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)
Reacher finally meets "The Voice" and in the end it's a throw away. A potential daughter that looks and thinks like him and it ends with a fizzle. The main antagonists go away without impact. This storyline had so much potential, but it seemed that Lee Child , himself, just lost interest and ended it.
He didn't need to increase his volume to a yell when Reacher and the woman were riding in the convertible. It was a pain to have to adjust my volume control as a result of this.
I would cut my use of a credit if I could cut anything.
This is one of those books where I was walking the dog, listening to the book, and found myself talking back to the narrator. It was soooooo bad I would get perturbed with the bullcrap characters and storyline that I found myself saying, "Move on for crying out loud." I got just past halfway in the book and decided listening to it was harmful to my attitude. So I didn't finish the book.
I'm through with this series.
The genre is not the problem here.
Monotonous, monotone, and single voice.
Not any redeeming qualities.
The worst problem with this book is that the plot is ridiculous. Anyone that has been on the military knows this.
The writing. After listening to a lot of other books and writers and then coming back to listen to this book, and I listened to All the Reacher books, I couldn't help but notice how poorly written Never Go Back was. I feel bad for Dick Hill having to read this thing. 50/50 I'll never listen to another.
I'm still bumbed that I picture Tom Cruise when I hear the name Reacher. He would have to change his whole character to fit in with this writing.
Every scene where he starts rambling about 50/50
I don't think Lee Child put much effort into this book. That goes for his last book also. I was in a hurry to get through this book so I could start another.
Another Reacher hit. I can see a follow-up here with two of the characters, hope so anyway! My only complaint (shared by someone else who listened to this) was that mid-way during the second download there were several characters introduced. We kept getting them mixed up and confused mainly due to there rather difficult names. Glad I stuck with it (I almost didn't) because things wrapped up nicely.
I could probably pick this book apart but am such a Lee Child/Dick Hill/Jack Reacher fan that I have a sort of unconditional love of the series. Give this one a go.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
It you haven't yet heard about or read about Jack Reacher, it is high time that you did. Love Jack and all of his adventures. I am always sad that his books end and I have to wait for the next one. Love Dick Hill's narration, and Lee Child's imagination.
Depends if you know how to read or not.
This is compairable to Worth Dying For because the main character is similar..
Yes, his lady voices crack me up.
Yes, when Reacher looses a hand due to a knife fight. It. Was. Crazy.
Lee Child is an amazing writer. He has a great formula for this seires and never dissapoints... Except for letting TC ruin the movie of course.
Yes, there is a lot of thing going on and it moves pretty fast as all of his adventures do.
Yes, there were so many twists and turns that you really have to listen to catch all of them.
Really nothing. I don't like his voice or intonations.
The plot amazed me as always, Lee Child must do a lot of research for his books. I am always amazed at some point during the book 'how on earth is Jack going to get out of this?' But he always does. This is only one of the reasons I like this series so much,
Hope that there are many more Jack Reacher books coming. So many plots and so many solutions.
I smile at books more than I smile at people. Unknown
Maybe I'm just easy, but I was impressed by Lee Child's ability to shake things up a little for Jack Reacher. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that Reacher fans are never really surprised when they read a new Reacher book. It usually goes like this:
1.Reacher heads to a new destination.
2.Reacher gets drawn into some mysterious situation.
3.Reacher can't resist a good mystery so he sets out to solve it.
4.Along the way Reacher ends up defending some person who is being bullied in
some way and he usually meets a beautiful woman who is hot for him and totally willing
to be his part-time lover until he's ready to move on.
5.Reacher solves the mystery and has a big showdown with bad guys.
6.Reacher gets out of dodge.
And that's all fine; after 15 or more books, we're used to it. Which is why I like what Child did with this book. In Never Go Back the format is still the same, but the things that make Reacher who he is are challenged and that's what made this such an interesting read for me.
As far as the narration goes, Dick Hill does a great job. He always gives a pretty straight-forward narration; no bells and whistles. He's not great with female voices or accents, but you always know who's speaking in a scene. No big deal. The only problem I have with Dick Hill is that his narration doesn't always match the the mood of certain scenes. It's not a deal breaker though.
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