This tie-in novel to Fox's groundbreaking TV show 24 answers the question of what happened to CTU agent Jack Bauer after the thrilling final moments of the last season. The time is 5:00 PM. One hour ago, federal agent Jack Bauer was declared a fugitive. If he wants to survive, he must get out of the country, and he doesn't have much time. With his former colleagues in the Counter Terrorist Unit now dead, under arrest, or shut down, Jack has no resources to call upon, no back-up, and nowhere to go - only his determination can drive him on. One thing remains clear to him: the promise he made to his daughter Kim. Jack vows that he will see Kim one last time to tell her he loves her - before he drops off the radar forever. Meanwhile, a hastily-assembled FBI task force set out to track down and capture Jack, even as a covert operations unit of Russia's SVR set out to do the same - only the remit of the Russians is to kill on sight. As the clock runs down, Jack must face old friends and past enemies in a desperate race to stay one step ahead of the hunters, leaving them with a grim warning - Stay out of my way, and I'll be gone within 24 hours. You'll never see me again. Come after me - and you'll regret it.
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Fast Paced excitement
Jack Bauer. He has his target and goes for it, and he cares about what he is doing - he is human
There are so many which show different aspects of this complex character to pick out just one.
Action All The Way.
The book picks up where the eighth TV series ended and answers many of the questions not answered. I wish I had been able to listen to it all in one go. I will definitely listen to it again. Bring us more of these stories - please
Maybe in the distant future, it's not much fun when you know whats going to happen.
Jacks Back and kicks more ass than the entire US marines.
Fred delivers Jack and leaves his enemies kicking and screaming
If only I had that kind of time.
"Jack is not to be messed with!"
I did not read the print, but the audio version was worth the listen.
Is this really a question? Jack 'freaking' Bauer. Why? Let me think, Jack Bauer doing what he does best, out thinking, and hurting people in innovative ways. He is the ultimate survivalist and this story showcases that.
He brought life to the characters and accents where needed. His voice seemed a little odd to me at first, but it quickly grew on me and matched perfect with the book sequences.
When I figured out who the assassin was. I had been missing her as of late. I was then in one glorious sentence, reunited with her. Also, when Jack's partner got the bad deal of the stick. I don't want to give too much away, but I didn't see that coming. I felt your pain Jack.
If you love 24. Get this audio book. I am not sure why other listeners didn't care for it, but I write action novels and read them, so I'd like to think I know what's good and what's not. This was a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jack Bauer for President.
"Great Parallel to the 24 Series"
I was so pleased to have found this book. As a huge fan of the "24" series, it was so easy to visualize the characters as I listened to the story. The writing and the narration is great. My only suggestion to the narrator is that he could have used a lowered pitched voice when reciting Jack's lines to match that deep, velvet-like voice of Kiefer Sutherland. My one suggestion to the author is to please write more audio books on the "24" series. I'd buy every one of them!
This book was an excellent listen and kept me engaged from beginning to end, twice now!
It was a very good book with Jack Bauer. If you like 24 you will love this book!!!
"Disappointed but still love Jack"
I kept getting lost as the story line seems to jump. Also, feel a stronger male voice should read the audit book.
Yes, anything about Jack Bauer I would give more than one, two or more chances
Not really, but would do it again
I hope the next audio book about 24 will be more deliberate in the story line and will be read by a stronger male voice.
"Great addition to the 24 series."
Didn't read the print version.
Typical Jack Buer... nuff said.
All actions scenes were done in 24 fashion.
"Not a worthy prequel to Live Another Day"
No - the story was more applicable to a late teenager / early twenties reader looking for a time waster novel. This title is nowhere near the work produced by - for example - 24 Screenwriter Vince Flynn, nor does it come close to any of the other major series in this genre. I am a die hard 24 fan, and am sad to say I am disappointed.
No - this title is simply lacking.
I have not. I thought his vocal performance was quite good, though I must say his voice never grew on me. If you like his voice, you will find a good vocal performance here.
No, too predictable, not worthy of the title 24.
I had very high hopes that this novel would be a knock out, but unfortunately was disappointed. The story seemed to be a 'bolt on' in order to waste time while the 'ultimate goal' of Jack could be accomplished. Sorry for being vague, but I don't wish to spoil the plot for those willing to give it a shot.
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