The brand-new Jack Reacher short story, published as an audio exclusive.
The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police.
No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?
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I am an avid fan of Lee Child & Jack Reacher books. I have them all. This one is a waste of the credit or $ whichever way you buy it. The narration is atrocious, Kerry Shale makes the characters sound like a bunch of boofheads and you just can't relate to the character. I know its a short story so by its nature, you don't get to know the characters in detail. However if it hadn't been a short story I would have stopped listening. Story line was ok (for a short story) but hey, spend your money on something else.
As I have listened to all of the Jack Reacher novels. I have to wonder why use this narrator. Nothing personal. just every time I heard Jacks character, I could only picture Batman. it's short. buy the paper back. read it yourself.
story was quite Ho Hum too.
"NOT A THRILL"
Yes. A great author hero and performer.
It was boring and lacked action and drama.The first Lee Child book that has disappointed me.
The Performer tried to make something of a pot-boiler.
If I was Lee Child I would not have published this book.
I am sorry to be negative as I am a great admirer of Lee Child.
"not worthwhile listening to"
didn't like the story or the narrator. feels like i wasted 1 hour. first time ever with a Reacher story
"Lee: Please stop writing short stories!"
someone who has never read a Reacher book
Not to write it at al
Too husky, and turned Reacher into a caricature
yes, yes and yes
Lee, please do NOT write any more Reacher short stories. They only lead to alienating your long term fans.
"A good little story"
By Lee Child's standards this is a very short story but intriguing nonetheless.
Reacher is his usual mysterious self, breaking the rules where necessary, and using a Sherlock Holmes-like sense of justice when needed.
I can't say too much without becoming a "Spoiler" but the story leaves one thinking about the suggestions it contains.
Kerry Shale reads the Reacher books when they are presented in an abridged format and it would be nice to hear his gravelly voice in a full length story.
"I have been ripped off for such a short story"
the reader thought he was playing Clint Eastwood, the story was way below the standard I expect from Lee Child, and so short, I paid the same as a 12hr book!
As a Lee Child / Jack Reacher fan this was by far the worst I have read or listen to.
"Ok, but slightly dissatisfying."
Fairly implausible storyline that takes its time getting there and is all too suddenly over and gone leaving me feel slightly cheated.
Always a good read. Favourite author and excellent writer. Presented very well enjoyed it all
"a whole lot of nothing!"
like a short exert from a bigger story, no action no investigation ... just a big nothing unfortunately.
"Not like the others"
An entertaining short story; same Reacher in a different style. Not long enough to meet a law enforcement lady for a fling.
I've all the Reacher novels and I love them. This was a waste of my time though. Not a fan
"I love Lee Child, gritty and uncompromising!"
Absolutely, it is a brilliant book that includes the best features of Jack Reacher, the no nonsense muscle man of justice and fairness. He is like Judge Dredd but without the restraint.
He is like an uncompromising James Bond, so the nearest Bond book in similarity would probably be live and let die, it is a taught thriller with action sequences in the right places, just like Bond.
Kerry Shale is the perfect hard guy impersonation of Reacher that I know. I know if it is a Shale book it will be exciting and emotive.
Afraid to go into the woods? You should be!
Just a great book and what I have come to expect from Lee Child
Nothing to get your teeth into
Not the usual rush of anticipation the other Jack Reacher books have
Not an essential book to read
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