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Never Go Back Audiobook

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

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.
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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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    S. Haydon Boston 09-21-13
    S. Haydon Boston 09-21-13 Listener Since 2008

    just a reader

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    "Have read them all............."
    What made the experience of listening to Never Go Back the most enjoyable?

    Any Reacher book is a good read. Too bad they casted a midget to portray him in the movie.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reacher logic.............


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    The performance was excellent as usual for Dick Hill.


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    Francis Corpus Christi, TX, United States 09-20-13
    Francis Corpus Christi, TX, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Getting tired..."

    Jack Reacher and his adventures have made for fabulous reading for years. Of course, all the books have the same plot, but this hardly matters as long as Lee Child keeps the action and the characters interesting. In Never Go Back, he doesn't. I've read all the Reacher books and loved most. Skip this one, but read one of the earlier Reachers. And, yes, I will still read the next Reacher. (As always, Dick Hill's reading is fantastic. Dick Hill IS Jack Reacher.)

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    samuel 09-20-13
    samuel 09-20-13
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    "typical reacher story exciting,twisted & captivati"
    What did you love best about Never Go Back?

    like alfred hickock plots leaves you wondering at each turn


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    it would be if the author spent some time using some different phrasing of reacher said , she said or using that type of structuring every 5 seconds. gets on the nerves after a short time. plus the constant , unnessary reference, use of the of the main characters name 700 times


    Any additional comments?

    as with many good books the author works fast trying to get books in our hands. as a result the writing suffers some when read outloud . two people convesations constantly using the phase he said/she said when the reader uses voice changes to do the same thing. redundant and annoying

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    keith heathrow, fl, United States 09-20-13
    keith heathrow, fl, United States 09-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not worth listening to"
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    I am a big fan of the Jack Reacher series - until now. The story line is so random and far fetched. I know the rest of the series is a bit far fetched as well but this installment is extreme. The feeling I got was that Lee Childs was being lazy is writing this book. I would not recommend listening to it. Sorry!!!!

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    Kathryn 09-20-13
    Kathryn 09-20-13
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    "This Book is Classic Reacher"

    Lee Child seems to finally be back writing Reacher type stories that attracted readers like me a long time ago. I had the feeling in Worth Dying For that he no longer carred for his Reacher character, the book was so depressing I wasn't sure I would listen to the next. But then Lee wrote the Affair and I thouhght ok I enjoyed the back story books and took a chance. It was pretty good, but then came A Wanted Man and this time I felt Lee was just producing a book because he had a contract and was again dissappointed. Never Go Back brings back the type of characters and plots from the earlier books. I enjoyed this one and hope Lee writes more like this. It is classic Reacher with the arcane math and propabilities, open pedantic references, methodical and analytical observations, folding tooth brushes, buying clothes rather than washing, dinners, and hitch hiking. New are plane rides and cell phones but it is 2013 after all.

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    Katie United States 09-19-13
    Katie United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "A little confusing, not very exciting!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. It lacked excitement and was a little confusing.


    Would you recommend Never Go Back to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I don't believe the story line was very good.


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

    Dick Hill is an excellent narrator.


    Could you see Never Go Back being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Hmm... Not really.


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    Stephanie Montreal, Quebec, Canada 09-19-13
    Stephanie Montreal, Quebec, Canada 09-19-13 Member Since 2015
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    "It's nice to have Reacher back...for a while"

    Predictably, Reacher books always suck me in and string me along until the very end. I have listened to them all! Nothing to Lose was the only one in this series that I really disliked. This plot was a little reminiscent of a previous one, however I can't elaborate without writing a spoiler. As someone who really enjoys this series I am perfectly satisfied.

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    Tierney 09-18-13
    Tierney 09-18-13
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    "LOVE REACHER."
    Would you listen to Never Go Back again? Why?

    Oh yeah.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack.


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

    Mr. Hill is always very fine.


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

    Yep.


    Any additional comments?

    Reacher, no middle name is so real. Hope he comes by here some day.

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    Peggy New York, NY, USA 09-17-13
    Peggy New York, NY, USA 09-17-13 Member Since 2008

    I am an avid reader of excellent contemporary fiction but now that audio books have become a huge industry, the readers aren't as good.

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    "my ears hurt from this"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    no, I'm done: Child's formulaic and Hill is a mannered reader who I find annoying.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

    probably not - I've outgrown them. I always figure out what's going to happen, Reacher is always the same.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He puts his own spin on the words that makes me wonder if those inflections are in the text, doesn't modulate his voices and his female ones are awful, not consistent voices either, but consistently awful.


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

    A bit of anger but a huge helping of disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Why didn't I return it? I'm so grateful that Amazon has enabled doing so; in the past I bought scores of books that I never listened to.

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    Patrick 09-17-13
    Patrick 09-17-13
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    "Reacher and Hill, great as always"

    Dick Hill really brings Reacher to life, bravo.
    The story was well crafted within the obvious scope of the series.
    All in all a good listen..

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