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The edge-of-your-seat, heart-in-mouth new Jack Reacher thriller for 2020 - his 25th adventure. No one's bigger than Jack Reacher.

Jack Reacher gets off the bus in a sleepy no-name town outside Nashville, Tennessee. He plans to grab a cup of coffee and move right along.

Not going to happen.

The town has been shut down by a cyber attack. At the centre of it all, whether he likes it or not, is Rusty Rutherford. He's an average IT guy, but he knows more than he thinks.

As the bad guys move in on Rusty, Reacher moves in on them....

And now that Rusty knows he's protected, he's never going to leave the big man's side.

Reacher might just have to stick around and find out what the hell's gone wrong...and then put it right, like only he can.

©2020 Lee Child, Andrew Child (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of." (Ken Follett)

"If you haven't read any Jack Reacher, you have a treat in store...a hitchhiker without a phone, a one-man force for good." (The Times)

"A contemporary version of a knight in shining armour...Reacher is a mythic figure." (Literary Review)

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disappointing

the narration and voice characterizations were awful; detracted from the whole story. switch to victor the assassin series by Tom Woid; vastly superior. sadly I am now done with jack reacher after many years. the last 3 or 4 books in the series were way below par so on to new writers with fresh ideas and competent narrators.

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Under new (competent) management

I read a few scathing reviews about the new writer before I listened. They’re wrong!

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A disappointment

I have read all the Jack Reacher books! This is the first Audible version I have tried ! The narrators monotone delivery has sucked every bit of joy out of this. I am honestly contemplating quitting 2 hours from completion ! It’s that bad !! Don’t bother. Buy the paperback.

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A GOOD START FOR THE BROTHERS.

Reacher faced the usual band of baddies, with his usual aplomb, yet I felt that this particular story lacked that gritty, violent, edgy thrill I've come to expect. A bit reserved, not taking too many risks, shallow relationships and characters, with some plodding detailed descriptions of what people were wearing and food eaten made the pace a bit slow. I can see how the use of technology in the character's life was the desired purpose, but I felt the story would have been just as good without him ever picking up a mobile or lugging servers around. I love the Reacher books because he doesn't rely on technology. Perhaps this freewheeling character should remain oblivious to the advance of tech in our lives. Jeff Harding's narration was as good as ever, but I felt that even he was struggling to differentiate between the weaker characters portrayed in the text.

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Dumbed down, unbelievable

I have read every lee child book and if this had been the first one I read I would not have read another. Unbelievable story line, caveman dialogue between characters and every fight seems to be 15 on 1 and jack reacher fights like he is a super hero. This book was not written by lee child, that’s for sure

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Great improvement

I found the previous three Jack Reacher books very disappointing so this was going to be my last one but I was pleasantly surprised. The other characters in the book were slightly lacklustre and the plot slightly hackneyed but Jack was pretty good and I hope that Lee’s brother will continue the upward trend.

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The Sentinel five stars you got to get this one

This is the best Jack Reacher book I have listened to in a long time that had a great story line it made me not wanting to stop listening to this book I am only sorry that it is all over now I would like to see more books by Lee Child and Andrew Child it was a great compilation. This is a most listener or read

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Punchy and detailed

Looked forward to getting this book on audible. Very detailed as only Lee Child does. Lots of sub plots overall a good yarn

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worth the wait

Great story as intricate as ever. all the characters were full and interesting. now Reacher is moving on.

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A terrific return to form

I want impressed with the opening, and I thought I was going to be disappointed like I have been with recent Reacher novels. This one was not like that though, really enjoyed it and definitely a great return to the quality of the earlier books in the series. Would definitely recommend!

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  • Jasmine
  • 04-01-21

Not Reacher

I felt sorry for Jeff Harding, trying so hard to give us the Reacher we all know and love. He did a great job considering what he had to work with. I purchased this book in good faith that at least some of the, story would reflect the same character as in the rest of the series. I struggled to finished it, The storyline was hard to follow and the thrill level was zero, The Reacher character had been replaced by a cardboard cutout. I'm always ready to give a book a chance and I won't ask for a refund. Will I buy another book from these authors after buying every one in the Jack Reacher series....no.

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  • JP Marais
  • 02-01-21

Enjoyed

First audible book and I enjoyed it very much. Hope to do it again, soon.

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  • Mark Lipscombe
  • 04-12-20

Reacher Bummer

In the words of Lee Child...’Reacher said nothing. That’s for damn sure’. This book has no soul.

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  • Jack Kruger
  • 04-12-20

Disappointed

Normally a big Lee Child fan but this is his worst book. Struggled to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-20

not up to standard

it was fine, but forgettable. didn't feel like reacher. seemed like a made for tv movie.

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  • AW
  • 18-11-20

Good Reacher

wondered how Lee writing with his brother would be. it's fine. The formula plats out satisfyingly with all the bells and whistles. subject nicely topical and entertaining

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  • TUCKER D.L
  • 29-10-20

Arthur's

I don't know why but the book did not have the same feel to the stories that I've listen to on other riches books and I've listened to quite a few. I'm side as say but this kind of like watching Tom Cruise play Jack reach it the storys good but crows was always the wrong choice this book have that kind of feel to me and I've loved all the others so maybe it's just me you need to listen for yourself but I think the Arthur's for the story.

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  • DB
  • 29-10-20

Same old, same old.

Reacher does what Reacher does. Stumbles into a simple problem that ends up being the tip of a convoluted iceberg. Once again Reacher ends up being a cross between McGivver and Edge (A man alone). Able to distill the meaning of life from the bend in a blade of grass to indulging his psychopathic need to kill without pause or regret. With Reachers ‘wandering’ years now well established, I would like to see another book set in his formative years. West Point being top of my list. In short a good, if not formulaic, yarn. Not Lee’s best work, not his worst.