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The Survivor Audiobook

The Survivor

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Publisher's Summary

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Ukrainian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Now blocked from getting into the bank vault to retrieve the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate a horrifying ultimatum: Either break in and acquire the item or watch Pavlo slowly kill the people Nate loves most - his estranged wife, Janie, and his teenaged daughter, Cielle. Nate lost them both when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he’s got one chance to protect the people he loves, even if it’s the last thing he is able to do.

©2012 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    John Lichtenburg, South Africa 03-01-16
    John Lichtenburg, South Africa 03-01-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Gripping story, well written, well read."

    My first taste of this author. Definitely worth another looking into again. Well worth it.

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    Nebraska Mom :) 02-29-16
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    "Thumbs up"

    Worth the credit. Great mystery story. Keeps your attention from the first page till the very end.

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    Hector Ivan Agosto 02-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great AudioBook"

    Being a truck driver, I sometimes hope to run accross a great audiobook. Here's one great audiobook story. Thanks.

    What would Nate Overbay do? What would any of us do? ... can do?

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    EG 01-18-16
    EG 01-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book ever!!"

    Great book! Highly recommend it if u like suspense! Lots of surprises... I will read more of his books!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cayce Atlanta, GA, United States 01-11-16
    Cayce Atlanta, GA, United States 01-11-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Just didn't want to listen anymore..."

    So I made it almost 11 hours into this novel and while it's well written and the narration is fine, I just didn't care how it ended, so I'm moving on to another book.

    It's a fairly simply story, although there's a lot of running around and it seemed pretty obvious to me how it was going to end. I guess it didn't matter to me enough to hear it out because I kept drifting out of the story and so I finally gave up.

    I'm willing to believe it could be more interesting to someone else. Maybe I've simply read too many thrillers and I need a more twists. Running from the bad guy for the entire book is just not enough for me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Drew Spray 01-11-16
    Drew Spray 01-11-16
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    "The Survivor - Good Story"

    An action packed thriller. At times you are on the edge of your seat with the suspense; at other times parts of the book are a bit repetitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    david 01-11-16
    david 01-11-16
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    "Depressing!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Gregg Hurwitz’s story?

    Kept on getting more and more dismal as the book wore on.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was a perfect match for this dreary book.


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

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 01-10-16
    Deborah 01-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Brilliant Premise"
    Would you listen to The Survivor again? Why?

    This is a tightly written thriller. What makes this book even better is that the protagonist has ALS. A reasonable and thoughtful protagonist makes entirely different choices when he knows he is dying. Brilliant!


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    He always delivers.


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    Oreathia S. 01-10-16
    Oreathia S. 01-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Overindulgent Melodrama Meets Lame Crime Action"
    What would have made The Survivor better?

    The author has the characters making silly decisions only to further the plot of the story. The main character broods too much and overindulges in past regrets. By the end of the story, I was actually relieved that he accomplished what he had set out to do in the opening of the story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gregg Hurwitz again?

    Probably not.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader read the main character's lines like he was spastic Forrest Gump. Geez, just because someone is depressed does not mean the person will sound like a baby robot trying to learn the alphabet.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The villains were actually awful, brutal, scary, people that I'd hope to never cross. So whenever they appeared in the story, I was afraid for the protagonist and his family.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie A. Soard 01-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sad and Pathetic"

    Scott Brick is very good he gets 5 stars.
    As for the story my god I was pissed off throughout the story, like at the end he couldn't break the sliding glass door that,s sad.
    The story overall is a very good story except the gloomy cloud of death from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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