Time to Hunt : Bob Lee Swagger

  • by Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by Jon Lindstrom
  • Series: Bob Lee Swagger
  • 20 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He is the most dangerous man alive. He only wants to live in peace with his family and forget the war that nearly killed him....
It's not going to happen.
Stephen Hunter's epic national best sellers Point of Impact and Black Light introduced millions to Bob Lee Swagger, called "Bob the Nailer", a heroic but flawed Vietnam War veteran forced twice to use his skills as a master sniper to defend his life and his honor. Now, in his grandest, most intensely thrilling adventure yet, Bob the Nailer must face his deadliest foe from Vietnam - and his own demons - to save his wife and daughter.
During the latter days of the Vietnam War, deep in-country, a young idealistic marine named Donny Fenn was cut down by a sniper's bullet as he set out on patrol with Swagger, who himself received a grievous wound. Years later Swagger married Donny's widow, Julie, and together they raised their daughter, Nikki, on a ranch in the isolated Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. Although he struggles with the painful legacy of Vietnam, Swagger's greatest wish - to leave his violent past behind and live quietly with his family - seems to have come true.
Then one idyllic day, a man, a woman, and a girl set out from the ranch on horseback. High on a ridge above a mountain pass, a thousand yards distant, a calm, cold-eyed shooter, one of the world's greatest marksmen, peers through a telescopic sight at the three approaching figures.
Out of his tortured past, a mortal enemy has once again found Bob the Nailer. Time to Hunt proves anew why so many consider Stephen Hunter to be our best living thriller writer. With a plot that sweeps from the killing fields of Vietnam to the corridors of power in Washington to the shadowy plots of the new world order, Hunter delivers all the complex, stay-up-all-night action his fans demand in a masterful tale of family heartbreak and international intrigue - and shows why, for Bob Lee Swagger, it's once again time to hunt.

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Go slow to go fast

What made the experience of listening to Time to Hunt the most enjoyable?

well developed story line


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

very slow start, only made relevant by time and development of plot. i almost quit listening...glad i did not!


Any additional comments?

Arguably, one of the best of steven hunter's works. I almost quit listening as the development of the plot took tremendous effort and pages. very slow beginning made relevant by building plot and story line. ending was a whopper not seen coming wow.

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- sam

Simply amazing

The author writes with such purpose and emotion, writing in both the present and the past. Oftentimes, when reading other works, there is clearly a stronger narrative and a weaker narrative. Not so with this author! Extremely entertaining, and even mostly technically accurate!
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio