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Die Trying Audiobook

Die Trying: Jack Reacher, Book 2

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When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Donna Salina, KS, United States 10-07-13
    Donna Salina, KS, United States 10-07-13
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    "STILL IN PROCESS OF LISTENING TO IT, BUT....."
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    DID NOT LIKE THE NARRTOR, DID NOT PUT ENOUGH INTO THE CHARACTERS OR EVEN THE STORY...HE IS BORING!THIS GUY IS SO BORING I DON'T EVEN WANT TO LISTEN TO HIM, LITERALLY PUTS ME TO SLEEP;ALMOST MONOTONE, LIKE HE ISN'T EVEN ENJOYING THE STORY!


    Any additional comments?

    WHY DO THE AUTHORS CHANGE THE NARRATOR IN THEIR SERIES...DICK HILL DID AN EXECELENT NARRATING JOB AND HAD EXCITEMENT IN HIS VOICE...AUTHOR MADE A HUGH MISTAKE BY CHANGING HIS NARRATOR....LEE CHILD, KEEP THE SAME NARRATOR IN YOUR SERIES, DICK HILL WAS EXTREMELY GOOD AT ADDING EXCITEMENT TO THE STORY LINE, HE KNOWS THE CHARACTERS AND MAKE THEM COME ALIVE

    16 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Mama Bethany Washington State 07-10-16
    Mama Bethany Washington State 07-10-16 Member Since 2014

    Mama Bethany

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    "Still worth the credit and time"
    Did the narration match the pace of the story?


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    I like Reacher. I like the books. Some are better than others. This wasn't one of the betters. I didn't care for the militia part of the storyline....just kind of boring. I prefer the voice of the other narrator who often does the Reacher stories. But all that said, I would spend the credit again on the same book. :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 05-20-16
    Tim Jupiter, FL, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Skip this book - not up to par"

    Fortunately Lee figures out, in later books in the series, that less is more. Here he pile on the 'unrealistic suspense' to the point of ridiculousness. The story jumps all over the place, is lacks a sense of realism and is in face just plain stupid in some parts. I started skipping chapters just to get to the end and then just the in the towel, There was not more intrigue because the story line had gone beyond belief. If you enjoy the Jack Reacher series, as I do, skip this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-17-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-17-16 Member Since 2017

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "Give this one a miss"

    I do not mind a story like this being over the top. But it was just too unbelievable, I found that I stopped being excited or caring about these characters because I stopped believing in them. I have read other Reacher novels and will continue to do so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terrance Ferguson 04-21-16 Member Since 2014

    I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.

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    "Not as good as the first. But wow! Enthralling."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. It does a really good job of keeping you interested. I really enjoyed the tactical aspect of it from all parties in the book. Gathering and acting on information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Reacher's thought process. I love watching him calculate solutions to overwhelming problems.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There's a scene where someone has evil ugly intent for someone and ends up paying for it. I loved it. I was cheering.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Whenever Reacher is upset. He is so cool, calculating (and excited by violence) and those qualities are written into him very well. So when he breaks or shows humanity i really feel it.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as good as the first. The first person perspective of the first book REALLY aided in the feel because it was more personal. But still. Excellent thriller. It just got crazier and bigger and more clutch/tense. Tight til the last few moments. Excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew T Lazarus 04-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Flawed, but enjoyable last half"

    Solid performance, decent storytelling, but the suspension of disbelief asked for was just too much. The coincidences that propel the first half were just too contrived. Suffers from a James Bond fault - villains as ruthless as these are supposed to be would have killed Reacher early at one of many opportunities. Despite that, I enjoyed last half, especially the last quarter, more than expected. Half way through, I had decided I was done with the series. Last quarter has me thinking that if I find other at sale price, I might bite.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chris 09-18-15
    chris 09-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "not the same without dick hill"

    ok story. it may have been better with a good narrator. i would buy this book again if it were released again with dick hill narrating

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna T. 08-17-15
    Donna T. 08-17-15
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    "Average and anticlimactic"

    This was an average story. It took a long time to set up and the ending was anticlimactic.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 07-11-15
    Debb Collierville, TN, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not stop listening"

    Normally I listen to audiobooks while driving to and from work. With Die Trying, I would get home and still be listening while preparing dinner. After everyone was settled in for the evening, instead of turning on the idiot box, I would listen for hours. The story was fast paced, very detailed allowing you to visualize every scene. Can't wait to start Trip Wire!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Dallas, TX, USA 09-17-14
    Brian Dallas, TX, USA 09-17-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Too many holes in the story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If Lee Child had put half as much research into the US military as he did on the weapons this would have been a much better story. Anyone who watches the news knows the head of the US military is the "Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff". Child calls him the "Joint Chairman" throughout the book. He makes numerous other mistakes that could have easily been avoided. I'm willing to give an author artistic license for the sake of the story, but Child's gaffs actually get in the way of the story for me.


    Has Die Trying turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I've read the first two books in this series, but I won't read any more of them. Child hasn't turned me off on the genre, but he has turned me off on this series.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan McClain – was your favorite?

    Bo, the leader of the bad guys. The voice he used was just plain creepy.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Child writes good fight scenes and did a good job of conveying the stress Reacher experiences in the old mine.


    Any additional comments?

    As an Army veteran I notice mistakes that might not matter to a reader with no military experience, but every time I heard the title "Joint Chairman" I had to laugh. It sounds like the guy in charge of Colorado's marijuana program.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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