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  • Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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The Survivor

Written by: Gregg Hurwitz
Narrated by: Scott Brick
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Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.

He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Ukrainian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Now blocked from getting into the bank vault to retrieve the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate a horrifying ultimatum: Either break in and acquire the item or watch Pavlo slowly kill the people Nate loves most - his estranged wife, Janie, and his teenaged daughter, Cielle. Nate lost them both when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he’s got one chance to protect the people he loves, even if it’s the last thing he is able to do.

©2012 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Never a dull moment

This book would be a good choice to make into an action packed nail biting movie!

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This one may make you cry!

This is an emotional book, with some heavy topics. Trigger warnings for anyone with PTSD!

The Main character, Nate, has been through hell and is currently struggling after returning home from military duty. It all seems too much for him to handle, when suddenly, life turns his already hectic world on edge and places his estranged family in the crosshairs; maybe finally giving him something to live for.

Gregg Hurwitz (who has quickly become one of my favorites)can really get you invested in characters even though this is a standalone book, and I absolutely love anything Scott Brick reads!

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terrible book

so depressing through out especially the ending. do not buy this dog of a book complete waste of hours.

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