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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)

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    Bob GAHANNA, OH, United States 09-29-13
    Bob GAHANNA, OH, United States 09-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    ""A tsunami of bullcrap!""
    What aspect of Dick Hill’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


    What character would you cut from Never Go Back?

    I would cut my use of a credit if I could cut anything.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    David United States 09-28-13
    David United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Reacher makes it to DC."

    Great book and storyline. Lee Child is a very masterful story teller. Can't wait for the next Reacher novel.

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    Marc GREENVILLE, IL, United States 09-27-13
    Marc GREENVILLE, IL, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I'm done with Lee Child and Dick Hill"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    I'm through with this series.


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

    The genre is not the problem here.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Monotonous, monotone, and single voice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not any redeeming qualities.


    Any additional comments?

    The worst problem with this book is that the plot is ridiculous. Anyone that has been on the military knows this.

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    John rainier, OR, United States 09-27-13
    John rainier, OR, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Time to put Reacher to rest"
    What would have made Never Go Back better?

    Anything


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    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.


    What aspect of Dick Hill’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Never Go Back?

    Every scene where he starts rambling about 50/50


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joange Rice, VA, United States 09-27-13
    Joange Rice, VA, United States 09-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Reacher is the Man!!!"

    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.

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    Kitty 09-26-13
    Kitty 09-26-13 Member Since 2016

    Give me a good mystery and I am happy!

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    "It's Reacher! Enough said!"

    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.

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    Adam 09-25-13
    Adam 09-25-13
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    "Reacher is the s**t"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Never Go Back to be better than the print version?

    Depends if you know how to read or not.


    What other book might you compare Never Go Back to and why?

    This is compairable to Worth Dying For because the main character is similar..


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

    Yes, his lady voices crack me up.


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

    Yes, when Reacher looses a hand due to a knife fight. It. Was. Crazy.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Marilyn S. Hope New Mexico 09-25-13
    Marilyn S. Hope New Mexico 09-25-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Jack Reacher does it again!"
    Would you listen to Never Go Back again? Why?

    Yes, there is a lot of thing going on and it moves pretty fast as all of his adventures do.


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

    Yes, there were so many twists and turns that you really have to listen to catch all of them.


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

    Really nothing. I don't like his voice or intonations.


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

    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,


    Any additional comments?

    Hope that there are many more Jack Reacher books coming. So many plots and so many solutions.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    E Bowie, MD, United States 09-25-13
    E Bowie, MD, United States 09-25-13

    I smile at books more than I smile at people. Unknown

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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    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.

    Happy Reading!

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    Todd Glenview, IL, United States 09-24-13
    Todd Glenview, IL, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2009

    Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.

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    "Kick a** and take names later is back!"

    I look forward to every Reacher book. This book delivered in the way Reacher does things best, clear and decisive. This book had me all the way to the end, which I thought was a little weak. I wanted Reacher to make heads roll. Dick Hill once again delivers a great performance.

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