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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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    Tara 10-02-13
    Tara 10-02-13
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    "Never Listen to Again !"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not even Jack Reacher could save this book.


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

    Dick Hill is Dick Hill no matter how bad the material.


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

    None that I remember. If I were not a Reacher fan already I would not listen to any more of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Chris Seattle, WA, United States 10-02-13
    Chris Seattle, WA, United States 10-02-13
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    "Hill doesn't hit the mark for a Reacher story"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Classic Reacher with his dry, plodding ways and 50/50 outlook on almost all situations.


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

    Hill's general rhythm. He had a choppy, hesitant cadence that just did not hit the mark with me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    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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    Jesse 09-29-13
    Jesse 09-29-13
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    "Called it in"

    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

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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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