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Publisher's Summary

Repairman Jack isn’t your average appliance repairman - he fixes situations for people, often risking his own life. Jack has no last name, no social security number, works only for cash, and has no qualms when it comes to seeing that the job gets done.
Dr. Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who treats children with AIDS, is full of secrets, and she has just inherited a house that holds another. Haunted by painful memories, Alicia wants the house destroyed - but somehow everyone she enlists to help ends up violently killed. The house holds a powerful secret, and Alicia’s charmless brother Thomas seems willing to do anything to get his hands on that secret himself.
But not if Repairman Jack can find it first!
©2011 F. Paul Wilson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“Jack is righteous!” Andrew Vachss“The Tomb is one of the best all-out adventure stories I’ve read in years.” (Stephen King)
“Repairman Jack [is] a Byronic hero fans have begged to see again for more than a decade. Legacies is a righteous follow-up....The book is a lot of fun, and Wilson has promised that Jack will be back soon.” ( Rocky Mountain News)
“F. Paul Wilson is a hot writer, and his hottest, and my favorite creation, is Repairman Jack. No one does this kind of weird meets crime better than Wilson. Gripping, fascinating, one of a kind. That’s F. Paul Wilson and Repairman Jack.” (Joe R. Lansdale)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By trudie nino on 02-27-15

Prefer the narrator of the early years....

The narrator makes the story more interesting, too bad it not the same narrator as the early years stories of Jack The Repairman!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Bret S Bussey on 10-03-16

Kind of a silly premise

After listening to The Tomb recently, I decided to listen to the rest of Repairman Jack, just for old time's sake. It was wonderful to see Jack back in action. F. Paul Wilson still has a good sense of Jack's resourcefulness, violent urges, and strong integrity.

However, for a sequel so long in the making, the MacGuffin in this book is surprisingly sketchy and poorly researched. Jack and his new lady in distress, Alicia, struggle against an oil consortium over broadcast power. Broadcast power is presented in this book as a new technology that would obviously wipe all need for oil from the world almost immediately, if it ever got out.

I imagine I can't be the first want to bring this up, but broadcast power was invented in the 1800s by Nikolai Tesla. Back then, it was known as "Indirect Current." To hear it presented here as a world-changing technology in the modern day was a big disappointment.

Aside from the somewhat insulting story premise, it was still a better vampire story than Twilight.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Darren - UK on 02-04-15

Good but not as good as the first one.

I love this series and this is a good book but the first was twice as good.

Christopher Price does an excellent job taking over the narration from Alexander Cendese and the sound quality is good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 11-15-13

Jack! The ultimate antihero.

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

Wilson has that knack of engrossing the reader/listener. He makes the character's world so believable that you just slip in alongside them as if you are standing behind them. He is not one to over-complicate stories by being too descriptive or by trying to baffle you with science. You just sit there and enjoy the roller coaster rides!

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

It's difficult to compare with another book as I think that the character of Jack is so unique. But I would recommend that anyone looking to get into the series start with 'The Tomb' a truly must read book.

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

As I have read elsewhere on the site, 'a good story teller should be that you do not think of them when listening', and this is true of Mr Price. He brings life to all the characters without being over the top.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Without giving too much away, but towards the end when the doctor opens up to Jack....brought a tear to my eye.

Any additional comments?

The Repairman Jack series is one of the series that once you have started you cannot stop listening too.

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