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Never Go Back Audiobook

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Book 18

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Publisher's Summary

Never go back - but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him.... Never Go Back is number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child’s new novel of action-charged suspense starring "one of the best thriller characters at work today" (Newsweek).

Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.

Reacher is there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.

But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.

Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces - and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

©2013 Lee Child (P)2013 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense." (Entertainment Weekly)

"The truth about Reacher gets better and better." (Janet Maslin, The New York Times)

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    Amanda 09-20-15
    Amanda 09-20-15
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    "Decent"

    look I understands that not everyone wants to be pushed very deeply in thoughts but I still feel that I need more to enjoy these books.

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    Gregory S. Wilder Lexington, KY USA 08-02-15
    Gregory S. Wilder Lexington, KY USA 08-02-15 Member Since 2012

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    "What has happened to Reacher?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was too much a mess to make any suggestions.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

    Of course, I have read every Reacher novel so far.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I love Dick Hill.


    What character would you cut from Never Go Back?

    All of them !!!!


    Any additional comments?

    To me, this is the most disappointing book in the Reacher series so far. It starts with a good premise, but then wanders. At times, I was like.. what is the point of all this? They go all the way across the country to meet his "suspected" daughter. They could have done the same story and stayed much closer to home.<br/><br/>I love Reacher's deep analysis an attention to detail. It deepens the novels and of course stretches them out. But usually those insights really play a key part in the novel. But a lot of waste this time. I hope the next one is the series is much better.

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-15
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    "vintage REACHER, good story."

    Great narration by Dick Hill.
    Woven together well, subplots nicely integrated. Good female counterpoint.

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    Aron Randall 06-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Lotta build up to fizzle"

    It's not a bad book. But but not as good as others. The whole book was build up. A lot of questions. Then it was resolved on literally 8min. Kinda seemed like a half-assed ending like the author got tired towards the end.

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    w robert mcelroy jr 05-30-15 Member Since 2014

    Hard worker, loving father and all-around good guy.

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    "Another winner...but a bit anticlimactic."

    A great story. Lots of twists and turns and i love the fact that Reacher was initially wrong in his assessment. Makes him more real somehow. While I liked the fact that the real story wasn't discovered until the end, when the end came, it was far to abrupt. Kind of reminded me of the worst traits of Stephen King...launch as in "It" when he suddenly gets bored writing a really great story and just say, "hell, it's a spider. The end."

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    D. Prat 05-11-15
    D. Prat 05-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Predictable until the ending"

    This book met expectations in general. If you like the Jack Reacher series, you will like this one too! I do like having the same narrator in the series.

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    Rebecca Healy Baltimore, MD USA 04-08-15
    Rebecca Healy Baltimore, MD USA 04-08-15

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    "Great book"

    Great book. Another great read/in this case listen. Writing 10 more words to complete the review to submit it

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    April Johnson 04-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love Jack Reacher "

    Loved this book, but I love all Jack Reacher books. Dick Hill is great to. I would
    listen to anything Dick Hill reads.

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    HeadHunter 03-04-15
    HeadHunter 03-04-15
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    "Still keeps me interested. Love it."

    I can't wait till the next one. Great series. Well written. Basic stuff. Done well.
    Reacher is s trip. I'm learning from him.

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    Ralph 02-15-15
    Ralph 02-15-15
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    "Not Up To Standard"

    If this were my first Reacher book, it would have been my last. I have generally enjoyed this series until now. the book demonstrates a total lack of understanding of the military justice system. It is replete with cliches and senseless phrases repeated over and over.

    While in the past I have thought that Dick Hill was an OK narrator, his female voice in this instance are grating.

    Read some of the earlier Reacher novels and forget this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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