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Zero Sum Audiobook

Zero Sum

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Returning to Tokyo in 1982 after a decade of mercenary work in the Philippines, a young John Rain learns that the killing business is now controlled by Victor, a half-Russian, half-Japanese sociopath who has ruthlessly eliminated all potential challengers. Victor gives Rain a choice: kill a government minister or die a grisly death. But the best route to the minister is through his gorgeous Italian wife, Maria, a route that puts Rain on a collision course not only with Victor but with the shadowy forces behind the Russian's rise to dominance - and the longings of Rain's own conflicted heart.

It's a battle between kingpin and newcomer, master and apprentice, a zero-sum contest that can only end with one man dead and the other the world's foremost assassin.

©2017 Barry Eisler (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Anonymous 02/08/2017
    02/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Once again a fantastic story, and amazing audio. Barry has an amazing voice and his stories are gripping

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    H. M. Markham 16/07/2017
    H. M. Markham 16/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book filling in interesting background."

    Barry Eisler has now established himself as best narrator of his own audiobooks. Story some interesting background about how Rain developed as the go to man for lethal dark ops.

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  • shelley
    Raleigh, NC
    28/06/17
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    "Welcome back John Rain!"

    Oh Thank You Barry Eisler! I've been hoping that John Rain would make an appearance at some point and that the author hadn't given him up. Since he has been writing some other really good stand alone books I was curious if Rain had been retired.
    Anyway back to this book. Basically this book is about John Rain being set up. He's given a difficult assignment of killing a politician by an unbalanced Russian ex spetznaz who is being used by an ex CIA honcho working the wrong side now. The plan is to have Rain complete the job based on intelligence provided by them and they will kill him afterward.
    It's very interesting to listen to his introspective examination of his situation and his calculations of how he he will counterattack and his anxiety over whether he can pull it off. This being a much younger John Rain, he has not yet honed his skills to the lethal weapon he will become.
    I think Eisler does a fantastic job narrating his own books.
    This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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    Thank You.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • J. Carver
    KY
    17/11/17
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    "Another solid Rain saga"

    Glad to have Rain back! Story was intriguing. I have only two small complaints. First, Rain seems a bit untouchable as a main character for me. He never gets hurt or seemingly close to injury which is a bit unbelievable. Second, while I like the narrator, his Italian accent was atrocious. But I enjoyed the book immensely and will listen to the next installment. Oh, last thing...one of the things I LOVE about the author is his use of the language. I always learn five or six words I have never heard with each new book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack
    BELLEVILLE, IL, United States
    01/11/17
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    "A great glimpse back"

    I've enjoyed the entire series of Rain books and this glimpse into his earlier days was very enjoyable and entertaining. As usual, the narrative by the author was excellent. His pronunciation of the names and places in the story is always very informative and really adds to the experience. He also is best suited for knowing exactly what he is wanting to impart with Rain. Glad to see this addition to the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michael Connolly
    25/10/17
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    "Another great John Rain book!"

    Another great John Rain book! Read and or listened to them all. Look forward to another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joe
    Kilauea, HI, United States
    22/09/17
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    "Another Great Rain Story"

    All the elements, familiar characters, new characters, Tokyo backdrop and story that moves right along.

    Mr Eisler is getting better at his already good narration by stretching his characterizations with some fun accents

    Looking forward to the next Livia Lone story but hope Mr Eisler can keep fleshing out the Rain saga

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Techdiverdown
    Denver, Colorado United States
    08/08/17
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    "Not quite up to par with the other books"

    For whatever reason I found this book hard to finish. It's a cerebral thriller, well written and the narration is fine. The story just seems to drag and at times the dialog is oh so boring. Too little action for this character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick C.
    Prairie Village, Kansas - USA
    02/08/17
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    "Starting to sprinkle..."

    Zero Sum contains a great perspective shift at this point in the John Rain series. Mr. Eisler injects the story with his unique talent to provide the conscience behind the killer. This look into Rain-san's past is loaded with a great villain, an intriguing love-interest, and plenty of insight into the psyche of a very complex man. This series is a personal favorite of mine and I recommend starting at the beginning and enjoying them in order. Eisler is a tremendous narrator as well - given his career and apparent unending skill set, I'm starting to wonder if he might be Batman. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    30/07/17
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    "Love my Barry"

    This wonderful production has many smiling, then fast-paced thrilling/scary moment.. TONS of all sorts of info to educate and elucidate us all

    Totally wonderful way to drive to and from orlando on a cpl weekend afternoons

    Barry, WRITE ON

    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    BEKKI SHANKLIN

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • pbbelly
    25/07/17
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    "Another fantastic Rain story!"

    I really enjoyed this Rain book. Mr. Eisler is an exceptionally talented author AND narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United States
    18/07/17
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    "Eisler is the Best Narrator for hosting Books"

    Eisler's pronunciation of Japanese (maybe with a hint of American accent) is certainly a plus. It's nice to have Rain as. "player" again instead of wanting to quit all of the time. It gives the books that take place later in time more depth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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