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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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    Donald Ducken Atlanta, GA, USA 05-10-13
    Donald Ducken Atlanta, GA, USA 05-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Donald

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    "Dumbest, most ridiculous J.R. Novel ever."
    What would have made Running Blind better?

    The FBI portrayal was so dumb I was incredulous. Insane depiction of a professional law enforcement agency.


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    Etienne Quebec, Quebec, Canada 05-05-13
    Etienne Quebec, Quebec, Canada 05-05-13 Member Since 2011

    32-year old chemist and pharmacist from Québec, Canada. I've listened to over 100 audiobooks in 18 months : classic detective, sci-fi, 20th century history.

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    "Horrible."

    It was a pain to listen to. I still have 4 hours of listening to go and I don't want to listen anymore. On top of a passable storyline, this may be the poorest narration I've ever heard. Full of exaggerations and skewed facts (like acetone described as a thick liquid... it's less viscous than water), I felt stupid for even keeping on listening to it for so long.

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    Daniel Adrara San Martino, Italy 04-29-13
    Daniel Adrara San Martino, Italy 04-29-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Predictable and unreal...not the best Reacher book"

    For me, this started off Ok, started to get my interest then dragged on to the point of boredom. I guessed the end and the unsub's identity a fair few hours from the end and also the killing method. The character used as a 'curve ball' to send you in one direction was pointless and frustrating and just added to my dislike of this story. This is my least favourite of the first 10 Reacher books that I have read/heard and am not sure if I would recommend it.

    I quite like Jonathan McClain in some of the series but here there are some annoying voices which added to my dislike of this book. Also, after Reacher had collaborated with the FBI in the 2nd in the series, shouldn't that have been mentioned here too?

    Sorry, but this one just wasn't for me.

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    D. Gary Griffin Pensacola, Florida United States 04-17-13
    D. Gary Griffin Pensacola, Florida United States 04-17-13
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    "Bizarre narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. Pretty good story line but bizarre narration. I have listened to hundreds of audible selections and this was among the poorest with regard to narration. The FBI agents are narrated in a cartoonish (Inspector Gadget comes to mind) manner; if FBI agent Blake's narration were in text message format it would be all caps with exclamation marks after every word, phrase or sentence. Really strange. NO ONE in real life talks like that. And his female sidekick, Lamarr... sounds like a psycho in desperate need of a good psychotherapist. It was actually painful listening to much of the narration. Just horribly done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Story line was OK and somewhat plausible although the deception by the villain was so complicated that it made no sense whatsoever. Much easier to create a serial murder scenario without having to lug hundreds of gallons of "camo green" paint all over the country.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan McClain’s performance?

    In my opinion, Mr. McClain has a lot of learning to do or needs to seek another profession.


    Was Running Blind worth the listening time?

    Compared to some of the other Jack Reacher novels....NO.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 04-14-13
    RodneyPete007 ogden, utah United States 04-14-13 Member Since 2006
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    "best Jack Reacher ever!"
    What made the experience of listening to Running Blind the most enjoyable?

    Great story - one could never quite get a handle on who was the bad guy.


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

    Gosh how to pick one memorable moment. I guess when the chaplain walked up and you found out that the Colonel was not THE bad guy.


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

    I liked Harper - she was smart, sexy, a bit of a tease.


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

    Don't forget to trust your own instincts.....


    Any additional comments?

    Don't want to give anything away - I never agreed with the profiler's description of who the killer was likely to be.

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    Amazon Customer Greenfield, IN, United States 04-10-13
    Amazon Customer Greenfield, IN, United States 04-10-13 Member Since 2011

    Enjoy listening to many different types of books. I like to listen while I am in the car and working.

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    "Not bad but not the best Reacher book so far"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Running Blind to be better than the print version?

    Yes, easier to follow the characters and picture them mentally


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

    Yes


    What aspect of Jonathan McClain’s performance would you have changed?

    He's OK, but Dick Hill is the best voice for Reacher.


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

    Action/Thriller


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Asheboro, NC, United States 03-30-13
    Tim Asheboro, NC, United States 03-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Love Audibles. Read all I can.

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    "Great Series - too bad he changed his narrator"
    If you could sum up Running Blind in three words, what would they be?

    hits the spot


    Any additional comments?

    There's something in this violent, smart, simple, vigilantly-under-control character (Reacher) that hits the right balance of righteousness, adventure, mystery, and must importantly, reality. Reachers ramblings again reel us in and keep us wondering whether this time he's gone too far this time. Best read from first book on, I'm on the 7th and have no reason to stop.

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    Duck SEADRIFT, TX, United States 03-27-13
    Duck SEADRIFT, TX, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2011

    I love to read espionage and criminal thrillers. My lifestyle doesn't allow time to sit and read so audio books is really an enjoyment.

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    "Not Dick Hill"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The narrator is mundane, thus so is the book. It put me to sleep.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    The story was probably okay, but the narrator ruined it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Lee Child deserves Dick Hill.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Don't know anything special about it.


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    L. B. Barton Coos Bay, OR USA 03-26-13
    L. B. Barton Coos Bay, OR USA 03-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not one of Child's best."
    If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

    I figured out how it was done early on in the book. The clues just couldn't lead any other way. I figured out who the murderer was as well so the book wasn't as tense as his others.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I have become used to Dick Hill's voice and inflections. Jonathan's voice did not match the Reacher I have in my mind so he appeared to be a different person and I didn't enjoy it as much as I usually do.


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

    Liam Nieson as Jack Reacher. He is a little thin, but at least he is tall and an excellent actor.


    Any additional comments?

    I totally enjoy all of Lee Child's books. This may not have been his best, but I enjoyed listening all the same.

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    John Windsor, ON, Canada 03-17-13
    John Windsor, ON, Canada 03-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "The story was O.K. Not one one of Lee Child's Best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not likely. I didn't like the narrator


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Didn't see that coming. Reacher didn't have to do that.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan McClain’s performance?

    Not good. His portrayal of Blake was laughable. Other characters not believable. Wrong guy for Jack Reacher.


    Was Running Blind worth the listening time?

    Barely


    Any additional comments?

    It wasn't a bad story but if the narration isn't good it takes you out of the story

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