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The Tomb: Repairman Jack #1 | [F. Paul Wilson]

The Tomb: Repairman Jack #1

Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?
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Publisher's Summary

Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger.

His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

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"F. Paul Wilson weaves spells with words." (Dean Koontz)
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    Elena Dallas, TX 07-15-09
    Elena Dallas, TX 07-15-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good story"

    I bought this book because I read that the Repairman Jack series is similar to Lee Child's series. Well, I can see the similarities, and looking forward to reading further books in the series (when Audible makes them available). I don't think the plot is as good as in lee Child's books, though. It became pretty clear how everything will turn out a few hours before the end of the book. Still, the action sequences are good and Repairman Jack character is quite appealing.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Ventzi Zhechev 10-24-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Definitely worth a listen"

    A fascinating story in an unexpected setting???the author does a good job tying an old Hindu curse to modern day New York.
    Even though some of the retrospective chapters might get a bit boring, there is enough action to keep the listener engaged and on edge.

    It???s only a pity that the next stories in the series are not available on Audible, as I really wanted to listen to more of Repairman Jack???s adventures.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-11-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "good fun read"

    this is an enjoyable book with a gritty likable anti-hero as the lead character. Fun and fantastic twists and turns keeps you interested. Very good reading as well

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Atlanta Russ Atlanta, Ga United States 03-19-13
    Atlanta Russ Atlanta, Ga United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Solid start to what looks to be a great series!"

    Not sure how I missed this series, but glad a friend recommended it recently! Good story, well developed characters (that you can actually care about), and very well paced, never a dull moment! Won't give anything away, other than to say I give this book my highest recommendation! Also worthy of note is the excellent narration by Joe Barrett - he may be my favorite narrator now, very reminiscent of the late, great, Frank Muller - and that is the highest praise I could give any narrator! Can't wait to start the next book, though I see Mr. Barrett is not the narrator this time around, too bad - will be listening to some of his other work in the near future!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Clermont, FL, United States 11-12-13
    Terry Clermont, FL, United States 11-12-13
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    "Fascinating"
    Where does The Tomb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    On the top ten. So high up on my list that I have decided to purchase all the Repairman Jack books. Jack is an amazing guy. I feel like he is about to become one of my best friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is fiction based on past events. I am old enough to remember most of what happens in his book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither but then I am not too emotional.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Chicago, IL, United States 01-03-11
    Cheryl Chicago, IL, United States 01-03-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Loved the story - the excitement and mystery"

    Ienjoyed this book. It was my first F. Paul Wilson book and I am looking forward to getting the rest of the Repairman Jack series. Very exciting and moved well. Hurry Audible --- get the rest recorded! :)

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Perris, CA, United States 01-12-15
    Diana Perris, CA, United States 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "The Librarians & Warehouse 13 Meet jack Reacher"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    NO not really. I was intrigued at first. Other listeners were comparing Repairman Jack to jack Reacher who stayed in one place. Then entered Indian (not native american but country of India) mythology. Now I like mythology when I want to about it. I thought this was a basic suspense thriller. I was surprised when the creatures showed up and magic necklaces that heal and keep you young. I contacted the author to ask if this mythology type stuff is in every book-and he said "the larger arcs def have a fantastic / mythic element" . I may check out the 2nd in the series when and if it comes on sale but I won't a credit on it


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Back to my usual crime suspense thrillers Like Joe Pickett, Harry Bosch, Longmire, Kay Scarpetta, Harry Hole, Dept Q, King & Maxwell, Authors: Stuart Neville, Adrian McKinty, Karin Slaughter, Tana French


    What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I never listened to anything he has read before I would like to in the future, He was great at swtiching voices, good inflection, pleasing tone


    Was The Tomb worth the listening time?

    not in my opinion. other reviews made a comment I agree with: don't think too much. Very true. There were many flaws, meaning you are just getting to know Repairman Jack and you are pretty sure how he is going to react to something and he totally misses it-doesnt even occur to him-like he had a brain fart or senior moment. And you find yourself talking to book- Definitely don't think about it-its not worth your effort.


    Any additional comments?

    It might make an interesting TV movie like on the SyFy channel but not big screen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. United States 12-19-12
    Dr. United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Kept my ears wanting more!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Tomb the most enjoyable?

    Great story, well written, fast paced, and characters I came to care about.


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

    The plot, while fiction and rather "dark," was just realistic enough to be mesmerizing. I loved how over the course of the story we learn just enough about "Jack," to root for him when he needed it most! Jack is a "soft," "tough" guy -- as you listen to the story you'll understand this description of him better. I had never heard about this author or his series of books about Repairman Man Jack, by luck of the draw I decided to give this book a try. I assure you I will be listening to every one of his books in this series. I LOVED it.


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

    This is my first time hearing of both this story and it's narrator Mr. Joe Barrett. Mr. Barrett is great and I think his performance contributed significantly to the "life" and "feel," of the characters and the overall story.


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

    Repairman Jack is not for your ordinary tinkering: extraordinary repairs only need apply.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this, will definitely listen to all the books related to Repairman Jack. I love this series as much as I did the "Oregon Files."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Tye 08-09-14
    Anne Tye 08-09-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Too many emotional side stories"

    I only made it a few hours into this book. I'm not a fan of a lot of personal backstory, especially when it involves yearning for exes and emotional duress. If you appreciate that kind of character, though, I think this would be a good book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle PENSACOLA, FL, United States 01-26-13
    Michelle PENSACOLA, FL, United States 01-26-13 Member Since 2010

    I'm a wanna be gadget girl, who love movies and audible books!

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    "Great read, kept me entertained!!!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Tomb?

    The most memorable moments of The Tomb was when Jack was on the ship getting vicki back.


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

    YES!!!! This book was so good I couldnt fall asleep because I wanted to listen to more of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is in the same caliber as the dresden files! And I loved the dresden files!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Darren - UK
    12/13/14
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    "I love and will read the whole series."

    This book is an instant favorite with me and I intend to read the complete series all 15 books. Jack is an instantly likeable character and I like the supernatural theme in these books.

    F. Paul Wilson has a writing style I really enjoy and the narration was very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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