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Make Me

Jack Reacher 20
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 20
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (371 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher has no place to go and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely tombstone in a sea of nearly ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing private investigator, a cryptic note about 200 deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people.

Reacher’s one-day stopover turns into an open-ended stay....

Fasten your seatbelt for another nail-biting ride from the kick-ass master of the thriller genre!

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Very Dark and not the usual Jack Reacher

The story got darker and darker and i only persisted hoping is was not going to end the way it was heading. But in the end the story ended up n a very dark and disturbing place not what i was hoping for and i now regret listing to the end!!
I'm extremely disappointed at the story because this is not the Jack Reacher that i am use to.
I hope that any new books don't follow this book into such depravity

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Great story but most characters just "props"

The concept and the "twists" were really interesting and there was a malboro man charm to the narrative that made it really easy to get caught up in. But once you realise all of the characters, especially the female lead, are thinly drawn and serve only to pose questions for the lead character to answer it all starts to feel a bit unsatisfying. The narrators voicing of the female lead made that even more pronounced

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Is this really by Lee Childs?

While I i did enjoy this book, it is not a typical Jack Reacher novel and lacks Child's usual great descriptive paragraphs. There are also no details or mention shared about Jack Reacher's past. ..most unusual for a Lee Child Jack Reacher novel.

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disappointing

building up to the climax the story was classic Jack Reacher but unfortunateley it all turned way too dark and not a storyline I would ever choose.

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Always a good read

Great listen with many surprises. Lee Child is making our hero grow up. Great great

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Slow story

I have listened to all of the jack reacher books in order and have found them fantastic until this one.

The story is very slain for the firth 3/4 but the last 1/4 is typical Reacher.

It was a bit of a marathon to get to the good parts. .

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Great read

Fast paced with great imigary and believable characters. Teacher is the guy you want on your side when the going gets tough.

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Great one

Twenty books in and Jack Reacher is still killing it, I hope Mr Child keeps it up.

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Great book

I love Lee Childs descriptive writing. I always enjoy his books. I'm making my through all of them.

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Ok book

It was not the best of his books but enjoyed it all. looking forward to what he is going to write next.

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  • Sue
  • 07-06-2016

Best Yet - a must

Fantastic plot, great character development. Jack Reacher is developing emotionally. Jeff Harding was born to be the voice of Jack Reacher. The narration is superb as always. I highly recommend this book.

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  • melanie
  • 27-10-2019

Needs a content warning

The reveal of this is ballparks more gruesome than any others Jack Reachers I’ve read. I just stopped reading. I hope the images will someday fade from my mind.

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  • Simon
  • 14-09-2015

Jack back on Home Turf

You've gotta love Jack Reacher! I thought I was going off him after the previous installment (Personal) which just seemed to lack something. But this is a genuine return to form. Reacher once again walks into a situation and Child reveals everything gradually building the suspense with his usual aplomb.

Jeff Harding voices this superbly, he is much more suited to the accents in this book than he was with Personal and in this context I think I could spend an hour listening to him reading just about anything! fantastic voice.

So, if you liked Reacher before you will like him again. To anyone who hasn't read Reacher before, the novels can be taken in any order if you want to.

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  • cosmo456
  • 08-01-2016

Disappointed

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I'm not sure any fan of Lee Child would enjoy this book

What was most disappointing about Lee Child’s story?

It feels like it wasn't written by Lee Child

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Harding?

The narrator was the best bit about this book

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Make Me?

The whole book needs rewriting

Any additional comments?

I am disappointed that the last 2 Jack Reacher books feel like they have been written by a ghost writer and not Lee Child himself.He should be embarrassed.

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  • Victoria
  • 13-09-2015

Another brilliant Reacher novel

I love the Jack Reacher books and if you are a fan, you will love this one too.
If this is your first, then enjoy a great book and the start of a wonderful journey.

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  • Adam
  • 06-12-2015

Poor storyline

After listing to all the others back to back over the last few months, I found this very disappointing. The story started after about 6hrs.

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  • Colette
  • 14-09-2015

What a great book!

I've had to return a few books recently because the story was poor or the narrator wasn't good so It's a relief to find a book where everything comes together to create the perfect experience. It's a gripping story that builds at a cracking pace to a very exciting conclusion. Jeff Harding IS Jack Reacher for me.

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  • Jockette61
  • 31-10-2015

Interesting in bits!

The story was interesting, as I didn't really see where it was going for a long time, which was unusual for a Reacher tale. It was pretty twisted, and made me wince a lot during the last couple of hours. The interplay between Reacher and Chang was pretty familiar for the most part, but it was interesting to see Reacher beginning to show some vulnerability - not sure if this will go anywhere. And for the first time, he really seems to suffer at the hands of a baddie.
So lots to like but with elements of the so-far-so-familiar Reacher story. Enjoyed.
Jeff Harding - just fab, as always. I am in love with his voice.....

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  • Morf
  • 13-10-2015

Make me

Well good story
I don't like reacher getting old and being guided by a woman.....
i hope the next book has him fitter or is a story from the old days ..


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  • Purple Sandra
  • 01-10-2015

Pointless

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would give it a story. The first half was really bad. Nothing happens.

Would you ever listen to anything by Lee Child again?

Yes , other book of his are better and there is no reason to assume future books wont be as good.

What aspect of Jeff Harding’s performance might you have changed?

Not sure as the story wasn't great it's hard to tell how good the narrator is.

Was Make Me worth the listening time?

nope.

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  • I W ROBINSON
  • 20-09-2015

Trouble with Reacher

I do not feel the author has come up to his usual standard and since seeing the film "Never go back" with Cruise as Reacher I now find it difficult to visualise a 6ft 5in 250lb blond crew cut ex soldier sorry but both the author and his character seem to have lost it.

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  • Jennifer White
  • 15-09-2015

Long awaited, but a bit of a let-down

Either Reacher or Lee Child are showing their age - the story was very long-winded, with less action than usual- if Reacher's head is getting soft, is it time to finish him off?

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