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Echo Burning: Jack Reacher 5 | [Lee Child]

Echo Burning: Jack Reacher 5

Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her. Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.J ack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.
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Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her.

Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.J ack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

©2011 Lee Child (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 06-05-13
    aussieGeorge68 Sydney Australia 06-05-13
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    "The best jack reacher so far."

    I loved this one. The narrator was also good and suited the story. Unlike some of the narrators of the previous books in the reacher series he had a good deep voice which suited the main character but had the knack of being able to convey the impression of female character voice without the character sounding like a drag queen.

    The story is great plenty of action as usual for a jack reacher book, but the story is much more engaging with more psychological twists.

    This is my new favourite Jack Reacher book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Elsternwick, Australia 03-30-14
    Anne Elsternwick, Australia 03-30-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Lee Child never disappoints"
    What did you love best about Echo Burning?

    The story was complex - you were never sure whether Jack Reacher had been conned. I also love listening to Jeff Harding.


    What other book might you compare Echo Burning to and why?

    I wouldn't compare it to other Lee Child books, but I am a big fan. Every couple of years I listen to them all again.


    What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

    His style is perfect for thrillers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Stringer Melbourne, Australia 08-27-13
    Michael Stringer Melbourne, Australia 08-27-13 Member Since 2007

    I look for books with ideas on multiple levels, a good story, and a bit of fun.

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    "Excitement builds"

    Jack Reacher stories are amphetamine in writing. A friend 'pushed' me into them last Christmas - the first 2 consumed every spare moment from my week's holiday, and a good many more moments than they should have. At the time I thought luckily there were no Audible versions.

    Now there are! Initially I didn't like listening to this first one I experienced. Jeff Harding has the right voice for the genre, but his women's voices sound like little girls. It took me a long time to latch into the story.

    However eventually I did, and I enjoyed it. Jack Reacher is the 21st-century Odysseus, and like all good myths, this one resonates on multiple levels. In addition 'Echo Burning' builds the tension slowly, and eventually it hits a point of pushing more adrenaline than ice climbing. It kept me coming back for more. I suspect that it will for all who like reading of an interesting hero sorting through interesting problems.

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  • Eddie
    Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
    5/28/14
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    "Captivating"
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    Reacher is becoming an addiction. Tense and thrilling, I was almost feeling sorry for those characters that chose to mess with the 'special investigator'.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    5/8/14
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    "Electric atmosphere helps build the tension"
    Where does Echo Burning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The narrator made this a better story than it really was, a convincing accent help create a sense of being in Texas.


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

    Not my favourite but still enjoyed the thriller and left me wanting to hear more


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The scene when they were all sat around the table at the Red ranch prior to it burning down


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

    The story about the mexicans being hunted like wild animals when crossing the border


    Any additional comments?

    This is the 3rd Jack Reacher audiobook I've listen to and found this narrator to be the best.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    United Kingdom
    3/7/14
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    "Brilliant!"


    The truly awful thing about this book is that it's very likely based on fact. Which reminds one that no amount of legislation will ever conquer entrenched prejudice and bigotry.
    All the gods be thanked for men like Reacher!
    Or should I say? - writers like Lee Child.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary
    Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
    12/4/13
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    "Predictable but Enjoyable Nevertheless!"
    What did you like most about Echo Burning?

    I love the Jack Reacher character and in this Texan adventure you get a real sense of the environment and resident prejudice as the plot enfolds with its twists and turns.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joseph
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    12/1/13
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    "What's not to like?"

    I am late to Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series, if you are too you will love these books. Interesting exciting stuff. Just glad there are loads of new ones to get to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • N. Cosh
    Essex, UK
    10/30/13
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    "another great Reacher story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Echo Burning to be better than the print version?

    Jeff Harding is a brilliant narrator of this books, excellent story recommended


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything, got sucked in and couldnt put it down


    What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The voice of Jeff Harding sounds like the voice of Jack Reacher


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

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    WELWYN GARDEN CITY, United Kingdom
    10/29/13
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    "Good but not the best story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    yes


    What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

    much better than the narrator of the previous book.


    Any additional comments?

    had random parts where music played in the background for no reason

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Herts, United Kingdom
    10/24/13
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    "One of my favourite Reacher stories."

    I love all of the reacher stories but this is one of my particular favourites.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lucy
    Little Baddow, United Kingdom
    7/20/13
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    "Compelling"
    Would you listen to Echo Burning again? Why?

    Think I might


    What did you like best about this story?

    I find Lee Childshard work to read, but having it told made it easier and the story's good


    Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't.


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

    No, I 'read' it every night at bed time. Great end to the day.


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly recommend this way of reading books

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    Blackford, United Kingdom
    6/7/13
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    "'Reacher said nothing'"

    Funny wild west story. So far the most realistic of the books if read in order. Narrator much better too and seems to do all the rest as far as I can see. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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