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

    mhope

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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.

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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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    Wallace MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States 09-23-13
    Wallace MISSION VIEJO, CA, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Yet!!"
    Where does Never Go Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Can't really say as there are many good stories. It is the 2nd best of this series thou.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Reacher of course.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Mr. Hill's preformance was very suited to the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Entertainment Plus.


    Any additional comments?

    Well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David NAPLES, FL, United States 09-23-13
    David NAPLES, FL, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2016

    Lover of God, family, hard work, sports and a great book!

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    "Not the best Reacher"
    Where does Never Go Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is another good reacher book. Not Child's best work, but it was entertaining as always. It always keeps me wishing for more.


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

    If you are a fan of the series it is a must read


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

    Another great performance


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 09-22-13
    Diane 09-22-13
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    "It's time for a new narrator!"

    I am (was) a big Jack Reacher fan, but Dick Hill is getting too old to play a big, strong, tough-guy. His voice makes Reacher sound like a 75 year old. I listened to it on 1.25 speed and that helped, but the believability of the story is ruined by the narration. Sorry Mr. Hill. You are a talented guy, but it's time to move on to other characters.

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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 09-22-13
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A worthy entry in the series"

    Although obviously an action story, much of Child's writing seems like poetry. He is a master at taking commonplace things and places and making them into things of beauty. The description of the diner's griddle in the all night eatery is an example of this.

    The reader also gains further insight into Reacher's motivations and character. However, the story feels more contrived than usual and too often defies logic. The ending left me scratching my head.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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