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The Game: Victor the Assassin Series, #3 | [Tom Wood]

The Game: Victor the Assassin Series, #3

Victor the assassin is living a solitary, peaceful life in Iceland when he's drawn into a job for an unidentified Swiss broker. Having passed the test, he's introduced to a group of mercenaries and killers who are tasked to perform the ultimate assassination.In this group, Victor meets someone from his past, someone who recruited him to the life he now knows-someone he thought was dead. And when he wants out, it's too late-his former mentor has other plans for him...
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Victor the assassin is living a solitary, peaceful life in Iceland when he's drawn into a job for an unidentified Swiss broker. Having passed the test, he's introduced to a group of mercenaries and killers who are tasked to perform the ultimate assassination.In this group, Victor meets someone from his past, someone who recruited him to the life he now knows-someone he thought was dead. And when he wants out, it's too late-his former mentor has other plans for him...

©2013 Tom Hinshelwood (P)2013 Tantor

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    John tallevast, FL, United States 01-07-14
    John tallevast, FL, United States 01-07-14 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

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    "1 Review for 3 books in series"

    The overall was rating was a 4 because the 1st two were o.k. - But this book (The third) was definitely the best. Rob Shapiro has a great voice... Very easy to listen to - Probably why the first book was a better listen then it was to read. By the time I was 3/4ths through the 1st book - I was pretty sure I was getting the second. I like Tom Woods writing style very much. Unfortunately I compare all assassins to Mitch Rapp (Who I considered the best ever) You will be missed Vince Flynn!.... That said - This Assassin has a lot of potetial. As I said - The 1st book was o.k. - The second was definitely better & The 3rd had the best story of the three. Very glad I picked up this series & I hope the Tom Wood continues on the same path.

    J

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    shelley Raleigh, NC 02-27-14
    shelley Raleigh, NC 02-27-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Best Victor book yet"
    What does Rob Shapiro bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Rob Shapiro's voice is PERFECT for this character. He can be very serious or very sarcastic and cutting with just the right inflections in his voice. I have looked for other books he has narrated but unfortunately in this genre there are few. I hope there are more to come in the future.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, Victor is a Superman and an assassin all rolled up into one. In comparison to others around him who are dropping like flies he remains relatively unscathed, but if he were mortally wounded it would be THE END! What is interesting in this series is finding out who will be standing at the end of the story (excluding Victor). He doesn't discriminate between men or women. The author doesn't have any problems making women the bad guy or (in previous books) having women in good guy roles getting killed. I do like that sometimes the ones your rooting for actually make it to the end alive. That's the enjoyment in these books, not who done it but who's gonna make it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 02-10-14
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 02-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The BEST Victor book yet!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The seemingly simple plot gets very complicated and when you think it is all over, there are still some loose ends that have to be tied up. Victor is a genius and thinks of everything, that's why he is still alive. He is brutal, gee he is an assassin after all, but he still has a few morals left.


    What other book might you compare The Game to and why?

    The Gray Man series because of the subterfuge and that neither "hero" can manage to escape his life either because someone escaped or someone else reneged on a promise.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final scene was great ( there were many) because Victor is so calm knowing he will die, and he is so knowledgeable about so many things, that no one can compete with him.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    You can't marry Victor, heck, you shouldn't even be his friend, but he is attractive in his way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 01-28-14
    Fritz Moraga, CA, United States 01-28-14 Member Since 2008

    No matter where you go, there you are.

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    "Heart and Head of Stone"

    Protagonist is so amoral and insensible and as he very rarely is moved by anything other than murder and the tactics related thereto, he becomes more than a little boring. Conditioned to believe that no matter how inescapable his current dilemma, the reader knows he will indeed escape, the books are missing a major element or contingency that make continuing palatable.
    He needs a (near) fatal flaw.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    kevin PASADENA, MD, United States 12-27-13
    kevin PASADENA, MD, United States 12-27-13

    BUBBA HE'S A LAB/PITBULL MIX 4YRS OLD

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    "Can't wait for more, excellent series!!!"

    Victor is everything an assassin should be. Unparalleled skills combined with just enough paranoia to make him the perfect weapon. This book and the rest of the series are must haves. You haven't wasted your credits if this is your genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nita 12-01-13
    Nita 12-01-13
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    "Loving the series"
    Any additional comments?

    I really like the developement of the main character. I also really like the narrator. His voice totally fits who I imagine Victor to look like!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Coraopolis, PA, United States 11-13-14
    Frank Coraopolis, PA, United States 11-13-14 Member Since 2005

    Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.

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    "Best of the series but it takes time to get moving"

    Unlike the first two, it takes more than half of the book before any 'strong' action is taking place. There are some action scenes but nothing that would keep the reader/listener engaged like previous books.

    Had I not listened to the two previous, I might not have listened enough to get to the main part.

    I kept attempting to figure out what the lady and little boy had to do with the plot but it all fits in later.

    As others stated, the narrator is excellent and makes even the most boring parts, exciting. There are a few parts where it seems Victor is beyond Superman and entered into a cross between many different Superheros including Spiderman but overall, it is an entertaining listen.

    The author does an amazing job building the characters and describing them in a manner that the mental picture is more real than any movie could display. It becomes very easy to despise the ruthless killers and feel the pain of the captives. What I continue to find interesting is that although Victor is a hired assassin, the picture is painted so well that I root for his victory {pun intended}.

    Through the three books, Victor has gone from an assassin to someone comparative to a CIA agent. {Maybe he actually is one.}



    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Hernandez 11-11-14

    Books books books

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    "YES!"

    This book like the others its amazing I don't want the roller coaster to stop I'm enjoying this way to much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 10-17-14
    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 10-17-14 Member Since 2012

    I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.

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    "More suspense than usual but still a fun read."

    Before I start the review I'd like to ask the aether why no one has mentioned the description's blaring error. What mentor? Who on the team was Victor's mentor that he thought was dead? I haven't read anything about this in any of the reviews and it surprised me no one noticed. Oh well... (I suppose no one cared but it should still be fixed)
    Back to the book. Obviously, if you like Victor and the previous 2 books you'll really like this book. I normally hate it when information is withheld for too long but the way the author handled the story I think he did an awesome job building the suspense without going overboard. I especially liked the last several chapters. Most books are at their best approaching the end but Victor was in perfect form once everything is finally revealed. Sure, it gets a little Sherlock Holmsy (apologies to Sir Doyle the boorish use of his character) the way Victor always deduces everything spot on but that is part of the fun in the Victor the Assassin Series.Tom Wood is at the top of his game in this book. I think this is my favorite out of the 3 books so far. I can not wait to start book #4 to see if the author can maintain this level of enjoyment.
    I had no reservations or compunction at all giving this book a lot of stars. They are well deserved in my opinion.
    Lastly, the narrator, Robert Shapiro, is excellent. He is becoming one of my favorite narrators. He does an awesome job and I found no reason at all to complain about his narration. To be honest, for me he did what I wanted him to; he made me forget someone was just reading me a story. I bad narrator can never do that and it can make finishing a book a real chore. I hope that makes sense (it does in my head. :) )

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Galax, VA, United States 10-13-14
    Jan Galax, VA, United States 10-13-14 Member Since 2002
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    "I couldn't finish this one"

    Victor is one of the least likable characters I've ever met, just zero personality, and the perfect at everything hit man, extra proficient with weapons, martial arts, and an incredible ability to instantly, and without knowing all the facts, make the absolute correct decision during times of extreme uncertainty.

    No situation he can't perfectly handle, no mistakes, no faulty logic. Ever. No wisecracks, flirting, or fun and interesting relationships with other characters. Yawn. Maybe people like that exist, but you wouldn't want to hang out with them, or spend 12 hours reading about them.

    Probably OK if you're looking for pure escapism, but if you're looking for an interesting read with compelling characters you might ultimately care about, this isn't it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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