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Running Blind Audiobook

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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    Chilton Valencia, CA, United States 10-25-13
    Chilton Valencia, CA, United States 10-25-13
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    "Merits and Demerits"

    The story line was quite good overall altough a little bit transparent. It contained interesting twists and turns but, unlike the other Reacher books I have listened to so far, I found that I could see more of them coming in advance than I am accustomed to.

    The narrator was good.

    I was severely put-off by the FBI characters. All fiction requires some greater or lesser degree of suspension of disbelief and I'm usually pretty tolerant where that's concerned. But the FBI charaters were beyond my considerable ability to suspend. I don't think it even slightly plausible that they are as stupid, rigid or devoid of ethics as portrayed. That hand was seriously over-played.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mickey 01-07-16
    Mickey 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    I liked other reacher stories with more action. The best part of this book was the first chapter.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David W. Wollenschlager Southern California, USA 12-22-15
    David W. Wollenschlager Southern California, USA 12-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great reacher story"

    loved it and great story line. would read it again so read it now

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carilyn 06-01-13
    Carilyn 06-01-13

    Lover of Literature

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    "My eyes hurt from rolling"

    I am a huge fan of the character Jack Reacher, but the books can be a hit or miss. Lee Child tends to walk a tightrope of "plausible" vs. "everyone but Jack is a drooling idiot." He didn't do so well in the first book, did very well in the second two and then tipped off the later edge into abject crap in this one. Seriously, the FBI are a bunch of lying, rights-violating, vicious morons. Jack is kind of being an ass himself and the story is painfully lackluster. I had to force myself to finish it, because I paid for it, but I am going to be very selective about reading all reviews and not reading the JR series in order anymore - rather reading the books where people aren't suffering from the same "this is so stupid" eye rolling headaches I did during this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 01-11-13
    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 01-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I don't know what to say."
    Any additional comments?

    On one hand if your a Reacher fan you have to read this book.
    On the other hand if you've read other of his books and come back to this one like I did you will regret it.
    This doesn't even sound like a Reacher book, the performance not him, the story not him, the way he speaks not him. I did not enjoy this book at all.
    But... like me, you have to listen to it because it's a Reacher book. Try to enjoy.

    5 of 7 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.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 04-22-14
    Catherine J. Pondozzi Laurel, Maryland 04-22-14 Member Since 2013

    I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha

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    "Outstandingly Good!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Running Blind to be better than the print version?

    Although I have no intention of reading the print version, I would say yes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was the most mesmerizing mystery book I think I have ever heard. At least once I overlooked the major error it contained.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    They were all competing for the honor of my favorite & added to the mysterious plot I didn't even come close to figuring out even right up to the end. The book held my attention through out & I was sitting on the edge of my bed. Actually, I fell off a few times. But I got right back up & on.


    Any additional comments?

    Way to go Childs & McClain. And I promise not to tell anyone the only mistake which was a real blooper was that no one can be hypnotized to do anything they do not want to do. Like taking all their clothes off or blank, blank, blank that would definately & purposely end thier life. So as a certified Hynotherapist, I will over look this mistake just becasue the story line was so great & of course it was fiction. But it sure didn't help hynosis as a therapy tool. Shame on you Child.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    William 01-18-13
    William 01-18-13
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    "running blind with a surprise around the corner"
    What made the experience of listening to Running Blind the most enjoyable?

    The story line was great and McClain brought it to life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the many twists to the story line, just when it would start to get lost in details a new turn was added. I also liked the attitude towards the FBI.


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

    Reacher was my favorite character, what guy doesn't see himself as the tragic hero.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be listening to this again.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Penny 01-06-13
    Penny 01-06-13
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    "McClain a terrible narrator for this series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Running Blind to be better than the print version?

    Audible's offering of this book not by usual narrator, Dick Hill. McClain is not a good narrator. So Dick Hill's audio would be better than print version. He brings it to life. McClain makes you not even want to listen; in fact, I didn't, and I returned it.


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

    I like all the Reacher books. Fun to really listen to the dialog to pick up clues before Reacher does.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I couldn't even finish listening to McClain. In fact, I started researching why I thought he was so bad. I previously listened to all the Reacher audiobooks which I got from the library. All books were narrated by Dick Hill - and he did an awesome job. I discovered Audible didn't offer the Dick Hill read. Didn't realize there could be different narrators for the same book. Just assumed it was the same as what I got from the library. So...if you're really familiar with a book series, check narrators before ordering from Audible. Luckily Audible is gracious about letting you return books with which you are unhappy.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish Audible would offer all the Reacher books narrated only by Dick Hill.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    sam 04-03-16
    sam 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"
    Where does Running Blind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Shows amazing and often lacked weakness of Reacher toward women, a role model and a predisposition to be compassionate. A part of reacher I have never noticed. The plot is a bit weak as I guessed the killer very early in the plot development, but nonetheless it was woven well. One of his best works, if nothing more for the side of reacher I never knew existed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    character weakness


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

    yes I like his style and pace


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

    his relationship with his long love


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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