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Die Trying Audiobook
Die Trying
Written by: 
Lee Child
Narrated by: 
Johnathan McClain
Die Trying Audiobook

Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

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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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    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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    Mandi M. 03-26-15
    Mandi M. 03-26-15 Member Since 2016
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    "GREAT STORY- HORRIBLE NARRATION"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    i am still in the process of listening to this book and no doubt i will finish it because it is a great book- i have to say that the narration sometimes makes me grumpy because it is so bad. This book will most likely take me about 3 times longer than usual just because i have to stop listening after a while because this guy is so definitely not Dick Hill. I'm even more upset that i have to make it through a second novel (Tripwire) with the same narrator. Dick Hill brought Jack Reacher to life and I absolutely LOVED his narration and the different characters he was able to make me believe in. Jonathan McClain nowhere near gives the experience of Dick Hill but the book itself is a great read.


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

    His voice is boring. He sounds nasally when he attempts to bring characters to life and I have a hard time figuring out if he is supposed to be doing a man's voice or a woman's. Everything sounds the same. BAD.


    Was Die Trying worth the listening time?

    barely. I think I may have to use my eyes rather than my ears for the next book. I highly recommend getting Dick Hill to redo 'Die Trying' and 'Tripwire'. It's way too much of a tease to hook listeners in on the first Jack Reacher novel with Dick Hill and then force them to be stuck with Jonathan McClain for the next 30hours of Jack Reacher.


    Any additional comments?

    i dont want to take away from the novel itself- it is awesome!

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    N. Smith 03-10-15
    N. Smith 03-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great book!!!!"

    I am hooked on the Jack Reacher series. Suspenseful, action, plot twists!! I find myself sitting in my car and listening as long as possible. This book absolutely meets the caliber of the first book. I'll be starting the third book today!

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    Dr. Scott Silverii USA 03-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great narration"
    What made the experience of listening to Die Trying the most enjoyable?

    actor did a fantastic job establishing the distinction between characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reacher - because its Jack Reacher


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

    FBI Director McGregor


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

    When Reacher was crawling through the caves - I also felt claustrophobic listening to the narration.


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    Jon Corbett Laconia, NH 02-20-15
    Jon Corbett Laconia, NH 02-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Is It Bostralian?"

    This is another fun Jack Reacher novel. It's cheesy... Reacher is roaming the US, and is once again thrust into another suspenseful murder/kidnapping/heist. As always, he is invincible, macho, somewhat superhuman, and takes vengeance on this round's evil-doers. The writing is terrible and I don't care, because it's great brain candy.

    The one downside is the narrator. One of the FBI agents (Brogan is his name, I believe) is portrayed with the worst possible accent... EVER. I'm not sure the intention, but it switches from terrible Bostonian to terrible Australian... I call it Bostralian. Chapter 22 is possibly one of the best examples. The point is, no one on this planet speaks with that accent. But, if you can suffer through it, the book is a fun listen.

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