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Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel | [Lee Child]

Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel

In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
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Publisher's Summary

New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn't.

In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times best seller Lee Child.

Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.

Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark's plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan...from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.

In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Reacher.

©2009 Delacorte Press; (P)2009 Random House

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    Ivan Markham, Ontario, Canada 03-04-10
    Ivan Markham, Ontario, Canada 03-04-10
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    "Another awesome Jack Reacher book"

    I am a fan of Lee Childs/Jack Reacher and have read all the books. Some of them I like some of them I didn't.

    This was my first audio book and I must say I enjoyed it thoroughly! The author and the narrator have done a splendid job. Glad I tried it on audio.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    William New Port Richey, FL, United States 12-12-09
    William New Port Richey, FL, United States 12-12-09 Member Since 2014
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    "The old Reacher is back"

    After hating the last novel, Nothing to Lose, Reacher is back in this novel; well at least he's closer to his old self. I liked the story and narration and the action was first rate. Give me more of this!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Danny D. 07-08-09
    Danny D. 07-08-09 Listener Since 2007

    Danny

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    "Mauled by Narration"

    This book is not very good but any potential to enjoy the audio version is just mauled by the naration. Most of the characters are from the N.Y. area and the best the narrator can do to affect a N.Y. accent is sort of a Vinnie Barbarino with a lisp and a lower IQ. And it only gets worse when the action shifts to North Carolina or people from there and with the exception of one twangy hotel clerk, they all still sound like N.Y. accents.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Fayetteville, AR, USA 07-04-09
    Kim Fayetteville, AR, USA 07-04-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Gone Tomorrow"

    This book is the slowest moving thing I have ever listened to. I think the reader's voice lulls one into zombie land.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    G Wallace 07-02-09
    G Wallace 07-02-09 Member Since 2010

    I love me some audiobooks

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    "If it weren't for Dick Hill..."

    This is the latest and probably last Jack Reacher novel I'll listen to, at least for a long while. I felt bored, detached and not caring for the characters. Apart from Jack, who I've come to know a little about from the 6 or so other Reacher novels I've listen to, the other characters were paper thin. The previous Reacher novel had me questioning whether to keep going or quit, but after reading some of the reviews I began to think that Lee Child had gotten back into his game. I was wrong. It's not a complete yawner but definitely not up to par with the earlier books in this series. Dick Hill is one of the few redeeming qualities and the reason I didn't rate this book with a single star.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen 07-27-09
    Eileen 07-27-09 Member Since 2012
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    "I think I might just be half in love with Jack"

    Gotta love a great book and a great character. I am not one of your jaded snooty listeners I just love a good yarn and anything Dick Hill reads comes to life before your very ears. I could listen to Jack Reacher novels every day and never get bored. Keep them coming.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy 04-16-14
    Stacy 04-16-14 Member Since 2015

    July is my month in the rotation; be gentle it's my first month doing this on my own

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    "With One Exception"

    I found this to be a great listen almost all the way through; then one scene has Reacher pulling a move of such colossal ignorance that it briefly ruined the entire lead up to this climatic scene. Though Child attempts to explain the mistake away it still comes off as a highly improbable mistake from a fighting man of Reacher's caliber.
    With that stipulation out of the way I found this to be an excellent listening experience as a good comeback from the dreadful Nothing To Lose. Though the villain and the force behind all the subsequent events come to light halfway through the book there is suspense leading up to the final scene. Given the weakness I've already alluded to leading up to the dramatic ending; it was still quite satisfying to see the ruthless killers get their comeuppance. The look back at the Russians fighting in Afghanistan was interesting; as was the politician hoping to avoid a past mistake coming to light. without that one huge mistake this was easily a five star rating; even with it overall this work is still a five.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angelique Odessa, TX, United States 03-28-13
    Angelique Odessa, TX, United States 03-28-13
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    "Total political hack job, and worst Lee Child plot"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different plot, no obsession with trashing Iraq War


    Has Gone Tomorrow turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Have enjoyed the rest of the series and will continue reading.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Dick Hill is consistent


    What character would you cut from Gone Tomorrow?

    A Reacher with no commitment to duty.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Taiwo Germantown, MD, United States 01-24-13
    Taiwo Germantown, MD, United States 01-24-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best of Lee Child"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you like Lee Child I would recommend it especially because the narrator is great but the story is just okay.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lee Child? Why or why not?

    For now, I think I've had enough of Jack Reacher series.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dick Hill makes the story come alive and having gotten used to his voice it's as if Lee Child was telling me the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not really.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-10-12
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "This was good. I like the Reacher series."

    When I’m done with one, I’m eager for the next. Some of the other Reacher stories didn’t have the thriller element. They were solving a mystery with some action. I prefer thrillers like this one - meaning we are in the heads of the bad guys and watch them as they try to hurt Reacher and others. I enjoy the series. You need to suspend disbelief at times. This is almost like a comic book super hero. I have these short bursts of laughter when I hear some of Reacher’s macho dialogue. It’s fun. I like hanging out with him.

    The narrator Dick Hill was very good.

    The ending was feel good and satisfying.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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