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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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    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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    Bryan 02-02-10
    Bryan 02-02-10
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    "Enthralling"

    Excellent book. I and my friends all enjoy this series of books. They can be violent, but all satisfy. Each is different in a similar way. Aside from Reacher, most of the characters are new in each book. Of it's kind, this book can't be beat. Well worth the download. Oh, yes, and the narrator is perfect.

    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 .

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    jim 07-18-14
    jim 07-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Dick Hill ruins good books. Worst narrator ever."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Almost unable to listen to due to lousey narrator.


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

    This book is completely the same as past books. You can predict everything before it happens. That is if you can hear it. Because the narrator mumbles so much.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Someone that can control their volume and doesn't accentuate the last few words of every sentence.


    Could you see Persuader being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Can you believe they cast Tom Cruise in the Jack Reacher movie? What is he? 5'6" tall?
    And they make such a big deal about Reacher being 6'5" in the early books.


    Any additional comments?

    Dick Hill ruins good books. And destroys mediocre ones.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 06-27-16
    Michael G Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 06-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Jack reaches for the lobster dog on the beach"

    Persuader is Lee Child's 7th Jack Reacher installment. As usual, this is another stand-alone adventure. Jack runs into a figure believed 10 years dead. As Jack attempts to follow up, he runs into an off the books DEA operation that suborns Jack into an undercover operation. Jack plays along in order to get closer to the individual he has unfinished business with. As typical, Jack's "Holmesian" deductive reasoning slowly unravels a long standing mystery. At the same time, Jack is flashing back to 10 years earlier, when an op during his military career went south.

    Jack's excellent tradecraft is on full display as he systematically outwits each adversary in succession as he crawls his way to the big dog and his chance to correct the past failure. At the same, Jack's physicality is always present, sometimes blindingly fast with plenty of variety in terms of styles, brutality, and lethality.

    Dick Hill's performance is simply superb with an expert mastery of the full range of voices, including both genders. His pacing, tone and mood perfectly match the Reacher persona as well as Child's storytelling style. This is definitely a can't stop listen.

    3 of 4 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
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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 03-13-15
    Doug 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

    I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.

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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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