Satori by Don Winslow audiobook

Satori

By Don Winslow
Read by Holter Graham

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781609416294

Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nicholai Hel—genius, mystic, and the perfect, formidable assassin—was first introduced to readers in Shibumi, the classic #1 bestseller by master storyteller Trevanian. Now, critically-acclaimed author Don Winslow continues Hel's story for the first time in this all-new, blockbuster thriller.

It is the fall of 1951 and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans. Hel is a master of hoda korosu or "naked kill", fluent in seven languages, and has honed extraordinary "proximity sense"—an extra-awareness of the presence of danger. He has the skills to be the world's most fearsome assassin and now the CIA needs him. The Americans offer Hel freedom, money, and a neutral passport in exchange for one small service: go to Beijing and kill the Soviet Union's Commissioner to China. It's almost certainly a suicide mission, but Hel accepts. Now he must survive chaos, violence, suspicion, and betrayal while trying to achieve his ultimate goal of satori—the possibility of true understanding and harmony with the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A home run…carefully choreographed, bare-knuckled action…elegant writing, a mature, confident narrative, and characters so real you can almost touch them on the page…Winslow has done the creator of Shibumi and the Nicholai Hel character proud.” David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“An intricately plotted, fast-paced thrill ride. Carrying on the legacy of Trevanian’s Shibumi, Don Winslow skillfully brings the character of master assassin Nicholai Hel to life, creating a story so engrossing you won’t be able to put it down. Winslow has truly done the Trevanian legacy proud.” Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Trevanian’s Shibumi was one of the all-time great thrillers. Don Winslow is one of the best thriller writers we have. Put the two together and the result, no surprise, is sleek, smart, and deadly. Satori is a must-read.” Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author
“A grand, sprawling, magnificent entertainment…Satori does not for a moment disappoint. Those who have not read Shibumi are in for a treat.” Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author
“Entertaining…A superb book that is not only well-written but fun to read…Elegant, well-researched, and magnificently plotted, Satori is exhilarating.” Los Angeles Times
“The tone is whistle clean, each word an articulated note that rings true. It is the sound of effortless grace, with an underlying rhythm as simple and complex as a kata.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Satori (‘the Zen Buddhist concept of a sudden awakening, a realization of life as it really is’) will be both devoured by Hel fans and enjoyed by those unversed in his ways.” Guardian (London)
“Compelling…Winslow renders breathless suspense and a cast of dark, devious characters from all corners of the globe.” Booklist (starred review)
“Winslow has crafted an impressive prelude to a highly esteemed classic thriller.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Don Winslow

Author Bio: Don Winslow

Don Winslow is the author of nineteen, award-winning, international bestsellers—including the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages and The Winter of Frankie Machine. Savages was made into a critically acclaimed film by three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone. The Cartel is scheduled to begin production next year by master filmmaker Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California.

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Details

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English