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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Killing Floor by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding.

Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero.

Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks 14 miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.

Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in 30 years. The cops arrest Reacher, and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure.

They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

©2013 Lee Child (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Disappointing after hearing so much about Reacher.

What disappointed you about Killing Floor?

Every conversation was written with "I said" "he said" "she said", all the way through the book. I was expecting more sophisticated language.

Has Killing Floor turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not the genre, just Lee Child.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment due to the lack of imagination about the language.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great story - just one problem

It’s a great story ... but the ‘he said’ ‘she said’ just gets to you ! I wish they could just edit that part!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Horrible reader

The book is written in I format and the readers voice does not match the figure in the books age, persona or way of talking. Story awesome, but read it yourself.

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Good story, horrible narration

I only finished this book because I was curious how it ends. In the most of it the narration sounds like shopping list or user manual being read out loud. Gets little better in the second half but still not very pleasant experience.

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  • LINZI
  • Perth, Australia
  • 03-16-18

macho classic. makes the movie look like a spoof.

l love Jack Reacher. 6ft 4 with a look that gets him into trouble without even trying. He is a credible and likeable hardman. Basic to the bone. Sympathetic but scary. Reacher is always the hero without any fanfare. How anyone decided to replace a bulky 6ft 4 , ex army hardman with 5ft 2 (in lifts) Mr Cruise with perfect teeth and coiffered hair is beyond me. I love the books. When I heard who was cast for the movie I literally felt sad for the character. Damn you Hollywood. Why can't you just tell it like it's written???

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  • Lucy T.
  • 11-15-17

Brilliant

Thought I’d try something new. So decided to go back 20 years with the first Jack Reacher story and I was not disappointed! Gripping from the get go - good reading performance (I’m quite fussy about the voices on Audible) and great continuous story I was never bored. So happy now as I have loads more to listen to

22 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Nadar khan
  • 12-02-17

Great book

A great book however I'm must say as much as I love Lee childs passion for Jack reacher I feel that if it isn't narrates by Jeff harding then I simply cannot listen to it. The two go hand in hand. Jack reacher is simply fantastic

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Gavin Jones
  • 03-16-18

My First Encounter With Reacher

This is what it is. Lee Child isn't trying to be Cormac McCarthy. The story is fast-paced and the characters don't get on your nerves. There are 4 or 5 excellent and exciting set-pieces and the bad guys are really bad.

Some people claim that the first chapter is one of the best first chapters of any novel of the late 20th century. I don't know about that but it is certainly pretty good

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • paul carley
  • 02-28-18

Very good book

Very good book. hard to turn off and easy to listen to. Recommend this book to all those who like a good crime murder and a bit of mystery.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Suky
  • 11-23-17

Great story

Enjoyable and entertaining. Great story, characters a little predictable good guy always wins etc... but great pace and narration.

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  • Maggsie
  • 02-26-18

Brilliant <br /><br />

Really enjoyed this book. Fast paced and excellent character narration. Will read more of the Jack Reacher series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • R. M. Ingram
  • 02-15-18

good story

i said she said becomes really irritating! good story tho worth a listen. ..and first in the series

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  • Helen L.
  • 02-11-18

what a rush

yes I loved it best part all of it every last word great book exiting

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Neil Hay
  • 02-06-18

James Bond without the cheese

This is a gritty and well constructed action read that has a good enough story line to keep you interested throughout.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr J Griffiths
  • 02-05-18

Brilliant

Super-exciting story with that great revenge element. Baddies get their just desserts in this book for sure. Well read with great voice characterisation. And there are 21 more Jack Reacher stories!

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  • Mathew
  • 11-28-17

very good

This is a great book and I can't wait to listen to the rest of them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-17-18

Failed to deliver

I was excited that I may have a new author to dive into. Unfortunately this book failed to deliver. The story line had potential but the quality of writing lets it down. It lacks polish, reads like an amateur author. The narrator becomes annoying not long into book. I struggled to continue. Not a book I would listen to again and would try the author again.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-17-18

HE SAID, SHE SAID killed it.

He said, she said gets old really quick, couldn't listen for long because of it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-18

great story

the "he said" and "she said" comments are monotonous and sound pre recorded and dumped in, aside from that it was first rate

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-16-18

Quite a ride

I love Jack Reacher novels always a well plotted story line that builds beautifully. The added bonus a love interest. Listened to this every spare moment and when driving. Great narration except Roscoe I found the voice for a young sexy character a bit creepy lol. But I got used to it. I found myself thinking very hard about the escalating twists and turns - loved it 😄

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  • Scott
  • 08-17-18

Difficult to listen to

Was written in the first person so it was full of 'I said this' and 'I did this' so was quite a difficult book to listen to

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  • jay wright
  • 08-16-18

Reacher

Didn't like the way it was written or the voice used but story was good

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  • Phil
  • 08-15-18

A truly great book

from start to finish this is an amazing story that twists and turns it will keep you interested all the way through the entire book performance by Jeff is amazing to you will enjoy this book

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  • Richard
  • 07-10-18

Incredibly violent

Evidence of an aspect of US society; guns, violence and more violence. I can't really say that I enjoyed it; too much killing. There was a problem with the way the novel was written, especially in the dialogue; "She said, I said etc. It is no wonder since the novel was written mass shootings, especially of school children has permeated American society....and all because of an Amendment in the US constitution of the right to bear arms. The Rifleman Association has a lot to answer for. The combination of evil people and the availability of guns is bad mixture. I am glad that in Australia we have strict gun controls, although they are not strict enough. I have never owned a gun, and will never do so. Violence permeates American society, and the current Trump administration, I am sure will never do anything to prevent domestic violence, and control of weapons in the hands of their citizens. I will never read another book by the author. I condemn him for his writing, and the publishers who were involved. Violence begets violence.

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  • Ken
  • 07-07-18

5 stars

Very addictive story. If I was to quibble l could say that i didn't much like the narrator's strong American accent and had to speed it up a bit, but it was a first rate performance.