Never Go Back

Never Go Back

Jack Reacher Series, Book 18

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSNever go back— but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is a novel of action-charged suspense starring "one of the best thriller characters at work today" (Newsweek). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet— in person— the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn't Turner behind the CO's desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces— and makes him question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.Praise for Never Go Back "A breathless cross-country spree . . . some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done . . . Child's bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, Never Go Back, may be the best desert island reading in the series. It's exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher's peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore."— Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching. He has a talent for taking material that in the hands of other authors would be stale and making it seem fresh. . . . Tight and compelling . . . Never Go Back is one of Child's best novels."— Associated Press "An adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller . . . impossible to put down."— Lansing State Journal "The dialogue has never been sharper. . . . The pages turn themselves."— San Antonio Express-News"For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher."— Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Brilliant . . . Child never, ever slips. He keeps the action cranking better than anyone, but, best of all, he keeps us guessing about Reacher."— Booklist (starred review) "One of the best in the series."— Publishers Weekly (starred review)From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307749697
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Hill, Dick

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BlueSparkleEyes
Jul 04, 2017

A good adventure story although it was somewhat long-winded near the end. Not as good and "One Shot" the only other Jack Reacher book I read previously but still a good read.

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TechWriter1
Oct 29, 2015

Very entertaining for all of us Reacher fans.

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charris1948
Oct 23, 2014

I loved this one. Very gripping.

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c210flyer
Feb 02, 2014

I'm a big Reacher fan. Though not his best, I'd still give Child a 7 of 10 for this one.

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ctreader
Jan 19, 2014

For a guy that is from the UK, Lee Child has certainly mastered American English. I love the guy that reads the books, so droll. Can't wait for the next one. And Lee Child always keeps you on edge with a different perspective to a crime. Jack Reacher is one smart cookie, who never crumbles.

Cdnbookworm Dec 27, 2013

Another wonderful episode in the life of Jack Reacher. Reacher was intrigued with a voice on the phone when he called his old unit, the 110th MP, for help from South Dakota. The CO of the 110th is a woman, Susan Turner, and Reacher decided he wanted to meet her to see if the woman was as intriguing as her voice. But when he reaches his destination in Virginia he finds that Turner isn't there, and the acting CO is not a friendly man towards Reacher at all. In fact, he has some back news for Reacher, one personal and one with possible criminal charges. And when Reacher encounters some threatening men at the motel the army books him into, he begins to ask why. Why the threats, why the charges now after 16 years, and why the personal news after so many years. And why was Susan Turner not in command of her unit, and where was she instead.
As usual Reacher brain is always one step ahead, thinking clearly and looking for motives, and he begins to plot his strategy. From backwoods family threats to a suburban California neighbourhood, the trail Reacher follows doggedly leads him to answers with bigger repercussions than he imagined.
Amazing, as usual.

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nitetraino
Dec 03, 2013

As for the Jack Reacher series this story only okay. Sure, Reacher gets to bust to a few bad guys, but the story seems overly drawn with a disappointing end. At best, 5 of 10 stars

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cybercyberdoc Nov 17, 2013

Good Book - Reacher goes to meet CO of his previous command - they are both arrested - book after 61 hours - excellent - he is charged with a paternity suit as well as murder. Both false - excellent narration and book!

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