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Persuader Audiobook

Persuader

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher.

The ultimate loner.

An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

And without fear. Which is good, because trouble - big, violent, complicated trouble - finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once...not ever.

But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business.

Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it...justice.

Don't miss any of Jack Reacher's adventures.

©2004 Lee Child; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Robert G. Bell Kirkland, WA United States 08-29-14
    Robert G. Bell Kirkland, WA United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2015

    just the facts mam

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    "Not for me."
    What would have made Persuader better?

    This is the second Lee Childs Book I've read. I wasn't crazy about the first one, however my wife loves him. I thought I'd give it one more try. He just doesn't work for me.


    If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

    About par.


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

    Actually I think Mr. Hill's performance is a little over-the-top.


    What character would you cut from Persuader?

    Jack Reacher. The character is flawed, mysterious is interesting, and enigma is interesting, but lost in directionless is not.


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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 07-10-14
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 07-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The first and last one I'll probably read!"

    First of all, I did not like the narration performed by Dick Hill. It was either read too dramatically, or it was written like a soap opera and then read that way. Anyhow, the narrator did not help me like this book and I seriously doubt I will ever read the other books in the series.

    I don’t think I liked the main character, Jack Reacher. To me he was too egotistical.

    Oh no, I see that I also own the first book in the series, "Killing Floor", read by Dick Hill.

    I guess I’ll give it a try and hope that maybe I’ll like Jack Reacher better in the first book in the series.

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    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 05-30-14
    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 05-30-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid Audio book listener, Blogger and Book-Seller.

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    "I said nothing...again!"

    Average, aggravating, aloof, amateur, arrogant, arduous, adequate, Annoying!

    I could not get past the phrase "I said nothing" overly-peppered throughout the book. I mean utterly doused, thoroughly riddled and repeated way too many times.

    I'm a reader whose most important criteria for a good book, is good dialogue. So imagine my dismay with an author who, for whatever damn reason, be it for some odd quirk I don't understand or just sheer laziness, omits the potential for an exchange in dialogue.

    I've read and enjoyed a couple other Reacher novels in the past, but I don't recall getting this worked up about their short-comings. Dick Hill has always been just OK as a narrator for me. He doesn't ruin a book, but he doesn't quite bring it to life either.

    Grrrr! Mr. Child, just plain Grrrrrr!

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    Cairo 4 CA, USA 05-23-14
    Cairo 4 CA, USA 05-23-14 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my favorite Reachers!"

    I love this book because it grabbed me from the start. There's a point in the first chapter where my jaw dropped and I was hooked. Plenty of action and suspense, well written bad guys, and plenty of cliffhangers and "what will he do?" moments in the middle.

    Before this, I had read a few of the more recent ones and Pursuader confirmed that the older books are more tightly written with better thought out plots.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Chu Manchester, ct 04-27-14
    Debbie Chu Manchester, ct 04-27-14 Member Since 2013

    Addicted to Audible

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    "Best reacher ever..."
    What did you love best about Persuader?

    Action from star to finish


    What other book might you compare Persuader to and why?

    Killing floor


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

    On the edge of your seat action


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

    Don't mess with Reacher


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming Lee

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 04-22-14
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 04-22-14 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    "Great Series"

    This is just a very good series. The characters are interesting and Child always comes up with different and interesting plots. I always look forward to the next in the series and have yet to find them repetitious or dull. I am really enjoying the series and will finish it for sure unless something drastic happens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Partridge new england 04-20-14
    Derek Partridge new england 04-20-14
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    "Portland, Maine is well represented"
    Any additional comments?

    It's a Jack Reacher novel, need I say more? OK, it's a great Jack Reacher novel. It's also set in Portland, Maine. Lee Child does a respectable job maintaining both the geography of the region and capturing the atmosphere of southern coastal Maine. This story was a pleasure to read/listen to on many levels.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-18-14
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-18-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Not as strong as some later Jack Reacher novels"

    I have read some later Jack Reacher novels and found this one to be weaker. I found that I didn't like one of the female characters, finding her a bit too pathetic and felt that she was that way in order to move the plot along. Some of the action was pretty unbelievable. Overall the story was okay, but I would recommend later books in the series.

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    Alphanunu Austin, Texas USA 04-06-14
    Alphanunu Austin, Texas USA 04-06-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Listening vs. Reading"
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    I wonder if what bugged me would have been as apparent reading the book as opposed to listening to it. I became aware of the recurring term, "I said nothing" and by the time I reached the end I was screaming in my head for an editor to step in and undo the damage. There are a hundred ways to say, "I said nothing" but none were utilized. It doesn't help that Reacher is a reticent man of few words, so the occasions to use the phrase, "I said nothing" are on every page! Sometimes Childs would change it up to say, "She said nothing" or "He said nothing", peppered with the infrequent "We said nothing". I lost the plot, dialogue and action and became a tabulator of that repeated phrase....made me crazy. Decent book, but Sheesh.

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    Val 04-06-14
    Val 04-06-14
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    "Lee Child"
    Would you listen to Persuader again? Why?

    I have read most of his books and like them all. I really like the Reacher books. I can harley put the books down, once I start them. I will listen to it again in a while.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It just keeps you moving.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Reacher


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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