Earl Swagger
Books in series3
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(4.2 based on 360 ratings)
  • 1
    Hot Springs | Stephen Hunter

    Hot Springs

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (131)
    Story
    (133)

    Earl Swagger is tough as hell. But even tough guys have their secrets. Plagued by the memory of his abusive father, apprehensive about his own impending parenthood, Earl is a decorated ex-Marine of absolute integrity — and overwhelming melancholy. Now he’s about to face his biggest, bloodiest challenge yet. It is the summer of 1946, organized crime’s garish golden age, when American justice seems to have gone to seed for good.

    Good start to a series

    It is a great book. Not the Best, definitely not the worst. Earl Swagger and DA are great characters.

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by Jonathan (Oceanside, CA, United States)
  • 2
    Pale Horse Coming: Earl Swagger, Book 2 | Stephen Hunter

    Pale Horse Coming: Earl Swagger, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    The Thebes State Penal Farm in Mississippi is up a dark river, surrounded by swamps and impenetrable piney woods. It’s the Old South at its most brutal - a place of violence, racial terror, and even more horrific rumors. Of the few who make the journey, black or white, even fewer return.

    But in that year, two men will come to Thebes. The first is Sam Vincent, the former prosecuting attorney of Polk County, Arkansas who, with great misgivings, accepts a job to investigate a disappearance.

    Too brutal at times-but the narrator is awesome

    Probably, good book in general but could have done without the excessive brutality. And the narrator is worth the time and effort.

    Reviewed on November 22 2014 by Maryann (Birmingham, AL, United States)
  • 3
    Havana: A Swagger Family Novel | Stephen Hunter

    Havana: A Swagger Family Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    In Cuba, Earl Swagger finds himself up to his neck in treacherous ambiguity where the old rules about honor and duty don't apply, and where Earl's target seems to have more guts and good luck than anyone else in Cuba.

    OK Story; Weak Narration

    This is my third Stephen Hunter novel. Although it is the weakest of the three, it is till a good story and kept my attention.

    However, the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 23 2012 by Ralph (Foster City, CA, United States)