I, Sniper : Bob Lee Swagger

  • by Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by Buck Schirner
  • Series: Bob Lee Swagger
  • 15 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Four famed '60s radicals are gunned down at long range by a sniper. Under enormous media scrutiny, the FBI quickly concludes that Marine war hero Carl Hitchcock, whose 93 kills were considered the leading body count tally among American marksman in Vietnam, was the shooter. But as the Bureau, led by Special Agent Nick Memphis, bears down, Hitchcock commits suicide.
In closing out the investigation, Nick discovers a case made in heaven: everything fits, from timeline, ballistics, and forensics to motive, means, and opportunity. But maybe it's a little too perfect?
Nick asks his friend, the retired Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, to examine the data. Using a skill set no other man on earth possesses, Swagger soon discovers unseen anomalies and gradually begins to unravel a sophisticated conspiracy - one that would require the highest level of warcraft by the most superb special operations professionals. Swagger soon closes in, and those responsible will stop at nothing to take him out. But these heavily armed men make the mistake of thinking they are hunting Bob, when he is, in fact, hunting them. And when Swagger and the last of his antagonists finally face each other, reenacting a classic ritual of arms, it is clear that at times there's nothing more necessary than a good man with a gun and the guts to use it.

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All Lefties Are Evil or Suspect

The good news is that this is a new Bob Lee novel and where he is once again a sniper. In his last adventure he learned how to use a japanese sword in a couple of weeks like a ninja. This time the old man is back in familiar turf.

The bad is that the author, Stephen Hunter, decides to use this novel as a way to push his right wing ideas and politics. In much of the book he sounds like the nut Glenn Beck, says that all the news worth getting is from FOX, suggests anyone he considers a "lefty" hates America and is a nut, and of course has characters modeled after sicko Jane Fonda and Ted Turner.

If you can ignore this insult to his readers then the story is fun. Reader is awesome.
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- Carl

I Sniper

Hunter has lost it. He is no longer an author, but a political talking head. No plot. No story. No character development. I actually turned the book off half way through!

So sad. I was huge fan and love all his early stuff..
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- Charles

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio