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The Tomb Audiobook

The Tomb: Repairman Jack #1

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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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    M. G. Smith Oxford, PA, United States 10-14-12
    M. G. Smith Oxford, PA, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2013

    Mike

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    "Excellent listen, great characters, good reader"
    If you could sum up The Tomb in three words, what would they be?

    Marlowe meets Dresden


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

    The story had few lulls and those were necessary to flesh out the characters, I found myself wanting to warn the characters to be careful. It was fun to hear the banter between protagonist and antagonist and Wilson did not leave the "villain" 2 dimensional but gave us peeks of a man doing what he thought was right regardles of the consequences.


    Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

    Joe Barrett did an excellent job in presenting Repariman Jack


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Tye 08-09-14
    Anne Tye 08-09-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Too many emotional side stories"

    I only made it a few hours into this book. I'm not a fan of a lot of personal backstory, especially when it involves yearning for exes and emotional duress. If you appreciate that kind of character, though, I think this would be a good book.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    C. Davis 09-02-15
    C. Davis 09-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "I'm confused."

    I have enjoyed this series, but I don't get why the author jumped to a story to paranormal. It stretches believability. I plain old don't like it.

    I read repairman jack .05 and loved it. I guess I didn't know what I was getting with this installment. Is this series about " magic" (I'm having trouble labeling it) or is it grounded in reality?

    I see there's a trilogy, book 1, 2 and 3 and then there's another storyline, books 1 through 20.. Which book goes with which storyline and in what order?
    I'm confused.

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    Dan 05-13-14
    Dan 05-13-14
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    "This is some good stuff!"
    Any additional comments?

    Wilson does an excellent job here of creating a hero who feels pulled in two directions. He readily admits who and what he is, but is hurt by others' rejection of that. The pace was steady, the characters were well-developed, the story was fantastic, but well grounded in both modern day settings and well-researched folklore. I will definitely be listening to more by this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 01-04-14
    beth Palm Harbor, FL, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Joe Pitt, Joe Ledger and now Repairman Jack"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Tomb to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the book, only listened to the audio. I find some stories more intriguing when the characters can be heard through the narrator. Some books I prefer to read but not this series as the narrator is excellent. I have actually missed out on some good reads due to poor narration.


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

    I actually got into this series by accident. I received the new Kindle for Mothers day and they offered free books. I downloaded one called the Last Rakosh and wanted more!!
    Edge of my seat may be pushing it a bit but all in all it is a great series, well written and does offer some surprises, for sure


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The alligator and the dog of course: Dynamite comes in small packages...right?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was saddened when the pup was considered dead. Still hoping he is not as I have a few chapters left.
    Also when Jack and his Father have a discussion and realize they missed out on so much and really did not know eachother at all


    Any additional comments?

    I started most of by favorite reads by accident or dumb luck, but The Joe Pitt Series (Charlie Huston) was the first real "Can NOT put it down " series I read. Then I got into Joe Ledger series, by Jonathon Maberry not to mention the amazing series by Peter Brett which started with The Warded Man!! (again dumb luck, but one of the best reads I have ever had) The other series by Mr. Wilson which seems to offer just as much excitement or more and supernatural oddities as the Repairman Jack Books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 09-09-13
    Michael 09-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Kinda like Leverage meets Supernatural"
    If you could sum up The Tomb in three words, what would they be?

    Cerebral, Action, Drama


    What other book might you compare The Tomb to and why?

    Jim Butcher's: Dresdin Files, Simon R. Green: Secret Histories, Simon R. Green: Nightside Series


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

    Mr. Barrett does and excellent job developing each characters voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't have one.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book to a great series. I highly recommend. I remember reading the Keep years and years ago. I was surprised to learn that the stories where connected. The Keep takes place durring WWII (I think). The Tomb starts in the present. Each book in this series builds on earlier books. This is the first in the series; hence, it is a great place to start. Nonetheless, the author has done such a good job that the reader could pick it up in the middle and still enjoy it.

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series."

    I first read this book about 10yrs ago, travel a lot now and was glad to find audio copy. F. Paul Wilson is one of the greatest writers of thriller/scfi. I mean come on Stephen King is the unofficial president of his fan club.

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    cardman 04-04-17
    cardman 04-04-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Great listen!"

    Great story that keeps your interest the whole way through. Will listen to again. Its a shame that The Keep and The Midnight Mass are not available unabridged at audible. Would love to listen to all after this book.

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    samuel claussen 01-14-17
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    "Like the character, not so much the story."
    What could F. Paul Wilson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The narration felt off, especially when Wilson was doing the voice of the daughter. That was more creepy than the book itself!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The main character and his back story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is what I think happened. The author thought up a really great character, and he is! He fell in love with this character, and decided he deserved a book. The author created the character first, and the story came second. The plot was predictable. The big twist was guessed from chapter two. It wasn't scary and the dialogue was forced, as if the author were bending the arm of these characters to get them to talk the way he feels they should.

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    Steve 07-22-16
    Steve 07-22-16 Member Since 2013
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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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