A public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What could possibly connect this psychopath and the wandering dropout ex-army cop?
Critics call Lee Child's thriller series 'addictive', so here is our annual, much-longed for, Reacher fix.
©2009 Lee Child (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks
Suspense all the way and a satisfying conclusion. Although a little unbelievable, in that Reacher always wins, it is the path to that victory that ultimately draws in the reader/listener. You want to know how he works things out, why he becomes involved... Reacher is, basically, a very likeable character, a 'goodie'. And Jeff Harding is a great listen.
Satisfying, quality, enjoyable
This release was a bonus, my husband and I thought we were at the end of the Reacher series, SO GLAD...this was one of the best!
"Very well read Reacher book"
I see that one reviewer does not like the Lee Child/Reacher style of speech or writing. It's a question of taste; I think it underlines Reacher's detached emotional position very well. The plots are economical in that every observation of Reacher's comes in useful for the plot at some stage. Of course, there are many common elements between the books. They are hardly great literature but IMO they work very well. It is astonishing that Lee Child is English.
I am very fussy about my narrators and think Jeff Harding is very good. All the characters have their own voices, women as well as men. Everything about the delivery suits the story. It's a really professional performance. I think reading audiobooks sorts out the real actors from the rest.
"Great escapist story telling"
Lee Child's "Jack Reacher"action thrillers tend to be somewhat formulaic, but never fail to be gripping and entertaining. Fans of the series will not be disappoined with this story. New readers can jump into the series at any point since back story is not too important.
Jeff Harding is an excellent reader, although his attempts at a Russian accent in parts of this book are a little odd!
"Absolutely brilliant - Classic Reacher"
This was the first Jack Reacher novel I heard and I have now listened again and it's just as good. The plot is as enthralling as all Lee Childs work. Reacher is only after one thing the truth! even if he cant stand the guy he's helping the truth is more important. You will be kept guessing right to the end but with Lee Child that is never frustrating just enthralling.
If you are a Jack Reacher fan you will love it. If you haven't heard a Jack Reacher story yet this is a great introduction, you will definitely download another!
"Loved it - I don't seem to get sick of Reacher"
Yes - maybe not for a bit though.
The stories about the Russian characters in the gulag scared me! Was hoping there wouldn't be too much detail!
The books are also great to read. What I enjoy the most is the drama JH is able to convey in the reading of the book.
It mostly makes me laugh, hold my breath and then breath a sigh of relief. Bit of a roller coaster the Jack Reacher books in terms of emotions!!
We learn a little more about what makes Reacher tick.
He is a truly fascinating character - violent yet tender, ruthless yet considerate and very, very clever.
I look forward, with relish, to his next adenture.
"One Shot is a great addiion to the 'Reacher' story"
I must declare right up front that I am an avid Lee Childs fan.
I felt that this story was one of the best since the very early ones with more twists than usual.
It's a shame that Tom Cruise, an actor who I normally enjoy, elected to play Reacher (a role that he is physically unsuited to in the extreme) in the film version of this story.
The fact that the film was a dog should not put anyone off listening to this Audible version of what is really a very different story.
Jeff Harding's narration added greatly to my enjoyment - a real five star listen.
"enjoyable, fast paced storytellin"
story and performance both good. one thing irritated me though... the little muzak interludes get on the nerves after a while!
"More of the same but still gripping stuff!"
I really enjoyed this story and although on the same lines as the film, it is hugely different and worth a listen even I you’ve seen the film.
I thought the narration was excellent and the only thing that let the recording down was the snippets of eerie music playing quietly, I assume, between chapters.
Excellent story and narration. Another wonderful Reacher novel. Jeff Harding is the best narrator of audiobooks. Just a shame the film featured Tom Cruise who couldn't be less like Jack Reacher I he tried.
"This One's Hot"
Have reached this part in the series.. not sure I wanted to read the book of the film.
But it's more complete in its storyline - fills in the gaps - and, from what I recall of the film, presents the key findings/clues in a different sequence - so don't think film at all.
Another favourite (so far - among many).
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