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James Penney’s New Identity - Guy Walks into a Bar

By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Kerry Shale
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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Summary

In "James Penney's New Identity", in the dry desert of Southern California, James Penney is laid off from the plant after 17 loyal years of service. With the threat of the bank repossessing his treasured red Firebird, he goes on the run. But why are the cops so hot on his trail? And who is the tall military policeman, built like a weightlifter, who offers him a ride?

Set just a few minutes before the terrifying opening of the best-selling Jack Reacher thriller Gone Tomorrow, in "Guy Walks into a Bar", old habits die hard for Jack Reacher. He is always on the lookout for trouble. When he stops at a bar in lower Manhattan for a late-night beer and some music, his eyes are drawn to a rich young Russian girl and her bodyguard. Is she in danger? Who are those two suspicious-looking guys sitting at separate tables, watching her?

These two short stories are part of the Storycuts series.

©2011 Lee Child (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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Pointless

As a loyal Lee Child follower I feel I am being tested £8.99 for a pointless no-story and Tom Cruise playing 6"5 Reacher. I will be very wary about spending any more money on a Lee Child product.

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Great listen

More of Jack Reachers past
Enjoyed the tie in to other reacher books
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The story continues to grow

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classic Lee Child

I enjoyed these stories though they were VERY short, especially the second one. Had I paid the full price for these I would have been unhappy.

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Lee Child

Lee Child, fair author, always engaging and interesting. Two good short stories, quick and concise, very simple and easy to read.

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LEE CHILD WOULD LOVE TO MEET

A fantastic book in the series,i have read all previous books and i think this is another great read the auther has really bought together modern day terrorist issues into the book gripping at times and great characters and a fantastic narator reading the book definatly a 10 out of 10 book and would highly reccomend it cant wait for the the next read.

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