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The Third Bullet Audiobook
The Third Bullet
Written by: 
Stephen Hunter
Narrated by: 
Buck Schirner
The Third Bullet Audiobook

The Third Bullet: Bob Lee Swagger, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

It’s not even a clue. It’s a whisper, a trace, a ghost echo, drifting down through the decades via chance connections so fragile that they would disintegrate in the puff of a breath. But it’s enough to get legendary former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger interested in the events of November 22, 1963, and the third bullet that so decisively ended the life of John F. Kennedy and set the stage for one of the most enduring controversies of our time.

Swagger begins his slow night stalk through a much-traveled landscape. But he’s asking questions that few have asked before: Why did the third bullet explode? Why did Lee Harvey Oswald, about to become the most hunted man on Earth, risk it all by returning to his rooming house to secure a pistol he easily could have brought with him? How could a conspiracy that went unpenetrated for 50 years have been thrown together in the two and a half days between the announcement of the president’s route and the assassination itself?

As Bob investigates, another voice enters the narrative: knowing, ironic, almost familiar, that of a gifted, Yale-educated veteran of the CIA Plans Division. Hugh Meachum has secrets and the means and the will to keep them buried. When weighed against his own legacy, Swagger’s life is an insignificant expense - but to blunt the threat, he’ll first have to ambush the sniper.

As each man hunts the other across today’s globe and through the thickets of history, The Third Bullet builds to an explosive climax that will finally prove what Bob Lee Swagger has always known: It’s never too late for justice.

©2013 Stephen Hunter (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Michelle L. Ocallaghan Coopersville, MI USA 04-27-16
    Michelle L. Ocallaghan Coopersville, MI USA 04-27-16 Member Since 2015

    Palahniuk Pal

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    "Great Read"

    The narrator did a great job covering all the different voices of the characters in this book that are from all different parts of the world. A must-read for those interested in the JFK assassination and conspiracy. Story kept my interest nicely from start to finish.

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    Michael 02-26-16
    Michael 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not like others I've read."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Third Bullet to be better than the print version?

    In this book I swear half of it was a guy reading his memoirs. Seemed to be a lot less characters and definitely less action. It didn't grip to me like the others have.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Hunter again?

    Hell yea!


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Buck Schirner?

    Definitely


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sucks


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    we 02-07-16
    we 02-07-16
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    Perhaps the best of the Bob Swagger series. It takes a while to develop but then engulfs with a desperation to continue.

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    Bob 10-06-15
    Bob 10-06-15
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    "Very satisfying alternative account!"

    Our country would have been well served if Stephen Hunter had been the chairman of the Warren Commission...

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    Don 09-17-15
    Don 09-17-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Best one in the series"

    Great storyline. Several creative twists.

    I recommend to anyone who is into a historical fiction with creative and plausible answer to more than one shooter on November 22, 1963.

    I gave this rating as I believe it to be the best in an awesome series!

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    GauchoGreg 07-23-15
    GauchoGreg 07-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Needs more Swagger."

    Good concept. Needed editing / shortening in the middle. Too much narration by villain . . . Too little Swagger. Could have been excellent. Overall "good" audio book.

    Another great performance by Buck Schirner.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 05-10-15
    Richard 05-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great thriller historically accurate!"

    I was impressed by the historical and literary depth of the work that was accomplished with great thrills! Must read for anyone with interest in the assassination.

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    Ned Roberts Orinda, CA USA 05-03-15
    Ned Roberts Orinda, CA USA 05-03-15 Member Since 2013

    Radical Progressive American Patriot

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    "Big Fan of Hunter - But a Boring Book"
    What disappointed you about The Third Bullet?

    Too much detail robbed this story of it's momentum. I often found my attention flagging.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stephen Hunter again?

    Absolutely. Great writer. This book just didn't grab me like most of his other works.


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

    No idea.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Atkinson 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Smart and edgy!"

    Stephen Hunter obviously does his research. This series is very well thought out. It sucked me in from the very beginning. I loved every minute of it.

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    WILLIAM 02-23-15
    WILLIAM 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Painfully Bad"
    Would you try another book from Stephen Hunter and/or Buck Schirner?

    Yes, in fact I already own several.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Night of Thunder


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    To me, he sounded like even he could not get into the story line


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

    NO!


    Any additional comments?

    Book is broken down in to 3 down loads. Try as I might I could not get into this book.
    It took Multiple attempts to get through the 1st part, but after another hour I just gave up.
    Story line is just so far fetched and confusing and keeps being repeated over and over.
    Just a very disappointing read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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