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Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Bob Lee Swagger, Book 10
Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
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From bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Hunter, the latest episode in his Swagger family saga - replete with Hunter's wicked suspense, vivid gun fights, and historical truths.

1934 was a pivotal year in the ongoing battle between the FBI and America's most famous outlaws - it was a year of giant personalities and huge shoot-outs, and it marked the deaths of John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Pretty Boy Floyd, among others. But that year, FBI agent Sam Cowley's priority was to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced, a man so violent he scared Al Capone and was booted from the Chicago mob - Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, Cowley recruited the most talented gunman of the time - Charles Swagger.

When Bob Lee Swagger, now in Idaho, finally sells the land he owned in Arkansas, the developers begin to tear down the old homestead and uncover a steel case hidden in the foundation. The case contains a batch of 1934 memorabilia - a much-corroded FBI badge, a .45 automatic preserved in cosmoline, a gun clip, and a cryptic diagram, all belonging to Charles Swagger. Bob never knew his grandfather Charles, who died before he was he born, and his father Earl refuses to mention him. Fascinated by this new information, Bob is driven to find out what happened to his grandfather, and why his own father, whom he worshipped, never spoke of Charles. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is following him, someone with his own obsession of finding out what Charles Swagger left behind.

©2017 Stephen Hunter (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Don P
  • 25-05-2017

Great story

Thoroughly enjoyed. Great fantasy history. Cannot wait until the next story in the series. Highly recommend.

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  • Rusty
  • 27-05-2017

BEST OF BOTH!!!

best story writer and narrator. I'm looking for more right now. will definitely send to others.

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  • Bruce L.
  • 20-05-2017

starts slow gets good

Then book starts slow but gets good. Not quite riviting, but intriguing. Good job to the reader.

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  • Laker
  • 20-04-2020

A Great Author

There are so many books out there that are very poorly written, so it is surprising to find a book written by an author with real talent, that makes all the difference in the enjoyment of a book. This is only the second book I have read in the Swagger series, and while I enjoyed it. I still enjoy much more the international thriller books of today's world. As the book I read was from audible, I also must give credit to the reader, R.C. Bray who does a terrific job of narration. When you put a great author together with a great narrator, you end up with a very enjoyable book. I would recommend both to anybody.

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  • Thomas Johnson
  • 26-03-2020

Might be the best Swagger book yet.

One of my favorites in the Bob Lee series. And the narration by Bray is excellent - really captures the characters.

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  • Michael
  • 24-02-2020

One of My Favorite BLS Books

Great story line. Love the switch between past & present. Only regret is the final fate of Charles Swagger was never firmly divulged (or it was and I missed it) only speculated.

Alas, Bob is getting old. Don't know how many more adventures he will/can have.

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  • Bandit 2009
  • 26-11-2019

Very entertaining

I really enjoyed the story and narration. I liked how the past and present are intertwined. There are a lot of references to previous Swagger stories, but I think the story stands on it's own if you haven't been an avid fan of the characters. I highly recommend.

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  • ronald
  • 27-07-2019

Long and unnecessarily drawn out .

I love the bob lee series but this one one in my opinion was not good ..

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  • Jonah
  • 07-01-2019

An Incredible use of History!

This author dissects time and date of historic events even using seemingly insignificant details to writes a riveting fictional story to fit perfectly.

I'm from the Chicago area and can not believe how well the author used street locations and travel times as tools in the story.

The narrator adds value with his flat and matter of fact, Joe Friday style delivery.

I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Doc Taylor
  • 02-01-2019

A tour de force. Wow.

I am familiar with Hunter’s work, and have read others in this series, but this is unprecedented. Tying in the history of gangsters in the 30’s, Hunter has introduced Charles Swagger, grandfather of Bob Lee, and woven a brilliantly plausible re-think of the history of that era. His best work so far, and worth every second of your read or listen

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  • CK
  • 24-01-2019

Brilliant

Great twist on a piece of G-man history and yet another fine example of R.C Bray showing his prowess as a narrator.

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  • Mr. Mark Lewis
  • 10-05-2019

Excellent

Another bullet ripping yarn interwoven with factual and fictional homepage to beloved characters. After all wheres the fun in " just the facts maam" Read it,love it,share it.