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Die Trying Audiobook

Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....
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When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 07-11-15
    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Could not stop listening"

    Normally I listen to audiobooks while driving to and from work. With Die Trying, I would get home and still be listening while preparing dinner. After everyone was settled in for the evening, instead of turning on the idiot box, I would listen for hours. The story was fast paced, very detailed allowing you to visualize every scene. Can't wait to start Trip Wire!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce 07-03-13
    Bruce 07-03-13
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    "Very disappointing"
    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The plot was not very entertaining and I often felt the writer made things happen even when they made no sense or fit into the story. The feeling was the ending was the goal and the trip there did not matter.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jonathan McClain?

    Yes


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

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I like the first book so I guess my expectations were just to high.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 05-28-13
    Paul 05-28-13
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    "Mediocre story, awful narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    1. Shorter, tighter plot. 2. Good narrator


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Overall premise ok, but it is way too long for the plotline so there are many passages that are just filler, with no value to the plot.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Accents were terrible, female voices ridiculous and overall delivery very flat


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    first few hours are OK, by the end I couldn't wait for it to be over.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    tristan BELLEVUE, WA, United States 05-23-13
    tristan BELLEVUE, WA, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "hard time buying into the story."
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Jonathan McClain?

    Not sure, probably try another.


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

    If you read this after the Killing floor, and appreciated the plot and how the story unfolded then this one, in my opinion does do it as well. The whole story thing seems unlikely.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I never noticed in The Killing Floor, how often the character's conversations end with someone saying "Right?" Almost all the characters say this at the end of sentence,. In this book, with this narrator it's immediately jarring and continues throughout. I found it pretty distracting on top of a mediocre performance. If I listen to another of Child's books, I'll probably listen to a Dick Hill one.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 02-28-13
    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Frequent Listener"

    Listened to the first book, it was great, read the reviews for the second and third where everyone dissed the narrater, can't agree with their call. Story line on this one was a little hokey with the militia members being brain dead zombies, but overall it was an interesting story that I enjoyed listening to. By the way, if Mr. McClain is a boring narrater, let me offer up some other books I've listened to. Mr. McClain does a good job, keeps the characters differentiated, only struggled with the female characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Wilder Charlotte, NC United States 01-17-13
    Rob Wilder Charlotte, NC United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Impressive and exciting read"

    I agree with some of the other reviewers that Dick Hill is the "real" Jack Reacher, and I have listened to both versions of this book. I have to say that Jonathan McClain does a great job with the non-Reacher characters, and his version of Reacher is certainly acceptable. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the book due to the narrator and actually think that he did a great job with the main villain. The story is one of the better Reacher stories, even if a certain degree of suspension disbelief is necessary. If you're a fan of the series or if you love thrillers of the Flynn, Clancy, Thor ilk, I think you'll enjoy this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 05-15-14
    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 05-15-14

    I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.

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    "Solid Reacher plot. Little character development"

    First I have t say how much more I enjoy Johnathan McClain's narration vs that of Dick Hill.

    McClain gave greater voice to his women's characters as opposed to the 'everyone sounds the same' of Dick Hill. I so wish that some other-any other-narrator than Hill had done this series..

    Yeah-I'm not a fan.

    I don't remember reading this book..I do know that I found Reacher about 4 years into the series, in any case, I didn't remember anything about this story except the shotgun holes in the roof of the van.

    The story follows what has become a very typical Jack Reacher kind of arc. It was a good listen gave very little character development about Reacher and sets up General Garber to be part of Reachers life.

    Worth the credit if you're a Reacher fan.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dr Dionne P Joseph Qatar 02-02-13
    Dr Dionne P Joseph Qatar 02-02-13 Member Since 2014

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    "really enjoyable, no problems with the narrator"

    I came to this after listening to all the other Reacher books, as i had become accustomed to Dick Hill. OK, Reacher sounds different, but I cannot understand the criticism. I thought it was excellently narrated and the voices were good (at least to my British ears).

    The story was really compelling and I finished it in two days. Overall a very good listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jonathan 12-23-15
    jonathan 12-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "interesting beginning"

    This book is the second in the series that I have listened too and it delivered an interesting outlook on militants view on the federal government.

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    Ronald D. Elliott 12-12-15
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    "Poor Reader"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Jonathan McClain is no Dick Hill !! Jack Reacher's just not the same. Just a boring read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    None


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    GREAT as usual


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Poor!


    Any additional comments?

    No, We'll buy all the Jack Reacher series except any read by this guy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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