Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child Play Audiobook Sample

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Scott Brick Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: November 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781524774325

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

113

Longest Chapter Length:

09:53 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

12 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:49 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

54

Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Don’t miss the hit streaming series Reacher

Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from “a superb craftsman of suspense” (Entertainment Weekly).

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? He takes the detour.

At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place, but it’s all there is.

The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place?



As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.

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"Don't get me wrong. This is a good book. I knew Reacher was coming to the rescue. However, the author went into excruciating detail over each character's evaluation of a weapon. We all know it happens in milliseconds so the minute or three of how something will do the job seemed excessive. It felt, after a while, that Mr. Child was stretching the story to fill pages. However, I recommend this because, after all, it is Jack Reacher."

— John (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Scott Brick…provides his first Reacher novel with with a strong, smooth voice for the protagonist himself, credible female voices, and clearly differentiated secondary characters…Listeners will be fully engaged as Reacher continues his fight for justice, beating up a lot of villains along the way.”

    — AudioFile
  • Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.

    — The New York Times Book Review
  • [Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.

    — The Atlantic
  • Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character’s roots, and Child’s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.

    — Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review)
  • Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • Cerebral . . . One doesn’t want Mr. Child’s storytelling to end. . . . Get your copy soon before Past Tense sells out. Then enjoy the ride.

    — New York Journal of Books
  • The way everything winds up for all the participants shows a satisfying generosity of storytelling spirit.

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • The truth about Reacher gets better and better. . . . This series [is] utterly addictive.

    — Janet Maslin, The New York Times
  • Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.

    — Ken Follett
  • Reacher is the stuff of myth. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.

    — The Washington Post
  • I’m a fan.

    — James Patterson
  • The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.

    — NPR
  • Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.

    — The Atlantic
  • I pick up Jack Reacher when I’m in the mood for someone big to solve my problems.

    — Patricia Cornwell
  • [A] feverishly thrilling series . . . You can always count on furious action.

    — Miami Herald

Awards

  • A LibraryReads Pick for November 2018
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2018 in Fiction
  • A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

Past Tense Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.61538461538462 out of 54.61538461538462 out of 54.61538461538462 out of 54.61538461538462 out of 54.61538461538462 out of 5 (4.62)
5 Stars: 10
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 5 (4.58)
5 Stars: 8
4 Stars: 3
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 5 (4.58)
5 Stars: 9
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 2
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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    — Frederick Haugh, 10/29/2022
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    — Howard Brookshire, 4/20/2022
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    — Elvin Rodriguez , 1/15/2022
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    — Gay, 10/23/2021
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    — William Cline, 7/21/2020
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    — Kenneth Lowery, 7/13/2019
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    " I sure miss Dick Hill. He was the best! "

    — Margot Plummer, 2/12/2019
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    " As this book starts, it is a little slow. As it plays through the story builds and it keeps you waiting for more. I do like the Reacher stories. The good guy helping those that need help. "

    — Richard, 1/1/2019
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    " Starts off slow but it is a very good book. The story builds as it goes. The Reacher stories are very good he is the hero all the way through. "

    — Richard, 12/18/2018
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    " A whole new Reacher. Reacher was getting a little overdone, it looks like he was taken back for re-design. Not the know it all, invincible, "just give me coffee" Jack of the past few books. Very refreshing, renewed my interest in the series. "

    — Steven56, 11/13/2018

About Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher series and the complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far, based on his novels. He is the recipient of many awards, including the CWA’s Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction, the International Thriller Writers’ ThrillerMaster, and the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.  He is a native of England and a former television director.

About Scott Brick

Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.