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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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    Gary 01-12-15
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    "If you just want to kill time, listening."

    OK but too long and way too much detail. Anti climactic story. Not one has his best books in my opinion

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    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 01-06-15
    Larjane Broken Arrow, OK, US 01-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Ties Everything Up"

    I've seen Reacher across the nation. He never settles down; he's made a few changes. I just keep listening. He doesn't own anything except a toothbrush and that house many books back he didn't say he disposed of. He's a bad driver, and he's taller than Tom Cruise!

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    terry 12-31-14
    terry 12-31-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow"

    Quite a bit slower than the other books. Lost interest in this story and found myself having to go back a few chapters to see what was going on. Not one of his finest!

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    Heather Brighton, MI, USA 12-26-14
    Heather Brighton, MI, USA 12-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Pedestrian writing. Awful narration."

    This audio book was weak. The story was contrived and riddled with repeated dialogue as if that lended a sense of style to the cliched patter. Dick Hill's narration was chock full of annoying stops and starts which sounded like he was mocking the writing instead of embellishing it. Yuck.

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    jeanne 12-22-14
    jeanne 12-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "All the Reacher Elements"
    Would you listen to Never Go Back again? Why?

    Probably not. I remember it and it was good to hear.


    What other book might you compare Never Go Back to and why?

    Most Reacher books.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Allows me to listen as a drive and do other things.


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

    I liked his interaction with the woman. A female presence helps humanize Reacher.


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    Mary Lahey 10-29-14
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    "Last Jack Reacher I will read"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story was so convoluted and unbelievable. Characters were hard to follow and not believable.


    Has Never Go Back turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    had a better story


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    very disappointed. I have been a Jack Reacher fan but this will end that.


    Any additional comments?

    I have had difficulty finding great mysteries lately and may let my Audible subscription go.

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    Lynn Plymouth, MN, USA 10-27-14
    Lynn Plymouth, MN, USA 10-27-14 Member Since 2010
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    "The narration was excrutiating"
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    I would definitely buy another Lee Child book. I will never download a book narrated by Dick Hill ever again


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dick Hill?

    Almost any narrator would be preferable to Dick Hill. His enunciation and characterizations were annoying and one dimensional.


    Do you think Never Go Back needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No follow up is necessary. This book provided appropriate closure to the story arc.


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    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 09-27-14
    Marcia Murrieta, CA, United States 09-27-14 Member Since 2011

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "More stars needed!"

    This was the best Reacher yet. We loved it! Great story, it kept your mind going following his calculations and review of events. Need more like this one!

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    Nancy 09-24-14
    Nancy 09-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story line was cookie cutter quality. The narrator wasn't compelling especially with the female voices.


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    CBDC Washington, DC USA 08-20-14
    CBDC Washington, DC USA 08-20-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Great fun"

    Reacher as he always is, but with more dimension. He reaches out to a woman who has taken over a division where he used to be the commander. Their both in a "rouch position" but Reacher is so sure of his actions and of this woman's that they ally and escape and then investigate brilliantly what is gong on. Dick Hill is great as always and the book is just plain fun (the usual violence but somehow less dominant on the theme).

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