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Worth Dying For: Jack Reacher 15 | [Lee Child]

Worth Dying For: Jack Reacher 15

There’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska… and 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 eight-year-old girl, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.
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Publisher's Summary

61 Hours ended with maverick loner Jack Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. But Reacher has done the impossible before.

Now there’s deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska… and 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 eight-year-old girl, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.The Duncans want Reacher gone - or dead. 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. Reacher - bruised and battered - should have just kept on going. But for Reacher, that was impossible.

Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive - a heart-racing novel no suspense fan will want to miss.

©2010 Lee Child (P)2010 Random House Audio

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  • Nick
    Lincoln
    7/11/13
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    "Worth Paying For"

    I'm not a particularly avid reader of thrillers and hadn't heard of Lee Child until I saw a TV interview of him in relation to the Jack Reacher film released recently. It piqued my interest so I thought I'd have a go at a Reacher novel when I saw this in an Audible special offer.

    I have to say that I did not regret my choice; I found this to be a great listen, with action from start to finish and a story that unfolded very nicely over the length of the novel.

    I suspect that this book will not be for everyone. Child's characterisation of Reacher is very spare and he is definitely a man of few (or no) words; many conversations within the book develop along similar lines with the same phrases re-used in only a slightly modified form. Child also has a methodical and detailed approach to defining the actions of his characters; one example that stands out to me is when he describes Reacher adjusting the driving position step by step in a rental car to accommodate his large frame. None of this bothered me however, in fact I found Child's style of writing to be both distinctive and enjoyable. I also felt that it suited the story and the nature of the characters within it while helping to keep the narrative moving in a way that made me want to find out what was going to happen next.

    Reacher is such a capable individual that he never really seemed to be in genuine peril, but that didn't detract from my desire to find out how he was going to bludgeon his way through the next set of bad guys.

    The plot of this book and some of the descriptions of the violence within it are not for the faint-hearted, but it didn't feel especially gratuitous considering it is a thriller aimed at an adult audience.

    Jeff Harding is a great choice of narrator for this book. He made the characters distinctive and his pacing of the dialogue felt like an excellent match for Child's writing style. It certainly brought the book alive for me.

    All in all, this book provided pretty much everything I hoped for when I handed over my credit - an impossibly tough guy dealing out retribution to some very bad people - excellent escapist fiction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    MorpethUnited Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Addictive"

    Once you start with Jack Reacher I found it was hard to stop. I have read several of his books lately and I think Lee Child is always great value

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dave
    Wirral, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Great listen"

    My first selection from audible turned out to be a brilliant choice. The descriptive narrative made it feel as though I were there in the action. The storyline drew me in and I couldn't turn it off. Excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Roderick
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    3/13/13
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    "Excelent read"

    Lee Child never seems to be short of a story or situation for Jack Reacher and this book is as good as all the others. A man's book for sure though!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • katy
    Lymington, United Kingdom
    2/11/13
    Overall
    "Worth Reading.."

    Another great Jack Reacher book from Lee Child. Yet another subject..children. Well read and interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jacqueline
    EAST GRINSTEAD, United Kingdom
    10/11/11
    Overall
    "Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow"

    Much more slow than quick, definately not his best Jack Reacher. Nevertheless, can't help but love him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    12/17/14
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    "Fantastic story series "

    Jeff Harding is an amazing narrator. I am always left wanting the next story. Brilliant

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • N
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    1/29/13
    Overall
    "Action and violence"

    An exciting start and concept is ultimately let down by a ending of rather one dimensional violence with no intelligence or verisimilitude.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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