The Enemy: Jack Reacher 8 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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New Year's Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty.
The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general's wife.
This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to a younger Reacher, in dogtags. A Reacher who still believes in the service. A Reacher who imposes army discipline. Even if only in his own pragmatic way...
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 21 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||07 March 2013|
|Publisher||Random House Audiobooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 680 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
45 in Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
46 in Suspense
192 in Suspense Thrillers (Books)
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Its a very good who-dun-it read that keeps you guessing right along.
I am not at the end of the book yet but very close and I still have no idea who the killer is.
I have a military background and I love the character Jack Reacher.
I am sure anyone who reads this book will enjoy it and if the other Reacher books are as good as this one then I know I will enjoy them too.
and high brass scullduggery. After a suddenly transfer to an unfamiliar post he gets immediately hit with three
suspicious deaths and when he begins his investigations he soon gets stonewalled by his superiors.
Of course Jack doesn't take this lying down and he gets into a real game of cat and mouse,
taking him from East to West, Berlin to Paris and California to discover a massive conspiracy which by exposing it
causes his demotion and forces him to examine his own future in the army.
It is generally a fast moving adventure but it is a pity that it occationally tends to bog down by technical details
BUT why in Gods name did you let Tom Cruise be Jack Reacher.
He is NOT Jack Reacher as is portrayed in the books!
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Having said all that, and happily admitting I will continue to look forward to and read Reacher's adventures in order and will recommend them to other avid readers, I do so wish I could have introduced Lee Childs to punctuation such as commas and semi colons and conjunctions; anything other than the constant short sharp sentences. I find the staccato style of writing, e.g. " The night was dark. It had been raining. The ground was wet. It was cold." just so distracting and irritating that I started filling bits in myself!
Many writers also have what you might call signature phrases that appear so regularly you find yourself beginning to count them, but it would be impossible to keep tabs on all the 'I/he/she said nothing's and the I/he/she shrugged'. I visualise a society of people ignoring each other and heaving their shoulders up and down repetitively!😂
Ok, rant from the grammar police over and meant with tongue in cheek and still full of admiration for the stories themselves.
This is more of a whodunnit than many of the other books and it was all the better for doing so. Reacher's self confidence is a large part of his appeal and this tale did not disappoint in that but it was nice to learn of mistakes and miscalculations. Scenes of his personal life were a nice inclusion too.
Of course there were some parts that are always present; coffee, getting frisky, fight scene and a grand finale but it wouldn't be a proper Reacher book without all that.
I bought "Never Go Back" with "Killing Floor" at half price almost on a whim. I started with "Killing Floor" and am currently on "The Affair" having bought every one of the series and have pre ordered anything not yet in print.
Why? I found that the character was so believable AND readable plus in each of the books I found Lee Child had inserted and described in such absorbing detail, small almost irrelevancies that were as good to read as the main storyline that they became, not just fillers as other authors insert, but real and very readable. I can't praise the series enough - each and every book has really brought back my love of reading - "Thank you", Lee Child - brilliant!!