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Hit the Road Jack

Jack Ryder, Book 1
Narrated by: Adam Verner
Series: Jack Ryder, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Summary

The first heart-stopping, enthralling serial-killer thriller in the million-copy best-selling Jack Ryder Mystery series. 

Ben is supposed to be in school. It's Monday morning, but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. 

Ben waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today's field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he's not making it to school today at all. 

Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids' field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found, and they need his help. 

Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed. 

With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.

©2015 Willow Rose (P)2019 Willow Rose

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loved it

really enjoying this series, started on the wrong book but it's great to go back

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Hit play and enjoy

I enjoyed this book. It did take a little bit of getting use to the story because it jumped around in time and characters, so kept you on your toes but once I got use to it I enjoyed it and it did all come together in the end. There are a number of suspects and twist in the book and you have to concentrate to keep them straight. I liked the home life of the detective, especially the twins. The detective worked on three different cases and although they were all different it was interesting listening to the detective work out how they were sort of connected. Off to start the next book in the series.
Jack is called in on a case when a young boy and his dog finds his mother dead in the family home and his father still asleep in the bed next to her. Then there is a suicide apparently connected to the murder and Jack has more suspects to question. It is only after a house fire where another dead body is found that the sparks begin to fly because the body belongs to a man who shouldn't have been there and the lady of the house and her son is missing. Can Jack find out the connection between the deaths before someone he knows become the next target? Family life is important to Jack, what iwith being a single father but will the past come back to threaten his very furniture?
The narrator was good but I did speed up the narration because he built up the tension by dragging out the words and I found it better speeded up.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Donna
  • 06-11-19

Good story but terrible reader

The story line was intriguing and kept me listening but the reader was awful. His whining made me crazy!!

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  • barbara
  • 12-05-20

Hit the Road Jack

I am so happy I was given the opportunity to listen and be introduced to the Jack Ryder's series. I am definitely hooked! Jack is a great character and love how he comes alive in the story and am looking forward to reading/listening to the next book. The narration is perfect for Jack.

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  • Eva Elizabeth
  • 09-05-20

Didn't Finish

I got codes for a few books in this series and I'm sorry, but I won't be continuing. I love a good murder mystery, but language and descriptive sex was too much content I didn't want.

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  • DGK
  • 22-11-19

So disappointing

the storyline was very weak, the five year olds spoke like adults and the narrator was very difficult to listen to he was very boring and whiny sounding. I thought I would be able to get past it but sadly I never was able to I definitely cannot listen to another book by this narrator.

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  • kixfan
  • 15-05-20

Great story

An incredible detective story. I highly enjoyed this and can't wait for the next in the series. The narrator was absolutely perfect for the role!

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 30-03-20

Fast paced murder mystery

This is a fast paced murder mystery that pulls at your heart strings and pulls you into the desperate hunt for a psychotic murderer. Detective Jack Ryan is a single parent of twins, that is pulled into the search for a devious serial killer who is striking a bit too close to home. This story has a lot going on and the plot had potential, but it was a bit scattered and there was too much back and forth, yet it still managed to be quite entertaining. There are a multitude of convoluted subplots; from child abduction, to wife abuse, multiple murders and twisted revenge that are all interwoven in this story. I liked Jack and you couldn’t help but feel for both him and Ben, and the killer is one creepy bad guy. The narrator did a good job and I really like his portrayal of Jack Ryder. Not a bad story with characters that have potential.

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  • Ellen Oceanside
  • 13-11-19

GoodTwisted Plot

Jack is a detective, a country singer for a girl friend, add in the twins. You have funny situations, witty dialog, given to us in three parts. Have read other books and they all are different, the plot flow, gripping one to the end, with unusual results.
The narration by Adam Verner added a lot to the story, very well done.

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  • Janell Stallworth
  • 09-05-19

M$ Worth

loved it!!! It kept me guessing until the end. The narrator was a little creepy when he did the kids' voices, but other than that it was great!