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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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    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-08-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-08-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Jack Reacher Novel 21 to be released in one month"

    Die Trying is the second novel in the Jack Reacher series. Novels 2, 3, and 4 are the only ones not narrated by Dick Hill. I think Johnathon McClain does a credible narration job, but lots of other reviewers disagree. In Die Trying Reacher is kidnapped by an Idaho militia along with a female FBI agent whose dad is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and whose godfather is the US president. Everyone except General Leon Garber, Reacher's old Army commander, believes Reacher is part of the kidnap plot. General Garber and especially his lawyer daughter are major characters in later novels in the Reacher series. Die trying has lots of action and intense suspense.

    Lee Child has re-released at least 5 novels in the series (#1, 5, 6, 9, and 10) with no changes in title, narrator (Dick Hill), or content, (not a single word change). To say the least such re-releases irritate me. On the other hand I do not understand why the three novels narrated by McClain have not been re-released with Dick Hill narrating.

    Another author, Barry Eisler, re-released most of his books but in doing so he changed the titles and the narrator to himself. Eisler is a great narrator and his re-releaases are much better than the original releases. Lee Child's re-releases make no sense.

    8 of 11 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
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    "Still worth the credit and time"
    Did the narration match the pace of the story?


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-17-16
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 05-17-16 Member Since 2017
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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
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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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    Cathy Schinnagel 10-21-17
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    "dull"

    Very dull to me. The story was boring and his voice was just blah. I had to go back several times because I would suddenly realize I hadn't been paying attention and didn't know what was going on :) I like my books a little more exciting and suspenseful, I suppose.

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    J. Eisenach Seattle, WA 09-02-17
    J. Eisenach Seattle, WA 09-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, annoying narration"

    The story is a classic Reacher story, literally. Unfortunately, it was barely tolerable due to the terrible narration. I almost stopped it after the first chapter it's that bad. I will skip any more books read by Mr. McClain moving forward.

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    Donna 08-30-17
    Donna 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Whose on first???"

    The story makes almost all the players look like idiots going in different directions. Silliness

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    Potter 08-22-17
    Potter 08-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great"

    It was a very good book, I listened to it every free chance I had.

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