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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,918 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9780739340745
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The countdown has begun. Get ready for the most exciting 61 hours of your life. This latest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child is a ticking time bomb of suspense that builds electric tension on every page.

Sixty-one hours. Not a minute to spare.

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. A killer is coming to Bolton—a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next sixty-one hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman whose life he’ll risk to save.

In 61 Hours, Lee Child has written a showdown thriller with an explosive ending that readers will talk about for a long time to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[The] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Jack Reacher books…The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”

    New York Times

  • Child deepens the mystery considerably, providing an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher's next appearance. Miami Herald
  • "[The] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Jack Reacher books… The truth about Reacher gets better and better. The New York Times

  • Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged….Best of all, this is a rare series book that reads like a stand-alone. Everything you need to know about Jack Reacher is contained within its pages. And chances are you'll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish. Entertainment Weekly (A-)
  • Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was. Esquire
  • As usual, Child's writing is superb. Not only is this thriller believable, but the descriptions of the blizzard will make readers want to hug their furnaces. Fast paced and exciting, this is highly recommended for thriller fans. Library Journal (starred review)
  • Get prepared for teeth-chattering suspense….Child sets up one of his most ingenious plots in the Jack Reacher chronicles. A fiery finale will leave fans talking and speculating for weeks to come. Madison County Herald
  • Once again, Child spins a riveting, ticking-clock Jack Reacher adventure….It’s guarantees you’ll finish this one in less than 61 hours—and the jolter conclusion will shock and awe you. Romantic Times Book Review
  • "Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle...As always, Child delivers enough juicy details about the landscape, the characters, and Reacher’s idiosyncrasies to give the story texture and lower our pulse rates, if only momentarily...This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always? Booklist (starred review)

  • “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged…Best of all, it’s a rare series book that reads like a stand-alone.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “As always with child, the hook is smart, the plot possibilities are given a thorough workout, and the tension bites as hard as the South Dakota wind chill.”

    Financial Times

  • “Child deepens the mystery considerably, providing an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher’s next appearance.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Once again, Child spins a riveting, ticking-clock Jack Reacher adventure…It’s guarantees you’ll finish this one in less than sixty-one hours—and the jolter conclusion will shock and awe you.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Get prepared for teeth-chattering suspense…Child sets up one of his most ingenious plots in the Jack Reacher chronicles. A fiery finale will leave fans talking and speculating for weeks to come.”

    Madison County Herald

  • “As usual, Child’s writing is superb…Fast paced and exciting, this is highly recommended for thriller fans.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller lit.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2010 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne Bringley | 2/15/2014

    " I really liked this. I've only read the first two Reachers before this. Those were so action filled and a lot of minutiae but this was a bit more cerebral and focused more on Reacher's interactions with the other characters. Loved that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Pelling | 2/11/2014

    " Great read one of the best jack reacher books I've read highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 2/11/2014

    " One of my favorites by far. I don't want to give too much away but the story starts out with Reacher on a bus and it crashes. The passengers are taken to a nearby town, Bolton, South Dakota. It seems like for such a small town they have a large and busy police force. Reacher soon learns that they are trying to protect a witness to a crime, Janet Salter, who can singlehandedly take down the local biker gang that is dealing meth on the outskirts of town. Well of course Reacher gets involved...he's Reacher right?? Child did an excellent job making the reader feel the setting of the freezing cold South Dakota town. I found myself wanting to put on a blanket while I was reading it. I don't want to give anything away...but it ends in a pretty big cliffhanger. I have read all of the Reacher books in order and I think this is the best so far! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 2/5/2014

    " I keep hearing about how great this Jack Reacher series is so I finally read one. Didn't like it at all. Boooooooring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margie | 2/2/2014

    " Brrr! All that snow! You have to be tough to live in South Dakota! And Reacher is one tough dude. And the ending - well, you will just have to read it! And the good news, no graphically gruesome scenes like in his first 3 Reacher books. This one is #14. "One Shot" (#9) was the first one that I read and it didn't have the graphic scenes either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith Wrinkle | 1/27/2014

    " Kept my attention from start to finish, but the finish was real thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Mcdonald | 1/25/2014

    " These books are impossible to put down! Thanks Lee Childs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/20/2014

    " I like the Reacher novels a ton, and this one was true to form: fast paced, good setting, rich characters, great action, several good twists and some great bad guys. I'd rate higher but the ending felt rushed. Not necessarily bad, but rushed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/19/2014

    " Suspense/thrillers are always good for listening to in the car-makes the trip go twice as fast. Lee Child is good for that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/12/2014

    " Really, really good read. I had no idea what was going to happen until the end. Love the detective in this book. Can't wait to read more books with the lead in them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Barone | 1/11/2014

    " Very suspenseful. Typical Jack Reacher by Lee Child. This was an audio book enjoyed on our drive from FL to CT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Liz | 1/9/2014

    " Hi body count, very silly and fun "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy Hornik | 1/3/2014

    " Not my favorite in this series. The formula is starting to wear through the skin on this one. Yet on it goes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Holland | 12/21/2013

    " Definitely a Jack Reacher fan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha Johnson | 12/4/2013

    " I like most Reacher books but this one didn't work for me. I think the 61 hour concept didn't work as a plot device well enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 12/1/2013

    " I enjoyed the thriller aspect of this book and really liked the Reacher character. I'll definitely read more for fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geraldine | 11/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book because of the continuity and well crafted mystery plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Coma | 4/17/2013

    " Recommended by my parents! This was suspenseful all around. I had no idea when I started it that it's part of the "jack Reacher' series. I look forward to reading more "Reacher" books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Clavette | 11/27/2012

    " As always, action abounds. Plot and characters carry you along. The ending will leave you wondering; but what, I wonder comes next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 July Wolfe | 9/22/2012

    " The best Reacher novel yet. The suspense was so intense I stayed up all night to finish the book. The setting is stark winter, and the ending is obscure. I really enjoy the way Child writes and thinks. It's great fun trying to beat him to the finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 woody | 9/21/2012

    " A tour bus that Reacher is on crashes in South Dakota. There is woman there that is in protective custody whiles she waits to testify against some biker/drug dealers that run the town. There is a killer coming to town and Reacher is in his way. The countdown has begun... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 9/8/2012

    " A tense thriller - Reacher at the top of his game, in the snow, with mysterious goings-on and drug dealers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Kent | 9/4/2012

    " I liked the back / forwards of the ticking clock in the book. It was a fresh way of laying out a Reacher story and I applaud lee child for mixing things up a bit instead of simply churning out same old same old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sushmitha | 6/29/2012

    " If you're a big fan of Jack Reacher, you'll love this action packed thriller with an unexpected twist.But its too damn slow to get through, for a first-timer like me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 6/26/2012

    " "The most recent of the Jack Reacher series, this one takes place in South Dakota at 30 degrees below zero with snow everywhere. Of course, that doesn't stop Reacher from getting involved. But tell me about the ending!!!????? Where is Reacher?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael M | 5/21/2012

    " Author Lee Child puts the clock in this book for certain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Morgan | 10/18/2011

    " Really enjoyed it and it has a to be continued. Intriguing. Reacher on top form. Great read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Fryer | 8/19/2011

    " If only we all had a jack teacher. I enjoy him and the ticking down of the time keep the suspense going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anjali | 7/10/2011

    " Listened to it on cd in the car. Enjoyed it, but not sure if I would have actually read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/8/2011

    " Great Jack Reacher suspense set in South Dakota, after a bus crash. Reacher has caught a ride on the bus and ends up being recruited by the police force in a small prison town to help protect a witness in a huge drug crime trial about to take place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/20/2011

    " First Jack Reacher novel and I'm hooked "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/19/2011

    " OK, my secret vice is coming out into the open....
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/15/2011

    " Fast paced, exciting. I love this guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 5/14/2011

    " Hardbitten crime drama. Good example of its genre.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 5/12/2011

    " Jack Reacher is a great character. Every new book is like catching up will an old friend! A great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 5/6/2011

    " Audio by Dick Hill was very good. The story held my interest altho it did get to the point where I felt the body count was a tad ridiculous. Liked some of the visuals--just how big is a pile of millions of dollars in singles??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillybean | 4/30/2011

    " 4 stars for a lot of action and suspense . . . although, Jack Reacher enjoys killing a little too much! (It's like "Die Hard" reenacted in a small town in Georgia.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/28/2011

    " Lee Child is an author that I've long been told that I would enjoy. While I liked his plot, I wasn't a fan of his writing. It seemed almost disjointed, and didn't flow at times. I'm not sure if I'll read more of the Reacher series or not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Anne | 4/23/2011

    " Husband's choice for drive home from Colorado "

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About the Author
Author Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of more than twenty Jack Reacher thrillers, including several New York Times bestsellers and number-one bestsellers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. He is a native of England and a former television director.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.