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Publisher's Summary

Across the country women are being murdered by a killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to a motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, the only thing that links the victims is the man they all knew: Jack Reacher.

©2005 Lee Child (P)2012 Peunguin Audio

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Not My Favorite Reacher...

It seems like the story was weak and fluffed up . The plot wasn't that great and the punchline was weaker. Seems to be something that was written without much thought. Dissappointed....hope the next is better.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Dissapointing

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if you are die hard to read the series then you need to read all.

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

The story line was good but falls completely apart a the end.

Any additional comments?

I feel like this book had a good story line and some surprises that I didn't see coming. I was very disappointed by the ending. I don't know who this Reacher guy is at the end of the book. For a tough know it all he just rolls over.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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narrative distracting

If you could sum up Running Blind in three words, what would they be?

good,smart, story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Running Blind?

When they discovered what the appliance boxes actually contained.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jonathan McClain?

maybe

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jack Reacher races to save the painted ladies...

Any additional comments?

I love Jack Reacher books, and this one delivers.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • GyAzJRD
  • Goodyear, AZ, United States
  • 01-12-13

Could have been much better

What would have made Running Blind better?

Not as enjoyable as the other Jack Reacher Series books that I've heard. Main story idea was fine. The FBI characters were written and portraied as obnoxious and stupid. That, and the overall narration, were strong distraction as I lisened.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'll probably continue with the Jack Reacher Series until I tire.

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

This is a McClain narration. I did not care for his performance.

What character would you cut from Running Blind?

Make the law enforcement characters seem more professional.

Any additional comments?

No.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Not Lee Child's best

What would have made Running Blind better?

Take out the annoying nasal narration for some of the characters.

Has Running Blind turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I think just a one off for Child. Maybe he had a balloon mortgage payment coming up and dashed this one out.

Which character – as performed by Jonathan McClain – was your favorite?

Reacher - but he was overly sarcastic at times.

Any additional comments?

**SPOILER ALERT!!!** **SPOILER ALERT!!!****SPOILER ALERT!!!** Too easy to solve. Got it in the first 3rd. I think I may have liked better if I had read it instead of listening. The narrator's soft voice and genderless personal pronouns gave away that the killer was a woman. The robotic responses of the victims responses indicated that they were hypnotized.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • JackMargo
  • St Petersburg, FL, United States
  • 11-14-12

Good Story But Surprise Narrator

The narrator, to be fair, did a good job. To me, however, Jack Reacher IS narrator Dick Hill. Therefore I was a little disappointed. It is an exciting story and I recommend it.

18 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Jonathan McClain-the Perfect voice of Jack Reacher

What made the experience of listening to Running Blind the most enjoyable?

Listening to Jonathan McClain narrate the story.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrator made the story come alive.

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

Hearing Jonathan McClain as Jack Reacher was the first time I'd heard him. He is the perfect Jack Reacher.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Tarango
  • Pearland, TX, United States
  • 03-23-14

Negative Reviews?

Would you consider the audio edition of Running Blind to be better than the print version?

Maybe. You have to listen closely because his books tend to go from one story to another without pause.

Any additional comments?

This is a good story, with a good surprise at the end. Never saw that coming. I do agree with a previous review where the FBI characters were made to look dumb. Not realistic, other than that, I really enpyed this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • William
  • Winston Salem, NC, United States
  • 03-21-14

Buy the other version

The reader for this book is just awful, but Audible also has this book with Dick Hill reading. I only made it about 30 minutes, but realized that I had heard it already (the other version).

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Chilton
  • Valencia, CA, United States
  • 10-25-13

Merits and Demerits

The story line was quite good overall altough a little bit transparent. It contained interesting twists and turns but, unlike the other Reacher books I have listened to so far, I found that I could see more of them coming in advance than I am accustomed to.

The narrator was good.

I was severely put-off by the FBI characters. All fiction requires some greater or lesser degree of suspension of disbelief and I'm usually pretty tolerant where that's concerned. But the FBI charaters were beyond my considerable ability to suspend. I don't think it even slightly plausible that they are as stupid, rigid or devoid of ethics as portrayed. That hand was seriously over-played.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful