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Persuader Audiobook

Persuader

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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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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 05-11-16
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 05-11-16 Member Since 2015

    retired writer

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    "Another Great Reacher Story"

    I have listened to most, if not all, of the Jack Reacher stories. I like the action and the fast pace in which the stories are told. In this story, Reacher infiltrates (undercover) a dangerous smuggling ring in an effort to recover a kidnapped federal agent, and to finish some unfinished business of his own. He recently saw a man he had killed years ago. Now, Reacher must get to the bottom of it. Is the man dead or alive?

    If you are not familiar with the Jack Reacher stories by Lee Child, they are fun and they allow you to escape from reality and retreat into fantasy with a story that's entertaining and holds your interest throughout. Reacher is the man that most men want to be! He a superman who can do everything, except fly! So it’s best if you try not to be too logical or analytical, just sit back, relax and enjoy because the stories are about revenge, justice, and vigilantism as dished out by Jack Reacher. Overall, the stories are exciting and keep you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next.

    Dick Hill is an excellent narrator of the Reacher stories. His voice adds something extra to the blustering swagger that Reacher exudes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-08-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 08-08-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Action Packed, Edge of Your Seat Nail Biter"

    This was the first Lee Child audio book I've listened to, although it is in the middle of the series. It's still a great stand-alone story, and caught my attention from the start, kept it until the end. I'm a sucker for ex-military types and love it when they are the good guys, and this one is full of ex-military guys, good and bad. The back story (ten years prior when Reacher was still in the army) was very interesting and central to the current story, and if you don't listen carefully, near the end of the book, you may get confused. I didn't. Great story, great narration. I will be listening to more of the series.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 05-03-13
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 05-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Jack Reacher - Gripping Action-Packed Thriller!"

    Jack Reacher is some kind of guy! His moral code is a little hard to grasp (maybe he hasn't one) but he's so likable that you can't help root for him as he mows down one villain after the next and has one sexual conquest after the next. One thing is for certain -- never ever get on his bad side! Jack Reacher takes no prisoners.

    I liked this book a great deal. The narration is superb. Dick Hill is amazing and it is through his inflections and voices that the story truly comes alive. But it is also a very good story with gripping issues that end each chapter and compel you to keep listening. The events may seem crazy and implausible, but you will find yourself believing it is all possible in the blink of an eye.

    If you like thrillers with lots of action (and some rather repugnant gore-filled descriptions of murders and slayings here and there) you won't want to miss this one.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    R. Hornung Midland, Michigan, United States 06-12-12
    R. Hornung Midland, Michigan, United States 06-12-12 Member Since 2009

    Work is Way Busy. Relaxation with a good book is mandatory. Audible lets me get into many more books per year than before.

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    "What an awesome duo - Child and Hill"
    Would you listen to Persuader again? Why?

    No doubt about it !


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No doubt about it!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one between "This is Audible" and "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program."


    Any additional comments?

    I am not able to critique a piece of art (any media) but I know when something is good enough to keep me paying attention for 14 hours with only a few interruptions. That isn't an easy task, but Lee Child, Dick Hill and the fictional Jack Reacher have no problem - No Doubt About It!

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 08-31-14
    Kathy Bedford, TX, United States 08-31-14 Member Since 2007
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    "It isn't you; it's me"

    Dear Jack
    We have to talk. This just isn't working between us anymore.
    Be assured that it isn't you; it's me.

    Your super human escapades are fine, I just can suspend belief long enough anymore
    Your emotional immaturity is fine, I just feel I need something a less shallow these days
    Your author's choice of having Tom Thumb , I mean Tom Cruise play you in a movie is fine, even though I am stricken with paralyzing nausea at the very thought

    I'm not worried that you will reply as your author's most favorite phrase for you is "I said nothing." Honestly Jack, if I had a penny for every time I heard that, I could forget trying to win the Power Ball

    I wish you all the best. I know you will find new readers/listeners as I must move on and find other authors/heroes/books .

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy L Brantley Calera, AL United States 07-31-15
    Jeremy L Brantley Calera, AL United States 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't mess with jack!!!"

    One came back! Reacher faces his most demanding physical test ever...
    And beats it! To death.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Columbus, NC, United States 03-13-15
    Doug Columbus, NC, United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2015

    Retired teacher of literature with an interest in religion and in science and in history. I have loved reading for 50 years.

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    "Wow! This one might be the BEST Reacher novel"

    Holds you like glue to the very last page.....I have read all the Jack Reacher novels, I think, and this one is the best. At times you are not really sure who the bad guys are....and while the main plot rushes on, Reacher constantly remembers events from the past when an investigation went wrong....and it turns out that the newest problem will help rectify the previous fouled up investigation provided Reacher can overcome the crook that bested him earlier...The narration is very very good....the narrator gets the pacing and the accents and the emotions exactly right....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Bartonville, TX 01-29-15
    Susan Bartonville, TX 01-29-15 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers, some contemporary and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.

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    "Lee and Hill a great combination"

    Another exciting Jack Reacher adventure. Each time I pick one of these up on a Daily Deal I always think that it will be my last, but Lee Child has a great pen for action-adventure.

    In this addition Jack finds himself knee deep in a covert mission where he is to extract an under cover operative that is caught up in a drug opperation, however, all things are not what they may seem. When he infiltrates and gains the trust of some of the players involved, he starts to realize that the whole convoluted mission leads him back into his past.

    A lot of gun fights and the normal Reacher bravado, surrounded by some pretty interesting characters and a good, twisting plot. As always Dick Hill's narration added something extra to the story. I will be picking up the next Daily Deal in this series. It always keeps me wanting for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sandy ASHEVILLE, NC, United States 06-20-14
    sandy ASHEVILLE, NC, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't wait to get in car to hear more"

    Loved this book…love this series. Definitely a thriller action paced book. Had one hour left in book and took it out of car and in house cause I just had to finish it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 03-05-14 Member Since 2016

    Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much.

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    "More of the same; and not in a good way."

    An excellent beginning, good writing, and the power of a great character are; in the end, wasted due to the two weaknesses of Lee Child. The first is the omnipresent filler that takes the Jack Reacher novels two or three hours longer than they need to be; this one drags things out to a painful level; it is the weakest Reacher novel since Tripwire. The second factor is the overly drawn out finale that is a part of every book in the series; in this case though it is taken to ridiculous lengths. There is one anti climactic scene that to me appeared absolutely ridiculous. There is much that's okay in this listen but if this is your initial foray into the Reacher series; you might not read another.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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