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The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 10 | [Lee Child]

The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 10

Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance - because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.
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Publisher's Summary

In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth - and save two innocent lives - is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way….

Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance - because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer’s past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He’s beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he’s already in way too deep to stop now.

©2006 Lee Child (P)2914 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Nine red-hot books ago, Lee Child concocted the rough, tough Superman of the crime-busting genre, as smart and charismatic as he is unbeatable. And then Mr. Child broke the mold. Early next week (why delay good news?), Reacher returns in this series' 10th installment, The Hard Way. It's one more labyrinthine story that takes off like a shot: as usual, Mr. Child has you at hello." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

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    Susan Salt Lake City, UT United States 08-25-14
    Susan Salt Lake City, UT United States 08-25-14 Member Since 2005

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    "My least favorite Reacher"

    About 3 hours into this book I figured it out. It took Reacher another 8 hours to "get it". I wanted to scream at him. Maybe other people figure out "the answer" much sooner than I do but I like books that have a bit of mystery to them. This one didn't. That said, I'm a huge Lee Child fan but suggest you try Tripwire or One Shot if you are new to the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 08-22-14
    Nancy 08-22-14 Member Since 2003
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    "This book IS NOT NEW!!"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Audible you should be ashamed. As I was listening to this book, I kept thinking "I swear I've read this book before." Turns out I have! How can you advertise this book as new.Get your credit or money back folks.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    lrc3395 08-20-14
    lrc3395 08-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, terrible narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The narration was distracting, but the story mostly makes up for it.


    What other book might you compare The Hard Way to and why?

    This is part of a long series of books with the same main character. Any Jack Reacher book would compare


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator would improve this considerably. Who chose this guy?


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    As long as they didn't ruin it with bad choices in actors like the first Jack Reacher movie (Tom Cruise portraying a character that is supposed to be 6'6", 240lbs, and blonde and blue eyed? Really?)


    Any additional comments?

    I love Lee Child's books. Jack Reacher is an awesome character, but the narration of this audio book is absolutely horrendous. It's like listening to Howard Cosell read a crime novel to you. There is an odd cadence to Dick Hill's narration and the voices he uses for the characters are inconsistent and at times you don't know who the dialogue is supposed to be coming from. One of the main characters is British and another is African American and his accents for both characters are so far off the mark he would have been much better off not even trying. As much as I love this book series I won't buy another audio book from it as long as Dick Hill is the narrator.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Mountain City, TN, United States 08-20-14
    Tom Mountain City, TN, United States 08-20-14 Member Since 2009
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    "This is not a NEW book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I didn't listen to this version since I have listened to the book already.


    Has The Hard Way turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will be more careful when I see something listed as "NEW IN FICTION".


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Mimi Arcata, CA, United States 09-10-14
    Mimi Arcata, CA, United States 09-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Reacher Delivers"

    What a man!! No debt, no need for things! Big, tall, smart, spare, tough...I could go on and on. The reader has become the true voice of Jack Reacher. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Chicago, IL 09-02-14
    Greg Chicago, IL 09-02-14 Member Since 2009
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    "The best Reacher adventure I've read."
    What did you love best about The Hard Way?

    Each book in the series is exciting, but this is by far the best I've read. Great story line, great characters, and 100% Reacher.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    There's no doubt that Dick adds wonderful depth to the story. His delivery definitely is part of how I see Reacher.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tee NJ 09-01-14
    Tee NJ 09-01-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Story but..."
    Would you listen to The Hard Way again? Why?

    No. The story was good...classic Reacher, but the narration was painful.


    What other book might you compare The Hard Way to and why?

    If you enjoy the Reacher series, this is a good one.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The voice used for Reacher was good but the voice/inflections used for EVERY other character was whiny and therefore grating. It pulled me out of the story.


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

    No. I usually start a story & play it to the end. I couldn't do it for this one because of the narration. I turned it off several times to start other books before I returned to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ann Stine Clinton, WA, US 08-31-14
    Mary Ann Stine Clinton, WA, US 08-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was part of an earlier Reacher series and because it was featured and I misread the release date as the publishing date, I realized I had already listened/read this book several years ago, how disappointing. Taught me to check the actual publishing date!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

    yes


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dick Hill?

    yes


    What character would you cut from The Hard Way?

    n/a


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Smith 08-30-14
    Ron Smith 08-30-14 Member Since 2008
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    "This isn't a New Book I have Purchased it before?"
    What would have made The Hard Way better?

    I don't know why You listed it as a new release date, I love reacher books.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another Dick Hill or REacher book.


    Any additional comments?

    I need a credit for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    avidreader Ann Arbor, MI, United States 08-25-14
    avidreader Ann Arbor, MI, United States 08-25-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Hear this before....Not new"
    What disappointed you about The Hard Way?

    The story had elements of previous books. It was listed in what's new. Disappointing, however love the series.


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

    His performance is always great.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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