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Don't Know Jack: The Hunt For Reacher Series #1 | [Diane Capri]

Don't Know Jack: The Hunt For Reacher Series #1

It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of listeners and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out.
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It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years and sixteen novels later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of listeners and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. Otto and Gaspar are by-the-book hunters who know when it's necessary to break the rules, but they Don't Know Jack. Reacher is a stone cold killer. Is he their friend or their enemy? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them. Is Reacher a wanted man?

Listeners love Don't Know Jack!

©2012 Diane Capri (P)2013 StoneHouse Audio

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    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 12-25-13
    Harry Boyle Irmo, SC, United States 12-25-13 Member Since 2009
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    "I maybe in the minority but I liked the concept"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is not a Lee Child book but it is not trying to be one. The references to the 6'5" Jack Reacher and the last impression from the book were fine.


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

    I liked the intelligence of the main character. Her part was well written. It is always interesting to see how the case is figured out. Her number 2 character also contrasted well with the leads style.


    What aspect of StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ’s performance would you have changed?

    Hazen as one reviewer stated started of in a robotic form but as I listened I thought she did a decent job with the material.


    Could you see Don't Know Jack being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    There are millions of Lee Child readers. I could see this one being produced. Who would have ever pictured little Tom Cruise being cast as Reacher in last years movie. Probably no one. The movie was decent even with him playing the lead. With the right lead this one works.


    Any additional comments?

    When this one ended I hoped there would be a second book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    matt Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada 03-09-14
    matt Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada 03-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Gripping or nurotic"
    What did you like best about Don't Know Jack? What did you like least?

    A well informed addition to the jack reacher series. Plot is rather slow


    What could Diane Capri have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Spend less time in the characters head and more time in dialogue with other characters.
    The intention seems to be to create mystery and tension where there shouldn't be. Creates a slow story from misunderstanding and poor communication. Some makes sense, but this gets ridiculous and frustrating.


    What about StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ’s performance did you like?

    Decent diction. And clear enunciation.


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

    Yep


    Any additional comments?

    Will try other books by this series but hope it gets better

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura MO 03-30-14
    Laura MO 03-30-14
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    "modern day dragnet"
    What did you love best about Don't Know Jack?

    This book has very unpredictable plot twists. The characters are unique but are very likeable.


    What does StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    They brought a feminine flavor to a Jack Webb, Dragnet style book. I would.not have brought that attitude if I read the book.


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

    I absolutely wanted to listen to the book in one sitting. I listened during my commute and I stayed in my car and likeistened until the end of the chapter every time I drove.


    Any additional comments?

    When I finished, my first thought was that I could not wait to order the sequel.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tina New Harmony, IN, United States 01-29-14
    Tina New Harmony, IN, United States 01-29-14
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    "THIS IS A SMART AUDIOBOOK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Don't Know Jack to be better than the print version?

    They both have their strengths but it's great to hear the audio bring it to life. The writing is stylized and so is the performance. They match perfectly. It feels like those cop shows from the 50's - 'just the facts, mam.'


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I'm torn. Otto and Gaspar are so well suited as partners yet exact opposites. Miami and Detroit! Their repartee is brilliant. Very funny the way they trade nicknames for one another.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed when they are sitting in the police captain's office in Margate and Otto is observing, waiting for her to show a sign that she is guilty or give something away. Listening to how Otto works as she reads the body language, looking for the tell.


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

    The story and writing are smart. You have to pay attention, keep up. So it's a very exciting listen. Very compelling.


    Any additional comments?

    I think its odd the narrator has gotten bad comments. She's great and suits the writing perfectly. The vocabulary is way above average and she makes perfect sense of it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Fairhaven, MA, United States 05-22-14
    Edward Fairhaven, MA, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Waste of a good credit"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing about this could have made this experience worth it


    Has Don't Know Jack turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ?

    Len Cariou, Dick Hill, George Guidell, Orla Cassidy


    Any additional comments?

    This was a complete waste of time and a good credit. Having read all the jack reacher books, I was originally intruigued at the concept, but quickly dismissed the thought about 3 chapters in. Why someone would want to piggy-back off a popular series and try to build onto it with confusing and completely unbelieveable plot lines is beyond me. I'm surprised Lee Child allowed the use of his characters, or even that he approved the concept (assuming he did). The purpose was to draw Reacher fans into the web and then try to keep them with a fantasy storyline using Child's characters as a backdrop. The "boss" was completely unbelieveable as was his knack for knowing exactly where his charges were and what they were doing the instant after they did it. The concept made no sense. Why send agents on an "under the radar" mission to have them ultimately solve a cae you were responsible for? Sorry. Complete waste of time and if this is a series, I won't get to episode 2.

    One of the single most annoying aspects for the listener is having the reader try to be a man with every male line. I'm smart enough to know when a male character is uttering lines. I don't need the reader to pretend to be a man as she's reading. She made the male FBI agent so annoying with her voice, I tuned her out after a while. Listen to George Guidell read the Mitch Rapp series, or Dick Hill read the Reacher series or Orla Cassidy read the King & Maxwell series and you won;t haer them changing their voices to be somebody else. While reading the Kim character, she was fine. She should have stayed with that.

    I was desperate for a new book to listen to, so I took it. I'm not that desperate anymore.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jannine Merriweather, MI, United States 02-04-14
    Jannine Merriweather, MI, United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Nothing


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    No


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Does not achieve a thing...Thats the problem...5 hours into this 8 hour plus book and Old Jack Reacher hasent shown his face...and all the people in the book do is drive from one place to another and talk about the man...couldnt listen anymore...a waste of 5 hours.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    She doesnt have a handle on the people in the book...and if you cant get the accents of an indevidual carecter consistant and beliveable.....do us a favor and dont try...its annoying and irritating...the Cuban guy? if i hadent listened as far as i did and was told his heritage id never have guessed....never...the individuals start to weave themselves together after a few hours and its like listening to three or four tracks of music at one time...becomes almost impossible to tell the individuals appart...good thing the author follows almost every comment in a conversation with a helpful...He said or she said...lots of he said and she saids....sorry thats not the readers fault...as far as the author...well i think she had an Idea that seemed good in her head....but didnt translate to paper...Reacher gave her the slip and shes just as confused about it as carictures in the book....dont waste your time....


    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John 04-06-14
    John 04-06-14 Member Since 2003
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    "Worst Ever"
    Would you try another book from Diane Capri and/or StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Diane Capri again?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She's just awful and a bad story made it worse.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Don't Know Jack?

    The whole thing!


    Any additional comments?

    Worst book I ever did on Audible (and I do about 5 a month). A disgrace to the real Jack Reacher series!

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Reno, NV, United States 11-13-13
    Richard Reno, NV, United States 11-13-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Should read: nothing to do with Jack at all"
    What disappointed you about Don't Know Jack?

    If your hoping for jack Reacher then don't bother. This book has nothing to do with him except mentioning his name a few times. The narrator is almost impossible to listen to as well. I really can't comment on the actual story beacause I listened to the entire book waiting for the appearance of Reacher and it never happened. Good thing Audible offers refunds.


    Has Don't Know Jack turned you off from other books in this genre?

    From this author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ’s performances?

    No.


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

    Very disappointed


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Great Falls, VA, United States 12-31-13
    Margaret Great Falls, VA, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Worst performance I have heard."
    Would you try another book from Diane Capri and/or StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ?

    Probably not. Especially if the narrator is the same. Terrible reading. Very wooden and monotone.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ’s performances?

    Never.


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

    Frustrated by the performance. I think I would have enjoyed the book otherwise but couldn't get past the narration.


    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tajmoni 06-03-14
    Tajmoni 06-03-14 Member Since 2012
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    "The Narrating is unbearable!!!!"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I couldn't even listen to the story. I tried 1 chapter and that was it. She sounds like a robot. I honestly don't believe that is a person reading but some electronic program. That is in fact the most horrible reading I ever heard.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ellon, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "On the reacher bandwagon"
    What did you like best about Don't Know Jack? What did you like least?

    Narrator very robotic and no feeling at all, story was ok but it was just a jump on the reacher bandwagon, no reacher involvement as such but some clever ties to reacher stories, don't buy this expecting a reacher standard, plot very contrived and not all thatwell tied up to finish


    Would you ever listen to anything by Diane Capri again?

    Probably not


    Would you be willing to try another one of StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ’s performances?

    Maybe


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Could have been so much better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy
    6/15/14
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    "Did a female Stephen Hawkins read this?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The story is good, I just got distracted by the robotic voice, I genuinely thought it had been read by a computer


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

    N/a


    What didn’t you like about StorytellerProductions and Kelley Hazen ’s performance?

    Didn't like kelley's performance at all


    Do you think Don't Know Jack needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    N/a


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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