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Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Series:The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: October 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307749444

Publisher Description

“Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly

 


#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller—a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown.

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.

The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late—and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world.

For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him.

For Reacher, that was also impossible.

Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive—a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.

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Quotes

  • “Compulsively readable.”

    - Wall Street Journal
  • “A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers. Lee Child, like Reacher himself, is a man who knows how to get it done.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Don’t pick up [this] novel if you don’t have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down…Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel.”

    - Associated Press
  • “This series is as good as pop fiction gets.”

    - Miami Herald
  • “It is nothing short of remarkable that Child is not only able to continually reinvent his ex-military cop, but that each installment is better than the last.”

    - Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “Crisp, efficient prose and well-rounded characterizations.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Fans will enjoy this one.”

    - Library Journal

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for October2010

Customer Reviews

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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

    " True to form, Reacher shares his reasoning, and his methodolgy, but best of all, he kicks some serious butt! "

    - Bill, 3/6/2018
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm up to date in the Jack Reacher series and pleasantly surprised to see that growth for the character is ongoing. Yay. Maybe he'll settle down someday while still being able to take on 30 guys at once in a smack down and figure out the unfigurable. Don't get me wrong, I really love this series. Crown Vics and all. "

    - Luan, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Lee Child is always a quick read, this one especially so. I just hope I never find myself in a community like the one he visits in this book. "

    - Madeleine, 2/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Page turner. Jack Reacher is a classic hero, a man who rights wrongs. When last encountered he was desperately trying to escape an impending explosion, scrabbling up a long long underground staircase. But of course there was no way a hero like Reacher would not escape...and so he turns up in the flatlands of Nebraska where he promptly gets entangled in a vicious criminal enterprise. Of all the recent Reacher books, I found this the most interesting. All the Lee Child components are there - a terrorised community, vicious (and a bit overdone) bullies, mathematically precise fighting, staccato dialogue and breathlessly long sentences and ofcourse the final twists as the bad guys get their desserts. But as always Lee Child writes in a good easy readable style and there is enough action to satisfy most fans. Yes, it is a bit corny and a bit implausible, and a bit of escapist fare, and all of that, but hey, can't complain, if you like a Rajni or a Bond movie, then why not a Reacher novel? "

    - GS, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Wouldn't be a Jack Reacher book without the action and it doesn't disappoint in that regard. I did get a little annoyed with the writing style in this book (so I took off a star). The book had lots of and he did this and this and this and that, I was a little over it but then the action would heat up and you could forget about the style for a little while. Can't wait for the next installment. "

    - Carol, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " So now having read all the Reacher books I can say that Worth dying for is smack in the middle. Not the best one and not the worst one. Its a good adventure with a really good twist at the end. But the rest of the book is nothing new under the sun. Characters we met before and one Jack Reacher that does what he does best. I was hoping Mr Child would adress the issue about what happened in the last book more but there are just a quick mention of it. I am hoping that the next one in the series will be one where Reacher surrounds himself with other able people, those books are usually the best ones, this far anyway. "

    - Mattias, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another Jack Reacher block buster.....don't know how Mr. Child keeps coming up with ideas for his novels, but please don't stop............ "

    - John, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Typical Jack Reacher book. Good read but nothing outstanding. "

    - Barb, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am a sucker for Lee Child's books, even though they stretch the boundaries of believability. He tells a good story though, and I enjoy reading his books as escapist literature. "

    - marsha, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love The Jack Reacher series, and I liked the first 75% of this one too. After that it started to read like a Hollywood script. "

    - Alice, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my first Jack Reecher novel and I was hooked. Now I have to get caught up on all of the rest. "

    - Erick, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Brilliant! return to form. Eventually you get to find out how 61 hours ended as well. Great stuff! Now what to read next? "

    - Neil, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another Jack Reacher novel that keeps you guessing how he is going to get out of this one. It is an interesting story about the middle of nowhere Nebraska and what happens when power gets out of control. "

    - Gregory, 12/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Each one is better than the last! "

    - Les, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! Jack Reacher for President. "

    - Dan, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Worth dying for was good, not great. The writing was very good and concise and the story moved along but I never got invested in the characters. This is my second Reacher book, the first one was an audio book. I will give Reacher another try down the line but I'm not rushing out to get another. "

    - D, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " well written as always and fascinating as usual, for those of us who like the idea of independence ... but much less convincing than most of the reacher series, story-wise. my least favourite reacher novel. "

    - Jussi, 11/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " More violence than usual for Child. Of course the bad guys get done in, but this a bit over the top. "

    - Michael, 5/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " really good and fast moving "

    - Gayle, 2/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Recent read. Like all Jack Reacher thrillers, it is self-contained,yet part of Jack's ongoing saga. "

    - Tom, 11/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great Jack Reacher story. "

    - Scoozer, 4/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Reacher, armed and dangerous, again. One of the better ones. "

    - Sandy, 4/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Jack Reacher does it again. Great series.. "

    - Mark, 2/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Lee has done better and he has done worse. Reacher is still the #1 badass. "

    - Scott, 1/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first of this series that I've read. I couldn't put it down. "

    - Erica, 1/7/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Looked this book. First one that introduced me to Reacher. Made me get the rest of the books and start reading in sequence. Recommend this book "

    - Neil, 12/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love the character Jack Reacher. "

    - Gail, 11/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed reading Reacher adventure. No surprises in the book though. You pretty much know how it's going to end. "

    - Jlw48, 8/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Child redeamed himself in this one. I had really begun to tire of him "

    - Penny, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " These books by Child are entertaining, but not great writing. I do not know how else to explain it. "

    - Rod, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another fast paced page turner featuring Jack Reacher as the drifter good guy. Another small, creepy town run by a family of bullies with a dark past and a mysterious delivery. Throw in a 25 year old disappearance and this book was hard to put down. "

    - Cindy, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Another great book in an awesome series. I will keep reading these as long as Lee Child want to write them! "

    - Nate, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! Jack Reacher for President. "

    - Dan, 5/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Even a fair Lee Childs book is better than 90% of what else is out there as far as suspense/mystery books "

    - Mark, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Jack reacher series. Wonderful. Can't wait to read them all. Yes something to live for. "

    - Janet, 5/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " More violence than usual. He's done better. "

    - Al, 5/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not quite like the Jack Reacher I remember, you know, larger than life, whip smart and compassionate in the end. Not one of my favorites but I truly love this series!! "

    - Jami, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " classic jack reacher novel. lots of action, a bit of mystery and the bad guys get it in the end. another enjoyable departure from reality. nice work mr. child! "

    - Tom, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Bodies all over the place! Jack Reacher always gets the bad guys. A page-turner, with enough surprises and suspense to keep you reading. "

    - Laura, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have liked all but one of his books so far. "

    - Opa, 5/9/2011

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.