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Publisher's Summary

What makes a legendary assassin? For John Rain, it was the lessons of love, war, and betrayal he learned in Tokyo in 1972.

Fresh from the killing fields of Southeast Asia, Rain works as a bagman under the watchful eye of his CIA handler, delivering cash to corrupt elements of the Japanese government. But when a delivery goes violently wrong, Rain finds himself in the crosshairs of Japan’s most powerful yakuza clan. To survive, Rain strikes a desperate deal with his handler: take out a high-profile target in the Japanese government in exchange for the intel he needs to eliminate his would-be executioners.

As Rain plays cat and mouse with the yakuza and struggles to learn his new role as contract killer, he also becomes entangled with Sayaka, a tough, beautiful ethnic Korean woman confined to a wheelchair. But the demands of his dark work are at odds with the longings of his heart - and with Sayaka’s life in the balance, Rain will have to make a terrible choice.

©2014 Barry Eisler (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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excellent audiobook

Barry Eisler does it again. Fantastic book and he does a great job as narrator.

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Stolen

Audiuble books I have bought and listened to are missing.
And it's really pissing me off.

The listing is still in my library.

Only gone from my ipad .. Just befor I killed it I discouvered all the files were still avalable on my iphone... So some apple upegrade on my ipad is blocking some of my books. This is even more pissing offf.

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Great Prequel to the series!!!

Great Prequel to the series. It gives a little more depth to an awesome character.

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Barry Eisler never disappoints.

If you could sum up Graveyard of Memories in three words, what would they be?

Rain's early years.

What did you like best about this story?

The narration. Having the author read his own words is pretty amazing and Eisler does a fantastic job.

Which scene was your favorite?

So many! Maybe the setting up of the hit in the bath house. It showed how detailed Rain can get t make a hit look like natural causes.

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

I laughed a lot! Some of the lines were just hysterical.

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One of his best

I love the John Rain books. Barry Eisler is an amazing author and has a very unique style of his own. Even more amazing is that he's an equally great narrator. This book in addition to the thrills has some real sensitivity and warmth which strangely adds to this book though it would seem at odds with the killing machine that John Rain is.

His 2 previous books weren't as good as the original Rain books, but this one made up for them.

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Great book

Loved that we now know the whole back story on John Rain. Love the character.

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Could have not had 45 minutes of sex content? GRRR

What did you like best about Graveyard of Memories? What did you like least?

Did not like the constant sexual content that went on forever. A detailed play by play. John Rain is a killer and we wanted more action, not sexual action. Can not listen to book when children or friends are with us. Liked the younger John Rain how he developed his style and techniques in killing.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Leave out the sexual content. Like the previous book were. Say going to bed and then the next morning. This one was really XXXX rated. Seems like the previous one has sexual content also. Why change when you have readers who like your style of writing.

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

Have grown to love his different voices for different characters.

Was Graveyard of Memories worth the listening time?

Yes I enjoyed the non sexual parts very well.

Any additional comments?

Lose the bad sex.

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Another excellent John Rain Story

This story kept me listening non stop. Barry Eisler did a great job on all fronts.

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Great background

Great background for the rest of the novels to come. A great read well worth the time.

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Just another good one from Eisler

What was one of the most memorable moments of Graveyard of Memories?

You just get the feel of being there while the hunt begins and finishes.

What about Barry Eisler’s performance did you like?

Soft voice, highlighting the right words at the exact moment needed

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