The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child Play Audiobook Sample

The Affair: A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Dick Hill Publisher: Random House Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: September 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780307749550

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

155

Longest Chapter Length:

10:06 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

06:01 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

54

Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BLOCKBUSTER JACK REACHER SERIES THAT INSPIRED TWO MAJOR MOTION PICTURES AND THE STREAMING SERIES REACHER “A veritable tour de force . . . brilliantly executed and deliciously plotted.”—The Washington Times Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. Reacher is ordered undercover to investigate the murder of a young woman. Evidence points to a U.S. soldier with powerful friends. Once in Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust each other, they 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.

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"Like the previous books when the author goes back in the life of Reacher I enjoy the story a lot more... especially this one because it finally gives you the story of how and why he got out... and personally I finally got my answer about how he got the toothbrush and why he does not uses toothpaste. The actual story line was interesting also... although it could've use a few more surprises... but overall I enjoyed the book a lot."

— Jose (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Big, exciting…The Affair shakes up the status quo.”

    — New York 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

Awards

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

The Affair Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.10526315789474 out of 54.10526315789474 out of 54.10526315789474 out of 54.10526315789474 out of 54.10526315789474 out of 5 (4.11)
5 Stars: 15
4 Stars: 14
3 Stars: 7
2 Stars: 2
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 6
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 6
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Craig, 11/25/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — mark, 10/4/2022
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Valeriy Aksenov, 10/10/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Cherry Trimble, 6/12/2021
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed the story, the narrator, and the experience. Lee Child continues to impress as he develops the Reacher character and storyline. "

    — David, 3/28/2018
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Ron Beymer, 7/6/2015
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another outstanding Reacher adventure. How long do I have to wait for the next book? "

    — Jim, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is the fourth book I've read in this series. So far it was the best. You think you know who the bad guy is and then the author makes everyone a suspect. It kept me guessing and that made it interesting. On to the next book. "

    — T., 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Lee Child never disappoints. This one was particularly fun because you get to go back in time and see Reacher when he is still in the Army. I also enjoyed the short story included in this edition, which gives you a glimpse of Reacher as a child. "

    — Kelsey, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I thought this was a nice step back in time in Reacher land, with some of the nice ties to previous/later books. It seemed to be before he became a crazy killing machine, but still, chock full of violence. I guess I'm considering the criticism I've read before that there is no way that some of these things would be possible in a new light; did I know the answer before it was laid out in front of me? Nope. Could I imagine, in my wildest dreams, the thread which Reacher would unravel to confirm his suspicions? No. But the story, and the ending, were pretty much what I expected. So in that sense, a good yarn, with just the right amount on the spool to keep me interested. Good times. "

    — Sallie, 1/25/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Typically wonderful, suspenseful, exciting story by Lee Childs. This one provides a little more depth and insight into one of our favorite characters. My only question: Why would anyone cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher?!?! "

    — Jimagn, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Answers a lot of questions for me about Major Reacher! Great book "

    — Kerry, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Cant get too much of this Reacher guy! Read every book except for one.Which Im off to read next as it happens.Another 5 stars! "

    — Steve, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another good Reacher tale but a bit different. The plot shows how and why Reacher left the army - a fact never before revealed. Very good twists at the conclusion -- real good twists! "

    — Steve, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Lee Child has returned to top form with this book. His previous 2-3 offerings were decent but not quite up to the spectacular level he found with his earlier books. The Affair may be the best written of any of the Reacher series, and the plot and characters are nearly as compelling. "

    — Edward, 10/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved that this one went back in time, gave us a look at Reacher's military career and his separation from the army. And what he was doing while his brother was in Georgia. Makes me want to read the whole series over again. "

    — July, 10/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Jack's last US Army adventure. I think he was railroaded. "

    — Richard, 9/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This Reacher novel has him back in the Army and explains why he got out. And if course he gets the bad guys and the girl. "

    — Mark, 8/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This books takes you back to the event that lead to the end Jack Reacher's military career. In in Child's typical fashion, he keeps the reader engaged with twists and turns. "

    — Pat, 7/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I like all the Lee Child books I have read so far about Jack Reacher. The Affair was more brain candy like the others. Not deep. Just fun. "

    — Michelle, 6/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Jack Reacher is my hero! He gets the bad guys once again. "

    — Linda, 6/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Super easy to read. Gets you hooked almost in the first chapter. Found the writing style repetitive. "

    — Steph, 2/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as I have his others that I've read. Still love his style tho. "

    — Charlotte, 1/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not my favorite Reacher book, but it was still good. "

    — Liz, 6/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed learning more about Reacher's history. The Kindle version also includes a Reacher short story that goes even further back in Reacher's past to when he was a teenager. The Affair was fast-paced, with a great plot and diverse characters. "

    — Allison, 6/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Whatever...it was slightly entertaining, but not really worth thinking about much more than that. "

    — Jeffrey, 4/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good entertaining read, and Dick Hill does another great job as the audiobook narrator. "

    — Robert, 3/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a good mystery. My first Reacher. I will read more! "

    — Katrina, 3/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " read all the Jack Reacher series to date. most fast paste a couple not but still good!!!! "

    — Andrea, 11/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Carolyn, 11/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Kay, 11/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Michael, 11/7/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Ken, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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 "

    — Joe, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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". "

    — Kate, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Nancy, 11/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Heather, 11/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Garth, 11/2/2011

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 Dick Hill

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.