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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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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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    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 07-19-15
    Marc SOUTHINGTON, CT, United States 07-19-15 Member Since 2002
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    "what would you do to protect your child?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Survivor to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print version.


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

    Yes somewhat, trying to figure out how the villain always found the hero.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the two protagonists were on the roof with the good guy keeping the bad guy from falling to his death, it was kind of poetic justice.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Some of the parts of the book were too predictable.

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    Colleen Cunningham 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent in every way!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Survivor the most enjoyable?

    The Narrator was very talented, pulling you into the story with his ability to change tone, infliction and accent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way it is written, you really feel for the characters


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    Too hard to pick one. Scott did an incredible job


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

    Yers, I did, but I couldn't because I had to leave work!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Woike Lemont, IL, US 07-17-15
    Theresa Woike Lemont, IL, US 07-17-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator is the Best"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Scott Brick can make any book exciting - I search for books he narrates.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Suspense


    Which scene was your favorite?

    beginning in the bank


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    N. Hawryluk 07-16-15
    N. Hawryluk 07-16-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Serviceable Thriller"

    Executed well enough, with decently memorable characters. Fits of heavy-handedness and outlandishness detract, but mostly it just didn't leave much of an impression.

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    Amazon Customer 07-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Survivor is a must read"

    I totally enjoyed the survivor. Non stop suspense. And the narrator was excellent. Often I thought there was more than one reader. I love this book and all the chapters came to life each day. I couldn't wait to get in car to listen.

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    Hollyb2 07-11-15
    Hollyb2 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent read!"

    I started with this author with "You're Next" so thought I would try another. Really enjoyed Scott Brick's narration and do again in this book. Am liking both this author and narrator!

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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