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The Enemy Audiobook

The Enemy

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled. Within hours the general's wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

Two Special Forces soldiers - the toughest of the tough - are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher - an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit - is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.

But Reacher won't quit. He's fighting a new kind of war. And he's taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn't know he had. With his French-born mother dying - and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret - Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed...about his family, his career, his loyalties - and himself. Because this soldier's son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death - and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

Don't miss any of Jack Reacher's adventures.

©2004 Lee Child; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    USA 06-08-10
    USA 06-08-10 Member Since 2000

    firemirage

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    "He didn't reply...."

    This was my first Reacher novel and I really wanted to like it. I like the main character and the premise, but does the author have to continually state that the character doesn't respond to a dialouge or activity? I know it is nit picking but it drove me crazy and took away from what could have been a great story. Does Child do this in the other Reacher novels? I'd hate to get another one if he does.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Ridley San Deigo, CA USA 05-31-10
    Gail Ridley San Deigo, CA USA 05-31-10 Member Since 2016

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    "Very Engaging Content from Start to Finish!"

    Lee Child's Reacher series is one my favorites because of the great story telling by Dick Hill and the wonderful and believable characters in the story line. Reacher has this way about him... that is so sarcastically Reacher! I love it! It was great to hear about his mother and brother and his clear attitude about honor and loyalty especially when exposing the government corruption in this episode. As with some of the other reviews, I too found it hard to stop listening. I am so happy that there is a new Reacher book on Audible.com this month! Enjoy

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    mary ottoson 11-09-08 Member Since 2015
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    "by far the best Jack Reacher Book I've read"

    An excellent book but once again the male reader should not do the female part in an attempt to make it more realistic. Get a woman to read the part of the females.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    dzbritt 01-09-17
    dzbritt 01-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "my first and last Reacher book"

    I have to say once that movies were much better than the books. I'm not sure if it was the writing for the preschool but it was just a bad but all around.

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    Glenda 01-06-17
    Glenda 01-06-17 Member Since 2011
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    "OMG Totally disappointing!!!"
    What would have made The Enemy better?

    The story was so predictable that I couldn't believe this was the same writer. I get that you sometimes have to bow down to the PC god so you won't be attacked by the left but being a black woman I hated how patronizing this story was to all people of color.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

    I don't know, I really enjoyed his other books but if he is going to change his style of writing to this, NO!


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I do enjoy his character changes and his voice although I do speed it up a bit.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Enemy?

    There are so many that I can't even choose. Reacher in the past was known as a man of few words, quick thinking and although ethically shaky he risked himself for the "greater good". In this book he was preachy, slow witted and ethically endangering to people who helped him.


    Any additional comments?

    Very, very, very, disappointing!!!!

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    Steven Smith 12-31-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Flashback Reacher"

    Really clever how he used the easter eggs from previous books but how does he get back to Major? besides that loved the Loyalty of MP's and they are trying to figure it out. One thing kept bothering me : Does anyone think to call General to inquire about all transfers? Good story going to next novel that peaked my interest in this series from the movie

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    Ssloane 12-22-16
    Ssloane 12-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Dick Hill is the Best"

    Narrator! I could listen to him read the want ads and be happy but it doesn't detract from this story. Lee Child made a departure in the time line and took us back in time to expand on Reacher's persona. I enjoyed this book immensely!

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    Barbara Choo 12-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Enemy by Lee Child"

    I like most of Lee Child's Richer books. This one had more character development than some of the others, and I loved the ending. Once again Dick Hill did a super job

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    Al Stafford Springs, CT, United States 11-28-16
    Al Stafford Springs, CT, United States 11-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Not the best"

    I found the story line mediocre and the narration sub par. Perhaps next one better?

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    Russ 11-26-16
    Russ 11-26-16

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    "Great story!!"

    I enjoy Dick Hill's reading of the Reacher books. I thought this story was a nice look back at the events souring Reacher's view of the army.

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