Number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller—a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown.
There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls afoul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.
The Duncans want Reacher gone - and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late - and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world.
For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him.
For Reacher, that was also impossible.
Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive novel only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive - a heart-racing, no-pause thriller no suspense fan will want to miss.
Take another thrill ride with Jack Reacher.
©2010 Lee Child (P)2010 Random House Audio
“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)
My husband and I listened to this on our recent Thanksgiving jaunt along the PA and Ohio Turnpikes to Michigan. We both enjoy Jack Reacher stories but this was the first time my husband had listened to a Lee Child book in audio format so I wasn't sure how it would go over. Let me say that we just happened to come to one particularly gripping part of the book (and there are oh, so many of them in this story) as we neared our turn-off at Toledo to head up to Michigan. As we sailed along the turnpike, I looked at an exit, looked at my husband and said, "Um, wasn't that where we had to exit?" We had both been so wrapped up in the story that we missed our exit off the turnpike. Who wants to travel extra miles on Thanksgiving weekend? We actually didn't mind because we didn't want to miss a word. With this story, you obviously have to suspend disbelief to get the full enjoyment out of it because no way could one human being go through everything that Reacher does in this book and persevere. Obviously he does, much to the delight of Jack Reacher fans around the world. The action is SO intense throughout the story that it had us wishing on more than one occasion for a commercial so that we could just catch our breath. We thoroughly enjoyed the audiobook version of "Worth Dying For" and highly recommend it.
I kind of liked the Italian hit men, despite the fact that they were obvious bad guys. They just seemed to be the least "bad" of the villains and the most practical and saavy of the lot.
I've recommended the Reacher series to plenty, but this one is worth skipping. Sure, if you read the previous book in the series, you might want to know how it ended, since Child left it as a bit of a cliffhanger, but even that disappoints here. The story is SLOW moving--I actually stopped this book at least three times and listened to several other books completely before going back--and just like Jack doesn't seem to care that much about the town or the people, I wasn't inspired to either. He kept trying to leave and so did I.
Meh. With a bit of relief that I could move on.
Dick Hill is a spectacular narrator. His voice, pace, and intonation are spot on. I can listen to Hill and just enjoy the story.
With the knowledge I have now, I would not have used my credit.
I hope the next book is better. 61 Hours and especially Worth Dying For have been disappointing, and I've read the entire series and really enjoyed most others.
I'd highly recommend. I just found Jack Reacher, and haven't been listening in order. You don't need to. This particular book was full of the nuanced levels that Child is known for. I listened a second time to pick up on all the small things that meant something to the story that I missed, or felt were unimportant.Fast packed, interesting characters, and full of detail. It seems to start slow, until you go back and realized that everything is important.
Some of the John Sandford's books, in the sense that are spare in the dialogue and in the writing style. Lee Child is much the same way.
He forces you to hear every detail that might be skimmed in reading. And details are important.
Multi layered, complex, and fascinating.
Dick Hill is an excellent narrator, especially with his use of accents. My only compliant is his women's voices. They all sound 'off'' somehow.
I'll give everything a try
It was a bit slow in the beginning, but once the pace picked up, it's hard to turn away from. Dick Hill was also very good.
Reacher naturally, he's quite intense and he doesn't give anyone slack if he thinks they don't deserve it.
All were good
It's not bad, but it does take some time before the pace of the book picks up.
I don't think it's better, but it is what I need because I have a hard time reading print right now. The audio edition was perfect for me.
I would compare it to the other Jack Reacher books I was able to read. It was excellent.
I loved the scene where Jack Reacher got even with the Duncans for the entire community.
I like the Reacher series. This one was a bit disappointing because of the same story lines and even some of the same language and descriptions of locations, literally word for word.
This was another good Jack Reacher novel. There was nothing outstanding or ground breaking here, but you can always depend on Lee Child to deliver a solid book, with a good story line and lots of action! Dick Hill is a great Narrater as always!
I've been a Jack Reacher fan since the first one. Lee Child, once again, kept me eager to keep reading and reading. Very exciting!
The first fight, The two "Huskers" took a beat down in the parking lot.
Yes and its great!
Good story - Love the Jack Reacher character
There were way too many times where the minute details could have been shortened and not taken away from the book at all. Too detailed descriptions in most of the book.
Maybe the narrator of the James Patterson book Kill Alex Cross
Yes because the story was good.
This is one of the better Reacher stories. I had a few laughs from Reacher’s macho talk. The ending was excellent. I don’t want to be redundant, but for newcomers I’ll repeat a few things I’ve said in other reviews. Reacher is like a comic book super hero. You need to suspend disbelief. He has no luggage. He buys new cheap clothes about every three days and throws away his dirty clothes. He lives in motels, eats in cheap diners, and usually travels by bus or hitchhiking. I enjoy hanging out with him even when I give the story a lower rating.
The narrator Dick Hill was very good.
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