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I, Sniper Audiobook

I, Sniper: A Bob Lee Swagger Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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 93 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. But 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. 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. And when Swagger and the last of his antagonists finally face each other, reenacting a classic ritual of arms, it is clear that at times there's nothing more necessary than a good man with a gun and the guts to use it.

©2009 Stephen Hunter; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Terry 04-17-12
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    "good story line poor delivery. to monotone."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, The delivery was to monotone.


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

    It hasn't. I was a sniper for 6 years.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Buck Schirner?

    Steve Weber


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    Roman 04-10-12
    Roman 04-10-12
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    "Stephen Hunter Has Never Failed to Deliver"
    What did you like best about I, Sniper? What did you like least?

    Until now. I have to take issue with other reviewers on a couple of points. First of all, I have not observed any regression in the quality of his Swagger novels (prior to this one). Although Hunter presents a good and plausible story line, the level of meaningless detail on relatively insignificant matters almost seems like he's trying to


    Would you recommend I, Sniper to your friends? Why or why not?

    No, I would not, for reasons evident in my review.


    What three words best describe Buck Schirner’s performance?

    Schriner does well with accents.


    Did I, Sniper inspire you to do anything?

    I, Sniper inspired me to read a summary and some reviews of the next Hunter novel before purchasing.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

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    ron United States 03-23-12
    ron United States 03-23-12
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    "i,sniper"
    What would have made I, Sniper better?

    to have a story line


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    liberty


    What didn’t you like about Buck Schirner’s performance?

    bad


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I, Sniper?

    start over on a new book


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    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 03-13-12
    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I sniper please kill me now!!"

    I should have learned my lesson and read the reviews before purchasing, but I loved the movie Shooter so I thought I would like the book. I did listen to the sample and was really misled by that. I started listening and 10 minutes into this it hits me, the narrator has a lisp! Are you kidding 15 hours of this. I really tried by best to ignore that but the story itself was so horribly boring that its all I could focus on. It was too technical, too wordy, and I actually started to hate all of the characters. Save yourself the suffering and pass this one by.
    Perhaps trying one of these books in hardcover where you can really use your own imagination would help.

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    B. Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee 09-29-11
    B. Bozeman Knoxville, Tennessee 09-29-11 Member Since 2016

    Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day

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    "Shooter was such a fun film"

    I thought I might enjoy this in the "patron state of shooting stuff' Tennessee
    but Hunter is a Limbaugtomized Hen-Becked Faux Noise lover with an absurd political agenda that ruins a good sniper story. Such CRAP Stephen.

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    Klaus Ahlers 05-04-11
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    "If Only True!"

    Just what I'd like to see in real life! A great story and very entertaining.

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    Craig 02-01-11
    Craig 02-01-11
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    "Great book with a few let downs"

    Great book for the most part. I am a shooting enthusiast so appreciated the great detail the author went into regarding the weapons and how the trained used them. The "hero" was often believable though at times it was a let down when he would make catch phrase comments like something from a Arnold or Stalone movie. The ending was also a bit over the top. Still I found myself not wanting to stop listening.

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    mike dougherty 01-25-11 Member Since 2002
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    "I Sniper"

    great book lot of good detail and technically correct info. i loved the action packed storyline.

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    Alan 12-02-10
    Alan 12-02-10
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    "Off Target"

    Written with all the charm, style, and wit of a firearms catalog. I'm a gun owner, but I'm not consumed by it. If you enjoy detailed descriptions of bullets moving through human bodies and heads augmented by colorful narratives of exploding tissue, this is your kind of literature.

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    Chris Orleans, VT, USA 03-14-10
    Chris Orleans, VT, USA 03-14-10
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    "One of the Best!"

    I always enjoy the Swagger books, and this one ranks right up there with some of the best. One of the great things about Hunter is that, unlike some authors, he actually knows about guns and does his research on them. The narrator of this book did a great job and I look forward to hearing more of his narration. The fact that Hunter has a conservative voice in his book, to the point that some of the lefties reviewing the book on here have their panties in a twist over Hunter's take on some of their left wing liberal heroes just makes the book even better for me. Great job, great book!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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