• Targeted

  • Bob Lee Swagger Series, Book 12
  • By: Stephen Hunter
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (357 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter returns with a taut, white-knuckled thriller featuring master sniper Bob Lee Swagger as he protects a group of political hostages during a perilous standoff and once again proves his title of “true American literary icon” (Mark Greaney, author of Mission Critical).

After his successful takedown of a dangerous terrorist, Bob Lee Swagger learns that no good deed goes unpunished. Summoned to court by the United States Congress, Swagger is accused of reckless endangerment by a hardheaded anti-gun congresswoman. But what begins as political posturing soon turns deadly when the auditorium where the committee is being held is attacked.

Swagger, the congresswoman, and numerous bystanders and reporters are taken hostage by a group of violent operatives. Soon, the very people who had accused him are depending on him to save their lives. Trapped in the auditorium and still struggling with injuries from his last assignment, Swagger must rely on his instincts, his shooting skills, and the help of a mysterious rogue sniper on the outside in order to ensure that everyone makes it out alive.

A heart-pounding and crackling action-packed novel, Targeted proves that Stephen Hunter is “a true master at the pinnacle of his craft. No one does it better” (Jack Carr, Former Navy SEAL Sniper and author of The Terminal List).

©2022 Stephen Hunter. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"Hunter is an American treasure." (Newt Gingrich)

"Another stunning story from a thriller writer without peer." (Men Reading Books) 

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Very disappointed

It was nice of Hunter to allow BLS to have limited presence in this NOT BLS story.
Exceedingly boring and predictable.
Long past time for BLS to perhaps train a much younger person…

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Ghost Writer?

I was very disappointed in Hunter's most recent book, prior to this one, Basil's War; but it wasn't a Bob Lee Swagger book and I simply did not care for it. But this book, TARGETED, is just awful---so much so that I simply can't believe that it was written by Stephen Hunter. Also, I see that I am not alone with this opinion and have plenty of company with my overall rating. So Audible must be using some pretty fuzzy math to show this with a 4.4 rating.
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Good theater

I always enjoy Swagger stories. They are entraining and make laugh a lot. I’ll read more of them.

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another great listen

I am a huge fan of this book series!!! Bob Lee Swagger stories never disappoint.

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took a while to get this one going

it was an interesting book, eventually but it took a while

the characters managed to keep me interested until the good stuff started

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great book well written very entertaining

another great swagger novel. excellent read great storyline really enjoy all the backup data and fax that are provided by the author

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Least of the Steven Hunter books

I think this might have been written by a ghost writer, or else he just phoned it in. I have read each of his books in this series, and this is the worst.

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Cartoonish villains not worthy of Swagger

Bob Lee Swagger has always been one of my favorite fictional characters. Lately, however, author Hunter's villains, both foreign and domestic, have been cardboard, cartoonish stereotypes using tropes popular in certain circles today. Bob Lee deserves better!

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Worst of hunter

I love Steven hunter. BUT not this book tedious, rambling, using past to destroy flow and story line. Terrible narration and weak plot unbelievable premis. Sorry truth hurts .

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Boring

One of the most boring books I have ever listened to and I have listened to hundreds.

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  • 02-25-22

Good if you're into the whole series

I just love the Swagger character. Love how Hunter manages to milk some more stories out of him.