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The Affair Audiobook

The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Publisher's Summary

With Reacher, number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child has created “a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers” (The Washington Post)

Everything starts somewhere....

For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup.

A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.

Reacher is ordered undercover - to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control.

Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice - and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust one another, Reacher and Deveraux reluctantly join forces. Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission, and turn him into a man to be feared.

A novel of unrelenting suspense that could only come from the pen of number-one New York Times best-selling author Lee Child, The Affair is the start of the Reacher saga, a thriller that takes Reacher - and his readers - right to the edge... and beyond.

PLEASE NOTE: As a special bonus, this download also includes a recording of the New York Times best-selling e-book exclusive short story "Second Son", read by Dick Hill: At 13, Jack Reacher already knows how to end a fight. He knows that his brain is more important than his brawn. He knows how to get the job done. When his father is transferred to the military base on Okinawa, Jack and his older brother, Joe, prepare for school and consider how to deal with both the neighborhood bully and a missing code book that could cost their father his career.

Take another thrill ride with Jack Reacher.

©2011 Lee Child; 2011 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)

“Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Lisa Celina, TN, United States 01-09-12
    Lisa Celina, TN, United States 01-09-12
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    "The Affair by Lee Child"

    This book was so hard to get into. I did not actually show any interest in the book until Chapter 46 and then at that point I was so tired of the narrator, he was very monotone. The only reason I finished listening to it was because it was in a car. My husband, who does not listen to books, was in the car with me, and he asked how I could listen to the reader? I probably will not see the movie, especially if Tom Cruise is in it, he is definitely not Reacher.

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    William 01-06-12
    William 01-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A good buy, a little slow, I was entertained"

    This is not the best Reacher novel, but there can only be one best. I can see why Child would not lead with this book. However, as a Reacher fan, I enjoyed the book. What can I say, I can never have enough Reacher. This book seemed to be written for Reacher fans, so I would not recommend it as someone's first Reacher novel. If you are contemplating this book, read a few of the others and come back to this one, and you will enjoy it more.

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    Jonathan Grass Valley, CA, United States 12-26-11
    Jonathan Grass Valley, CA, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Superb"

    A great Reacher story. The guy's intuition is amazing. Thank you, Lee Child for another great read..

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    Jeanne 12-26-11
    Jeanne 12-26-11

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    "Another great listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Affair the most enjoyable?

    Reacher's resourcefulness and exposure of the bad guys, even if it meant his career.


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

    It made me concerned about how much the military is covering up.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


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

    When the sheriff admitted that she sometimes hunted to give meat the the poorer side of town.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the description of the sex scenes was a little overdone. Sometimes :) less is more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Philip San Jose, CA, United States 12-23-11
    Philip San Jose, CA, United States 12-23-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Great Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Affair to be better than the print version?

    I think the reader was very good, and intoned a great sense of suspense to the story.


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    Sally52 Provo, UT, United States 12-23-11
    Sally52 Provo, UT, United States 12-23-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Edge of your seat"

    Reacher is Reacher--great prequel that takes you back to the beginning. Thoroughly enjoyed this book

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    David Westlake, OH, United States 12-21-11
    David Westlake, OH, United States 12-21-11
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    "Great story"

    This book was very entertaining and well written. I was always looking forward to continue reading this novel. It had funny parts and was very enteraining.

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    Mark Canada 12-19-11
    Mark Canada 12-19-11
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    "My first "Reacher" book and really enjoyed it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, the narrator was great and matched the story perfectly


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

    Stayed awake several nights way longer than I should have because I wasn't able to shut it off.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Reacher


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Sanford Rosenberg Richmond, VA 12-11-11
    Sanford Rosenberg Richmond, VA 12-11-11

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    "Lee should stick to action!"
    Any additional comments?

    My boys and I love the Jack Reacher series, and have read or listened to 16. Never before, though, has Lee Child decided he could write a sex scene, and should have stuck to the genre he knows, like Reacher battling an entire army with only a pool cuestick.

    There are several terrible attempts at writing about Reacher's sex with the sheriff, and the first is by far the worst, and painfully bad. What must have been about 8 pages in the book (and what seemed like ten minutes on the audio) about undressing, looking, discovering,

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    Derek 12-05-11
    Derek 12-05-11 Member Since 2016

    Retired and living in Spain, I am an avid reader. Audible has added a new dimension as I can experience excellent readers/actors too.

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    "Another great Jack Reacher book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Affair the most enjoyable?

    The story is, as always with Lee Child, excellent and the reading is first class.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Affair?

    I especially liked the way the murdering 'militia' were dealt with, but there are so many good moments throughout the book.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    The Sheriff is a very sympathetic character and well portrayed both by the writing and the reader.


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

    The ending was realistic and yet left one feeling sad.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first Audible book and what a good advertisement for both the Audible-Kindle system and the excellence of the readers this was.

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