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Publisher's Summary

The most dangerous man in the world is back.

David Morrell's First Blood introduced Rambo, who joined the ranks of Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter as an international thriller icon. In this sequel, Rambo is in prison for his one-man war against a small-town police chief. His former commanding officer, Colonel Trautman, arrives with a promise to release him, with two conditions. First, Rambo must return to the Vietnamese prison camp from which he escaped and find the missing Americans rumored to be prisoners there. The second condition? Don't rescue the prisoners. Only bring back photographs. Under no circumstances engage the enemy. For Rambo, the first part is difficult. But the second is impossible. This novelization and the film have many differences. Listen to the story that the film could have had.

"David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller writer living today, bar none."
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Columbus Affair 

"Morrell, an absolute master of the thriller, plays by his own rules and leaves you dazzled."
--Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author of 77 Shadow Street

"The father of the modern action novel."
--Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Kill Shot

©1985 David Morrell (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Another great performance and story!

Where does Rambo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not the best by any means, but certainly enjoyable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rambo?

The suspense and action

Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

The Rambo character for sure - Once again, Eric Dove did a great job at making Rambo sound just like Sylvester Stallone did in the movies.

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

Action packed thriller!

Any additional comments?

If you enjoyed the Rambo Film series, it's almost a certainty that you'll enjoy the book as well.

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Much better than the movie!!!

Give this book a listen! This version of Rambo is much better than the movie version! Awesome narrator and author!

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A must for any Rambo fan!

If your a fan of the movie you are going to absolutely love this book.

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Love this so much!!

I loved the sequel to First Blood but the novelization of it is so good. The details for this are so thorough, you feel the pain that Rambo’s feeling.

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Awesome! just awesome

I turned the light switch of Life on off just so I could focus on this great audiobook, which was read perfectly by an awesome narrator. this is by far the best free audio book at Audible.

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Rambo should have killed Murdock

Just like the movie Murdock is aloud to live. If Rambo really wanted to screw the system and show it was war like Murdock needed to die.

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must listen for fans of the movie

the movie had better one liners, but as far as a actual story there's no comparison.

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Wow that takes me back.

Just like the movie. Incredible, interesting and full of the horror of war. Sacrifice provides freedom.

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Disappointing

I’m a huge Rambo fan who recently read “first blood” and I was blown away by how good it was so naturally I read the next book in the series. The covers say both books were written by the same person but it’s hard to believe. The main reason I read novelizations, is insight into the characters thinking. Where it was a tenet of the first book there is little of it here. The narrator who performed flawlessly in the first book was ok this time around, but his Vietnamese accent was hard to take. In short if you’ve seen Rambo 2 you’ve basically already heard the book as there is very little difference between the two.

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The Advantage of Hindsight

Yeah, this time the book had the advantage of hindsight because David Morrell wrote this novelization after the film had been made but not released. He starts this audiobook with a foreword about the context of his decision and his initial reluctance to write it, but he did a great job in creating back stories for the Vietcong characters. Against his credit, the Hulk-smash-his-way-free-from-bondage scene was a bit stupid. To his credit, however, the helicopter-on-helicopter fight scene was an improvement because he acknowledged that the back blast from a shoulder-fired rocket would have killed everyone on board. Last but not least, the narrator does an exceptionally good job, for his Vietnamese accents were hauntingly accurate, and he also made Co sound as though she were actually dying and Banks, as if he were genuinely drained of strength. Sadly, his Russian accent was too nasal and somewhat off target.

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  • 09-06-19

Loved this book brilliant from start to finish:)

David Morrell wrote another brilliant book, narrated so well by Eric G. Dove, loved the intro before the book started :)

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  • 12-07-20

I wish Rambo was my dad

great story well read very immersive 10 /10 i feel like I was in Vietnam

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  • Joy Division 333
  • 12-03-20

Awesome as always.

Amazing listen brings more emotion than the film.
Just don't listen to the intro if you don't know the original ending to first blood.

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  • Steven P.
  • 09-18-20

great action

great book best novelisations of a movie I have read. great action better than the movie