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Worth Dying For Audiobook

Worth Dying For: A Jack Reacher Novel

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska... and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul 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, and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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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    Steven Mueller Kansas City, MO 02-26-15
    Steven Mueller Kansas City, MO 02-26-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Jack Reacher is becoming a favorite of mine."

    This book kept me eager to listen on.. Great ending I didn't see coming. Think it would make for a good movie too.

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    Pamela K. Schwindt indianapolis indiana 02-01-15
    Pamela K. Schwindt indianapolis indiana 02-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love dick hill as narrator"

    I love jack reacher and love dick hill as narrator. Not sure but this one was one of the best so far. I'm going to try to read them in order

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    A. Katz 01-27-15
    A. Katz 01-27-15

    kindle lover

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    "Story pretty good but Jack more of a bully than no"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were a few scenes where I felt Jack was much more of a bully than he usually is in these books. It made me very uncomfortable and not like him very much.


    Any additional comments?

    I did like most of the story and there were some good little twists in there... but it wasn't as good as many Reacher books.

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    CH-R Indianapolis, IN USA 01-01-15
    CH-R Indianapolis, IN USA 01-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just ok. Overwrought!"

    I have read and or listened to several of Child's books and have enjoyed them a lot. This one however felt like he went back and added a lot of detail to stretch out the number of pages and satisfy his publishing company's requirements. This could have been a good read but there were times the mundane details were tortuous!

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    Robert 01-01-15
    Robert 01-01-15 Member Since 2011

    Old World Traveler

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    "Bad A** Reacher!"
    What made the experience of listening to Worth Dying For the most enjoyable?

    Reacher beats the cr** out of all sorts of bad guys. He is impervious to beatings. Trucks can't even run the guy over. And when it comes to pulverizing rednecks he is the best! Even football players.


    What other book might you compare Worth Dying For to and why?

    Jack Reacher is in a world all his own. Suggesting otherwise might get me black and blue.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill is awesome - the whole thing.


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

    Laugh? Cry? No, I was hanging on every word to see who was going to be run over, punched through a wall, left with a brain condition, or given an advanced case of memory loss.


    Any additional comments?

    Yeh, Just remember that Jack Reacher is an ex-army military policeman - not a Navy Seal. Reacher is in a league all his own. If you see a big guy on a bus, ...he likes coffee and be nice.

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    Ken 12-12-14
    Ken 12-12-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Jack Reacher what could be bad"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    If you have read a Reacher novel you know whats up


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Who ever turns these into movies was it a joke casting Cruise as Reacher, have you read any of these books?

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    Olga 10-05-14
    Olga 10-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Jack Reacher brings justice"
    What did you love best about Worth Dying For?

    That justice prevails through difficult odds


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes, a lot of challenges and moments when you thought it was all over but reacher prevailed.


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

    He is excellent in every performance.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Jack Reacher brings justice where no one else dares


    Any additional comments?

    makes you want to kick ass! good book and listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Clyde M. Wisham Jr. 09-11-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Reacher finds a deep and evil secret"

    "Worth Dying For", the 15th Jack Reacher novel, picks up shortly after the events of "61 Hours". Reacher still hasn't physically recovered from those explosive events when he finds himself deep in a new set of problems.
    It all starts simply enough. Reacher is making his way across Nebraska and stops at a remote Motel. He aids an abused woman and in the process runs afoul of the Duncans, who seem to rule this part of the Nebraska corn country. It soon becomes apparent that something evil is going on. The Duncans use local muscle to get rid of Reacher, or rather they try to. (As anyone who has read any Jack Reacher books knows, he is very very hard to get rid of.)
    Reacher soon finds himself fighting to survive against not only the local muscle, but also three sets of out-of-state gangsters, which just makes the mystery deeper. Why are all these thugs interested in this remote stretch of Nebraska? There is a deep secret here, and Reacher is just the man to dig it out.
    Lee Chile surprised me several times in this book as the story took unexpected turns.
    Good story.

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    Barbara 09-06-14
    Barbara 09-06-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Jack Reacher story"
    Where does Worth Dying For rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Enjoyed this book immensely , great story line and always kept you wondering where it was going with a very fine finish.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Lots of action, interaction between characters, and the background plot made it hard to turn off.


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

    Dick Hill does a fabulous job interjecting not only the emotion of the moment but the different characters themselves.


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    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 05-09-14
    BookReader Chicago, IL, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2001
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    "Worth Dying For"
    Any additional comments?

    Narrated by Dick Hill, this audiobook is the unabridged version, and almost fourteen hours of listening. The most interesting aspect of the story is the mystery of the ‘cargo’, as you won’t discover exactly what it is until the end of the novel. No spoilers, but it is as horrible as it gets. The adventures of Jack Reacher are typical, tough guy stuff, this lonely, high moral character hasn’t changed. Frankly, Reacher kills with a little too much abandon for my taste, but if you’re familiar with the Jack Reacher series, you probably think he never kills anybody that doesn’t need it. I’ve never read a Reacher novel I couldn’t finish, but I think the character has run his course. Not much new in character development … predictable behavior for him.

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