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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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    stanley LONGS, SC, United States 10-15-13
    stanley LONGS, SC, United States 10-15-13
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    "Great Story, BUT"
    Where does Persuader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I would rank Persuader 8 out of 10 among the audiobooks I have listened to, only because of the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Persuader?

    In the beginning, "Jack Reacher killing a cop"


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    I'm forced to listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill, he is tooooo mono toned. The females all sound the same and the males sound like the females. To bad we don't have Jonathan McClain back, he did a much better job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I could have tolerated Dick Hill, I could have listened in one sitting. But I need a break to figure out who was who.


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    Nathan MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States 10-13-13
    Nathan MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2011

    I like books.

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    ""I said nothing"...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good story, classic Reacher.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The complexity of the story development (bringing a back-story into it) was a newer aspect of the Reacher series for me.


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

    I always like Dick's choice of voices for the supporting cast.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The graphic murders of some of the female cast was particularly engrossing, lending good support to the aforementioned back-story.


    Any additional comments?

    The title of my review says it all. This phrase drove me nuts throughout the story and had to have been used five times in each dialogue where tension existed.

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    Ilana Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10-05-13
    Ilana Montreal, Quebec, Canada 10-05-13 Member Since 2016

    Audiobooks have literally changed my life. I now actually ENJOY doing mindless chores because they give me plenty of listening time!

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    "This gun ain't for sale"

    Did all kinds of chores around the house today, including taking an old toothbrush to the space between the tiles in my bathroom. I'm not very fond of housecleaning, but once in a while I get a fixation on a certain specific task and get it done as if it was an Olympic event. I also did lots of stuff around the kitchen which involved hours of pureeing foods and washing dishes. Anyhow, all that gave me ample time to finish listening to my latest serving of Lee Child, Persuader, which is the 7th book in the Jack Reacher series. I've come to expect lots of gripping, violent action and unputdownable thrills-a-minute from this series, along with more flirting an sex than any Sex and the City episode used to offer up, but somehow I found this one quite boring. Here, Reacher goes undercover within what is already an undercover 'off the books' government agency operation, presumably to rescue a female agent gone missing, but also to avenge the brutal murder of one of his former work colleagues (who happened to be a very attractive young woman and would-be lover) by killing a sadistic ex-military official gone rogue. Lots of gun descriptions, which were a yawn-fest for me, though obviously essential to the story since arms dealers played a large role, and somehow not all that much action, save for two major scenes which I guess made the price of admission worth the expense. I should make the effort to count how many times Child mentions 'he/she said nothing' in any one of his books. But I guess the music is in the space between the notes, or at least, that's what I remember reading somewhere. All the same, it took me just two days to finish this 14+ hour listen, and it did get me to do a lot more chores than I normally do in a six-month period, so it couldn't be all that bad, or at least, it won't keep me from moving on to the next book in the series, to which we get a free 20-minute preview presenting the next case in which a two star General is found dead from a massive heart attack with an empty condom still stuck to his appendage in a two-bit motel a few steps away from a sleazy girlie bar. Just right for when this old maid needs her next dose of testosterone-driven action.

    My rating (2.75 stars) is based on my rating system in which three stars means 'enjoyed it (good)' and two stars mean 'it was just ok'.

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    scott Prescott, WI, United States 09-03-13
    scott Prescott, WI, United States 09-03-13
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    "I hope it gets better."
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    Yes, I plan on it. This has been the first Reacher novel that hasnt clicked for me.


    Any additional comments?

    This book hasn't grabbed my attention yet. I've had it a few weeks and I'm only up to chapter 5.

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    Prasanna Sundaragopalan Hopkins, MN United States 08-29-13
    Prasanna Sundaragopalan Hopkins, MN United States 08-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing. Not the usual Jack Reacher novel."

    If you compare this one to Jack Reacher's 'Kill Shot', this book will be 2 stars less. I had read couple of Jack Reacher series and was expecting an exciting and thrilling story line, but was very disappointed. The story lacks the usual Jack Reacher's detective skills. The plot and the motive turns out to be very week. Do not waste your credits on this book.

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    D. Wenzel 07-25-13
    D. Wenzel 07-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Best Reacher Fix Yet"
    Any additional comments?

    If Jack Reacher novels were crack, this is the best fix yet. Honestly, with so many books in a series, I don't have high expectations that an author can time and time again keep my interest. I figure at some point here my addiction to Reacher has to come to an end. Yet book seven is like the "Best of Reacher." The eventual twist in the plot was in fact foreshadowed all along, right under my nose, but I didn't see it! "This and not that" as Garber might say.

    I'm wondering what I will do when I run out of books. I will likely need an inpatient program to break free, or at least a support group.

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    Ali J ! Canada 06-05-13
    Ali J ! Canada 06-05-13

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    "Great work!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure I would recommend this. With a warning that it is really, really violent. But what a great woven story! Lots of ellements to it. You will like the character so much with the narrator's voice.


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

    AWEsome as usual.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not going to see the first Jack Reacher movie that is now out... after listening to the character played/narrated by Dick Hill, I just can't imagine enjoying the movie having Jack Reacher played by "T.C."

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    MovieLover LAKELAND, FL, United States 06-03-13
    MovieLover LAKELAND, FL, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable and fast-paced"
    What did you love best about Persuader?

    This was actually the first Jack Reacher I've read. I didn't realize that I'd picked up in the middle of a series, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. The author includes enough details about Reacher for the reader to get to know him without having read earlier books. However, I did go ahead and purchase Book 1 and Book 2 because I so enjoyed this one and thought I'd like to "read" the rest of the series. It was fast-paced and kept me interested. There were a couple of twists and a few things that I kind of saw coming. The narrator had a tendency to read it like an old cop show narration and there were more than a few times when it felt contrived (a la Leslie Nielsen doing "Airplane"). But, overall, it was a enjoyable listen.


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    Drifter 05-29-13
    Drifter 05-29-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Reacher Novel to Date"
    Where does Persuader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Dick Hill does a great job with the Jack Reacher series. Listen to one book and it's good, really good even. But listen to the series and you come to love the characters and how Reacher is portrayed in each.


    What other book might you compare Persuader to and why?

    You'll see similarities David Baldacci's recent military cop series. Although, they are quite different at the end of the day. The Reacher series is probably better.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final showdown between Paulie and Reacher. Pretty entertaining. For a few minutes, you actually think Reacher is going down.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to books while I drive to work and found myself sitting in the parking lot waiting to see what happened before turning my car off!


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    Eugene 04-29-13
    Eugene 04-29-13 Member Since 2016
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    "ANOTHER HIT REACHER THRILLER!"
    Where does Persuader rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is pretty on par with a lot of the audiobooks I have listened to, especially when considering that I have listened to quite a few of the Reacher books by Child. I have not been dissapointed yet by Mr. Child's writing of this awesome character!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the 1st person narrative Child adopted with this tale, which is not usually how he writes Reacher, at least from what I have read/ listened to. It most certainly worked with the story, and the suspense, as we only learn what is going on as Reacher learns it. Great stuff.


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

    Dick Hill has the absolute perfect voice for the Reacher series. He helps me get lost in the narrative in a way I might not be able to just reading it. I have heard another Reacher thriller read by another narrator,a nd it is not that he was not good, it is just that Dick Hill is that amazing. I will listen to anything this fellow reads. Keep it up!


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