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From the 11th storey of a Los Angeles high-rise, Nate looks out on the city - the traffic, the trees and the beach beyond. He breathes deeply. And then he moves one foot off the ledge and into thin air. But before he can jump, gunshots ring out from within the building. A robbery is in progress. And Nate, with nothing to lose but the life he was about to give up, decides to intervene. What happens next plunges Nate into mortal danger...and reunites him with the family he hasn't known for years - a family he will do anything to protect. 

Packed with twists and suspense, hurtling forward at relentless speed, The Survivor is a gripping, unforgettable story of sacrifice, redemption and heroism.

©2012 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A most enjoyable read

A great story, well written and extremely well read. Loved every minute.

More like this, please.

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Awesome!

A real page turner. Had a sleepless night listening to it - it is that good!

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Highly recommended

Only just discovered this author, if the rest of his books are as good as this one I can't wait to read them.

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Excellent!

My first book by Greg Hurwitz...thoroughly enjoyed it, won't be the last:-) fast paced, I recommend it to everyone who enjoys a bit of action and a good resolution at the end.

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Gripping.

This was a really great listen and I kept wanting to come back to it as soon as possible. It is nothing ground breaking nor is it unpredictable; but you do want to keep it going to the bitter end!

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Brilliant...

What did you like most about The Survivor?

A fast pace book that I could not and did not want to stop listening to. Most enjoyable!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jay!!!

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

Everything ... I just love Jeff Harding's narration

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A really good plot

I really enjoyed most of this book it was just the rather graphic explanations of truly gruesome torture that got to me. The plot was excellent and an interesting take on the way someone who knows they have little time left deals with some of the violence sent his way. A good listen if you are not squeamish. Interesting characters and fairly well read.

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not as good as some of his others

it started off good suicide / bank robbery then moved in to whiny teenager daughter mode, I cant even remember the end 3 days after I finished the book

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Monotone

I've been listening to the authors books and Orphan X is 5 times as good. Everybody seems to have a horrible nasal voice and the narrater makes the main character the most boring guy I've ever heard of!! Big shame after the last two I've listened to.

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The Survivor - enjoyable but predictable

The Survivor - enjoyable but predictable
A different storyline in a way but also predictable
Great narration by Jeff

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  • Lia
  • 22-08-17

Dark Story

I usually fly through Greg Hurwitz's novels. But this one - just really really dark and I'd have to say way too dark for me.... The lead character is a vet with a terminal diagnosis of ALS, and he sees his dead best friend/fellow soldier in disturbing visions. While the story was interesting and the lead character sympathetic, I found the story mentally difficult to read ... As is the author's way, the story is filled with thrills and chills and horrific bad guys, but I found myself picking up and putting down the story several times before finally finishing it. I guess I wasn't in the mood for a dark and depressing storyline - so I had to give it 3 stars because I literally forced myself to finish the book... That said, I will still wait feverishly for all new books by this author - I'm a huge fan, but this one just didn't work for me.

Jeff Harding was good with the delivery of the story

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  • barnes
  • 09-01-13

I listened to it twice in two weeks

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

I enjoyed it as much as the far fetched but action packed Matthew Reilly books most of which I own.

What did you like best about this story?

The plot was complicated and the characters believable.

Which scene was your favorite?

The beginning in the bank

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

Nope

Any additional comments?

The narrator did a great job of differenciating between the characters. I was never at a loss as to who was who.

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  • Diane Reynolds
  • 30-10-20

Not what I expected

Warning: this book begins with a suicide attempt that is dramatized, discussed and supported by coherent logic.

Once you get past that... it’s a fair amount of action, a solid thriller style plot snd some interesting twists. Like many thrillers there are some overdone dramas, but overall it’s pretty good.

I would recommend to anyone not sensitive to the suicide issues.