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eBook Havana (Charnwood Large Print) ePub

by Stephen Hunter

  • ISBN: 1843958694
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Stephen Hunter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd (August 1, 2005)
  • ePub book: 1376 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1485 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 433

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TITLE: Havana (Charnwood Large Print). AUTHOR: Hunter, Stephen. PUBLISHER: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Lt. Acceptable - Very well read. Format: HardbackAuthor: Stephen Hunter. Time to Hunt: A Novel, Hunter, Stephen, Used; Good Book.

Stephen Hunter has written eighteen novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. I'm thrilled to say I have a lot more reading to do before I've read them all, but I'd put Hunter up there with Lee Child, Vince Flynn and Harlan Coben. Once you read one, you'll be hungry for more.

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He’s a big fisherman and game hunter. He knew enough to know he was being fired upon by someone with a large automatic gun. He wanted to be far away and hiding his face in his mother’s bosom

He’s a big fisherman and game hunter. Seems I’ve heard the name, said Earl, trying to place it, but I can’t say where. He wanted to be far away and hiding his face in his mother’s bosom. But then his reflexes took over, he rolled to the floor and began to crawl for the far exit as another raking burst sawed its rough way through the room.

Stephen Hunter was born on March 25, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1968.

A New York Times BestsellerHavana, the sultry spring of 1953: gambling is expensive, sex is cheap, and death is free. Stephen Hunter was born on March 25, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent two years in the United States Army as a ceremonial soldier in Washington, . and later wrote for a military paper, the Pentagon News.

He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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There is something beautiful about reading a Stephen Hunter book. This one goes back to Bob Lee's daddy, Earl and boy is it one heck of a story

There is something beautiful about reading a Stephen Hunter book. This one goes back to Bob Lee's daddy, Earl and boy is it one heck of a story. The prose is enough to put the reader in Havana, Cuba in the 50s; the story is fluid, the humour is lovely, and I'm wondering if more recently, Lee Child is influenced by Mr Hunter. Earl Swagger is unstoppable, inflappable, integrity personified. No wonder Bob turned out so.

Comments

Rageseeker Rageseeker
I wish Amazon would separate the reviews for the audio and written versions of books. This review is not intended to apply to the book itself as listening to the horrible audio rendering I have no idea what it would be like to read it. The mostly mocking tone of the reader makes the story impossible to take seriously. The foreign accents he employs are exaggerated racial stereotypes. By comparison his Latin American accents make the "we don't need no stinkin' badges" line from Treasure of the Sierra Madre sound like Kenneth Branagh reading Shakespeare. I'm used to hearing Buck Schimer read the Bob Lee Swagger novels and to me he is Swagger. This reading is just not appropriate for the material. Because I have a long commute and listening to an interesting book makes the time seem to pass more quickly I've listened on and off up to Chapter 10, but it's a struggle and I find myself switching over frequently to Sirius radio and wondering if I should just give up on the book and start another one.
Negal Negal
This is one of Stephen Hunter's Earl Swagger books. He is a superb writer and Swagger is a great hero. Hunter's prose is lyrical and it's still a page turner. He's an expert in the military and scientific fields and has great knowledge about politics and history as well. Fortunately, Earl Swagger has a son, Bob Lee, who is a hero in his own right. Lots of Hunter's later books feature Bob Lee and I've read them all. He is my favorite author. I just can't put the books down. I read them with my iPhone next to me so when Hunter mentions a phrase or a weapon I don't know I immediately look it up. Makes the books even more interesting. In Havana he mixes fiction and historical fact as he has done most notably in The Third Bullet. I'm running out of Stephen Hunter books. I hope he keeps writing!
Benn Benn
The Bob Lee and Earl Swagger books are some of the best reading entertainment I have found in quite awhile. Real man American hero stuff but with humility, a low key country/western manliness and always full of well-researched information about an interesting topic. Each is different and weaves the currant plot history with earlier books. It is important and essential for full enjoyment to read the series in proper order. It will jump back and forth a bit, but is easy to follow and always fun. Much military referencing and full of what makes America great. Heroism, guns, fighting, principles, calm courage, NASCAR, law enforcement, real men - the list goes on and I hope it never ends and dread reading the last book. My hat is off to Mr. Stephen Hunter and beg him to keep writing.
FireWater FireWater
Stephen Hunter returns with his character Earl Swagger, in a series of Bob Lee Swagger prequels. Sharp eyed readers will spot characters from some of Hunter's earlier work, but Earl is perhaps an even better developed character than Bob Lee. This time Earl is recruited to hunt down a young Fidel Castro, years before most Americans were even aware of his existence. It's a view into another time and place, and Hunter describes Cuba in the 1950's vividly. Of course we know going in that Earl won't successfully assassinate Castro, but it's that which makes the reader curious as to how Earl will work out the conflicts between his duty, and his conscience. I highly recommend Havana, as well as Hunter's other books available on Amazon. I'm thrilled to say I have a lot more reading to do before I've read them all, but I'd put Hunter up there with Lee Child, Vince Flynn and Harlan Coben. Once you read one, you'll be hungry for more.
Malaunitly Malaunitly
Having only previously read Stephen Hunter's, DIRTY WHITE BOYS, in the mid-90s - I read HAVANA in 2006 and I liked it. Now, I've gone back and started at the beginning of the "Bob Lee/Earl Swagger series" with Hunter's novel, POINT OF IMPACT, and read eight of the thirteen books in the series, in order of release, back-to-back over four months and man is it a satisfying read - and HAVANA is a great book. I liked it in '06. I loved it this time. The book stands on its own - but I'll admit that it's very cool knowing background info about some of the characters that were met or mentioned in Hunter's previous books, while reading HAVANA - very cool connecting the dots. If you're considering a thrilling book series, this is the one. If you're choosing this or say, the Jack Reacher series - read Reacher first - because I don't think you'll be able to switch to Reacher after reading this Swagger series. I loved the Jack Reacher movie. It was a great adaptation of the book and Tom Cruise did a great job whether he's 6' 5" like Reacher, or not. But that book - I'll put it this way - it was fine. The facts all lined-up -- knee bone connected to the thigh bone, you know? Like popcorn, it was fine - light and fluffy, and kinda satisfying, but a little dry - and needed salt and melted butter and there wasn't quite enough around. Stephen Hunter's Swagger series? - more like a fried calamari appetizer with a spicy red sauce and warm bread and butter, followed by a rare Porter House Steak with baked potato and creamed spinach, followed by a slice of hot apple crumb pie, followed by a Cuban cigar and a double scotch, neat -- at a big table with old friends. Rich, detailed, imperfect characters - (damn that marbled steak was good, but bad for you, too) - flawed heroes spurred by flawed adversaries to take extreme action to save family, country, friends, and strangers - paladins yoked with a deep sense of honor and selfless courage known only by those shaped by the blunt force or repercussions of extreme violence, themselves. If you've seen THE SEARCHERS or THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, then you will recognize the the heroes, anti-heroes, and desperadoes of Stephen Hunter's books. His novels are masterfully researched and detailed. And sure, the dialogue can be a tad corny here and there with so much testosterone and bullets flying - but these are salt-of-the-earth characters, men of their time, military wives, common men of clear common sense and uncommon valor who are pushed to violent extremes like the film heroes played by Clint Eastwood and John Wayne - and it's part of why we love them.

Sometimes the only way to get out alive is to leave no one else around standing. Earl Swagger is a casualty of his own life, a determined wounded warrior with deep convictions about right and wrong and a brutally primal sense of survival. It rubbed off on his quiet son, Bob Lee, too. HAVANA is an excellent book in the Swagger book series. You don't so much read them - but experience every sinewy jolt, every dull thud and disappointment; smell the metallic breath and gamey stench of fear; and climb to your feet with blood on your hands, sucking the breath of life into your lungs.

I give HAVANA four stars only because none of his books, thus far, can match the thrilling heights of his novel, HOT SPRINGS. Thanks goodness I've got five more books to read in the series and one more coming this spring. And thank goodness that like a long range sniper - Hunter keeps on aiming high. Hope this review helps you make an informed decision about your next purchase. If it does - please give me a Helpful Review CLICK below :)