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Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4 | [Lee Child]

Running Blind: Jack Reacher, Book 4

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.
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Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Peunguin Audio

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    Debbie 02-20-13
    Debbie 02-20-13
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    "Not My Favorite Reacher..."

    It seems like the story was weak and fluffed up . The plot wasn't that great and the punchline was weaker. Seems to be something that was written without much thought. Dissappointed....hope the next is better.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 11-14-12
    Jack St Petersburg, FL, United States 11-14-12

    Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.

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    "Good Story But Surprise Narrator"

    The narrator, to be fair, did a good job. To me, however, Jack Reacher IS narrator Dick Hill. Therefore I was a little disappointed. It is an exciting story and I recommend it.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Bob Irwin Snohomish, WA USA 08-19-13
    Bob Irwin Snohomish, WA USA 08-19-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Dissapointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if you are die hard to read the series then you need to read all.


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

    The story line was good but falls completely apart a the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like this book had a good story line and some surprises that I didn't see coming. I was very disappointed by the ending. I don't know who this Reacher guy is at the end of the book. For a tough know it all he just rolls over.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    grdynamite Saskatoon, Sk 11-13-13
    grdynamite Saskatoon, Sk 11-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "narrative distracting"
    If you could sum up Running Blind in three words, what would they be?

    good,smart, story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Running Blind?

    When they discovered what the appliance boxes actually contained.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jonathan McClain?

    maybe


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

    Jack Reacher races to save the painted ladies...


    Any additional comments?

    I love Jack Reacher books, and this one delivers.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 04-22-13
    Rick Trussville, AL, United States 04-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Frequent Listener"

    Good listen, like the series, like this book. Sorry to see that it probably isn't going to work out with Jack and his girl, but waiting for the next book or two to see what happens. I just heard about this author and the series this year because of the movie. Glad to find it, recomend it for those of you who want action, but don't necessarily need it to be in the form of a terrorist. Good twisted detective series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    GyAzJRD Goodyear, AZ, United States 01-12-13
    GyAzJRD Goodyear, AZ, United States 01-12-13

    Retired math & CS majors that grew up on SF of 50s-70s, and now is a devotes of Clancy, Ludlum, Greaney Child, Connerly, DeMille ,& Baldacc

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    "Could have been much better"
    What would have made Running Blind better?

    Not as enjoyable as the other Jack Reacher Series books that I've heard. Main story idea was fine. The FBI characters were written and portraied as obnoxious and stupid. That, and the overall narration, were strong distraction as I lisened.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'll probably continue with the Jack Reacher Series until I tire.


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

    This is a McClain narration. I did not care for his performance.


    What character would you cut from Running Blind?

    Make the law enforcement characters seem more professional.


    Any additional comments?

    No.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 03-21-14
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 03-21-14
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    "Buy the other version"

    The reader for this book is just awful, but Audible also has this book with Dick Hill reading. I only made it about 30 minutes, but realized that I had heard it already (the other version).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hagatha Houston, TX 11-17-13
    Hagatha Houston, TX 11-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not Lee Child's best"
    What would have made Running Blind better?

    Take out the annoying nasal narration for some of the characters.


    Has Running Blind turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I think just a one off for Child. Maybe he had a balloon mortgage payment coming up and dashed this one out.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan McClain – was your favorite?

    Reacher - but he was overly sarcastic at times.


    Any additional comments?

    **SPOILER ALERT!!!** **SPOILER ALERT!!!****SPOILER ALERT!!!** Too easy to solve. Got it in the first 3rd. I think I may have liked better if I had read it instead of listening. The narrator's soft voice and genderless personal pronouns gave away that the killer was a woman. The robotic responses of the victims responses indicated that they were hypnotized.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 12-30-12
    Jan 12-30-12

    I like mysteries, not gory or too much romance. I can stand a little. I like law enforcement, lawyers and espionage, not to complicated.

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    "Where is Dick Hill?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This narrator is okay, but he IS NOT Jack Reacher. Please bring Dick Hill back.


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

    Okay.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    As I said, the narrator is okay, but not as Jack Reacher. There's only one voice for Jack Reacher and that voice is Dick Hill.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, especially with Tom Cruise in the role of Jack Reacher. Are you kidding me? He no longer has respect as a actor, and he is about as opposite to Jack Reacher as he can be.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Dick Hill.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Shari Carlson 08-02-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Jonathan McClain-the Perfect voice of Jack Reacher"
    What made the experience of listening to Running Blind the most enjoyable?

    Listening to Jonathan McClain narrate the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator made the story come alive.


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

    Hearing Jonathan McClain as Jack Reacher was the first time I'd heard him. He is the perfect Jack Reacher.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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