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Never Go Back Audiobook

Never Go Back: Jack Reacher 18

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Publisher's Summary

After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had. Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher’s old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there?

What Reacher doesn’t expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: ‘You’re back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.’Will he be sorry he went back? Or – will someone else?

©2013 Lee Child (P)2013 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world… Lee Child's genius has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore" (Daily Express)

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  • Topher mcg
    9/13/15
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    "Dull"

    A slow uninspiring book with a comical performance by the narrator. Very disappointed by it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MrsGj
    8/30/15
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    "Reacher quality maintained"

    Better than expected for a later in series book. Great performance by Jeff Harding - Reacher books read by other actors sound quite wrong now. Kept me entertained for the whole read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Key Manning
    6/20/15
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    "Love it"

    I love all the series, the narrator is great too. This one dragged on slightly but still very good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    5/1/15
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    "Not Reacher's best adventure"

    The worst for me was the narrator, it sounded like he could not wait until it was finished. He sounded really bored, especially when listing events or items blahblahblah, yadda yadda yadda, and that made it hard to listen to the story, the voice distracted me. He was marginally better doing the female voices. This was the first and last book I will buy read by Jeff Harding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I D Ordish
    4/22/15
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    "Jack Reacher gets better and better"

    The bad guys just do not understand loyalty and honour.
    Doing the right thing is never easy
    Just what you expect from Jack
    Highly recommended
    Listen to the books in order is a great help in this series not essential but recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Sue Durbin
    uk
    1/26/15
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    "A Gripping read"

    Not the best reacher story but still a gripping read. Very much enjoyed during my bus journeys. Hope you do!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally Alp
    New Southgate London Uk
    1/2/15
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    "Never go back."

    A brilliant novel. Lee Child brings Jack Reacher back. Righting wrong yet again. Would have loved to see papa jack

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert997
    UK
    7/7/14
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    "It's a bit Janet and John..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I really enjoy the series-thrillers, having collected all of the Rebus novels, the Dirk Pitt novels and Numa files and many other US and UK-based franchises. This was my first Jack Reacher, and I was keen to start a new collection.


    What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

    The subject and the setting really appeal, but the story was very basic and very implausible. I appreciate authors need to invent some extreme scenarios but the characters, story and actions were very implausible, which really starts to erode credibility and become a little bit puerile and disengaging.What compounded my disappointment was the delivery. Jeff Harding's monotonous drawl is slow dull and boring, and he has a range of exactly 2 voices, one high and one low pitch. Really, it was a struggle to get through this book, the antithesis of almost every other audio book I've every bought.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Harding’s performances?

    In a buy one get one free frenzy, I've ordered another Jack Reacher novel in case I have been unfairly critical. My expectations are low.


    Did Never Go Back inspire you to do anything?

    Never go back is an appropriate tag line for the Jack Reacher franchise, based upon my experience of this book and performance.


    Any additional comments?

    It's horses for courses. Whilst I found this slow, monotonous, implausible and un-engaging, others may well enjoy this book and this franchise. I'm a firm believer in live and let live, so please go ahead and enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Findon, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    5/2/14
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    "Lee Child...What happened?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. Better enjoy the earlier Jack Reacher.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Scrapped it and started again.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    So so.


    Did Never Go Back inspire you to do anything?

    Find another book.


    Any additional comments?

    Go and enjoy the earlier Reacher stories.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • linda
    SHERBORNE, United Kingdom
    3/1/14
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    "narrator is brilliant: jeff harding 5*"
    Would you listen to Never Go Back again? Why?

    one second listening even better. Must say that Jeff Harding is one of the best narrators and always adds another dimension to a story with the range of his voice and acting ability


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

    sits well at the end of current Reacher series and leaves one wanting the next


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Loved the plane scene : perfect Reacher facing a problem head one and sorting it.


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

    yes but impossible!


    Any additional comments?

    Any one not yet knowing Jack Reacher character, follow him in sequence with Jeff Harding

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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