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Extremis Audiobook

Extremis: John Rain, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

Even for an average citizen, a love triangle is dangerous business. For assassin John Rainn - "one of the most compelling lead characters in the genre" (USA Today) it's going to be downright deadly.

When Rain learns that his former lover, Midori, has been raising their child in New York, Rain senses a chance for reconciliation, perhaps even for redemption. But Midori and the child are being watched by Rain's enemies, and Rain's sudden appearance puts them in terrible danger. To save them, Rain is forced to use the same deadly talents he had been hoping to leave behind. With the help of Tatsu, his one-time nemesis in the Japanese FBI; and Dox, the former Marine sniper whose good ol' boy persona masks a killer as deadly as Rain himself, Rain races against time to bring his enemies into the open and eliminate them forever. But to finish the job, he'll need one more ally: Mossad operative Delilah, a woman for whom Rain's hopes with Midori represent an altogether different kind of threat....

©2014 Barry Eisler (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    12/09/15
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    "Superb Book!"

    In 2012 and 2013 Barry Eisler republished the first six novels in his John Rain series with new titles. Extermis, John Rain Book 5, was originally titled The Last Assassin.

    Extremis is one of Eisler's best novels and is a auperb action thriller. It is filled with action and suspense. It also shows more than any other book in the series the humanity and the emotional side of John Rain. I love this book and recommend it without qualification. Earlier books in the series provide some helpful background on Rain, Dox, Madori, Dalilah, ,and other characters, but Extremis provides sufficient background that reading the earlier books in the series is unnecessary.

    When Eisler retitled the books, he also changed the narrator of the audiobooks to himself, an excellent improvement.

    Eisler is a big name author of thrillers. He and other authors including J. A. (Joe) Konrath were leaders in the movement toward self publishing. All lovers of reading owe them a debt of gratitude for reducing the cost of books at retail. Previously unknown authors who could not get published, such as the superb British author Mark Dawson, owe them an even larger debt. Thank you Barry!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    Bowie, MD, United States
    31/03/15
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    "Love The Angst in Rain"
    If you could sum up Extremis in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, compelling, and sad.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Extremis?

    When John returns to New York to save Midori only to be confronted at the airport by two thugs. Hope did they know? He disposes of them only to be turhed away by Midori. When he realizes what has happened to,his carefully constructed but impossible dream, it is sad. Then he returns to find his friend dying. The ending gives hope though.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one where it dawns on him that there is life and it is up to him to find it. Dox and Delilah are waiting.


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

    Assassins are human. Check Out Rains.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Barry Eisler's narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • pscs
    Texas
    18/03/15
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    "Every book BARRY writes is Excellent!"

    Barry is superb. His stories are involved and interesting. I love reading books where I learn something. He intertwines real life events and gives you a real flavor of the country and people. On to the next in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kiwi Kane
    Charlotte, NC United States
    14/02/15
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    "awesome"

    I really enjoyed this book and love the series, I was both happy and sad about the way it ended as I like the characters

    looking forward to the next one in the series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tairlight
    03/12/16
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    "love this series"

    The wit, and string of relationships developing keep you laughing, almost crying, and wanting for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josh Alford
    12/10/16
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    "This audiobook series is worth every penny"

    Once again, Barry Eisler brings a solid read with action so draped in realism you'll feel like it's the best non-fiction spy book you ever read. Eisler also nails the narration which is highly unusual for an author reading his own books. Awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Lay
    28/08/16
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    "Superb as are all his books."

    Eisler is an engaging author with a combination of well researched, informative details, along with suspense, sexual tension, and complex human relationships.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lawrence Shelton
    20/05/16
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    "Emotional masterpiece"

    Enjoyed every word. Well crafted emotional turmoil amidst some epic confrontation. would recommend the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carl A. Fletcher
    san diego, ca
    29/03/16
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    "My favorite writer"

    I am a huge fan of Barry Eisler and deeply appreciate the fact that for the most part the CIA programs are real. he narrates all his books and has the right choice for the character. This is my second round of listening to all the Rain books. The books move fast, excellent inner monologue, steamy sex scenes and a good deal of tech talk. I call him the "Japanese Jack Reacher". I enjoy that the character often questions his own motives and ethical compass.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie McGee
    07/02/16
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    "The best yet!!!"
    What did you love best about Extremis?

    Rain's internal dialogue is fascinating and really lets you get inside his head and experience what he is going through and how he is changing and questioning his actions, motives, and future.


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

    The plot ws gripping.


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

    Barry's performance of his books is brilliant. He totally brings every character to life and makes you care about them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laugh just about every time Dox speaks. And yes, this book brought the tears too, especially in the scenes with Rain and Tots, and with Rain and his son. Poignant, believable and achingly real.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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