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Blue Moon: A Jack Reacher Novel: 24 Audio CD – Unabridged, 13 October 2020
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"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of."--Ken Follett
"This is a random universe," Reacher says. "Once in a blue moon things turn out just right."
This isn't one of those times.
Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right.
An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she's letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It's a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice . . . the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.
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"Child is at the top of his game in this nail-biter."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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- Publisher : Random House Audio Publishing Group; Unabridged edition (13 October 2020)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0593400372
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593400371
- Dimensions : 12.95 x 2.77 x 14.99 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 466,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author could have had fun with this, Jack could have played off the two opposing factions. against one another with intention - and no one necessarily had to die. Problem was the author turned jack in to a battering ram of death, and even his wish to help the old couple come across as psychotic rather than defending the rights of the 'little guy'
also the waitress sleeping with Jack - her reasonings? this came off as a male author's fantasy rather than what would happen in real life.
Sorry Lee, not your best. Not nearly anywhere near it.
I will wait for your next one with bated breath. AND fingers crossed.
My personal rating system
1 Star Couldn't finish the book
2 Stars Didn't really like the book, but was interested enough in the story to finish (Skipping great chunks)
3 Stars The book was okay, finished it and will consider reading more from the author
4 Stars Really enjoyed the book, will check out others by this author
4 1/2 Stars Loved the book, will immediately check out others by author, if asked will recommend book
5 Stars LOVED the book, will immediately check out all others by author, will pre-emptively recommend book to ALL my book friends
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will be checking out the authors other books looking for more of the same. I found the action and story to be better than the last couple of books, but tie implausibility factor went up, notwithstanding that I still thoroughly enjoyed the story.
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Publisher – Lee, your body count in you last book was around fifty, your readers were very unhappy, the plot was ponderous and dull, not enough gory killing and mayhem.
Lee – OK I’ll try harder in future, sorry, I was getting bored with the whole Reacher character.
Publisher to Lee after reading the first draft of “Blue Moon”
This is brilliant, the body count is extraordinary, who cares about the ridiculous storyline and the crazy thought process behind each action Reacher and his new buddies take, it doesn’t matter, bodies are all your readers want to hear about, most have brains the size of a pin heads anyway.
Lee – Thanks, I’m glad you like it, can I have the rest of my advance now?
Shorter paragraphs, More space between the top and bottom of the page.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book and read it pretty quickly but it just wasn't the same page-turner. I could easily guess what was coming and completing the sentence or paragraph on the next page before turning. The last few books have seemed almost automated. Like most of.James Patterson's . You get the impression that there is a computer somewhere and you load a few plots and ideas and the churned out results are then a best seller. And, yes I know that Reacher is fiction -physically based on Lee Child - but why isn't he aging? His lifestyle isn't the best for good health. His knees must be dodgy by now with all the walking this top end of middle-aged man does. Always in good health. Doesn't need glasses and with superb hearing. At least start adding in the things that happen as we get older.
I will order his next book as soon as it is available but will I have the same high expectations? I expect not.