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Never Go Back Audiobook

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

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Publisher's Summary

Never go back - but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him.... Never Go Back is number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child’s new novel of action-charged suspense starring "one of the best thriller characters at work today" (Newsweek).

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces - and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

©2013 Lee Child (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense." (Entertainment Weekly)

"The truth about Reacher gets better and better." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

What Members Say

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 04-26-14
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 04-26-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Reacher is still a hard guy to catch"

    Another Reacher hard ops story with a twist. Jack returns to meet the commander of his old unit. He liked her voice. Both are set up for false charges and the book,follows them as they try to find out who and why. Obviously, they find out, resolve the issues, and clear their names. How they do it is what the book is all about. I liked it.

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    Linda 02-12-14
    Linda 02-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Reacher-predictable and Fun"

    Finally Dick Hill doesn't ruin the narration by making his strong female characters whiny and pathetic sounding, seems he listened to the poor reviews he was given on earlier Reacher series. This book is a little weak on the ending, but silly me, I still enjoy an escape to the Land of Reacher. Perhaps since my last few books have been a little heavy I enjoyed this and rated this higher than I would have otherwise, but sometimes I just want some mindless entertainment and Lee Child delivers again! Although heavily criticized by other readers, even die-hard Reacher fans, this book still gets a 4 star rating from me. Story line might be closer to a 3.5, but I chose to round up my rating, rather than round down.

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    Fran Portland, OR, United States 02-04-14
    Fran Portland, OR, United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2016

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    "Inspired dullness"

    I like the unabridged versions of the Jack Reacher novels because the repetitiveness is so familiar, like a comfortable old bathrobe. I especially like the passive descriptions: "There was a room. There were blinds on the windows. There was a desk and a chair. A man was sitting on the chair..."
    And then there are the lengthy descriptions of simple actions. "The door opened. The door shut. The door opened again. The door shut again. Someone turned the handle. There was a hand on the handle..."
    Seriously, there is a strange and wonderful rhythm to Childs's writing. I even liked this book despite that there really was no plot. C'mon, two old guys in a DC townhouse? The denouement has all the punch of a deflated balloon.
    But you know what? I'm gonna listen to more of the Reacher books. I like the character, and the nihilism, and especially the comfortable voice of Dick Hill, reading all those passive constructions with great patience and panache.

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    Amazon Customer Salt Lake City, UT, US 01-31-14
    Amazon Customer Salt Lake City, UT, US 01-31-14 Member Since 2014

    jamma wendy

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    "I loved this book!"
    What did you love best about Never Go Back?

    Fast paced, fun, great characters. Jack Reacher is always a fun read


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It is a page turner


    Any additional comments?

    Fun and fast read. Great vacation book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Morrison Alaska, USA 01-30-14
    Morrison Alaska, USA 01-30-14 Member Since 2015

    I am a high school teacher and hockey coach living in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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    "Another solid Reacher novel from Lee Child"
    What did you love best about Never Go Back?

    As always, Jack Reacher is the man. I have read/listened to every Jack Reacher book and I love the series. This is another solid book. While it's probably not the best Jack Reacher book (maybe a little less action than some others in the series), it is certainly well worth the listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reacher....who else.


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

    Dick Hill is a solid narrator and always does a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    This and every Reacher book are solid. If I were you, I'd start with Book 1 and enjoy the whole series. Then you can be like all the other fans of this series - counting the days until the next one comes out.

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    William 01-29-14
    William 01-29-14

    Listen to a lot of audio books driving across the wide open spaces of Nevada during monthly 450 mile trips to and from Las Vegas.

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    "Best Reacher novel so far!"

    I enjoyed this Reacher novel from start to finish! Reacher and Susan Turner made a good team and the action was non stop.

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    Leon 01-22-14
    Leon 01-22-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Decent story-That's all"
    What disappointed you about Never Go Back?

    The Reader. Extremely poor. His emphasis on proper diction came at the expense of smoothness and fluidity in the story. It was very distracting. Mr, Hill needs to move on.


    Did Dick Hill do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Enough said about Mr. Hill.


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    Mark Omaha, NE, United States 01-05-14
    Mark Omaha, NE, United States 01-05-14 Member Since 2002

    Audible Books have allowed me to be a "reader". I now enjoy novels and stories I never knew about.

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    "Lee Child does it AGAIN"
    If you could sum up Never Go Back in three words, what would they be?

    Full Circle


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. By keeping the "bad guys" as the unknown


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill IS Jack Reacher. And is great at anything he narrates.


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

    The moment you realize WHY? That pleasure was the real reason.


    Any additional comments?

    Lee Child keep them coming.

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    Wylie monterey, US, Canada 12-29-13
    Wylie monterey, US, Canada 12-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "more of the same"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    formulaic writing All novels beginning to sound the same Needs new style and end to current tired formula.


    Has Never Go Back turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes Too much of the same old, same old


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    capable, believeable, easy on the ear


    What character would you cut from Never Go Back?

    story is issue, not a character


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    Joseph Laurel, MD, United States 12-20-13
    Joseph Laurel, MD, United States 12-20-13
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    "Great Jack Reacher story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've listened to the entire series. Love Jack Reacher novels - the bad guys always pay their dues. Dick Hill is the perfect Reacher voice. Interest twist to the story. I like that Reacher doesn't always get it right. Lee Child unpacks Reacher's logic. You can see the story unfold. Great writer.


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