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Cleaning the Gold

Series: Jack Reacher, Book 23.6, The Will Trent Series, Book 8.5
Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Summary

Get ready for a turbo-charged short listen from two of the world’s biggest thriller writers.

Jack Reacher and Will Trent.

Twice the action.

Twice the drama.

Double the trouble.

Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a 22-year-old murder. His suspect's name: Jack Reacher. 

Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene.

But there’s a bigger conspiracy at play - one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated. And the only option is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to team up and play nicely. If they can.... 

©2019 Karin Slaughter and Lee Child (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Like Reachers to the Slaughter!

A fascinating idea, pitting two of the biggest heroes of popular modern thriller writing up against each other. Will Trent pursuing Jack Reacher about pretty much the opening incident in the Jack Reacher series; his arrest in Margrave that starts the adventure in Killing Floor. It's an excellent premise and I enjoyed revisiting those events. Two things are obvious from the start, firstly this comes across as much more a Karin Slaughter project than a Lee Child one. Secondly, Slaughter is a Jack Reacher fan too given the write-up she gives him! She seems to have done most of the writing with the chapters alternating between Trent's point of view and Reacher's with Trent getting most of the say. Each is written very much to the relevant author's style with Child's punchy, no-frills approach contrasting nicely with Slaughter's more rounded prose. The narration is split accordingly with the superb gravelly tones of Master Harding taking the Reacher parts. It's a good little story too and one of the many signs that show that a short story is a good one is that I felt it could well have gone on for longer. Funnily enough, while both men get conclusions to their missions in this one the rather abrupt ending very clearly signposts that there will be more of this joint venture to come which, to be honest, I'm all for! That ending is particularly abrupt though especially when you leave the last fifteen minutes for a work break only to find out that the last dozen or so of that is actually a short excerpt from 'The Last Widow', which is the upcoming next instalment in the Will Trent series. So, happy with my purchase, and I will be happy if this does continue to develop the chemistry between the two men a little further.

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Not the best

Unexpected finish to story with no exciting skirmishes with Reacher and the baddies. Have read better

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totally enjoyed this book

short enough to listen to in a day and enthralling enough that you don't want to stop

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more please

we need more if this collaboration. this story requires completion....of sorts. brilliant and engaging

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Garbage

What a load of bollocks. I thought past tense was bad, but then I hadn’t read this turd. The story is totally unbelievable and not to mention boring. It’s just an advert for both leads, but fails massively, because if this is your first read of either character I’m sure you would’ve bother buying any of the full books. I’ve read every Reacher book to date multiple times, not sure I’m going to bother with Trent.

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Wierd combination only just OK

Its short but a good story, Jack Reachers part is again read with a lmost chanting of the short sentences of his consideration. Overall it didn't really work. Uninspiting

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no action no drama

not enough action for me, not a lot of drama either. read all Jack reacher books and some Will Trent this was a disservice to both.

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Make A Good Team

I really enjoyed this book even though I didn't think I would. I'm a big Will Trent fan but never read any Jack Reacher books and was happily surprised and I have looked for some Jack Reacher books in audible to give them a try. Great story great characters and would have give it 5 stars but I felt like the book finished in the middle of the story didn't feel like it was all tied up nicely it felt like suddenly it was cut off. It also left me wanting more from this duo. I would love the to do join forces again.

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Will Trent and Jack Reacher in one short story.

Loved it. 2 if my favourite writers in a story about 2 favourite characters. Great!

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average

couldn't get into the Lee child parts of the book. thought it was abit drawn out and didnt flow aswell as I'm used to. found my brain seifting off whilst listening, not staying focused on the story, some bits sound quality wasnt so good either

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Waste of money and protagonists

The ending of this story sucks buckets. And the story was perfunctory and unbelievable. A waste of my favourite protagonists and great narrators.