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Winner Take All Audiobook

Winner Take All: John Rain, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

John Rain has disappeared to Brazil to escape the killing business and the enemies encircling him in Japan. But the CIA isn't willing to lose its premier "natural causes" contract killer, and they force Rain to take on a high-risk assignment: eliminate a ruthless arms dealer operating in Southeast Asia. The upside? Financial, of course, along with the ongoing chimera of moral redemption. But first, Rain will have to survive the downside: a second assassin zeroing in on the target; the target's consort, an alluring and dangerous woman with an agenda of her own; the possibility that the entire mission is nothing but an elaborate setup. From the gorgeous beaches of Rio to the glitzy casinos of Macau to the gritty back streets of Hong Kong and Kowloon, Rain becomes a reluctant player in an international game far deadlier and more insidious than any he has encountered before.

©2004, 2013 Barry Eisler (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Originally published as Rain Storm in 2004

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    Mark 03-03-14
    Mark 03-03-14
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    "Good stuff"

    Barry Eisler does a good job narrating his own books, I prefer his versions over the others. Rain is a fun hero character, and the stories are always exciting. It's easy to get tired of a series if you keep listening to the same one book after book, so I take breaks and go elsewhere, then return. This series is as entertaining as Mike Connelly, Vince Flynn or Brad Thor material, great authors but I can also tire of them. It's like anything else I guess. This idea targets a review that said Eisler's series was same old, same old. They all are after a while. Anyway, glad I found John Rain! If you like thrillers, give this a whirl, you won't be disappointed!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-07-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-07-16 Member Since 2017
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    "What a difference great narration makes!"

    Winner Take All was originally published as Rain Storm with Brian Nishi narrating. I listened to Rain Storm three years ago and rated it 4 stars, but did nor write a review. With Barry Eisler, the author, doing the narration (and also retitling the novel) it is a much better listening experience. Winner Take All is a solid 5 star John Rain novel with Eisler doing the narration. Eisler now narrates all of his own books.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 10-02-17
    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 10-02-17 Member Since 2012
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    "little plowing of new ground"

    Rain visits some different locales, all well described. New characters introduced. Otherwise, not much different than the previous installment. Rain is still a killer with a heart of gold. Eisler's narration is above average for an author.

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    Amazon Customer 09-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Great Listen!"

    Enjoyed listening. Great story line, full of suspense and the narrator always does a great performance.

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    m.w.wood 08-27-17
    m.w.wood 08-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Barry did it gains!"

    This book is wonderful.a tale worthy of the type. This is the 3rd of the series read by the author. A really good series.

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    Debbie Chu Manchester, ct 12-09-16
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    "It will always be Rain for me"

    very good listen so so Glad I found Barry Eisler. beautifully written action packed and the narration is out of this world. loved every minute of it.

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    Loved the book. Highly recommend , glad that the series has additional titles to buy.

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    Josh Alford 09-08-16
    Josh Alford 09-08-16
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    "best book in the series."

    this is definitely my favorite book in the series. The introduction of dox is great. The author did a great job reading the story. Highly recommend.

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    Joe 08-04-16
    Joe 08-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    The author is a great story teller. The story unfolds at a speed someone would use to read a story that is new, to himself. The author is excited about his characters and that excitement is transmitted in the oration.

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    Cholmondeley Santa Barbara, CA United States 07-04-16
    Cholmondeley Santa Barbara, CA United States 07-04-16 Member Since 2006
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    "This one is dazzling."


    Among the best series I've read or listened to. Notice how inexpensive they are.

    I wrote an enthusiastically positive and extended review for Book 1: "Clean Kill in Tokyo."

    Eisler is a smart and accomplished guy. Checkout his website and his Wikipedia bio.

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