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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her.

Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.J ack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

©2011 Lee Child (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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Not a very good Reacher

The plot was very disjointed ... Some of Reacher’s “conclusions” were too far fetched
Couldn’t wait to finish it

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so so

I struggled to stay interested except the last three or four chapters. no way you can try to figure out the plot until it unfolds which makes it less of a thriller mystery and more a description of unusual events. The narrator's female voices I found hard to listen to. overall it was ok. will I go to no.6? not sure.

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More twists than a roller coaster!

Classic Reacher and a really great story to boot.

Jeff Harding at his best too!

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Story not believable

I usually love the Jack Reacher books but the story was so far fetched I struggled to finish it. Plenty of other books to spend your money on

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Jeff Harding is the best

You just can’t beat Jeff Harding as a narrator. Just something about him. I’ve heard the other guys narrate Reacher novels that some people in the US like but in my opinion, nobody’s as good as Mr Harding.

Just my 2 cents

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Can't get enough

I read the first book in paperback and loved the thinking action hero. The logic the character uses shows the depth of research Lee Child has undertaken for Jack Reacher. The only problem I have is the realisation of just how much I'm going to spend on audio books, because I intend to hear the entire series.

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Reacher rides again

I am somewhat addicted to the Reacher series. Fast paced and no holds barred, which I find somewhat refreshing. I just wish I started reading them earlier.

The only criticism I have of this audiobook is that the narrator didn’t announce new chapters, which made it a little hard to find where I was up to if I drifted off to sleep. That being said, it’s only a small issue and didn’t detract from my enjoyment

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Reacher said nothing

Despite 'Reacher said nothing' being said about 45,959,484 times, I enjoyed this story. Lots of people 'said nothing' ha ha

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Alot of holes in plot, but still good

Hate the music that plays randomly.
A few I don't understand how they don't just shoot him.

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OMG this is boring

"Reacher said nothing". This phrase was used over and over and it sums up the story so well. Skip this one and go straight to the next in the series. I really feel like I wasted my cash in this one. Hated it. 7 hours in and Jack has effectively been in a car ride and pretty much "said nothing".

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  • Lionel
  • 19-02-2016

slow skow slow

the story went nowhere for 9 hours. then it was over in 2 more, extremely slow and filled with unwanted description of things.

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  • Paddy McCann
  • 17-10-2018

All the fun of Jack Reacher in a real story.

In this novel, Lee Child comes up with a clever story with some great twists and turns to accompany his high intensity action sequences and granular writing style.

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  • Patrick Juel
  • 15-10-2016

Great book

For the 1st half of the book the voice of the female character drove me insane

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-2014

Lee Child never disappoints

What did you love best about Echo Burning?

The story was complex - you were never sure whether Jack Reacher had been conned. I also love listening to Jeff Harding.

What other book might you compare Echo Burning to and why?

I wouldn't compare it to other Lee Child books, but I am a big fan. Every couple of years I listen to them all again.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

His style is perfect for thrillers.

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  • Michael Stringer
  • 27-08-2013

Excitement builds

Jack Reacher stories are amphetamine in writing. A friend 'pushed' me into them last Christmas - the first 2 consumed every spare moment from my week's holiday, and a good many more moments than they should have. At the time I thought luckily there were no Audible versions.

Now there are! Initially I didn't like listening to this first one I experienced. Jeff Harding has the right voice for the genre, but his women's voices sound like little girls. It took me a long time to latch into the story.

However eventually I did, and I enjoyed it. Jack Reacher is the 21st-century Odysseus, and like all good myths, this one resonates on multiple levels. In addition 'Echo Burning' builds the tension slowly, and eventually it hits a point of pushing more adrenaline than ice climbing. It kept me coming back for more. I suspect that it will for all who like reading of an interesting hero sorting through interesting problems.

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  • aussieGeorge68
  • 05-06-2013

The best jack reacher so far.

I loved this one. The narrator was also good and suited the story. Unlike some of the narrators of the previous books in the reacher series he had a good deep voice which suited the main character but had the knack of being able to convey the impression of female character voice without the character sounding like a drag queen.

The story is great plenty of action as usual for a jack reacher book, but the story is much more engaging with more psychological twists.

This is my new favourite Jack Reacher book.

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  • ag
  • 28-11-2015

get application

great application, have been using it for a few days and smooth delivery and no crashes ...... I'm sure there will be updates and there will be changes........ simple works.

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  • Adam
  • 29-10-2013

Good but not the best story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

yes

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

much better than the narrator of the previous book.

Any additional comments?

had random parts where music played in the background for no reason

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  • Brian
  • 08-05-2014

Electric atmosphere helps build the tension

Where does Echo Burning rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narrator made this a better story than it really was, a convincing accent help create a sense of being in Texas.

If you’ve listened to books by Lee Child before, how does this one compare?

Not my favourite but still enjoyed the thriller and left me wanting to hear more

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene when they were all sat around the table at the Red ranch prior to it burning down

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The story about the mexicans being hunted like wild animals when crossing the border

Any additional comments?

This is the 3rd Jack Reacher audiobook I've listen to and found this narrator to be the best.

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  • Joseph
  • 01-12-2013

What's not to like?

I am late to Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series, if you are too you will love these books. Interesting exciting stuff. Just glad there are loads of new ones to get to.

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  • Fiona
  • 31-08-2018

Lost it's way a little

All of the other books in this series have been engaging from the start, pacy and with plenty of action. I found this one a bit pedestrian. It was slow to get started and really nothing much happened in the first two thirds of the book. I don't understand all of the glowing reviews in comparison with the previous 4 Jack Reacher books. It almost put me off getting the 6th in the series but it turned out that that one was my favorite so far.

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  • N
  • 07-06-2013

'Reacher said nothing'

Funny wild west story. So far the most realistic of the books if read in order. Narrator much better too and seems to do all the rest as far as I can see. :)

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  • ZedBooks
  • 03-05-2018

UNREALISTIC MACHO RUBBISH

Jack Reacher has to be the most unbelievable “hero” in crime/thriller fiction. He is unable to make a mistake or any error of judgement, and after a while this reader began to hope that someone would put a bullet in his head. Beautifully read, however.

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  • sunshine
  • 04-08-2015

Holes in the plot

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I stuck with it but the plot does not have a believable base, and so as I am off sick, I thought I would just give it a go. If I had been active I would have dumped it.

Has Echo Burning put you off other books in this genre?

No, as this is one of hundreds that I have listened to and read

Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favourite?

Usually Jack Reacher, but none grabbed me here.

Could you see Echo Burning being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I could not.

Any additional comments?

I do not like answering inapt questions on book reviews. The start of the plot does not add up. Jack Reacher is a savvy, world alert man, and the whole pick up line did not hold water at all.

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  • EJ
  • 28-05-2014

Captivating

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Reacher is becoming an addiction. Tense and thrilling, I was almost feeling sorry for those characters that chose to mess with the 'special investigator'.

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  • Prosecco
  • 04-12-2013

Predictable but Enjoyable Nevertheless!

What did you like most about Echo Burning?

I love the Jack Reacher character and in this Texan adventure you get a real sense of the environment and resident prejudice as the plot enfolds with its twists and turns.

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  • Debbie
  • 24-10-2013

One of my favourite Reacher stories.

I love all of the reacher stories but this is one of my particular favourites.

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