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61 Hours: Jack Reacher 14 | [Lee Child]

61 Hours: Jack Reacher 14

Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There's a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There's a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico....
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Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm.

There's a small town 20 miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There's a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There's a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico.

Jack Reacher hitched a ride in the back of the bus. A life without baggage has many advantages. And crucial disadvantages too, when it means facing the arctic cold without a coat. But he's equipped for the rest of his task. He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn’t like people who put it to wrongs.

©2010 Lee Child (P)2010 Random House Audio

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    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-22-11
    Lia Sutton, Australia 08-22-11 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Anothre great Reacher book"

    A great book, very well narrated and interesting. Reacher wastes no time in getting to the point. Lee Childs has become a favorite of mine, uncomplicated plots, entertaining characters and very well narrated, never a waste of money

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    SharonJen 06-18-14
    SharonJen 06-18-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Another good Jack Reacher story"

    The characters and the extreme environment well painted, a good story and again very well read.. loving the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    comleroyric australia 09-24-13
    comleroyric australia 09-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "WOW!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 61 Hours to be better than the print version?

    Don`t know


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Reacher .....he is cool


    What didn’t you like about Jeff Harding’s performance?

    all great ...minor detail...actually very annoying, the book kept repeating itself!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Yinnar Sth, Australia 02-21-13
    David Yinnar Sth, Australia 02-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "I didn't want to get out of the car"

    I've only just discovered Reacher. Boy, what a hero. I would normally stay well away from such books but I'm hooked. He kicks arse, literally and figuratively. The count down was a train wreck, 61, 51 and on and on to what????? No fingernails left and where's the next book?

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    Scott Durban, South Africa 01-01-12
    Scott Durban, South Africa 01-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Entertaining guff"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Jeff Harding?

    I am told that Lee Childs other books are much better - will give them a shot.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This story is implausible on so many levels that suspension of disbelief is more effort than it is worth. It started off well enough, but the identity of the bent cop was painfully obvious from the start and none of the characters were meaningfully developed.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favorite?

    The book is very well read and the narrator did not


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lloyd mollymook, Australia 06-30-11
    lloyd mollymook, Australia 06-30-11
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    "Jack Reacjer"

    A great book, very much to the point, Reacher wastes no time in getting to it . Lee Childs has become a favorite of mine, uncomplicated plots, entertaining characters and very well narrated, never a waste of money

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Jonathan
    Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
    9/12/10
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    "61 Hours - 60 hours too much"

    I have read (or in the case of his last two novels, listened to) every Jack Reacher. I listened to Gone Tomoprrow and was sorely disappointed and concerned that Lee Child had lost the momentum with Reacher. Sadly, 61 Hours seems to have proved me right.
    The narration was fine, but in the same way that a bad script can fatally destroy a fine actor, the narrator was having to deal with Lee Child well below his early best.
    Fantastic (in the real sense) plotting and some unbelievable, shallowly-developed characters made this probably the last Lee Child, certainly the last Reacher novel, I'll be reading until I reread one of his early best.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan
    MineheadUnited Kingdom
    9/5/10
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    "Worrying for Jack Reacher fans"

    For those addicted to Jack Reacher's adventures this is a worrying book as we're left wondering what happens to our hero at the end?

    Beautifully read to capture Jack's laconic voice, this is very much a 'slow burner' that builds up to a very hot ending (this, as you will discover, is a dreadful pun!). Jack falls for two women, one elderly lady who he meets on a daily basis, and one who he never gets to meet.

    Lee Child will never win the Booker Prize but he will keep you guessing as you sit on the edge of your seat. Great stuff.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eddie
    Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
    9/29/14
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    "“I'm not afraid of death. Death's afraid of me.”"
    What did you like most about 61 Hours?

    I do not agree with the negative reviews. This is Jack Reacher doing what he does best. Tracking down and killing the bad people. I think I am getting well used to Lee Child and have identified the killer well before the end be it a Cop or an FBI Agent. Keep em coming, please.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PJC
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Not Child's best"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoy the escapism of a good Reacher novel, but was disappointed by this offering. I was able to guess a lot of the "twists" and felt that in many ways this was done deliberately by Child as a bit of an experiment. I liked the Janet Salter character and the way that she engaged with Reacher, but found the other characters were not particularly memorable. Child's next novel "Worth dying for" is very much a return to form. Jeff Harding was good as ever...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    KIDLINGTON, United Kingdom
    9/2/13
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    "Sheesh what a bore"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have listened to a load of Jack Reacher - not sure what happened here. I found it really boring and hard work. Just nothing seemed to happen for ages, I lost track of the plot and really listened to get value for money.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sheri
    LONDON SW17, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Lee child on usual form"
    What made the experience of listening to 61 Hours the most enjoyable?

    The story is well read and reasonably engaging. However, I felt it was very much in keeping with other Lee child stories i have read and contain nothing new in terms of plot structure. The main villain character was not particularly well developed so it was difficult to care what he happened to him in the story


    If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

    Similar plot structure but not as much human interest as other stories I have listened to or read by the same author.


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    i have not listened to this reader before - however I felt he read well.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roderick
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Lee Child has done it again!"

    I don't know how Lee Child comes up with his ideas but they are always fresh and my best second guess is never right! Another supert action thriller which twists and turns with every page. I coudln't put it down. I think I have listened to all the Jack Reacher novels he as written and eagerly anticipate the next one.

    If action thrillers are your thing, you will not be disappointed wth this book written in Lee Child's unique style. I just wish he could write them as fast as I can read them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy
    Burton On Trent, Staffs, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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    "Very reliant on your view of the Narrator"

    This was my first Jack Reacher novel. Have to say the cadence of the narrator felt a little strange at first. However, after a while you kind of slip into the tempo.

    Having subsequently read the first Reacher novel on Kindle, Jeffrey Hardings narration dovetails really well with Lee Childs quirky prose. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Harris
    SW, England
    4/7/13
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    "Great Listen"

    Having seen the Hollywood movie advertised I wanted to start the Reacher novels from the very start. But various things conspired against me, and I read that you can pick any book up in the series and start reading without having to have read the previous book.



    This is certainly true, and the author provides enough background for the main character in a way in which, now that I have also listened to the next book (Worth Dying For) does not seem repetitive. The crisp dialogue between characters is superb, and the narrator/reader does a great job at conveying this and a pretty decent job with various accents. Although the Nebraskan female voice that he does appears in the following book for a different characters….hey what’s a guy to do ;-)



    It’s a very enjoyable listen and a good story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • nuitdelune
    11/28/10
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    "Wish it lasted 61 hours"

    Having gone into this after reading bad reviews, I was prepared to be disappointed but it was a cracking Jack Reacher and I do hope he is still alive!! The best place to listen to Jack Reacher and the rhythm of the narrative is while driving

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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