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Persuader Audiobook

Persuader

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher.

The ultimate loner.

An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments.

And without fear. Which is good, because trouble - big, violent, complicated trouble - finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once...not ever.

But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business.

Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it...justice.

Don't miss any of Jack Reacher's adventures.

©2004 Lee Child; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    Alfred 12-12-14
    Alfred 12-12-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Jack is the toughest character of them all"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone. I jammed packed full of action.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I couldn't stop listening l, the plot didn't give me a place I wanted to stop.


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

    Dick Hill made each character different and unique.


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    Michael Coleman Clark, NJ 12-10-14
    Michael Coleman Clark, NJ 12-10-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Persuaded me to listen to the others!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Persuader to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, yes, because my inner reading voice doesn't do characters and sound nearly as cool as Dick Hill.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Persuader?

    I can't give away many moments without issuing spoilers. Any Reacher boss fight is always among my favorite moments in any of the books.


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I consider this #2 because he performance in The Enemy was my favorite to date.


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

    Absolutely. I got hooked right from the start.


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    Pops H 12-02-14
    Pops H 12-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Pretty decent Reacher story."
    Would you try another book from Lee Child and/or Dick Hill?

    I'll always grab a Reacher book. Many of the past ones have been very good. This one was better than some of the later ones, but not as interesting than some of the first ones. It did not disappoint.


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    The performance didn't fit my impression on what Reacher should sound like.


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    Rebecca R. Caledonia, New York United States 10-30-14
    Rebecca R. Caledonia, New York United States 10-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Jack Reacher is one of my favorite characters!"

    I like pretty much any Jack Reacher book. Lee child does an impressive job weaving the stories together and describing the action scenes. My father-in-law and i enjoy sharing these books and gathering our own favorite "Reacher quotes". I am not crazy about Dick Hill as the narrator of these books. I think his voice sounds much older than I imagine Reacher to sound. But, since he narrates all these books I will be happy with it - he is still a very good reader.

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    Deon Carmichael 10-13-14
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    "Excellent Book"
    Would you listen to Persuader again? Why?

    Lee Child is awesome! I do not like to listen to or read the same story twice but if I did, I would definitely listen to this book again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dick Hill!


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Dick Hill! He did a fantastic job. Especially when the story was climaxing. I would have done this story no justice reading it myself. Dick Hill gripped me and didn't let me go until he got ready.


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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-07-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 09-07-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Great book..."

    I loved this book. Lee Child really found his muse in Jack Reacher. Easy to listen to, and worth every minute!

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    Susan 09-06-14
    Susan 09-06-14
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    "Way Too Gruesome"

    This was my first-and last-Jack Reacher book. I love good mysteries and spy stories, and I know folks get killed in a variety of ways for a variety of reasons in any "who done it". But the endless blood and guts of this book was way too much for me.
    Having said that, I have to admit I listened to every word, because Lee Child did such a great job getting the cat up the tree I just had to find out how he was going to get it down. Great plot, great suspense, great performance. If only a few less people had died in a few less imaginative ways.

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    dilanidiva 09-02-14
    dilanidiva 09-02-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Interesting Plot and over all rendition"
    Would you listen to Persuader again? Why?

    Yes. Keeps me on my toes. just maybe after a couple years when I don't remember it as much. It's always good to revisit a good book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Moving Plot


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Thats really hard to say.. all of it.. lol.


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

    The powerful protagonist.. of course.


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    Blue Dragonfly 08-30-14

    BlueDragonfly

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    "Too much prolonged violence"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I don't think so. This wasn't one of my favorite Jack Reacher stories. I am a Jack Reacher fan, but some are just two violent.


    What other book might you compare Persuader to and why?

    I think "Die Trying" would be similar. Lots of violence, too many prolonged scenes of cruelty and depravity. The mystery was good, but would have been better without the graphic details which actually take away from the story-line, in my opinion.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

    Mediocre, childish, amateurish


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

    It repelled me. I found myself wanting to skip some of the violence to get back to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Jack Reacher fan. I like most of the stories, but sometimes the author goes a little over the top with violence. Yes, I know that Jack is one tough hombre, but the details get a bit too prolonged. Interestingly, it actually detracts from the story (for me at least). Lee Child is very skilled at creating good mysteries and unexpected twists and turns, which I appreciate. HIs characters are always interesting and I really like the strength, both internal and external, of the main character. There is something very charismatic about someone so confident, filled with a deep inner calm and who follows his own path outside the box. I've never been a fan of Dick Hill's, however. Though his voice is perfect for the Jack Reacher character, he does other voices very poorly, especially female, young characters or other ethnic groups. He just doesn't have the nuances of voice that a good overall narrator should have.

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    Robert G. Bell Kirkland, WA United States 08-29-14
    Robert G. Bell Kirkland, WA United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2015

    just the facts mam

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    "Not for me."
    What would have made Persuader better?

    This is the second Lee Childs Book I've read. I wasn't crazy about the first one, however my wife loves him. I thought I'd give it one more try. He just doesn't work for me.


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

    About par.


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

    Actually I think Mr. Hill's performance is a little over-the-top.


    What character would you cut from Persuader?

    Jack Reacher. The character is flawed, mysterious is interesting, and enigma is interesting, but lost in directionless is not.


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