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ISBN:
0586206388
Author:
Stephen Hunter
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Grafton; New Ed edition (April 13, 1989)
Pages:
352 pages
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1492 kb
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1750 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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346


Books by Stephen Hunter. Violent Screen: A Critic’s 13 Years on the Front Lines of Movie Mayhem.

Books by Stephen Hunter. For Jake Hunter and Tolka Zhitomir. A good many friends and colleagues assisted the author in the preparation of this manuscript, though they are in no way responsible for its excesses.

The story starts a little slow, flipping back and worth between the German sniper Repp and the American officer Leets and his British counterpart Outhwaithe, but kicks into high gear and never lets up a few chapters in. This novel was Stephen Hunter's 1st book, written in 1980. For a 1st novel, its excellent. The story, plot of this book is amazing,once you find out what Repp's mission is, it will blow you away, this book should have been a movie long, long ago.

Dirty White Boys" by Stephen Hunter was entertaining, I think "The Master Sniper" was a little better. I have read all of Stephen Hunter's books, good and bad. This one is the worst of all of them. I am glad I read it decades after he wrote it or I would never have read any of his others.

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Читать бесплатно The Master Sniper Stephen Hunter. They had spotted him of course. Their bullets thunked and cracked around him, chipping at the bricks, filling the air with fine dust or snow, but he felt magical. He kept dropping them.

The Master Sniper book. It is the spring of 1945. And Repp, the master sniper, is about to carry out his final mission - even as Germany's enemies overrun it, even while a tired, disorganized team of American and British agents tries everything in its power to stop him.

A bob lee swagger novel. Simon & schuster. 1230 Avenue of the Americas. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information, address Simon & Schuster Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Kommandant Repp, who is known as a master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities by taking a little target practice at the remaining laborers in his own prison camp

Author: Stephen Hunter. Publisher: Dell Publishing, New York, 1996. Kommandant Repp, who is known as a master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities by taking a little target practice at the remaining laborers in his own prison camp. But one man escapes and becomes the key to solving the mystery of the cold, calculating Kommandmant Repp and his plans for ending the war. Repp was the master sniper whose deadly talent had come to the notice of British Intelligence as the linchpin of a desperate Nazi plot to reverse the fortunes of the Third Reich at the eleventh hour.

But Leets insisted on something. He wanted to carve the name into the trunk of a tree, or engrave it on a stone. So that he won’t be anonymous. So that he’ll have his name, his identity. t take that from hi. .For Leets believed that Repp had done the killing-not literally, of course, but at least on the metaphorical level. It was a Repp operation: at long distance, in the dark. An American doctor less prone to melodrama had another explanation: Just before liberation, a few trapped SS men broke into the warehouses and put on prison jerseys

Kommandant Repp, who is known as a master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities by taking a little target .

Kommandant Repp, who is known as a master sniper, decides to hone his sniping abilities by taking a little target practice at the remaining laborers in his own prison camp. Repp was the master sniper whose deadly talent had come to the notice of British Intelligence as the linchpin of a desperate Nazi plot to reverse the fortunes of the Third Reich at the eleventh hour

  • Fonceiah
Unlike many of the other reviewers who appear to have read a Bob Lee Swagger novel before this one, this is my first Stephen Hunter novel. I have a few of the Bob Lee Swagger novels on my reading list, but I prefer to read an author's debut novel before anything else they write, and The Master Sniper is Hunter's debut novel, published in 1980. As such, I don't have the complication of expectations for this story as compared to a Bob Lee Swagger story.

I thought the main plot of this story was excellent. It's near the end of WWII and the Germans have developed the first infrared weapon targeting system. The story's protagonist, Captain Jim Leets, is assigned to: 1) find and understand the technology, 2) find the German Lt. Colonel Repp who is the master sniper and who will be using this new technology, and 3) identify and save the person(s) the master sniper is planning on killing with this new technology. The premise is quite believable, more than enough to keep me engaged in the story.

I also enjoyed the diversity of characters. The author did an excellent job of balancing the positive and negative in each character, thus making each one come off as authentically human. I thought the character, Shmuel, was excellently presented.

The romance subplot involving Susan seemed distracting to the story. I usually enjoy the romance subplot, but this one didn't resonate with me. Maybe because the situation was a bit too WWII cliché... married woman, husband halfway around the world, seeks companionship with local military guy, feels guilty... but doesn't. I really wasn't interested in the outcome of the romance, which is why I say it distracted from the story rather than enhancing it. A quarter of the way into the story, I found myself wishing Susan would get killed by a German V2 rocket or transferred back to the States so that Captain Leets could find a better girlfriend who wasn't such a downer.

The whole tennis-thing with Roger seemed oddly included, but it did accomplish a little character profiling... although I didn't think it added that much to the ending. Roger was a minor character throughout the story who ended up playing a major role in the climax. I guess Roger's "larger role in the ending" could have been predicted--based on the number of words given to him--but it didn't feel right to me. Oh well, no big deal.

It was a good story, not great but good.
  • Reemiel
I have read all of Stephen Hunter's books, good and bad. This one is the worst of all of them. I am glad I read it decades after he wrote it or I would never have read any of his others. In this book he tries to be too "literary" with formal phrasing, cute names, stereotypical characters (I think Susan should have been named Muffy or Bunny). I would rate this as one of the two worst books I have ever read (right up there with Neal Stephenson...hmmm, similar name, you don't think it's the same guy do you?). Skip this book and read Mr Hunter's other writings. A couple were bad (not as bad as this book), most were very, very good. I am glad Mr Hunter got his act together and changed writing styles.
  • Nagis
A very good action book, especially if you like WWII stories & snipers!

The story starts a little slow, flipping back and worth between the German sniper Repp and the American officer Leets and his British counterpart Outhwaithe, but kicks into high gear and never lets up a few chapters in.

This novel was Stephen Hunter's 1st book, written in 1980. For a 1st novel, its excellent.

The story / plot of this book is amazing,once you find out what Repp's mission is, it will blow you away, this book should have been a movie long, long ago.

The Germans have a new weapon "Vampir (Vampire)", a highly sophisticated nightvision apparatus that attaches to a rifle, allowing the shooter to work at night and "Vampir" shoots a special 100 % lead round that makes very little sound when fired. Their is only one "Vampir" and the Germans have got their best man for the job, a German named Repp "der Meisterschutze (The Master Sniper)" as fellow Germans and the Jews know him. Germany is losing the war and its almost over, but Repp has one more mission to complete, a mission that could change the world.

An American officer named Leets has a hunch that something big is about to happen, he just doesnt know what or who it is, yet!

Good action, great characters and great storytelling from Stephen Hunter!

"Dirty White Boys" by Stephen Hunter was entertaining, I think "The Master Sniper" was a little better. Can't wait to read "Point of Impact" next!
  • Aria
I'm a huge Stephen Hunter fan; I discovered him through the Bob Lee Swagger books. When I ordered this one I didn't realize it was one of his earlier books (1980) but was not disappointed. The writing is good, economical but has a few twists that are telegraphed pretty early that you wouldn't see in his later productions. Very good book, enjoyed it immensely sitting by the pool.
  • Gholbirius
Of all Stephen Hunter books, I could not even finish this one. Terrible. Read about a third and was still wondering when we were going to get to the plot, person, story whatever. I am just glad I had read every other book S. Hunter wrote and couldn't put them down because had I read this one first I would never have read another of his works.
  • post_name
Stephen Hunter paints a vivid visual picture of his characters and their settings and ties them all together one piece at a time keeping the chapters in chronological order as he gives you the information needed and lets the characters and the story unfold in your mind as you read on. Sometimes I had to go back to look at something I may have glossed over and cement the importance of the facts in my mind but it is very easy to do. I like how he takes factual historical events and weaves his story within that framework, giving you the opportunity to say "what if". I read a later work of his and wanted to go back and see what his early works were like and I am not disappointed.
  • Prinna
Very detailed. A little slow in some spots but as the story develops it hooks you By the end you’ll be reading avidly. I’ve liked all of Steven Hunter’s books that I’ve read.