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Avenger

Narrated by: Eric Conger
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond's grandson was an aid volunteer in the former Yugoslavia. After he was murdered, Edmond sought revenge by hiring an ex-Vietnam special forces agent to hunt the killer down: Cal Dexter, ex-Vietnam Special Forces, the one man who could bring the killer to justice. But what starts as a personal, domestic tragedy soon explodes into a terrifying drama on the centre stage of world terrorism.

©2004 Frederick Forsyth (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[N]o page lacks interest and the novel's second half...is pure gold." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Forsyth's extraordinary care with detail, his solid voice, and his exquisite pacing make this a totally engrossing thriller." ( Booklist)

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  • Rob
  • 21-09-2019

FF does it again

Mr Forsyth has once again provided a wide-ranging, detailed narrative that takes the reader into the tunnels of Vietnam at the height of the conflict, across to Bosnia gripped in the brutality of it's civil conflict and then to South America.
the hero is a laconic, highly disciplined ex soldier driven to use his special skills to bring international criminals to justice... not Batman, but the philosophical process is much the same.
FF ensures that the reader is provided every detail, all the background, so that the imagery comes alive and the tension is very real.
This rivals The Negotiator in scope and story, but the similarities are recognizable.
Beautifully read and delivered.

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Great story highly recommended

Predictable but still thrilling, a carefully thought out plot, could easily be made as a great movie.

Narrator did an excellent job, though he need to work on his certain accents.

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  • Edward
  • 19-04-2014

Excellent Forsyth

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An excellent read that had me tied to my armchair until the book was finished. I look forward to my next Frederick Forsyth novel.

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  • Mrs M
  • 19-04-2019

Well researched

A gripping and well researched story. I learned a lot about the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. But the narrator mispronounced several words, which was very weird and irritating.

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  • Brian Murgatroyd
  • 15-06-2018

Excellent

Thanks to Audible I’ve become a Forsyth devotee & I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I listened to The Cobra, the follow-up to Avenger, beforehand but despite being out of order it didn’t affect my enjoyment. If you like Forsyth then you’ll like this. Eric Conger was a good narrator too.

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  • Brian
  • 15-12-2014

Engrossing Storyline

What made the experience of listening to Avenger the most enjoyable?

First class research gives the storyline a credible plausability

What was one of the most memorable moments of Avenger?

A subtle twist at the end

Which character – as performed by Eric Conger – was your favourite?

The avenger himself

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Rendered subject to the law

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  • D.A.L., Devon
  • 14-12-2014

Forsyth has done it again.

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

at the moment. one the top books I have read.

What did you like best about this story?

Forsyth is a polished writer, his research is accurate and his story weaves in and out of recent historical facts - a terrific listen.

What does Eric Conger bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His accents are good and he brings gravitas to the story.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Spellbinding, gripping a true Forsyth.

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly recommend.

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  • PABLO
  • 01-10-2014

Just a great storyteller.

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

Pretty good read 7 out of 10. I hadn't read Forsyth's stuff for a while but have kicked off with this book and just realyl enjoyed it. Found myself engrossed in the story and would recommend it to anyone who likes this type of yarn.

What other book might you compare Avenger to, and why?

It has to be COBRA the follow up to AVENGER.

Have you listened to any of Eric Conger’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not to my knowledge.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Great thriller.

Any additional comments?

Good story,well read

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-04-2013

AVENGER

this is my favourite listen. I never get tired of the story line which in my opinion is very cleverly crafted and extremely informative of the events of the time one of the best listen for a long time

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  • Clair
  • 17-05-2020

Another great tale

Frederick Forsyth never disappoints. The twists and turns of the plot including the final reveal in the last few lines held my attention to the end. With an audiobook the delivery of the reader is essential to the full enjoyment of the book and in this case contributes to the experience. There are one or two scenes not for the squeamish, but given the subject they are neither out of place nor overdone.
Highly recommended

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  • Paul T.
  • 06-05-2020

Enthralling read

Strong plot, well narrated. As always Forsyth tells a story based on current or recent affairs. There is some moral ambiguity but characters are given strong motivations and the baddies are evil, the good guys decent and upright with one exception. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-04-2020

Another excellent book

Nothing more than admiration for the massive talent that Mr. Forsyth has unbelievable. Thank you again