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The Survivor Audiobook

The Survivor

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Publisher's Summary

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Ukrainian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Now blocked from getting into the bank vault to retrieve the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate a horrifying ultimatum: Either break in and acquire the item or watch Pavlo slowly kill the people Nate loves most - his estranged wife, Janie, and his teenaged daughter, Cielle. Nate lost them both when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he’s got one chance to protect the people he loves, even if it’s the last thing he is able to do.

©2012 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    THERESA SWAYZE 11-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok"

    The book neeeded an editor who knew how to cut the bullshit. If you cut half of the drag out forever bad things happening one after the other and just do half this would have been 5 stars. The author goes on and on in putting the good guy in bad situations and finally at the end he gets proactive and follows thru instead of half assing it.
    There are some tears and not the happiest ending but there was no way to do a completely happy ending and stay realistic. But it end with a smile. The writing is great but long way to long.

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    Stephen C. 10-27-16
    Stephen C. 10-27-16
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    "Better than expected"

    Kept me interested until the end. Enjoyed the story and the performance. This is the first book I've listened to read by Scott Brick. He did a very good job. Would like to listen to more read by him.

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    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 10-27-16
    joan YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY, United States 10-27-16 Member Since 2016

    74 y o avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books

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    "well written but..."

    Too unbelievable - coincidence riddled. Enjoyed it for a while but I couldn't get past the coincidences and on and on back story and subplots.

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    R POLLOCK PINES, CA, United States 10-25-16
    R POLLOCK PINES, CA, United States 10-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Kept waiting for this to take off"

    This book had potential but consistently falls in to several proverbial stories we've heard before. Skip this book.

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    Amazon Customer 10-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Edge of the seat action"

    Can't type now. The adrenaline is still pumping. I going to go fix myself a drink.

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    James 10-15-16
    James 10-15-16
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    "What an unbelievable slog"

    Ludicrous storyline with ridiculous villains narrated in an overly dramatic fashion. Terribly immature writing. One wonders how this thing ever got published. Save yourself the time and credit.

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    Linda Darlene Beverlin LAREDO, MO, US 10-13-16
    Linda Darlene Beverlin LAREDO, MO, US 10-13-16 Member Since 2017

    Just sew and sew

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    "NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART"
    Has The Survivor turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes... I don't want a book that is going to make sad and cry. I could not finish the book. I would say that I would have kept from my husband who suffered with PTSD for 47 years.


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?

    performance ok


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

    extreme sadness


    Any additional comments?

    warn any PTSD sufferers that this may cause flash backs.

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    William 10-12-16
    William 10-12-16
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    "another twist of fate"

    Terminal death has a way of changing our out look on life and our actions in the now. Wonderful adventure of a family being restored through the worst things possible.

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    David W Cochrane 10-11-16 Member Since 2016

    The picture is of my cat Beansy. I have problems seeing well and Audible is a wonderful and affordable service. Thank you!

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    "I hated for it to be done."

    Scott Brick has become one of my favorite narrators. He is always engaging in the way he presents the material. I think he did a very good job with foreign accents. Well done.

    The story was very interesting. We went back and picked up some history and the flow was good bringing us back to the present.

    In amongst the mystery, suspense and action we had scattered touching family stuff. I am an old softy, a father, grandfather and great grandfather to girls. And these stories touched me deeply.

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    Terry Plano, tx United States 10-11-16
    Terry Plano, tx United States 10-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow! Good stuff!"

    Hit all the buttons; action, mystery, engaging characters and well paced with great narration. Worth the credit!

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