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Redemption Games

John Rain, Book 4
Narrated by: Barry Eisler
Series: John Rain, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

After nearly dying while taking out a target in Hong Kong, Rain has a new employer, the Mossad, which wants him to fix a "problem" in Manila. He also has a new partner, Dox, whose good-ol'-boy persona masks a sniper as deadly as Rain himself. And he has a new hope: that by using his talents in the service of something good, he might atone for all the lives he has taken. But when Rain's conscience causes him to botch the Manila hit, he finds out the next problem the Mossad wants fixed is himself. Is Delilah, his Mossad lover, coming to help him? Or was she sent to finish him off?

©2005, 2013 Barry Eisler (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Character growth.

Good fairly simple story. What makes this book stand out is character growth. All the usual spy / assassin stuff you expect from a John Rain novel is here, but also a deepening of the characters. Not only Rain, but also Dox and Delilah.

Makes for an interesting continuation of the series. Will continue to follow it.

As before stellar narration from the author. Hands down the best author narration I've come across, save from some memoir readings.

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  • shelley
  • 20-04-14

REDEMPTION GAMES redeems John Rain series

What did you love best about Redemption Games?

I've tried the John Rain books before and wasn't a big fan, but then I tried the Ben Treven series and wanted more (there are only two so far). So, I went back to John Rain now that Barry Eisler is narrating them - WOW! What a difference. I'm now on a marathon and Love this series. I guess the reader really does make all the difference. This was such a good book. Great story, easy to follow and fast paced. Can't get over the difference, last Rain book I listened to I thought was boring, I'm relistening now and want them all.

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

Barry Eisler narrates wonderfully. He did a smart thing reading his own works. I can't believe these are the same books. Five star listening material!

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  • JC
  • 09-12-17

I’m loving it!

I chose a 5-star rating because it’s John “Freggin’” Rain! Need I say more? No, seriously, Barry Eisler is a genius for having written and narrated this series. And this book, Redemption Games, is one of his best books yet. It has lots of depth to it. And the characters are perfect. I would say more, but I don’t want to give away the element of surprise for when you read this fantastic book. Happy reading!

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  • Lawrence Shelton
  • 20-04-16

Good book in the series

Eisler narrating his own work is fantastic. reads right from the emotional source of the character.
Good story overall, but make sure to listen to the series in sequence. Some of the deeper context of the story does not make sense without it.
I am looking forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Matthew
  • 10-04-14

Solid Rain!

What did you love best about Redemption Games?

Story is great and narration is excellent

Who was your favorite character and why?

Toss up! Rain and Dox. Rain for his depth, Dox for lightheartedness.

Which character – as performed by Barry Eisler – was your favorite?

Dox. Nailed the accent and mannerisms of the character.

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

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  • nona
  • 11-11-19

love this series!

so not only do some crazy things happen to our ‘hero’, but we get a better picture of who Dox is as well. Delilah too! im gonna be sad when this all ends!

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  • Dave Power
  • 13-09-19

so good

Mr Eisler's stories are good, but they are THAT much better when narrated by him.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-09-19

Another of Eisler's great value works

I really like that Eisler reads hos own stories. That way the characters are brought to life just the way the author intends. There was a bit much Delilah here for my taste, but it's just that - a question of preference. The two crucial operational sequences held me from the op prep, right through to execution. There are other John Rain books I enjoyed more, but thats just within the canon. For my money, these are everything that Bond and Reacher aspire to, and fall so far short. Give it a go, its worth it.

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  • Chris Hampton
  • 25-08-19

DOX!

The storyline remains fluid from one scene to the next. As if Rain wasnt great enough, Dox returns and the duo are fantastic!

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  • Mary Anderson
  • 17-09-18

classic john rain

Barry Eisler delivers again with classic John Rain and Dox in intelligence thriller. it segways for more stories

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  • Silverhamr
  • 08-06-18

Excellent Non-Stop, Thrills!!

Love this series! The author is a fantastic narrator and each character is recognizable. Highly recommended!!