• Hard Vengeance

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 9
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (385 ratings)

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Hard Vengeance

By: J. B. Turner
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
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When the people he loves most are in danger, Jon Reznick will get revenge...or die trying.

When black-ops specialist Jon Reznick receives a voice mail from FBI assistant director Martha Meyerstein, hoping to explore their relationship outside of the federal government, Jon starts to imagine a new future, one where he can leave his past behind. But an unhinged killer with a grudge has other plans. He’s setting a trap for Reznick, one he knows the operative won’t be able to resist. 

In a picturesque fishing village on the Mediterranean coast, a luxury yacht has gone up in flames. Was it a terrible accident or something much more sinister? Jon Reznick must travel overseas, to find out what’s happened to Martha and seek revenge on the psychopath who has put Reznick’s entire future in jeopardy. 

Jon will need all the help he can get to bring him to justice. Fresh out of Quantico, Reznick’s daughter, Lauren, joins him against his wishes, along with hacker Trevelle Williams. But government operatives from across the globe have descended on this quiet vacation destination and will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out.

©2021 J. B. Turner (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Top Notch Storytelling

Hard Vengeance is the ninth book in the Jon Reznick series, and it isn’t holding any punches anymore. As expected with this series – this one is a hard hitting and takes off almost immediately. This time the threat is much more real to Reznick and his immediate family than ever before.

Turner’s storytelling is top notch and you’ll likely have to remind yourself to breath as you’re listening to this one. His pacing is super fast and around every corner feels like there’s another part of the story. Reznick as a character is both brutal but also likeable. His love for the people he holds close is unmatched and his ability to find out what is going on, even when it’s too close to him personally is amazing.

As with all of the other books in this series, Jeffrey Kafer really brings his A game and turns this good book into a great one. His narration really adds a lot to these stories and I’d honestly have a hard time listening to Jon Reznick if it were narrated by anyone else from this point on.

Overall, I really enjoyed Hard Vengeance and I’m glad that I picked it up. I finished it in a couple of sittings and wish I’d had more time to listen to it. If I could have started and finished it in one day I would have.

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Very good Resnick story..

This was a good Jon Resnick book but I'm not real crazy about his daughter, Lauren. Or maybe it's just the way her words were written and then spoken by the narrator. There was something very arrogant and smug about her.

Overall, it was a good story about a killer who was definitely a psychopath and it took a while for Jon to realize the bad guy was really after him.

A touch of romance and the F-bomb was used 90 times.

As for the narration: Jeffrey Kafer isn't a very good narrator. All the women sound like men and all the men sound just alike. AND he reads without emotion. C'mon, JK, it's 2021! Time to learn how to be a better narrator.

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Don’t bother

I have read all previous books in this series and listened to this particular one. First couple of chapters were acceptable then the story began to lose structure. The ending was pitiful-really pitiful. The narrator lacked any ability to draw you into the story and was overly aggressive throughout. Very poor story to work with.

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Foreboding...

I think the dialogue is one of the worst things about this book. Imagine two actors play out some of the dialog, made me laugh.. Spoiler alert! There are so many logic flaws to the story. The bad guy lives on the island for six months? And before that in Africa recruiting an underwater bomb expert I guess long before Martha even herself knows she will be on a yacht?
All of this to just poison him with booze? Just not worth the read! Not at all.

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Turner comes through again

Loving the Reznick series. Great distraction from life. Wonderful audible accompaniment to my daily exercise routine.

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International intrigue

It was an interesting listen with a key character returning from a previous book. This book had Reznick a step behind all the time. Maybe it was so for once the listener feels they aren't slow on figuring it out. More action and less mystery in this book.

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don't bother

should have listened to the reviews. not worth the credit. I would have returned it, but i truly thought it would get better.

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Great mystery

It held my attention until the end. Anxious to read more like this. The author is on point.

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And yet another excellent story.

You just have to love the complexities presented. Not wanting to put an spoilers out number nine is one the best yet.
Jeffrey Kafer is still one of the best narrators out there. I have already pre-ordered kindle book #10, Hard Fire.

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Awesome

Awesome Book and a Great Performance by the Narrator. Totally worth the purchase. Thanks!

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