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Version: Unabridged
Author: Lee Child
Narrator: Johnathan McClain
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Detective Stories
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: March 2013
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

Jack Reacher hunts the hunter in the third novel in Lee Child’s New York Times–bestselling series.

Reacher’s anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who’s come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI’s trail back to New York, Reacher’s compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal—and twisted.

Reviews (5)

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Written by Victoria R. on June 30th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this narrator's voice. Jonathan McClain brings Jack Reacher to life. I'm ready to listen to the next one.

Written by Steve V. on September 21st, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Good story, I love the detail in the writing.

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Written by Jeremiah J. on June 26th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Don’t mess with Reacher

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Written by susan d on September 15th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I agree that the bad guy is not the best written character, but I still love Reacher and now I love Jodi...even though i am very jealous of her! A great listen....different narrator who was very good but I miss the original, i have come to know that as Reachers voice.

Written by Joanne Leonard on August 22nd, 2015

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This story was one of my least favorite Reacher stories and I've read/listened to almost all of them. The villain seems cartoonish to me -- more like a Batman character than a Reacher adversary. Reacher also seemed to be absent more of the time than he usually is, with too much time spent on uninteresting supporting characters. Also, Dick Hill is by far the better narrator for the series -- his voice fits the character perfectly. McClain gives it his all, but his voice just isn't Reacher. If you're a big fan of the series it's worth a listen just to keep up with the ongoing backstory, but if you're new to the series, I'd suggest choosing another book.

Author Details

Author Details

Child, Lee

Lee Child was born in the exact geographic center of England, in the heart of the industrial badlands. Never saw a tree until he was twelve. It was the sort of place where if you fell in the river, you had to go to the hospital for a mandatory stomach pump. The sort of place where minor disputes were settled with box cutters and bicycle chains. He's got the scars to prove it.

But he survived, got an education, and went to law school, but only because he didn't want to be a lawyer. Without the pressure of aiming for a job in the field, he figured it would be a relaxing subject to study. He spent most of the time in the university theater - to the extent that he had to repeat several courses, because he failed the exams - and then went to work for Granada Television in Manchester, England. Back then, Granada was a world-famous production company, known for shows like Brideshead Revisited, Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect and Cracker. Lee worked on the broadcast side of the company, so his involvement with the good stuff was limited. But he remembers waiting in the canteen line with people like Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Natalie Wood and Michael Apted. And he says that being involved with more than 40,000 hours of the company's program output over an eighteen-year stay taught him a thing or two about telling a story. He also wrote thousands of links, trailers, commercials and news stories, most of them on deadlines that ranged from fifteen minutes to fifteen seconds. So the thought of a novel-a-year didn't worry him too much, in his next career.

But why a next career? He was fired, back in 1995, that's why. It was the usual Nineties downsizing thing. After eighteen years, he was an expensive veteran, and he was also the union organizer, and neither thing fit the company's plan for the future. And because of the union involvement, he wasn't on too many alternative employers' wish lists, either. So he became a writer, because he couldn't think of anything else to do. He had an idea for a character who had suffered the same downsizing experience but who was taking it completely in his stride. And he figured if he brought the same total commitment to his audience that he'd seen his television peers develop, he could get something going. He named the character Jack Reacher and wrote Killing Floor as fast as he could. He needed to sell it before his severance check ran out. He made it with seven weeks to spare, and luckily the book was an instant hit, selling strongly all around the world, and winning both the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. It led to contracts for at least nine more Reacher books.

Lee moved from the UK to the US in the summer of 1998. He lives in New York and France with his American wife, Jane. They have a grown-up daughter, Ruth. Lee likes to travel, for vacations, but especially on promotion tours so he can meet his readers, to whom he is eternally grateful. His latest thriller, Nothing to Lose was published in 2008.