Beat the Reaper: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Josh Bazell

Narrated By: Robert Petkoff

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: January 2009

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes


Meet Peter Brown, a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past that is just about to catch up with him. His morning begins with the quick disarming of a would-be mugger, followed by a steamy elevator encounter with a sexy young pharmaceutical rep, topped off by a visit with a new patient - and from there Peter's day is going to get a whole lot worse and a whole lot weirder. Because that patient knows Peter from his other life, when he had a different name and a very different job. The only reason he's a doctor now is thanks to the Witness Protection Program-and even they can't protect him from the long reach of the New Jersey mob. Now he's got to do whatever it takes to keep his patient alive so he can buy some time...and beat the reaper.

BEAT THE REAPER is not just the only novel that will be compared to Quentin Tarantino's films, Grey's Anatomy, and Chuck Palahniuk-it's also the most original and entertaining debut thriller you'll read this year.


  • John True

    Fast paced thriller with a somewhat unlikeable antihero. Even though Peter Brown sometimes comes off as an arrogant jerk, the listener can't help but cheer him on when he is beating up muggers and mobsters. Lots of action!

  • Barbara L

    An interesting combination. I enjoyed the medical portion of story. The hit-man sections not so much. Perhaps the author was working out some ambivalence about his chosen profession. But the story moved along and certainly wasn't boring.

  • Margo

    Held my interest, but at the end I had to ask - What was the point of this story?

  • Anonymous

    Interesting story and narration. I enjoyed the listen, but have to say that parts a bit too graphic for me, which is why I gave it 3 and not 4 stars. I had to fast forward through some of it as it just too descriptive for me.

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