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Michael Sloan reinvents the story of the mysterious former covert intelligence officer who helps desperate people who are in need of his unique and deadly skills. Robert McCall is a former covert operations officer for the CIA who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter (often literally), a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer.” Aided by a group of sometimes-mysterious contacts (some of whom date back to his spying days), McCall traverses the streets of New York City, visiting justice upon those who prey upon the weak. In this novel, based on the 1980s television show, and timed to come out shortly before the feature film version starring Denzel Washington, McCall gets pulled into a battle against Russian drug lords and finds himself pitted against his most dangerous foe ever!
©2014 Michael Sloan (P)2014 Macmillan Audio
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By shelley on 08-24-14

THE EQUALIZER is truly worthy of an AWARD!!

Would you listen to The Equalizer again? Why?

Oh yes! This was such a good book. Long (which I like), very detail orientated (but not overly with trivial filler), great characters and an Excellent lead in to a new series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Robert McAll. He has such a colorful history that would make a normal man bitter and hostile but he has turned his emotions to humanitarian characteristics with a twist.

What about Jeff Gurner’s performance did you like?

His performance was five star worthy.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed Michael Sloan's style if writing. I though it was very much in the style of Robert Ludlum. I thought the book kept the pace up with out any lulls. The story unfolds in present and flashbacks that are clearly defined and easily followed. I think the publishers intro to "The Equalizer" is a little misleading because that title doesn't come into play until the last chapter or three! The entire story leading up to the title is how Robert McAll gets to that point. Don't get me wrong, it's a Great Journey and certainly worth the read/listen and credit!

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By Ann C on 09-08-14

Look! It's another Nike product!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is a reasonably well-written novel for its genre. Action was brisk. Narration was well done. Plot was sufficiently intriguing. Characters were interesting.

HOWEVER, at times, it felt like a 21 hour long product-plug for Nike.

Acknowledging that it is the novelization of a movie (which draws its roots from the TV series), by the tenth time the exact specifications of a particular Nike shoe worn by a character were described (color, model number), it was painfully obvious who the sponsors were. At one point, I was considering setting up a score card and playing "Nike model Bingo". By the end of the novel, this became an annoying distraction - and made me less likely than ever to purchase any Nike products.

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By Bernard Mateer on 07-25-17


Great from start to fabulous finish leaves you wanting more.. Remember this being on TV when I was in my teens.

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By Amazon Customer on 01-02-18

I want more!

I was traveling through Mexico with Robert McCall and had a ball. This is a great story that covers a lot of ground then leaves you wanting more!!! Fingers crossed Mr Sloane is writing 10 more just like it!

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By Mark on 06-01-17

Loved it!!!

I just loved this book, it just kept on going, if it were 10 times longer I'd love it 10 times more! I hope there are more of this awesome character.

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