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3.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 5 4.00 (25,156 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill, Jeff Harding Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9780553546101
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It's about midday in a small town in Indiana. A lone gunman enters the parking lot and fires into the rush hour crowd, killing five people with six shots. When the killer is found a few days later via an easy trail left for cops to follow, he only says one thing: Get Reacher for me. He then starts proclaiming his innocence.

Jack Reacher, ex-military turned cop, knows not of the man until he sees it on the news, but in a shot he's on a bus to Indiana. With no job and a shrinking savings account, the only thing that leads him to help is his moral convictions and his spotless record for solving crimes in record time.

Of course, it comes to light that this isn't the suspect's first killing. Years ago, he'd been an army sniper in the same unit as Reacher, where he'd gone on a similar killing spree and gotten away with it. Reacher isn't about to let that happen again, and he tries with all his might to make sure the killer stays behind bars...but will he be able to? Only time will tell if his efforts will truly be successful.

Lee Child, penname for British thriller writer Jim Grant, is best known for writing the Killing Floor series, a series of books about an ex-military policeman named Jack Reacher. Before that, he worked as a presentation director for the UK's ITV network. He also wrote a fair number of commercials, trailers, and news stories. Child has also penned a collection of short stories and other prose works both under his name and a variety of pennames. He lives in England with his wife and son.

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hot, indomitable…knockout.”

    New York Times

  • “Unravelling and retangling violent narratives is the writer’s specialty. This is the ninth of his books to feature the drifter-investigator Jack Reacher—a hybrid of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee and Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer—and it certainly ranks in the first tier of the series. There is considerable mayhem, lovingly described…and there’s a good cast…Before it’s all, vividly, over, one feels confident that Reacher—smart, rootless, and brave—will not only get his man but make him suffer.”

    New Yorker

  • “The thing about Lee Child’s books is that you can’t put the damn things down.”

    Independent on Sunday (London)

  • “Lee Child is often mistaken for a US writer, so skilfully and enthusiastically has he embraced the idiom of the American thriller…One of the genre’s finest practitioners.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Child combines detail-building procedural style with an all-systems-go thriller narrative…Reacher can run away from most of the competition in the thriller sweepstakes.”

    Booklist

  • “The author’s best thriller in years, filled as it is with detailed procedural insight, dry wit, and page-turning disclosures.”

    Bookmarks magazine

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JZ | 4/19/2017

    " Narration volume is too low to hear in almost any situation. Indoors in a quiet room, I can just barely hear it. At that point, the narrator'ss thick Boston accent made me give up. One star for the story because the app requires it. I never did listen past the first chapter. "

  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 Neil | 3/31/2017

    " I initially got the book after watching the Jach Reacher movie. Tom Cruise does not measure up (literally!) to the literary version of Jack Reacher. The story line was enticing with many plot twists and some cerebral inventiveness! Taking a seemingly slam-dunk murder into reasonable doubt then complete absolution is quite a feat. Kept me guessing all along as to who the real culprits were! I was very disappointed in the two guys that read the story. Really do not know their age, but every character sounded old _ with the proverbial shaky voice. This was especially true when trying to "voice" the women characters. Even though they were all <40 years old, they seemed 60+. The pace of the reading was a little slow. I think that compounded the age issue. Other than the audio aspect, I highly recommend "One Shot" - if you enjoy thrillers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/26/2017

    " Very interesting story line. i was kept on the edge of my seat in a sense, i appreciate all the suspense! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 2/8/2014

    " Fast moving plot with lots of twists + turns. This was my first Lee Child / Jack Reacher Book and it will not be my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Pike | 2/1/2014

    " Very similar to the others. Quite entertaining, but I've got to say the Reacher novels are all starting to blend into one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/30/2014

    " Well-written crime/thriller/mystery. I might need to check out others in the series. Much better than I expected. "

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

    " This was my 1st visit to the series and I was hooked. He is a fine hero, almost never wrong, just the way I like my Hero. But the catch to start the adventure won me over, very unique. Jack warned him if he ever cross the line again..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 1/18/2014

    " I read this in a day - I maybe didn't like it quite as much as the previous ones, and it was nice that for once he had a good group of supporting characters to help him save the day - including women he didn't manage to seduce! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Blexrud | 1/18/2014

    " Jack Reacher is yummy. Picture Atticus Finch with a tommie gun! I'm not a thriller reader, so this isn't a book I would have typically acquired, but it was a free NOOK read, and now I'm hooked on Jack Reacher (and Lee Child). Had I paid more attention to who was going to be at the Romance Writers of America conference in Orlando, I would have made the trip to hear Lee Child speak. Jack Reacher is a hero's hero. I LOVE HIM! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Condie | 1/17/2014

    " Great series so far based on the three that I have read. This one was very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Osborne | 1/9/2014

    " I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I got it as a free download for my nook, so I wasn't expecting much. The main character was a bit one dimensional but this was the ninth book in the series. Maybe the author figured you knew the character by now! The plot was well thought out, though, and the action moved swiftly. I might give Lee Child another shot, so to speak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrynke | 1/7/2014

    " Just started this one Saturday night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy French | 12/25/2013

    " Love it and the Jack Reacher character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brennan Arrold | 11/1/2013

    " Slowly getting through all the "Reacher" novels on Audible. Like the others, this one was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 10/31/2013

    " I wanted to read this book to compare it to the movie starring Tom Cruise. I liked them both. The book was Jack Reacher at his finest. There's no one like him! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agustin | 10/27/2013

    " Great book, maybe missed some action for me, but it had an entertaining development pf the story, but like a review i saw here some days before for me the best part of the book was the description of Zec's past, in this short descriptions you could see other world "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassie | 10/16/2013

    " I liked this book better than the last Reacher novel I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Sultan | 7/1/2013

    " All the Reacher books are good fast reads, lots of action and a super cool macho guy. Fun entertianment "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Denholm | 6/23/2013

    " Reacher gets 4 stars just for being Reacher. I don't care if the simple sentences occasionally drive me batty. I'd rather read Reacher all day than look at Honey Boo-boo for one second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chichi | 5/20/2013

    " Jack Reacher is all shades of awesome! This is one of my favorite Jack Reacher book. The plot was well put together. Twists and turns. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 3/18/2013

    " Love Jack Reacher! He was a little sassier than normal in this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/21/2013

    " This was the first Lee Child book that I've read. Jack Reacher is a fascinating character, can't wait to read more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mia | 6/17/2012

    " Eh... not my favorite Jack Reacher. Still good, just not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 5/29/2012

    " This is the first Lee Child book I have read. I enjoyed it more than I had expected to. Wish I could give it 3.5 stars. I hadn't read a who dun it shoot em up mystery for a long time. This one didn't disappoint! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 5/4/2012

    " I always love Reacher's experiences, but this was great. Reacher is wanted for murder. Reacher said nothing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Bradfield salmon | 10/31/2011

    " I'm busy reading this book - it has me hooked, cannot put it down! I have to wonder what really happens in the military in countries - shocking if this is based on certain truths! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kona | 9/12/2011

    " Oops. Guess the author forgot what he previously wrote. Jack Reacher did own a house - he inherited one in ( I believe) book #2 from his former C. O. Back when he first got out of the army. Otherwise, average story with an interesting twist of the Gulag. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/31/2011

    " Not as good as he usually is, but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn Alfson | 1/6/2011

    " Great Jack Reacher book as always....too bad they could do justice to the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/1/2011

    " Someone plwase get Jack Reacher a cup of coffee. Poor man is always in need of one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ajiek | 3/18/2010

    " Great story of REACHER, MY HERO!! "

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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 Narrators

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.

Jeff Harding, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is one of the most active American actors based in Britain. He is regularly seen in film and television but maintains interest in fringe theater. He is particularly active in voice-over and radio work. Having competed in rowing for many years, he still lives by the Thames and rows regularly.