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Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2 | [Lee Child]

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....

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    Glen Pridgen 08-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Lee Child Is A Master!"

    Lee Child is a master with the English language! A master at telling a story without wasting words. Jack reacher is about to enter the longest week of his life, he catch a little ass, makes a little love, kills some bad guys and eventually gets left on the side of the road to hitch way his home.

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    tom burton 07-16-15
    tom burton 07-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good story line"

    Loved it, I am addicted to this lee child series!
    Ready for the next book (trip wire) in the series.

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    Will 06-25-15
    Will 06-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Weak"
    What disappointed you about Die Trying?

    Weak characters. Repetitive story lines as writer tried to satisfy publishers requirements for novel length. Reader was not that bad but suffered from unbearable content. I don't mind crude language or violence which has some necessity for the novel but this is over the top. Child was recommended to me but has been crossed off my list at least for now.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    See above


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan McClain’s performance?

    See above


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Die Trying?

    Easily half the book


    Any additional comments?

    'nough said

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    mil e FORT MADISON, IA, US 06-24-15
    mil e FORT MADISON, IA, US 06-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Kept me listening"

    Enjoyed the narrator and the narrative. Not sure by the reviews if I'll continue the series but maybe.

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    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 06-20-15
    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Jack heads for the hills"

    Die Trying is installment #2 in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series. This time out Jack learns that no good deed goes unpunished as he gets involved in a kidnapping while helping a young woman on a crutch negotiate her drycleaning. One thing leads to another and Jack finds himself in the middle of a psychotic secessionist militia mastermind's scheme to hold the US government hostage while plotting domestic terrorism. At the same time, Jack's involvement is viewed with suspicion by law enforcement.

    Jack's unique combination of Sherlock Holmes - like analytical deductive reasoning, along with special ops fighting and survival skills are clearly on display. Also prominent is an uncanny ability to wage psychological warfare as well. Throughout, Jack's cool under fire attitude with a desire to just get back to his modern version of the classical "hobo" makes him an endearing character.

    The narration is outstanding with an excellent range of voices. Pacing is appropriate for the story and along with tone, makes this a quick listen as there is little break in the action.

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    L. P. Stephens Texas 06-18-15
    L. P. Stephens Texas 06-18-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not the Greatest, but not bad"

    Sorta like old pulp fiction. It's entertaining. It is not heavy reading. If your following the series you'll enjoy it. If it was your first taste you might not return. I feel like a got my money's worth. YMMV

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    michelle clark HOUSTON, TX, US 06-17-15
    michelle clark HOUSTON, TX, US 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the slowest reacher books in the series"

    I love Jack reacher's character there is a fair amount of character development in this book but the first three quarters of the book is painfully slow come paired to the first book.

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    J.C.D. 05-06-15
    J.C.D. 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED"
    What did you love best about Die Trying?

    I liked the way Reacher and the woman were transported without knowing how or why.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The action. Lots of it.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan McClain – was your favorite?

    Jack Reacher, of course.


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    Twyon White usa 05-05-15
    Twyon White usa 05-05-15
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    "Always great"

    Read the first book in the series than listened to the second doesn't disappoint. Great series so far

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    John P Boston, MA 04-20-15
    John P Boston, MA 04-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book and I loved the narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Die Trying the most enjoyable?

    I have now listened to all of the Jack Reacher books, in order, and love the entire series. I came back to one of the Jonathan McClain books after listening to the rest to see if I still liked his narration more than Dick Hill's ... turns out I still do.


    What does Jonathan McClain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I think Jonathan McClain's narration is really good. He does a great job with Beau Borken's voice. For instance, after Holly Johnson attacks her captors, he captures an out of breath, high pitched crazy man's voice perfectly. And I love the cool, smooth way he does Reacher. I was quite disappointed when the series switched back to Dick Hill (who also does a fine job, but not as good as McClain in my estimation). I was surprised to see a lot of reviewers who didn't like McClain, and felt compelled to "vote."


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