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Die Trying Audiobook

Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 05-20-16
    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Skip this book - not up to par"

    Fortunately Lee figures out, in later books in the series, that less is more. Here he pile on the 'unrealistic suspense' to the point of ridiculousness. The story jumps all over the place, is lacks a sense of realism and is in face just plain stupid in some parts. I started skipping chapters just to get to the end and then just the in the towel, There was not more intrigue because the story line had gone beyond belief. If you enjoy the Jack Reacher series, as I do, skip this one.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-17-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-17-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Give this one a miss"

    I do not mind a story like this being over the top. But it was just too unbelievable, I found that I stopped being excited or caring about these characters because I stopped believing in them. I have read other Reacher novels and will continue to do so.

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    Terrance Ferguson 04-21-16 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.

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    "Not as good as the first. But wow! Enthralling."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It does a really good job of keeping you interested. I really enjoyed the tactical aspect of it from all parties in the book. Gathering and acting on information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reacher's thought process. I love watching him calculate solutions to overwhelming problems.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's a scene where someone has evil ugly intent for someone and ends up paying for it. I loved it. I was cheering.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Whenever Reacher is upset. He is so cool, calculating (and excited by violence) and those qualities are written into him very well. So when he breaks or shows humanity i really feel it.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as the first. The first person perspective of the first book REALLY aided in the feel because it was more personal. But still. Excellent thriller. It just got crazier and bigger and more clutch/tense. Tight til the last few moments. Excellent.

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    Brian 04-06-16
    Brian 04-06-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Can't get over Tom Crude portraying Reacher"

    Since when does little Tommy Thumb think he can pull off 6 foot 5 inches 220 pounds? Kind of ruined the series for me.

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    Live for Music 04-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A good book ruined by a poor performance."

    I'm not even a 1/4 through, and the book is being ruined by McClains brutally bad reading. Easily the worst of any audio book I have heard. Damn shame.

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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 03-21-16
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Lee Child, Love Jack Reacher"

    Lots of excitement and pretty good action. Lots of trickery and surprises.

    I did not understand the big deal made of the FBI lady's importance to the kidnappers. First we are led to believe it is because of who her father is, then she insists she is important in her own right. Reacher comes around to this point too, but it is never explained. So, was it really all about her father or not?

    Loved the story nevertheless.

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    Robert Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-28-16
    Robert Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, well writen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Die Trying to be better than the print version?

    Yes the reader gives an excellent voice to characters!
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    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Reacher the narrators dead pan style for this character brought him to life in a way that few can really grasp.


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

    Jack Reacher


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

    Yes, but 14 hours is a bit much for that


    Any additional comments?

    Other than some flawed research, Air Force does not nor has it ever had Chinook helicopters, this is a great book!

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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!

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    Lloyd 11-24-15
    Lloyd 11-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Too many "He said" and "She said""

    A pet peeve of mine and not the fault of the performer. But when a conversation is being held by two people it is pretty obvious who is saying what so the constant use of "He said" and "She said" got annoying. Past that a good story with some suspense added. Would make a good movie I think. Definitely worth the money.

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