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The Detachment Audiobook

The Detachment

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Publisher's Summary

John Rain is back. And “the most charismatic assassin since James Bond” (San Francisco Chronicle) is up against his most formidable enemy yet: the nexus of political, military, media, and corporate factions known only as the Oligarchy.

When legendary black ops veteran Colonel Scott “Hort” Horton tracks Rain down in Tokyo, Rain can’t resist the offer: a multi-million dollar payday for the “natural causes” demise of three ultra-high-profile targets who are dangerously close to launching a coup in America. But the opposition on this job is going to be too much for even Rain to pull it off alone. He’ll need a detachment of other deniable irregulars: his partner, the former Marine sniper, Dox. Ben Treven, a covert operator with ambivalent motives and conflicted loyalties. And Larison, a man with a hair trigger and a secret he’ll kill to protect.

From the shadowy backstreets of Tokyo and Vienna, to the deceptive glitz and glamour of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and finally to a Washington, D.C. in a permanent state of war, these four lone wolf killers will have to survive presidential hit teams, secret CIA prisons, and a national security state as obsessed with guarding its own secrets as it is with invading the privacy of the populace. But first, they’ll have to survive each other.

The Detachment is what fans of Eisler, “one of the most talented and literary writers in the thriller genre” (Chicago Sun-Times), have been waiting for: the worlds of the award-winning Rain series, and of the best-selling Fault Line and Inside Out, colliding in one explosive thriller as real as today’s headlines and as frightening as tomorrow’s.

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

What the Critics Say

Praise for the author's narration of Inside Out: "Barry Eisler is ...an exception to the rule that writers should not be allowed to publicly declaim their own prose." (The New York Times)

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    Perry Menifee, CA, United States 06-25-13
    Perry Menifee, CA, United States 06-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Absurd, Tired and Overdone."

    How stale is the story of an assassin with a conscience? How absurd the tale of four professional killers who are as naive as adolescent boys? Mr. Eisler reads well. That is the most positive thing I can say about this story. Avoid.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Haynes Tyler Texas USA 09-10-12
    John Haynes Tyler Texas USA 09-10-12 Member Since 2015

    landman

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    "long time"

    I have been reading Barry Eislers books for a long time now and this is one of his best storys, it makes you think it could happen in this day and time. this one I will read over and over again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alan 07-20-12
    Alan 07-20-12

    Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.

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    "Interesting Story"

    Pretty good story would recommend it to those of us who likes the spy vrs spy type books. It was well read and I enjoyed the author and his presentation of his book.

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    Jim MANKATO, MN, United States 06-24-12
    Jim MANKATO, MN, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2014

    Hired.Geek

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    "A departure from the normal Rain books"

    OK, I have to say that the book was good. But I have a few complaints some big some small.

    First one of the reason I have always like the John Rain books is that he is just an average citizen. He does not have access to high tech toys, or massive amounts of classified data. In past books he has used Google maps to plot his movements and escape routes. One time he hooked up an iPhone and a bank of D batteries to setup a make shift tracking device. This sort of thing made the books interesting and different from other action adventure characters from other authors. In the Detachment he hooks up with some upper government guy and he provides them with tons of government tech. So to me that is a big let down. To a smaller degree having Rain work as part of a team is kind different and it in of itself has its pro's and con's.

    In this book the author really lets his political views come shining through. Some of the past books there were hints and slight nuances. But in this book it is right in your face! If you agree with the author's view it probably will not be a big hang up for you. If you disagree with the author's views it can make for some long boring reading in those sections.

    Over all it is a good book, but it really does an almost 180 degree from the normal John Rain book you have come to expect.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alan Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 05-29-12
    Alan Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "awsome listen"

    Great book. Another good listen on Jon Rain. Tricky plot that you don't want to hit pause for any reason.

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    Debbie Lake Havasu, AZ, United States 05-29-12
    Debbie Lake Havasu, AZ, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2008
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    "awsome listen"

    Great book. Another good listen on Jon Rain. Tricky plot that you don't want to hit pause for any reason.

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    Ryan Batesville, IN, United States 05-18-12
    Ryan Batesville, IN, United States 05-18-12 Member Since 2015

    I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.

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    "A different type of spy book"
    What did you love best about The Detachment?

    I loved all the bad ass characters in the book. You have dirty harry and jackie chan all in one story


    Have you listened to any of Barry Eisler???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nope but I will listen to more in the future.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    where the group came together at the end to save the school.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Warren Cook Eagle Point, Oregon, United States 05-16-12
    Warren Cook Eagle Point, Oregon, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2016

    I don't need no stink in' badges

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    "Starts at chapter 8"
    Would you try another book from Barry Eisler and/or Barry Eisler?

    Not until this problem is fixed


    What was most disappointing about Barry Eisler’s story?

    Starts at chapter 8


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Barry Eisler?

    Someone who could start before chapter 8


    What character would you cut from The Detachment?

    Don't know anyone before chapter 8


    Any additional comments?

    Where the hell are chapters 1 through 7?

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karl King, NC, United States 04-22-12
    Karl King, NC, United States 04-22-12
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    "Good story, but sometimes fades a little."
    Where does The Detachment rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 30


    Would you recommend The Detachment to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, The rest of the series is worth it also.


    Have you listened to any of Barry Eisler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As good as the rest


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Mr. Eisler seems to be an intelligent man, his writing will probably get better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tony 03-13-12
    Tony 03-13-12 Member Since 2013

    I listen to approximately 40 hours of audio books a month. I love audio books.

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    "Not so good"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend the Rain series but not this book. Start from the beginning and sure read this one but it's not so good compared to the earlier books


    Would you be willing to try another book from Barry Eisler? Why or why not?

    I've read the whole series already


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

    I think that Eisler knows his characters so well he can better get the right tones and expressions to convey the appropriate sense of emotion to any given situation.


    Could you see The Detachment being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes probably but I don't know movie stars enough to pick a cast.


    Any additional comments?

    Story had a rush ending with everything being tied up so nice so sweet, didn't leave me feeling satisfied. Left me with the feeling Eisler is setting us up for another

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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