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Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780307749482
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With Reacher, #1 New York Times bestselling 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 undercoverto 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 justiceand 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 #1 New York Times bestselling 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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • 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
  • Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was. Esquire
  • “Big, exciting…The Affair shakes up the status quo.”

    New York Times

  • Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre. Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
  • Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps. Associated Press
  • Lee Child [is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction. Los Angeles Times
  • “The [Reacher] novel fans have been waiting for.”

    USA Today

  • “Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher thrillers are in for a treat…It’s taut, twisty fun.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “One of the best Reacher books yet.”

    Associated Press

  • “A veritable tour de force…brilliantly constructed, flawlessly executed, and deliciously plotted.”

    Washington Times

  • “One of the best Reacher books yet…The tension builds early and continues nonstop.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Solid action, wry humor, [and] smart dialogue.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Exciting and suspenseful, with deceit and cover-ups, violence, and sex, this is another great entry in Child’s compelling series.”

    Library Journal

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

Listener Reviews

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  • 2.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 5 KC | 3/23/2019

    " I enjoy Jack Reacher and Lee Child writes a good story. Dick Hill has a cadence and inflection that is irritating and distracting. If he is the narrator, I will NOT purchase the book. "

  • 2.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 52.333333 out of 5 KC | 6/17/2018

    " Regular story, normal Reacher business. The tone and cadence of the narrator reminds me of James Gregory, famously annoying character actor. If you can hear a sample before buying, you might like the narrator's e-NUNC-e-A-ssshun, I didn't. Same narrator as "The Killing Floor", fair warning... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/7/2011

    " This takes you back to the beginning, the case that started it all and gives you incite into Reacher. The mystery kept me second guessing myself all the way to the end and that's just the way I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 11/7/2011

    " I read half this book when my husband took it away from me to read. So a week later I finally got to finish it! Always wondered how and why Jack took to the road after the military career and now I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/7/2011

    " After reading 61 hours I was a little dubious...Great comeback an excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 11/3/2011

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Jack Reacher; prequel to the Reacher series, regarding his assignment as an MP to determine if military personnel are responsible for the murder of a number of women in a small town

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/3/2011

    " Slower start than my favorite Jack Reacher books, but overall a great story. It was also pretty awesome to get the backstory of how Reacher left the Army & became a "nomad". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 11/3/2011

    " Just as involving as ever. A good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garth | 11/2/2011

    " A (or maybe the) prequel to the Jack Reacher series, and in the same mould. Fun escapism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/2/2011

    " I love Reacher, but this one seemed slightly formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/2/2011

    " Prequel to Jack Reacher books. I loved the info and insight into Jack. This has been one of my favorite series'.

About the Author

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. 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 was born in England and now lives in New York.

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 thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.