reason for his return to Tokyo.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    John Rain he is inscrutable.


    What does Barry Eisler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Barry Eisler's interpretations and accents of the different characters are a delight to listen to, he should be on the stage, he is thorougly entertaining and brings the book and the characters to li


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    05-21-12
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    "Too short"
    Would you listen to Paris Is a Bitch again? Why?

    Follow Rain series and this was an important part of the series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes it did. Typical Rain observance and deductions.


    What about Barry Eisler’s performance did you like?

    Rain character


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Short and Deadly


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Copperopolis, CA, United States 12-28-11
    Steven Copperopolis, CA, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent Rain Bridge Story"
    Where does Paris Is a Bitch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a short story, so it doesn't rank with the other books on Audible. However, I will tell you I liked the fact that Eisler provided a background/bridge story on the Rain-Delilah story line. It is an excellent short story for those of us that are Rain fans. The setup and the action are outstanding.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way that the characters turned their personal issues into problems for predators waiting for them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Of course when Rain and Delilah turn the tables on the attackers. I love when predators run into bigger predators through their folly.


    If you could rename Paris Is a Bitch, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 11-07-14
    Traci Huntersville, NC, United States 11-07-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Short Listen"

    This is a (very) short story about John Rain's struggle with having his girlfriend, Delilah, in "the life" while he has quit. He has the realization that maybe the two just don't mix.

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    Bradley P. Valentine 11-03-14

    Ears picking up the slack so my eyes can work.

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    "It’s what it needs to be."
    Any additional comments?

    It’s a brief story, but as it it needs to be. It’s a sunset that shouldn’t have been more. I’m relieved it wasn’t. (Though I suspect the next Rain novel will be Rain saving Delilah and getting back with her....Graveyard of Memories is a flashback novel, like what Lee Child did with Reacher when delaying his journey to the voice of the woman in DC....if anyone knows what I’m talking about, ha.)

    I’m not sure that the ending is left “open.” In real life people break up and don’t look back. I doubt that will being the case in series’ long run, but for now it is.

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    Mark MALDEN, MA, United States 01-10-14
    Mark MALDEN, MA, United States 01-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Rain is great as always"
    If you could sum up Paris Is a Bitch in three words, what would they be?

    Rain ends it


    What did you like best about this story?

    Always to good to know more about John Rain


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cell phone guy


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    You can always be happy with a John Rain story. Even if its only a short one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George 10-28-13
    George 10-28-13
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    "The Rain-Delilah Breakup"
    What made the experience of listening to Paris Is a Bitch the most enjoyable?

    I purchased this little story for exactly the reason it's main theme gave me (unbeknownst to me), why did Rain split from Delilah. It is alluded to it in later books but never thoroughly enough. First the author should not narrate these books. Since I have listened to all of his books I can say that clearly the best narrator was Michael McConnohie. His voice was mysterious enough to actually think that he was John Rain. The pretense used for the breakup was bogus. It should have been the vulnerablity to him that comes with any relationship in John Rain's line of work. I REALLY liked this author and his series until he got away from Rain's main occupation with the disastrous bad book called Fault Line. I think the reviews were so bad he tied the characters together in the Detachment. I don't have any idea where he is going but Eisler is about to lose at least this one fan ESPECIALLY with his character that has an alternate lifestyle, Larison! Need I write anymore?


    What did you like best about this story?

    That we know that Delilah and Rain split up for good.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance was just OK but that is far below what is expected.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    see the review above

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gus ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 03-25-13
    Gus ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States 03-25-13
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    "A night in Paris"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It is a good read though bit short and dependent on earlier books.


    If you’ve listened to books by Barry Eisler before, how does this one compare?

    I am out of order with this one it seems that I would need to be in order.I need the prior one where these 2 met.


    What about Barry Eisler’s performance did you like?

    It seemed like a good performance.


    Was Paris Is a Bitch worth the listening time?

    Yes and no it was incomplete.


    Any additional comments?

    I needed the book where these people met.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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