Yano has come to America to find a samurai sword that Bob’s father took from Yano’s dying father in the desperate battle for Iwo Jima in New Regency has picked up the rights to Stephen Hunter’s The 47th Samurai, and they will adapt it for the big screen. It will be retitled The. In The 47th Samurai, Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter’s bestselling novels Point of Impact and Time to Hunt, returns in Hunter’s most intense.

Author: Shaktim Vutaur
Country: Saudi Arabia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Education
Published (Last): 26 November 2005
Pages: 320
PDF File Size: 11.50 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.26 Mb
ISBN: 437-3-78257-231-6
Downloads: 89187
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashirn

The 47th Samurai

Aug 31, Rex Fuller rated it it was amazing. Apr 17, Quinn rated it really liked it Shelves: More than sixty years later, Yano comes to America to honor the legacy of his heroic father by recovering the sword he used in the battle. More books from this author: His search has led him to Crazy Horse, Idaho, where Bob Lee, ex-marine and Vietnam veteran, has settled into a restless retirement and immediately pledges himself to Yano’s quest.

Swagger’s allies, hard-as-nails, American-born Susan Okada and the brave, cocaine-dealing tabloid journalist Nick Yamamoto, help him move through this strange, glittering, and ominous world from the shady bosses of the seamy Kabukicho district to officials in the highest echelons of the Japanese government, but in the end, he is on his own and will succeed only if he can learn that to survive samurai, you must become samurai.

This audiobook can be listened to on: Jul 04, Sabrina rated it liked it Shelves: A couple of hours later I went back to the GR reviews and found that I had tilted way towards agreeing with the one and two star reviews, figured Bobby Lee wasn’t going to get any better and kicked him to the DNF shelf. If Swagger hopes to stop them, he must be willing not only to die but also to kill. He also does a fine job of describing elements of Japanese culture both good and bad.


The 47th Samurai | Book by Stephen Hunter | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

I thought the setting was cool, love middle ages Japan shit and of course think the various samurai swords are 47h as shit. Instead he finds a man roughly the same age as himself, looking samutai Bob Lee, since he is the son of the man that killed his father during the battle of Iwo Jima. I prefer Bob Lee in his traditional mode but I would still recommend it!

Hell, it’s just a fun read.

The 47th Samurai – Wikipedia

However, even though it makes for good reading one does not get karate-kid training and become a samurai. Bob Lee Swagger 10 books.

On inspection, they discover that it is not a standard WWII blade, but a legendary shin-shinto katana, an artifact of the nation. After a couple of hours of thinking “umm Of his retainers 47 refused to allow their lord to go unavenged. Bob Lee Swagger and Philip Yano are bound together by a single moment at Iwo Jima,when their fathers, two brave fighters on opposite sides, met in the bloody and chaotic ba In “The 47th Samurai,” Bob Lee Swagger, the gritty hero of Stephen Hunter’s 47ht novels “Point of Impact” and “Time to Hunt, ” returns in Hunter’s most intense and exotic thriller to date.


This needs to hit the big screen immediately. Stephen Hunter has written over twenty novels.

How the Japanese loved death! It’s free and yours to keep.

Join Kobo & start eReading today

The story starts while Bob Lee is cutting away at his land with the scythe while an expensive car pulls up. This man samuri come to Bob searching for his father’s sword.

You submitted the following rating and review. I think the real mistake here was making this a Bob the Nailer book.

The Day Before Midnight. The reader will never fully understand the meaning of tradition and honor the way the Japanese zamurai it. The dude is awesome.

There was finally some action going on cause I was getting kinda bored with all encyclopedia stuff that found it’s way into the narrative. View all 4 comments. The story is also well known in many places as there are endless movies, books, samuari and TV shows based on it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Stephan Hunter has been my movie reviewer of choice for more than 30 447th.