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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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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 12-31-12
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Trouble always finds him!"

    Once again our nomadic hero, Jack Reacher, wanders into trouble. This time it’s an abduction in progress involving a woman. They both become hostages, there is gun play, there are physical injuries, and a plot to overthrow the government is thwarted. In typical Reacher fashion he overcomes all and moves on to his next adventure.
    This fun listen is iconic Reacher from beginning to end.
    Jonathan McClain does a good job narrating.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin Riverview, FL, United States 12-25-12
    Kevin Riverview, FL, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Story was interesting but sooooo drawn out"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It took Reacher over 10 hours in this audio before he started to defending himself. This became very irritating after awhile. Parts of the plot were just not credible enough i.e. A person on the way to blow up people, the good guys know of four possible cities for the bomb, yet they tell no one so they can get assistance looking in all all locations but instead they guess where he's going. That's irresponsable and really stupid!


    Would you recommend Die Trying to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes with a lot of caveats.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good and compelled me to spend the time to finish it but it took so long for the good guys to start fighting back, the book was actually putting me in a bad mood. I really like Jack Reachers character but I am not sure I want to read more in the series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    John TIGARD, OR, United States 10-31-12
    John TIGARD, OR, United States 10-31-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Where is Dick Hill?"

    I've just started this book, and having read every other Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child, I have no doubt I'm going to like the story, but...
    This narrator is milk toast, when I really wanted a hot, buttery, cinnamon bun.
    This narrator is weak tea, when I really wanted hot, black, coffee.
    This narrator is near beer, when I really wanted a stiff shot of bourbon.
    This narrator is Jonathan McClain, when I really wanted Dick Hill.
    For me, Dick Hill is Jack Reacher. I'm sure McClain is a nice guy, and he reads well enough, but he is not Dick Hill, and for me, that means he is not Jack Reacher. I'm not through the first chapter, but I really miss Dick Hill.

    45 of 54 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 11-07-12
    Shawn Carrollton, TX, United States 11-07-12 Member Since 2011

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    "I feel like I was robbed"

    This Book was dressed up as a newly released Lee Child: Reacher Novel.
    The narrator butchered this book. I feel like a fool for the fact I had bought it a year ago. It was presented in a manner that allowed me to not check my Reacher series.
    I am ultimately at fault, this I can admit.
    My ears still burn with the noises that Mr. Jonathan McClain made of the voices throughout the entire novel. I am certain he could perform well in a different genre, because of the redeeming quality I heard in the freeform pure narration parts but not the actual characters voices. This books intensity was displaced due to the characters being delivered in a cartoon like fashion.
    I have never written a bad review because the books I have not liked are books that are not in my taste. Yet this time I am actually disturbed, and feel if someone had listened to this book with it’s Narration it may ruin the fantastic talent, and action Lee Child brings to life in the Reacher Series.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Salina, KS, United States 10-07-13
    Donna Salina, KS, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "STILL IN PROCESS OF LISTENING TO IT, BUT....."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    DID NOT LIKE THE NARRTOR, DID NOT PUT ENOUGH INTO THE CHARACTERS OR EVEN THE STORY...HE IS BORING!THIS GUY IS SO BORING I DON'T EVEN WANT TO LISTEN TO HIM, LITERALLY PUTS ME TO SLEEP;ALMOST MONOTONE, LIKE HE ISN'T EVEN ENJOYING THE STORY!


    Any additional comments?

    WHY DO THE AUTHORS CHANGE THE NARRATOR IN THEIR SERIES...DICK HILL DID AN EXECELENT NARRATING JOB AND HAD EXCITEMENT IN HIS VOICE...AUTHOR MADE A HUGH MISTAKE BY CHANGING HIS NARRATOR....LEE CHILD, KEEP THE SAME NARRATOR IN YOUR SERIES, DICK HILL WAS EXTREMELY GOOD AT ADDING EXCITEMENT TO THE STORY LINE, HE KNOWS THE CHARACTERS AND MAKE THEM COME ALIVE

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    HIII Grants Pass, OR, United States 05-11-13
    HIII Grants Pass, OR, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Getting to know Reacher better"

    Another action packed Reacher that has a part of the setting in the back of a van and the majority of the action is based in a remote commune. Even so Lee Child has lots of description describing limited background. Into the story is woven the plight of a well connected, silver spoon young woman and overdoing her desire to seem normal and be judged on her own. This was not my favorite Reacher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew R Dunlap Bellevue, WA USA 08-16-13
    Matthew R Dunlap Bellevue, WA USA 08-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book - mediocre voice work"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was fast paced and balanced as it moved between the various sub-plots. Goor, and enjoyable. Loved the book, not the narration.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voices and 'accents' that the narrator chose to use were forced and poorly done. From the sounds of it, he has never been to Boston, but makes the listener suffer through his interpretation of a Bostonite who lives in Chicago. Also, his attempts at doing other voices (Korean dry cleaner and other shop keepers was painful and borderline insulting). Have to suffer through 3 books before we get back Dick Hill.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce lake park, ga, United States 07-03-13
    Bruce lake park, ga, United States 07-03-13 Member Since 2012
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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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    tristan BELLEVUE, WA, United States 05-23-13
    tristan BELLEVUE, WA, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2012
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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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