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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?

Get another Repairman Jack fix.
©1998 F. Paul Wilson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"F. Paul Wilson weaves spells with words." (Dean Koontz)
"A riveting combination of detective story and horror fiction....This thriller is fast-action fun!" (Publishers Weekly)
100 Must-Read Thrillers (International Thriller Writers)

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Listened to Repair Man Jack early years first

I listened to the three Repair man Jack early years books. They were great. Loved the story. Loved the reader. Really enjoyed it. Was excited to see him in the official series. Huge disappointment. Listened to the whole thing and couldn't believe it. This was not the repair man Jack I knew. Really turned off from trying more books in the series.

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Unexpected, but very good

After starting with the very realistic "early years" trilogy of Repairman Jack, this book about monsters and magic took me by surprise. I was very skeptical at first, but got into the story as it progressed and couldn't stop listening to the last hour and a half as the conclusion will have you on the edge of your seat. I had guessed most of the plot twists by about halfway through, but that didn't detract much from the story. Great performance from the narrator, including a very convincing Indian accent.

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New kind of read for me.

This book was interesting for me. Kind of a different read. It was narrated well. There were a few surprises that I did not expect. Enjoyed.

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Great listen

the narrator did a very decent job at bringing this story alive. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around how one person did so many characters and different voices.

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Ending....WHAT? WHAT??? WHAT????????

Would you listen to The Tomb again? Why?

Great book, along the lines of Jack Reacher meets the Supernatural. Held my attention the whole time.

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

Awesome Story except the Ending...As I heard the ending, I was like..."WHAT???" Seriously..Talk about Cliffhanger! You have to listen to book 2 to find out. (Didn't like being forced to get book 2 right away just to have closure)

Any additional comments?

Great Book, Story was riveting, Character was awesomely refreshing.

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  • Forrest
  • valrico, FL, United States
  • 04-13-15

Very engaging

I read repairman jack the early years series and liked it, the tomb was an interesting tack into the weird/ semi supernatural. Very good story

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Very Disappointing

What disappointed you about The Tomb?

Listened to the prequel trilogy first and based on those continued onto the 1st books in the Repairman Jack series. And found them very disappointing. Annoying characters, silly plot and mediocre narration --perhaps just spoiled by the really excellent narration of the prequels.

What could F. Paul Wilson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Get rid of Gia and daughter who aren't worthy of Jack's time. Also clean up inconsistencies between prequel books and this earlier (but chronologically later) book.

What three words best describe Joe Barrett’s performance?

Just ok.

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

Disappointment. Thought I'd read a bunch of them but only got 30 minutes into the 2nd book before giving up completely. eeeeek!

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  • Susan
  • Bartonville, TX
  • 03-10-15

They need a leash law.

I was excited to start this series about this mysterious character Repairman Jack. Jack is a kind man with a little something extra, however, he feels the need to show himself to his family and friends as an underachiever and a bit of a thug. He does this with the hope of hiding his peculiar profession.

When he is asked by an ex girlfriend to help find her missing Aunt he is also contacted by a very strange, foreign man, with deep pockets, who is desperate to have him find a stolen family air loom. As the story unfolds he starts to realize that the two cases may be related but has no idea how that could be possible. To protect his ex-girlfriend and her family he must find out more about this odd man, his beautiful sister, why they are in America and what they want.

An old curse, things that go bump in the night and a little romance made this an exciting read. There is a book before this one that I will be reading before going on in the series.

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  • Ted
  • WINSLOW, AZ, United States
  • 03-01-15

Not #2 - Skip this.

If you could sum up The Tomb in three words, what would they be?

Out of order.

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

Interesting plot. Had to get past the idea that this book wasn't going to answer the plot lines left hanging from Cold City - Book .5.

Any additional comments?

I found this series and thought it would be fun to read the books in order. This book is fine it just doesn't come after Cold City. Skip this book until later. It seems like it is about 10 years after the first book. Book 3 - Dark City picks up where Cold City left off.

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big gaps left from cold city

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A younger friend maybe, they have some time left; but an older friend I'd advise to use their time more wisely.

If you’ve listened to books by F. Paul Wilson before, how does this one compare?

I was looking forward to finding out what happened with all of the open situations at the end of Cold City only to find out that this book takes over years after that. On top of that it is much more a science fiction story than Cold City was. Not certain that I will give the balance of the series another chance. Overall a bit disappointed.

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

the reader was acceptable, better than many but not as good as a few.