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The Survivor Audiobook

The Survivor

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.
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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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    Nan 07-11-15
    Nan 07-11-15
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    "Like watching a movie"
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    First of all Gregg Hurwitz has an incredible sense of imagery. You can absolutely see the story as it's being read. Scott Brick is a consummate narrator. He captures the story eloquently. I could not put it down. His characters are vivid, the story is movie material and should be adapted for one. This is a MUST READ. Don't miss this. I'm ready for another Gregg Hurwitz novel.

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    DMcD 07-08-15
    DMcD 07-08-15
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    "A Great Read! Riveting, Suspenseful, and Personal"

    I hated to stop listening to this book and I couldn't wait to begin again. This story has "it all!" Unexpected plots twists, great family interactions, realistic emotions, and lots of action. I have already recommended it to several other people.

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    Mark 07-07-15
    Mark 07-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A good listen, but quite predictable."

    I enjoyed this book but couldnt get away from the feeling of a looming predictable conclusion. That said, it is well read and worth a listen if you have a spare credit.

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    Audrey Virginia 07-07-15
    Audrey Virginia 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

    This is the first book by this author that I have listened to or read. Loved the story and as usual, Scott Brick does a wonderful reading! Will be looking for other works by this author.

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    Deb 07-05-15
    Deb 07-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Will he ever win?"

    We know the good guy will win - but it took too long. Too many 'almost' wins. Otherwise a good read.

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    Diane 07-04-15
    Diane 07-04-15
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    "Never a dull moment"

    If you like plot twists and turns you will like this book. Very entertaining. Great summer reading.

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    harry PLEASANTON, CA, United States 07-04-15
    harry PLEASANTON, CA, United States 07-04-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Scott Brick Almost Saves The Survivor !"

    I really, really wanted to like this audiobook.

    The premise is intriguing and Scott Brick is among my favorite narrators.

    Alas, after a good start The Survivor slumps into a very predictable story line with stereotypical and, in the case of our hero's daughter and her boyfriend, almost cartoon-ish
    characters.

    Scott Brick delivers what might be his best performance to date but he just can't save The Survivor.

    I am hesitant to recommend The Survivor even as a summer beach listen...try either Mr. Mercedes or Finders Keepers instead.

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    Terry 07-02-15
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    "Suspenseful!"

    I thought the book was a little long but it kept me very interested. Real edge of the seat to see how it turned out!

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    BJ GRANBURY, TX, United States 07-01-15
    BJ GRANBURY, TX, United States 07-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Strength of the human spirit"

    The story started out a bit slow for me, the backtracking anyway. The story took off tho and I was entertained

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    Phil 06-27-15
    Phil 06-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome read!"

    A great book. Hard to put down. Excellent narration. Tugs at your emotions. I even laughed a few times! A must read!

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