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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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    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Laurel, MD, United States 12-20-13
    Joseph Laurel, MD, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2017
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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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    Rusty 12-13-13
    Rusty 12-13-13 Member Since 2016

    Good Books Don't Promote Violence

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    "Reacher is always a good time"

    I really enjoyed this latest Reacher adventure. (Once I get used to the idea that he travels with only a folded toothbrush, but no paste, I get wrapped up in the mystery and well written characters.) The storyline has lots of thrills and surprises without too much graphic violence. Of course, the responsible adult in me wonders why Reacher doesn't carry condoms since he frequently falls in bed with one or two new women in each book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stuart Booker 12-06-13 Listener Since 2001
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    "The well has run dry...... reaching the bottom"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a plot.


    What could Lee Child have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    edited this book


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    he tried to bring some life to this


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Beating up two poor rednecks with his hand behind his back ?
    disappointment?


    Any additional comments?

    the well is dry don't waste your time or money .
    .........A shame but I think the series has Reached the end
    overall it has been a good ride!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Tariffville, CT, United States 11-19-13
    Thomas Tariffville, CT, United States 11-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Reacher is back.... what if you did not read 17?"

    I agree Reacher is back, but for me he never left as I did not read the last novel due to the reviews.

    The action is heavy, and Reacher acts like Reacher. Dick Hill just does a good job. I am a big Dick Hill fan.

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    Christopher Brown everett, wa usa 11-18-13
    Christopher Brown everett, wa usa 11-18-13 Member Since 2015

    res00mwd

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    "Great Author"
    What made the experience of listening to Never Go Back the most enjoyable?

    dick hill


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

    sure


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

    are you kidding....... he makes the book and all the others wonderful


    Any additional comments?

    I saw lee child at third place books in seattle. he is one smart man. it was great fun to hear speak. If you listen to one of his books and like it you will want to listen them all as I have....happy listening.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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