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Summary

In this tour de force - part historical thriller, part modern adventure - from the New York Times best-selling author of I, Sniper, Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why WWII’s greatest sniper was erased from history…and why her disappearance still matters today.

Ludmilla "Mili" Petrova was once the most hunted woman on Earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.

But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history.

Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili’s military service. The more Swagger learns about Mili’s last mission, the more he’s convinced her disappearance was no accident - but why would the Russian government go to such lengths to erase the existence of one of their own decorated soldiers? And why, when Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a research trip to the Carpathian Mountains, is someone trying to kill them before they can find out?

As Bob Lee Swagger, "one of the finest series characters ever to grace the thriller genre, now and forever" (Providence Journal-Bulletin), races to put the pieces together, Sniper's Honor takes listeners across oceans and time in an action-packed, compulsive listen.

©2014 Stephen Hunter (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Derek
  • 15-03-15

Not outstanding but well preformed

Good narrator, somewhat improbable, but overall, very entertaining and I enjoyed the presentation. Will look for more Swagger tales

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  • Student
  • 18-05-18

When is the best

I didn’t particularly like the last Bob Lee book, but this was one of the best. I only have one more to read which is kind of sad. I hope it’s as good as this one. It had it all, Bob Lees cunning, some action, adventure, and a historical context.

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  • Timberforester
  • 08-05-18

Excellent as always

These remain to be well done. I especially like the accuracy when des cribing the balistics. Recomend the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-09-17

Less action but a deep dive into the Easter Front.

This felt like it took a while to get going and ultimately never did. I have never read a Bob Lee book that jumped back and forth so much between historical and present.

Pros: I learned a lot about the Eastern Front.
Bob Lee is still grumpy.

Con: It wasn't my favorite iteration from Hunter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-17

Swagger is the best!!

I have always loved the Swagger stories, ever since I saw the Shooter movie. Of course, the books are sooooooo much better! And now, being able to listen to a great narrator makes it even better! Thank you to everyone involved!

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  • Ray T.
  • 06-03-17

awesome

Another great work by Mr. Hunter. I have come to expect no less. very well done.

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  • chris
  • 16-02-17

Don't expect your typical Bob Lee story

Hunter was my favorite author for years in my teens, as I loved the Swagger books. After discovering Stephen King and as Bob Lee got old I stopped reading Hunter for years. I decided to give him another shot with Snipers Honor and was disappointed. I came very close to returning this book because it was SOOO boring for the first half. Instead, I ended up skipping more than a few chapters that were particularly boring, and was then able to finish because it did improve a little bit in the last half. This book was definitely more of a historical Detective story then action pack Bob Lee classic. Also, as many other reviews pointed out, the plot was a little thin and just somehow it all manage to work out in the end.

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  • David Quist
  • 07-04-16

Good historical lesson and neat story but...

The plot is very robust but lacks a lot of glue to make the story even remotely plausible. It is a fun listen and the production value was very good but you have to take a lot of liberties with some of the plot twists.

I have loved Stephen Hunter books since my first (The Master Sniper) and I'm happy that I listen to this one but like not recommend it as an introductionto the Bob Lee Swagger anthology.

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  • Jeff
  • 30-03-16

not up to Hunter and Swagger's usual standards

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If the friend were a Hunter/Swagger fanatic (like myself) yes.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

The story jumps back and forth between WWII and modern making it harder to follow

What aspect of Buck Schirner’s performance would you have changed?

Schirner was fine

Was Sniper's Honor worth the listening time?

Yes, but I really needed to focus to follow the back and forth

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  • Dirk D Wilson
  • 22-07-15

Bob the investigator

An aging Bob the Nailer turns more to investigator than sniper looking into the past at a WW II sniper forgotten on purpose. A Bob Lee Swager book wouldn't be complete without a bit of action and at least 1 long shot...this book didn't disappoint!!!!