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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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....the narrator

great story great series. my ONLY issue is the narrator. Just doesnt fit the Jack Reacher character to me. He did a great job his voice just doesnt fit the profile. Personal opinion.

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Way better narrator than the first book!

What did you love best about Die Trying?

I listened to the first book in the series, the Killing Floor, more than a year ago. The narrator was awful - sounded like an 80 year old man with emphysema, not a fit 30-something former military guy. But Jonathan McClain is way better. The book is very entertaining and a page turner (or whatever the audio equivalent of that is).

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

Jack Reacher

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Story was great. Narrator was dreadful.

Story was great!

Narrator was dreadful.

Nothing more to say. But review required 20 words. So this is word twenty.

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Gripped from Start

Could not Stop listening. Had the movie playing in my head with TC. liked the connection to General and Pres. Loving this series so far

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  • James T
  • Lindon, UT, United States
  • 09-06-16

Predicting the Future?

Is it possible Lee Child is clairvoyant? Perhaps he saw the Bundy clan in his crystal ball. It is true they did not kidnap anyone but they are nut-jobs just like the bad guys in this book.

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Enjoyed the story, but not the narriator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I really like Dick Hill who is the current narrator on this series, and had a really hard time listening to Johnathan NcClain. I think he'd be good for other books, but he just doesn't have the vibe of Reacher down like Dick Hill does. I wish they would just have Dick Hill redo them.

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Excellent Across the Board

Lee Child did a wonderful job crafting this second book of the Jack Reacher series.

If I had read the book, I would not have put it down before finishing it; as it was, my device was going almost straight through until I the story was finished. It was an incredible story.

I highly recommend the story, the performance, and the series.

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  • Paul
  • Fountain Valley, CA, United States
  • 08-25-16

Nice Story line.. could have went a variety of way

the way that the story started coming out was very interesting classic Jack Reacher. part of it got a little too wordy but rounded out okay.

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What Happened to Dick Hill?

What made the experience of listening to Die Trying the most enjoyable?

The storyline is very suspenseful from the first page.

What other book might you compare Die Trying to and why?

John Grisham's "A Time to Kill" is the first thing that comes to mind and I don't know why. On second thought, Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest".

How did the narrator detract from the book?

How DIDN'T the narrator detract from the book? His delivery is monotone. Deplorable performance. What a total let down after Dick Hill's beautiful voice in "The Killing Floor." Were this not a really good story I would have stopped listening altogether.

Any additional comments?

The Jack Reacher series is extensive. Despite the narrator Book 2 is better than Book 1 and I loved that. Book 3 is on my horizon...

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Horrible narrator!!!

Will not be using audible for the next three books in the series!! Bring back the Dick Hill versions!! 0 STARS!