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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,035 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he'll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance - because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer's past... and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He's beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he's already in way too deep to stop now.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Canann | 2/19/2014

    " "61 Hours" was my first novel by Lee Child and I was totally caught up in it. I read it in a couple of days and traded it for this one, "The Hard Way," another detective story in Child's Jack Reacher series. I was disappointed this time around, as I had it figure out early on. I suspect Child hasn't driven much in a big city. Would I read another? Absolutely. It is a good beach book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/14/2014

    " Another good story from Lee Child. A thriller. Jack is sitting at an outdoor cafe in New York having his coffee when he sees a man's life change forever....Reacher finds himself involved in a strange kidnapping. I figured it out just about the time Reacher got that funny feeling that something wasn't right but as in life one can not scream at a book the same as screaming at the big screen cause no one hears...very brutal and Reacher style but then Jack always takes the hard way... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 1/10/2014

    " Had a twist that I did not see coming. Well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Williams | 12/28/2013

    " Damn good read. My first Jack Reacher novel, won't be my last! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/22/2013

    " This was the first Lee Child Jack Reacher novel I read. It immediately got me hooked on the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 12/17/2013

    " Great Jack Reacher novel. this one about a kidnapped wife "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sandra | 12/15/2013

    " Jack Reacher usually make a great read on the airplane. This adventure, though, is pretty disappointing. The plot twist is telegraphed early on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/16/2013

    " Like all Reacher novels, this one also makes you wonder how Reacher will "get the bad guy" - i enjoy all of Lee Childs books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmanuel | 10/26/2013

    " More violent and a little more predictable than the previous stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Harrop | 8/23/2013

    " This one was kind of hard to get into but once I did, it was wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Strickland | 8/20/2013

    " Jack Reacher is just to cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gay | 7/24/2013

    " I like this one, especially the ending. Reacher is growing on me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 6/7/2013

    " Can't stop reading this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 G.N. | 5/1/2013

    " Likely the best of Child I have read so far. A nice balance of intrigue, action, devastating battles and mystery. Nice! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/30/2013

    " I like these stories, but once you have read one then you have read them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/30/2012

    " Not my favorite Jack Reacher, but still entertaining, especially the last 1/3. He definitely makes a story exciting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 11/27/2012

    " A good mystery, not as much action as other Reacher novels but I enjoyed it. I even figured out some of the plot before it was revealed. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hikerdee | 9/3/2012

    " Yes, I'm out of order; but, I'm caught up on my Jack Reacher series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Danette Guertin | 7/15/2012

    " This is ok! Not great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 6/30/2012

    " notices something amis while having coffee. Gets involved in 'kidnapping' investigation. Where's the worn out/favorite toys? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Higgs | 6/18/2012

    " I enjoyed this one, as I seem to enjoy every Jack Reacher thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/21/2012

    " Once again, intense and clever. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandeep Deb | 4/19/2012

    " I am tired of Jack Reacher.. this was my last book .. no more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 3/18/2012

    " This was exactly what I've come to expect from Lee Child and Reacher - a compelling story with just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting. As always, you have to suspend your disbelief at the cover, but after that you can just dive in and enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Ols | 11/18/2011

    " Another good book from him. "

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

    " Another fast-paced, well written thriller from Lee Child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 10/14/2011

    " Every new Jack Reacher I read I am enjoying more than the previous one. This was good, didn't see the twist coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nelson | 10/14/2011

    " Action is what Lee Child is known for I guess, and the action was solid. I however, think that "The Hard Way" stands as a pretty cleverly constructed detective story, and I enjoyed it very much from that standpoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 10/2/2011

    " another good book by lee child! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/2/2011

    " This was fast and easy to read. The story was captivating. Once you start you don't want to put the book down. Now I want to read more of the "Jack Reacher" novels. This guy can kick butt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 9/23/2011

    " It's been a long time since I read this but I recall that it was a good suspenseful read...if you like that sort of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lawrence | 9/19/2011

    " Wow! A non-stop, grab you by the seat of your pants adventure that takes you overseas, and features a ruthless villian who will stop at NOTHING to get his way. Nothing. Classic Reacher! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 9/12/2011

    " The second Reacher novel I've read, like the first it was a cross between a detective novel and a thriller novel. Fast paced with good bad guys, a great weekend read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 9/11/2011

    " One of the most thrilling and exhausting entries in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series. There are so many great moments in 'The Hard Way', with everything starting out so simple before Lee Child ratchets up the tension and turns things on their head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 9/9/2011

    " John and I liked this book a lot..it is a Jack Reacher mystery and kept us listening all the way to Minnesota and back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 9/9/2011

    " This is the second of this series I've read. I don't know where it falls in the order. Quick read, interesting character. It's I like the Sherlock Holmes like deductions as much as the butt kicking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mia | 8/27/2011

    " Love this series! Another great adventure with Jack Reacher! "

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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.