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The Affair Audiobook

The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Publisher's Summary

With Reacher, number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child has created “a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers” (The Washington Post)

Everything starts somewhere....

For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup.

A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.

Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control.

Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust one another, Reacher and Deveraux reluctantly join forces. Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission, and turn him into a man to be feared.

A novel of unrelenting suspense that could only come from the pen of number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child, The Affair is the start of the Reacher saga, a thriller that takes Reacher - and his readers - right to the edge... and beyond.

PLEASE NOTE: As a special bonus, this download also includes a recording of the New York Times best-selling e-book exclusive short story "Second Son", read by Dick Hill: At 13, Jack Reacher already knows how to end a fight. He knows that his brain is more important than his brawn. He knows how to get the job done. When his father is transferred to the military base on Okinawa, Jack and his older brother, Joe, prepare for school and consider how to deal with both the neighborhood bully and a missing code book that could cost their father his career.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Reacher.

©2011 Lee Child; 2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

“Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Steve la canada, CA, United States 11-29-11
    Steve la canada, CA, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Give it a try"

    I am a huge Jack Reacher fan. This one is a little out of the box. Props to Lee Child, keep them coming. Don't hire anyone except Dick Hill. He is Jack Reacher.

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    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 11-28-11
    JCL Coarsegold, CA USA 11-28-11 Member Since 2004

    Live near Yosemite National Park. Listen to Audible books while hiking.

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    "Boring"

    For the life of me, I don???t know why people are enthusiastic about these books. I suppose it???s an Army thing. I???m Navy flyer and so maybe I???m not sophisticated enough to appreciate its subtleties. This was my first Jack Reacher novel and it will be my last. I could never figure out what the first four chapters were all about. Why were they in this novel? My best guess was to show early on that our hero is a paranoid nut. And with a nutso superior officer in the Pentagon. The sex scenes were painfully explicit without being erotic. That is the acid test for most novelists, like drawing a face is for most painters. The killing scene in the Pentagon was not believable. The plot twist was expected as it was telegraphed. If you like good murder mysteries, read James Lee Burke???s works. Better writing and more credible plotting. And erotic without being explicit!

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    Amazon Customer Des Moines,, IA, United States 11-27-11
    Amazon Customer Des Moines,, IA, United States 11-27-11 Member Since 2013

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    "Great prequel"

    No complaints. It is what it is. Jack being Jack, just a younger version. This book could have been the longest book ever written since Child decided to go there [there being the past when Jack was young a full of vim and vigor]. He could have gone down a thousand rabbit holes but he stayed pretty much on point with the story. I wouldn't have minded a couple rabbit holes though.

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    Jacqui Bend, Oregon, United States 11-26-11
    Jacqui Bend, Oregon, United States 11-26-11
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    "The narrator sounds old"

    Jack Reacher is suppose to be 37 yrs old. The narrator's voice sounds much, much older, making it unbelievable that you are listening to the story of a young 37 yr. old. Very distracting and hard to enter the story because of it.

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    Marg224 11-04-11
    Marg224 11-04-11

    keep on keepin on

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    "Help me get through the first parts..."

    Love the author, love the previous books, but just can't get in to this one...I keep listening hoping that it will pick up...

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    Bill 10-31-11
    Bill 10-31-11
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    "One Dimensional, Improbable and not worth the time"

    Pass on this one. The writing is one dimensional and about three times as long as it needs to be. The narration is painfully melodramatic and tedious. It's not a bad storyline, but there are inaccuracies and totally improbable actions that destroy it's credibility. Descriptions are drawn out with no apparent reason and no added insight into the scene that they're trying to paint. Wish I hadn't wasted my credit.

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    Tom Cornelius, NC, United States 10-28-11
    Tom Cornelius, NC, United States 10-28-11
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    "Amazing, couldn't wait to read what came next."

    I would recommend to anyone who like suspense, excitement and intrigue. Kept me guessing throughout, well written and an easy read (listen)

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    Zoe 10-26-11
    Zoe 10-26-11
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    "I am done with Reacher"

    Reacher has turned into a vigilante and is no longer a likable character. I really dislike the way this series has turned int he last couple of books. Yuck.

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    Gail Redmond, Washington, United States 10-20-11
    Gail Redmond, Washington, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story - poor narration"

    I have hesitated in writing this review as I hate to be negative. However, I can barely finish listening to this audio book. The narration is so poor that it spoils the story. I can't imagine anyone talking the way these characters are presented. I will struggle through to the end but be prepared for the narration to get in the way of the story. This from a Lee Child, Jack Reacher enthusiast!

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    Chris 10-18-11
    Chris 10-18-11
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    "Another great Reacher mystery"

    Multiple mysteries confront Reacher in a small Mississippi town and concludes with the story why he left the Army.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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