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Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her.

Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.J ack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

©2011 Lee Child (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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The best jack reacher so far.

I loved this one. The narrator was also good and suited the story. Unlike some of the narrators of the previous books in the reacher series he had a good deep voice which suited the main character but had the knack of being able to convey the impression of female character voice without the character sounding like a drag queen.

The story is great plenty of action as usual for a jack reacher book, but the story is much more engaging with more psychological twists.

This is my new favourite Jack Reacher book.

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Great book

For the 1st half of the book the voice of the female character drove me insane

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slow skow slow

the story went nowhere for 9 hours. then it was over in 2 more, extremely slow and filled with unwanted description of things.

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get application

great application, have been using it for a few days and smooth delivery and no crashes ...... I'm sure there will be updates and there will be changes........ simple works.

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  • Anne
  • Elsternwick, Australia
  • 03-30-14

Lee Child never disappoints

What did you love best about Echo Burning?

The story was complex - you were never sure whether Jack Reacher had been conned. I also love listening to Jeff Harding.

What other book might you compare Echo Burning to and why?

I wouldn't compare it to other Lee Child books, but I am a big fan. Every couple of years I listen to them all again.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

His style is perfect for thrillers.

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Excitement builds

Jack Reacher stories are amphetamine in writing. A friend 'pushed' me into them last Christmas - the first 2 consumed every spare moment from my week's holiday, and a good many more moments than they should have. At the time I thought luckily there were no Audible versions.

Now there are! Initially I didn't like listening to this first one I experienced. Jeff Harding has the right voice for the genre, but his women's voices sound like little girls. It took me a long time to latch into the story.

However eventually I did, and I enjoyed it. Jack Reacher is the 21st-century Odysseus, and like all good myths, this one resonates on multiple levels. In addition 'Echo Burning' builds the tension slowly, and eventually it hits a point of pushing more adrenaline than ice climbing. It kept me coming back for more. I suspect that it will for all who like reading of an interesting hero sorting through interesting problems.

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  • Brian
  • 05-08-14

Electric atmosphere helps build the tension

Where does Echo Burning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narrator made this a better story than it really was, a convincing accent help create a sense of being in Texas.

If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

Not my favourite but still enjoyed the thriller and left me wanting to hear more

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene when they were all sat around the table at the Red ranch prior to it burning down

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

The story about the mexicans being hunted like wild animals when crossing the border

Any additional comments?

This is the 3rd Jack Reacher audiobook I've listen to and found this narrator to be the best.

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  • Joseph
  • 12-01-13

What's not to like?

I am late to Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series, if you are too you will love these books. Interesting exciting stuff. Just glad there are loads of new ones to get to.

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  • Adam
  • 10-29-13

Good but not the best story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

yes

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

much better than the narrator of the previous book.

Any additional comments?

had random parts where music played in the background for no reason

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  • Eddie
  • 05-28-14

Captivating

Any additional comments?

Reacher is becoming an addiction. Tense and thrilling, I was almost feeling sorry for those characters that chose to mess with the 'special investigator'.

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  • Prosecco
  • 12-04-13

Predictable but Enjoyable Nevertheless!

What did you like most about Echo Burning?

I love the Jack Reacher character and in this Texan adventure you get a real sense of the environment and resident prejudice as the plot enfolds with its twists and turns.

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  • Debbie
  • 10-24-13

One of my favourite Reacher stories.

I love all of the reacher stories but this is one of my particular favourites.

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  • lucy
  • 07-20-13

Compelling

Would you listen to Echo Burning again? Why?

Think I might

What did you like best about this story?

I find Lee Childshard work to read, but having it told made it easier and the story's good

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No I haven't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I 'read' it every night at bed time. Great end to the day.

Any additional comments?

Thoroughly recommend this way of reading books

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  • Nicola
  • 06-07-13

'Reacher said nothing'

Funny wild west story. So far the most realistic of the books if read in order. Narrator much better too and seems to do all the rest as far as I can see. :)

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  • Sandra
  • 03-07-14

Brilliant!


The truly awful thing about this book is that it's very likely based on fact. Which reminds one that no amount of legislation will ever conquer entrenched prejudice and bigotry.
All the gods be thanked for men like Reacher!
Or should I say? - writers like Lee Child.

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  • Matt
  • 12-01-17

Slow to start but good

Took a while to get going but enjoyable. Best narrator by far for the series

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  • Benjamin
  • 01-28-15

Solid Reacher

After a disappointing 4th chapter this was back to classic Reacher.

If you enjoyed volumes 1-3 you'll be happy with this release.

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  • Barbara Penton
  • 09-09-17

so so

I struggled to stay interested except the last three or four chapters. no way you can try to figure out the plot until it unfolds which makes it less of a thriller mystery and more a description of unusual events. The narrator's female voices I found hard to listen to. overall it was ok. will I go to no.6? not sure.

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  • P. A. Sarr
  • 08-24-17

Slow and bad female actors

Very slow and the female voices are Awful. Only my memory of other Reachers kept me going. Skip this one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-16-17

Complete Story

Another great Jack Reacher tail well narrated a must listen you won't be sorry you have.

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  • Kathryn
  • 04-10-17

Ends all tied up.

Another good story with no loose ends. Reacher saves the day and no one died that should not have.

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  • Jane
  • 03-20-17

I loved it

Suspense, intrigue and Jack Reacher, what more could you ask for? I would recommend, one of my favourites from Lee Child

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  • Lorraine
  • 03-06-17

Reacher..oh yea

I enjoy the Jack Reacher series..to know him is to love him..have a read Enjoy!

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  • Roxanne
  • 12-12-16

Best narrator for a Reacher novel so far.

Great story line with an interesting setting which in Lee Childs usual style is described in great detail. strong female characters. worth the listen.

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  • Mr Fo Rex Martingale
  • 04-17-16

More of the same

It was a gripping story, perhaps too much guess work by Mr Reacher to make it plausible .... The shoot out scene in the wild echoes of a previous story. But entertaining all the same ....

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  • Emma
  • 03-04-16

Fantastic!!

Fantastic book and loved every minute of it. Narrated by Jeff Harding who does a fantastic job!