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Second Son: A Jack Reacher Short Story | [Lee Child]

Second Son: A Jack Reacher Short Story

Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher's explosive career as butt-kicker supreme, the one-man guided-missile battler for justice? In this original new short story, Lee Child looks back on an incident in his hero Jack Reacher's teenage years as the younger son of a tough career US Marine, on a faraway military base in the Pacific.
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Publisher's Summary

Ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher's explosive career as butt-kicker supreme, the one-man guided-missile battler for justice? In this original new story, Lee Child looks back on an incident in his hero Jack Reacher's teenage years as the younger son of a tough career US Marine, on a faraway military base in the Pacific.

©2011 Lee Child (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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'The coolest continuing series character now on offer.' (Stephen King)

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    Chris Australia 06-11-12
    Chris Australia 06-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good to learn about Reachers childhood"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, its good to get insight into Reacher as a youngster


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lee Child? Why or why not?

    Yes, am just about through the entire Reacher collection. Very addictive


    Which character – as performed by Kerry Shale – was your favorite?

    Reacher


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


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    Marcus Middle Park, Australia 06-10-12
    Marcus Middle Park, Australia 06-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "What a rip-off"

    I am one of Lee Child's greatest fans but this so-called 'book', that wasn't much more than one hour long was a great disappointment. Could Lee Child be losing it - or just cashing in on is fame and success?

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    Aline Durban, South Africa 03-07-12
    Aline Durban, South Africa 03-07-12
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    "Backgrounder"

    Interesting backgrounder to at least some of the influences that supposedly caused Reacher to be the kind of person he is. Ridiculously short for one credit though.

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    Judith 12-05-11
    Judith 12-05-11 Listener Since 2010

    Love a good mystery or thriller.

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    "A good short read."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to Jack reacher fans because it tells us about him as a young boy. It helps the reader to understand his character development.


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

    It was a nice satisfying ending.


    Have you listened to any of Kerry Shale???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't mind his reading but I prefer Jeff Harding.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I was happy to listen to aboutm half an hour at a time.


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    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 10-02-11
    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 10-02-11 Member Since 2005

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    "Good Short Story"

    I enjoyed this short story about Jack Reacher at the age of 13. It is credible and enetertaining.

    Before you buy this book, however, check out whether it is bundled with "The Affair", because it seems to be for US buyers.

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    Chris United States 08-30-11
    Chris United States 08-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Born to be Reacher"

    I really enjoyed this short story of Jack Reacher at 13. It sets out how he came to be who he is today. Even at 13, he's smart, tough, logical and never misses a trick. Saves the day for his dad & brother. Kerry Shale's narration is great very masculine, just like you imagine Reacher to be.

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    "A worthy Reacher title"

    Second Son provides an interesting introduction to the childhood that led to the Reacher we all know. Fans will enjoy this short story, those not familiar with Reacher should read a couple of books first to get some context. A worthy short listen.

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