By the Sword : Repairman Jack

  • by F. Paul Wilson
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Repairman Jack
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman (who is the brother of a character killed in Legacies), and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline. The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well.Following Jack's usual m.o., he maneuvers all sides into a bloody melee from which he plans to waltz away with the fabled katana. Of course, when things don't go as planned, Jack must improvise (and he hates to improvise).By the Sword takes F. Paul Wilson's trademark breakneck pacing and interweaving storylines to a new level.

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Dick Hills narration sucks/Skip This Episode

I know,the majority of Audible listeners seem to love Dick Hill's narrations but this was so awful I couldn't bear to finish. Hills totally bogus accents, be it Julios P.R.,Abes Yiddish-isms or the many Japanese accents in this novel were so poor I cringed..and I couldn't keep the story straight..finally just gave up and decided to go on to the next episode with Christopher Price at the mike.

I notice this was recorded in 2008 and it could be that Price was not available then, perhaps this recording was done before Audio books really caught on..and "Bloodline" is noted as being narrated by Hill also,but apparently Price has re-done it and Audible just hasn't changed the test to note that...in any case I'll listen to this again when Price or the new narrator who did the Early Years prequels redoes "By The Sword.
But for now..I consider this a waste of a credit and it's going back.

I sure wish Hill didn't do the Jack Reacher series also,since I'm kvetching about Him in this review. Sorry for the bitch session, but I'm just so frustrated.

Skip this episode..nothing lost IMO.
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- Elle "Audible Fan, Amazon Customer, Gardener, Quilter, Liberal and Activist. I'll read about anything!"

By The Sword

Another great Repairman Jack. Wilson brings in elements from the adversary circle, leading up to the final conflict in Nightworld. For those "jack" fans. Buy the book.

The narration is off-putting, and distracts from a great story line. Jack's voice shouldn't be a hyper nasal whine. A nice smooth non-inflected baritone would have been much more pleasing to the ear.

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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-03-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio