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Nothing to Lose Audiobook

Nothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, 12 miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher - a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose - goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

It wasn't the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see...where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later...where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops - the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded - waits and watches...where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return.

Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair - against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him - and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that's killing Americans by the thousand.

Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.

©2008 Lee Child; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 07-11-11
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 07-11-11
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    "Jack Reacher's Evil Twin?"

    The Jack Reacher books are pretty predictable: 1) Reacher beats the snot out of some bad people. 2) Reacher gets the girl. 3) Reacher figures everything out before anyone else. All of this is done while regularly consulting the atomic clock in his brain. I enjoy listening to the books, and enjoyed this one to a certain extent, though it seemed that instead of wandering into trouble like he usually does, Jack was looking for trouble. This book also seemed quite preachy to me, on both political and religious issues.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lonnie dallas, TX, USA 10-07-08
    Lonnie dallas, TX, USA 10-07-08
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    "Time for a new character"

    After reading all of Lee Child's books you feel like you know the lead character. In this book, Jack Reacher is not the same person. I do not feel he would support a wartime deserter or even be sympathetic towards them.
    The plot is overly complex and borders on boring.
    Lee Child has become too smart for his own good. I am not a fan of an author placing their political views in a fiction book, especially when it would contradict the main character's psyche.
    It may be time to bury Reacher and work on a new character.

    29 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Nick M Southport, ME United States 01-15-09
    Nick M Southport, ME United States 01-15-09
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    "Disappointing"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed all previous Reacher novels by Lee Child. This offering seems like a ghost written one by a different author, and was very disappointing for many reasons - plot, facts and most of all, for inserting a political agenda that seemed to negate all that Reacher stood for.

    Reminds me of Bob McNamara's "awakening" a while ago - something is not right up there.


    22 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia Woodbury, PA, USA 12-05-08
    Georgia Woodbury, PA, USA 12-05-08
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    "Reacher has reached the end"

    Our boy, Jack, wishes he had been brave enough to be a deserter?

    Sorry, Lee. I'm done.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Claude Green Cove Springs, FL, USA 12-20-08
    Claude Green Cove Springs, FL, USA 12-20-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Jack Reacher, I am gonna miss you........."

    I have always been a fan of Vince Flynn, Stephen Coonts and Lee Child, but after reading "Nothing to Lose", Lee Child has (and Jack Reacher) has been dropped from my list.

    In all of the Reacher novels todate, I never figured him to be anti military, anti Christian, and even anti American. Even Childs research on his subject matter is so full of lies that would make any Veteran of either the Gulf War or Irag puke. For example, there has only been one instance of an M1A1 tank being defeated in any battle fount, Iraq not withstanding, and his description of description of depleted uranium is almost a joke. This stuff is not only used in tank armor, but also CAT Scanners and MRI units. It has less radioactivity than the average masonry home. Sorry Lee, I will miss the Jack Reacher character, but will never purchase another Jack Reacher novel.

    Claude Allen
    US Army 1966-68

    21 of 28 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Los Angeles, California, United States 06-21-12
    Carol Los Angeles, California, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2011

    I love Will Patton and will listen to anything he narrates... that about says it!

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    "Dick Hill makes Jack Reacher come alive!"
    What made the experience of listening to Nothing to Lose the most enjoyable?

    Dick Hill's narration


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    He is unbelievable story teller and addictive.. I will keep listening to everything he narrates just for the tone, incantation of his voice etc. He is the best!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It kept me on my iPhone for hours and in the middle of the night till I finished


    Any additional comments?

    God Bless Dick Hill.. I feel like he is a special friend

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Williamsburg, VA, USA 08-19-09
    Angela Williamsburg, VA, USA 08-19-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Compellingly Boring"

    The title may be an oxymoron but I find those the only two words I can use. I am more than eight hours into this book and am bored to death!! But, I must finish listening to it because I am compelled to find out what happens to the main characters.

    Reacher is just going between Hope and Despair and the same things occur. I Hope things things will pick up but am in Despair that that they have not and will not!! Reacher beats up several people or he sneaks past the dumb town's people and gets caught by Thurman who naively lets him go with a promise that he will not come back to Despair and the whole scenario happens again. I really cannot wait for the last three plus hours of the Audio book to end.

    If this book were not in Audio, I would not complete it. At least I can knit, drive or cook while listening or even let it lull me to sleep if I am suffering from insomnia tonight and really not care if I miss some of it.

    I have read several Reacher novels and this is, by far, the most boring and disappointing.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Tex Rancho Santa Margarita, CA United States 04-14-17
    Tex Rancho Santa Margarita, CA United States 04-14-17 Member Since 2017

    suwish

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    "Not the best."

    I love Jack reacher series. They are good. However this one is less capturing and sometimes I wonder what the story is leading to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Hubbard Peachtree City, GA United States 03-13-17
    Michael Hubbard Peachtree City, GA United States 03-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This is a great read and I couldn't put it down."

    loved it. It is a great read with no wasted dialogue. I love the way Lee sucks you into the picture and allows you to see everything and not just read it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    palradkin 03-08-17
    palradkin 03-08-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Reacher continues to amaze."

    loved the book. as usual. like dick Hill as narrator. another great mystery.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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