After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher’s old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there?
What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?
©2013 Lee Child (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks
"It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world… Lee Child's genius has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore" (Daily Express)
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"Another great Reach story"
4 out of 5
Having read all the others I had to get use to Reach been given a voice different to the one I had given him. I wanted him to be a father and go on to have adventures with a daughter, but then they wouldn't be Reacher stories they'd be Reacher and co.
I love the detail Lee Childs gives to his stories.
"boring would like exchange"
i found story drawn out and boring no i wouldnt read another book by writer or narrator
"Awkward narration style"
I think this book may be more appropriate for people already familiar with Jack Reacher. I could not get into the novel, and the narration style was very clipped and distracting. The narrator sounds annoyed to me, and for me he doesn't add depth or capture the sense of the text well.
No I don't think so.
"Reacher in form"
A new Reacher is always good value. This one worked very well as an audiobook and was great for a long flight. Lots of twists and turns. I didn't see the end coming. Jeff Harding has an annoying habit of making all the women in the book sound both affected and the same. I was reminded of Ryan Stiles mimicking Carol Channing on 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'. If you can get past that hurdle, he read well, with a matter-of-factness and pace that suited the story.
"WELL PAST ITS SELL BY DATE"
I have read/listened to all of Lee Child's Reacher novels. The early ones were truly enjoyable. Real page turners etc. However, the last two are so dreary and slow. All the usual set pieces are there, but by now just too predictable. It really is time for Jack to retire.
Jeff Harding is a great reader, but even he seemed bored performing the same old stuff.
It had no redeeming qualities.
"Another Good Reacher but Abrupt End?"
I love the reacher books and have listened to them all. This one is good, they are all a bit formulaic but I like the formula! As ever well written ad really enjoyable. The only thing I found odd was the end? it felt really rushed . I was expecting some sort of twist, the twist was the book was finished! It felt like the book still had plenty of scope so the ending was a bit of a disappointment. only a bit though - its still a great listen and I would recommend it, just possibly not as much as some of the other Reacher titles.
"Fun, but few frustrating bits"
No Plot Twists
Great work as always.
Not enough plot twists for a good Jack Reacher story, not compared to some of the previous books I enjoyed.
Also a very frustrating reference to everything in the universe being 50/50 chance, which made no sense. I really enjoy how Jack figures out how and why a thing might happen or why he assumed a certain stance in a situation, either before or after. Clever and fun. This 50/50 rubbish was not.
For example he might explain why he leaned forward to dodge a blow, assuming the guy was left handed and etc etc etc. Great, more of that please!
However when you say that a situation has two very binary outcomes, like the plane may crash or may not crash, equating that to toss of a coin, and then tenuously suggesting the plane crashing is a 50/50 chance, is stupid as hell. Removed me from the story, as I simply couldn't fathom how the author who tied cause and effect together so well in previous books would get so lazy, and inaccurate.
"You know what you're going to get...and you get it"
I enjoyed it very much, it is one of the best so far.
I have read all of Lee Child's previous books so I knew exactly what I was going to get and was not disappointed. This brings some new angles into familiar situations and was enjoyable and unpredictable from start to finish.
The performance is adequate and doesn't get in the way of the story at all.
"Aimed at teenagers"
It just isn't really any good, it is a bit boring. Really simple procedural things like starting a car are drawn out and are really boring - the language isn’t intricate, exciting or imaginative – it is just dull. The action is slow to come and dull when it happens.
The reason I bought it was that I wanted an easy “read” after my last conquest, however this is far to low brow. It’s the kind of thing an 11 year old boy might like.
On the other hand, if this is what you want, a book that you can literally do something else complicated at the same time and simply have this on as background noise then this is totally for you.
The guy doing to the narration is pretty damn annoying and since the story is dull you start to focus on how much you hate the sound of his voice.
So unless you are 11, a bit stoopid or are heavily medicated on ooh let’s say haloperidol, give it a miss.
Probably nothing, it is written prescriptively for a specific audience - I just simply shouldn't have bought it.
Annoying american drawl and the impersonation of the ladies voice is super annoying.
It should have said that it was aimed at kids not adults, it should be in a section for young adults, not grown-ups
"Another enjoyable listen with Jack"
Love Jack Reacher, enjoyed this book. The twists and turns of the plot and the sheer magnificence of Reacher never fails to entertain.
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