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
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense." (Entertainment Weekly)
"The truth about Reacher gets better and better." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)
Yes, there is a lot of thing going on and it moves pretty fast as all of his adventures do.
Yes, there were so many twists and turns that you really have to listen to catch all of them.
Really nothing. I don't like his voice or intonations.
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,
Hope that there are many more Jack Reacher books coming. So many plots and so many solutions.
I smile at books more than I smile at people. Unknown
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.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
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.
Can't really say as there are many good stories. It is the 2nd best of this series thou.
Jack Reacher of course.
Mr. Hill's preformance was very suited to the story.
Lover of God, family, hard work, sports and a great book!
This is another good reacher book. Not Child's best work, but it was entertaining as always. It always keeps me wishing for more.
If you are a fan of the series it is a must read
Another great performance
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.
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.
just a reader
Any Reacher book is a good read. Too bad they casted a midget to portray him in the movie.
The performance was excellent as usual for Dick Hill.
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.)
like alfred hickock plots leaves you wondering at each turn
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
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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