The Survivor

  • by Gregg Hurwitz
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.
He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Ukrainian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Now blocked from getting into the bank vault to retrieve the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate a horrifying ultimatum: Either break in and acquire the item or watch Pavlo slowly kill the people Nate loves most - his estranged wife, Janie, and his teenaged daughter, Cielle. Nate lost them both when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he’s got one chance to protect the people he loves, even if it’s the last thing he is able to do.

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Customer Reviews

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take out the daugther, please

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I gave 3 for the performance. The book lost all credibility when the fifteen year old daughter continued to almost get everyone killed. Then her boyfriend, what is wrong with these parents their in a life and death situation and they let two children call any shots I don't think so.


Has The Survivor turned you off from other books in this genre?

Only if there are 15 year old children evolving themselves in life or death situations that wreck the entire book


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

narration was too good for this book


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Survivor?

Take out the children not needed


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- sfcpeattie

Over kill, kill, kill

Scott Brick is always a marvelous narrator, but after threat after threat and buckets of blood, you just don't care about the heroes anymore. You even start to hope they hurry up and die so you can move on to a book where the hero doesn't leap buildings with a single bound.
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- ewock

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio