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Summary

Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond's grandson was an aid volunteer in the former Yugoslavia. After he was murdered, Edmond sought revenge by hiring an ex-Vietnam special forces agent to hunt the killer down: Cal Dexter, ex-Vietnam Special Forces, the one man who could bring the killer to justice. But what starts as a personal, domestic tragedy soon explodes into a terrifying drama on the centre stage of world terrorism.

©2004 Frederick Forsyth (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"[N]o page lacks interest and the novel's second half...is pure gold." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Forsyth's extraordinary care with detail, his solid voice, and his exquisite pacing make this a totally engrossing thriller." ( Booklist)

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Just a great storyteller.

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

Pretty good read 7 out of 10. I hadn't read Forsyth's stuff for a while but have kicked off with this book and just realyl enjoyed it. Found myself engrossed in the story and would recommend it to anyone who likes this type of yarn.

What other book might you compare Avenger to, and why?

It has to be COBRA the follow up to AVENGER.

Have you listened to any of Eric Conger’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not to my knowledge.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Great thriller.

Any additional comments?

Good story,well read

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Excellent Forsyth

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An excellent read that had me tied to my armchair until the book was finished. I look forward to my next Frederick Forsyth novel.

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Excellent

Thanks to Audible I’ve become a Forsyth devotee & I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I listened to The Cobra, the follow-up to Avenger, beforehand but despite being out of order it didn’t affect my enjoyment. If you like Forsyth then you’ll like this. Eric Conger was a good narrator too.

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a bit long winded and violent

too much violence but a clever story with i Guess accurate historical details. I lost the plot rather but despite all finished it

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Well researched

A gripping and well researched story. I learned a lot about the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. But the narrator mispronounced several words, which was very weird and irritating.

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Engrossing Storyline

What made the experience of listening to Avenger the most enjoyable?

First class research gives the storyline a credible plausability

What was one of the most memorable moments of Avenger?

A subtle twist at the end

Which character – as performed by Eric Conger – was your favourite?

The avenger himself

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Rendered subject to the law

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Forsyth has done it again.

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

at the moment. one the top books I have read.

What did you like best about this story?

Forsyth is a polished writer, his research is accurate and his story weaves in and out of recent historical facts - a terrific listen.

What does Eric Conger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His accents are good and he brings gravitas to the story.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Spellbinding, gripping a true Forsyth.

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly recommend.

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AVENGER

this is my favourite listen. I never get tired of the story line which in my opinion is very cleverly crafted and extremely informative of the events of the time one of the best listen for a long time

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Great Read

Well written, tension maintained throughout, believeable, and good narration. Good character building and twist at end.

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An unsung master piece from a master

A brilliant story full of facts and intrigue, with some unique twists and turns, in which a Serb war criminal, and underworld arms dealer is tracked.