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One Shot

Jack Reacher 9
By: Lee Child
Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Series: Jack Reacher, Book 9
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (377 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What could possibly connect this psychopath and the wandering dropout ex-army cop?

Critics call Lee Child's thriller series 'addictive', so here is our annual, much-longed for, Reacher fix.

©2009 Lee Child (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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Get rid of the ridiculous interlude music

Great book and as always Jeff Harding is an excellent narrator but the insertion of senseless music is a flaw.

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Annoying add break style audible music

I love the story line and the performance but audible music cutting in like an add break every so often is really off putting.

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What I think, which isn't important.

The musical brakes at the high points was annoying, but even with that the story was amazing.

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Weird suspense music?

Amazing storytelling, amazing narration- if you got this far in the series, and don’t like the story- that is 100% your own fault. The weird thing is that there is suspense music thrown in to the middle of a paragraph for no discernible reason. Not the authors fault, nor the narrators. Very weird editing. Not a deal breaker though.

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Good book. Bad production.

The constant music interrupting was a real distraction. Story was good. The 1st movie was based on this book.

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Good Story just Wish Tom Cruise never played Jack

Kept picturing little Tom playing a 6' 5" Jack Reacher. Once I forgot about that and story started to evolve I binged the whole day listening to story.

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Excellent

I really enjoyed this one, got through it in record time, unfortunately, ended too soon.

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Great story

Loved the story and the narration is amazing as always, but hated the music between most chapters. It really takes you out of the story and was jarring. This wasn’t done in the other Jack Reacher stories I’ve listened to so far.

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Captivating

This is the first Reacher book I read with my dad, I enjoyed it so much I have gone back to the first book of the series and plan to read them all. Jeff Harding does a great job. Unreal.

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Excellent story & well read

Quite an awesome book, very well read but The chapter intervals were in weird places

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  • Lorraine
  • 02-07-2012

Hero for the times

Suspense all the way and a satisfying conclusion. Although a little unbelievable, in that Reacher always wins, it is the path to that victory that ultimately draws in the reader/listener. You want to know how he works things out, why he becomes involved... Reacher is, basically, a very likeable character, a 'goodie'. And Jeff Harding is a great listen.

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  • Readaholic
  • 18-12-2012

Running out of Reacher

If you could sum up One Shot in three words, what would they be?

Satisfying, quality, enjoyable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

This release was a bonus, my husband and I thought we were at the end of the Reacher series, SO GLAD...this was one of the best!

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  • Jaco
  • 03-05-2017

First Choice

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! Entertaining and a good read!

What did you like best about this story?

Jack Reacher, a hero, like no other!

Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Harding?

Yes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Long distance, skilled worked.

Any additional comments?

I like it very much!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-2016

A good recipe for success

Child does it so well. Sneaks in a twist or two, a couple of females and of course some baddies to defeat with his bare hands.

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  • Baradun
  • 12-04-2011

Great escapist story telling

Lee Child's "Jack Reacher"action thrillers tend to be somewhat formulaic, but never fail to be gripping and entertaining. Fans of the series will not be disappoined with this story. New readers can jump into the series at any point since back story is not too important.
Jeff Harding is an excellent reader, although his attempts at a Russian accent in parts of this book are a little odd!

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  • EJ
  • 02-08-2014

Reacher, not Cruise

Would you listen to One Shot again? Why?

Jack Reacher 6 feet 5 inches and 220 pounds. Tom Cruise does not fit the bill. An excellent book that had be captivated to the end.

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  • Sandra
  • 06-02-2014

Superlative!


We learn a little more about what makes Reacher tick.
He is a truly fascinating character - violent yet tender, ruthless yet considerate and very, very clever.
I look forward, with relish, to his next adenture.

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  • AReader
  • 05-06-2012

Very well read Reacher book

I see that one reviewer does not like the Lee Child/Reacher style of speech or writing. It's a question of taste; I think it underlines Reacher's detached emotional position very well. The plots are economical in that every observation of Reacher's comes in useful for the plot at some stage. Of course, there are many common elements between the books. They are hardly great literature but IMO they work very well. It is astonishing that Lee Child is English.

I am very fussy about my narrators and think Jeff Harding is very good. All the characters have their own voices, women as well as men. Everything about the delivery suits the story. It's a really professional performance. I think reading audiobooks sorts out the real actors from the rest.

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  • Louth - Northern Ireland
  • 11-02-2019

story was great but issues with audiobook

the story was good as was the performance but the audiobook itself seemed messed up. chapters stopped at odd places and music played at the end of random chapters

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  • Howard
  • 07-04-2013

Absolutely brilliant - Classic Reacher

This was the first Jack Reacher novel I heard and I have now listened again and it's just as good. The plot is as enthralling as all Lee Childs work. Reacher is only after one thing the truth! even if he cant stand the guy he's helping the truth is more important. You will be kept guessing right to the end but with Lee Child that is never frustrating just enthralling.



If you are a Jack Reacher fan you will love it. If you haven't heard a Jack Reacher story yet this is a great introduction, you will definitely download another!



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  • S. C. Keys
  • 13-03-2014

Loved it - I don't seem to get sick of Reacher

Would you listen to One Shot again? Why?

Yes - maybe not for a bit though.

What was one of the most memorable moments of One Shot?

The stories about the Russian characters in the gulag scared me! Was hoping there wouldn't be too much detail!

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The books are also great to read. What I enjoy the most is the drama JH is able to convey in the reading of the book.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It mostly makes me laugh, hold my breath and then breath a sigh of relief. Bit of a roller coaster the Jack Reacher books in terms of emotions!!

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  • Matt Harwood
  • 25-10-2020

Great book, dreadful incidental music

Personally I love all the Jack Reacher books. Jeff Harding makes a great narrator for the books, with well defined deferences in the characters vocals. Sadly, somebody decided to randomly interrupt this book in multiple places with some pretty awful incidental music that lasts about 15 seconds. Granted, 15 seconds isn’t long, but it’s seriously irritating.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-2020

Better than the film

You think because you've seen the film, that this book will be less exciting than others in the series. Not so. Way better and different. Don't overlook this book.

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  • Outdoorgonzo
  • 03-10-2020

Superb escapism

Really enjoyable but why the awful badly placed music??? Did nothing but amuse then annoy.