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
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense." (Entertainment Weekly)
"The truth about Reacher gets better and better." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)
No, because the reader is so bad - something on which I elaborate in my comments.
Nothing especially memorable.
I really can’t understand why Dick Hill continues to be used as the reader of “Reacher” books on Audible. He obviously regards himself as an actor who is required to play parts corresponding to the characters in the books he reads, with each character required to have a different “voice.” Hill presumably doesn’t realize that the best readers don’t do this; and he in particular shouldn’t even try because he is so bad at it. The voices he employs are annoyingly artificial –especially those of women, which are typically weak and quavery, and therefore completely out of character.
I think that I’ll be able to finish this book be reading it in small chunks, but it’s the last one I’ll listen to by Dick Hill.
It would be if read by someone competent.
Audiobook review. I’ve been reading Lee Child/Jack Reacher series for years. I’ve always enjoyed the character, a no-nosense, alpha male. I think maybe…just maybe, Lee may be losing his momentum with this release, the 18th book in the Jack Reacher series. Child has taken to repeating phrases in his writing of this book. A lot. For example, ‘He breathed in; he breathed out.’ It seems to be an attempt by the author to do something ‘different’, rather than simple character behavior, i.e., ‘he frowned’ or … ‘A trickle of sweat ran down his back.’ etc.. It’s not the only instance and he’s making Reacher almost seem mentally deficient, constantly iterating his thoughts. I’ve read several Jack Reacher stories and enjoyed them….but THIS? Child is doing this repitition throughout the book and I’m annoyed as hell. The character behavior is predominantly in the beginning of the story and eventually tapers off, although it doesn’t completely go away. Not as dynamic a story as it could have been, in my opinion. I listened at 1.25 speed as Dick Hill seemed a little slow.
I devour ANY Lee Child book! He never disappoints! Love that the books stand alone, but even better when listened/read in order!
Dick Hill is AMAZING. Even my kids (11 & 12) say they could listen to him read the phone book and not get tired of his voice.
Home run of a choice. Any Jack Reacher book and any book that Dick Hill narrates is stellar!
I found the story very descriptive with many simple and repetitious dialogues.
Every time I heard an accent made over "Reacher said nothing" it made my skin crawl with dislike. Wish I could just mute the dialogue identifying words.
Plot of the story was good. Even with the poor writing presentation, I finished listening to the story.
I enjoy the entire Reacher series
Jack because he's Jack
I've read some of the negative comments about this book but if you are a fan of the series don't avoid this listen.
This was not the best of the Reacher series. The best thing was having Dick Hill read. The story in itself went absolutly nowhere. I couldn't focus on the characters or the storyline.
Yes. But just like my other favorite authors they tend to crank books out too fast and lose context.
I love Dick Hill. If if wasn't for him I probably would never have finished it.
No. I will "never go back" and listen to it again.
A plot that didn't attempt to equate Jack Reacher's logistical skills with Albert Einstein.This Reacher is to clever by half.
Not another Lee Child book.
His performance was fine; but the plot was so lacking that Hill's reading became repetitious and uninteresting.
Disappointment because the plot of the story was so lacking.
I know some of the fans of this series may find this one quite a bit more tame than others have been in the past. I found it more mature, more potentially believable (though still a stretch in bits), and overall very enjoyable. There was till plenty of Jack being Jack -- but it wasn't as over the top as some of the others. I approve.
Not even Jack Reacher could save this book.
Dick Hill is Dick Hill no matter how bad the material.
None that I remember. If I were not a Reacher fan already I would not listen to any more of the series.
Awful book that lacked a story. It sounded like there was a new author every other chapter. No real build on story beacuse there was no real continuation just stuff thrown in out of no where. There are no spoilers because...well just beacause.
I would likely purchase another Reacher novel but I would not purchase an Audible book if Dick Hill were the narrator. Although Hill would be very enjoyable reading a different author, I feel he was not a fit for a Reacher novel.
Classic Reacher with his dry, plodding ways and 50/50 outlook on almost all situations.
Hill's general rhythm. He had a choppy, hesitant cadence that just did not hit the mark with me.
No. I would certainly watch it via iTunes, Netflix or Hulu though. I just would not do the expensive theater thing.
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